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Highlights from the 2016 Arenal, Costa Rica Christmas Count

10,000 Birds

The Christmas Count season has begun! For us birders who partake, this is a big deal. Gulls on the cold Niagara. It’s a comfortable eco-lodge.

A social cost of carbon witch hunt in the Department of Energy

Environmental Economics

Trump and his team have vowed to dismantle specific aspects of Obama’s climate policies. Chilling.  

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Why I became Mexican (instead of Lebanese) Overnight.

Elephant Journal

I tweezed my eyebrows, spray tanned my skin, and got really good at makeup. Like every deliberate lie I’d ever told in my life though, I knew my identity had to. Enlightened Society discrimination ethnicity fear ignorance individualism mindfulness

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Holiday Tips: Don’t Spread Forest Pests With Your Christmas Tree

Nature Conservancy - Science

Selecting a Christmas tree and decorating with greenery are popular holiday traditions. My wife and I scanned the hillside for our quarry. Go Local.

Join the urban farming movement

Green Prophet

Part of the produce grown in these community farming projects is given to local food banks for distribution to needy people. Another M.E.

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Measuring the Impact of Feral Camels in Australia’s Martu Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should use caution viewing this post, as it may contain mentions of deceased persons. Spinifex and sand.

Energy-generating roads to be built on four continents in 2017

Green Prophet

Colas’ Wattway technology differs from other PV solutions in that it does not require need the existing road infrastructure to be re-engineered.

Southern Black Bustards

10,000 Birds

I love bustards. They are attractive regal looking birds that scream African savannah to me, even if the first I ever saw was in Australia.

My Imperfect Feng Shui Home—Learn to Honour your Space.

Elephant Journal

“You’re home must have perfect feng shui!” a woman attending my latest workshop said. Oh yes, if that were only true. Arts Family Health & Wellness balance chi clear your space clutter energy family life feng shui feng shui bagua map home organise life

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Cashback On “Premature Slaughter”


But don’t despair. It’s easy, there’s a website and everything. You don’t even need your receipts! What a relief. How silly of me to think otherwise.

The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Notes from the field: Mb é river watershed, Estuaire province, Gabon. And nature deserves a prominent seat at the table. Here’s why. Related Articles.

Scott Pruitt's EPA: a dream for oil and gas firms is nightmare for environment

Green (Living) Review

Pruitt, 48, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and found his niche in constitutional and employment law. Read more here

An American Avocet in Rookery Bay

10,000 Birds

Perhaps it’s not a surprise, but I think birders are delightful people. Rookery Bay, FL. An American Avocet looks for food. Trips Birding natur

No Matter How you Love him, you Can’t Teach him to Love Himself.

Elephant Journal

Not only is he not living up to his highest self he is in fear of it.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Immigration Policy and Food Prices (A non-political post with a policy conclusion)

Environmental Economics

Potential Econ 101 Exam Question:   Suppose the supply of lower-wage workers suddenly decreases.

Give Kids the Gift of Birding

Nature Conservancy - Science

The annual Christmas Bird Count is one of birding’s most cherished traditions. This year, consider introducing the count to a child. Related Articles.

7 Winter Projects You’ll Thank Yourself For This Spring

Green (Living) Review

Use your winter downtime to do things around the farm that were neglected during the growing season to make spring planting a breeze. Read more here

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Birds know habitat. It has been a long time between field guides for most of these countries. The font used to label the birds is bolder and larger.

Losing it? It’s time to take a “Big Mind” View.

Elephant Journal

It is possible to create our own reality no matter what the external circumstances even a Trump presidency. Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today big mind buddhism compassion irini rockwell samsara trump Trungpa

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Living Green & Saving Energy

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And the impact of fifty years of nonmarket valuation magically disappears

Environmental Economics

Poof: A conservative group is pushing the next Congress to take several steps to undo President Obama’s climate work.    The Competitive Enterprise Institute. on   The U.S., Increasing the affordability of both U.S. and global energy is an important economic and humanitarian objective,” CEI officials wrote in their report.

Create an Edible Landscape

Green (Living) Review

So much good, productive agricultural land is wasted these days on the cultivation of lawns and shrubs. Read more here

Just the Tip

10,000 Birds

I spent the early hours of Sunday morning taking the long trudge out to the tip of Breezy Point, the southwesternmost part of Queens. Snow Buntings.

Letting go of the “I am Somebody/Nobody” Syndrome.

Elephant Journal

I remember the day my friend said it. We had just walked out of our office to get coffee, taking in our daily ritual of unloading about our daily frustrations incompetent colleagues, contradictory requests from bosses, a general malaise with the drudgery of office work.

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The ‘other’ Ibiza: a quiet, green island that rejuvenates and inspires

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| Greening in Ibiza | When you hear Ibiza, what do you think? Party party party! It […]. Balearic Islands Community Europe Formentera Ibiza Xtras eco-friendly Ibiza green Ibiza Ibiza eco-tourism Ibiza sustainability

A note of caution to anyone thinking about writing a textbook

Environmental Economics

Andrew Gelman: Dear Major Academic Publisher, You just sent me, unsolicited, an introductory statistics textbook that is 800 pages and weighs about 5 pounds. It’s the 3rd edition of a book by someone I’ve never heard of. That’s fine—a newcomer can write a good book. The real problem is that the book is crap. How retro is that? could go on and on.

Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military

Green (Living) Review

They are now warning that immediate action is required. Read more here

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2016?

10,000 Birds

So you still have time to add species you missed at the beginning of the year to your 2016 list. How about you? Share your plans in the comments below.

Comforting Meals for a Meat-Free Monday. {Recipes}

Elephant Journal

How The Mainstream “Animal Movement” Has Destroyed Veganism


Ever wondered what the effects of the mainstream “animal movement” are on the public perception of veganism? This is not a coincidence.

"What You Should Know About the Professor Who Has Trump’s Ear on the Economy"

Environmental Economics

From the Chronicle of Higher Education : Peter Navarro, a professor and author who became known during the presidential campaign as the only academic economist directly advising the Trump campaign, continues to be one of the most public voices on economic matters for President-elect Donald J. Trump as he prepares to take office next month. 137-148).

EU Energy Targets Will 'Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions'

Green (Living) Review

And guess why? Because certain industries are not going to let go of their profits. Read more here

That Time of the Year Again

10,000 Birds

How many species have I observed this year? The malicious eBird answers: only 186! Yes, I know, I’ll reach 190, but 200? No way. What have I missed?

Do this to Effectively Engage in the Conversation.

Elephant Journal

Social media has so much potential to be a powerful platform for change if people would actually stop and listen versus simply absorbing the surface level information that flitters into their feeds. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Z Arts & Culture Today Only. awareness change discussion mindfulness politics social media