December, 2018

Scaup are the Worst Duck

10,000 Birds

Of all the ducks in the world scaup are the worst. They are unattractive, ubiquitous, and uninteresting. Whether they are Greater Scaup or Lesser Scaup , no one cares. The only way these birds could be less fun is if there were an Intermediate Scaup.

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The story about the well

Green (Living) Review

According to a legend from the 19th century, one day the truth and the lie meet. The lie says to the truth: "Today is a wonderful day"! The truth looks to the sky and sighs, because the day was really beautiful. So they spend a lot of time together and finally come past a well. The lie says to the truth: "The water is very beautiful, let us take a bath together!" " The truth, once again skeptical, tests the water and discovers that it is really beautiful.

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Why You’re Seeing More Hawks at Your Birdfeeder

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hawks are reclaiming the city. A new study examines the factors most influencing this recolonization. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Wildlife Birds Conservation Science Urban Conservation

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8 Reminders for how to be a Real Ass, Heart-on-your-Sleeve Human in 2019.

Elephant Journal

I don’t know about anyone else, but in my life, 2018 was one hell of a year. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2018 2019 breakup feel inspired human being real ass reminders traumas trusting people

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The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

Green Prophet

On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking. initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors. with funders around the world.

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The AEA did something and I'm not going to complain about it

Environmental Economics

From the AEA's " chart of the week ": Last month, a major  scientific report  said that climate change could cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The report by 13 US federal agencies was a stark warning yet of how a changing climate will alter how we live and work. Still, there is much more to learn about the economic impacts of a warming Earth. Determining the costs of climate change is not easy.

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

I’m not a larophile*, but some of my favorite birders are. It’s hard to escape the mystic pull of wanting to excel at gull identification.

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No Caribou for Christmas: A Disappearing Herd Now Down To One

Nature Conservancy - Science

The last herd of caribou that crosses into the “lower 48” now has one animal. What happened? Wildlife Migrations

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Real, simple solutions to Border Security.

Elephant Journal

Dear Mr. President, You don’t care about the Wall, just as you didn’t care about the Caravan. You care solely about exploiting wedge issues. As if you really care about real solutions or anything, including your supporters.

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NYC dance company commemorates Dance or Die hero

Green Prophet

We told the story to readers of Ahmad Joudeh over two years ago. We shared how, in the middle of the Syrian crisis, despite danger and dire straits, he continued to dance and teach dance to his young students.

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NABE's December 2018 macro outlook survey is out

Environmental Economics

Here are the summary quotes: “NABE Outlook panelists continue to view the economy as having solid momentum entering 2019, but they foresee GDP growth cooling from 2.9% this year to 2.7% in 2019,” said NABE President Kevin Swift, CBE, chief economist, American Chemistry Council. The panel expects the Federal Reserve to continue gradually tightening monetary policy, and anticipates a federal funds rate hike at the upcoming December FOMC meeting, followed by three rate increases in 2019.”

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What Was Your First Bird of 2019?

10,000 Birds

It’s 2019! Happy New Year! What was your first bird of the year? Share it, and the story, in the comment section. Hopefully, it was a good one and not a pigeon! The post What Was Your First Bird of 2019? appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding 2019 first bird of the year

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Vegandale Brewery offers the ultimate vegan night out

Eccorazzi

For vegans, a night at the pub usually means sticking to the same beer you know to be isinglass or gelatin free, and either getting much too cozy with the questionable bar bowl of mixed nuts or ordering a second plate of plain, somehow-soggy-in-minutes fries.

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Your Guide to Enjoying Winter Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Understand your backyard birds, find new species, enjoy new avian-related adventures with our complete guide to winter birding. Birds & Birding Birds Outdoor Rec

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The Secret to Breaking the Cycle of Family Conditioning.

Elephant Journal

Family gatherings during holidays can reactivate in us a lot of our old conditioning and unhealed wounds. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family Health & Wellness childhood trauma emotional wounds family holidays how to transform your life self-parent transform transformation

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Top Certifications in Project Management – How Practice Exam Questions Can Help in Passing the Tests?

Green Prophet

Earning a certification will help you to build confidence and make you highly competitive in the present job market. This enhances you runderstanding of the discipline. These rewards seem to be well-deserved when considering the commitment, money, and effort needed to get certified.

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"A Forgotten Legacy of George H. W. Bush"

Environmental Economics

David Frum in The Atlantic  re: Acid Rain and " the grand policy experiment ": The Reagan administration resisted any rapid response to the problem. Congress had funded a 10-year study back in 1980—why rush to costly action until the study was complete? Taking action meant tangling with Robert Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who assumed leadership of the Senate majority after the election of 1986.

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Ten Highlights from Birding in Costa Rica, 2018

10,000 Birds

The end of another year is nigh. In Costa Rica, we know it by way of windy nights with clear skies, slightly cooler temperatures, and an abundance of festivities featuring carnie rides, prancing horses, and parades.

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It’s Time to Clean Out Your Nest Boxes

10,000 Birds

Birds can be attracted to your home simply by offering food, water and shelter. Trees and shrubs that yield fruit, berries, seeds, nuts and cones will provide food.

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The Bizarre and Disturbing Life of Sea Cucumbers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sea cucumbers are absolutely fascinating, despite an utter lack of charisma. Wildlife Fish Weird Nature

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Three Existential Truths about Committed Relationships.

Elephant Journal

There’s a girl I’m in kinda love with. We like to joke, a lot. A few times, however, she’ll be joking, I’ll be joking, and…I’ll say something that hurts her feelings. She’s sensitive. So am I.

Maimonides Salad RECIPE

Green Prophet

Maimonides, referred to as the Rambam, was a philosopher, codifier of Jewish law, and a renowned doctor in 12th-century Egypt. Israelis follow his startlingly modern-sounding health advice until this day.

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Kudlow: "the beatings will continue until morale improves"

Environmental Economics

It's going to be a fun (i.e., not fun) two years for environmental economists ( Kudlow calls for end to subsidies. ): White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, according to reports. Kudlow said he expected subsidies for electric cars would end by 2020 or 2021. “We

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Kicking Off the Bird Count Season at Cangreja, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

December is a busy time in Costa Rica. The end of the scholastic year coincides with the commencement of the “summer”dry season and a host of festivities to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

House Finches Feeding on Seaside Goldenrod

10,000 Birds

While birding out at the coast of Queens this year I have noticed on several occasions a variety of birds, mostly finches, feeding on the seeds of Seaside Goldenrod ( Solidago sempervirens ), the salt-tolerant, butterfly-sustaining, and absolutely gorgeous coastal aster.

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Winter Warmer: Make Tea from Local, Wild Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

You can find the ingredients for a tasty wild tea on your next hike or ski trip. From the Field Outdoor Rec Plants

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I Choose to Believe in Santa Claus.

Elephant Journal

Santa represents possibility, a spirit of generosity, and belief. The ideal of Santa represents the best of humanity and the ways that we can bring joy to the lives of others.

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The Egyptian Academy in Rome Emphasizes the Value of Cultural Diplomacy

Green Prophet

When wandering in the streets and piazzas of Rome, it is always a surprise to encounter Egyptian obelisks and Pharaonic monuments, reminders of the ancient links between Egypt and Rome.

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The Little Big Year – Week 43: Last minute trip to Texas

10,000 Birds

Things had just started to settle down a bit, now that we had parked the RV in Tucson. We were making some new birding friends, learning the local hotspots etc.

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Is asthma Drug Acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine Safe for Teens?

Conservation Hawaii

Acetaminophen, butalbital, and ordinary caffeine (Ezol) belongs to a group of drugs called the phenothiazines. In conjunction with damning the first preparation to be used relations with care injection, patients should receive treatment complies with oral Alagesic for 21 consecutive class days.

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

10,000 Birds

We have escaped the clutches of the Bahamas, and are finally back “home” in Tucson, Texas. 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.

The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2018

Nature Conservancy - Science

Six books for the nature lover or conservationist on your holiday list. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues: Confessions of a Former Scrooge.

Elephant Journal

It’s not the most wonderful time of year for everyone. No doubt, the holidays can be isolating for those who are feeling lonely, stressed-out, or generally going through a tough time.

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Farting cows directly linked to global warming

Green Prophet

Global warming and climate change weather patterns which may be causing monster hurricanes and typhoons are more than ever being brought to our attention as the dire results continue to wreck havoc the world over.

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Serbia self-drive birding tour planning

10,000 Birds

This October, a previously unknown name shined in the eBird alerts in Serbia: Raphael Nussbaumer.

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The Little Big Year – Week 42: Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands.

10,000 Birds

Just a few miles northwest of downtown Tucson, the Sweetwater Wetlands is truly a birding gem. This is a water reclamation plant, so the water is not quite as sweet as the name might suggest, but it certainly is a magnet for a lot of bird species.

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The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

10,000 Birds

In the e-era now, print magazines are going the way of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Take a moment, then, to give thanks for the remaining good ones, the primary example being National Geographic.