February, 2017

Ideas for Reclaimed Dining Room Tables

Green Furniture Home Design

If you’re lucky enough to have an actual dining room in your home that can accommodate a large dining table, you should consider getting one that’s made from reclaimed, recycled or sustainably harvested wood.

Mallard Complexity

10,000 Birds

Everyone knows what a male Mallard looks like. The drake of this extremely common, sexually dimorphic species ( Anas platyrhynchos ) cuts a fine form with his iridescent emerald dome and chestnut breast.

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The Most Powerful Moon of the Year: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Pisces.

Elephant Journal

The New Moon and eclipse arrive together to illuminate the need to let go of old trauma so that painful wounds can be so. Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today all that stuff astrology healing love new moon pisces solar eclipse

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Waxwings Really Have Wax Wings

Nature Conservancy - Science

Cedar Waxwings are a favorite of many birders and backyard naturalists. With their fuzzy-looking crests and sharp color accents, they’re dapper looking birds. A large flock of them picking through berries is always entertaining to watch. I count myself a member of the Waxwing Fan Club.

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How I Got Ill on a Vegan Diet and Why I Ended Up Listening to My Body

Eccorazzi

I’d been vegan for six and a half years when it happened. It was entirely unexpected, and it left me feeling completely drained and questioning my lifestyle choices. Sadly, I’m writing this essay to confess that I finally had to listen to my body.

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Six Wise Lessons from our Natural World.

Elephant Journal

Eckhart Tolle authored The Power of Now, a book that explains how much power there is in. Green Health & Wellness connection Earth green life-lessons nature personal growth

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Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

More than 40 species have been officially recovered by the Endangered Species Act. Some, like bald eagles and peregrine falcons, have received a lot of publicity. Here are five lesser known – but no less interesting – stories of recovery. Related Articles.

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Seductive and Destructive: The Insidiousness of “Happy” Exploitation

Eccorazzi

Guest Post by Tracy Alexandra McDonnell. —————————— We need to shatter and dispel once and for all the insidious myth that it is somehow possible to exploit non-human animals “humanely.”

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The Vegetable Garden Diary – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Oyster Reef Restoration: Is a benefit/cost ratio of 7.6 worth it according to Trumponomics?

Environmental Economics

WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Here's the story : The Oyster Recovery Partnership in Maryland is trying to spread the word about the natural filtration powers of oysters. The organization posted a time lapse video Tuesday that shows how oysters can clean water. The magic of oysters is the magic of filtration,” the post says.

Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea–A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

I’ve never been to the Indonesian Archipelago, but I really like the birds there.

What is Love Anyway?

Elephant Journal

When we sit quietly and give our minds permission to be still, we can listen to our hearts and experience our feelings as they are—good, bad and ugly. Meditation teaches us to be brave enough to.

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Recovery: Bats with Your Tequila

Nature Conservancy - Science

With the alien fungal disease white-nose syndrome devastating North American bats it’s time for some good news about the order. So consider the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s January 5 th proposal to delist the endangered lesser long-nosed bat. “In

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Esther The Wonder Pig Wants You To Read Carefully and Be Vegan

Eccorazzi

A few days ago, I wrote an essay commenting on a piece that appeared in The Guardian by Steve Jenkins. My essay focused very simply and clearly on one thing: Mr Jenkins had a fabulous platform from which to promote veganism. He chose not to do so.

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Arizona Republicans planning to make protest illegal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Arizona you could get jailed and have your assets seized if you attend a protest or demonstration after Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent.

"What Trump misses about regulations"

Environmental Economics

Joe Aldy: President Trump jettisoned more than 30 years of bipartisan regulatory policy on January 30 when he issued an executive order on “ Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” The order requires that whenever a new regulation is enacted by any federal agency, regulators must eliminate two rules, so that the cost of complying with the new rule is offset by the costs associated with the two existing rules.

Birding Maricao, Puerto Rico

10,000 Birds

Though it’s been over a month since Mike and I returned from Puerto Rico my blogging about the trip has been sadly lacking. I’ve only covered the first day of our sweep of the island’s endemics (in this post and this one ) and some images of Mangrove Cuckoos.

Twin Flame Forecast for February: It’s Time to Reunite.

Elephant Journal

Only our flame can elevate us in such a way that we come to see our divine purpose in this life. Love Non New-Agey Spirituality conscious love February LightWorkers reunion soulmate love twin flames Valentine's Day

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Which Sources of Blue Carbon Measure Up to the Mitigation Challenge?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Natural climate mitigation: using nature to help buffer rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. It’s a hot topic amongst conservationists, and there’s no doubt that natural systems, like the oceans, will play a big role in helping the world’s nations avert more than 2 degrees Celsius of warming.

London Fashion Week Has “Activists” In A Fury

Eccorazzi

Fur has long been the focus of many so called “animal advocates” and one of the primary catalysts for public confusion with respect to animal ethics. However, it is in the nature of single-issue campaigns to fail. Within the context of a society where the dominant paradigm is animal welfarism, a single-issue campaign targeting one form of animal use will do nothing but promote all excluded animal use as better in a morally relevant way.

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Good-lifers are Nazis

Green (Living) Review

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Standing by 'An Economic View of the Environment'

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: An eerie coincidence or a scary reality? An Explanation and Apology. Posted on February 6, 2017, by Robert Stavins.           I have been writing essays at this blog for more than seven years, and until recently, through 100 essays, I tried very hard to keep politics at bay, and to view each and every issue I discussed from a politically neutral, yet analytical economic perspective.

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Spurn National Nature Reserve

10,000 Birds

During our visit to the UK last year we were able to make two visits to Spurn National Nature Reserve and this area is only 27km (16.8

The Power of Transformative Travel. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

This is a post written by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise —an elephant partner. We’re honored to work with anyone who is this dedicated to helping us reclaim our personal wellness, transforming our lives, and giving us the perfect excuse to escape work and relax in this gorgeous setting. ~ Ed. ~.

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Coastal Communities Strike Back Against Erosion

Nature Conservancy - Science

“It hurt my heart to see how [the beach] had been deteriorated,” says Norris Henry of St. Andrew’s Development Organization. “I I know in the past there was a nice beachfront, where you can play cricket, you can play football, you can run. But it’s so sad to see it is no longer there.”.

Hero Launches New Vegan Condom Range

Eccorazzi

Whether you’re picking them up from abandoned trains or ordering them online, it seems that it’s raining vegan condoms in Australia.

CUTTING EDGE TOOLS FOR EVERY GARDENER

Green (Living) Review

Fiskars, one the UK’s leading gardening tool suppliers, is proud to unveil its exciting new PowerGear™ X range. The innovative cutting tools are a true evolution of engineering and ergonomics, making pruning and lopping easier than ever before.

Message to enviros: chill on the carbon tax (and don't dismiss cap-and-trade so easily)

Environmental Economics

Charles Komanoff (of the  Carbon Tax Center ) at The Nation : Carbon-tax haters can relax. The proposal for a national carbon tax released on February 8 by high-level Republicans, including über-GOP consigliere James Baker, isn’t going anywhere. Financially and ideologically, the American right is wedded to carbon fuels. Trumpism runs on and reeks of them.

Western Reef-Heron

10,000 Birds

The Western Reef-Heron , Egretta gularis, sits neatly between Little Egret and Snowy Egret in Clements taxanomic checklist. The slim, elegant, white egrets are very similar and operate in similar niches, but in opposite hemispheres.

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Transcending Confinement through Yoga.

Elephant Journal

For a group that routinely suffers from guilt, anxiety, depression, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and low self-esteem, the results at York and other correctional institutions where yoga is practiced have been transformative. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga confinement hope self-development transformation

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When Is a Black Bear Actually a Blue Bear?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a poorly named critter, because it’s not always black. In fact, its coat exhibits more color variation than almost any North American mammal. Related Articles. Recovery: The Great Teddy Bear Rescue. By Ted Williams.

Veganism The Movie

Eccorazzi

First things first – my sincere apologies if you were expecting the announcement of a meaningful abolitionist documentary. Alas, I bare no such good news, even though I’m sure some of your hearts skipped a beat when you saw the title of this piece. My bad.

Are we in the final stages of capitalism?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The final stages of capitalism, Karl Marx predicted, would be marked by global capital being unable to expand and generate profits at former levels. Capitalists would begin to consume the government along with the physical and social structures that sustained them.

How Fast Fashion is Being Converted Into Jet Fuel

Eco Chic

It’s long process to turn a blazer into a blast-off , but that’s exactly what’s happening, as Bloomberg Business Week reports that Japanese recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning (Jeplan) has begun testing ways to use discarded clothes as jet fuel.