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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.

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"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.” 

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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).

France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

Green (Living) Review

It follows a ban on plastic bags, in place since July. While several other countries and some U.S.

End of Season Tips for Storing Fresh Herbs

The Green Samaritan

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

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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.

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.

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How to stay popular despite going vegan

Eccorazzi

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!

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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.

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!

6 Ways to Minimize the Impacts of our Toxic World.

Elephant Journal

Toxins affect our metabolism, hormones, and brain function.

We should be targeting the audience, not the advertisement

Eccorazzi

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

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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

"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  

The greatest threat to our Planet is apathy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The greatest threat to our Planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Robert Swan It's not really about saving the Planet, it is about saving ourselves for without a healthy Planet we are dead long before the Planet is. The Planet can do very well without us but we cannot do without the Planet.

What happened to this Detroit Man when a Policeman Pulled him Over.

Elephant Journal

I knew I was going to Jail due to a petty warrant. The police called Wayne county and they refused to come get me because of the distance.

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.

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.

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.

Rodeo cancelled, but not because of animal rights concerns

Eccorazzi

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

The Key to a Successful Yoga Practice.

Elephant Journal

I love to say that it really does not matter what brings you to yoga, as long as you begin.

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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.

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2016?

10,000 Birds

Keep your eyes to the skies for raptors in migration. Fall has, at last, fallen, pretty hard in my part of the world. How about you?

"Gelman on [criticizing pulbished research on]. Social Media"

Environmental Economics

I read Andrew Gelman's post the other day and was wondering what to excerpt. Alex Tabarrok figured it out for me: This  Andrew Gelman post on the replication crisis and the role that blogs have played in generating that crisis starts off slow but just builds and builds until by the end it’s like holy rolling thunder.  

Bad weather means milk gets dumped into waterways

Eccorazzi

We don’t need another reason to despise milk production, but here it is. The best case scenario is that fish aren’t killed, too. News Sticky

40 Quotes to Cozy up to this Fall.

Elephant Journal

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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.

Sherry Turner Teas: Brown Thrasher vs. Black Widow

10,000 Birds

This particular thrasher came to me in July as an injured nestling, and it made me happy to see her enjoying her second day of freedom.

New working paper on the demand for seafood safety

Environmental Economics

Convergent validity of stated preference methods to estimate willingness-to-pay for seafood traceability: The case of Gulf of Mexico oysters. John C. Whitehead , O. Ashton Morgan and William L. No 16-15, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.   Date: 2016. Downloads: (external link) [link] (application/pdf).

Just two more examples of animal rights protests that hurt women

Eccorazzi

And to no ones surprise, woman are the subjects of abuse once again. This weekend, two protests in two very different areas sparked online debate.

October Energy Forecast: Prepare For Limitless, Unconditional Love.

Elephant Journal

As we journey into October, we are going to be receiving insights that arrive in lightning sharp jolts and these will allow us to begin seeing e.

Is this staple salad Moroccan or Turkish or Sephardic? Any way you chop it, it’s divine.

Green Prophet

Tomatoes are full of lycopene , the cancer-busting carotenoid responsible for the reddish colorations in vegetables and fruits. See below.).

Oh Sweet Canada! Canucks Vote on Best Bird

10,000 Birds

The contest: Canada’s national bird. Click here to hear all of their arguments (the visuals are not that exciting). Sign me #TeamGrayJay).

New working paper on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Environmental Economics

Lost Recreational Value from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using Revealed and Stated Preference Data. John C. Whitehead , Tim Haab , Sherry Larkin , John Loomis , Sergio Alvarez and Andrew Ropicki. No 16-16, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University. Aggregate damages are estimated to be $207 million. Date: 2016.