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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.

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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.

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Get Up Close and Personal With a Grizzly: Trapping Bears for Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

Claws and jaws. I’m concerned about both. only see one. Claws. Not friendly, little kitty-cat claws. Honestly, it stinks. Related Articles. Hausheer.

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Tackling the Climate Challenge

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of  Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. But not anymore.

Education has a mass production mentality

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Today's educational system has a 150-year-old, assembly line, mass production mentality. But the aim is still the same.

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Pilgrimage complete

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15 Cool Things Yoga has Taught Me. (Hint: None of them are Handstand.)

Elephant Journal

Yoga provides many physical benefits, such as improved balance, strength and flexibility. However, there are also so many wonderful lessons to learn through yoga. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today 15 Things None are Handstand yoga learning Yoga Taught Me yoga wisdom

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

A Comment on “An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality”

Environmental Economics

John C. Whitehead Department of Economics Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina. September 20, 2016. Abstract. JEL: Q51. level. Figure 1.

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.

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

How we can Rewrite our Stories after Loving a Narcissist.

Elephant Journal

The unique thing about our connection is that, until recently, we didn’t know we shared the same man at the same time.

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.).

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The Wealth of Nations and the Price of Baseball Tickets

Environmental Economics

 That's $6.63 in today's dollars.  

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.

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.

What we can Learn when we Welcome our Ghosts.

Elephant Journal

They sit with us in the shade of the park as we watch our children play.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. But why stop at its borders?Arash

"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.  

Vegans should never promote degrees of morality

Eccorazzi

I believe that all animal use is wrong. But when it comes to moral distinctions, there should be no ifs, ands, or buts included in the conversation.

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?

Because One Day, we’ll be Whole Again. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

The days are not the same anymore. The morning light is different, the smell in the room is not the same, there’s silence now. Health & Wellness Love breakup healing losing a loved one one day you will be good sadness

Skittles, Risk and Statistics

Green Prophet

I’m going to thank Donald Trump Jr. for providing a simple way to visualize our decisions regarding human refugees. Eat this and you will die.

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).

The newest vegan mac n’ cheese is making people lose their minds

Eccorazzi

Social media isn’t just good for stalking your exes and leaving celebrities eggplant-emojis, it’s home to #ads for all sorts of products. News Sticky

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.

Let’s Talk about the Trump-Shaped Elephant in the Room.

Elephant Journal

So, for those of you who are feeling discouraged, futile and are starting to feel like your vote doesn’t even matter—I urge you to vote anyway. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. 2016 Presidential Election Barack Obama bernie sanders donald trump hillary clinton politicians politics President Obama

Mapping the Way to a World that can Feed 10 Billion People

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows : Shannan Sweet (Cornell). But the maps that interest her most are not about road trips, or hiking adventures.

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.

Yale startup fakes premium pork

Eccorazzi

Jennifer Milikowsky launched a startup at Yale following a fellowship with the schools idea incubator. The feed in question is acorns. Or bird-safe.

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).

What Walking 100 Miles Alone Taught Me.

Elephant Journal

Combining being in nature and walking and being alone sounded like the ultimate recharge. But I didn't expect anything else.

Pika Quest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pikas live in stunning mountain scenery and they’re impossibly cute. Spotting one is a fun challenge for any naturalist. Related Articles.

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

Environmental Economics

Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015)  [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is. DMT says this about what we said about the theory: Haab et al.