Baltimore city fixes racial water injustice according to income

Green Prophet

If you are black and living in Baltimore you might not be able to afford your water. A new bill in Baltimore, Maryland (US) aims to settle water injustice, making sure that a water bill will be adjusted to a family’s means. Baltimore is a good case study.

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Baltimore Aquarium Considering Ending Captive Dolphin Program


As the Baltimore National Aquarium has announced that it is discussing plans to release captive dolphins back into the wild gram, the Vancouver Aquarium is doing the exact opposite by expanding its captive whale and dolphin program. Read More The post Baltimore Aquarium Considering Ending Captive Dolphin Program appeared first on Ecorazzi.


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The Baltimore Riots: A Buddhist Perspective.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) attitude Baltimore riots cops fear inner city respect violenceWhen we recognize our power to intimidate or befriend in the face of fear, we will overcome the patterns of violent thoughts, words, and actions.

Baltimore Riots: Two Compelling Perspectives on Non-Violence.

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On Monday, April 27th, increasingly violent riots broke out across Baltimore, MD following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only baltimore Freddie Gray police protests riot violence

I’m Scared for Baltimore: A Tale of Two Cities.

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I'm scared for my beloved Baltimore, this charming city of brine and crime. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) baltimore Baltimore uprising Black America cities citizens neighbourhood privilege Racism safety skin color

Baltimore: A City of Stories Untold.

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Those of us in Baltimore ​last night, as well as those who felt safer leaving Baltimore for the night, those who have loved ones in or from Baltimore, who have memories of Baltimore, hopes for Baltimore: we will all have our own stories to tell about last night. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today baltimore Freddie Gray police Racism riots

The Rocky, Riotous Road Home to Baltimore.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks baltimore civility equality peace Racism riotsIf those kids, the cops—and the concerned heroes of the community who built a moving buffer between them could explain beyond the sound bites they are afforded, what would they say?

How to Respond to Baltimore (and everywhere) from a Place of Centeredness.

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While I don't have a magic formula for creating real change, I offer here practices, tips and contemplation for when we don't know what to do in the face of so much suffering: Chicago Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education New York Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today baltimore eric garner Freddie Gray michael brown Pema Chodron Racism suffering tonglen

Jada Pinkett Smith Asks Baltimore to Protect Circus Elephants


The actress wrote to Mayor Rawlings-Blake and asked her to uphold Baltimore's ban of bullhooks while Ringling Bros. is in town. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News jada pinkett-smith

Video: Curtis Bay Community in Baltimore Asks for Clean Water

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The community of Curtis Bay in Baltimore's South Side is suffering from coal dust pollution from the CSX coal export terminal nearby. Curtis Bay Community Asks for Clean Water from Kristen E on Vimeo. Residents are concerned that with the increase of coal export activity, the facility's permit is not up to standards to protect the community.

Baltimore hosts a Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Smackdown, and we crowned our own winners!


A well-made mac ‘n cheese is one of the most important meals of the day, and Baltimore Vegan Drinks, along with PEP Foods, sought to deliver. The very first “Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Smackdown” happened on Saturday in West Baltimore at the Urban Business Center, and Ecorazzi staff and contributors were lucky enough to go. On the Facebook event, Baltimore Vegan Drinks said they had planned for about 200 people, and 1,000 showed up.

Baltimore Mayor Ignores Pinkett Smith’s Plea for Elephants


Mayor Rawlings-Blake responds to Jada Pinkett Smith's letter by saying she likes the circus and isn't concerned with Ringling's elephants. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News jada pinkett-smith

My Trip to Costa Rica Part 2

10,000 Birds

Before leaving Olguita’s on the second day in Costa Rica, I spotted this migrant male Baltimore Oriole ( Icterus galbula ) pictured above, but I also enjoyed a resident Black-cowled Oriole ( Icterus prosthemelas ), both lifers! Destinations Baltimore Oriole Birding black-cowled oriole Common Black-Hawk Costa Rica Pale-vented Pigeon Roadside Hawk Scarlet-rumped Tanager Streak-headed Woodcreeper three-toed sloth Tropical Kingbird

The Danger of Searching for Logic in Response to the Baltimore Uprising.

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Perhaps we should begin to measure time in the lives of black men and women killed in the streets. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks

The Once and Future Oriole

10,000 Birds

I can’t possibly remember when the Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles were lumped into Northern Oriole. I felt like the injustice was fresh, and that I, personally, had been robbed of the Baltimore Oriole. You’ll note that I felt robbed of the Baltimore Oriole. Birding Baltimore Oriole Bullock''s Oriole Life Birds orioles

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What is the State Bird of Maryland?

10,000 Birds

Suddenly, we catch a flash of bright orange: a Baltimore Oriole. Baltimore Orioles spend their winters in Florida, Central, and South America, and migrate north to breed in much of the Eastern United States. It’s true that many know the bird because of Baltimore’s baseball team, but the species’ history with Maryland goes back much further. Baltimore Orioles breed in open woodlands or forest edges , preferring deciduous trees.

CNN: Meatless Monday in Baltimore school

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"Baltimore has instituted a "meatless Monday" school lunch program." This is great news! My only problem is the ignorant protein statements at the end. Seriously, do some people still believe we can only get protein from meat, and that we aren't getting enough? health CNN eco

Life is F*cked Up. And Life is Beautiful.

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I was just sitting here reflecting on the tragedy in Nepal, and the anger and frustration in Baltimore and basically.just how f*cked up life can be sometimes. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) baltimore Chris Grosso Five Remembrances grace gratitude Indie Spiritualist life Nepal suffering

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The End of Self Indulgence. {Poem}

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Baltimore burns—injustice fuels violence. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green baltimore consumerism drought karma NepalNepal grieves amidst debris—undeserved. Kenya still mourns—fragments of lives. California chokes on thirst—no tears to spare.

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Why Anger Matters.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today #blacklivesmatter anger baltimore Boulder RacismIt wasn’t until many years later when I finally moved back to what a friend, like a deer in headlights outside a coffee shop, whispered was the "white people’s utopia" (Boulder, Colorado) that I realized just how right my teacher was.

Martin Luther King Jr. & Gandhi Promoted Non-Violence? Not Always.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Editor's Picks Baltimore riots Gadhi martin luther king jr mlk non-violence peaceful protest resistanceYes, MLK and Gandhi promoted non-violence, however.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today baltimore black bullying harrassment Racism whiteMy encounter with racism started when I was 17. I met a guy who was mixed race. I lived in a predominantly white town, and our relationship was clearly not approved of, or going to be "accepted" by the majority of people including most of my family and friends.

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A Guided Meditation for Overwhelming Tragedy & Needed Action.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today baltimore black men compassion Dalai Lama meditation Nepal Racism riots Thich Nhat HanhIn times of tragedy, it’s important to remember the power that we do hold in our day-to-day and moment-to-moment interactions.

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Selfless Acts to Feed the Whole.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today baltimore Bhagavad Gita giving gratitude karma yoga Racism selflessnessHow do we get from point A, wanting to make a difference, to Point B, actually making a difference? We know our nature is saying to sit still. Going beyond the norm puts us at risk for persecution.

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Quote of the Day: I think John needs to measure the economic impact

Environmental Economics

The Baltimore Orioles are currently playing a game in front of no one Jose Abreu yells "I got it'' and not "yo lo tengo'' when there's a popup. We now know that for certain. via

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Tim's dream job?

Environmental Economics

Skip Sauer at The Sports Economist: The Baltimore Sun reports on one of our own , economist Stephen Walters, who runs some numbers for his hometown Baltimore Orioles.    It’s an interesting story, delving into the O’s current success, Walters’ statistical contributions, and the history of his interest in the game. via You may ask, why didn't you send this as a private email to Tim? Good question

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Greening Cities, One Home at a Time

Green Life Smart Life

A real estate lawyer and partner at Baltimore-based Bridge Private Lenders , Borinsky was once the co-chair of the University of Virginia chapter of “Friends of the Earth&# and has a long history of supporting environmental causes. And so began “ One Green Home at a Time ,&# the green iniative of Bridge Private Lenders designed to lend money to rehabbers that use green construction practices on rowhouses in low and moderate income Baltimore neighborhoods.

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Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Baltimore Oriole- one of the more common wintering birds in Costa Rica. Based on birding this very morning from the back of my place in Costa Rica, I can guarantee that at least some Baltimore Orioles, Tennessee Warblers , a Painted Bunting and a few other migrants are still far to the south.

I and the Bird: What is a Raven?

10,000 Birds

But when the Baltimore Ravens are set to play in Super Bowl XLVII, suddenly everyone loves ravens. And come back later in the week when I predict with almost uncanny certitude the likelihood of the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl XLVII! Knowledgeable nature lovers might be wondering why everyone in the Western world seems to be talking about the corvids we’ve always known were the coolest around.

I feel like a kid again

Environmental Economics

Mark Reynolds hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs, and the. Orioles climbed back into a first-place tie with the Yankees in the AL. East by defeating New York 10-6 Thursday night before a euphoric sellout crowd at Camden Yards. Being an Oriole,” [Cal] Ripken told the crowd, “is about playing meaningful games in September.”. via  

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Quote of the Day: UMBC?

Environmental Economics

Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; AKA UMBC. “We’re known as an academic university. It’s a place for smart kids. And when you add the success of soccer, now it’s cool to be a student-athlete.”. via That's from H. I graduated from UMBC in 1991. I like to think I went to an academic University.

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"WNCW's 2013 Top 100 Results"

Environmental Economics

Del McCoury Band - Streets of Baltimore. Here is the top 10: Steep Canyon Rangers - Tell The Ones I Love. Tedeschi-Trucks Band - Made Up Mind. Jason Isbell - Southeastern. Avett Brothers - Magpie and The Dandelion. Black Lillies - Runaway Freeway Blues. Acoustic Syndicate - Rooftop Garden. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon. Wood Brothers - The Muse. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight…. via WNCW is the Asheville area NPR station

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Revenge of the Birds!

10,000 Birds

Sure the Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals were both eliminated from Major League Baseball’s World Series but that doesn’t mean that birds aren’t going to fight back. Don’t believe me? Check out this video of a seagull pooping on a Fox anchor at the World Series. Asides baseball bird poop

Study links diet soda to weight gain

Green (Living) Review

A new study from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, has found that, contrary to what many people think, diet sodas are not conducive to weight loss. The study analyzed data from 1,454 participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, collected between 1984 and 2012. Researchers want people to stop obsessing over calorie counts and start considering the effects certain foods have on our bodies. Forget diet soda.

Friday Beer Post

Environmental Economics

OK,it's Thursday, and this is about vodka, but being from Bawlmer (Baltimore) I couldn't pass this one up: On Monday – which was Maryland Day, for those of you not from the Old Line State – Philadelphia Distillers officially launched its new vodka, the Bay, which is flavored with “traditional Chesapeake seasoning,” an apparent relative of Old Bay.

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2015?

10,000 Birds

Corey has already added some cracking birds to his year list and will continue his relentless observation of avifauna while visiting Baltimore this weekend. Happy New Year, nature lovers! No matter how many phenomenal birds you spotted or how many glorious ecosystems you explored in 2014, your year list is now reset to zero (though most of you probably rectified that matter on New Year’s Day!) A pristine weekend lies before you like an untroubled field of freshly fallen snow.

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Orange You Glad To See Me?

10,000 Birds

Baltimore Oriole. If you ask me, no bird looks more at home with an orange than a male Baltimore. That’s right…I used the punchline from one of the worst jokes in history for this one, but it seems strangely apt. One thing I’ve learned birding south Texas this spring is that birds are extremely fond of oranges, including birds you just wouldn’t expect to be into citrus (like the Swainson’s Thrush above).

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The Wealth of Nations and the Price of Baseball Tickets

Environmental Economics

 Sticking out of the book was a ticket to an Orioles/A's major league game in Baltimore at old Memorial Stadium (ticket is pictured below): I know it's difficult to read, but the price of an upper reserve ticket in 1991 was $3.75. I was cleaning off some bookshelves this afternoon and I came across a copy of The Wealth of Nations that I borrowed from a local library my senior year as an undergraduate (and never returned, but that's not part of the story)--in 1991.

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There Are Migratory Birds Other Than Wood-Warblers. Who Knew?

10,000 Birds

Everyone loves Baltimore Orioles ! What’s better than a Summer Tanager or a Baltimore Oriole ? A Summer Tanager and a Baltimore Oriole ! As Nate pointed out on the ABA Blog yesterday , we North American birders, especially those in the east, are a tad bit obsessed with wood-warblers. I am certainly no exception.

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10,000 Birds

There is an interesting story behind these species: The Bullock’s Oriole is itself the product of a split, when in 1995 the western race of the Northern Oriole was given that name, while the eastern race was renamed the Baltimore Oriole.

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Ravens will be retaining Harbaugh in the next 2019 season in NFL

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John Harbaugh plays for the Baltimore Ravens, and it seems that he will not be released in the immediate or near future and also maybe beyond that. One of the best coaches of the National Football League or the NFL in recent years has been John Harbaugh. There are certain rumblings that this longtime coach […].

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The Merlin Out Back

10,000 Birds

The Rufous-capped Warbler is also there and now that the northern winter has taken hold, we have daily visits of Baltimore Orioles, Tennessee, Yellow, and Chestnut-sided Warblers. I live in the Central Valley, the most populated part of Costa Rica.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2011)

10,000 Birds

but my best bird of the weekend was in Baltimore, specifically the Aquarium. The Baltimore Aquarium boasts, among its many phenomenal attractions, a tiny but terrific rainforest populated by some outstanding birds. Have you used August as an excuse or incentive to travel? I highly recommend it, but then again I always advocate travel, no matter the month! Would you believe my best bird of the weekend was a Screaming Piha ? Believe it, and in the ABA area no less.

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