October, 2017

Wither coal (despite all attempts to the contrary)? What's next?

Environmental Economics

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Bird Migration and Conservation Meet at Selva Bananito, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

In Costa Rica, October is our May. Birds begin to filter down through this southern part of Central America by August but the biggest avian movement happens during the third and final weeks of October.

From consumer society to maker society

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There was a time when people made and grew almost all of the things they needed; the majority of them at least. They did not – and could not – simply go to the stores or order on-line for home delivery.

Q&A with India Managing Director Seema Paul

Conservancy Talk

President and CEO Mark Tercek talks to Managing Director Seema Paul about how The Nature Conservancy can make a difference in India. Mark Tercek: We’re excited to have you leading the team in India, one of our newest programs. What led you to The Nature Conservancy?

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Eminem has a Message for Trump. Here it is.

Elephant Journal

“Eminem Rips Donald Trump In BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher.” ” Eminem has a message for all of us Americans—raise your fist and let’s stand up to the madness. Passionate Em is best Em: Eminem is back!

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Grab a great read AND support Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October 2017

Green (Living) Review

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Eyes and Ears: Indigenous Guardians steward Canada’s lands and waters

Conservancy Talk

It was the mid 2000s when the Gitanyow, whose Lax’yip (traditional territory) is situated north of Kitwanga, British Columbia, started to notice fewer moose on their territory. Hunters were coming home empty handed. The community was missing out on an important source of food and cultural sustenance.

Major Hollywood figure accused of Sexual Assault in NY Times.

Elephant Journal

“Yeah Rose just tweeted this not naming him.” ” ~ It’s been talked about as a known thing (Ashley Judd was one of the first brave voices about his sexual assaults) for a long time, but always secretly—he’s powerful.

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Restoring Beavers by Plane and Automobile

Nature Conservancy - Science

Parachuting beavers? The remarkable story of restoring nature’s engineers. From the Field Wildlife Fish Mammals Restoration Technology Wetlands

Tweet of the day: Why everyone (including @realDonaldTrump) needs to understand statistics 101

Environmental Economics

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eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

10,000 Birds

Birders derive “value” from birding. But does the value of a particular trip come from the number of birds seen, viewing a particular species, seeing an endangered species, catching a glimpse of a rarity, adding a lifer, or something else? How much do birders value a birding experience?

Plastic, plastic use, and plastic pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plastic is pervasive nowadays and there is almost no place where you can look and plastic will not be staring you in the face in some for or the other. The computer keyboard, the case of the laptop, of the cellphone; all plastic, and that just for starters.

Vegan Food & Drink Festival Serves Over 35,000

Eccorazzi

Ecorazzi’s Vegan Food & Drink Festival proved third time’s a charm with 2017 marking our third season of events landing in three major cities. With a highly curated list of vendors in each, the shows drew a record numbers of vegan and vegan curious guests.

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Powerful Quotes by Women of Color to Inspire our Daily Living.

Elephant Journal

As a woman of color, I didn't have the pleasure of reading literature by other women of color until much later in life. When I did begin digging deep into the cultural gems that have been largely present yet unseen, I felt a spark in my soul ignite.

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Saved by Sand Dunes

Nature Conservancy - Science

On the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a return to the Jersey Shore towns saved by sand dunes. Climate Change From the Field Ideas Ecosystem Services Nature + People Nature-based Solutions Resilience Valuing Nature

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Graphic of the Day: I think we still have a problem

Environmental Economics

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An Absolute Beginner in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

I have just returned from Costa Rica, the country about which I knew very little, despite it coming under my radar all the way back in 1999 when the “Africa – Birds & Birding” magazine published some of John Graham’s experiences from his visit in 1993.

Brits fall short of smiles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to some research only about 28% of Brits attempt to smile at someone at least once a day, despite 63% admitting that being smiled at brightens their day.

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Conservancy Talk

Out west, fires have names. The first fire we worked was called the ‘Burnt Fire,’” recalled Caleb Grantham, a restoration specialist for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois who recently helped fight fires burning at Wind Cave National Park, Custer National Forest, and on other federal lands. “We

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If Adult Cows Don’t Drink Cow’s Milk, then Why do We?

Elephant Journal

I personally found that the consumption of dairy, particularly when I was premenstrual, had a volatile effect on my moods due to the varying amounts of.

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The Millipede That Protects Itself with Cyanide

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some millipedes use chemical warfare to ward off predators others glow in the dark, and yet these amazing critters are understudied. You can contribute to scientific knowledge of millipedes by reporting your sightings to iNaturalist. Wildlife Nature Pop Weird Nature

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What is contingent valuation?

Environmental Economics

Hey fisheries/econ people, is contingent valuation really on the way out? What's replacing it? Michael C. Russell (@ProfRussellCIE) October 20, 2017. I'd be interested how @johnwhitehead81 and @tim_env_econ would answer this question. Ngaio Hotte (@nhotte) October 21, 2017.

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Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

10,000 Birds

Hurricanes Irma and Maria recently caused devastating damage to the U.S. territories in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most residents are still without electricity and there was extensive damage to homes, buildings, and public infrastructure.

Zero Waste – is it possible?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Zero Waste is a concept that is very much like the idea of sustainable consumption in that it is not feasible regardless of what some people preach.

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Mercy For Animals Opposes And Promotes Animal Exploitation, Somehow.

Eccorazzi

Joe Loria, communications and content manager for Mercy For Animals (MFA), discussed in an October 11 essay published by Alternet Why It’s Basically Impossible to Be an ‘Ethical” Meat Eater. The byline reads, “No matter how animals are raised, they are all killed the same way.”

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7 Easy Ayurvedic Hacks to Curb Winter Weight Gain.

Elephant Journal

Cleansing roots, such as dandelion, burdock, turmeric, ginger, and berberines like Oregon grape, golden seal, and barberry are harvested in both the spring and fall, suggesting that a great time to detox, reset digestion, and lose weight can be the fall if we eat the right seasonal foods.

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10 Great Science Hashtag Games You Can Play

Nature Conservancy - Science

Twitter houses a lively community of scientists and science communicators who have invented fun ways to engage with the science-curious public. Wildlife Birds Fish Mammals Science Communication

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4 Ways Technology Can Amplify Your Employer Brand

Environmental Economics

A job is a job is a job. When I search for Director of Content jobs in Denver, I see at least 75 results in the Google Jobs widget alone. The title doesn't pique my interest (I have it currently). The list of responsibilities is a given (I do them now). The bullets of requirements are expected (I've seen them before). I'm not impressed or intrigued enough to change jobs. All these jobs look exactly the same. What I'd be looking for is to change companies. Industries. Countries. Cities. Brands.

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Tips for Birding Costa Rica in October, 2017

10,000 Birds

The tenth month of the year isn’t one that is commonly associated with birding in Costa Rica but no matter, it should be. Those with binoculars who visit now will still lays eyes on lots of birds.

Industry and industrial production in the new age

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am going to play the Devil's Advocate here and will say that industry and industrial production will not, as it is being claimed, go over to total robotic production but will, in fact, cease and that in the not so distant future.

Building a UK Youth Movement for Conservation

Conservancy Talk

We were both lucky to grow up close to the British countryside—childhoods full of rambling across the hills, eating wild blackberries until we turned blue (at least on the outside!), and exploring rock pools and beaches dodging the inevitable rain of a British summer day.

How to self-diagnose yourself as a Toxic Narcissist because Sensitive Empath is already taken (by me).

Elephant Journal

Self-Diagnosing yourself as an Empath (and your ex- as a Narcissist) is huge right now, and I want in. I’ve been on top of this trend before it was a thing. When I was a kid, I already knew I was special.

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Camera Traps: Taking Care of Your Space in Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

Like so many places in the US, the wildlife of High Mountain Preserve has yet to be fully documented. Students are changing that with the help of camera traps. Wildlife Birds Camera Traps Deer Mammals Nature + People Technology Try This

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Daily Demand and Supply: Finding another point on the demand curve for National Parks

Environmental Economics

Law of demand (for National Park visits):  When prices rise, the number of visitors to National Parks will fall.      We'll see : The National Park Service proposes more than doubling the entrance fees at 17 popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, to help pay for infrastructure improvements.

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