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Meet the Takin: The Largest Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the 700-pound mammal that resembles something Luke Skywalker would ride. Wildlife Mammals Natural History Weird Nature

2018 19

We weren’t Meant for Average Love.

Elephant Journal

We need chemistry and connection. We need honesty and loyalty. We need a love that's as strong as we are, and we are fierce. We need more than the leftover attention of someone with a wandering eye. We need more than a love who doesn't show up for us when we need it. Inspiring (Wow) Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today average awareness change fierce happiness healing Health & Wellness holding out life love mediocre relationships self discovery self love soul soul happy soul mate unhappy

2018 22

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The Lake of Beasts: Kerkini, Greece

10,000 Birds

With only a few more days left, 2017 was coming to a close. Birdwise, it turned out to be a good one and my year list was almost 400 species long, which made me happy… almost. I needed 4 more birds to round it up to 400, and as I said, I had only a few more days left.

2018 43

Understanding the Nomadic Habits of Snowy Owls

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research helps you understand why a snowy owl is in the local field this winter. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Mammals Try This

2018 30

Wayward socks and gloves

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For some unknown reason washing machines seem to eat individual socks and, at times, it seems, also individual gloves, but they do seem to have a penchant for socks, and then a poor orphaned, wayward, sock or glove is left to fend all for itself. So, what do we do?

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Be happy with the little that you have

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Be happy with the little that you have. There are people who have nothing and still manage to smile.

I told a journal that I was a Colonel

Environmental Economics

My strategy is to reveal my lack of seriousness and reduce the number of journal reviews that I'm asked to do. From  From the inbox: Dear Colonel Whitehead, Our records indicated that you had multiple user records on the [redacted] editorial management system for the [redacted journal name]. These multiple records have been merged and a new account has been created so that you can view all your submissions and assignments in one file.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2018)

10,000 Birds

This new year already appears to be auspicious for eagles. Not only did I pick up my life Golden Eagle on New Year’s Day, but now the Philadelphia Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.

How to Fail at Fishing: The Diary of a Birder Learning to Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

After the Birds vs Fish debate overtook the internet, one die-hard birder decides to figure out why some seemingly sane people prefer fins over feathers. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Fish Traveling Naturalist

I wrote a Letter to my Mom, Hours before the Accident.

Elephant Journal

If we want a meaningful life, we must simply consider everyone whom we love in our lives and the fact that they may be gone tomorrow. Family Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality gift last letter last words losing a parent say it before it's too late telling someone you love them

2018 22

Creating Community ~ Lesson Plans

The Green Changemakers

These lessons (arranged from lowest to highest grade levels) provide tools for developing empathy and understanding others , as students learn to value how diversity creates a strong and colourful classroom and community.

Benefits and costs of evacuation (under uncertainty)

Environmental Economics

This is a tough one ( Watching a ridge slide in slow motion. ): The fissure was first spotted in October on  Rattlesnake Ridge  in south central Washington State, overlooking Interstate 82 and the Yakima River. Since then, a 20-acre chunk of mountainside — roughly four million cubic yards of rock, enough to fill 25 football stadiums to the top of the bleachers, eight stories up — has been sliding downhill.

Great Egret-134th garden bird

10,000 Birds

Since we moved into our home in Broome mid 2000 we have kept a weekly bird list of birds that come into our garden or fly over our garden.

What Are the 4 Main Types of Non-Renewable Energy?


Energy security is an issue of ever. increasing global importance. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society.

Your Sh*t is your Blessing: the Power of owning up to our Mistakes.

Elephant Journal

The issue isn’t about how to stop making mistakes; rather, it is how to work with the mistakes we make. And, believe it or not, when we work properly with our shortcomings, they minimize with time. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood accept yourself awareness blessing compassion forgive yourself forgiveness growth healing liberating life love yourself mindfulness mistake mistakes Power relationships self love self-transformation

2018 20

Tech Titans Help Protect Last Perfect Place In California

Conservancy Talk

Just before the start of the new year, my organization, The Nature Conservancy, got some very good news. Thanks to an incredible $165 million gift—the largest single donation we’ve ever received—we were able to buy and protect 38 square miles of “the last perfect place in California.”

Call for Papers | Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (EEPS) | Special Issue on Hedonic Price Method

Environmental Economics

From the AERE listserv ( Resecon ): More data on household economic activities have been made available to the public in the past two decades.    Geophysical data, such as periodically global maps of night lights, aerosol, rainfall and temperature, are also produced and available (e.g., NASA Earth  NASA Earth Observation). 

Starting Another Year of Birding in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Not long ago, I had trouble sleeping because of these small, random explosions going off in my neighborhood. Each one was followed up by a litany of dog barks, some high in pitch, others low, far-carrying woofs.

DIY (Almost) All-Purpose Cleaning Solution

Green Living Ideas

This is my go-to, reach-for cleaner for almost any kind of grime almost anywhere in my house. It especially shines in those spots where nasty hand-grime builds up, like around cabinet door handles, around light switches, and the inside handle of your car door. Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about… you [&hellip. The post DIY (Almost) All-Purpose Cleaning Solution appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

What my 84-year-old Dad has to Say to us “Old Folks.”

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2018 16

Is Procreation the ultimate act of Selfishness?

Elephant Journal

Do we have children to see an extension of ourselves? Is this why so many—men, in particular—are opposed to adoption? Is it simply because we are intrigued about what our little creation will look and be like? Or is it for the sake of guaranteeing a caretaker when the time comes? Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness adoption cancer chemo For Children hysterectomy motherhood no kids over population parenting

2018 14

How I Continued to Grow after the Worst Harassment of my Career.

Elephant Journal

Get comfortable with holding others accountable. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary especially as a woman. There is freedom on the other side of fear. We ha. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today empowering women enlightened society equal pay equal rights harrassment mansplaining social justice women

2018 12

The Non-Alcoholic Drinking Problem we all need to Quit.

Elephant Journal

I retraced my steps that day, wondering how I had gotten to this point. I felt like a gluttonous American. I had recently badgered and teased my friend about using. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Animal Rights Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness drinking problem eco green litter oceans pollution recycling reduce reuse recycle to-go cups water bottle

2018 10

4 Incredible Lessons from my First Visit to a Buddhist Monastery.

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How to Stand up for yourself in a Loving Way.

Elephant Journal

Conflict with other people is a part of life. We are unavoidably going to find ourselves in conflict with friends, family, co-workers, and romantic partners and if we don’t, there is a serious problem. If we have no conflict in our lives, then it simply means we are not standing up for ourselves.

The Responsibility we’re all Born With.

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What I didn't realize then but has been now made very clear to me is that every interaction with a person, and the way they behave toward me, is. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality being one with everyone interactions kindness Lord Alfred Tennyson mindfulness quote relationships responsibility

This is where Medical Science & Spiritual Healing Meet. {Partner}

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The Crisis Facing Community News & How you Can Help.

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Trouble in Paradise? How your Gut Health could be Influencing your Relationship Health.

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Everyone wants to have loving lasting relationships, but we might not always be able to trust our heart or brain. But we can always trust our gut. Health & Wellness Love ayurveda ayurveda and relationships dosha gut gut health heal your gut kapha pitta vata

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2018?

10,000 Birds

Three weekends into a new year should see everyone still taking their resolutions seriously. Whatever birding momentum you picked up from a fresh year list should still be strong, driving you to seek out new ticks for 2018.

A short timers approach to birding

10,000 Birds

As my days get shorter and shorter here in La Paz, Mexico, I find that my birding has changed a bit. Where, in the previous weeks and months, I was working a normal, well close to it, schedule, of 8-5 Monday thru Friday, and 8 until noon on Saturday.

A flashy blue surprise

10,000 Birds

Walking up the ramp, from the docks here at Marina Palmira, on my way to the adjacent sidewalk that border the marina, I was literally blasted with an amazing flash of blue! Please understand, my eyes are always trained in a downward angle, not only to assure that I stay on the dry portion of the dock, nearly but all of the birds to be seen, are in close approximation to the water. This amazing spectacle of color came from just above my head, and I truly had no idea what it was.

Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse kicks off a new 6-month Chapter.

Elephant Journal

This full moon is a time for manifesting, so it is essential that we are clear about what we want to bring into our lives over the next six months and most importantly that whatever we ask for aligns with our heart and soul’s needs and desires.


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