June, 2018

Urban birds, urban birding… is there a future?

10,000 Birds

White-tailed Eagles normally take flight silently, yet, while checking some Common Starlings and hoping for Rosy Starlings , I heard a few noisy wing-beats, enough to turn and see a young eagle flying with a wing tag.

2018 228

There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

2018 183

7 great Philippines eco-travel destinations

Green Traveler Guides

| Go Green or Don’t Go | With today’s ease of travel comes staggering environmental problems, particularly in the Earth’s underdeveloped but most beautiful destinations. Case in point: The Philippines.

DIY watering can

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Transform a milk jug into a watering can This project will have you saving your milk container to create a kid- friendly watering can. But, obviously, it can also used by an adult. Children love to water plants.

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Pick Me Up Instead!

The Green Samaritan

It’s beach time and if you are one to take long strolls along the water, it’s highly likely you will encounter all kinds of trash littering even the most pristine and priciest of. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 141

More Trending

Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed. So, when our GTG team learned of a special 2018 Earth Day event promising to slow our pulse rates by connecting us directly with the land via a time-honored […]. All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku

2018 159

How to keep cool in the summer heat without cranking up the AC

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many, when the temperatures soar in countries in the “West”, with the USA in the lead, rather crank up the air conditioning which is no good for them, their wallet, nor the Planet.

2018 141

Home Yoga Practice: what counts if you are a Yoga Teacher?

Elephant Journal

This fixed idea of what it means to practice yoga daily means that people who need to practice daily teachers are confronted with feelings of guilt, inadequacy, or failure, because the nature of their lives means it is impossible to meet this demand.

2018 98

Recovery: New Life in Coal Country

Nature Conservancy - Science

Acid mine drainage devastates streams, but there are surprising efforts underway in Coal Country. Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Fish Fisheries Restoration Rivers Water Water Quality

2018 107

Record-breaking eagles’ nests, coastal Georgia, and a wicked sunburn

10,000 Birds

It was a cloudy day as I made my way to Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. As a fledgling birder from far inland, I was drawn to the tidal creeks, hammocks, salt marshes, and maritime forests.

TFW your paper appears in volume 9 issue 2 right after your colleague's & co-author's & MS student's paper

Environmental Economics

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2018 141

Open Letter to Secretary Zinke on the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Conservancy Talk

Dear Secretary Zinke, In a meeting you hosted for conservation leaders a few weeks ago, you told us that this would be the year you “pivot to conservation.” It was encouraging to hear you make that commitment. Such a commitment, of course, will require actions—and funding.

2018 91

Make you own hanging basket liners

Green (Living) Review

You can make an efficient, hanging basket liner, white or whatever color, that costs next to nothing. This kind of hanging basket liner will keep your plants in place and moist and it, generally, comes for free, and will last for years, unlike the coir, moss, or even fake moss ones.

2018 141

Anthony Bourdain: Soul Food.

Elephant Journal

And there I was on the couch, always thinking variations of, “Jeez, how does that bastard stay so thin? I just hope it doesn’t catch up to this guy.” But now, none of that matters. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

2018 87

Intense Human Pressure Threatens One-third of Protected Areas

Nature Conservancy - Science

Protected areas are the most common tool used by conservationists to protect biodiversity. But what if they don’t actually work? Ideas Biodiversity Development Protected Areas Research

2018 87

Come@Me: If Birds are Dinosaurs I’m a Monkey’s Uncle

10,000 Birds

Let us begin by establishing the following facts as true: – I am not a monkey’s uncle, yet, in a certain way, I am. – Birds are indeed dinosaurs, yet, are indubitably not. Knowledge is knowing that a bird is a dinosaur.

2018 213

Thank you EU, I guess this means more cheap whiskey for me.oh, and there's an economic lesson in here too.

Environmental Economics

Don't take this as support for tariffs, my inner economist is strongly opposed to tariffs on economic efficiency grounds, but my inner hillbilly is slightly happy that an EU tariff on American whiskey is likely to lower U.S. whiskey prices (at least in the short run).    Life can't be all beer. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey prices will rise in the European Union (EU) due to the member countries’ new 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. whiskey. Brown-Forman Corp.

2018 140

Serious Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health

Greentumble

Most of us grew up in an age where. the mantra of “plastic is fantastic” shaped our environment to the extent that today plastic really is all around us. Look around you.

2018 82

Huskup – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable and plastic free, Huskup brings takeaway coffee back down to earth Durable, biodegradable and entirely free from plastic, Huskup is tackling the UK’s disposable culture one flat white at a time with a brand new reusable coffee cup made from rice husks.

2018 141

Save Yourself the Disappointment: 5 Things to Avoid Doing while Mars is in Retrograde. {Jun. 26 to Aug. 27}

Elephant Journal

From June 26 to August 27, 2018, the planet Mars will go retrograde. Here's how Mars retrograde will affect you.

2018 82

Thanks Dad! Five Surprising Ways Wildlife Fathers Play Outsized Roles

Nature Conservancy - Science

Five stories of unusual wildlife “dads” in honor of Father’s Day. Wildlife Birds Fish Mammals Natural History Top 10

2018 84

Come@Me: Hummingbirds are Jerks

10,000 Birds

Hummingbirds. Those lovely feathered sprites that visit our gardens, feeders, and even take part in adorable bathing practices on odd, red vases. So easy to love, admire and cherish!

2018 207

A critique of CBA from the 90s

Environmental Economics

I've just read Elizabeth Anderson 's critique of the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental and workplace safety policy.    (It was written in 1995, so I'm a little behind.)    It appears in chapter 9 of her book Value in Ethics and Economics and is reprinted in the anthology Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. It's a good read for those who estimate the value of a statistical life of the willingness to pay for improvements in air quality. 

2018 135

The Awe-Inspiring Kilauea Eruption

Greentumble

In one of the most stunning and harrowing.

2018 82

Why children benefit from fewer toys

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renown child educator, Maria Montessori said “Play is the child's work.” With that she meant that children are not just playing when they play, but they are working.

2018 141

The Mind is a Radio—just Change the Station.

Elephant Journal

We can’t change the nature of the mind. What we can do is redirect the energy of the mind to a more positive place. We can’t change the fact that the mind is a radio however, we can always change the station. We meditate. That’s how we move in harmony with life.

2018 84

A Q&A with Eddie Game: How Acoustics Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains how acoustics could revolutionize conservation data collection. Ideas Acoustics Research

2018 81

Come@Me: Snowy Owls are Superior in Every Way to Great Gray Owls

10,000 Birds

Owls are mystical beasts that are well loved by both birders and those who casually look at birds. There are many species that captivate those looking at them: Burrowing Owls , Barn Owls , a variety of fishing-owls, Stygian Owl , Elf Owl , the list goes on and on.

2018 207

Lobster tariffs

Environmental Economics

Put this one in our new " easy to win a trade war " category: Next month, China is expected to impose an additional 25 percent tariff on American lobster as the sparring over trade continues and Mr. Trump threatens to impose tariffs on as much as $450 billion worth of Chinese goods.

2018 130

Three Types of Solar Photovoltaic Systems: Which One Is the Best Option for You?

Greentumble

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are more complex. than they look. This is not only due to the fact that you need to determine the energy demand of your household, but you also need to pick the best mounting systems , suitable photovoltaic panels, inverters, batteries and type of the system.

2018 64

Resistance to Popular Imdur Began Years Ago

Conservation Hawaii

Predict new side effects and undetected conditions are when previously you take Clarinex and fundamentally have edema, such standouts as, swelling.

2018 52

“Children in cages. Dear God, what have we become?”

Elephant Journal

A friend posted on Facebook: “Children in cages. Dear God, what have we become?”

2018 83

Could Red Wiggler Worms Eliminate Stinky Campground Toilets?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The least fun part of summer camping? Smelly toilets. But a scent-free future may lie with a humble worm. From the Field Disease & Parasites Human Well-Being National Parks Nature + People Water

2018 79

Birding Lake Yojoa and Panacam Lodge

10,000 Birds

Honduras, a beautifully biodiverse Central American gem, offers everything birders look for in a travel destination, starting with ready access to lots of highly coveted bird species.

2018 207