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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of June 2018?

10,000 Birds

In terms of migration excitement, June feels like the party you arrived at just a little late. Everyone still seems to having a ball, but the merriment isn’t flowing quite as freely as it was before. Live it up, though, because, with a few weeks, the migration party may really be over!

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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

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Who’s Smiling on Canid Camera?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Three photos. Three questions. That’s all there is to it. Your identifications will help give conservationists the information they need to restore young forests where wildlife thrives. Citizen Science Wildlife Camera Traps Forests Mammals Try This

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The climes they are a-changin'

Environmental Economics

I was talking to my parents last night and they were bemoaning the amount of rain they have had the past month.    These are the same parents who can best be described as climate change skeptics. 

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Everyone can Meditate: 10 Simple Steps.

Elephant Journal

Meditation is an effective and simple tool for stress reduction, calming the mind, gaining clarity, and increasing intuition, concentration, and intuition. However, it only works when you do it! Meditation Yoga beginner meditation breath work breathing breathing techniques meditation

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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.

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

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.

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

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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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Harmonizing your Wardrobe with Vedic Astrology. 

Elephant Journal

According to Jyotish, each planet has a specific influence on the mind, body, or emotions. To align oneself with the positive influences of the planets, one would wear the corresponding color for.

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Come@Me: Bird Photography is a Fantastic Waste of Time

10,000 Birds

Birders are fairly easy to spot. Many wear awful clothes, variations of beige and khaki with legs that can be zipped off to make uglier shorts. Far too many have those awful binocular harnesses that look like rigging for a parachute (what is up with that?).

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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

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.

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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

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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

Are you Ready to Let Go—and Grow?

Elephant Journal

Meditation practice itself is the optimal training ground for the endless, groundless, ever-deepening process of letting go.

2018 92

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.

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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 Awe-Inspiring Kilauea Eruption

Greentumble

In one of the most stunning and harrowing.

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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 85

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

A New Mantra for Authentic Happiness.

Elephant Journal

There are times when I feel like torching the entire self-help section of the bookstore. And while all of those Law of Attraction books are reduced to carbon, I’ll delete everyone on Facebook who dares to post those life-is-great, cheery memes about how happy we should all be feeling.

2018 88

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

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.

Plastic Bottles: Bottled Water and the Environment

Greentumble

Around the world over 1 million plastic. water bottles are purchased per minute and close to 400 billion plastic water bottles are produced per year. This number has been exponential increasing and is set to be close to 600 billion by 2021 [1].

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 83

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

Expat Confessions for those who Dare to Love Us.

Elephant Journal

Living somewhere else is not the same as traveling.

2018 88

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

A Design Thinking workshop for Educators

The Green Changemakers

By: Ms. Pham Hai Yen On 21 June 2018, School of Gumption was honored to partner the Director of Design For Change, Singapore to co-design and co-facilitate a one-day Design Thinking workshop for a primary school in the East.

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