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Of Snowflake Birds and the Cold War

10,000 Birds

My transition from being a kid interested in all kinds of animals to being a full-on birder happened when I was around 11 years old, in the early 1980s (oh dear!).

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Your Emotional Pain may be Causing your Digestive Issues.

Elephant Journal

Emotional energy that gets trapped can destroy us. It keeps us feeling low, numb, unmotivated, and negative. Eventually, when we carry enough baggage, we learn to live with the pain and imbalances, and think it’s normal. Enlightened Society Food Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality ayurveda digestion digestive issues emotional release gut healing Yoga

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A Consensus Climate Solution

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. If there’s a silver lining to the U.S.

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Make Do and Mend

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Make do and mend is a basically philosophy and mindset that I grew up with as a child, as much as I grew up in hand-me-downs whether this were clothes, bicycles, or what-have-you, and it is something that has stayed with me to this day.


10,000 Take Over Grant Park for Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival


On Saturday June 10th, ten thousand people helped prove that there’s success in promoting veganism, and tons of fun to be had doing it.

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Some eco-friendly actions you can take to protect the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Taking steps to protect the environment is something everyone should do and can do. It is our Planet and our responsibility to do what we can to protect and preserve it.

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Don’t Lower Your Standards


It has been a while since I was active in my wee cottage industry of responding to self-absorbed speciesist articles in the press. I was getting my hopes up that perhaps they were done for. I needn’t have.


Ningaloo Reef

10,000 Birds

Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is one of the premier marine wildlife destinations in the world. The long reef is home to an annual coral spawning event that attracts enormous numbers of charismatic marine megafauna, from whales to Whale Sharks and Manta Rays.

2017 21

Elephant’s Essentials for a Mindful Morning Practice.

Elephant Journal

The intention of a mindful morning practice is to take advantage of the fresh opportunity of a new day—setting ourselves up to navigate life’s unpredictable happenings with more clarity and grace. With this dedication, we invoke a sense of ritual into our routine.

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Secret Snails of the Magic Valley

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m staring at a creature that, to put it mildly, would be easy to overlook. It’s a snail, but I wouldn’t have known that if I hadn’t been told. It just looks like a shell stuck to a rock, so tiny that I could easily drop it down the cap of my pen, and still have room for a couple dozen more.

Sp?n by Barn the Spoon – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spon : A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture by Barn the Spoon 224 pages, Hardcover, 16.5 x 2.2 x 23 cm Published by Virgin Books (25 May 2017) Language: English ISBN: 978-0753545973 Price: £20.00

Amendments to Animal Slaughter Practices Will Never Be “Enough”


Tyson is back in the news , and their efforts to appease Mercy For Animals have come up short. Womp Womp. The United State’s largest meat producer has installed video cameras in all 33 of it’s poultry processing plants in an attempt to create new, welfarist-suitable ways to slaughter birds. The corporation is basically looking to be the first to catch any candid-camera moments that could become a starring role in the new undercover footage highlight reel for MFA.

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Australasian Grebe breeding around Broome

10,000 Birds

The most common member of the Grebe species around Broome is the Australasian Grebe- Tachybaptus novaehollandiae and it has taken advantage of our exceptionally good Wet Season early this year and has been breeding very successfully.

2017 11

Changing your Infertility Experience with Gratitude.

Elephant Journal

Below are six ways we can cultivate gratefulness in our fertility journeys. But, first of all, one has to understand what. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today forgiveness gratitude gratitude practice infertility journaling mindfulness nature

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How Can the Pronghorn Cross the Fence?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pronghorn may be the second fastest land mammal on Earth, but a simple fence can stop them in their tracks.


Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we remember that the Maidan “demonstrations”, which led to the problems, which is still expressing it mildly, in the Ukraine also started claiming to be an anti-corruption movement. Where it led to we have all seen.

5 Tips for making your music festivals eco-friendly this summer

Green Traveler Guides

| Zero-Waste Partying | Thousands of people of all ages attend music and experiential festivals every year, here in the U.S. and internationally. The music and other Instagram-worthy moments can be thrilling, but what about all the waste left behind?

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in La Paz, Mexico

10,000 Birds

Most long time birders, at some point in their birding career, spent time at a wastewater treatment plant. I am sure there are many reasons why these nasty pools of varying degrees of “black” water seem to be magnets for a large number of species.

“I’ll Only be a Tweet Away”—A Story of Loss & Missing.

Elephant Journal

People don’t have to have passed away for you to miss them. People don’t have to be alive to be able to say hello. It’s always important to remember, though, that they’ll all be around somehow—however you want them to be. Family Non New-Agey Spirituality Angels death Grieving life memorial missing mourning signs tweet twitter

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A history of the Exxon funded CVM debate makes it to twitter. in case you are missing it, there is a more recent BP funded CVM debate @Undercoverhist

Environmental Economics

1/ Looooong tweetstorm on use of contingent valuation method in Exxon Valdez case & what it says on how economics science & expertise work Beatrice Cherrier (@Undercoverhist) June 25, 2017. These 48 tweets cover the article that Tim posted earlier and also this one by Spencer Banzhaf ( who alerted us to the Maas and Svorcencik article):  Banzhaf , H.


The latest model is not the greenest

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Please note that I have not even inserted the word “always” in the headline as it is a fact that the latest model is not the greenest, period.

2017 11

Leading a Contra Dance Role-Swapping Workshop


Contra dancers, if you’ve ever been curious about dancing the other gender role, I have published a new article with co-author Erik Erhardt about how to optimally pull it off. We of course offer tips for smooth swapping points and the like, yet our main point is the “prime directive” of keeping neighbors, shadows, […]. Arts Dance cdss contra dance Erik Erhardt gender respect role swapping

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of June 2017)

10,000 Birds

Add this weekend to the lengthening list of those that seem to encompass more than one season. While I enjoyed some summer sun and heat at some points, others felt unpleasantly autumnal in terms of chill.

What to do When Life Throws you a Curve Ball.

Elephant Journal

We assume our lives are going to look a certain way. Some of us very specifically envision it, intend it, and put a whole lot of effort in to manifesting it. It's great when, co-creating with life, it all comes to fruition. But what happens when it doesn't? What happens when life throws us a curve ball? Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood fertility law of attraction living in the moment Parkinson's Disease

2017 13

The new EPA

Environmental Economics

More cuts er.non-renewals for the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt continues to clean house at a key advisory committee, signaling plans to drop several dozen current members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), according to an email yesterday from a senior agency official.

Freeplay Energy launches Bluetooth option for Encore radio range

Green (Living) Review

Press Release London, June 2017: Freeplay Energy is proud to announce the launch of a new Bluetooth option for the Encore range of off-grid radios.

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

The Green Changemakers

by Saga Briggs , InformED What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best? What if it were impossible to foresee what you could accomplish with a few years of passion, toil, and training?

Birding By the Way

10,000 Birds

It’s one thing to go birding.

I was Never Wanted as a Child.

Elephant Journal

For what it’s worth, I would have rather been put up for adoption or even abandoned in a trash can. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance change compassion healing life looking for love love needing validation parental neglect parenting self love self-sabbotage travel; relationships; self-discovery wanting to be loved

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AERE sessions at the 2017 Southern Economic Association meetings

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Greetings: I am most happy to inform you that the following sessions have been accepted for presentation at the 87th annual conference of the Southern Economic Association®.    Agriculture. Air Pollution. Climate Change I. Climate Change II. Coastal Management. Energy. Fisheries. Forests and Wildlife. Natural Disasters. Panel: Tips for Students and Young Economists: Dissertations, Jobs, Publishing, and Success. Political Economy. Pollution Control.

The Birds & Bees: How Climate Change Affects our Pollinators

Green Living Ideas

Learn how the birds and bees are being affected by climate change, and what you can do to protect these vital creatures for a more vibrant and healthy ecosystem. The post The Birds & Bees: How Climate Change Affects our Pollinators appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Climate Change animals Bees biodiversity ecosystem NEEF pollinators


9 Healthful Ways to Jet Set like a Yogi. ~ Rainbeau Mars

Elephant Journal

I truly believe in the old saying: Home is where the heart is. I've watched true masters feel at home wherever they are. Health & Wellness Travel Yoga healthful ways healthy travel jet set jet set like a yogi rainbeau mars travel tips yogi

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Society Shuns our Wildness—How to Reconnect, Find Bliss & Be Whole.

Elephant Journal

Most of us will repress the shadow side when we’re very young to avoid getting in trouble or becoming an outcast. The shadow side is made up of. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance carl jung darker parts find bliss light and dark side self Society shuns the shadow side wholeness wildness

2017 10

10 Quotes that Encourage us to Pause & Reflect on International Day of Yoga.

Elephant Journal

More than 180 countries all around the world are expected to celebrate and honour this day, helping to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga, and humanity's quest for a more harmonious lifestyle and improved state of. Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar Benefits of yoga India International Day of Yoga mind-body connection Narendra Modi osho Powerful Quotes United Nations

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