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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Glass jar reuse

Green (Living) Review

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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.

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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My conservative market-based case for how to fix health insurance

Environmental Economics

I know this isn't environmental, but it's policy related, and I find the health insurance policy debate interesting, and I think market-based policy can go a long way toward solving environmental issues and health care, and just because it's not environmental hasn't stopped us from posting about it before, and it's my blog and I'll blog if I want to.

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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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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.

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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.

2017 207

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.

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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.  

2017 141

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.

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.

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

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 176

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.

2017 141

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.

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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

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.

2017 207

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

Drink at each awkward pause / stupid mistake / embarrassing gesture

Environmental Economics

2017 141

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 91

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 87

The Vital Difference Between Having Sex & Making Love.

Elephant Journal

Many of us resist sex as a purely biological act. Instead, we imbue it with magical qualities. To do so, we have created a thing called "love," which is more solid than affection and appears to suggest that we belong together forever. But that isn’t really love—that is relationship, which has even less to do with love than sex does.

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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Recycling a la Hyacinth Bucket

Green (Living) Review

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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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Lek’s Watch Greater Sage Grouse

Nature Conservancy - Science

Join us to watch one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North America – the greater sage grouse courtship display. Each spring at dawn a strange thing happens out in the sagebrush.

2017 90

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 83

In His First Post-Presidential Talk, Obama Sounds More Like a Spiritual Leader than a Politician.

Elephant Journal

In a refreshingly apolitical “gum chewing” talk at the University of Chicago, President Barack Obama re. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. leadership Obama politics President trump

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.

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