Collaborative list – April 2019

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Birding in Nanhui, Shanghai in October 2019

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So, this post just shows 25 birds I spotted at Nanhui (coastal Shanghai) in October 2019. The post Birding in Nanhui, Shanghai in October 2019 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Sometimes I am tired of words, tired of writing.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2019)

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This uncharacteristic sentimentality probably results from the morning of birding I enjoyed this weekend with both my daughter and my close friend, two people that have never gone birding together. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Resolutions for Birding in Costa Rica, 2019

10,000 Birds

I actually really hope to see this bird in 2019 in Costa Rica. Although I already do this in a few different ways, I will do more to promote this special endeavor to more people while guiding or just out birding. Well, those are my resolutions for 2019.

Garden Press Event 2019

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wednesday, February 27, 2019 saw the Garden Press Event held at the Business Design Center in Islington, London (UK) and the event was well attended as far as exhibitors and press visitors are concerned.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2019?

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Early September, like just about every other time of year, means different things to different people. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2019? In New York, schools open after Labor Day.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

10,000 Birds

Prior to serving in the Confederacy, Driver notes, McCown played leading roles in genocidal campaigns against indigenous peoples on the US-Canada border and against the Seminoles in Florida. So, a proposal: let’s stop naming non-European birds after people of European descent.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2019)

10,000 Birds

Mid-June means many things to many people, but much of its allure involves perfect weather. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Unfortunately, without sunshine and high temps, this time of year becomes a bit of a bore.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2019)

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I’m still saying Happy New Year to people… Corey had an easy choice for his Best Bird of the Weekend. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Wait, is January almost over?

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Can Platypus Persist Alongside People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Under threat from urban development, can this iconic Australian animal survive alongside us? From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Urban Conservation

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2019?

10,000 Birds

The polar vortex encompassing Upstate New York delivered all manner of problems for people, but our local birds seem to be weathering the blistering cold well. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2019? Are you ready for Superb Owl Sunday ?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2019)

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Easter weekend means many things to many people, but most of us with school-age children in the United States can’t help but link this floating holiday with travel, seeing as how so many K-12 schools use the weekend anchor their Spring Break.

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19 Ways to Make a Fresh Start in 2019…

Elephant Journal

2018 is finished… And 2019 has just begun… With the transition of one year to the next, many people make the innocent oversight of bringing their out-dated patterns with them (just like a tired but treasured piece of luggage). Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga 2019 dreams healing health katrina love senn katrinalovesenn people-pleasing perfection transformation wellbeing

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The Battle of Stalingrad, or Crows vs. People

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Therefore you can imagine my suspicion when I started to receive calls from various journalists to comment on cases of Hooded Crows attacking people. It only lasts for a day or two before they take flight themselves, but people do not respond with much understanding.

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Recommended reading: Another important VSL paper

Environmental Economics

An important shadow price in the analysis of policies affecting human mortality is the value of statistical life (VSL), which is imputed from how people make decisions involving tradeoffs between small mortality risks and other goods. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, November 11, 2019.

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Would You Rather? No More False Choices Between People and the Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Would you rather be covered in fur or scales? Would you rather save babies or trees? This kind of stark dilemma can be an entertaining conversation starter at a party, but it should not be the entry point we […]. Ideas Climate Health & Nature TNC Science

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In the past – not that long ago – people were happy with less

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the past – not so long ago – people were happy and content with less. Today people are not even happy if they have everything; they still want more. And then? Well, they are still not happy and need more, and then more still. But happiness never comes.

2019 166

Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

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” So, it is established: this is a film about migrant birds and the people who work to protect them in south Texas and northern Mexico. The hawkwatch scenes are joyous, crowded with people and birds. The focus is on the people and their activities. 25, 2019).

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Should I Get Solar Panels Now in 2019 or Wait?

Greentumble

Here are 4 reasons why you should switch to solar in 2019. Due to legislation passed in 2015, the ITC will begin declining each year after 2019 and will be phased out entirely for residential solar in just a few short years. As a homeowner, installing solar panels on.

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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. The report states : Decades old partnerships with the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and the City of Socorro have fostered continued economic benefit for the American people. Every few years, the U.S.

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Save the turtles – from people!

Green Prophet

This day was created to help people celebrate turtles and tortoises and protect their disappearing habitats. We contacted the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, and we told them about the fact that people have turtles at home.

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Building a Shelf of Failure in 2019

Elephant Journal

Wanna know my advice for 2019? Hand people the tools they need to take advantage of you. Flip your life upside down like the Monopoly board that it is. Let the game pieces fly in every which direction and land in hard to reach places. Throw all of your money into the garbage disposal. Sign […].

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Bird Songs (but maybe not the kind you’re thinking): A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

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Why do people become birders? Last but not least, the cover of the album is a beautiful painting by the 2019 American Birding Association Bird of the Year Artist, Megan Massa.

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Reminders and Perils of Fall Migration in Costa Rica

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Other questions also come to mind like, “If so much poison is needed to grow pineapples, is the profit worth risking the health of people and ecosystems?”, Migration is happening. Every birder knows it.

Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment

Greentumble

billion people (mainly from developing countries) until the present day [1]. So, people move the livestock to another piece of land where the process repeats. More people means higher demand for natural resources (including water(!)

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8 Reminders for how to be a Real Ass, Heart-on-your-Sleeve Human in 2019.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2018 2019 breakup feel inspired human being real ass reminders traumas trusting peopleI don’t know about anyone else, but in my life, 2018 was one hell of a year.

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

Green (Living) Review

Georgia Wyatt-Lovell, founder of Wyatt and Jack, says: 'Holiday inflatables are great fun for a week or two, but when the holiday’s over, most people have no further use for them. Based on four people per booking, there were 8.25m package holidays taken over the past 12 months.

2019 207

Reuse and Repair

Green (Living) Review

Industry decided that it was too expensive for it to develop new products that people really wanted and needed and rather made products that broke rather quickly and were made in such a way that they can no longer be repaired and thus people have to buy the same (kind of) product again and again.

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Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products

Green (Living) Review

The vast majority of people, therefore, and also for “convenience”, use electric dryers, even in sunny and hot California. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products, and we also have, quite seriously, to learn to differentiate between needs and wants.

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Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

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The casino was thick with people and tobacco. Now that I have got your attention, let us move to the new version of the Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle and Sharpe, published by the Lynx Edicions (2019). Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean.

2019 218

Take the "What Are Things REALLY Worth?" survey!

Environmental Economics

One hundred dollars in Amazon gift certificates will be awarded to each of one hundred people judged to have the most insightful answers.   “Political debates today are so polarized that people often forget how much progress has been made over the past hundred years,” says Kane.

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Should you consider investing in oil in 2019?

Green Prophet

Most people would not have the right facilities to store it and would have to pay somebody to do this for them, which could cancel out the return on investment.

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Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

10,000 Birds

On a trip as long as ours it’s not unusual for people to see five-hundred-plus species of bird so we will likely have a hard time surviving this one. This coming Thursday both Mike and I will be jetting our way to a continent neither of us have ever visited.

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Pacific Women Demand a Voice in Mining Decisions

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the Solomon Islands, women’s groups are running an education program to help local people make more informed decisions about mining. From the Field Asia Pacific Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Women in Science

2019 111

Empty Pied Oystercatcher nests

10,000 Birds

Last week I introduced you to the first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019 and so far they are surviving. This is a popular beach at the moment for vehicles and most people would have no idea that Pied Oystercatchers and Red-capped Plovers are trying to breed along our coastline at the moment.

2019 194

Urban Birding in Costa Rica

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Yes, we were at the edge of the big stretch of concrete and asphalt and thus surrounded by green space but this was still habitat heavily affected by people. Some members of the Psittacidae become adapted to living with people, others don’t.

Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

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Or, the bear paid no attention to people. Don’t you hate it when you cannot communicate while birding overseas? Having mobility issues, I still remember birding from a van along a rather productive dirt road in Costa Rica ( Broad-billed Motmot , Lineated Woodpecker , Cocoa Woodcreeper , etc.),

2019 209

Birding Cape Town

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The colony is a proper tourist attraction with an entrance fee and way too many people, but the penguins still make it worth going. In November 2018, I spent a few days birding in Cape Town, South Africa. While apparently not the safest of places, it is a great spot to see birds.

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Aoi Matsuri parade

Indigenize

According to The Mainisti, a Japanese paper in English language, “the festival originated in the era of Emperor Kinmei more than 1,400 years ago, when people prayed for no damage from rainstorms and good […].

2019 155

Today's "Moment of Happiness"

Environmental Economics

This is a good one for the beginning of the semester: “The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading, and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires.” -- Adam Smith,  The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

2019 141

Sprout Lands – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sprout Lands by William Bryant Logan Published by W W Norton, April 2019 Hardcover 165 x 244 mm / 384 pages ISBN 9780393609417 Price: £19.99

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Making do is a deeply pragmatic philosophy

Green (Living) Review

I can also never pass up the chance to rescue things that other people have thrown and try to make those things either work again for their intended purposes or repurpose them for other uses. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Making do is a deeply pragmatic philosophy.

2019 166

Healing powers of yoga for young people.

Elephant Journal

In an uncertain world, young people are turning to coping strategies that are available to them. […]. “All of my friends smoke a spliff every day and/or take medication, either to help them sleep, or to combat anxiety or depression or for ADHD.

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