Royal Shags and Tricky Parakeets: Birding Queen Charlotte Sound

10,000 Birds

So early in the morning we left Picton and headed out along Queen Charlotte Sound, getting the general tour and occasionally stopping to look at whatever we found. As I said last week , I’ve decided to try and knock off a few of the New Zealand endemics and specialities that I haven’t seen before over the coming year, and the first place that sprung to mind was pretty close, just across the Cook Strait in the Marlborough Sounds.

This 9-year-old Girl from Charlotte gave a Heartbreaking Speech that all of America Needs to Hear.

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Enlightened Society Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only 9 year old speech black lives matter Charlotte children's wisdom city council meeting Keith Scott protests Zianna Oliphant"We are black people and we shouldn't have to feel this way.".

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Got Emotion? ~ Charlotte Bell

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There''s no shortcut around emotion. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) baby boom generation bliss enlightenment meditation neuroses transcends Vipassana Yoga

The Vipassana Hangover. ~ Charlotte Bell

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Sexiest Man Bradley Cooper in Love — With Rescue Dog Charlotte

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In 2009, Cooper discussed his love for his dogs Samson and Charlotte, saying, “I have two [.]. Today People magazine crowned Bradley Cooper as its 2011 Sexiest Man Alive. And while The Hangover star certainly has a lot going for him — good looks, a hot career — it’s his love of rescue dogs that we find sexiest. Entertainment Film/TV bradley cooper

Why I Teach Old-School Yoga. ~ Charlotte Bell

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Using the Hyoid Bone to Improve Chaturanga Dandasana. ~ Charlotte Bell

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Chaturanga requires a great deal of upper body strength, and therefore, it builds the upper body. In addition, it builds core strength if you engage a funny little structure called the hyoid bone while you practice it.

Yogis, Be Careful with Your Joints. ~ Charlotte Bell

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Fortunately, the third time I took anatomy the importance of understanding the structures of ligaments and tendons finally sank in. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga Yoga Practice Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today anatomy health joints ligaments safety stretching

An Evolving Practice is a Living Practice. ~ Charlotte Bell

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“But I like fancy poses,” you say. Fancy poses are fun. I agree. But looking back in hindsight, I sometimes wish I hadn’t made them a staple of my yoga diet back in the day. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga Yoga Practice asana awareness diet food mindfulness spirituality teachers

CBD as a Practice, not an Overnight Change. {Partner}

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Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Featured Events Green Health & Wellness cannabidiol CBD charlotte's web Colorado five-minute journal health wellness hemp rebalanceWellness isn't a one size fits all solution.

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Hotels charge you (for free)

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A Tribute to Becoming Old & Poor. ~ Charlotte Whitty

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As the Indigo Girls put it, “With every lesson learned, a line upon your beautiful face.”. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness aging beauty happiness life

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

7 Fur-Free Fashion Designers

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Fashion Featured Lifestyle News betsey johnson calvin klein charlotte ronson ralph lauren stella mccartney tommy hilfiger vivienne westwoodSeven top designers respect animals in their fashion creations. Read More.

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How Hunky Hemp can Help You vs Pot: A Conversation with Joel Stanley of CW Hemp. {Mindful Partner}

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A post shared by CW™ Hemp (@cw_hemp) on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:55pm PDT Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Waylon sits down with CW Hemp CEO Joel Stanley at the CW Hemp HQ & lab, and talk about the science and natural benefits of cannabinoids, plant-based options, FDA regulations and how hemp may […]. Boulder Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Walk the Talk Show Featured Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis cannabinoids cannabis Charlotte's Web hemp CW Hemp hemp hemp oil hemp oil for anxiety Joel Stanley marijuana organic organic herbs organic produce

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Mesmerized by the Powers that Be.

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) blood moon Charlotte Whitty cosmos Earth lunar eclipse moon nature night sky Stars universe For a significant moment, I felt the complete mystery and power of the universe.

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And her name probably isn't even Rachel

Environmental Economics

Gasoline prices soared again Thursday in Charlotte and across the country, and motorists were grumbling again at the pumps.

2011 170

Dogs and cats living together

Environmental Economics

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Yikes: "Environmental Substance Abuse" | Main | More on price gouging at the pump » March 01, 2011 Dogs and cats living together The entire Eastern Seaboard is alive with talk of incidents of paranormal activity: The Charlotte City Council approved significant changes to water and sewer rates Monday night, with most users paying more and heavy users - many of whom do extensive lawn watering - getting a discount. via www.charlotteobserver.com The discount stems from sewer rates hitting zero after water use hits a threshold. The rates are designed to smooth out revenues for the water managers (who apparently can't seem to save when revenue is high and borrow from their savings when revenue is low). The unintended consequence, of course, is that everyone has an incentive to become heavy water users. Posted by John Whitehead on March 01, 2011 at 07:44 PM in Water Quantity | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to del.icio.us | Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. I think you've misread the article. The "drop" in charges is relative to where they were. High water users will pay less now then they were before, but more than low water users. It makes sense to reduce sewer charges (that are based on water intake), since most of that water is going outdoors, not down the drain. Oh, and they are not "savings challenged." The addition of fixed fees reduces swings in revenue. That's good, assuming that they are not worried about running out of water (scarcity charges). Yes, welcome to the water tariff nightmare :) Posted by: David Zetland | March 02, 2011 at 08:05 AM The drop in charges is relative to where high water users were, but the marginal price decreased for use between 16 and 24 CCFs (if I'm reading the article correctly). Not everyone has an incentive to become heavy water users, but those with consumption close to 16 CCFs do have an incentive to increase their use. Posted by: kschoengold2 | March 02, 2011 at 12:38 PM The comments to this entry are closed. because Blogads are good for you. Search Google Ads Stats View My Stats Rankings Eastern Economic Journal - Blogometrics Top 50 Economics Blogs — Bankling The Palgrave Econolog - Zeitgeist Top 10 Environmental Economics Blogs EconDirectory | Gongol.com Dont believe what theyre saying LAUGHING! Get some ink, just dont stop blogging. -- not an economist or econ student. some of the gems in the blogosphere, such as. Environmental Economics -- Economic Way of Thinking First I must say that I have found your blog to be a fantastic read. My colleagues and I actually laughed out loud at some of the posts! -- UKNEE Environmental Economics offers broad and shallow comment on that field, with an emphasis on valuation, climate policy, transport, and beer. -- Aguanomics The charming dorks at Environmental Economics point out. -- Lisa Margonelli If I could only read two blogs each day they would be Environmental Econ and Environmental Capital. -- Rich Sweeney Excellent post, and a rare one on your site without any snark, sarcasm or puerile humour. -- The Olive Ridley Crawl Checking your blog is the highlight of my morning (well, unless I missed The Daily Show the night before, then you run a close second behind catching the missed episode). So, who needs the public affirmation of high rankings when youve got hordes of loyal readers? -- Meredith Are you sure you guys have econ PhDs? 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Where I'll be today

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UNC Charlotte Economics Seminar Series: 2015 – 2016. John Whitehead  Appalachian State. Estimating Lost Recreational Use Value of Visitors to Northwest Florida from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill using Revealed and Stated Preference Data. 10-11:30am, Friday 207

Only if it is a different state of mind

Environmental Economics

Of the Mountaineers’ 13 games, 10 have been away from Boone, which includes eight different states, if a trip to Charlotte is included. Charlotte, a large city in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the South Carolina border, is a 2 hour bus ride from Boone, a small college town in the mountains. In fact, given the differences between Boone and Charlotte it is worlds away

The Best Cure for an Emotional Hangover.

Elephant Journal

Instead of allowing it to eat us alive, we can follow the advice of the great teachers: Pema Chödrön, Brené Brown, Charlotte Joko Beck, and Dr. Wayne Dyer. We are experiencing some tough times lately.

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Thanks Tim for introducing me to Wordle, I sooo enjoyed spending way too much time on it (sarc level five)

Environmental Economics

Note: Sarc levels from I am Charlotte Simmons explained at the defunct blog I'm trying to put AERE sessions together for the SEA meetings. I have four loosely related papers. Typically, I call this session "Residuals." " Get it?

Therapists are HUMAN too: Not at all like the therapists in the movies

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I debated regarding the decision to share this with anyone but there is a great message and it may help someone, so at the risk of MY vulnerability and looking silly to the Charlotte Therapists/Social Workers closed Facebook group I did share it and then found the wind to share it again with the Huffington […].

Next time you’re stuck at the airport all night, do this.

Elephant Journal

My sister was stranded at the Charlotte airport overnight and decided to make the most of it. Mahshid Mazooji, however: “…missed my connecting flight in Charlotte, and I didn’t […]. youtu.be) Some of us, stuck at the airport overnight, would call our friends to complain, binge watch Netflix, and surf Instagram or Facebook. At best, read a book. Main Categories* Enlightened Society Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only

Report: Two Coca-Cola Executives Join Cannabis Industry; Aurora and Aphria in Spotlight

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Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web, which specializes in hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) wellness products, has named Eugenio Mendez to its newly-established role of chief growth officer. who previously served as Coca-Cola’s vice-president of global marketing for water, enhanced water and sport drinks, and as an advisor to Charlotte’s Web for […]. A former Coca-Cola executive is joining the cannabis industry.

Anthony Foxx: Riding the Rails for Better Transportation

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (center) is lauded by President Obama and outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (right) (Photo: Whitehouse.gov Yesterday, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was formally nominated to be the next Secretary of Transportation of the United States.

Cost estimates

Environmental Economics

A 9.4-mile light-rail extension should open for service by March 2017, and the Charlotte Area Transit System said Monday it has a firm price for the project: $1.16 That cost caused CATS to reduce the scope of the project, having it end on the UNC-Charlotte campus instead of a park-and-ride lot at Interstate 485. billion. In 2007, CATS said it could build an 11-mile extension for $700 million.

2012 122

If you build them. ?

Environmental Economics

will announce new energy plan": President Obama arrived in Charlotte late Wednesday morning, on a trip in which he will make a major announcement on a new program to spur growth in the "clean vehicle" industry. The President landed aboard Air Force One shortly before noon at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and shook hands with some of the people who gathered near where the jet was parked. "President.

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Dr. “Cannabis” Alan Shackelford puts medicine into marijuana, in Israel

Green Prophet

That girl, Charlotte Figi (pictured below), was fighting for her life. Cursed with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome, Charlotte had about 300 seizures a week, some bringing her to the brink of death. Charlotte was unresponsive to questions.

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Profit opportunity in the UNC system

Environmental Economics

While the state university system reduces quality with severe budget cuts imposed by the legislature with numerous political and programmitic constrains imposed by several layers of central authority, more nimble private universities see a profit opportunity : Northeastern University of Boston is officially laying down stakes in Charlotte today smack in the middle of the city at Trade and Tryon streets.

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Congratulations to Pete Schuhmann!

Environmental Economics

Fennebresque of Charlotte. Basking in reflected glory: The Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina has selected 17 of its most outstanding faculty to receive the 19th Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

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We're #1!

Environmental Economics

He said the data show Charlotte area households drive an average of 21,500 miles annually. That's just a hair behind Raleigh-Durham's household average of 21,800 annual miles - which means annual fuel expenses of $4,304, or $60 more than the Charlotte area. #2 and #6. Six out of 10 are in the south: Forbes magazine.

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Drinking lattes, chilling with my AC and reading the WSJ

Environmental Economics

And this one is to get a puerile giggle out of Tim: "Our revenue streams are flat or declining," said Anthony Tata, transportation secretary of North Carolina, which is proposing HOT lanes for a section of highway near Charlotte. "We From the WSJ's Micro Weekly Review: On U.S.

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"AERE" Workshop

Environmental Economics

It is amazing how many excellent E&R economists are within driving distance of Boone, NC (and if you fly from Anchorage you are within driving distance once you get to Charlotte). Last weekend, the Department of Economics hosted the Appstate Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. "AERE" "AERE" Workshop. get it?

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Become a wildlife guardian this autumn

Green (Living) Review

RSPB Wildlife Advisor, Charlotte Ambrose said: “Up until now birds have been able to feed on insects and seeds, but the cold weather means they move into our gardens to find refuge.

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Friends of Merril Short Story Contest Now Open

The Alien Next Door

Charlotte Ashley just informed me that The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is now open for submissions. Calling all speculative short fiction writers!

Getting Started With CBD Dosing

Green Prophet

At Charlotte’s Web, you can buy CBD oil , CBD isolate, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, and much more. For example, Charlotte’s Web’s least strong CBD oil is 7mg/ml, while its highest strength is 60mg/ml. With a good retailer like Charlotte’s Web, you’ll notice a few different things. One of the first questions that people ask when they’re first learning about CBD is, what is CBD ? This is an important thing to learn about as a beginner.

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I heart Ironman

Environmental Economics

'Once again, I'm reminded to be very careful about what I post here: Suppose, for a moment, that the people who run your local government really cared enough about you and your fellow citizens to do something that might actually benefit you, by funding a fancy transportation project that could shave 13 minutes off your time while commuting once it's done. Is it worth it? The answer, at this point, is "it depends" And honestly, what it depends upon is what your and your fellow commuters' time is really worth. That's why we've created the tool below, so you can see how much you're saying your time in traffic is worth if the project goes forward! Just enter the indicated data in the tool below, and we'll do the math. All the default numbers in the tool above are taken from a  federally-funded transportation project  in North Carolina, which promised to spend $461 million to reduce the travel time of some 100,000 train commuters between Charlotte and Raleigh by 13 minutes a trip, which would bring their one-way transit time down to just under three hours. We then adapted the math  developed by John Whitehead  for determining the benefit-cost ratio for the project to estimate what value per hour saved per individual that the state's politicians were assigning to the primary declared benefit of the project. via politicalcalculations.blogspot.com. The tool says that the NC project implicitly values commuter time at $638/per hour. '

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The Littel Big Year – Week 45: Wrapping up the Bahamas

10,000 Birds

The return home included a total of 5 ½ hours of flight delays, one missed flight, and we subsequently missed the entire town of Charlotte, North Carolina. We have escaped the clutches of the Bahamas, and are finally back “home” in Tucson, Texas.

New Poll, Rally Show WV, NC and Beyond are Fed Up With Coal Industry's Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

So on Tuesday, February 25, hundreds of people are expected to rally at Duke Energy''s headquarters in Charlotte as the Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, the North Carolina Conservation Network, and Greenpeace will deliver more than 8,500 letters demanding that the utility clean up its coal ash.

Escape to the Sounds

10,000 Birds

This scraggly collection of islands and deep long bays forms the tip of South Island closest to to North Island, but till this point my only experience of the area had been the long passage down Queen Charlotte Sound to reach the ferry terminal of Picton. Lochmara Bay with Queen Charlotte Sound in the background.

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Our Last Coal Ash Spill: No More Delays for Coal Water Pollution Protections

Sierra Club Compass

Last week, security guards at Duke Energy's Charlotte headquarters blocked me from delivering 9,000 petitions signed by Duke customers calling on the company to clean up its toxic coal ash, in the wake of a spill that decimated 70 miles of the Dan River.

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"Relax," said the night man

Environmental Economics

Upon our late arrival and after about a half mile run (gate D5 to G10) we barely made the connection for the flight to Charlotte (as we boarded we had our seats changed to first class so I'm finding it hard to complain too much. Upon arrival in Charlotte our luggage did not arrive with us. The poor guy had to drive back to Charlotte after midnight. Craig Newmark: You kinda think they would have figured it out by now. But no, they haven't.

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