2015

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People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

Green Traveler Guides

Do you count gulls? But how?!?

10,000 Birds

Cover photo: Yellow-legged (left), Caspian Gull (right) – Courtesy of cro-ringing.blogspot.com. How to count tens of thousands of birds that are all white below and grey above? I mean, it is easy to count them all, but what I want are numbers of individual species within such flocks and not just numbers of them all together. But how?

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Tips to Shrink Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

Living Green & Saving Energy

Companies that go green are also more productive, according to researchers from UCLA and the University of Paris-Dauphine. In addition to increased productivity, reducing your carbon footprint can help reduce your costs and overall expenses. Going green doesn’t […].

Explaining why economics majors rank near the top in salaries earned

Environmental Economics

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From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

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

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Sixteen Building Blocks of a Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative Economy

Green (Living) Review

The transition from a capitalist to a cooperative economy could be one of the defining achievements of the 21st century. Read more here.

California builds first farm-to-table new home community

Green Prophet

The farm will be 7.4 acres and will include a teaching center for sustainable farming. Some 547 new homes have been built around the farm. Hear, hear.

The 25 Scariest Texting and Driving Accident Statistics

Icebike

Each year, about 1,300,000 people are killed in road accidents. This is a mind-numbing number of deaths for the worst reason in the world. In the U.S.,

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JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

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The slaughter tourism trade in Serbia

10,000 Birds

Twenty years ago, flocks consisting of a thousand European Turtle Doves were a common sight in Serbia in spring. Ten years ago, those flocks were reduced to a few hundred birds. Nowadays, the flocks are even smaller, merely a few dozen birds. As we speak, in Serbia these birds are still hunted in August and September. Left: David Lindo, a.k.a.

Make Your Smart Home a Green Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Here are some the the best technologies that enable […]. green home green living saving energy saving money saving water Smart Home

Stop arguing with me--it's a scientific fact that I am smarter

Environmental Economics

According to a collection of studies, drummers are super smart, due to a variety of factors relating to being in the rhythm section. The news comes courtesy of Polymic, who have compiled a series of reports from Oxford and Harvard universities to name a few. Time to take up some lessons. via 3tags.org.

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Are the Best Years for Tropical Forest Conservation Still Ahead?

Conservancy Talk

This expansion of low emissions development, known as a jurisdictional or landscape approach, can turn spirited commitments into actual results.

Jon Stewart Gears Up For Greener Pastures of The Farm Variety

Eccorazzi

Jon Stewart recently purchased a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from cruelty.

She was Done.

Elephant Journal

She realized she was the only self she could be—and not being unapologetically true to herself was a disservice to her soul and the world.

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The End of Coral Reefs? Not Yet.

Nature Conservancy - Science

When I think of my life on coral reefs I feel old. Thirty-five years after my first-ever snorkel, we now know that corals are in trouble. By Justine E.

Hubble Captures Jupiter’s Great Entourage of Moons

The Alien Next Door

So, now is the time to observe it! Of course; I get two Jupiters in one month! Its outermost layer contains frozen ammonia crystals.

ICARDA scientists save 80% of a priceless trove of Syrian seeds

Green Prophet

Syria’s civil war has decimated the nation, killing about 300,000 people and creating the largest humanitarian crisis in world history.

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These 2 Children Grew up in a Bike Trailer (and Loved It)

Icebike

Alice Goffart and Andoni Rodelgo biked around the world for 7 years. How did you decide to bike around the world? But it wasn’t. Rice, vegetables, etc.

BookDifferent.com to publish carbon emissions for 593,000 hotels

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Green Travel News Xtras BookDifferent carbon emission of a hotel night carbon footprint of hotels

A Marvelous Marsh Hawk

10,000 Birds

Most birders in the northern hemisphere are familiar with the Marsh Hawk , an expected denizen of marshes, tundra, and grasslands across a huge swathe of the globe. Though movement is not the only way the harrier finds its prey: its owl-like facial disc allows for pretty precise pinpointing of prey by sound. Northern Harrier coming in for a landing.

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Benefits of a Green Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Benefits of a Green Home. green building green construction green remodeling Benefits of a Green Home

Raise your hand if you want to work with me.

Environmental Economics

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (my department) in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (my college) at The Ohio State University (my university) is hiring for four new faculty positions--and I am not ashamed of taking advantage of this blog to promote the positions. 

Funds Are Needed for Marine Protected Areas

Conservancy Talk

This letter first appeared in The Times of London. Sir, We live in a world with a growing population with increasing demands.

China Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels

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“Star Of Bethlehem” Visible on June 30th for the First Time in 2,000 Years.

Elephant Journal

The conjunction of these two planets has been building throughout the month of June and the result will be a dazzling bright spectacular on June 30th.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

April 4, 2015. Ornithologist Steve Murphy and Rachel Barr are tramping through the bush at a secret location in southwestern Queensland, Australia.

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Nature Cooperating & Laguna’s Bottlenose Dolphins

The Alien Next Door

Co-evolution (and cooperation by default) is now an established theme in the biology of virus-host relationships. Seeds are distributed by animals.

Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

Green Prophet

Luxury usually comes at a high price, not only financially but environmentally too. billion Egyptian pounds (US$589.7 Megatrees as windcatchers.

What If Polluters Paid and You Got the Money?

Sightline Daily

What if we could click our ruby slippers and transport ourselves to a magical place where polluters pay and we all get checks in the mail? It’s not.

Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

Green Traveler Guides

As Hilton’s signature environmental partner, WWF will work with the company to evolve its global business practices.

THE BIGGEST URBAN PYGMY CORMORANT ROOST IN THE WORLD DECREASED!

10,000 Birds

Worried by the lack of appropriate action by the authorities (as described in the previous post ), this year I invited two more wildlife protection organisations to take part in the annual census of Pygmy Cormorants in Belgrade. percent of their European population. They are choosing specific locations with willow trees located right by the water.

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6 Ultimate Ideas to Use Renewable Resources for a Greener Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Summary When we think of a greener planet where everything is nature-loved, then we should also think of going green in our daily routines.

Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Thursday, March 19, 3:45 – 5:15 Session 4. Non-Market Recreational Welfare Effects of Changes in the Diversity and Abundance of Species. Chair: Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon. Poe*, Cornell University; Richard C. Ready, Pennsylvania State University / Montana State University; T. Bruce Lauber, N.A. Connelly, R.C Stedman and S.