The Urban Birds of Austin, Texas

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Though I have been birding for a few years now, I had only birded west of the Mississippi once before my recent trip to Austin, Texas. Austin is growing rapidly, someone on the plane telling me the city added over a hundred people every day. Like I said, Austin is changing, but in this neighborhood it is clearly still okay to leave your farm birds out and about! Austin had one more life bird in store for me. Trips Austin Texas Urban Birds

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Austin, Texas.

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I am not going to Austin, not today, and probably not tomorrow. Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Literary Journal Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) austin doc martens fantasy freedom music pie. I am probably not even going so far as an adjacent zip code. sxsw Texas


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A Healthy Cycle for Austin’s Compost Scene

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Wilson is one of the East Side Compost Pedallers , a bike-powered compost recycling program in Austin, Texas. The for-profit organization is on a mission to reduce landfill waste in Austin one bin at a time, by pedaling “scrapple” (their term for compostable food scraps) from homes and businesses to urban farms, schools, and community gardens, where it is composted into rich soil. Austin compost green living

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The City of Austin will pay you to keep a chicken coop in your backyard

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The City of Austin is offering free chicken keeping classes and is willing to pay you for it. he city announced Thursday that as a part of Austin Resource Recovery's Home Composting Rebate Program, Austinites can attend one of five "chicken keeping classes," buy a chicken coop, submit a rebate application online and receive a $75 check from the city. Do you dream of having your own chickens? Dream no more.

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Shelter Animals Find Foster Homes After Being Displaced By Austin Floods


After a severe storm on Monday night flooded the Austin Pets Alive shelter in Austin, Texas, dozens of residents stepped up to provide homes for the displaced animals. Kim Griffin, Read More The post Shelter Animals Find Foster Homes After Being Displaced By Austin Floods appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Pro Wrestler Austin Aries Gives Meat A Beat Down


In a recent interview, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling star Austin Aries discussed his decade-long vegetarian diet and what it’s taught him. News Pop Culture Sports Top News Vegetarian Austin AriesRead More.

An Ethical Traveler’s Oasis in Austin: The Park Lane Guesthouse

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B&B in Austin, The Park Lane Guesthouse. Beautiful fresh-made #frittata from chickens just steps away at the @parklaneguesthouse in #austin! But they just seem vintage, they were built just 20ish years ago: Shakti installed antique stained glass (which combined with the Austin sunshine created beautiful, colorful interior to the cabin we stayed in) to make it feel like an older space. We didn’t want to leave, even though we were itching to explore Austin a bit! .

Allen Austin Enters the Cleantech Realm

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The post Allen Austin Enters the Cleantech Realm appeared first on Green Living Ideas. The transition away from our current fossil fuel-based energy system and toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future calls for a new generation of leadership. These C-level and executive positions could be filled by those with experience in the traditional energy sector, or by people with strong skills in the emerging renewable energy or technology [&hellip.

The Sacred Musician. ~ Darren Austin Hall

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Contractors Making Austin Greener


In the first installment, we connected with Kyle Ashley of Austin-based Green Building As the Director of Marketing at Software Advice, Houston spends most of his day writing for the company blog and getting the word out about Software Advice's resources. He enjoys researching and reporting trends in project management software and other construction technology.

In My Dreams. ~ Austin Wald {Poem}

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Want more Students in Your Yoga Class? ~ Katherine Austin

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As a teacher of yoga for more than 18 years and a studio owner for the last decade, I often hear from other teachers that they are frustrated that they don’t have enough students in their classes. I get it, they want to make a living, and they deserve to—but when you’re paid per person who attends, you are dependent on quantity to drive up your paycheck.

Help! My Yoga Class Just Got Hijacked. ~ Katherine Austin

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You were teaching and suddenly, you hear voices. You turn around and discover some of the teachers, there for their own practice, are helping or instructing students while you try to teach. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga boundaries co-dependent service student teacher

Winter Solstice: Embrace Darkness & Embody the Light ~ Darren Austin Hall

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During these winter months embody the Light, our finest and most brilliant quality. Share it far and wide, lighting up the world around us. For indeed, the Sun is returning and so its Light, and what life it brings us. What life! In the darkest day, and all our seeming darkest hours of existence, the light is ever returning.

Austin company aims to become first package-free, zero-waste grocery store in nation

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Austin company plans to open package-free, zero-waste grocery store before year’s end. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Austin, TX, June 2011: The Brothers Lane team announced its intention to open the first package-free, zero-waste grocery store in the U.S. in.gredients is being started by Brothers Lane, LLC – a small Austin-based company owned by the Lane brothers (Christian, Patrick, and Joseph) and brother-in-spirit Christopher Pepe.

The Yoni Massage: Healing & Enhancing Sexual Intimacy. ~ Darren Austin Hall {Adult}

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Yoni is ancient Sanskrit for vagina and the yoni massage is one of the hallmarks of a sacred sexual practice. Health & Wellness Sexy Z ADMIN Love Featured Today health intimacy massage sex vagina yoni

The City that Outgrew its Britches.

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Austin Sucks: Don’t Move There! {Infographic}

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Texas austin dog owners hipsters humor infographic live music tacos y''all If you love breakfast tacos, dive bars and hordes of tragic hipsters, consider a move to the city that loves to call itself the Live Music Capital of the World.

Yoga Retreat Celebrates 17 Years of Learning & Practice in Community.

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The Wisdom of Escape: 8 Great Reasons to Go on Retreat.

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A Police Officer Speaks on ALEC and "Stand Your Ground" | PR Watch

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Share this. -- by Brian Austin , originally posted on Badger Blue, Times Two. Brian Austin is a former state prosecutor and a police detective in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr Brian Austin, I commend you on your expireince in law enforcement,Im greatful that you are bold and have the courage to speak up on what the elite are doing to are couintry, our nation, & accross this world. Thank you Mr. Austin for laying it out the way it really is. Skip to Main Content Area.

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This Guy Lives in a Dumpster—On Purpose.

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The Year of my Big, Fat Root Chakra Cleanse.

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Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga chakras growth healing Katherine Austin new beginnings practice self-awarenessThe root chakra is about health, relationships, finances, home etc. Everywhere I looked, one door was rapidly opening while another door involving relationships, houses and businesses, was rapidly closing.

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Solutions for Cities – From Nature

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In Austin, that date marked the 15th consecutive day of 90+-degree days, leaving many to wonder if we are in for another record-breaking year. As mayor of Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and as Texas state director of The Nature Conservancy, the nation’s leading environmental organization, we recognize those numbers are a canary in the coal mine. Locally, we’ve long recognized the importance of Austin’s tree canopy.

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Big Broken Hearts: Love & Life Lessons from Norah Jones.

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How Getting Fired from Google Drastically Improved My Life.

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The Best Bad Decision I Ever Made.

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Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) austin buzz cut education equality expat fairness feminism hair Krishnamurti quote non-traditional school teaching traditional women My friends and family were utterly supportive and complimented the roundness of my head and the boldness of my choice.

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The Traveling Naturalist: To the Bat Cave!

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There are numerous other caves and sinkholes where you can see huge numbers of free-tailed bats, as well as the famous emergence at Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge. The world’s largest mammal concentrations are found at Texas Hill Country bat caves, where up to 15 million bats emerge each evening. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. The Traveling Naturalist, our series featuring natural wonders and biological curiosities for the science-inclined wanderer.

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Robotic Surgery and the Low End of the Learning Curve | Mother.

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26, 2013 8:58 AM PST Tweet Austin Frakt points us today to a new study that compares the effectiveness of robotically assisted hysterectomies vs. laparoscopic surgery. "On these results alone," says Austin, "the call is a simple one. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

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Privately Run Medicare Plans are Really Expensive | Mother Jones

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18, 2013 9:20 PM PST Tweet Austin Frakt draws my attention today to a new article about the administrative costs of Medicare. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support. Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Study. Kevin Drum Previous | Next.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

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This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. Africa Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News International Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Antarctica Austin college professor cyborg cockroaches dumpster living elephant poaching environmental disaster infographic government shutdown Grist ivory MNN npr poaching shoot poachers sustainable living Tanzania Texas Treehugger Wired

Senior Dog Who Spent 1000 Days at Shelter Finally Gets Forever Home


Annie, the 13-year-old boxer, who spent over 1000 days living at the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter in Texas has finally found her forever home. Annie was a breeding dog Read More The post Senior Dog Who Spent 1000 Days at Shelter Finally Gets Forever Home appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

How to say “Screw It” to the Velvet Rut you’ve been Living In.

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Musicians would land in Austin and discover a world where it was always summertime, and the livin’ was always easy. Thus the velvet rut. It’s comfy. It’s cozy. And it’s awfully hard to escape. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Arts Elephant Academy Enlightened Society comfort zones creativity discomfort embrace discomfort innovation mindfulness velvet rut

Whole Foods Planning to Open Upscale Health Resort


Whole Foods Market expanding business by opening upscale health resort near its Austin, Texas headquarters. Read More The post Whole Foods Planning to Open Upscale Health Resort appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

Aquarium Owner Under Investigation for 220 Animal Deaths


Ammon Covino co-owns aquariums in Austin, Portland and Boise with his Read More The post Aquarium Owner Under Investigation for 220 Animal Deaths appeared first on Ecorazzi. As construction for a new aquarium in San Antonio kicks off, details on the owner’s shady past are surfacing. Animals Causes News Top News

Stop Saying This if You Want to Live a Happier Life. I Guarantee.

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My dad came visited me in Austin all the way from Taiwan. I tried to go back every year, but since I didn’t go back last year, my family decided to come instead. One day I was chatting with my dad on our way to a local outlet, he started saying, “You should’ve majored in […].

Understanding the “Smart Grid”

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The True Story of a 4-year-old Colorado Cannabis Refugee.

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

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The striking Golden-cheeked Warbler nests only in the hills of central Texas near Austin but a substantial part of those breeding grounds have leveled in favor of development. One of the fastest growing cities in America, Austin is the capital of Texas and home of the University of Texas. Fueled by a dynamic economy, it is now the 11th largest city in the country: more than 2 million people now live in the metropolitan area. On December 27, 1990 , the U.S.

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Perhaps a good sign on rising administrative costs

Environmental Economics

From  Inside Higher Ed : When officials of the University of Texas System hired Gregory Fenves as the new president of the flagship campus at Austin, they said his base salary would be $750,000.  New UT Austin president was offered $1m salary, requested $750k salary instead due to bad optics [link].

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Wipeout Wednesday: Helmet Cam Disasters

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From Austin: (Nice air, now about the landing…). Nothing like a POV shot to make you feel like you’re the one bailing. Click here to view the embedded video. From Tave: (He gave new meaning to the term ‘snow-blind.’). ’). Click here to view the embedded video. From Bill: (And it was such a beautiful barrel, too.). Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Reasons to Wear a Helmet. Wipeout Wednesday: Sand Sledding.

Talking Trash With The Cyclists Behind This Compost Startup

Green (Living) Review

An eco-preneur hits pay dirt with a bike-powered pick-up service in the heart of Austin, Texas. And in Austin, Texas, there’s a similar pilot program, but expansion to the entire urban area could take up to 10 years. Until then, small business and private networks are popping up to fill in the gaps, including Austin’s Compost Pedallers, a startup that offers bike-powered, carbon-neutral food waste pickup.

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10 Daily Practices of Insane Awesomeness.

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You want to know how I transitioned from a manic depressive, stressed, single, copywriter woman in Austin into an expat teacher, wife, mother, writer and fabulous world traveller? Health & Wellness Yoga change eating gratitude habits kindness life love meditation metta music practices walking