May, 2017

New York City Park Department Contractor Tears Up Imperiled Sparrows Home

10,000 Birds

Joshua Malbin has been birding in Brooklyn, NY for more than 10 of his 15-plus years doing it so far. He’s been working as a writer and editor for almost 20, and has contributed fiction and nonfiction to more than a dozen online and print journals.

How can anyone working class vote Conservatives?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am sorry to say this but to me any worker voting for the Conservative Party, the Tories, is the same as turkeys voting for Christmas; or for Thanksgiving if in the US, and treachery.

2017 173

Daily Demand and Supply: The Sunny Law of Demand

Environmental Economics

Law of Demand: Prices go down, quantity consumed goes up (and vice-versa) if nothing else changes. Caveat:  In the real world, everything changes.

2017 151

Ironhorse Vineyards: eat, drink and be green

Green Traveler Guides

| Earth Day, Green Valley | Most wine consumers in America now think sustainability is important when buying wine. That encouraging news comes from a study published recently by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA).

2017 130

4 Easy Homemade Recipes to Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at Green Living

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Do you know an editor at a top general interest journal?

Environmental Economics

Then your publication chance is much lower: Abstract: This paper employs a unique dataset on articles, authors and editors of the top general interest journals in economics to investigate the role of social connections in the publication process. Ties between editors and authors are identified based on their academic histories. About 43% of the articles published in these journals are authored by scholars connected to one editor at the time of the publication.

2017 150

Connecting with Nature in Texas City

Conservancy Talk

While thousands of Nature Conservancy staff, supporters and friends marched for science on Earth Day 2017, 130 Texans gathered in southeast Texas for a day at the beach.

Texas 101

Dear Lover, maybe in the Next Lifetime.

Elephant Journal

Maybe with time I will come to see that you were nothing more than a stepping stone to a lesson that I needed to learn. I may find out that I’m not capable of loving another again. Neither of us know if we’re making the right decision in this moment.

2017 87

Turning the Tide on Plastic Litter

Nature Conservancy - Science

I can’t remember the last time I walked along the shore and didn’t see plastic debris. This debris has nasty implications for seabirds , fish , sea turtles , and poses a risk to human health. Plastic waste is an immense problem.

2017 107

The New Neotropical Companion: A Book Review by a Lover of the Neotropics

10,000 Birds

In 2009, I traveled from New York City to the tropical rainforest of Ecuador. It was my first trip to the Neotropics, and I had no idea what I was getting into.

2017 207

Stop Tilling Your Vegetable Garden!

Green (Living) Review

I get why you till. There’s something in all of us gardeners that leaps with joy when we see a freshly tilled bed. That rich, dark, blank canvas beckons us to come on over and work our vegetable magic.

"Fishermen Can Make Their Catch Count for Red Snapper Fishery with iSnapper"

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2017.

Volunteering in Paradise

Conservancy Talk

The volunteer posting read: “Must have a willingness to get your hands dirty.” To some, this might sound like a weekend work day that involves trash removal or weeding invasive species. For Conservancy employees Chad Livingston and Alex Wegmann, it meant something far different.

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19 Dead in Manchester Terrorist Attack.

Elephant Journal

Meanwhile, 19 people have been confirmed dead, as of 3:20am London time, whilst a further 50 are been treated at six hospitals across the country. Enlightened Society WAYLON: Today Only Ariana Grande attack bombing dangerous woman tour London manchester news terrorist

2017 87

What Has the Endangered Species Act Ever Done for Us? More Than You Think.

Nature Conservancy - Science

99% of species protected by the endangered species act have been saved from extinction. You read that right, 99%. Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, only 10 species protected by it have been declared extinct, and eight of those may have been extinct before they were listed.

2017 103

It’s Time to Move Mothers Day

10,000 Birds

Birders, it is time we banded together. For too long the scourge of spring migration, the blight of Big Days, the bane of birding, has afflicted us. Mid-May is the best time of year for birding.*

2017 206

Thriftiness in the garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Top: Mushroom tray repurposed as a riddle. Bottom: Chopstick dibblet There are many methods to gardening on a fixed income and being thrifty has always been the way of the allotment gardeners, whether in Britain or in continental Europe such as Denmark and Germany.

2017 168

Selfie with another oil industry funded book critically examining CVM, er, stated preference methods

Environmental Economics

2017 141

Connect with Nature: A Transformative Tale

Conservancy Talk

If there is one unifying principle in all of Nature, it’s that everything in Nature is connected in some way to everything else. At the Conservancy, a prime example of this same unifying principle is Connect with Nature.

2017 87

Norah Jones—Black Hole Sun [Cover] (Live at Fox Theatre)

Elephant Journal

“No one sings like you any more…” “What makes this cover even more special was that she performed it at the Fox Theatre where Cornell performed his final show just days earlier…RIP Chris.” ” “Heartbreaking cover.

2017 83

Science + Flickr + Social Media Show the World’s Coral Reefs = $36 Billion to the Travel Industry and Host Nations Every Year

Nature Conservancy - Science

If it’s true that people reveal their true values by how they spend their money, coral reefs are very valuable indeed. In fact, according to a new study in the Journal Marine Policy coral reef tourism generates $36 billion (U.S) in global value every year.

2017 101

Federal Public Lands: Pacific Seabirds

10,000 Birds

Controversies about federal public lands, including the 2016 occupation of Malheur NWR in Oregon and proposed bills in Congress to dispose of certain land, has focused attention on the value of federal lands to birds and birders.

2017 204

Reusing plastic utensils in the garden

Green (Living) Review

Reusing plastic utensils (flatware) in the garden (and elsewhere) by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Don't toss those plastic knives, forks and spoons. There are number of reasons why you should plant them in your garden beds instead.

Reuse 165

Survey: Slashing EPA won't improve US economy

Environmental Economics

Quotes of the day: Results from a survey of members of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the leading professional organization of economists studying environmental and resource issues, found that 80 percent disagree that reducing the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power will improve the U.S. economy.

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Guest Essay by Jeff Perz. For Part 1 of this essay, go here. Anita Krajnc is co-founder of the group Toronto Pig Save, she gave water to thirsty pigs on their way to slaughter, was tried for criminal mischief and was acquitted on May 4, 2017.

2017 79

Twelve Sleep Hacks to Help us get Lean & Healthy.

Elephant Journal

Research links even one partial night’s sleep deprivation to. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness bedtime routine Dr. Mark Hyman health sleep sleep deprivation sugar type 2 diabetes

2017 83

For Migratory Red Knots, It’s a Small World After All

Nature Conservancy - Science

Recently, a red knot and I crossed paths three times within a single year – in winter, spring and fall. We first met on an island in Maranhão, Brazil, where the knot and its flock mates were spending the winter.

2017 99

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

10,000 Birds

When I was a kid I loved books like My Side of the Mountain , Island of the Blue Dolphins , and Julie of the Wolves.

2017 187

Comment on “villainous” recycling products

Green (Living) Review

Simon Ward, Head of Environment at Prova PR, gives his views on the current recycling debate, and in particular today’s Recycling Association list of troublesome packaging: “It’s clear the recycling debate needs impetus and fresh thinking.

2017 163

Additional industry slots have opened up on the EPA's science board

Environmental Economics

Making American Great Again: Two scientists have resigned from an Environmental Protection Agency advisory board to protest agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s removal  of their colleagues. Carlos Martín , a senior research associate at the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, and Peter B. Meyer, president of the E.P.

2017 130

I Tried Farm Fresh To You and Here’s What I Thought

Eco-Vegan Girl

Did you know that you can get organic, local produce delivered right to your doorstep? It's true! This is a convenient way to experience seasonal fruits and vegetables without going to the natural grocery store or growing them yourself.

2017 78

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone.

Elephant Journal

It is not an intellectual understanding of what this person is contending with, it is a real and true experiential engagement—a dissolving of the barrier between subject and object so as to really immerse oneself in the felt experience of the other.

2017 82

Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ridding the West of cattle remains a priority for some organizations and individuals. Ranching,” the director of one prominent group told High Country News , is among “the most nihilistic lifestyles this planet has ever seen. Ranching should end. Good riddance.”

2017 99

An American Woodcock in New York.

10,000 Birds

I was especially pleased with this sighting of an American Woodcock for so many reasons. For a start, it was the first bird that had caught the attention of my new binoculars (Busnells 8×42 L series, in case you need to know).