April, 2017

City Guide: Finding Birds in Belgrade

10,000 Birds

Is Belgrade the New Berlin is a question recently raised in Vogue by Marry Holland. Her article starts with a bold claim that “no city makes you feel more like a New Yorker than Belgrade.”

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Catch shares slow the fisheries frenzy: Some confirmatory evidence

Environmental Economics

Guest Post by David Kaczan, Anna Birkenbach, and Marty Smith. Economists regularly turn to one famous example when making the case for property rights in fisheries: Alaskan halibut. In the early 1990s, the halibut derby was madness. At the approved moment, thousands of boats would race each other out of Alaskan harbors.

Glass jar reuse

Green (Living) Review

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Portland: every day is Earth Day at Hotel Vintage

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening in Hipsterville | We live in San Francisco (just across the Golden Gate Bridge from it, anyway), so forgive us if we feel a bit proprietary about Earth Day. We are accustomed to being #1 in “greenest cities in America” rankings.

Why We March for Science

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. In the last hundred years, humans have developed a great capability to anticipate the future and shape it to serve our purposes.

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Farm to Table – One Step at a Time

The Green Samaritan

Spring is in full bloom! Time to get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer. April is National Gardening Month so a perfect time to plant a garden and/or begin shopping at our local farmer’s. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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“Keep your taxonomy out of my field guide” – revisited

10,000 Birds

Way back in the days when blog posts still got a lot of comments, I wrote a piece on why field guides that arrange species in a more or less strict taxonomic order regularly frustrate me.

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More Trending

Wooden chopstick as dibblet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A dibblet is a small dibber used mostly for the separation, the so-called pricking out, of seedlings sown and grown in so-called flats (or in large pots).

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Is jail time justice for abused farm animals?

Eccorazzi

The Guardian shared the story of Owen Nichol, an eighteen year old farm apprentice that was caught on tape abusing cows and calves.

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New Hampshire’s Energy Future is Now

Conservancy Talk

There’s a reality about stories that journalists and cops know best. When you talk to eyewitnesses and gather hard facts, a story often turns out very different than what you were first told. Here in New Hampshire we’ve heard a recurring story about energy, specifically electricity rates.

10 Green & Good Spring Cleaning Replacements for the Toxic Bad Guy

The Green Samaritan

So after I discovered this awful silver cleaning spray polish that has been following me around for years and until recently, was still lurking in the dark corner of my cabinet beneath the kitchen. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Oh Look, It’s Baby Birds

10,000 Birds

With all the crazy stuff going on in the world these days, I thought it would be nice to put a smile on some faces with some photos of some baby birds. Above are Oak Titmouse ( Baeolophus inornatus ) nestlings just hatching out.

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EPA must be having computer problems--all of their climate change stuff has disappeared

Environmental Economics

 Hmmmm.when I click on the EPA Climate Change page , I get this: That's peculiar. I'm looking forward to the updates.  

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Not everything that is plastic is 'disposables'

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not all plastic things are meant to be “disposables” though it would appear that many people see more or less cheap items of plastic, which is not even plastic packaging (waste), as “disposable”, however.

2017 182

Veganism in a World Full of Harm

Eccorazzi

I move in circles with people who care about social justice issues and who also care about animals. While such people are often open to being vegan, they frequently object to veganism for three reasons, even when they understand and agree to the moral principles underpinning it.

2017 89

Acorn Woodpecker: The Fascinating Life of the Master Hoarder

Nature Conservancy - Science

The acorn woodpecker displays some of the most interesting and complex feeding and social behavior among birds. A lot of its behavior may even seem completely at odds with what you know about “typical” woodpecker behavior.

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How to be a Successful Writer.

Elephant Journal

Learn how to rock a Facebook Page & Instagram, + Editing, Blogging & Journalism Ethics with active professionals in the Field.

2017 87

The Warbler, the Birder, and the Bivalve

10,000 Birds

The story begins with a Prothonotary Warbler found in Brooklyn by Gabriel Willow, a NYC birder, on Wednesday, April 12th. A happy circumstance, but not an unusual one.

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BP has funded a book critical of the contingent valuation method

Environmental Economics

Exactly one week after the CVM article estimating BP damages appears in Science  this book critical of the CVM is being published: Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique. Edited by Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train.

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Nudossi aus Sachsen bietet Brotaufstrich jetzt ohne Palmöl an

Green (Living) Review

Süßer Start in den Tag, aber nachhaltig? Der Nuss-Nougat-Fabrikant Nudossi aus Sachsen bietet seinen Brotaufstrich jetzt auch ohne Palmöl an. Umweltschützer bemängeln, dass Palmölplantagen Regenwald vernichten. Leipzig.

2017 177

Six ways to help animals without going vegan

Eccorazzi

It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s another campaign promoting veganism. Not since the Sarah McLaughlin shelter ads of the 90’s have I spent so much time feeling bad for cute animals!

2017 88

Science: On Earth Day, Hope for a Better Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

The word “science” means many things to different people. While some see science as nerdy and boring, others are in awe of the discoveries that have been made and the technologies that change our lives. To me, science means hope.

Eight Nutritional Deficiencies that can Cause Depression & Anxiety.

Elephant Journal

From a holistic vantage point, our gut is known as the “second brain” and there are structural/anatomical reasons for this re. Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today anxiety depression diet food gut health lifestyle magnesium mental health Nutritional Deficiencies omega 3 second brain zinc

2017 87

A Random Diabolical Quiz

10,000 Birds

It has been a long time since I’ve put up a diabolical identification quiz. Too long, in fact. In order to get back into the swing of things I thought I would start small, with just one image. Do you know what the bird in the image below is? If so, share your answer in the comments!

2017 207

Drink at each awkward pause / stupid mistake / embarrassing gesture

Environmental Economics

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How much food can you grow in six foot?

Green (Living) Review

How much food can you grow in six by three foot (two by one metres)? After growing £900 of food in a year on my London balcony and £548 in six months in my Newcastle concrete backyard, I’m intrigued to find out.

2017 176

Just Whatever

Eccorazzi

I do not know what cows have done to Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek, but it must be something egregious for him to exact revenge by using them in his company’s products.

2017 87

7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In our still relatively brief existence, humans have evolved our way to an era many are now calling the Anthropocene – a new geological epoch defined by human impact on Earth. But our unparalleled creativity is a double-edge sword.

2017 83

Maybe I’m Just not Meant to be Loved.

Elephant Journal

This is a beautiful testament to "never settle:". Love fight for me high expectations never settle passion settling in love soulmate

2017 83

Birding Cuba, or Observación de aves en Cuba

10,000 Birds

I just returned from a glorious birding trip all over Cuba, so I am just going to ignore the pile of spring bird books on my dining room table (most of which arrived while I was gone), and write a bit about my favorite Cuban birds.

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Quote of the Day: On free college tuition.

Environmental Economics

New York just passed free college tuition --equating college education today to high school of the past: "Today, college is what high school was -- it should always be an option even if you can't afford it," Governor Cuomo said in a statement.  

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Recycling a la Hyacinth Bucket

Green (Living) Review

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Please don’t buy a bunny this Easter, or ever

Eccorazzi

Falling only a hair behind the boom of advertising for chocolate cream eggs at Easter time, a sale sign can be seen above a swell of cute, cuddly, and inexpensive baby rabbits, chewing the bars of cages in a pet store I occasionally shop at for pellets.

2017 84

7 Cool Facts About Water Striders

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water striders are one of the most interesting and enjoyable aquatic creatures to observe. Best of all, they’re found widely across the Northern Hemisphere – in lakes, creeks, urban ponds, water features and even mud puddles.

2017 81

I’m Tired of Always Having to be Strong.

Elephant Journal

There is no shame in needing someone. There is no fault in saying I can’t do this life thing all on my own. There is nothing wrong with thinking that two strong hearts are better than one.

2017 83

Endangered Species Act: Delisting the Black-capped Vireo?

10,000 Birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering changing the status of the endangered Black-capped Vireo : it has proposed delisting it entirely. The Black-capped Vireo is the smallest vireo in the U.S. and it breeds in the scrublands of Texas, Oklahoma, and northern Mexico.

2017 203

"RePEc launches Top 5 Journal in Economics"

Environmental Economics

The RePEc blog: Many academic departments in economics require from their junior faculty to publish in top 5 journals in order to gain tenure or get promotions. The top departments ask for several such articles, lower ranked ones may ask for only one. However, the space available in those journals is very limited, a couple hundred articles a year.

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