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

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The most recent effort was released in June 2019. These reports (called “ Banking on Nature “) are relevant to birders because they are among the few comprehensive analyses that relate to the economic impact of birders on national wildlife refuges, which are among the more popular birding locations. FWS also estimates the overall number and impact of birders, though those numbers appear to be substantially inflated ). Every few years, the U.S.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2019)

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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. I wish I knew. Too much work and too many loved ones in the hospital cost me any opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous weekend outside.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2019?

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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. You probably spent all of last weekend engaged in an extended Global Big Day , whether you realized that fact or not. Take a moment or two this Saturday to observe World Migratory Bird Day while you’re enjoying migratory birds.

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

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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). These figures confirm what we feared, namely that 2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil. We heard the news, now here are some facts to bring to the dinner table this weekend.

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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). The first shot of Birders is of a helicopter. It’s an official-looking helicopter, photographed flying in the air at eye level, as if we’re next to it.

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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. People are searching for information about global warming online. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the “Global Warming” Google Trends page based on searches performed around the globe on the world’s most popular search engine.

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. Add this position to CEO, VP Marketing or CMO, and CTO –– or better yet as a founder position from 3 roles and skillsets to 4, and you might have a startup impact company that will have Silicon Valley paying attention. Impact and sustainable businesses are not charities.

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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. Broadly speaking, most birds appear to survive the initial “direct” effects ( e.g. , high winds, rain, landslides, and flooding) of hurricanes, but are significantly impacted by the “indirect” effects ( e.g. , loss of food supplies, roosting sites, and habitat).

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. Flux developed Eddy, a robot developed out of Israeli military tech. The idea is to feed the world, using hydroponics.

Rename All Birds Named After White People

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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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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. How An Anesthesiologist Can Reduce The Impact? To be clear, sevoflurane is still regarded as a safe anesthetic in terms of patient impact.

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

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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. Although sometimes thought of a bird of the Southwest, the condor’s historical range reaches as far north as British Columbia. In 1806, Lewis and Clark saw condors near the Columbia River, which makes up much of the Washington-Oregon border.

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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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. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Holidaymakers can see their unwanted lilos transformed into designer bags and pouches thanks to a holiday company that’s pledging to reduce the number of inflatables sent to landfill.

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Reminders and Perils of Fall Migration in Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, the elimination of green space for agriculture (notably for the cash crop pineapple) has made an especially large impact. Whether we add that 2019 Cerulean or not, contemplating the journeys being taken by Red-eyed Vireos and other migrants seen at the house and elsewhere in Costa Rica is invariably mind-blowing. Migration is happening. Every birder knows it.

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? Creatine is dietary protein compound found in meat and fish. When you eat these foods your liver and kidneys absorb the amino acids to make creatine. It’s then transferred to your muscles as a form of cellular energy called creatine monohydrate.

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

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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. As to the second argument, on February 6, 2019, the judge granted summary judgment in favor of FWS, finding that FWS adequately considered the information cited in the petition.

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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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The Powerful Impact Yin & Softness can have on our Fiery Lives.

Elephant Journal

And while being productive is wonderful—it's not all there is. Go deeper. Get sweeter. Meet the feminine. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood balance deeper elephant magazine feminine Fire giving to others joy live intentionally nourish kidneys nourishment receiving self love slowing down softness stillness tenderness water yang yin

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CNREP 2019: Call for abstracts and session proposals

Environmental Economics

The Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP) is announcing a call for abstracts and session proposals for  CNREP 2019: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy, the 6 th  National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. The conference is scheduled for May 19-21, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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Hagerman NWR: Birding Amidst Oil Wells

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

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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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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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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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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. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Policy (OP)/National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Here are the videos from the "Tips for Students and Newish Economists" AERE@SEA session, November 2018

Environmental Economics

" Appling Design Concepts to Increase the Impact of your Presentations " Jill L. Caviglia-Harris, Salisbury University. " " Adding Logic and Proof Concepts to Your Intro Courses " Christopher F. Dumas, University of North Carolina - Wilmington. " " Social Media but in a Way That's Kind of Useful " Sarah Andrea Jacobson, Williams College. " " Writing Grants is a Skill: Tips for Success " Will Wheeler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "

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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 His research seeks to 'Engage Design' processes to decrease people's impact, gaining insight into what people really do.

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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. Here is the description: The tools of environmental economics guide policymakers as they weigh development against nature, present against future, and certain benefits against uncertain consequences. The policies and research findings explained in this textbook are relevant to decisions made daily by individuals, firms, and governments.

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Pepper Rutland on: Charities Making the Highest Impact

Elephant Journal

They want to know that their money is having an impact and making a difference. The people of the United States give an incredible amount of money each year to a variety of charitable causes. When people give their hard-earned money, they want to know it is going to a good cause. One way to […].

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Can Flowers Make an Impact on Your Well-Being

Elephant Journal

Flowers are some of the most beautiful plants in the world. They have a very important function in the existence and sustainability of our world. Many people only regard them as mere decorations that you put in a vase or on a veil. Actually, flowers are much more beneficial the people’s health that you may […].

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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. Here is the propaganda from App State: "Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff" !

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What's up with folks in Hawaii?

Environmental Economics

While Hawaii is rarely subjected to direct hurricane hits, Lee’s bill says warmer oceans will increase that risk by creating “more hurricanes of increasing intensity” — and estimates the impact of a major hurricane making landfall at $40 billion. They're worried about sea-level rise or something.

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Ottolenghi’s Kohlrabi Salad

Green Prophet

The post Ottolenghi’s Kohlrabi Salad appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Tomatoes and cucumbers may be summer memories, but the craving for good salad doesn’t go away just because it’s winter.

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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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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 reports lay bare the horrific state of climate breakdown and its impacts across the globe whilst indicating the solutions are available to make possible meeting the goals set out under the Paris agreement. . The post 3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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Fashion brands that are leading the sustainable movement

Green Prophet

Everyone in some way engages with fashion and it is becoming more and more mainstream to consider fashion and its impact on our daily lives. So Fashion whether we want to admit or not has a huge impact on our everyday lives. Ecologically spot-on and dead sexy.

APPRENTICE: “Thinkolism” and it’s Impacts on Writing.

Elephant Journal

“If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world no one else can offer yourself.” Glennon Doyle Alt titles: Think-o-lism: You Might be Suffering from it Too. I am convinced […]. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society

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Chemicals from sunscreen products do seep into bloodstream

Green (Living) Review

Sunscreen chemicals seep into bloodstream a new study by the FDA confirms by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Summer is on the way (well, at least according to the seasons) and soon everyone will be lathering on sunscreen and more of it onto their children to protect them from the possible impact of the light of the sun.

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How divisive words and actions impact your life.

Elephant Journal

I have been thinking a lot about the divisiveness that we see so often these days all around the world. As I begin to write this, I have no idea what exactly I want to say, nor do I know if any of my thoughts are unique, but it does seem vital, now more than […].

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