July, 2017

Poolside in Cabo Pulmo

10,000 Birds

The last 30 days have been a real challenge, both personally as well as in our business. So, it was with that in mind, that we loaded the truck up, and rented a beautiful little casita in the Oceanside village of Cabo Pulmo.

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Pizza boxes, fast food cardboard and similar

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On those boxes we can see greenwash in action almost in the extreme.

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Apparently climate change is real (or maybe this is just FAKE NEWS)

Environmental Economics

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Light Up Your Summer Nights with Gas Home Fire Pits

Green Furniture Home Design

There’s nothing more relaxing than gathering around a fire with friends or family on a cooled-down summer evening. For most, those kinds of nights are reserved for camping weekends or cottage getaways. But there are ways to create that warm and comforting environment right in your own backyard.

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Why walking can be your best eco-friendly vacation ever

Green Traveler Guides

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Environmental Economics

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Why Afternoon Naps are a Sign of Health, Not Laziness.

Elephant Journal

Our energy levels take a dip during early afternoon, therefore The National Sleep Foundation recommend a 20 to 30 minute nap to restore alertness and improve performance. According to their research, a nap of this length will not leave us feeling drowsy or affect nighttime sleep.

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Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

There has been much discussion in the press (and fierce debate online) about climate change gloom and doom in response to “ The Uninhabitable Earth ” by David Wallace-Wells. The New York Magazine piece describes a planet that becomes the enemy of the human race by the end of the 21st century.

2017 97

Recovery: Bringing Back Bumble Bees

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bees are in big trouble. The good news is that virtually all ecologically literate North Americans will tell you that. The bad news is they’re worried about the wrong bees — honey bees. Honey bees don’t belong in North America; they’re domesticated aliens from Europe.

2017 97

The Belgrade Amazon Campaign or the House of the Eagle

10,000 Birds

Beljarica backwaters cover the 900 ha of wilderness on the eastern bank of the Danube, between the river and the embankment, by the suburb of Kovilovo, some 15 kilometres upstream from downtown Belgrade. I have been there several times last month, but barely ever managed to do any proper birding!

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Older people teach young ones traditional skills at GrandFest

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Older people led masterclasses in skills such as dressmaking and bread-making at GrandFest, a one-day festival in east London.

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You blink and they grow up

Environmental Economics

Canadian economist and former* frequent visitor to Env-Econ , Mike Moffatt, posted this interesting picture to his Facebook page.  Mike is center in front of the flag--glory hog.

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July’s New Moon in Fiery Leo: Heed the Lion’s Roar.

Elephant Journal

The New Moon on July 23, 2017 occurs in the fiery sign of Leo at 3:45 am MST. The lion of the new moon awakens us from our laborious travails and rouses us to celebrate, to play, to live large, to take a chance, to shine! Arts Astrology 2017 astrology creativity inner child july Leo new moon

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency. Below is the keynote speech Mark R.

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Need a Moment of Conservation Zen? We’ve Got Orca Sounds.

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the “Best-Job-Ever” Files: It’s 3:55 a.m., my usual get-up time to record birds. As I lie in bed listening to the beginnings of the dawn chorus, I hear the pitter patter of rain on the roof. Not a good day for recording. I roll over and look to the west.

2017 96

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

There are birders who watch hawks and there are hawk watchers who bird. These, the hawk watchers, are the people who can’t stop watching the skies, even when the view is obstructed by a rainforest canopy or a massive layer of dark-gray clouds, the ones who yell, “Black Hawk!”

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Bring Your Own Cutlery needs to become a new trend

Green (Living) Review

Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC) needs to become a new trend, no ifs or buts by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bring your own chopsticks has become a trend in Japan and Taiwan and this must extend to cutlery elsewhere.

2017 186

Field Research: Checking Lake Erie for Algal Blooms

Environmental Economics

No signs of algal blooms yet.  I think I'll stay for a while and make sure

Lakes 141

This Quote on Mistakes from Louis C.K. should be Required Reading for Life.

Elephant Journal

“What was I thinking?” is a question we frequently ask ourselves. We all have things in the past that we wish we could change. Sometimes, a time-travel machine seems to be the perfect solution to our most complex problems.

2017 83

Believing in Kids, Believing in Nature

Conservancy Talk

It was quite simply the best honey I had ever tasted. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that it came from a thriving school garden right here in Chicago, harvested by students and teachers with a deep appreciation for nature.

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How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

Nature Conservancy - Science

As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival.

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Big Day on Cedar Key, FL

10,000 Birds

My friend Savanna and I rose at dawn, gulped down coffee and then hit the best birding hotspots on Cedar Key, wracking up hundreds of summer species before lunchtime. Just kidding.

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Why do we have people going hungry?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) People are not going hungry or are starving because we cannot produce enough food, though that is what governments and the media are trying to make us believe.

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Field research: Here I am doing what it takes* to effectively field a stated preference survey

Environmental Economics

*Doing what it takes: "Hiking" the 4.8

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Why I Won’t Be Waving a Vegan Flag

Eccorazzi

On the wrist of my dominant hand is my only tattoo: the word “Vegan” in a legible cursive in black ink. Always visible, this tattoo initiates advocacy conversations when I least expect it.

2017 83

Stopping to See the Forest — and the Trees

Conservancy Talk

We all overlook nature sometimes. Even for those of us who work in conservation, it can be easy to miss the goldfinch perched outside the widow as we rush off to work, or the spiderwort blooming in the garden next to the train stop. I’m guilty as charged.

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Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse passes through North America? Here’s a guide to viewing opportunities, including Nature Conservancy preserves where you can catch the spectacle in beautiful surroundings.

2017 93

You Gotta Fight When You Think it’s the Right Thing to Do

10,000 Birds

I bird, therefore I am. Birding defines me, that much is clear. Yet, for the last month and a half I don’t remember doing any birding (my longest pause in the several years, for sure). I was mostly guiding journalists to “ Belgrade Amazon ” and I continue to do so these days.

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Reuse ideas for plastic frozen food bags

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am one of those people who take reuse and all what is related to that to another dimension at times, as regular readers will know, and I do, yes, tend to keep those bags from frozen food.

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Is Climate Change Fair?

Environmental Economics

Just got around to reading the Hsiang et al piece in Science on the inequitable economics impacts of climate change.  Here's the abstract: Estimates of climate change damage are central to the design of climate policies.

July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: Evolving our Inner Elder.

Elephant Journal

Ambition is high and excellence is on the agenda. Capricorn energy carries a heavy, dense frequency that facilitates a serious, grounded approach to our affairs. Skillfully utilized, Capricorn turns fanciful dreams into.

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Part 1: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Eccorazzi

Guest post by Timothy Conway, PhD. I recently was surprised to read a striking poem from a millennium ago heroically expressing ethical veganism, reproduced at Gary Francione’s Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights page on Facebook.

Can the Mat-Su Become the First Place in History Where People and Salmon Thrive Together?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A Map Gives More than a Sense of Where You Are. I hope everybody reading this has a favorite place. I do, and as I write this, I’m there now. Chances are you’ve never heard of it, few have. It’s in Alaska, up where Craigie Creek gets its start at an unnamed turquoise lake.

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The beautiful nests of the Hooded Oriole

10,000 Birds

When it comes to nest construction, few if any birds rival the detail put into their nests, like members of the oriole family. Here in the southern half of the Baja, we have both Hooded and Scott’s Orioles , with the Hooded variety being quite a bit more common.

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