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Recommended reading: Another important VSL paper

Environmental Economics

Why not? Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life. Deven Carlson, Simon Haeder, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Joseph Ripberger  Abstract. Households in the USA spend about $70 billion annually on pets.

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Birding in Nanhui, Shanghai in October 2019

10,000 Birds

Sometimes I am tired of words, tired of writing. So, this post just shows 25 birds I spotted at Nanhui (coastal Shanghai) in October 2019. Not all of them rare, but all of them interesting (at least for me).

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Become a wildlife guardian this autumn

Green (Living) Review

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Embracing Small Acts

The Green Samaritan

Returning the grocery cart, holding the door open or picking up a piece of trash. What small act can you do to strengthen our interconnectedness? See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Kindness, Mindfulness Quotes/Inspiration

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Savings Guidelines to Reduce Your Vacation Expenses in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Green Prophet

Having a blast while visiting Mount Pleasant does not always mean you have to spend a fortune. Mount Pleasant is a suburban community in Charleston County in the state of South Carolina.

Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act Symposium in Journal of Economic Perspectives

Environmental Economics

The most recent issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives features a three-article symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.

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Lake Cuitzeo gets good

10,000 Birds

Having come back to Mexico from Europe, I chose to make my first home outing to my local lake, Lake Cuitzeo. That is because, by October, the waterfowl and shorebirds that have migrated away from most of our readers, have come to spend the winter where I am.

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Choose One/Lose One Fall Challenge

The Green Samaritan

Choose Stainless Steel Straws – Lose the Plastic Straw – Or just forgo all together! If you really don’t need the straw, just take a pass. And if you like a straw, bring your own. There. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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How Amino Acid Supplements Can Enhance Your Fitness Regimen

Green Prophet

Starting a fitness routine is never easy, and you are going to hit many roadblocks along the way. In fact, it might be one of the most difficult journeys you’ll ever embark on, but it’s also very rewarding.

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Yucks and grins

Environmental Economics

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Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

10,000 Birds

Most of the estuaries of Puget Sound in Washington State have been developed, but one of the few that remain is the Nisqually River Delta, which was protected as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974.

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The possibilities of pallets and pallet wood

Green (Living) Review

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Autumn Moments

The Green Samaritan

It’s the end of October and feels like spring today but the leaves and acorns tell me – not for long. Soon we will be bundling up and falling for cinnamon as the holidays approach. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Recovery: Saving Mark Twain’s Famous Frog

Nature Conservancy - Science

There’s good news about amphibians, and it’s an important antidote for hopelessness. Wildlife Conservation Science Endangered Species Herps

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Greg Mankiw: I am no longer a Republican @whitehouseCEA

Environmental Economics

Greg Mankiw (former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors): I just came back from city hall, where I switched my voter registration from Republican to unenrolled (aka independent). Two reasons: First, the Republican Party has largely become the Party of Trump.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2019)

10,000 Birds

Whatever weather you experienced this weekend probably resembles your next four months or so, although probably not as extreme. The same applies to your weekend’s birding. Hope you enjoyed it!

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England is too lazy to hit recycling targets – Time to get tough

Green (Living) Review

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When home swaps are not worth it, rent a villa instead

Green Prophet

House swaps are cool. But when you have a short time, rent a “green” villa instead. I am a fan of house swaps and I have done it 4 times – in Costa Rica, New York, Paris and most recently in Sicily, Italy.

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A Breakthrough for Chronic Wasting Disease?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new paper finds for the first time a way to deactivate Chronic Wasting Disease, using a common household product. Wildlife Conservation Science Deer Disease & Parasites

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How Can You Help Prevent and Control Soil Erosion?

Greentumble

Soil erosion is a problem that is seen on every continent, in every country and on any type of soil and environment. Erosion is natural process but with our activities changing natural dynamics and removing vegetation cover, soil erosion has been steadily accelerating over the last decades.

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Australian Magpies in Broome

10,000 Birds

Australian Magpies are a species that most people are familiar with, but often for the wrong reasons. Australian Magpies are a very large black and white bird. Their plumage varies throughout Australia, but due to their size they are hard to mistake for another bird species.

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Raise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world. Don’t be shy, I too am raising my hand. .

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How is AI Reforming Future Trading?

Green Prophet

Artificial Intelligence can be used to grow vertical gardens in cities, to drive petrol-less cars, and to help us make banking decisions. With the progress of technology, great opportunities are coming up for people who are ready to benefit from it.

When Turkeys Attack

Nature Conservancy - Science

Why are wild turkeys chasing down mail carriers and bicyclists? Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds

How to Watch Birds in the Rains of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

As birders, we face a particular set of challenges. Where can a birder find the best prices for quality optics? Which field guides to use, digital, paper, or both?

How to Bird on Crutches

10,000 Birds

Clearly, it is easier said than done. And after three decades of walking on crutches, I still do not know how to answer the title question.

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Arivaca Lake- The last stop before Mexico

10,000 Birds

For most avian migrants heading south towards Mexico, Central and South America, crossing thru the Arizona desert areas can provide very few water, food and resting areas.

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Old World waterfowl… and other waterfowl in the Old World

10,000 Birds

As I mentioned last week, my wife, son, and daughter-in-law spent much of the month of October in Europe.

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Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

I first encountered Molly Hashimoto’s bird art in California. Her lively block prints adorn calendars, note cards, puzzles, and children’s books, very much in the popular tradition of beloved minimalist Charley Harper.

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A Western Kingbird at Jones Beach

10,000 Birds

This past Saturday morning I was out at Jones Beach birding all morning with my good friends Seth and Mary, who had dragged me, kicking and screaming, from my local patches in Queens.

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2019)

10,000 Birds

If you live in a part of the world that observes Daylight Savings Time, you lucked into an extra hour this weekend. Did you spend it birding? I wisely allocated my extra hour to a little lakewatch activity.

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White-quilled Honeyeaters

10,000 Birds

White-quilled Honeyeaters- Entomyzon albipennis are found in the north of Australia. It is one of the largest of the honeyeaters and a similar size to the Friarbirds , Wattlebirds and Miners. The colours of the White-quilled Honeyeater are also a stand-out feature.

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Collaborative List – October 2019

10,000 Birds

14 countries were birded this month by 13 beats; a record participative effort! 172 lists were shared and 1004 species were seen, both records for October, so well done beats!

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Bellwoods Brewery: Bring Out Your Dead (2018)

10,000 Birds

I was really looking forward to this week’s installment of Birds and Booze. Last night was Hallowe’en, making tomorrow – in some Christian traditions – All Souls’ Day, the annual “Commemoration of All Faithful Departed”.

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Birding Mumbai

10,000 Birds

These days, when I have to travel somewhere for business, I try to add a day for birding. Sometimes, this can be surprisingly fruitful, even without leaving the city limits. Despite being crowded, Mumbai is a place worth such an exploration.

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Everything new is Old (World) again

10,000 Birds

Some of my readers may recall that my wife and I went to Spain a few months ago. That was a work trip, although I still managed to find a few mornings to bird. This month we were able to go to Europe again, for our first real vacation in a few years. So you can bet some more birding was in order.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2019)

10,000 Birds

October birding can either surprise us or confirm our worst suspicions. How many of you ended this weekend feeling optimistic about your next one?

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