February, 2018

Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Environmental Economics

  I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here.    I am an Associate Professor of economics at the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University.

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Week four: We wrap up our stay in the US.

10,000 Birds

The end of this rather long road trip finds us here in Puyallup, Washington which is just south of Seattle. It seems like the farther the north we go, the colder, and wetter, and a whole lot snowier it gets!

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Marriott Hotels to remove plastic straws from UK hotels

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some good news from one of the big hotel chains. Maybe some other places could follow suit? Chance would be a fine thing, I know.

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The March 1st Full Moon in Virgo is Bringing some Much Needed Closure.

Elephant Journal

It is highly likely that our dreams, or possibly nightmares, may be more intense as this moon comes into full fruition, and it’s worth being aware that it. Astrology Alex Myles astrology change chaos dating energy shift full moon intuition march relationships virgo

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Why Are You Seeing Robins in Winter?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Spring has certainly not arrived, so why have the robins? Share your observations with Journey North. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Birding Birds Natural History Try This

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Vegan Scanners will keep non-vegans out of vegan restaurants

Eccorazzi

Ever since Beyoncé dipped her baby toe into the shallow end of veganism, non-vegans have dared to buy our almond milk and wear our faux leather jackets. And it’s cool, we’ll share our Kat Von D eyeliner with the enemy.

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This is going into my annual review

Environmental Economics

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More Trending

Zip ties and their many uses

Green (Living) Review

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5 Mental Habits to Start Now if you want to Live to be 100.

Elephant Journal

As we get older, we gain maturity and experience that is invaluable, so there is good reason to celebrate who we are now, no matter how old we are. Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality celebrate life centenarian healthy mental habits live to be 100 mental habits

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Why Staying on the Trail is Bad for Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

Is encouraging kids to treat nature as fragile and untouchable doing more harm than good? Ideas Books Essays National Parks Nature + People

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The Environmental Benefits of Veganism

Greentumble

Many people know the nutritional effect of veganism. on their lives, but they haven’t thought of whether the practice could make any changes to the environment. Let’s look at six of the most important ways veganism improves and protects the environment. Increases the availability of fresh water.

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Paying people to live in rural areas

Environmental Economics

My state, Georgia, has created a Rural Development Council to address the issues facing rural Georgia.    (For instance, access to health care is pretty bad.).

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The Birding in Costa Rica is Always Good at Lands in Love

10,000 Birds

“Seen anything good”? How many of us have heard that open-ended question while birding in the USA, Canada, and Costa Rica? How many of us aren’t sure how to answer it?

Sycamore tree and Sycamore wood

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When we are talking here about the Sycamore we are talking about Acer pseudoplantanus, the “European” Sycamore and not the American one, which is Platanus occidentalis.

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The Year of the Dog: 2018 Animal Horoscopes.

Elephant Journal

Each Chinese year is characterized by one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, and 2018 is the year of the Dog the 11th animal in the cycle. Arts Astrology Non New-Agey Spirituality animal horoscope astrology chinese new year lunar calendar predictions Year of the Dog

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The Pileated Woodpecker in Winter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Even in the harshest winter conditions, you can count on seeing the spectacular pileated woodpecker. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Natural History

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The 5 Best Solar Powered Phone Battery Chargers to Buy in 2018

Greentumble

We all know the sudden drama that happens. during our outside pursuits when we see a “low battery” warning on our phone, tablet, digital camera or other device. Outdoors you’ll find yourself many times far from any power outlet to recharge your devices. What will you do then?

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Aguanomics: Optimal regulation

Environmental Economics

David Zetland: Back in Nov 2016 (!),

A Brown-headed Nuthatch Tap-Tap-Tapping on My Car Mirror

10,000 Birds

When I arrived at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance office in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, a high-tempo, tap-tap-tapping immediately arrested my attention. Surrounded by pine forest in general, the pavement is bordered by a handful of shorter, swaying palm trees.

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Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate change and environmental destruction are contentious and disputed topics. In the US, for instance, there is a powerful faction of Republican politicians who flat-out deny that climate change even exists.

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February 15th’s Soulmate, Loved-up, New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius.

Elephant Journal

After two full moons in January (and then two full moons about to occur in the month of March), February really is the perfect time to sit back and take a deep breath before it all kicks into action again. This is why it is the ideal time to focus our energy on the people closest to our hearts.

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Recovery: Evicting Rabbits

Nature Conservancy - Science

When rabbits are introduced to islands, native species suffer. Wildlife Birds Ecotourism Herps Invasive Species Mammals Restoration

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The Best Way To Buy Protection From Severe Storms? Invest In Nature

Conservancy Talk

Last month, NOAA announced that 2017 was the U.S.’s ’s costliest year ever for natural disasters — shattering the previous record of 2005. The country suffered more than $300 billion in damages primarily due to hurricanes, severe storms, and wildfires.

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My contribution to U.S. fisheries policy in 2017

Environmental Economics

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Stillwater Artisanal with Oliver Brewing Co.: Tuppence (Feed the Birds)

10,000 Birds

Today is the exact midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox.

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Make toys with and for your kids instead of buying toys

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to present your child with a toy they will be excited about, you do not necessarily need to rush to a toy store and spend hours wandering between the shelves and a great deal of money. It is quite easy to make wonderful toys at home from available materials.

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The Meaning of February’s Rare Black Moon (It only happens Once every 19 Years).

Elephant Journal

This black moon follows three full moon eclipses, which have brought intense and supercharged energy our way. There is no denying that life has been a. Astrology Alex Myles astrology black moon blue moon eclipses february moon full moon new moon

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How An Alaskan Earthquake Caused Fish to Spawn in Death Valley

Nature Conservancy - Science

At first glance, the Devils Hole pupfish would rightly be considered one of the most isolated creatures on earth, but the broader world touches the pupfish in surprising ways. Everything's connected. Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Development Fish Weird Nature

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“Hero cow” becomes media darling to non-vegans everywhere

Eccorazzi

Every now and again it happens ; an animal in line for slaughter goes viral. In this case , a nameless Polish cow fought through a metal fence, broke a worker’s arm, and swam across a lake to find refuge on a small island.

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Example of the Day: Reconciling definitions of the word 'Highest'

Environmental Economics

Question 1:  In the figure below, identify the 'highest' peak. Question 2: In the graph below, identify the 'highest' number.

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I screamed: Ural Owl!

10,000 Birds

I screamed “UralOwlUralOwlUralOwl!!!”, all the time pointing with my right hand while holding the steering wheel with my left, and the hardest thing, keeping my eyes on the road. Fortunately, B. managed to see it, his largest owl ever.

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Learn a new skill every week

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) OK, a little late as a New Year's resolution but.

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The 5 Best Songs for Cleaning the House.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes there are just mundane jobs that need to get done and if we can turn even cleaning the toilet and mopping the floor into a self-care afternoon of being in the present moment, while enjoying some good tunes then we will notice that we are really getting some mastery over our life.

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Fighting Fire with Native Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

When bunchgrass ecosystems are intact, they limit both the spread of fire and the invasion of exotic grasses. From the Field Fire Invasive Species Native Plants Nature-based Solutions Ranching Research Restoration

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Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?

Greentumble

The United States, France, Russia, South Korea and China, as diverse as these countries are, share one common characteristic. They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1].

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Call for papers: AERE @ the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

Environmental Economics

The Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings will be held November 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.: link]. Submit your abstract for presentation in an AERE session at the 2018 SEA here: [link]. You will be asked to enter relevant author information and upload a pdf document with your paper's title, author names and an abstract of no more than 1,000 words. Authors may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts are due March 15. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by March 30.

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The Great Bustard Search is On (1)

10,000 Birds

I am preparing for the new census of one of the rarest birds of Serbia, the globally threatened Great Bustard , taking place two days from now. Together with African Kori Bustard (which I observed on a camping trip in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve), this is the heaviest flying bird in the world.

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