Spiritual Ecology and the Lesson of Crete

The Alien Next Door

If Gaia is our “Natural Mother” then Ecology is her language —Nina Munteanu. In a previous post, I described the debilitating psychological condition called solastalgia , a response to the loss felt in climate change-related impacts.

Measure Your Ecological Footprint

Green Prophet

Let’s start with your ecological footprint and biocapacity. Ecological footprint and Biocapacity: The Ecological Footprint measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resource it consumes and to absorb its carbon dioxide emissions.

Plausible responsiveness to scope in contingent valuation

Environmental Economics

This paper , a response to Desvousges, Mathews and Train's " adequate responsive to scope " paper, has just been published online in the methodological and ideological options section of Ecological Economics: Plausible responsiveness to scope is a question of economic significance, in addition to statistical significance, of the scope test in contingent valuation.

George Monbiot: “Let’s let ecological processes rip”

Green (Living) Review

Calling for a ‘rewilding’ of the UK, large areas of land should be left alone to grow wild, he said, so that we can “let ecological processes rip,” and allow nature to bring itself into balance and thrive.

Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

Green Prophet

For the first time in history we have a real time, comprehensive global map of ecological conflicts thanks to the Atlas of Environmental Justice.

Sinai’s Ecological Future Hangs in the Balance

Green Prophet

On the NCE Facebook page , Mindy el Bin wrote the following in response recently unveiled development plans in Sinai: NCE supports Sinai Development…but sound and sustainable development that promotes utilization at the same time protection of the natural resource base.

A Coase Response from Hahnel (and Sheeran?)

Environmental Economics

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « More on bigfoot | Main | Raising gas prices in Marion, NC » February 25, 2011 A Coase Response from Hahnel (and Sheeran?)

News the Pope will love: Faith and ecology teachings making world more holy

Green Prophet

After surveying hundreds of seminaries in North America, Israel, and Italy, a new report by the Jerusalem NGO, The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, reveals what they call “an emerging phenomenon” — that over 160 faith and ecology courses taught in recent years.

"Applying econometrics to elephant poaching: our response to Underwood and Burn"

Environmental Economics

    There is also an explanation for those outside economics about why we post working papers and present unpublished work at seminars: Multiple colleagues from ecology have inquired why we released the paper as an NBER working paper prior to peer review. Solomon Hsiang at G-FEED ( some background here ): Nitin Sekar and I recently released a paper  examining whether a large legal sale of ivory affected poaching rates of elephants around the world.

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Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Conservancy Talk

The good news is that the science, tools and much of the knowledge needed to put prevention, monitoring and response programs in place already exists.

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Adirondacks Rapid Response: An Invasives Success Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rapid response is making a difference in invasive species control in the Adirondacks. Here, over a huge landscape, the Conservancy and partners have excelled at a coordinated approach that’s making a difference: early detection and rapid response.

Matali Crasset’s Beautiful, Ecological and Sustainable Tunisian Crafts

Green Prophet

Which is why the timing of Matali Crasset exciting new line of twelve unique and ecological furnishings crafted by Tunisian women is so impeccable.

Green Abu Dhabi Film Festival Raises Ecological Awareness

Green Prophet

Director Candida Brady’s global perspective on pollution is a powerful reminder of our shared responsibility. Movie stars shone on Abu Dhabi red carpets, where the curtain rose on a pair of green films connected to the Middle East.

A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality

The Green Changemakers

ISBN: 978-1900322492 Publisher: Green Books Date: September 2009 Price: £14.95 "Here’s the book we’ve been waiting for, a thorough, up-to-date, and above all proportionate response to our climatic predicament.

Being a responsible Tourist


Staying aware and doing research into local custom and ecology are the basic approaches. (1) It's somewhat easier to practice eco-friendly travel ethics once arrived at your destination than during the journey, where you’ve less control over your surroundings.

Abu Dhabi Five-Star Leisure at Saadiyat Island Puts Ecology First

Green Prophet

Now is the time to engage our guests and employees on how we can be more responsible towards our environment, to make sure that the endangered species that visit our island remain protected.

Corporate Social Responsibility – It’s the Right Thing for Businesses

Eco Friendly Daily

The era of corporate social responsibility dawns. The need for ecological sustainability is giving rise to a new generation of thinkers and leaders. Corporate social responsibility is also a smart modus operandi to reduce investment risks and maximize profits.

Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour Shows Americans How to Reduce the Use

Green (Living) Review

The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour is hitting the road this month to bring water-saving solutions to consumers and plumbers. It’s time for solutions; it’s time for The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour. The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour is traveling the country now until October to reach out, educate and inform the public on ways to save water, energy and money without sacrifice. PISCATAWAY, N.J.

‘Insignificant’ Water Bug Could Become the Best Ecological Tester of All

Eco Friendly Daily

But a genome research project conducted by 67 researchers and ten years in the making has unraveled other secrets that show how the tiny ‘insignificant’ water flea could help us understand ecological change and evolution caused by environmental mutation. They are extremely eco-responsive.

Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington.

Sierra Club Compass

One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear » Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington : Comments. Compass.

Ecofeminism Explained (by Activists, Ecofeminists, and Me)

Eco Chic

The movement was further sparked from protests in the after the ecological disasters Three Mile Island in the late 1970s and 1980s that lead to the feminist, peace, and ecology movements. . The ultimate ecological crisis is that the regenerative cycles of nature have been torn apart. .

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How do bird species compete with each other?

10,000 Birds

Ecology is amazing. So these complex ecological interactions and systems must emerge as a result of individual behaviors, which also means to some extent, at levels within (below) the species we see interacting. From the abstract of the study: An important question in ecology is how mechanistic processes occurring among individuals drive large-scale patterns of community formation and change.

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Individual responsibility versus collective action: An examination of the impact of environmental advertising

Green Blog

Instead, individualization places all blame (as well as all responsibility for action) on individual consumers. Shopping for Sustainability: Can Sustainable Consumption Promote Ecological Citizenship? Photo credit: Jesse Kruger.

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Flight Behavior

The Alien Next Door

Entomologist Ovid Byron (in response to a reporter’s suggestion that scientists disagree about whether it’s happening and whether humans have a role) talks about the tipping point we’ve ignorantly raced past: “The Arctic is genuinely collapsing.

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Quick Study: Why Conservation Science Needs to Get Interdisciplinary–and Why It Hasn’t

Nature Conservancy - Science

So solving such complex problems requires integrating natural and social sciences, from ecology to economics to political science to psychology. Sulphur-crested cockatoos. Image Credit: Leo /Flickr through a Creative Commons license. The Study: Roy, E.D., Morzillo, F. Seijo, S.M.W.

How your DNA has evolved with parasites

Green Prophet

In the course of evolution, hosts evolve immune response to parasites through genetic change while parasites evolve to overcome host defenses. Green Tech and Gadgets disease ecology evolution Parasites need to adapt to continue living off their hosts.

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Wow. That's kind of weird.*

Environmental Economics

Cacki's response.

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Science Video: Why Do We Value Some Species More Than Others?

Nature Conservancy - Science

As a response, I’d like to bring to your attention what I think is a great short educational video by Gill Ainsworth from Charles Darwin University about two threatened bird species only found in south-west Western Australia– the Baudin’s and the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos. .

Bison Good, Cattle Bad? A Prairie Ecologist’s Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

In addition, we would be responsible for conducting that roundup, doctoring animals when if needed, and for dealing with buying/selling animals to maintain our desired herd size. These particular magical animals are at The Nature Conservancy’s Broken Kettle Grasslands in northwest Iowa.

Beyond Greener Caskets: 5 Other Ways You Can Have a Sustainable Death

Eco Chic

Let’s face it – death is not fun to think about—but at least we only have to go through it once. Unfortunately for the Earth and the rest of its inhabitants, our mortal passing can continue to defile the planet long after we’re gone.

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Two Views of Our Future

Green Blog

” A study by a team of scientists led by Mathis Wackernagel aggregates the use of the earth’s natural assets, including carbon dioxide overload in the atmosphere, into a single indicator—the ecological footprint. For past civilizations it was sometimes a single environmental trend that was primarily responsible for their decline. No previous civilization has survived the ongoing destruction of its natural supports. Nor will ours.

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With Warming, Soil Releases More CO2. Though Less Over Time.

Mother Jones

Study plots at the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site in Massachusetts where researchers have been warming two areas with underground cables to simulate a warmer climate. The temperature response of soil microbial ef?ciency Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

7 of the Coolest Eco-Lodges in South America.

Elephant Journal

With all of the options for lodging, being mindful and supporting hostels and hotels that are ecologically and socially responsible. Adventure Green Travel backpacking eco-lodge hostels hotels lodging mindful travel South America sustainable lodging

Debate: What Good Are Planetary Boundaries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The planetary boundaries thesis maintains that crossing these thresholds amounts to passing tipping points, beyond which regional or even global ecological systems could be destabilized. Commissariat Point, South Australia, Australia.

Is Good Food a Privilege? Why It Should Be A Right

Eco Chic

For those of us with this privilege, it is our responsibility to make mindful choices, and to never ever take food for granted. Ecology farm to fork farmer''s market Food food desert food stamps poverty privilege produce snap USDA Source.

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My new working paper

Environmental Economics

We collected survey responses from 907 North Carolina residents. When estimating the model with stated attribute non-attendance the ecologically and socially important scope coefficients become positive and statistically significant.

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Giveaway! Win a Gorgeous, Sustainable Wooden Watch by Tense

Eco Chic

Each and every Tense watch is handmade by craftsmen in British Columbia, an ecologically rich destination that I fell in love with when I visited. You could win this responsibly harvested wooden watch by Tense through our Instagram giveaway.

Star Spangled Science: Bouncing Back from Hurricane Sandy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Over the next week, we would have the opportunity to help inform the federal, state, and local response to rebuilding and restoring the US East Coast in the aftermath of one of the largest storms to ever impact the region. Flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by David Shankbone.

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Teaching Tu B’Shevat in classrooms without borders

Green Prophet

Lifestyle Religion ecology holidays Judaism Tu B''shevat For many years Hebrew schools in North America barely related to the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shevat, New Year for the Trees.

George Orwell Never Imagined These Deluxe Farms for Bees and Animals

Green Prophet

Their considered response to creature comfort is a prudent use of talent when global building remains largely stalled. Design animal abuse animal welfare chicken coop ecological architecture Animals have a hard life in the Middle East.

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Recycled Water is the Future. And No It’s Not Gross—Here’s Why

Eco Chic

Response has been slow but steadily building,” says Jeff Reinhardt, a spokesman for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. He attributes the slow response to the fact that the district opened its fill station toward the end of summer, when water demand had already begun to taper off.

Kibbutz Recovers from Killer Forest Fires by Going Green

Green Prophet

Their response: go green. Architecture & Urban Travel & Nature Carmel Forest ecological village environmental planningGreen Prophet visits a kibbutz going green, after a destructive wildfire. They’re planting oaks and hardwood to resist the next fire.

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There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

  The committees being retired are Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC), the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) and the Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC).    This decision was made after considering numerous management issues including projected workload and consideration for the efforts and responsibilities of getting Special Government Employees (SGEs), such as yourselves, hired by the Agency. 

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