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Achoo! Antarctic Penguins Are Catching Bird Flu

10,000 Birds

The news that bird flu is spreading to Antarctica isn’t quite as dire as you might expect.

September’s Black Moon: The Rare, Powerful, Feminine Goddess Lilith.

Elephant Journal

September has been a month of releasing and letting go and this New Moon’s energy is going to be giving us that final push in the right direction. Featured Events Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Love Popular Lately astrology black moon dark feminism liberation Lilith new moon self-care

No giant leaps, but there are small steps for sustainability in the UAE

Green Prophet

On a global scale, Dubai reached 52nd place and Abu Dhabi not far behind at 58th spot. “As of today, it’s not a net zero future. It’s about 50%.”

S’milk campaign is S’obscene


Milk sold in 241 schools across Newfoundland and Labrador is being rebranded to hook the cool kids. Seriously, s’milk is embarrassing. News Sticky

Greg Mankiw's Blog: A Trailer for the Pigou Club

Environmental Economics

via The only economics in the trailer is a sign that says "Carbon Tax Now" and Professor Mankiw at 1:45  

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Animal hierarchy won’t end unless animal rights groups stop perpetuating it


We live in a society fraught with hierarchy. When it comes to the distinction between the animals we love and the animals we use, there’s an imaginary line drawn in the sand. We consider our dogs to be family members, yet we look at pigs as bacon. Some people have favourite animals, spirit animals, and pets they wouldn’t dream of using.

Comment on Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) continued: WTP Estimates

Environmental Economics

Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015)  [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. 1955).

Morning on Weeks Bay

10,000 Birds

Mornings are very important to us Southerners, especially New England transplants like me. View of Weeks Bay. And all without breaking a sweat!

End of Season Tips for Storing Fresh Herbs

The Green Samaritan

Now with the. See the full post and more at Green Living

Invasive Asian hornet identified in in Britain for first time

Green (Living) Review

The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls. Seals barking. Terns are diving for breakfast. But what’s that, those floating fur blobs in the forest of kelp? Handy, here’s a pair of binos for closer investigation.

Pilgrimage complete

Environmental Economics

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American Oystercatchers in Mexico

10,000 Birds

Their solid black bodies, and reddish orange bills, have always been one of the highlights of coastal birding up north.

The Buddhist notion of how to protect yourself from Bad Stuff: Dharmapala!

Elephant Journal

"Listen to the whisper—or wait for the brick.".

How can nuclear power be seen as 'clean' energy?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How can nuclear energy ever be seen as 'clean' energy, even remotely, when we have no way of dealing with the spent fuel other than store it up for some future generation to worry about? And in addition to that problem there are the inherent dangers because, as we know, accidents DO happen!

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of  Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. And it worked.

Hey, I'm a private landowner in Watauga County

Environmental Economics

Sign me up ANC! Audubon North Carolina said it will soon reach out to private landowners across Watauga County to encourage them to protect and restore priority bird habitats, while simultaneously helping landowners enhance their property in cost-effective and sustainable ways.  

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2016)

10,000 Birds

For those who track avian migration, each new week may bring a fresh arrival or herald a new departure. How about you?  Birding best bird weekend

This 9-year-old Girl from Charlotte gave a Heartbreaking Speech that all of America Needs to Hear.

Elephant Journal

"We are black people and we shouldn't have to feel this way.".

How to stay popular despite going vegan


Going vegan for the animals is the right thing to do, but being unpopular is not an option. Don’t worry, they’ll tell you! Surprising, I know!

Recovery: Saving the “Rat” That Isn’t

Nature Conservancy - Science

Extinction of the endangered Key Largo woodrat seemed likely as recently as 2012. The worst of its problems was and is free-ranging domestic cats.

"Trump denies calling climate change a hoax"

Environmental Economics

In case you missed the debate Monday night (I wish I had), I think this was the only environmental economics: Donald Trump on Monday sparred with Hillary Clinton over whether he has called climate change a hoax as they debated the nation's energy policy.   Trump, interjected to say, “I did not. I do not say that.” 

Black-necked Stork on the highway!

10,000 Birds

On our recent camping and birding trip to the north of Broome we had an odd experience. Black-necked Stork on the highway.

4 Quotes that Helped me Discover my Calling.

Elephant Journal

Do you know the official term for the type of image that you see above? It’s called a “meme” ( meem ). This touched my heart. Lewis.

We should be targeting the audience, not the advertisement


Another day goes by, and another Facebook post begs me to focus on a single issue campaign that is ineffective. Sticky Veganism

Flight Over the Bas-Ogooué: Using Drones to Map Gabon’s Wetlands

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enter the drones. Wild River in a Wild Country. Forests cover 85 percent of Gabon, making it the world’s second most forested country. By Matt Miller.

"AppalCART seeks solutions to overcrowded buses, stagnant funding"

Environmental Economics

I can't really tell if they are seriously wondering how to make money from this thing: In 2005, the town of Boone committed funding so that AppalCART could provide free service for in-town routes. At that time, annual recorded trips were at 652,000, Hughes said. But in the 11 years since then, ridership has increased to 1.8  

Eurasian Jay; Woodsman

10,000 Birds

There is a price for everything. Ash and Oak seedlings. This is the Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) of which we speak. Birding Eurasian Jay

A Lesson from my Son: Asking for what we Need.

Elephant Journal

Our walk home was held hostage by a meltdown of epic proportion sweaty and tear-stained, with demands for everything from ice cream to silly string.

Rodeo cancelled, but not because of animal rights concerns


Be vary of anyone calling this a “victory.”. Stuff reports that the annual Richmond Rodeo has been cancelled. News Sticky

Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy is continuing to expand its bison conservation program, and now the animals are moving east. Related Articles. By Matt Miller.

Daily Demand and Supply: A tax example

Environmental Economics

The standard market-based solution to reducing unwanted behavior is to place a tax on the unwanted behavior, causing people to want to do the unwanted stuff less (that's the law of demand). The proposal is the latest in a decade-long effort against disposable bags that advocates say is intended to reduce litter and help the environment.

Feather Brained: My Bumbling Quest to Become a Birder & Find a Rare Bird on My Own

10,000 Birds

In writing, humor is perhaps the area where it’s hardest to disputandum the gustibus. For one thing, he doesn’t seem to much like birders.

6 Ways to Minimize the Impacts of our Toxic World.

Elephant Journal

Toxins affect our metabolism, hormones, and brain function.