August, 2017

What is killing birds at Karla Lake (Greece)?

10,000 Birds

There should be thousands of birds at this time of the year, Dimitris Michalakis from the Karla Lake management authority told me. In early August this year, I saw 77 species here (69 on the lake, plus 8 more in the surrounding areas) but barely more than a thousand individuals.

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Londoners turn their bottles into beats for a Party in the Park

Green (Living) Review

Revellers across the capital this weekend power a party to help keep parks green London, Monday 21st August (Press Release) : London’s parks were left a little bit greener this weekend – as park revellers traded in their empty bottles for music beats.

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#youcantstopmefromsayingclimatechangelalalalalalalala

Environmental Economics

When s**t becomes real.a friend of a friend of a friend posted this to Facebook.  Apparently the Department of Energy is enforcing language guidelines for funded projects

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5 smart tips for traveling green

Green Traveler Guides

| Back to Basics | Listen up, class. The planet is in trouble. We love traveling, but travel is carbon intensive. So, don’t stop traveling. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures. Just don’t give in to the temptation to ignore those sustainable habits we have at home.

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Why Congress Should Fix How the U.S. Pays to Fight Wildfires

Conservancy Talk

Each year on average, more than 73,000 wildfires burn 7 million acres — ranging in ownership from federal and state to tribal and private — and destroy 2,600 structures, says the U.S.

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Partial Eclipse

Indigenize

96% totality experienced. Even at that much shadowed occultation, the sun offered a surprising amount of light. The profound takeaway I got is this: If we consider the parallels between the larger natural world and our own psyches, it’s a sweet reminder that even if we’ve sabotaged our lives a lot through our own BS […]. Spiritual Ecopsychology eclipse ecopsychology hope innate goodness nature original nature perspective

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Birds of Kruger National Park and Wildlife of Ecuador: Two WILDGuides Reviewed

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When you want environmental benefits to be zero just make them zero

Environmental Economics

Is "environmental benefit denier" a term ( Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say )? Mr. Pruitt’s efforts to undo a major water protection rule are one example of his moves to quickly and stealthily dismantle regulations.

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Coastal Wetlands Prevented $625M in Property Damage During Hurricane Sandy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Put a dollar value on it: engineers, ecologists and risk modelers team up to measure the value of coastal wetlands for reducing hurricane risk. Climate Change From the Field Ideas NatureTech Ecosystem Services Nature-based Solutions Oceans Valuing Nature

Mangroves: A Star Player in the Coastal Protection Game

Conservancy Talk

It’s the lazy days of summer, and many of the folks we know are headed to the coast to spend time with family and relax. We love our coasts, from the wildlife-rich wetlands, to snorkeling reefs and relaxing beaches. But these coastal lands are under threat—and that threat is growing every day.

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Veld donates money to farm animals and also serves them

Eccorazzi

The only thing that gets my head shaking faster than EDM music, is the hypocrisy of far from vegan companies promoting their donations to farm sanctuaries.

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Guide to the Birds of Honduras Translation Project

10,000 Birds

I first met Robert Gallardo in 2009, when I made my first visit to the Neotropics for the Mesoamerican Bird Festival in Honduras. Robert arrived in Honduras with Peace Corps in 1993 and has been a resident ever since.

Paper Saver – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Paper Saver is – probably – the most eco-friendly notebook ever The Paper Saver comes without paper inside, because it's meant to be stuffed with old, discarded printouts from your home office.

2017 Eclipse Telescope Feed [App State in Sylva, NC]

Environmental Economics

Telescope link:  [link]. Here is a link to the live commentary:  [link

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Nervous Hippos, Sad Ducks & Bewildered Ground Squirrels

Nature Conservancy - Science

How do animals react to solar eclipses? Scientists don't know much, but what they do know is, well, sometimes a little weird. Citizen Science Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Birds Field Notes Fish Mammals Nature Pop

2017 91

Journeying to Alaska’s Wild Edges

Conservancy Talk

Alaska’s far north has beckoned explorers from around the world for centuries. Even after the age of exploration, it remained a mysterious and distant place for many people. Including us. In July of 2017, we joined Zegrahm Expeditions on a tour of the Bering Sea and its remote islands.

Trading beef for beans is not a solution, veganism is

Eccorazzi

How can you manage your ecoanxiety? According to The Atlantic , pretend swapping out beef for beans is going to help our planet. In the ongoing popularization of reducetarianism, author James Hamblin dives not-too-deep into the impact of our eating habits on the environment.

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Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

Birders have been apprehensively watching developments regarding the construction of a border wall through the renowned birding location of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

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Matching neighborhood skills

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There was a time when everyone knew their neighbors and that not only in a village and they all knew who did what for a trade or who was good in this or that and, even more important, everyone was prepared to help one another.

2017 173

Daily Demand and Supply: Requisite Natural Disaster Price Gouging Post

Environmental Economics

When the Super Bowl comes to town hotels increase prices for rooms.  Bars increase prices for drinks.  Restaurants increase prices for food.   So why when the Super Bowl of hurricanes comes to town would we expect anything less ? When they checked rates online as Hurricane Harvey was strengthening and about to make landfall in Texas, a room with two queen beds was between $120 and $149 a night.

The Quest to Restore American Elms: Nearing the Finish Line

Nature Conservancy - Science

The quest to restore the American elm has been underway for more than 50 years. Now success is closer than ever. From the Field Climate Disease & Parasites Ecosystem Services Forests Genetics Resilience Restoration Technology Urban Conservation

2017 88

How to Let Go of Resentment in 3 Minutes.

Elephant Journal

Our subconscious thinks that continuing to resent the person who hurt us will protect us from being hurt again. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality friendship grudges let go letting go Moving On resentment subconscious video

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Guys, extortion isn’t an effective from of vegan advocacy

Eccorazzi

In my ongoing list of things I’d like people to stop staining veganism with, I didn’t think I’d have to write this one down. The San Francisco Chronicle shared a classic tale of extortion between a butcher shop and the Direct Action Everywhere street-team in their neighbourhood.

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Exploring the Kapela (Chapel) Reserve

10,000 Birds

Ah, late summer mornings, fresh, yet warm and sunny, when fields are rich-yellow and the river Danube so tranquil (so much so that even a Buddhist temple was recently opened at the Danube riverbank). It’s the migration season. Cover photo: Eurasian Sparrowhawk by Magnus Manske (Wikimedia Commons).

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Needs and wants and being frugal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Very often wants are mistaken for needs and on other levels a want culture is being and has already been created where even the smallest child screams that he wants that because he needs it.

2017 170

Quote of the Day: Both sides win from trade.sheesh

Environmental Economics

That moment you realize the Chinese administration understands economics better than the U.S. administration. From the Steve Bannon interview story : "In reality, China and the United States' long term cooperation has brought about real benefits for both countries' peoples, any unbiased person will clearly see this fact," [Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying] told a daily news briefing in Beijing. "We "We have also said before, a trade war has no future.

2017 116

The Remarkable Story of How the Bison Returned to Europe

Nature Conservancy - Science

Yes, the bison roams across Europe. And the story of its conservation rescue may be even more dramatic than that of its American counterpart. Wildlife Bison Forests Genetics Grasslands Mammals Restoration

2017 Solar Eclipse: The Lesson I Learned in the Dark.

Elephant Journal

There, in the shadows of the eclipse, I had to face my own shadow my own resistance to the dark and the unknown and the uncertainty. Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2017 darkness death life lesson moon mother nature shadows solar eclipse sun

2017 90

Bird Litigation: Hindsight and the California Condor

10,000 Birds

It is not always obvious which side of a bird-related conservation lawsuit is the right side. As many birders know, the last wild California Condors were captured by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in the 1980s to be part of a captive breeding program.

A holiday in Egypt

10,000 Birds

East Sinai – Bay of Aqaba, Taba Resort. Morning. Some three dozen migrating Barn Swallows fly above the hotel garden where I am having coffee at the Breeze Bar by the pool.

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The repair, reuse and upcycling economy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Taking possessions to be repaired, be it bicycles, clothes, shoes, or anything else, instead of throwing them out and replacing them is green gold. But reuse and upcycling should and must also be and become part of this economy.

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AERE sessions at the Midwest Economics Association

Environmental Economics

via Lea-Rachel Kosnick: Abstract submissions for the AERE sponsored sessions at the MEA meetings are due in just two weeks, on September 1, 2017.    This year, we have a fancy new submission portal through the AERE website, so you don’t have to bother with remembering my personal email any longer.    Submit your abstract here:   [link].

2017 116

Recovery: Farm Bill Provides Hope for the Cerulean Warbler

Nature Conservancy - Science

The cerulean warbler is in desperate trouble, but work with private landowners to restore forests is showing encouraging results. Birds & Birding Birds Forests Invasive Species Restoration

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The Hero of Houston: Mattress Mack, the anti-Osteen.

Elephant Journal

If you need a dose of business as a force for good, and in a world running right getting love for doing good, and therefore doing well, well, here’s Mattress Mack. Click above for inspiration. Click below for inspiration! For more.

The Smallest Trogons in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Some birds are so familiar, even non-birders can’t help but know what they are, or at least what family they belong to.

Don’t underestimate the underdog in a cross-species super-fight

10,000 Birds

So, Floyd Mayweather might be the overwhelming favourite in a fight where Conor McGregor crosses disciplines to challenge him, but where would you put your money on the outcome of a confrontation between a Willet and an American Coot ?

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Himalayan salt lamps

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Himalayan salt lamps are not made with salt from the Himalayas for starters. They also do not release any negative ions or anything like that. They look pretty when lit by a light bulb or a candle, but that is about all.