January, 2019

Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

10,000 Birds

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes: it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered by Maria, a Category 4 storm that cut a devastating swath across the island. The human and economic consequences were dramatic, and continue to be felt.

Sharing bar soap cannot make you sick

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sharing a bar soap cannot make you sick and it is way better for the environment than is liquid soap.

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ERE Special Issue on Benefit Transfer

Environmental Economics

Well, when I drafted this, it was a recent publication I wanted to announce, but now that I have some free time, I can finish it.   The March issue of Environmental and Resource Economics  is a special issue on "Benefit Transfer: Current Practice and Future Prospects."

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Day of the (Turtle) Dogs

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a fine May morning, and until a couple of minutes ago, the search for ornate box turtles here at the Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve in Central Illinois was going extremely well. We are up to 16 turtles on the […]. From the Field Wildlife Herps Protected Areas TNC Science

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Why Therapy is one Badass way to Transform our Lives.

Elephant Journal

A skilled therapist guides us as we explore the swampy parts of our soul. We aren’t alone for the dark moments that stir up deep pain and emotions that bring us to tears. But as we acknowledge our feelings.

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Cannabis oil as CBD offers an elixir for life and pain relief

Green Prophet

Anyone who has ever had the unlucky experience of seeing a loved one suffer from pain knows and understands just how few tools are available to doctors for pain management. The best solutions, and. about the only ones that work for pain management in cancer patients are morphine based.

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The New “Birds of Thailand”

10,000 Birds

Perhaps you don’t know it yet, but with more than 1000 bird species, palm-fringed sandy beaches, developed tourism infrastructure, moderate prices and political stability, Thailand is a country you definitively want to visit.

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Econ 101ism and Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

I just finished reading a great book that substantially changed how I think about economics - " Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality " by James Kwak. 

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One Square Meter of Prairie

Nature Conservancy - Science

What can be found in a square meter of prairie? You’ll be surprised. From the Field Natural History Plants Traveling Naturalist

Mary Oliver, one of the Greatest Poets of her Generation, has Passed Away at 83.

Elephant Journal

For 83 years, Mary Oliver graced us with her words. Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) elephant magazine mary mary oliver oliver passed away poem Poet poetry wild geese

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10 Ways to Prevent Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

Greentumble

Since the Industrial Revolution, people have been polluting the Earth like never before. There is rarely a place today that has not been subjected to pollutants in one form or another.

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Can I keep it?

10,000 Birds

This week, I have been pondering the value of bird rehabilitators. Let me assure you that I have no doubts about how much they contribute to individual birds and to the ravaged conscience of modern man. A world without bird and/or mammal, fish and reptile rehabilitators would be a very sad one.

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Bring back the edge

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The, what I call, trench edge was a standard feature around flower and shrub beds and borders in municipal formal gardens, parks and also in the formal gardens at general homes.

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NPS Visitor Use Statistics

Environmental Economics

A while back I was looking for recreation data that I could match to water quality data, particularly in the Gulf. The  The National Park Service provides visitor park statistics. These provide pretty cool data by park with a lot of detail and background ( for example ).

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Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Aquaculture has vast potential as a tool for conservation, providing food for people while benefiting the environment. Fish & Fisheries Ecosystem Services Fisheries Restoration TNC Science Valuing Nature

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Have you ever been hugged without being touched?

Elephant Journal

This video is a social experiment which explores the depths of human connection. We paired 22 strangers with only one instruction…they had to maintain eye contact (soul gazing) for the duration of the song.

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Iceland’s new prime minister is 41-year-old environmentalist

Green Prophet

Iceland’s new Prime Minister is green. Iceland, made progressive or well at least famous by Bjork, has made some monumental strides by electing Katrin Jakobsdottir , the 41-year-old chairwoman of the Left-Green Movement, as Prime Minister.

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The Little Big Year 2018: Best Birds of the Year!

10,000 Birds

For nearly 10 days now, I have been sorting thru all of the images from 2018. This is a daunting task in any normal year, but this one is a real exception. Over-all there were almost 80,000 photos taken, nearly 50 story’s posted on this website, and 10 countries, all with some amazing birds.

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INTRODUCING “NEW WAVE”–Press Release

Green (Living) Review

INTRODUCING “NEW WAVE”: WOOL AND THE GANG IS LAUNCHING A BRAND NEW ECO YARN MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC Wool and the Gang is excited to share it's latest fibre innovation: New Wave. Our new conscious yarn for the new wave knitter.

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I signed the "Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends"

Environmental Economics

Here is the email: Dear Colleague, I am writing to invite you to join me, 27 Nobel Laureate economists, 3 other former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers as a signatory of the Economists’ Statement that you will find below. Our statement was released today on the opinion page of the  Wall Street Journal. A full list of the original co-signatories appears below.

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What’s That Weird Duck In The Local Pond?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Have you seen a weird duck you can’t identify? We’re here to help you sort it out. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Natural History Outdoor Rec Weird Nature

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5 Lessons from Kids on how to Stop being So Damn Mean to Each Other.

Elephant Journal

Unlike us hardened adults, she (and most kids) wasn’t purposefully mean to anyone. She was the opposite of that: open and gentle and kind. Maybe we can learn a few lessons from her, and from all children, about.

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My Dad, the Water Witch

Green Prophet

Not all witches get the opportunity of going to Hogwart School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to polish their skills. Take my dad for example – a water witch from Newmarket, Canada. Maybe it is because he never made it past grade 8 or because he was never confident enough in his witching powers.

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Resolutions for Birding in Costa Rica, 2019

10,000 Birds

Up north, January is that coldest month. I remember it as the one in Niagara where the Arctic would come on down to bring ice for the roads, cold blue for the sky, and, with luck, birds from the north.

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Which Plants Should I Prune in January?

Green (Living) Review

Check out which garden favourites will benefit from a trim this month January is a great time to prune plants, because you can see their framework, which makes the job a lot easier.

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An estimate of the demand elasticity of Saudi oil exports

Environmental Economics

WSJ ( Saudis Plan New Export Cuts in Hopes of Lifting Oil to $80 a Barrel ):  Saudi Arabia is planning to cut crude exports to around 7.1 million barrels a day by the end of January in hopes of lifting oil prices above $80 a barrel, according to OPEC officials. The new strategy comes as the kingdom seeks to cover a large government spending boost.

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Could Spider Silk Become a Natural Replacement for Plastic?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ounce for ounce, a spider web is one of the strongest structures on earth. Could it change our world? Ideas Nature Tech Wildlife Insects & Pollinators

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My Secret Ghost Story

Elephant Journal

I thought it would be illuminating to share my own ghost stories with you, if you had shared my experiences I believe you too would be fascinated by our true spiritual nature and energetic form.

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Vegan Recipe: Turkish Bulgur Balls In Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

Green Prophet

I’m always looking for recipes with eggplants (aubergines) (like this one). I was delighted to come across this recipe with rib-sticking bulgur balls in a meaty eggplant and tomato sauce.

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A New Year Begins! But First–A Celebration of My 2018 Top Ten Birds

10,000 Birds

Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers, listers and photographers, friends and fellow travelers near and far! Writing a post scheduled for January 1st for a birding blog is a big responsibility. On the first of the year, every bird is a new bird!

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Back to Basics in Information Security

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Complexity heralds return of ‘back to basics’ approach in 2019 for information security professionals according to Infosecurity Europe poll and more than half (55%) of respondents say they plan to ‘go back to basics’ while 45% reveal they will invest in more technology It appears that many organizations will begin the New Year and the new financial year by reviewing their security infrastructure and taking a ‘back to basics’ approach to information security.

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Here are the videos from the "Tips for Students and Newish Economists" AERE@SEA session, November 2018

Environmental Economics

" Appling Design Concepts to Increase the Impact of your Presentations " Jill L. Caviglia-Harris, Salisbury University. " " Adding Logic and Proof Concepts to Your Intro Courses " Christopher F. Dumas, University of North Carolina - Wilmington. " " Social Media but in a Way That's Kind of Useful " Sarah Andrea Jacobson, Williams College. " " Writing Grants is a Skill: Tips for Success " Will Wheeler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "

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Investigating the Illegal Sea Turtle Trade

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature Conservancy scientists are investigating the illegal turtle trade in the Solomon Islands. From the Field Wildlife Arnavon Islands turtle tagging expedition Asia Pacific Endangered Species Herps TNC Science

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Your Capacity to Love is so Powerful. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

In spite of all the pain and sorrow we may face—we have this huge capacity to love. And nothing can take that away.

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Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

Green Prophet

News that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t like to hear: Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Maine’s Great Black Hawk – Rescued!

10,000 Birds

A few days before Christmas, I vibrated in the passenger seat of my mother’s car as she turned towards Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The Great Black Hawk – a species with a native range in Mexico to South America – had been spotted in this park for weeks, but not every day.

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What About: “No-Kill” Eggs?

Eccorazzi

There is a new “advancement” in agricultural science and it is “no-kill” eggs. As always with these supposedly humane advancements, the purported reduction of harm does not mean that there is no other death sentence or continued needless exploitation awaiting.

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