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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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An Open Letter from a Trauma Therapist to Yoga Teachers: 12 Simple Ways to Make Your Classes More Trauma-Informed.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Yoga Adjustments advice compassion health safety studios teachers therapy trauma

Mapping Ocean Wealth – Informing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Conservancy Talk

The theme of my tweet and my Economist Summit talk is informed by a long history of NGO rhetoric. This is reality. Visit oceanwealth.org.

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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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How to Anchor the Mind to the Present Moment.

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When we think of "meditation," we often visualize a person sitting in lotus position with their fingers perched on their knees in a certain mudra.

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Wellness Guru Faked Cancer: Why it Matters to be an Informed Consumer.

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I am distressed by the vitriol in the arguments on this topic. I am dismayed by the lack of objectivity. And, I am horrified by some of the marketing and advertising ploys that take advantage of this. Food Health & Wellness app Belle Gibson blogger chemicals faked cancer GMO organic The Whole Pantry

A Prayer to Solve All Your Problems.

Elephant Journal

Something is always happening and you can drive yourself crazy trying to keep up.

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Camera Traps, Reef Restoration & Satellite Imagery: Meet the 2015 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

But current camera trap methods often fail to capture important information for many species, like population size or reproductive output.

A Little Tern flagged in Taiwan visits Australia

10,000 Birds

The engraved blue leg flag read “M1” and there was also a metal band around the right tarsus, but it is no longer necessary to get that information with the presence of engraved leg flags. There are people out there that do manage it and information can be gained from the reading! Birding Australia Broome Little Tern

Prespa Lakes National Park, Greece: the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world

10,000 Birds

As mentioned above, the best topographic maps of the area, accompanied by a walking guide describing 14 nature tours in full detail, can be obtained at the Society for the Protection of Prespa (or order it online ) Also, there is a National Park Information Centre in the village of Agios Germanos. Have you heard of it? The Megali Prespa Lake.

Scientists (Re)Re-discover the Australian Night Parrot. Now What?

Nature Conservancy - Science

April 4, 2015. Murphy and Barr also gleaned more information about the species’ calls. that evening. Found one. ”. Related Articles.

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SESYNC Postdoctoral Socio-Environmental Immersion Program 2015

Environmental Economics

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2015. For the 2015 postdoc cohort, the scholars will come from ecology, economics, anthropology, and sociology. Visit www.sesync.org/opportunities/postdoc-immersion for additional information.

Big White Bird survey

10,000 Birds

Although the official date for the Big White Bird survey is on October 11th 2015 the organisers are happy to receive any information on Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and Australian White Ibis now anywhere in Australia. Information on the research is available on the Royal Botanic Garden website. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Thanks!

A Terek Sandpiper flagged in Japan visits Australia

10,000 Birds

It is actually more likely on an out-going tide that the shorebird will sit down and you don’t get all of the information! I had only just written about the observation of a Little Tern flagged in Taiwan last week when another flagged bird from overseas placed itself in our path! The metal band was placed on the right tarsus.

Why I no longer watch the news & what I do instead.

Elephant Journal

Here are three things I do instead of reading the headline news: Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) facebook information news news feed reading social media

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Bananas to Bats: The Science Behind the First Bats Successfully Treated for White-Nose Syndrome

Nature Conservancy - Science

A little brown bat successfully treated for white-nose syndrome is about to be released. Photo: Bat Conservation International. By Matt Miller.

Can Big Data Save the World’s Fisheries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Two large NGOs recently rolled out big data technology platforms that utilize satellite information to monitor and detect illegal fishing activity.

San Francisco – short of time and money.

10,000 Birds

However, my latest trip reminded me that when an out-of-town birder arrives in a strange city (in this case San Francisco ) pertinent information should be to hand. If you have the time, a car and a GPS map thingy, then eBird can provide you with hotspots, lists and barcharts. morning visit gives excellent light conditions from behind.

Eavesdropping on the Sounds of the Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m sitting in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea, and I’m surrounded by sound. And those sounds thrumming through the headphones are our data. link].

Wolf? Coyote? Coywolf? Understanding Wolf Hybrids Just Got a Bit Easier

Nature Conservancy - Science

As geneticists debate, policy makers and wildlife managers base their decisions on confusing information. Eastern wolf in Algonquin Park. link].

The Verdict is In: We Can Grow Safe Food and Conserve Nature at the Same Time

Nature Conservancy - Science

Applied Conservation Science to Inform Food Safety. Cara Byington/TNC. coli and Salmonella. Why the Bottomline Matters. coli outbreak. farmland.

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The Most Birds

10,000 Birds

Let’s take a look at some of what I found so you can make an informed decision as to if this is something you want to get involved in. A recent comment thread on Facebook about absurdly high counts of some species in the eBird database got me curious. Who has seen the most Green Herons at one time? Painted Buntings ? Gyrfalcons ?

Linda Hufford: A Rehabber Comments on “Collecting” Rare Birds

10,000 Birds

Researchers can and do provide valuable information. Researchers observing (live) Mississippi Kites provide very useful information on the timing, paths, and correlation with fronts that I use when releasing my kites. She runs Birds of Texas Rehabilitation Center in Austin County, Texas. His answer surprised me. Who its predators were?

Pied Oystercatcher nesting

10,000 Birds

Only a long term study will show this sort of information and we have also noticed how different individual Pied Oystercatchers react to different situations. There are sixteen pairs of Pied Oystercatchers and they have varying success at raising young birds. Pied Oystercatcher eggs. Pied Oystercatcher and one chick. View from nest site.

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

But, not a lot of information about how this national passion (52.8 Texas A&M University Press, 2015. I came late to bird feeding, and when I was finally able to put out a “thistle” sock and a seed feeder (or two or six), I was amazed by the learning curve. There was cleaning, lots of cleaning of feeders and yard. And squirrels.

A Yoga Teacher Training Certificate is Just the First Step.

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Indigos Return: A Florida Breeding Program Raises Eastern Indigo Snakes for Reintroduction

Nature Conservancy - Science

More Information on Indigo Snakes. The crisp label on the edge of each tray reads: D. couperi. More slithering. Related Articles. By Justine E.

The Thin Green Line Is Stopping Coal and Oil in Their Tracks

Sightline Daily

In December 2013, project backers filed permits that showed construction starting fall 2015. Coal Export Terminals. Oil Pipelines. Oil by Rail.

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10 Field Guides for the Serious Naturalist

Nature Conservancy - Science

It includes information on taxonomy, food and foraging, breeding, migration and conservation. Photo © Matt Miller/TNC. Knopf). Williamson.

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A Tale of Three Magnificent Frigatebirds (Two I help, one tries to kill me)

10,000 Birds

Today’s post is written by Monte Merrick, wildlife rehabilitator and co-director of the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center/bird ally x  in Arcata, CA. The species name is long enough to be the middle line of a formal English haiku. So we used MAFR, the American Ornithological Union’s 4-letter code. Magnificent Frigatebird  ( Fregata magnificens ).

Ellendale dam “bonus” birding

10,000 Birds

bird lists from the previous day, but this failed to eventuate due to the huge numbers of birds using the dam and then with the addition of the branch we were kept occupied until sunset! I can inform you that the four Australian Pelicans decided to feed after the sunset! Well, I am not sure that nine minutes is really waiting!

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4 Small Thoughts & 1 Big Change that Saved my Daughters Health.

Elephant Journal

This amazing organism which is our body is capable of sending us all the signals and information we need to heal, if we take the time to get curious, listen and try new.

Duncan Road birding

10,000 Birds

We had read an article online that indicated it was a very poor quality road and tried to find out more information. Azure Kingfisher -300th bird for 2015! Our trip out to Wolfe Creek Crater had not been a planned side-track, but we had done some research on the Duncan Road before we set off. First sign on the Duncan Road. Hicks Creek.

Communicating Climate Change and the Scientific Delusional Disorder

Nature Conservancy - Science

It only delivers a cumbersome process for attempting to gather unbiased information about the elements of truth that can be measured. Capiche?

Why do Coastal Communities Invest in Nature? It’s Not Science.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Instead, they focused on perceived benefits rather than objective information or data. Related Articles. By Jeffrey North, Brandy Wilson.

Facts about Anxiety Disorders (& Ways to Cope). {Video}

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education anxiety anxiety disorder anxiety disorder education get informed what to know about anxiety disorderOnly anxious people understand what it’s like when anxiety attacks.

5 Simple Tips to Turn Your Yard Into Pollinator Paradise

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bumble bee on New England Aster in Nebraska. Photo: ©Chris Helzer/TNC. By Matt Miller. Pollinator paradise. And they’re binging. Really. The cause?

The Secret Hummingbird

10,000 Birds

one of the tenants of our community, and one tightly held by many of us, is that information about unusual birds should be freely accessible. There’s probably nothing in the birding world that engenders as much ire as the perception of suppression. That’s why we have listservs, and rare bird alerts, and the like.

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Deer Management Solutions: It Takes a Village. Literally.

Nature Conservancy - Science

A white-tailed deer. Photo: Kent Mason. By Meredith Cornett. Have you met the new neighbors? They just moved in across the street. But think about it.

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Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Sightline Daily

The request asks for key information about the exemptions and for clarification about the reasoning behind them. The only response to date?

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