April, 2017

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.

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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I’ll Tell you Where all the Good Men have Gone.

Elephant Journal

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Some empirical evidence on the benefits of catch shares in commercial fisheries

Environmental Economics

AKA individual transferable quotas: But derby-style fishing means commercial fishermen are sometimes forced onto the water in stormy weather or before their boats can be properly maintained. Miss the window to catch fish, and for some, it can mean the difference between keeping their businesses afloat or not. But over the last decade or so, a different kind of fisheries management program known as catch shares has been gaining ground.

Why would anyone do vegan tabling?


Guest Post by Vanda Kadas. ————————– “Are you coming from a show?” ” I was asked on the way home from our weekly vegan tabling yesterday.

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Nice Guys aren’t Good Men.

Elephant Journal

Are you a nice guy or a good man? If that seems like an odd question, bear with me for a moment, because there is a distinct difference between the two. Arts Enlightened Society Family Love Right Livelihood character doing the right thing good man male man men nice guy relationships

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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.

Industry benefits from ‘Modernization of Pork Slaughter’ – not pigs, not consumers


There’s something remarkable about watching the people who profit off of the exploitation of pigs coming together to enact new laws under the guise of helping others. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) is moving forward with a “Modernization of Pork Slaughter” pilot project (they call it HIMP ). It’s basically legislation to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the inspection process of pork, to allow for “new food safety technologies.”

Good Apparel’s Hemp Chambray ‘Coastal Canadian Tuxedo’ is Our Summer Ecofashion Fave!

Eco Chic

You can probably see from these images of their new chambray line , why exactly we are in LOVE with Cape-Cod based, all-women-run Good Clothing Company.

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A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Indonesian Borneo Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

Returning to a tropical rainforest prompts a very specific form of deja vu: The deafening roar of insects. The cloying humidity. The tingle of the sweat bees feeding on your dewy arm. The ripe, heady scent of tropical vegetation. The ground slipping slightly beneath each footfall. Oh boy. This again.

Where Are You Birding This Last Weekend of April 2017?

10,000 Birds

With April almost over, the real meat of migration fast approaches. At some point, everyone gets hit with a wave of winged travelers zooming towards their breeding or wintering ground. If that time hasn’t come for you yet, get ready.

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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

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Sponsor bias

Environmental Economics

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch : First, an occupational health journal appointed a new editor with industry ties without consulting the editorial board. Then, with no explanation, it withdrew a paper by the previous editor that was critical of corporate-sponsored research — again, without consulting the editorial board. At that point, they’d had enough.

Is jail time justice for abused farm animals?


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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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).

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.

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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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.

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What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think?

Environmental Economics

Blatant self-promotion alert.  Just a reminder to read John and my article: What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think ?  in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.  Right now we're #4 on the Most Read list, but we're not happy until we're #1.   And why wouldn't we be with profound insights like this: political ideology may play a role in how AERE members view the issues

Veganism in a World Full of Harm


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.

Anti-Putin Demonstrations in Russia

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Saturday, April 29, 2017 there were demonstrations in several Russian cities where, in all, a couple of hundred the protesters called for the President, Vladimir Putin, to leave office and not stand for another election.

Three New Books Showcase Science Storytelling

Nature Conservancy - Science

Maybe you need a book for your journey to the March for Science. Maybe you’re looking for an enjoyable read to pack along on a spring campout. Maybe you just love good books.

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A Baja Endemic, the Gray Thrasher

10,000 Birds

With its bright yellow eyes, and bold arrow shaped breast markings, the Gray Thrasher , Toxostomsa cincerum is one of my favorite photography targets. This relatively large bird, 10-11 inches, makes for a pretty easy identification with in its region.

Seven Simple Tips to Clear Out Bad Energy.

Elephant Journal

My home is my sanctuary, not just because I'm raising my two young children there, but because it's where I write, recharge my batteries, do my daily. Arts Health & Wellness Burning Sage clear out bad energy clearing energy emotional energy essential oils home tips for empaths spring clearning vibrational energy

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People are willing to pay a lot to prevent another BP-like oil spill

Environmental Economics

In my best Thomas Dolby voice: SCIENCE ! According to a paper published in the journal Science   on Thursday, Americans are willing to pay $17.2 billion to prevent another BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thanks to a team of scientists who conducted a six-year study into the effects of the 134-million-gallon spill, we now have a more accurate picture of the devastating consequences—and also how desperately we want to reduce our dependency.

Ecorazzi Announces New York Vegan Food & Drink Festival


We are excited to announce the third destination to join the Vegan Food & Drink Festival tour for 2017 – New York City! Having served over 18,000 guests across three shows in Toronto and Chicago, we’re venturing into the foodie capital of the world.

City of Denver is moving towards natural playgrounds

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The City of Denver in Colorado is moving towards natural playgrounds, should other cities and municipalities emulate and follow suit?

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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Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas

10,000 Birds

I’m done being a Relationship Chameleon.

Elephant Journal

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Happy Schools

The Green Changemakers

What Makes a School Happy? Perspectives from Six Schools What are the criteria for a Happy School? As part of the Happy Schools Project, an initial criteria was formed based on a desk study and analysis of more than 650 survey responses.

Backwards Activists Don’t Mind If You Sell Non-Vegan Food, Just Don’t Hunt


In Lafayette, Lousiana, activists are acting out to stop an animal exploiter from exploiting only some animals. KPEL 965 local news shared that Deano’s Pizza has been the target of animal activism pranking after news spread that the restaurants owner and operator is a proud exotic animal hunter.

Antifa, Black-bloc and other so-called Anarchists

Green (Living) Review

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Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded. More than two decades later, the country looks towards a hopeful, peaceful future. What role could national parks play in this future?