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Not just for the birds

10,000 Birds

If you read my last post, you will know that my last three weekly outings were not overly productive, as far as birds are concerned. I blame, in chronological order, an unexpectedly dry lake, an unexplained lack of avian activity, and lots of drizzle.

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Boat-in theatre makes waves in Tel Aviv, not all welcome

Green Prophet

Tel Aviv is creating new solutions for missing culture in the city like the “boat in theatre” instead of addressing the centers and culture that exists. Perfect for Muskoka or Tahoe in the summer: the city of Tel Aviv has started a boat-in theatre this summer.

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Free Ecopsychology Webinar this eve

Indigenize

From Ownership to Belonging: Ecopsychological Models of Relationship with the More-than-Human World of Nature It’s becoming increasingly obvious how our collective behaviors are bringing the living world as we know it to the brink of destruction.

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A Few Kingfishers

10,000 Birds

In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas – almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe. Here are some that I have seen in the past few years. African Pygmy Kingfisher (Mkuze, South Africa, Nov 2018). Belted Kingfisher (Reno, USA, Jan 2015).

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My comment on the Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) adding-up test article has been published at Ecological Economics

Environmental Economics

I first wrote about this in September 2016. I then submitted the comment to Land Economics. The editor sent me the results of an internal review and I revised it accordingly. Then he sent it out for external review and it received a favorable review in February 2017.

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Wood in the kitchen

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wooden implement are better on pots and pans and not just those Teflon or similarly coated ones. In all honesty you should avoid such so-called non-stick ones anyway. Metal implements should, ideally, never be used in pots and pans, even in stainless steel ones.

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Discovered: The World’s Highest-Dwelling Mammal

Nature Conservancy - Science

A mammal on a Chilean volcano sets the record for high-altitude living. From the Field Wildlife Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!–Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

10,000 Birds

“A stick! A stick!” ” With the pure energy of an almost two-year-old freed from weeks of isolation, my granddaughter was running across an empty field, proudly holding a newly discovered stick.

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Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

Alden, Dave. "Experience "Experience with scripted role play in environmental economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 30, no. 2 (1999): 127-132. Anderson, Soren T., and Michael D. Bates. "Hedonic

2020 130

We will not go back to normal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We will not go back to normal nor should we. Normal never was. Our pre-Covid-19 existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, depletion,extraction, the exploitation of nature and man by man for ever greater profits.

2020 147

The Weird, Wondrous and Vulnerable American Horseshoe Crab

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can the horseshoe crab, an animal that has survived largely unchanged for 450 million years, continue its remarkable record of longevity in a world dominated by humans? Maybe. Maybe not. Birds & Birding Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Fish Health & Nature Weird Nature

2020 94

A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

10,000 Birds

These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one. As the tide of climate disaster keeps rising, protests continue, and economies fall into recession, we move through time and space in a limbo of anxiety and uncertainty.

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The Importance of Comfort When Working Out

Eco Friendly Daily

Remember those workout videos from the 1980s where the exercise instructor always told you to “feel the burn”? While it’s important to exert yourself during exercise, it’s even more essential to stay within certain limits during physical activity.

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Going back to so-called normal after pandemic would be madness

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Instead of waiting that everything goes back to “normal” after the pandemic and all this economic madness restarts would it not better to consider doing things differently?

2020 147

The Invasive Catfish That Walks Across Parking Lots

Nature Conservancy - Science

Walking catfish hunt prey in parking lots. A fish out of water story. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Fish Fisheries Invasive Species Weird Nature

2020 92

The Al Baydha Project: How Regenerative Agriculture Revived Green Life In A Saudi Arabian Desert

Green Prophet

From desert to a thriving, green land. It’s nothing short of a miracle, you might say. But this miracle was born of hard work, and a vision. Al Baydha is an area in western Saudi Arabia, about 20 miles south of Mecca.

2020 82

Hawking for Nighthawks

10,000 Birds

Just under a fortnight ago, I saw a report on the local bird alert of a sighting of a group of approximately 20 Nacunda Nighthawks at a wetland not more than 20 minutes from where I live.

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How to Downsize Your House or Apartment

Eco Friendly Daily

While there are many reasons to downsize from your house or apartment into a smaller space (perhaps to build your dream eco-home ), there can be challenges. A smaller space with fewer rooms and less storage forces you to reconsider every piece of furniture, decor piece, and possession you own.

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Global Citizenship Education

The Green Changemakers

Global Citizenship in the Classroom: A guide for teachers A practical and reflective guide for teachers This guide is packed with practical tools and advice for teachers wanting to embed global citizenship in their classrooms.

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50 Fish, 50 States: Silver Creek Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

The legendarily difficult trout stream is not always so difficult. Fish & Fisheries 50 Fish 50 States Fish

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Dogs can smell Covid-19 virus, find German scientists

Green Prophet

Scientists in Germany have trained dogs to sniff out people with coronavirus. And they are accurate 94% of the time, reports Bloomberg. The science comes from researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany.

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What Birders Dream About?

10,000 Birds

A Common Quail was calling from a small patch of greenery, across the mostly empty car park. Sitting in a cafe, I open my notebook and wrote it down, then look around for someone I know to share the bird, but I knew no other guests.

2020 196

You Don’t Need to Be a Size 6

Eco Friendly Daily

The influence of television, movies, and high-fashion magazines leads young girls to believe that they must maintain at least a size 6. If they are any larger, they feel inferior to other females. Truth be told, most of the population is not a size 6 and never will be.

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UNESCO Global Citizenship

The Green Changemakers

Global Citizenship Education UNESCO MGIEP’s flagship project ‘Global Citizenship’ aims to achieve the goal of sustainable and peaceful societies as outlined in SDG 4.7

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The Crocodile Hunter Was My Childhood Hero

Nature Conservancy - Science

All conservationists have an origin story. For me, it was Steve Irwin. Wildlife Herps Traveling Naturalist

2020 65

Greenpeace against Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

Green Prophet

The first nuclear energy plant in the United Arab Emirates goes online on the Gulf Coast east of Qatar. In a desert region full of oil, and well unlimited sunshine, Abu Dhabi still plans to go ahead and build a nuclear energy site despite the risks. Remember Japan?

2020 79

Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

10,000 Birds

Since last week another Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach has produced two chicks. The header photo above shows where the family rested shortly after the two chicks left the nest on Tuesday. We had been patiently awaiting the arrival of the two chicks since the eggs were laid a month ago.

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Natural Ways to and Unwind 

Eco Friendly Daily

There are times when life can become overwhelming and drain all the energy from your body, leaving you tired and unproductive. Thankfully, there are several natural ways to relax, unwind, and restore energy. Music Soothes the Soul.

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Finding friendly and clean self-storage solutions in San Diego, CA

Eco Chic

Are you considering a move to sunny San Diego, CA? Perhaps you’ve already relocated to “America’s Finest City” and are seeing a solution to storing some of your belongings as you settle into life in your new home. Finding quality storage units in San Diego is a good step for saving you time, energy and money. Store your stuff while you relocate and settle into your new life in this wonderful city.

Charting a Future for People and Nature in Post-COVID India

Nature Conservancy - Science

India currently (as of July 28, 2020) has the third-highest number of cases of COVID-19, after only the United States and Brazil.

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Maraya the biggest mirrored building in the world

Green Prophet

Maraya, a multi-purpose concert and entertainment venue in AlUla, North West Saudi Arabia, has been named a winner in one of the world’s biggest architecture awards.

2020 74

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2020)

10,000 Birds

Sliding into mid-August in New York feels like the easing into a Jacuzzi: the heat may be intense to start, but the good times are just getting started. Many of the most infrequent shorebird visitors to the greater Rochester area prefer to hide out on an island in the mouth of Braddock Bay.

2020 177

How Sustainability Has Become Mainstream

Eco Friendly Daily

Sustainability has become mainstream because you can see it everywhere around the world. Companies and individuals are turning to sustainability as a sales pitch, and sustainability can be used to make companies profitable, eco-friendly, and safe.

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Summer birding in Shanghai

10,000 Birds

Summer in Shanghai is not the best season for birding – most birds seem to agree with me that it is too hot. And yet, there are still birds to see … The Black-crowned Night Heron is one of my favorite common birds in Shanghai.

2020 191

A Birder Attends a (Virtual) Ornithology Conference

10,000 Birds

The North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC) is held every four years. It seems that pretty much everyone who is anyone in ornithology in the Western Hemisphere attends, making NAOC is one of the largest ornithological conferences in the world.

2020 164

A Red-capped Plover nest

10,000 Birds

Although I have introduced you to the Red-capped Plover in the past I thought I should show you a nest that we found recently. The Red-capped Plovers along the coast near Broome tend to nest on the sand above the high tide mark.

2020 162

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2020)

10,000 Birds

I know that June has a poetic reputation for perfect days , but July in upstate New York may offer the ultimate summer nights. Not many owls or nightjars in these parts, though, so we can’t consider them perfect.

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