January, 2020

Mnuchin vs. Thunberg vs. Neoclassical Economics

Environmental Economics

Last week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insulted climate activist and Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg by claiming that she shouldn't talk about climate policy before studying economics and college. 

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Chats

10,000 Birds

I’m guessing that most people these days communicate on social media through one or more chats. I myself am on several. But only birders know that you can communicate on a chat about… Chats.

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There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. Alas, that is a fallacy.

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Wild Hamster: The Intriguing Story Behind The Household Pet

Nature Conservancy - Science

A look at the intriguing stories of wild hamsters, including why your pet runs on wheels. Wildlife Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist

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Learning the art of ancient irrigation the Nabatean way

Green Prophet

The first people to green the desert? Nabateans who built Petra were like the Mayans of the Middle East. The ancient people were developed in agriculture, spirituality and architecture. Archaeologists dig into how they dealt with drought in Jordan, one of the driest countries on earth. .

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2020 – A Year to Begin Anew

The Green Samaritan

Not to fret if you feel you have already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions. Every day give us the opportunity to begin again. All the best in the year ahead! See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Daily demand and supply: the market for rhodium

Environmental Economics

From the WSJ Microeconomics Weekly Review: World’s Priciest Precious Metal Surges Amid Emissions Clampdown. By Joe Wallace | January 23, 2020.

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Everyone talks about climate, too few about pollution and general environmental destruction

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All we are hearing is CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and occasionally the issue with plastic, especially the kind that is plastic bottles of all sorts.

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Novels for Nature Lovers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fiction lovers take heart, you can have your great novel and nature too. Here are eight of our favorite picks. From the Field Our Nature Reads Outdoor Rec Top 10

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Plantain, The Medicinal Green Weed

Green Prophet

We’re talking about plantain weed, not the banana. It’s a common wild green that grows in empty lots, along the side of the road, and unnoticed patches of dirt. And in your lawn. .

2020 102

Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!

Greentumble

Something is rotten in today’s society – literally rotten. It is the perfectly good food we waste each day at different parts of our food system.

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How to Know Whether to Stay at Your Job or Move on

Eco Friendly Daily

You’ve been working for some time in one company and you are not happy. How will you know if you should stay or move on to look for better opportunities? In our combined decades of working in corporate organizations, it often came to a point that we felt tired and unhappy.

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Pat’s 2020 Bird List, Mostly from Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It’s January and another year list begins. This is what many of us birders do, we start another list. And this doesn’t mean you are obsessed or a little bit too much into birds because keeping track of a year list actually comes with some side benefits.

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Used Electric Vehicles batteries could be used for rickshaws in Bangladesh

Green (Living) Review

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Shrikes: Meet the Bird That Impales Prey on Spikes

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you’ve ever found a small animal impaled on a spike, odds are it was killed by a shrike. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Traveling Naturalist Weird Nature

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Colorado College is now carbon neutral – and they didn’t buy their way out

Green Prophet

How do lazy people and companies declare carbon neutrality? By carrying on in their old ways and by buying carbon credits. This university started in 2009 and they did not take the short-cut. This is how you lead the next generation forward.

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Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

The world has a crippling dependence on fossil fuels and this dependence on coal, oil and natural gas is one of the largest causes to arguably the biggest problem facing earth today: climate change.

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The Best Spring Road Trips in the US in 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

A few months from now, it’ll be spring time once again and many travelers are looking at a road trip or two for a traditional experience. It would be a challenge to drive across all of the country’s fascinating landscapes and roads but you don’t have to.

2020 56

Wild Sri Lanka

10,000 Birds

As Bill Oddie noticed in his foreword to ‘Wild Sri Lanka’ (2nd edition) by Gehan De Silva Wijeyeratne, this island paradise is probably the only country in the world where almost all books on wildlife were authored by a single person.

Sacred Economics

The Green Changemakers

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Sun Bear: World’s Smallest Bear Has Surprisingly Human Traits

Nature Conservancy - Science

The tiny sun bear is solitary and elusive, but it can mimic facial expressions like a human. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species

2020 89

Sustainable Thread, Now with Israeli Startup Twine

Green Prophet

The fashion industry soaks up 20% of the world’s water, and dumps it back into local streams and rivers as wastewater. That’s water left over from dyeing fabrics and thread.

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5 Ideas to Green up Your City

Greentumble

Urban sprawl produces some of the greatest local extinction rates, frequently eliminates a significant portion of native species, and causes severe habitat loss.

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How to Travel Without a Laptop and Still Get Work Done

Eco Friendly Daily

Have you ever imagined traveling to another country without your valued laptop? It seems a ridiculous idea. After all, how can you get work done if you don’t have this important piece of your soul? But this should not be a reason for getting worried.

2020 56

The Famous Grouse: Smoky Black Blended Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

Whisky Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskies all month long.

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The Seed

The Green Changemakers

Activism Music

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Blue Jay: A New Look At a Common Feeder Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

Does the blue jay get a bad rap as bird feeder bully? Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Outdoor Rec Urban Conservation

2020 86

Traveling Slow Benefits You, Local Communities and the Environment 

Green Prophet

Spot me in the photo? Slow travel means you have time to make real friends, and build real relationships and time to learn about real issues and challenges they face.

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The Best Campaigns of All Time to Save Vanishing Species

Greentumble

What does Jackie Chan, Paul McCartney and Prince William have in common? They have all spoken up about the plight of tigers and the urgent need to halt their decline [1].

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A Monthly Budget is More Important Than You Think

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s normal for people to get stressed about financial matters. Stress is one of the great killers that can shorten your life and make you physically ill without you even realizing that stress is the cause.

2020 56

How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

10,000 Birds

The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia).

2020 208

Reclaiming the Gift Culture

The Green Changemakers

By Shilpa Jain What are the different traditions of the gift culture around the world? How can we bring the gift culture practically into our lives, communities, organizations? What do we need to unlearn for the gift culture to manifest?

2020 52

Recovery: Zombie Mouse Apocalypse

Nature Conservancy - Science

Island birds face a new and horrific threat, but help is on the way. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Endangered Species Invasive Species

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Almond Milk And The Destruction of Bees

Green Prophet

Bees are dying in huge numbers to supply your supermarket with almond milk. Last winter (2018-2019) saw a catastrophic 50 billion bees die off for a variety of reasons familiar to the eco-conscious public, including mites and loss of habitat.

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Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House

Greentumble

Today, many homeowners around the world are considering moving away from the fossil-fuel based energy sources that have served as our primary sources of electricity for the last 100 years or so. Using renewable energy sources for home living is simpler and less expensive than you might think.

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How to Avoid Scams When you Travel

Eco Friendly Daily

Are you fond of traveling to other countries? Or you simply need to go on a business trip to a country you’re not really familiar with? Here’s our friendly advice. Watch out for the travel scams. Stay vigilant and safe all the time. There is a whole culture of people that just prey on tourists.

2020 52

Male Vermilion Flycatchers Are Amazing

10,000 Birds

Sure, I had heard the hype. Vermilion Flycatchers are amazing! Vermilion Flycatchers are gorgeous! Vermilion Flycatchers make Scarlet Tanagers look like doodoo! But, sadly, I had never seen a Vermilion Flycatcher.

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