Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2019)

10,000 Birds

But did that impact or improve bird visibility? The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As I anticipated, this past weekend offered a dazzling range of temperatures guaranteed to remind a person of every season in turn.

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The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

10,000 Birds

The most recent effort was released in June 2019. FWS also estimates the overall number and impact of birders, though those numbers appear to be substantially inflated ). Even in these reports, however, the impact of birders is not calculated independently.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2019?

10,000 Birds

and will put the spotlight on the impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2019? The month of May gives no quarter to passionate birders.

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Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

10,000 Birds

There are many ways the filmmakers could have gone about making this film; rather than filming protests and quoting lots of statistics, they have focused on people and birds, creating a quiet advocacy that will hopefully intensify the impact of their message. 25, 2019).

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The Final Days of the Danube backwaters in Belgrade: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is coming to Serbia

10,000 Birds

It is criss-crossed with lesser branches of the Danube and with normal levels of the river Beljarica is partly dry; when major floodwaves overflow the banks, excess water floods the entire reservation thus preventing direct impact of floodwawes on Zemun and Belgrade.

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Norway: 2019 the highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

Green Prophet

Nine thousand seven hundred (9,700) square kilometers of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019. Brazilian authorities today announced the official deforestation figures for the 2019 forest year (August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019).

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Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

10,000 Birds

These hurricanes prompted a personal interest in the impact of hurricanes on birds, so I did some research, which ultimately led to an article in the April 2018 issue of Birding magazine. Studying the impact of hurricanes on birds requires data both before and after the event.

Rename All Birds Named After White People

10,000 Birds

Let’s not, as has also been proposed, then, rename Saltmarsh Sparrow to honor Roger Tory Peterson, great though his impact on birding may have been. Zach Schwartz-Weinstein is a writer, teacher, organizer, and birdwatcher who lives in upstate New York.

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Auto-pilot Conservation in the Era of Trump

10,000 Birds

Other than a sweeping public lands package in 2019 , there has been little or no progress on the environment or wildlife protection. The MBCC convened on June 19, 2019 , and approved $29.4

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

10,000 Birds

An “experimental” population can reduce the regulatory impact of a reintroduction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed reintroducing California Condors in the Pacific Northwest.

Boyle and Kotchen: The Need for More (Not Less) External Review of Economic Analysis at the U.S. EPA

Environmental Economics

Changes in the assumptions and methods used in regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) have produced fundamentally different conclusions about the economic benefits and costs of significant regulations. Abstract:  Under President Donald Trump, the U.S.

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Bird Litigation: Is the Golden-cheeked Warbler Still Endangered?

10,000 Birds

The lawsuit made three arguments for delisting: (1) FWS failed to designate “critical habitat”; (2) FWS failed to consider the new information in the petition; and (3) FWS violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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5 Impactful Strategies for Communicating Sustainability Online

Green Prophet

Get focused around making an impact with your message. Data is impactful. When you align your content with the goodwill of others, instead of casting blame on bad actors, you’ll achieve a more desired impact on delivering a sustainable future.

Growth hacking with CROs for impact and ecological businesses

Green Prophet

What the world needs in impact driven ecological businesses is not just great founders and a CEO with a vision on how to create a world for the next 5 to 10 years. Impact and sustainable businesses are not charities.

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Dr. Subrata Chakravarty On the Impact of Anesthetic Gases on The Environment

Green Prophet

Calculating the impact of surgery on the environment. However, as experienced anesthesiologist Dr. Subrata Chakravarty focuses on the best applications to help patients through the use of anesthetic agents, he is also acutely aware of global warming trends and the possible impact of them.

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Hagerman NWR: Birding Amidst Oil Wells

10,000 Birds

Potential impacts to nesting shorebirds and/or sensitive species, such as federally-listed least terns, may occur from people and equipment disturbances within lakeshore-oil pad sites. Last year, I compiled a subjective list of the Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding.

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REEP: "The Need for More (Not Less) External Review of Economic Analysis at the U.S. EPA"

Environmental Economics

Published: 13 June 2019 Abstract. Changes in the assumptions and methods used in regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) have produced fundamentally different conclusions about the economic benefits and costs of significant regulations.

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Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

10,000 Birds

It’s an ethical dilemma: Let the eagles alone, with the risk that they may die out in 20 years, or film them with as minimal disturbance as possible, with the hope that the visuals will have an impact on people and help extend their existence. The Philippine Eagle has a kind face.

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Belu becomes first UK water company to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

While cartons are closer in emissions, other environmental impacts become more significant. From November 2019, Belu has committed to make 100% of our plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles. 2019 © Michael Smith

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Impact of Industrial Robots in the Food and Agriculture Sector

Green Prophet

With automation recently changing how we carry out agriculture, industrial robots have had a great impact on the field. Some of the impacts include: 1. Increased Productivity. The impact Industrial robots have had on the Food and Agriculture sector goes beyond the above stated.

Holidaymakers encouraged to save their lilos from landfill by turning them into designer bags

Green (Living) Review

Plastic pollution is a real problem and we all have to think about the decisions we take and the impact they have on the destinations we visit.

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Follow the bouncing ball of ethanol policy

Environmental Economics

The process to idle the plant will take several weeks, after which the plant will cease processing of over 30 million bushels of corn annually and hundreds of local jobs will be impacted. I'm just going to leave this here. I have no idea where to start.

What Impact Does Creatine Have On Your Workout

Green Prophet

Creatine is one of the most popular athletic supplements in the world. But what most people may not realize is that whether you supplement your creatine intake or not, it’s also something that our bodies create naturally. What exactly is creatine?

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The Mediterranean Sea natural gas purge starts amid protests in Israel

Green Prophet

Updated in 2019, a picture of the Levithan rig. The timing of when to start has been delayed time and time again but the operators needed to start the rig to meet their 2019 timeline. Israel’s largest energy project, headed by Noble Energy, started production on Tuesday.

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3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

Green Prophet

Three stark reports on the rising carbon emissions and impacts on global temperatures have been released in the last week. The post 3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Greta is not going to be happy.

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The Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

10,000 Birds

Although many ESA regulations apply only to federal agencies, private entities that take actions that could adversely impact a listed species must first obtain a permit. Thus, off-site mitigation occurs near impacted land.

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AAA: "National gas price average for Labor Day on track to be cheapest in three years.

Environmental Economics

China trade talks and the impact increasing tariff costs could have on global crude oil demand.

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How the pagans touched the East and West Banks and influenced your religion

Green Prophet

Photo courtesy of Saeb Rawashdeh, July, 2019. The post How the pagans touched the East and West Banks and influenced your religion appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Futurekind Design for and by the People by Dr. Rob Phillips Published by Thames & Hudson, May (16) 2019 240 pages 900 illustrations Hardback 25.5

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Bedazzled fruits twist your perception of decay

Green Prophet

“Bad Lemon (Creep)” (2019). Bad Peach” (2019). This one is called "Sour Sparkle" (2019). A post shared by T: The NYTimes Style Magazine (@tmagazine) on Sep 16, 2019 at 8:49am PDT. Bad Lemon (Sour Sparkle)” (2019), detail.

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A great job opportunity for an undergraduate economics student (deadline May 28)

Environmental Economics

Understanding of benefit-cost or economic impact analyses. Assessing the Benefits & Costs of Environmental Policies that Improve Water Quality :  A research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S.

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Our Path to Impactful Change

Elephant Journal

I’ll also introduce myself by saying that I can’t deconstruct the creation of change without talking about love. And I can’t speak about how governments should be improved, without mentioning that we also must be able to threaten its very existence, not merely it’s reputation. And we shouldn’t defend the needed political and social lines […].

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New Edition of David Anderson's Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management

Environmental Economics

It addresses the impact of changes in world leaders, national priorities, and international agreements along with key developments in the energy sector.

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I've finally hit the Journal of Hydrology!

Environmental Economics

Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appalachian has been studying impacts from stormwater runoff and how to manage that runoff.

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Here we go again: DRIVE LESS! is the answer

Environmental Economics

April 25, 2019:  GASP! $4 campaign is having an impact. Every 6 years or so (I'm rounding) gas prices rise, and the results are predictable:  Price go up because of some supply shock, the news starts to cover it, people start to complain, politicians start to rumble about price gouging and restricting prices, supply increases, prices fall, and everyone calms down.

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Call for papers extended to May 3: Special Issue on "Coastal Resources Economics and Ecosystem Valuation" in the journal Water

Environmental Economics

Update from Wally Milon (March 7, 2019):  We have extended the deadline for the special issue of Water on Coastal Resource Economics and Ecosystem Valuation to May 3, 2019. Nearly 40% of the world’s people already live in these areas, yet coastal zones are increasingly attractive for development and tourism, and are vulnerable to a variety of impacts from land use, water management, nutrients, invasive species, extreme weather, sea level rise and oil spills, among others.

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Creating a World Seed Bank? Meet the UN in Rome

Green Prophet

hours on Monday, 11 November 2019 in Rome. Meet the UN in Rome appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Emer wheat is one of the world’s oldest cultivated grains. What about plant diversity in this species and thousands of others?

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Chemicals from sunscreen products do seep into bloodstream

Green (Living) Review

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The Fridge: Reducing Food Waste in the Community

Green Prophet

The post The Fridge: Reducing Food Waste in the Community appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. There’s a refrigerator standing on a Tel Aviv sidewalk. It’s not an empty fridge waiting to be hauled away to a dump; it’s full of food.

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Can CBD Pills Help You Fall Asleep Faster?

Green Prophet

Yet, there have been a few recent studies to show how CBD works for promoting sleep: Here are a few of the most notable cases: 2019 Permanente Journal Study: Researchers here looked whether CBD could reduce anxiety and improve sleep as well as how the two work well together.

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Israelis want to know: Where has all the butter gone?

Green Prophet

Now in the latter half of 2019, we hear more recent news: . Tnuva’s stock of milk fat, which it uses for butter and cream production, began running out in December last year, which could explain its decision to cut butter production in early 2019.

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Abstract Monday

Environmental Economics

Journal : Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists   2019   6 : 2 ,  215-242  Objective : To improve the measurement of the value of people's leisure time by allowing for different values for each individual derived from a stated preference survey. The welfare impacts of three policy scenarios are estimated: A price increase, and two fishing site closure scenarios. 

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Is Oat Milk Ethical? A Breakdown of How Alt-Milks Impact the Earth

Eco Chic

And plenty of us don’t like the impact of cows on our already-burdened planet. What milk you choose for our daily coffee or tea has an impact on the planet. The production has a fairly neutral environmental impact. Photo of alt milk by GEORGE DESIPRIS via Pexels.

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