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Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

10,000 Birds

For the first 30 something years of my life, fall migration was when the warblers “sipped”, “chipped” and “seeped” in the tired, late summer leaves.

Green Products

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Whether products are touted as green, environmentally friendly, eco, or whatever or not consumerism is still consumerism and bad for the Planet. Also many of those products are not at all as “green” as they are claimed to be.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (4) My treatment of the weighted WTP is biased in favor of the DMT (2015) result/conclusion

Environmental Economics

DMT (2020) draw attention to my treatment of the weighted WTP estimates. The regression model for the second scenario has a negative sign for the constant and a positive sign for the slope.

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Electric roads get real in Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

. This is what an electric road looks like. It means fewer charges for your EV. . Tel Aviv is about to ride down Electric Avenue.

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Meet the Goat Antelopes: Strange, Large Mammals of the Mountains

Nature Conservancy - Science

Goat antelopes, the high-mountain mammals you don’t know – but should. Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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Gray Hawk from the House

10,000 Birds

Every place has its hawk. At least it seems that way. A generalist raptor that can keep on living in a human dominated landscape. These are the neighborhood raptors that make do, even thrive, by preying on the wildlife of an urban landscape.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (2) What is the effect of negative WTP?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data is of low quality, the measure of central tendancy is sensitive to assumptions. As I showed in a paper presented earlier this year (Landry and Whitehed 2020), with the highest quality data it makes no difference the WTP estimator that is used.

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The Green Samaritan

As far as products and reviews, we were impressed with how Nordgreen spends their time and efforts on the watches they offer and the positive steps they are taking in terms of sustainability. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Think Pigeons Are Boring? Not These Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Neon pink pigeons? Rainbow-colored doves? These are 10 of our favorite pigeons and doves from around the world. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Weird Nature

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Birding Beljarica in August

10,000 Birds

Last month, I birded my favourite local patch, Beljarica – the best eBird hotspot in Belgrade city and the 3rd best in Serbia – four times.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (1) Is the log-linear model meaningless?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data has a negative WTP problem, one of the standard corrections is to estimate a log-linear model and present the median WTP. With many estimated log-linear models the mean WTP is undefined.

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Eco Bible gives ethical green compass to the woke generation

Green Prophet

A pair of eco-rabbis in Jerusalem have taken the Bible, also known as the Torah in Hebrew, and found hundreds of passages in it relating to ecology, animal rights, regenerative agriculture, the 3Rs and more, and have found a way to make old ideas relevant to us all in modern times.

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Some Do’s and Don’ts When You’ve Got a Leaky Pipe

Eco Friendly Daily

If it isn’t repaired correctly, a leaking pipe can cause major damage to your home. Read on for some do’s and don’ts when it comes to fixing your dripping plumbing. Don’t Ignore Leaks. Whether the problem appears to be big or small, a leak of any size should be addressed immediately.

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A Field Guide to Freshwater Fish Watching

Nature Conservancy - Science

Your guide to enjoying the fish in your local stream. Latest Science Fish Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2020?

10,000 Birds

The last weekend of September doesn’t herald the end of this cycle of migration but rather a run to its peak. The best fall/spring birding weekend in your part of the world may still be weeks away, but you won’t regret getting out right now.

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The Information Value of Pigouvian Pricing

Environmental Economics

I recently read an article in the journal Economics and Philosophy , written by Lisa Herzog , which has nothing whatsoever to do with environmental economics but nonetheless I think has interesting implications for it and for Pigouvian pricing in particular.  

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Plastic packaging alternative tastes sweet

Green Prophet

W-Cycle’s sugarcane one-time use serving dish. Plastics are the bane of our existence. We all want to use less without changing much about the convenience or ordering Chinese take-away.

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Natural Methods to Getting Your Most Healthy Hair

Eco Friendly Daily

You’ve seen healthy hair in those commercials where the girl has fantastic flowing hair, but you don’t have it. Between the hairstylist appointments and the array of products seemingly needed to maintain beautiful hair, it’s simply too costly and time-consuming. .

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What’s That Cloud? Your Guide to Cloudspotting

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you're curious about clouds, here are resources to get you started. From the Field Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist

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Peeps and Plovers on Cuitzeo Beaches

10,000 Birds

In late July, I travelled a half hour north of Morelia to Lake Cuitzeo (kweet-SAY-oh) to see if our two inevitable first migratory species from up north, Baird’s Sandpiper and Wilson’s Phalarope, had begun arriving.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: Are the DMT (2015) data problems typical in other CVM studies?

Environmental Economics

In Whitehead (2020) I describe the problems in the DMT (2015) data. It is full of non-monotonicities, flat portions of bid curves and fat tails. A non-monotonicity is when the percentage of respondents in favor of a policy increases when the cost increases.

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Investing in green bonds with RE Royalties and Peter Leighton

Green Prophet

The year 2020 onwards will be the decade of action for renewable energy. Green bonds can help get us there. Renewable energy is something we all want.

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5 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself

Eco Friendly Daily

It is crucial to take care of yourself as it helps you live a better life and prevents your body from getting diseases and ailments. You need to take care of your body every day, even when you aren’t sick.

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4 Fun + Informative (+Free) Apps for Upping Your Nature Knowledge

Nature Conservancy - Science

Looking for free and informative mobile apps to help you connect with nature near you wherever you are? We've got you covered. Pristine natural areas not required. Nature Tech Wildlife Birds Mammal Watching

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Bitternsweet Moments

10,000 Birds

I promise this will be the last article (for a while at least) on this wetland that’s so close to where I live. Truth is, we’ve been getting so many migrants passing through that there hasn’t been much of a need to bird elsewhere.

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Co-operative housing: A greener and more sustainable way of living?

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] Community living is an affordable way for people to live, in ways that fit their shared values. These communities are usually climate-conscious and strive to be as sustainable as possible. Frankie lives in a six-bedroom house on the outskirts of Leeds.

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5 Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Own Home

Green Prophet

The environment of your home is essential. It appeals to almost all of our senses and it can help alleviate all of our stressors too. Covid-19 has made every single one of us acutely aware to how important the home is to our everyday well-being and sanity.

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The Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Academia

Eco Friendly Daily

Some people love to learn. People drawn to learning can find many parts of the economy to satisfy their passion for knowledge. One area that makes a great fit is that of academia. Academics are people who serve a huge purpose in society.

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The Rainbows of Bristol Bay

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research on the rainbow trout of Bristol Bay reveals the complexity of this watershed. Fish & Fisheries Conservation Science Fish Fisheries

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What are the Costs of Changing Bird Names?

10,000 Birds

The birding world has been debating whether honorific common bird names ( e.g. , Clark’s Nutcracker or Baird’s Sandpiper ) should be changed.

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In Memoriam

10,000 Birds

I wasn’t ready to talk about this last week – and besides, last week’s post was mostly written a few weeks ago, before life got in the way of publishing it until then.

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Swarovski NL Pure – the Sexiest Binoculars Ever

10,000 Birds

When I saw the NL Pure in a webinar for the first time, immediately – before the webinar ended, I asked my Swarovski sales rep for a pair to test. Later I remembered to ask for another pair, of ELs, so I could compare them.

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The Trials and Triumphs of an Odyssey for a Nemesis Bird

10,000 Birds

Most birders know what a nemesis bird is and, most of all, what that truly means.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020)

10,000 Birds

September is a classic shoulder season, not yet finished with what has passed but still subtly teasing what is to come. Change is good, particularly because it always brings new birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020)

10,000 Birds

The end of September doesn’t necessarily mean the end of what you might enjoy about September birding but it definitely signals the beginning of what you love about October. Hopefully, you’re looking forward to the month ahead!

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The Importance of Citizen Science in Mexico

10,000 Birds

I have written about this before, and I’ll probably write about it again. Birding in Mexico is not like birding in the United States… especially when it comes to interpreting unusual sightings.

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The Bird Way: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

One good thing about birding during a pandemic–the forced restrictions on place and time translate into more time to observe what birds do.

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