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Envision Festival 2015: Costa Rica’s Burning Man with an eco-twist

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Envision Festival returns to the breathtaking shores of Uvita, Costa Rica, February 26 through March 1, 2015.

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

Green Traveler Guides

“Travel has become the world’s largest industry, exceeding a trillion-dollar annual footprint,” notes […] World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Best Bird of the Year for 2015

10,000 Birds

As 2015 comes to a close and birders the world over start thinking about what 2016 will bring we here at 10,000 Birds would like to take a moment to celebrate our best birds of 2015. Each Beat Writer was given the opportunity to share their Best Bird of the Year for 2015 and, as usual, we had some pretty solid birds. Period.

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Limestone Genre Expo—July 2015

The Alien Next Door

I recently attended the inaugural festival of the Limestone Genre Expo (July 25, 2015) in Kingston waterfront Kingston, Ontario.

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My Best and Worst Birds from Costa Rica in 2015

10,000 Birds

Despite the misses, with a 2015 year list of 652, I won’t complain! The year is nearly over and that’s always a good excuse to talk about our best birds from the past 12 months. never saw one there but this year, finally caught up with one of several vagrant Arctics on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Hello lifer.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2015)

10,000 Birds

Well, it’s official… no MLB team named for a bird is going to the World Series. The Blue Jays gave their all, but we now need to turn our avian-inspired athletic interest to the NFL, where at least a couple of football teams with bird totems are worth watching! How about you?  What was your best bird of the weekend?

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2015: Year of the Sheep (Ram)

The Alien Next Door

Starting February 19 th 2015, we enter the Year of the Sheep (Ram) on the Chinese calendar. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in the system.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2015)

10,000 Birds

By the second weekend of December, you may not know what you’re getting for the holidays, but you probably know which Christmas Bird Counts you’re participating in. That’s right… the 116th Christmas Bird Count begins today ! They are very late already but here’s hoping they stick around one more week! How about you? 

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2015 Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award

Environmental Economics

The winner was announced at the 2015 meeting of the Southern Economic Association in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, November 22, and was awarded a plaque and a cash award. Considering the past 6 years, environmental economists win it about 50% of the time : Dr. Leah Greden Mathews of the University of North Carolina Asheville. Congrats

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of July 2015?

10,000 Birds

The United States sets the fourth day of July apart to focus with white-hot intensity (splashed with red and blue) on the concepts of patriotism and independence. But people from every country revere freedom. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below. Birding July weekend

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2015)

10,000 Birds

Most people I know focused this weekend on costumes, candy, and celebration of things dark, dead, or weird. Some folks, though, were able to balance the lure of the night with call of the wild. At least around here, nature lovers were rewarded by gorgeous fall weather. couldn’t help but foray out to search out new arrivals. How about you? 

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The Final Super Moon of 2015: Our Chance to Have it All.

Elephant Journal

Inside each of us beats a truth and while we may at times try to hide from it, it never goes away until we learn to fully accept and i.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2015?

10,000 Birds

American poet, novelist, and playwright Paul Laurence Dunbar saw summer the way many of us do, reflected in the wild world around him. Does Summer in the South , written in 1903, speak to you? The oriole sings in the greening grove. As if he were half-way waiting, The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green, Timid, and hesitating. How about you?

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Venus Retrograde 2015: Relationship Karma goes full Frontal.

Elephant Journal

All the intimate connections we have with others are about to take on a whole new. Green Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) astrology love lunar eclipse relationships self-worth supermoon value venus retrograde

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Results of the 2015 Global Big Day

10,000 Birds

This places Peru as a Global Big Day Champion for the year of 2015!!! On the competitive front, there is already talk among Peruvian birders on preparing to defend the 2015 title. Cusco Birders. in-country Champions. Photo: Nestor Ccacya Baca. Ebird has hit something big. Perhaps that was the case for many going out birding on May 9th.

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Cool Green Science: The Best of the Blog 2015

Nature Conservancy - Science

Each year, we look back at some of our most popular posts of the year on Cool Green Science. This year, more than 1.2 million readers visited our site.

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Full Moon in Capricorn: get ready for Fireworks!

Elephant Journal

This month Jupiter and Venus have been dancing together in the skies—this passionate energy lends itself to the full moon in a big way.

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Miley Cyrus Named 2015’s Sexiest Vegetarian

Eccorazzi

Just weeks after announcing to the world she is a vegan, Miley Cyrus has been named the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2015 by PETA. After hearing the Read More The post Miley Cyrus Named 2015’s Sexiest Vegetarian appeared first on Ecorazzi. That was fast!

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Nina Teaching SF Writing Course at George Brown College FALL 2015

The Alien Next Door

I'm back at George Brown College, teaching my 12-week long writing course on how to write science fiction. CrseGet?subj_code=

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2015)

10,000 Birds

We’ve entered that portion of the year where one season loosens its grip enough for the next to begin to peek through. In many parts of the world this weekend, spring felt like spring and fall felt like fall, or at least a recognizable harbinger of days to come. Did you see what I mean? How about you?  What was your best bird of the weekend?

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A Rare Christmas Full Moon Sheds Light on 2016.

Elephant Journal

Welcome to December’s Full Cold Moon, a powerhouse of potential and possibilities!

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Nina Teaching SF Writing Course at George Brown College Spring 2015

The Alien Next Door

I''m back at George Brown College, teaching my 12-week long writing course on how to write science fiction. CrseGet?subj_code=

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25 Lessons & Truths in 2015.

Elephant Journal

Although I think we tend to focus only on the positive ones, it is the negative ones that can really help us. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness lessons life Mindful living truth wonder

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2015 Set to be Hottest Year on Record

Eccorazzi

It looks like the latest record for the hottest year on Earth will be a short-lived one. Environment News Top News

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of June 2015?

10,000 Birds

Spring migration surely qualifies as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, a brief blizzard of bliss which passes through our lands, adorning every branch with kaleidoscopic wonder. Too bad it’s over. Where is Corey birding this weekend? How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Birding June weekend

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5 Mantras to Rock Your World in 2015.

Elephant Journal

Mantra is a Sanskrit word, meaning “vehicle of the mind”.

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Presidential Debates: What We Should be Asking Ourselves.

Elephant Journal

Our current political system, as evidenced by the recent Republican debates, pits two extreme views against one another. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if.

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600 Bird Species in Costa Rica by August, 2015. Which Birds Are Missing?

10,000 Birds

That’s where I saw mine for 2015 but there are still plenty of other species lacking from the year list. It’ s August but there aren’t any lazy, late summer, hazy days down here. The wet season is still in full effect and that translates to dynamic birding in every habitat. Each year, I hope to identify at least 600 species.

Labour's demise in British 2015 General Election

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The reason Labour did so badly is down to at least three reasons. But there are also a number of other reasons and one of those is that people are selfish in the extreme in Britain nowadays, ever since the Thatcher era. Some even go as far as to say “Oh well, I get those benefits even if I am not in a union”.

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It Gets Better: Why 2015 Feels So Different On Climate

Conservancy Talk

But 2015 is giving me real optimism that things will just continue to get better for strong US climate action and leadership.

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There is a Plastic Island the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean. What this Company is doing to help.

Elephant Journal

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Whoo-Hoo! Green Heron is the 2015 American Birding Association Bird of the Year!

10,000 Birds

My lobbying must be more effective than I thought because the Green Heron has been named as the American Birding Association Bird of the Year for 2015 ! More than ready for its close up, this Green Heron is very pleased to be the 2015 ABA Bird of the Year! certainly can’t think of a better pick. It also has a pretty big brain.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2015)

10,000 Birds

I don’t know how the first weekend of May feels to those of you on the southern side of the equator, but round these parts, it felt like SPRING! Now all we need are a bevy of brightly colored songbirds… I made it up to the Braddock Bay hawkwatch platform at a time when the winds were not right for raptor migration. How about you? 

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2015)

10,000 Birds

Nearly everywhere in the world, birds are on the wing, not just traveling to and from their daily haunts but returning to their ancestral circuit. Based on the the time of year, many people I know are also on the wing. So best of luck to any and all creatures striving towards a distant horizon right now. How about you?  Birding best bird weekend

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LIVE UPDATES Day 2: Natural Products Expo West 2015.

Elephant Journal

*I’ll be constantly updating this blog throughout the day, so check back periodically for the latest goods and bads of Natural Products Expo West 2015.

Shining Brightly in 2015—an Astrologer’s Guide to the New Year.

Elephant Journal

We’re in the midst of something powerfully new in 2015, even though we might need a little leap of faith to push us. Arts & Culture 2015 astrological signs astrology new moon supermoon

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How to Become a Yogi in 10 Simple Steps: a Surefire, Guaranteed Transformation for 2015.

Elephant Journal

It’s 2015 and you''re itching to become That Yogi. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga asana Funny meditation mindfulness yoga practice

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How we can Finally buy Organic food for an Affordable Price.

Elephant Journal

The Sam’s Club of Green.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

June 9, 2015 – It’s deja vu all over again. The latest press release from the USFWS. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. Oregon. Delaware. 16-Dec.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2015)

10,000 Birds

No matter how you feel about the contributions of American and Canadian workers, you can’t deny the exceptional timing of Labor Day in the more temperate North American countries. School either just started or is starting soon, weather in most places  simply demands grilling, and birds are on the wing. How about you? Birding best bird weeken

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