May, 2019

Checklist of the Birds of Westeros

10,000 Birds

Now that the Mad Queen is dead, Brandon the Broken, First of His Name, is the King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm; and peace is restored in all the kingdoms, would you want to bird Westeros?

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Japan!

Indigenize

Shinrin-yoku research trip begins! Spiritual Ecopsychology Adventures animism dreams earth-based spirituality Japan nature travel trees

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Three in ten children can't tie their shoelaces when leaving primary school

Green (Living) Review

And 62% of parents admit they have no time to teach them by Michael Smith (Veshengro) 3 in 10 children are still unable to tie their shoe laces on leaving primary school according to findings from a survey commissioned by OSGO* to coincide with National Feet Week (13th – 20th May).

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Graphic of the Day: I'm just going to leave this here while I wipe my tears.

Environmental Economics

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Trees in the US Annually Prevent 1,200 Deaths During Heat Waves

Nature Conservancy - Science

High temperatures are often the greatest weather-related public health threat. Trees can help. Climate Change Climate Forests Health & Nature Natural Climate Solutions Urban Conservation

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Aleph Farms engineers lab-grown steaks from cattle cells, secures $12 million

Green Prophet

While the Impossible Burger is taking on the world of beef Whoppers by storm and sorts of vegetable or insect-derived solutions are cropping up to give vegans and our future selves an alternative to meat, an Israeli company has just secured $12 million to grow real beef in the lab.

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Surpassing 300 Species in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2019

10,000 Birds

Global Big Day is an initiative created by the folks at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to promote the use of eBird and birding in general.

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More Trending

Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Futurekind Design for and by the People by Dr. Rob Phillips Published by Thames & Hudson, May (16) 2019 240 pages 900 illustrations Hardback 25.5 x 21.0 cm ISBN: 978 0 500 519790 Price: 39.95

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A new journal: Series of Unsurprising Results in Economics

Environmental Economics

Kelsey Piper at Vox ( This economics journal only publishes results that are no big deal ): Start with the name: Series of Unsurprising Results in Economics (SURE).

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Can Migrating Birds Adapt To Climate Change?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Migratory birds are facing changing insect hatches and tree blooms. How can they adapt? And how can you help? Birds & Birding Climate Change Birds Climate NatureNet Fellows

Scientists remake 5,000 year-old brew from Pharaoh’s yeast

Green Prophet

A 5,000 year old brew is resurrected using yeast pulled from ancient Egyptian pottery. Researchers say: “Now know what Philistine and Egyptian beers tasted like.” ” What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people’s daily diet.

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How to Help Cerulean Warblers, Other Migrant Species, and Resident Birds in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

In the birding world, May is the beautiful time. With birds bedecked in their breeding best and filling the air with song, this is migration at its loveliest. A wonderful variety of bird species are waiting to be seen and among them are many a birder’s favorite avian group, the wood-warblers.

The Burning Problem

Greentumble

Imagine if our atmosphere was nearly. 100% methane and we woke up every morning to the smell of greenhouse gasses. This could happen because of food waste–food that is discarded or lost uneaten.

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Biodegradable and compostable plastic

Green (Living) Review

First of all it is still plastic by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Biodegradable is often understood by the general public almost like that is composts, and that is also the intention of the word being used, but it does no such thing.

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A great job opportunity for an undergraduate economics student (deadline May 28)

Environmental Economics

Assessing the Benefits & Costs of Environmental Policies that Improve Water Quality :  A research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S.

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A New View of Bird Vision

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows that birds see more colors than you do. Birds & Birding Birds Weird Nature

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Make Artjuna Cafe your first stop in Goa, India

Green Prophet

Planning on living on a bowl of rice a day in India, or under the age of 25 and hostel jumping in dorms with bed bugs? This article is not for you. Mature-ish, aging hipsters read on: Artjuna is your first stop in India.

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The Battle of Stalingrad, or Crows vs. People

10,000 Birds

In 1942, a shepherd from the Ural Mountains, Vasily Zaytsev, then a soldier in the Red Army, found himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Zaytsev had impressive marksmanship skills, which is why he was soon transferred to the sniper division.

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A Deeper Look Into Overfishing

Greentumble

Have you ever seen the sight of a beautiful fish. while scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching or any other way? Well, if you haven’t and want to see it or want to see the sight again, then please help to make a change and put an end to overfishing.

Burgon & Ball Container Root and Transplanting Knife – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Burgon & Ball Container Root and Transplanting Knife - RHS-Endorsed RHS Container Gardening £16.99

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Daily Demand and Supply: Bill Nye Explains the Law of Demand.and Carbon Pricing, MFers.

Environmental Economics

Warning:  NSFW (Unless you work at a University and part of your job is to watch stuff like this and post it on a blog). The highlights of this have been around all week, but most of the clips are just Bill Nye the Science Guy saying "motherf ers. 

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The Bird Conservation Program You’ve Never Heard Of (And the Birds It Saves)

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Act has been reauthorized. What birds most need its help? Birds & Birding Birds Migrations

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Tons of trash left at picnic sites by Israelis after Passover

Green Prophet

Israel’s recent Passover holiday period, which also included opening season visits to beaches and various picnic sites, is still being dealt with by national park and forestry employees long after holiday goers returned home.

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Munia in Singapore

10,000 Birds

During our three weeks of birding in a variety of habitats around Singapore we encountered three species of Munia. We are very familiar with the finches and mannikins in Australia with Double-barred Finches visiting our garden every day.

How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?

Greentumble

As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities. Throughout the history, sand dunes have always been retreating or slowly expanding into adjacent areas when given the chance. But processes that happen during desertification are different.

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How to Save Money and Be Environmentally Friendly Using Green Energy

Eco Chic

Let’s be honest. We’re all looking for ways to save a few bucks. But you might not heard of the latest trick. Did you know you can now save your hard-earned dollars by investing in green energy? Many people don’t realize this, but it’s true.

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Quote of the Day: Hayek the prognosticator

Environmental Economics

Somehow seems appropriate (and ironic): "In principle the industrial protectionism and government-supported cartels and agricultural policies of the conservative groups are not different from the proposals for a more far-reaching direction of economic life sponsored by the socialists."

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Watch Peregrine Falcons Live

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enjoy a live peregrine nest cam – and post your questions for our bird experts. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Nest Cams Outdoor Rec

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Watergen pulls water from air for orphanage in Uzbekistan

Green Prophet

Watergen, an Israel-based innovative company that creates clean water out of air is now providing a source of freshwater for over 120 children living in an orphanage in Uzbekistan’s city of Bukhara. We covered the company in 2015 and they are doing well !

New York State’s First Common Greenshank

10,000 Birds

There I was, enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home on a rainy and blustery day, resting on my laurels after seeing lots of good birds on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Listening to Falcons: The Peregrines of Tom Cade

10,000 Birds

Author Sherrida Woodley thinks deeply about dearly departed birds. such as California Condors and Passenger Pigeons. She also has an abiding interest in important figures in natural history. She’s already written about Rachel Carson: Secret Birder.

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Sam Lena Park, Tucson, Arizona

10,000 Birds

In my continuing tour of the many sites for birding here in the Tucson, Arizona area, I have run across the Sam Lena Park, and athletic complex.

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The Whistling Ducks of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

10,000 Birds

I couldn’t believe it. On a sandbar in the center of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, hundreds of ducks swirled around each other or lay down to take cover against the punishing wind.

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The Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

10,000 Birds

The endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler breeds only in Texas Hill Country near Austin and San Antonio, but much of its nesting grounds have cleared in favor of subdivisions.

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Brown-eared Bulbuls in blossom

10,000 Birds

The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Do birders and canoeists/kayakists/kayakers/kakies make good bedfellows I wonder? The new canoeing centre is still under construction at Kasairinkaikoen, so to hide my disappointment, I went birding instead. Oriental Turtle Dove.

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Twenty-Four Hours of Awesome Part Two: Mr. Wilson the Plover

10,000 Birds

After seeing the Burrowing Owl on Thursday night last week and talking to some other birders I realized that Friday was shaping up to be a good migration day, at least so far as we could divine from the weather forecast. I decided to take Friday off from work and devote my day to birding.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2019)

10,000 Birds

We hope that all the mothers–and everyone who has mothers–enjoyed an absolutely delightful Mother’s Day this weekend, whether that holiday is observed in your country or not. I also hope for your collective sakes that you managed to eke out a bit of birding while you were at it!

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