Restoring your biological clock

Green (Living) Review

The technical term for our biological clock, also often called “body clock”, is called a circadian rhythm. Ultimately, it is sleep quality rather than quantity that’s key to positively influencing our biological clock. We all have got one, all animals, in fact all life. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Did you know that you possess your greatest level of cardiovascular efficiency and muscle strength at around 17:00?

International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The Convention on Biological Diversity has established a target of 10 percent of all coastal and marine waters being protected in reserves by 2020.

Recovery: The Return of Native Fish, Victims of Bucket Biology

Nature Conservancy - Science

“Conservation” is no longer enough. Instead of just saving what’s left we need to restore what’s lost. Only in the last half century or so have Americans begun to appreciate fish as having a function beyond bending rods and posing prettily on platters.

The Heroic Biological System you Haven’t Heard of (that Needs Some TLC).

Elephant Journal

Join me in a virtual standing ovation for the biological hero that’s been patiently waiting for our recognition and appreciation. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness biological hero cannabis Endocannabinoid Endocannabinoid System herbal marijuana pain medication

Why Cultural Diversity Is as Essential to Human Survival as Biological Diversity

Green (Living) Review

Just as we recognize the importance of biodiversity for the survival of the planet, so we must preserve the diverse ways of knowing that exist among humanity.

Eight Ways to Ensure Biodiversity on Earth: Insights from the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity.

Elephant Journal

Earth’s biological diversity faces an onslaught of threats and some species will go extinct, but there’s plenty that we can do to ensure the survival of life on Earth.

New strain of E-coli a biological weapon?

Green (Living) Review

Is the new, extremely virulent, strain of E-coli making the rounds in Europe a biological weapon? By Michael Smith (Veshengro) June 2011: While this question of mine may sound like conspiracy theory but with the first outbreak in Hamburg, Germany and the one at the last weekend of June 2011 in Bordeaux, France, being that far distance from each other and probably with different farms involved can make one but think.

Stray Dogs Killed for Olympics: “These Dogs Are Biological Trash.”

Elephant Journal

"A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones." ~ Nelson Mandela. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) olympics poison sochi stray dogs

BioLogic FreeCharge Empowers Green Bike Geeks!

Green Living Ideas

In 2010 Dahon will introduce the BioLogic FreeCharge, an electricity storage battery that connects to a bike dyno hub. The BioLogic FreeCharge comes off the bike and can be carried around- it becomes stored electricity power that you can charge any device that uses a USB, from an iPod to a GPS [.] [ BioLogic FreeCharge Empowers Green Bike Geeks! Tags: Bicycles Technology battery power bicycle biking BioLogic Free Charge Dahon.

I choose to embrace all of biological science (except the part about evolution)*

Environmental Economics

Matt Kahn : The Editorial writers at the WSJ have some tough things to say about California's AB32 carbon mitigation effort.  The regulators at the Air Resources Board are called "elitists" who do not understand the unintended consequences of their well meaning regulations.  The WSJ predicts that this regulation will further damage the California economy.  This editorial merit[s] some analysis. "So

“Understanding Animal Behaviour” by Rory Putman

10,000 Birds

Described in the “Territoriality and aggression” chapter, this is a sublime example of behaviour from the “Understanding Animal Behaviour” by Rory Putman, an Emeritus Chair in Behavioural and Environmental Biology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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The Ascent of Birds by John Reilly

10,000 Birds

Said explanations include a wide variety of topics, from the edgier aspects of biology (among the ducks, of course) to climate change to quantum physics. Reviews Bird evolution book review evolutionary biology

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Tools developed for making complex biological machines from yeast

EcoFriend

Ishan Sidhu: A way to create a new type of biological wire that interacts with DNA using proteins and behaves like electronic circuitry wires has been demonstrated by the researchers of Imperial College London. Researchers develop tools to make more complex biological machines from yeast.

Advance Promises to Expand Biological Control of Crop Pests

Celsias

A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns of traditional insecticides, scientists are reporting.

To the Fathers who Don’t Have to Love Us like Their Own—but Do Anyway.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Love Featured Today adopted biological child compassion dad daughter family father Fathers Day For Children happiness hero life love mindfulness non biological surrogate fatherThank you for being that love. The kind that chose to step up and offer it all, The kind that has taught us more about loving others than you might know. Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Love WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting Hopes To Reach Governments Through Cost Indicators Of Loss

Eco Friendly Daily

In 1992, the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity was created at the Rio Earth Summit. Unfortunately, world leaders have not met this goal despite the Convention on Biological Diversity being nearly twenty years in the making.

4 Ways to Age Radiantly.

Elephant Journal

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2018 82

Hotspur’s Revenge: A Review of Three Books

10,000 Birds

Ecologists (and all earthlings) can legitimately celebrate what will follow extinction: “the sixth mass genesis of new biological diversity.”. Reviews book review ecology evolutionary biology invasive species

2018 169

Synthetic Biology gets a shot in the arm with illuminated living plant cells

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: Synthetic Biology is a field that is still in the nascent stage of development. Lighting up plant cells to engineer biology. This new process, which is being dubbed as ‘planta cytometry’ will hopefully open up new doors in the field of biological engineering.

Cities, Biodiversity and Governance: Perspectives and Challenges of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the City Level

The Green Changemakers

City governments can contribute more to implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as the 2010 target to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss set by governments during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 is not being achieved.

What this Indigenous Mohawk Elder wants us to Know.

Elephant Journal

Although he is a traditional healer, Patton spoke to the delegates of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Quebec, as if a warrior. Patton is a Mohawk “Faith Keeper,” or one who is committed to the "Creator."

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Biofuel Breakthrough? Crude Oil From Algae in 1 Minute!

Living Green & Saving Energy

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Genetic Engineers and Conservation Biologists: Scenes From a First Date

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fast forward a week later and I was in Cambridge, England, along with Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva, at an international conference organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society on the topic of synthetic biology and how it may influence the future of nature and conservation.

U.S. Endangered Species Act: The System Works

10,000 Birds

A prime example is a report newly released by the Center for Biological Diversity which suggests that, by and large, in the United States, the Endangered Species Act is indeed helping to save the birds it protects. News Center for Biological Diversity Conservation Endangered Species Act Northern Great Plains Piping PloverIn a world that’s often full of tragedy, every now and then some good news comes along to restore one’s faith in humanity.

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Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

10,000 Birds

Conservation conservation biology hunting lionsHi there. I can’t help noticing that you’ve just posted an angry story about Cecil the Lion on your timeline.

2015 205

How smart are parrots?

10,000 Birds

Birds Behavioral Biology Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta monachus research Parrots are smarter than Nebo the dog. “Nebo.” ” The dog’s name came from the direction of the enclosed front porch of the tin-roofed concrete block home of my friend Bwana Ndege, in Isiro, Zaire. “Nebo.” ” It sounded like an older woman, a somewhat crackly voice, insistent. “Nebo. ” The old woman was calling the dog, in Swahili.

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COMMENTS ON COLLECTING BIRDS: A Reply

10,000 Birds

Conservation Animal Rights collecting birds conservation biology scienceAfter my post about collecting two weeks ago I received a bit of feedback, some positive, some negative, and I’ve been mulling it over with the intention of writing about some of the issues that could be considered the root cause of the disagreement. Then I read Linda Hufford’s guest post , hosted by our own Suzie, and decided that first I had to write another piece, a reply to that post.

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Weird Nature: A Bat that Eats Scorpions

Nature Conservancy - Science

A pallid bat catches a scorpion. Photo: Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International. By Craig Leisher, s enior social scientist, The Nature Conservancy. During a recent trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park , my son spent $5 to “adopt” a bat.

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Your Scientific Soulmate: How to Tip the Romantic Relationship Odds in your Favor.

Elephant Journal

Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Astronomy biology chemistry love passion physics relating relationships Science sex soulmateWhat you need to know about the science of relating.

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Big Fish: Rodent-Eating Trout

Nature Conservancy - Science

Vole, it’s what’s for dinner. These three rodents were pulled from the stomach of a brown trout. Ralph Stewart photo. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. As an avid fly fisher, I had heard the stories.

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Bird Butts and Other Matters

10,000 Birds

Birds Bird evolution character displacement conservation biology mumeration I’ve been down with an odd illness for a few weeks, and then I flew to Mexico and back (boy, are my arms tired!) so I’m a bit behind in my intense pursuit of scientific findings related to birds. But I do have a few items. First, the bird butts. Over the least couple of weeks the best view I’ve had of Minnesota has been out my northward facing window.

2014 192

Why is the Robin’s Breast Red?

10,000 Birds

Birds Bird Evolutionary Biology European Robin evolution SignallingWhy is the Robin’s breast red? Why are any of the parts of any birds colorful? To make it easier for birders to identify them, of course!

2011 270

Bird Song and Parallel Evolution: learning from our feathered friends

10,000 Birds

Humans have fetishized their own genetic evolution to the point that if something is not considered genetic, then it may as well not be considered biological at all. Birds bird song evolution Evolutionary Biology

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Feed me or I’ll die, and possibly take you with me!

10,000 Birds

Birds Behavioral Biology Bird Blackmail Years ago it was pointed out by somebody, probably Tinbergen or Lack or Wynn-Edwards or one of the other great bird-savvy ethologists of the day, that young Pelicans would blackmail their parents by biting their own wings, a very self defeating activity for a bird with a huge and powerful beak. “If you don’t feed me right way, I’m taking off this wing and your reproductive success is done!” ” they seemed to be saying.

2013 193

The Number One Sexual Problem (& How to Solve it). {Adult}

Elephant Journal

Our biological self wants sex; it wishes to assert power and to dominate, while the personal self wants to find just the right person to connect with and would rather go to the museum than hop into bed. The diversity of these two desires pits our selves against each other in a civil war.

2017 58

Why I have No Desire to be a Birth Mother.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Family Love Popular Lately adoption biological parent buddhism family For Children giving birth motherhood step parentEven 15 years ago, stories like this would have been rebuked because of the long-held idea that a woman is not complete if she is not.

2017 64

Private Sector Biodiversity Commitments Leveraged by CBD COP13

Conservancy Talk

Biodiversity was high on the agenda in Mexico when the country hosted the 13 th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) last month.

Incorporate Ayurveda into Your Lifestyle with these Simple Tips.

Elephant Journal

Food Health & Wellness Yoga Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Food Featured Today ayurveda biological clock dosha eating food lifestyleYet, to remain in alignment with a changing macrocosm, it is important that we change our eating and lifestyle practices to reflect the cha.

2017 58

How much bird is there, anyway?

10,000 Birds

Birds Bird Evolutionary Biology body sizeI was looking out a car window the other day and noticed that of all the wildlife most of it was bird. I’m sure there were a lot of insects in range of my eyeballs, hiding behind leaves or camouflaged against bark as insects are wont to do.

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Genetically engineered plants to replace airport security checkpoints?

Green Prophet

Medford is a “synthetic biologist” (not to imply she’s artificial, but to clarify that she dabbles in the re-design of existing, natural biological systems in attempt to find new useful purposes).

How to End the Pity Party when dealing with a Common Cold.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Common Cold energy pity party sickness the biology of beliefI was starting to see that by choosing negative thoughts and emotions about being sick, I was actually.

2016 63

Mirror Neurons & Empathy: Experiencing Another’s Inner World with Clarity instead of Fear.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today biology brain compassion empathy mirror neurons Science sympathy As with the “motor” mirrors, the “empathic” mirrors are triggered both when we experience an emotion and when we observe somebody who is experiencing the same emotion. This extraordinary finding therefore provides the neurophysiological grounds for empathy, which is both understandable and researchable.

2014 87

We Are Always Beginning Again.

Elephant Journal

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