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Caribbean Lowland Birding at Ara Ambigua Lodge, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

As with peninsulas and places situated on an isthmus, Costa Rica has more than one coast. In the west, the Pacific splashes against beaches, estuaries, and occasional rocky spots backed by dry forest that transitions into rainforest as we head to the south.

I Listened to my Body & Fixed my Issues with Intimacy.

Elephant Journal

Over the next few weeks, I would continually reject my mate. I began to avoid his phone calls. I felt terrified of being hurt and afraid of being taken advantage of. Arts Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality body communication emotions fearless insecurity lover relationship sensations vulnerable

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Everything’s Coming Up Carrie Laben

10,000 Birds

We at 10,000 Birds are lucky to have such distinguished writers on our team. Yet, few of them are actually distinguished for their writing. That’s just one reason why we’re so proud of Beat Writer Carrie Laben , who’s been having a heck of a month.

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Part 1: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Eccorazzi

Guest post by Timothy Conway, PhD. I recently was surprised to read a striking poem from a millennium ago heroically expressing ethical veganism, reproduced at Gary Francione’s Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights page on Facebook.

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How Could Land Tenure Security Affect Conservation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m sitting in a Mongolian yurt, listening to and trying to emulate Bataa’s* songs about love for the grasslands and the wide, treeless plains of the Mongolian Plateau. Our host sings with consuming passion. I might have brushed his enthusiasm off as a show two weeks ago.

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Forest Soundscapes Hold the Key for Biodiversity Monitoring

Nature Conservancy - Science

Morning in Musiamunat village. Across the river and up a steep mountainside, birds-of-paradise call raucously through the rainforest canopy, adding their calls to the nearly deafening insect chorus.

Older people teach young ones traditional skills at GrandFest

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Older people led masterclasses in skills such as dressmaking and bread-making at GrandFest, a one-day festival in east London.

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Birding Vignettes from a Camping Trip

10,000 Birds

Last week, from Saturday to Monday (15-17 July), we did our annual camping trip with some friends. This year we tried out Mongaup Pond Campground, a state park in the Catskills in Sullivan County. It’s a pretty park, not far off Route 17, but surrounded by miles of forest.

5 Ways to Embrace the World & Develop Empathy in Our Children.

Elephant Journal

So how do you make the world a better place? As a mother of 12 (that's no typo), I've come to believe that the key to making the world a. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z Family Featured Today animal rescue culture of kindness donating to charity empathy For Children mindful children parenting raising children mindfully young elephants

"How does a Nobel-prize-winning economist become a victim of bog-standard selection bias?"

Environmental Economics

Andrew Gelman: Again, I’m not saying that Heckman and his colleagues are doing this. I can only assume they’re reporting what, to them, are their best estimates. Unfortunately these methods are biased. But a lot of people with classical statistics and econometrics training don’t realize this: they thing regression coefficients are unbiased estimates, but nobody ever told them that the biases can be huge when there is selection for statistical significance.

Traditional Knowledge Helps Monitor Threatened Bilbies on Martu Country

Nature Conservancy - Science

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should use caution viewing this post, as it may contain mentions of deceased persons. The light bounces off four soft impressions in the red desert sand: two oval grooves side-by-side and two smaller paw-prints just ahead of them.

The reuse economy or reuse sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia thinks, as does the department, that the reuse sector, both the nonprofit and the for-profit sector, are key to moving forward with regards to a New York City's “zero-waste” drive.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of July 2017)

10,000 Birds

Rumor has it that we’ve turned a seasonal corner and can expect gradual cooling north of the Equator with commensurate warming to the south. But take rumors like these with a grain of salt, since temps will likely be scorching in temperate zones for at least another month or two.

Are you a Good Woman or a Nice Girl?

Elephant Journal

If you find yourself in the "nice girl" description, it’s not too late to transform into a good woman. Find support, a sisterhood of good women, and begin the journey. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality dating equal rights feminism good women love nice girl relationships

California might be a weird place, but at least they know how to do environmental economics

Environmental Economics

From the LA Times, Democrats and Republicans can get along on climate change policy : California lawmakers voted Monday evening to extend the state’s premiere program on climate change, a victory for  Gov. Jerry Brown  that included unprecedented Republican support for fighting global warming.

WHY ARE WE SO CONFUSED?

Eccorazzi

I had a friend who said she loved animals. If I were to translate that statement, what she really meant was that she really loved cute, cuddly dogs and to a certain extent, cats.

4 Simple Ways To Go Green For Back To School

Green Living Ideas

Students, parents of students, and anyone who was ever either or both of these can relate: Back-to-school season is a time for new beginnings, and this too often means new "stuff."

Pictorella Mannikins

10,000 Birds

Pictorella Mannikins- Heteromunia pectoralis -are a very small bird that inhabits the northern part of Australia and likes tall grass! The tendency for them to be found in tall grass is problematic when it comes to photographing them, but thankfully as seed eaters they need to drink a lot of water.

Elephant Academy Autumn Session begins soon.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency. Below is the keynote speech Mark R.

Part 2: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Eccorazzi

Guest post by Timothy Conway, PhD. Find Part 1 of this post here. Compared to the modern world, it was much harder to be vegan in Ma‘arrī’s time and place due to the religious and social pressures. Moreover, the diversity of plant foods was not nearly so abundant as we have today.

Adventures in Self-Experimentation: Matrix Pills & Plowing Tropical Fields

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sometimes, science requires that you get dirty. And hot. Really hot. As graduate students, we never imagined that climate change research would lead to us plowing a rural Indonesian farm field in 96 degree Fahrenheit heat, topped off with 98 percent humidity. But here we were.

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Week of July 2017

10,000 Birds

There are two kinds of travel in this world: the kind where you get to see great birds and the other kind. Right now, I’m in the middle of the other kind. What a waste!

July’s New Moon in Fiery Leo: Heed the Lion’s Roar.

Elephant Journal

The New Moon on July 23, 2017 occurs in the fiery sign of Leo at 3:45 am MST. The lion of the new moon awakens us from our laborious travails and rouses us to celebrate, to play, to live large, to take a chance, to shine! Arts Astrology 2017 astrology creativity inner child july Leo new moon

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Stopping to See the Forest — and the Trees

Conservancy Talk

We all overlook nature sometimes. Even for those of us who work in conservation, it can be easy to miss the goldfinch perched outside the widow as we rush off to work, or the spiderwort blooming in the garden next to the train stop. I’m guilty as charged.

No, Animal Products are not being removed from the Canadian Food Guide

Eccorazzi

Vegans shouldn’t be quick to share excitement for a new and improved Health Canada food guide.

Can India’s Farmers Deliver Clean Air Along with Good Food?

Nature Conservancy - Science

I often wonder how hard it must be for Delhi’s residents to live with pollution and smog every day. What accommodations do they make and how many minutes of their lives do they lose with every breath they take?

You Gotta Fight When You Think it’s the Right Thing to Do

10,000 Birds

I bird, therefore I am. Birding defines me, that much is clear. Yet, for the last month and a half I don’t remember doing any birding (my longest pause in the several years, for sure). I was mostly guiding journalists to “ Belgrade Amazon ” and I continue to do so these days.

Stumbling Wild, I Remain Free. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Still waters run deep, but my emoceans have never been still. Arts Literary Journal art emotions free path poem poetry waves wild

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Become a Goddess.

Elephant Journal

We give everything to the wrong people. We give to the right ones, in the wrong ways. We give nothing to our own hearts. Love Non New-Agey Spirituality bravery courage face your pain finding purpose in suffering goddess pain as a tool self love Transcendence transformation warrior

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Meditating on our Sixth Sense: Love.

Elephant Journal

Love, as a sixth sense, is the mechanism in which we physiologically and intrinsically feel self-worth, acceptance, affection, and regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality art love loving-kindness meditation senses Sixth sense

Let’s not Commit to One Form of Love.

Elephant Journal

The doorway to love is never closed. The master key is within our heart. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality #truelove absolute truth living in the moment love

“Letting Go” Doesn’t Mean what we Think it Means.

Elephant Journal

We cling to unhealthy relationships, unnecessary materials, societal statuses, rigid opinions, and so many other things. In order to detach from our object—whatever (or whoever) that may be—we need to understand that letting go does not mean that we simply cut ourselves off from our emotions and thoughts.

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A Poem to Help us Befriend Death & Loss.

Elephant Journal

And when it comes to death, I remind myself that love does not yield to decay. Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality coping with death coping with grief coping with loss death death and dying grief loss

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