April, 2019

Where America dreams of/goes birding?

10,000 Birds

I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results. I was just curious what the US birders dream about, so I posted a question in the ABA’s FB group: a) what are the most popular foreign destinations and b) where would you go with unlimited funds?

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I'm certifiable

Environmental Economics

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Choose One / Lose One Spring Challenge!

The Green Samaritan

Time for a Spring Choose One / Lose One Challenge to encourage kinder, more earth-friendly habits. This is all about losing the disposable and moving toward reusable. Start with anything – See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Plastic recycling

Green (Living) Review

The Strange Sex Life of Freshwater Mussels

Nature Conservancy - Science

The mussel’s sedentary lifestyle presents, well, certain mating challenges. From the Field Latest Science Wildlife Endangered Species Fish Natural History Water Weird Nature

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Earthships Are Worth Looking Into & Here’s Why

Greentumble

Homes built to maximize sustainability often. double as landmarks.

Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

10,000 Birds

How blessed can one guy be? Not only is Kenn Kaufman a world-class birder and all-around naturalist who makes his living doing what he loves. Not only has he authored multiple field guides, and prose works, too (such as the classic coming-of-age-as-a-birder story, Kingbird Highway ).

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More Trending

The plant that transforms wastewater into clean water

Green Prophet

An Israeli researcher has come up with a biomimicry method for solving the wastewater problem by using nature’s wisdom.

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Paper is a near-perfect barrier to hackers, ransomware and other exploits

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The most “futuristic” data security is a pen and pad, and also the old-fashioned typewriter.

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Expanding Protected Areas Is Not Always the Best Investment

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research shows that increased management of existing protected areas could be a better investment for conservation than purchasing new land. Ideas Wildlife Conservation Science Protected Areas TNC Science

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Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment

Greentumble

The word ‘desertification’ may seem like a word. depicting very distant and abstract environmental problem that most of us do not consider being important in our daily lives.

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Where to watch shorebirds around Belgrade, Serbia

10,000 Birds

Shorebirds (in Europe: waders) must be an acquired birding taste. No one starts birding dreaming of drab-coloured, unobtrusive and, far on a mud-bar, largely invisible little mud-skippers.

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Only someone poorly trained in the dark arts would have expected otherwise

Environmental Economics

From the WaPo ( Trump’s washing-machine tariffs cost U.S. consumers $815,000 for every job created ): President Trump has repeatedly sought to  portray his tariffs on Chinese goods  as a major windfall for the U.S. treasury that has extracted “billions of dollars” from China. But the reality is that tariffs are  typically absorbed by consumers  in the form of higher prices. And now a new study shows just how big that markup can be.

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Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europ

Green Prophet

Set between the blue Baltic Sea and the alluring Alps is is one of Europe’s most populous regions. The cultural and political history of the region is one of the key reasons the countries in Central Europe are so close knit – not just geographically, but also culturally.

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Open Source and Open Design

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It all started, I guess, with computers, or better with software, from general programs, such as Open Office, The Gimp, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc., to entire operating systems such as Linux, and others.

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The Real Reason You See Earthworms After Rain

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s not what you think. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators

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Where to find the Spirituality that aligns with your Healing Karma.

Elephant Journal

I was skeptical, because when most of us hear the word, “chaplain,” we automatically think of a straightlaced pastor in an equally straightlaced dogma.

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Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America: A Review by a Sparrow Fan

10,000 Birds

I like sparrows. I like observing them, reading about them, grappling with species and subspecies identification, and even—on a good day—talking about sparrow taxonomy.

Gina McCarthy: The Role of Environmental Economics in U.S. Environmental Policy

Environmental Economics

Abstract: This Editorial, written by a former United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator under President Barack Obama, is adapted from the author's keynote address on June 25, 2018 at the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists in Gothenburg, Sweden. It reviews the important history of environmental economics and how it has influenced rulemaking at the EPA.

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What is Affiliate marketing

Green Prophet

Even people who have a sustainably-minded business need to make sustainable incomes. Those who want to start making money in the Internet often get puzzled at the initial step, as they simply do not know what to do and where to start.

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Should I Get Solar Panels Now in 2019 or Wait?

Greentumble

As a homeowner, installing solar panels on. your property is a great way to save money on your energy costs over multiple decades. Due to the 70% drop in the cost of solar power equipment since 2010, more than 10 million homes across America are now powered by solar photovoltaic panels [1].

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Recovery: Darters and Values

Nature Conservancy - Science

Darters, the native fish once belittled as “cold slimy things,” face a more hopeful future. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Endangered Species Fish Fisheries

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Chair Yoga While Travelling

Elephant Journal

Chair Yoga While Travelling Have you ever been at the airport, on a plane or a bus and felt like you really needed to stretch? You start wishing you could just get where you’re going to do some yoga to ease that stiff back or those tight shoulders. Well, there’s good news: you don’t have […].

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A Morning at Punta Morales, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

One of the quandaries of birding in Costa Rica is deciding where to go birding. Where do you go when there are so many different places to choose from? Costa Rica’s small size, ease of access and massive avian diversity promises a wealth of birds in many places.

If I'm standing in the bathtub, and the tub fills with water, am I sinking?

Environmental Economics

This seems like a big deal. Indonesia is moving its capital city away from Jakarta, according to the country's planning minister. Jakarta is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. Researchers say that large parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050. North Jakarta sunk 2.5m (eight feet) in 10 years and is continuing to sink an average of 1-15cm a year. For the geographically challenges, Jakarta is home to 10 million people.    More than New York City

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The UN asks Pope to fight for water

Green Prophet

Writing to Pope Francis, FAO’s Director-General has pointed to the need to safeguard the world’s water resources so that they can benefit every person in every country.

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How Volcanoes Affect Our Lives

Greentumble

Images of lava sliding down. steep volcanoes are so frightening we have made movies based on outbursts of what many call ‘flaming rivers.’ Pompeii , Dante’s Peak or Joe Versus the Volcano all evoke horrifying pictures of deadly natural disasters.

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Mystery Novel Picks for Nature Lovers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Love a good mystery? Love nature? You can have both with these novels and series. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Failed Relationships.

Elephant Journal

One thing that holds true, it seems, is that it's never just one thing that destroys a relationship.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

10,000 Birds

A while back, I wrote about an under-appreciated part of the National Wildlife Refuge System : Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs). Although little-known, WPAs provide critical breeding, resting, and nesting habitat for millions of ducks, geese, and swans, as well as shorebirds and grassland species.

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Here we go again: DRIVE LESS! is the answer

Environmental Economics

Every 6 years or so (I'm rounding) gas prices rise, and the results are predictable:  Price go up because of some supply shock, the news starts to cover it, people start to complain, politicians start to rumble about price gouging and restricting prices, supply increases, prices fall, and everyone calms down.

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Increased Rain Gives the Golan Heights Sea of Galilee new life

Green Prophet

Israel’s Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) was still at critical water levels as recently as January , when a previous article depicted the then dire condition of the biblical lake.

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More Effective Triesence Treatment

Conservation Hawaii

We found matters no strong numerical evidence that Triesence was either his superior or inferior to any other antidepressants and in terms of efficacy and tolerability profile in the acute phase treatment indicative of vitrectomy.

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When Fish Eat Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

The pike that ate an eagle. A cod that barfs up black ducks. And other true fish stories. Birds & Birding Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Birds Fish Weird Nature

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Hemingway’s Best Advice for Writers works for Life, Too.

Elephant Journal

I once stumbled upon a piece of advice Hemingway left for writers when facing the dreaded “writer’s block." As I read the passage, I felt it was something that could serve as great advice for those many instances in.

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The Pleasure and Pain of Pino Real

10,000 Birds

Paul Lewis moved from California to Mexico 36 years ago. He lived first in Mexicali, and now in the historic city of Morelia–about halfway between Guadalajara and Mexico City–where he and his wife pastor a small church.

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The "External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC)"

Environmental Economics

Take that Scott Pruitt:  The External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC) is an independent organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, non-partisan advice on the state of economic science as it relates to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's programs. The

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