December, 2016

We are Just Money Grubbers

10,000 Birds

Out of just under 200 bird species I observed this year in SE Europe, there are 6 threatened species.

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I just might know an expert in estimating the value of outdoor recreation

Environmental Economics

If you are going to calculate the economic impacts of outdoor recreation , maybe, just maybe, you might want to consult with an expert who has a book on valuation methods with chapter titles like: "Modeling the Demand for Recreation," and "Single Site Demand Estimation," and "Site Choice Models." " Outdoor recreation is an economic colossus: its reach is massive, its wealth enormous, and its influence continues to grow as more boots hit the ground.

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New Year’s New Moon in Capricorn: Some Love Stories aren’t meant to End.

Elephant Journal

It’s been a year. No, really it’s been one for the record books. Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality capricorn love story new beginnings new moon New Year's eve overcoming difficulties winter

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Camera Trap Captures Images of Texas Ocelot Kittens

Nature Conservancy - Science

Great news for ocelots: This year, several females with kittens were documented in South Texas using remote cameras. The U.S.

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Ready-washed bags of salad? Best used as compost!

Green Prophet

Those convenient bags of prepared salads are breeding grounds for bacteria, so say scientists from Britain’s University of Leicester.

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This is How we can Revolutionize our Children’s School Lunch.

Elephant Journal

Looking at our global obesity epidemic, findings like these are essential, right? But it’s really not enough to simply decrease the quantity of junk food our children eat; ideally they wouldn’t choose any.

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How The Mainstream “Animal Movement” Has Destroyed Veganism

Eccorazzi

Ever wondered what the effects of the mainstream “animal movement” are on the public perception of veganism? Look no further than this article in grist by author Eve Andrews, who puts forward “the case for imperfect veganism.”

The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans. The images of saltwater commercial fishing are everywhere around us: on popular cable television shows, on the supermarket shelf, even on conservation blogs like this one.

How to go green with eco-friendly clothing

Green Prophet

If you thought the trend in clothing was showing your nips, you couldn’t be more wrong. So, what is the trend you ask? Well, first and foremost–it’s going green! Living a sustainable lifestyle isn’t limited to recycling water bottles and buying a few plants.

Killingholme Haven Pits

10,000 Birds

This is dedicated to “Daddy” who sadly slipped away from us in the evening of November 27th. He will be sorely missed by his loving wife of over fifty years, myself and my sister and of course his two grandsons.

Sharing Spaces for Events is the New Green: Splacer Leads the Way

Eco Chic

Recently, we held a panel discussion and party, Our Sustainable Future: Circular Design , with EcoCult in NYC (that’s the audience space above, just moments prior to our 130+ guests arriving!). And as almost everyone knows, finding a space to have an event is always the toughest part.

Goodbye 2016: Let Go or Be Dragged into 2017.

Elephant Journal

2017 has a very different energetic vibration compared to 2016. While 2016 was all about endings, 2017 is a “1” year in numerology which marks. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today 1 year 2017 9 year beginnings energy new year Numerology

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Veganism Without Morality

Eccorazzi

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Holiday Tips: Don’t Spread Forest Pests With Your Christmas Tree

Nature Conservancy - Science

Selecting a Christmas tree and decorating with greenery are popular holiday traditions. Here’s how to have all the fun while ensuring you don’t accidentally spread invasive forest pests. A light dusting of snow covered the ground as we made the steep climb.

Join the urban farming movement

Green Prophet

Urban farming, whether found in large urban cities like Chicago , or in a Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem , is rapidly becoming a worldwide movement.

Pat’s Top Ten Bird Species from Costa Rica, 2016

10,000 Birds

Another year is about to come to an end and for us birders who can’t help but keep a year list, it means that there are precious few days to add a few more species. What am I missing? What can I still get with a quick trip to the nearest reservoir?

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And the impact of fifty years of nonmarket valuation magically disappears

Environmental Economics

Poof: A conservative group is pushing the next Congress to take several steps to undo President Obama’s climate work.    The Competitive Enterprise Institute. on  on Thursday said the GOP-controlled government taking power next year should pursue an aggressive deregulation agenda domestically and pull the United States out of international climate change work. 

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Why Self-Care Needs to be our Top New Year’s Resolution (& How to Do it Right).

Elephant Journal

I’m not suggesting that we abandon healthy habits self-care includes choosing exercise and rejecting self-sabotage. I’m simply suggesting that we choose. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only creating boundaries exercise maitri meditation new year new you new year's resolution self-care self-improvement supporting ourselves

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Relationships With Non-Vegans And Why They’re Problematic

Eccorazzi

There are occasionally some stories that crop up and take your breath away. This happens to be the case with a recent food.mic article where a couple of 12 years – supposedly representing opposites – talk about how they’ve lasted so long together.

Recovery: Gila Topminnow, A Desert Native Gets a Second Chance

Nature Conservancy - Science

There’s a certain breed of manager for whom the sight of something like a two-inch minnow can induce joyous expletives we can’t print. Happily for this tired, old planet, that breed is proliferating. Such managers are Ross Timmons of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and people he works with.

Some winter savings tips

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As the temperature drops across the country, thermostats everywhere are being turned up a few notches, costing homeowners and tenants more money and doing more damage to the environment. But there are some easy ways to reduce bills while keeping warm and cozy in winter.

North Cave Wetlands

10,000 Birds

We visited North Cave Wetlands on October 22nd this year while we were in the UK and it is across the River Humber from my parent’s home and close to where we worked when we lived there in 1987.

Graphic of the Day: Where do you get your news?

Environmental Economics

A pretty cool graphic of one person's views of credible vs incredible news sources : HT: Craig Landry via FB (Craig didn't create the graphic, just reposted). A few thoughts: I'm sure everyone can quibble about placement of some of these, but that kind of misses the point.

Reviving Old Rituals for a Magical New Year.

Elephant Journal

Every year I wait for this time like a child waits for Christmas. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality epiphany magic new year new year rituals Oracle cards palo santo Rauhnaechte rituals roald dahl Smudging tarot cards Twelve Sacred Nights Yuletide

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Advocates Of Narcissism

Eccorazzi

One of the main problems we face as abolitionist advocates has nothing to do with educating the non-vegan public. Rather, the main hurdle is (and has always been) the promotion of veganism as a personal choice or journey by “animal advocates” within the mainstream “animal movement.”

Reclaiming Country: Combining Traditional Knowledge & Science to Care for Desert Waterholes

Nature Conservancy - Science

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should use caution viewing this post, as it may contain mentions of deceased persons. History is palpable at Parnngurr waterhole, even for one who has not lived it.

Vegetarians and Vegans are furious about new British £5 banknotes

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Vegetarians and Vegans are furious that new British banknotes contain traces of animal fat The introduction of polymer cash hasn't gone as smoothly as the Bank of England had hoped.

Birdwatching in Peru and You

10,000 Birds

For two blog posts now, we’ve been telling you about how you could win an amazing, 7-day bird watching trip for two to Peru. The Grand Prize not only includes roundtrip flights from anywhere in the US on LATAM Airlines, but also accommodations at three fascinating Inkaterra properties.

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Europe Maintains Commitment to Ambition and Action at Recent Marrakesh Climate Talks

Conservancy Talk

2016 is now set to be the warmest year on record [1]. In Europe, this observed climate change has already led to a wide range of impacts on the environment, economy and human health [2].

Full Super Moon in Gemini: What is Meant for Us will Always Choose Us.

Elephant Journal

Gemini loves freedom and if we are all honest, so do we. Love Non New-Agey Spirituality astrology end of the year astrology freedom is in the air full moon in gemini Kate Rose super full moon in gemini super moon Trilogy

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Energy-generating roads to be built on four continents in 2017

Green Prophet

In 2014, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a bike path studded with solar-powered LED lights that glows at night from green energy, generating in its first six months enough electricity to power a household for a year.

The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Notes from the field: Mb é river watershed, Estuaire province, Gabon.

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The pathology of capitalism

Green (Living) Review

Alkborough Flats

10,000 Birds

We made two visits to Alkborough Flats during our UK visit and they were both incredibly different despite both visits being late in the afternoon. Alkborough Flats is an excellent place to go birding and walking and is where the River Trent and River Ouse join to meet the River Humber.