October, 2017

“The Birder’s Guide to Africa” by Michael Mills

10,000 Birds

Starting in the mid-1990s, there was a “where to watch birds in…” series of five site guides written by Nigel Wheatley and covering South America (1994), Africa (1995), Asia (1996), Europe & Russia (2000) and Central America & the Caribbean (2001).

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.

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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.

2017 31

Epic Duck: The Story of the Canvasback

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the canvasback, a striking bird with an even more striking conservation story. Birds & Birding Birds Natural History Nature + People Wetlands

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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Dementia takes us Piece by Piece, but this is the Last Piece to Go.

Elephant Journal

Imagine visiting her, opening the refrigerator (when she still lived in her own home) and finding packets and packets of shredded cheese, some green with mold. You wonder what she's thinking—is she expecting a looming great cheese shortage? Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness alzheimers dementia family grandparents loss mental health mourning parents

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

2017 21

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

Environmental Economics

The “No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film” Lie

Eccorazzi

I took in a great indie horror film last week. “My My Friend Dahmer” screened as the show opener for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, chronicling the infamous serial killer in his high school days. A generally gore-free film, one particularly tense scene included a young Dahmer tearing a fish apart with a hand knife. I squirmed in my seat, something I’m not known to do during the most graphic human on human violence.

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.

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.

5 Things we Don’t Get about Grief.

Elephant Journal

Grief isn't linear. We roller coaster from one stage to another, we rumble back and forth, catching a brief glimpse of acceptance before being thrust back into a heaping helping of anger or denial. Editor's Picks Family Love bereavement death and dying emotions ending family grief life lost losing someone loss saying goodbye

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A Brief Field Guide to the Rocks at Blowing Rocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

What, exactly, are the rocks at the Conservancy's Blowing Rocks preserve? And why do they blow? From the Field Natural History Nature + People Nature Pop

How not to do statistics lesson of the day (courtesy of @DonaldJTrumpJr)

Environmental Economics

Test question*: Consider a class of 10 people taking a statistics test.    The scores of those 10 people are: 50%, 52%, 55%, 55%, 60%, 65%, 75%, 75%, 95%, 100%. A) What is the average test score? B) What is the median test score? C) How many people scored below the average?

Fact: Rainn Wilson is right and we’ve all got veganism wrong

Eccorazzi

The rules of veganism have been updated and Rainn Wilson is here to help us all get familiar with them. The star best known for playing Dwight on The Office took to Instagram to inform his 839,000 followers of exactly what it means to go vegan and why you should do it.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2017)

10,000 Birds

Weatherwise around the world, this last weekend of September delivered a sneak preview of what each of us will likely enjoy or endure over the six months. We’re not fully into winter or summer yet, but the scent is in the air.

2017 11

Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. Below is the keynote speech Mark gave at the Summit on September 27, 2017.

How Sensitive People can Survive in a Cold, Hard Corporate World.

Elephant Journal

Let’s face it, no one is advertising a job with “sensitive” in the qualifications. So what’s the solution for sensitives in the workplace? Health & Wellness Right Livelihood corporate world emotions energy highly sensitive introvert practices right livelihood sensitive at work workplace

2017 23

Give Me Shelter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our writer is in Cape May during fall migration. She could be be birding, so why is she climbing around on a roof without her binoculars instead? From the Field Nature Tech Nature + People Nature Pop Restoration Urban Conservation

2017 17

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.

“Veggie-Vegan”: Moving Backwards

Eccorazzi

They’ve Got an Awful Lot of Birds in Brazil.

10,000 Birds

Way down among the Brazillians, Coffee beans grow by the billions, So they’ve got to find those extra cups to fill, They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.… The Coffee Song lyrics ran like an earworm through my head as I prepared for my September trip to Brazil.

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

Environmental Economics

How Mindfulness Helps me Survive in the Sandwich Generation.

Elephant Journal

We are literally sandwiched between two needy sets of people who we love, but who also rely on us to survive and thrive. As a bonus, we get to be riddled with guilt, anxiety, self-doubt, stress, and. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness alzheimers be in the moment caring for sick parents elder care family illness mental health mindfulness practice mothers and daughters sandwich generation self-care support groups

Hurricane Sandy and the Flooding that Wasn’t

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is one of the most important stopover sites for migratory birds in the world, but no one in the group in front of me has binoculars or a scope. That's because they're here for the weirs, not the warblers.

2017 15

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.

How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Greentumble

Throughout the years, solar panel manufacturers. have become innovative at improving solar panel efficiency and durability. Solar panels need to be able to resist extreme weather such as harsh wind and heavy rainfall.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2017)

10,000 Birds

If you’re feeling some measure of terror right now, you may not be thinking of the season’s cavalcade of horrors. No, what scares me is the idea that migration will be ending soon… Nonetheless, this time of year introduces a suite of seasonal birds.

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

Environmental Economics

Life as an Introvert told in 10 Drawings.

Elephant Journal

Socializing for an introvert can be a minefield. They can get so preoccupied with observing and analyzing what other people are thinking, feeling, and sayi. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Alex Myles alone doodles drawings Funny introverts intuitive loneliness quiet

2017 21

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

Pavements and cycle paths are critical infrastructure, not frills

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the USA this does not seem to be understood by local, state, and federal government and the only thing that seem to count in their eyes are provisions for the motor car. But things are not much better in Britain, for instance.

The “violence” of non-violence: Getting it horribly wrong on “ahimsa milk”

Eccorazzi

Sivarama Swami, a guru in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON, popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement) made a video entitled, Can Vegans Consume Milk? promoting so-called “ahimsa milk” as being suitable for vegans to consume. The video went viral.

Karumba, Queensland

10,000 Birds

Karumba is a small town on the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland with a population of about 500 people, but during the cooler months it is a popular fishing destination and can become very busy.