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Sycamore tree and Sycamore wood

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When we are talking here about the Sycamore we are talking about Acer pseudoplantanus, the “European” Sycamore and not the American one, which is Platanus occidentalis.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2018)

10,000 Birds

Weekends are much like birds, in that some are more prosaic than others. Not all can be stunners or megas.

How An Alaskan Earthquake Caused Fish to Spawn in Death Valley

Nature Conservancy - Science

At first glance, the Devils Hole pupfish would rightly be considered one of the most isolated creatures on earth, but the broader world touches the pupfish in surprising ways. Everything's connected. Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Development Fish Weird Nature

How a Rich A-hole taught me Compassion.

Elephant Journal

"I'm not happy with it. Make me another." Four cappuccinos later, he left me shaking, tears welling up in my eyes. I vowed to never serve him again. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality asshole compassion dealing with assholes dealing with jerks kill them with kindness spread love

New Energy Economics book

Environmental Economics

Energy Economics  By Peter M. Schwarz. From the publisher: Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis.

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Derby Wharf birding

10,000 Birds

Over the years that we have lived in Broome we have often driven the road north to our closest town to go birding and although it is not that far away at just over 225kms/140 miles the birding can be quite different on the way and in Derby.

Call for papers: AERE @ the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

Environmental Economics

The Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings will be held November 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.: link]. Submit your abstract for presentation in an AERE session at the 2018 SEA here: [link]. You will be asked to enter relevant author information and upload a pdf document with your paper's title, author names and an abstract of no more than 1,000 words. Authors may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts are due March 15. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by March 30.

“Hero cow” becomes media darling to non-vegans everywhere

Eccorazzi

Every now and again it happens ; an animal in line for slaughter goes viral. In this case , a nameless Polish cow fought through a metal fence, broke a worker’s arm, and swam across a lake to find refuge on a small island.

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The Meaning of February’s Rare Black Moon (It only happens Once every 19 Years).

Elephant Journal

This black moon follows three full moon eclipses, which have brought intense and supercharged energy our way. There is no denying that life has been a. Astrology Alex Myles astrology black moon blue moon eclipses february moon full moon new moon

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Child slaves working for the cobalt in your batteries

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some just might like to refer to them as child laborers but when four, eight and eleven year old children being beaten and whipped if they don't produce enough, spill some of the ore, and such like, then they are not laborers but slaves.

The Beauty of Tropical Birdiness in Arenal, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

“Birdiness” No, not an official word but, um, so what? Many birds sing local dialects, and human languages are dynamic, they can’t help but change, evolve over time. It’s what they do, otherwise, we might be speaking some long forgotten Homo sapiens root language.

New book: The Shale Dilemma A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development

Environmental Economics

The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development. by Gamper-Rabindran, Shanti. University of Pittsburgh Press, February 2018, 472 pages  The US shale boom and efforts by other countries to exploit their shale resources could reshape energy and environmental landscapes across the world. But how might those landscapes change? Will countries with significant physical reserves try to exploit them?

The World is Singing on BeastBox

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ben Mirin, a sound artist and National Geographic Explorer, has teamed up with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to inspire a new generation of conservationists and musicians with BeastBox. Wildlife Bioacoustics Birds Try This

How Can Countries with High Water Usage Cut Back

Greentumble

According to scientists, Earth’s scarcest resource. isn’t oil, natural gas or coal; it’s water. Less than three percent of the Earth’s water volume is readily potable — drinkable — without extensive and costly purification measures.

5 Big Lessons from Writing nearly 150 Elephant Journal Articles.

Elephant Journal

I have been reading my old articles recently, which is not something I generally do, and it’s been really insightful to look at my own process and remember the things I've found useful in my life.

Boston Brewing Company: Cold Snap

10,000 Birds

This week’s beer is from the Boston Beer Company – a brand much better known by the name it shares with its flagship product, Sam Adams.

Trump is in favor of an increase in the gas tax according to a Democratic Senator, but not according to a Republican Senator

Environmental Economics

CNN ( Trump suggests 25 cent increase in gas tax, senator says ): President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that a 25 cent increase in gas and diesel taxes would be needed to help pay for the administration's new infrastructure plan, according to Democratic Sen. Tom Carper. In a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House, Trump noted that the federal gas tax hasn't been raised since 1993, said Carper, the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

The Pileated Woodpecker in Winter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Even in the harshest winter conditions, you can count on seeing the spectacular pileated woodpecker. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Natural History

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

Did you know that 10,000 years ago, the first American Indians built their settlements around hot springs in North America? They used this naturally available source of warm water for cooking, bathing and to keep warm [1].

THIS WEEK IN THE VEGANVERSE III

Eccorazzi

Are you wondering what propels me to summarize the headlines? Is it my love of GIFS or my hatred for having to spend more than 116 words on unbearably frustrating topics? It can be both. Let’s go! ?. From non-vegan sea to non-vegan shining sea.

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2018?

10,000 Birds

In the midst of intolerable or deplorable situations, we often fear that change will never come. Yet we need only look to the seasons to recognize that, just as one has well and truly settled in, we see the first glimmers of the next. For good or for ill, everything changes.

Cleaning up marine debris is expensive. Leaving it there is expensive too.

Environmental Economics

Good to know I can still publish (or at least I'm smart enough to team up with talented people who can publish and then attach my name to it): Christopher G. Leggett ,  Nora Scherer ,  Timothy C. Haab ,  Ryan Bailey ,  Jason P.

Make Your Birdwatching Count with the Great Backyard Bird Count

Nature Conservancy - Science

Want to help bird conservation? This weekend, just grab a notebook, a field guide and binoculars if you have them. Head out to a local park or look outside your window. And start counting birds. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Birding Birds Try This

Building Resilient and Sustainable Farming Methods

Greentumble

When it comes to cultivation, farmers are faced with one very essential question — how can one increase productivity on farmland while causing the least negative environmental impact in the process?

The Year of the Dog: 2018 Animal Horoscopes.

Elephant Journal

Each Chinese year is characterized by one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, and 2018 is the year of the Dog the 11th animal in the cycle. Arts Astrology Non New-Agey Spirituality animal horoscope astrology chinese new year lunar calendar predictions Year of the Dog

The Great Bustard Search is On (1)

10,000 Birds

I am preparing for the new census of one of the rarest birds of Serbia, the globally threatened Great Bustard , taking place two days from now. Together with African Kori Bustard (which I observed on a camping trip in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve), this is the heaviest flying bird in the world.

Politico's Morning Energy on the infrastructure plan

Environmental Economics

Via email: By Kelsey Tamborrino | 02/13/2018 10:00 AM EDT. With help from Darius Dixon, Annie Snider and Ben Lefebvre. WHERE'S THE ENERGY?  While water, roads and airports all get special attention in the White House's new infrastructure plan, the electric grid was largely ignored in the  55-page document  the White House rolled out  Monday  - despite the system's age and the challenges to building it.

Please stop attempting to express love through animal exploitation

Eccorazzi

We’re just a few hours away from being swallowed up by pink and red everything. Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us!

Green Technology Can Help Save Your Family Farm

Greentumble

Farming has a reputation for being a simple life. in which you can live off the land and escape from the trappings of modern society. While that is true in some cases, for many farmers, the job is anything but simple.

This is what Moving On feels like—16 Lessons.

Elephant Journal

So now I’m in a place where I’ve realized people come and go—good ones, bad ones, everyone. And that doesn’t mean that I made a mistake. It means that she w. Family Health & Wellness Love Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today apologizing breaking up with a friend forgiveness friendship hurt people hurt people letting go losing a friend Moving On relatinships

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Lovebirds in the Limelight

10,000 Birds

In case you missed it, today’s Google Doodle managed to reference not only the current Winter Olympics in South Korea, but also the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day.

Week two, we enter the USA

10,000 Birds

We have crossed back into the US for the first time, in over seven years, at least for a little while anyways. The transition has been a little bit tough, with a much larger amount of traffic, but much better highways to compensate for that.

The Traveling Birder

10,000 Birds

In a recent post, Corey listed five things to do when it is too cold to go birding and one of those things is planning birding travel. Here in Portland, Oregon, it is more frequently too rainy rather than too cold to go birding, at least comfortably.

Mindless Eaters Consume 50% More Calories.

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