August, 2017

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

10,000 Birds

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

Why Introverts (INFJs) Remove People from their Lives with the “Door Slam.”

Elephant Journal

INFJs are tolerant creatures and are renowned for allowing people to treat them badly. They are compassionate, empathetic, forgiving souls, and they. Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today abuse breaking up cutting contact infj dating door slam infj ending relationships infj forgiveness getting back together infj introvert infj love meyer briggs myers briggs personality infj personality test personality types relationships

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Trading beef for beans is not a solution, veganism is


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.

2017 31

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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The Feminine Power of Making our Own Damn Money.

Elephant Journal

It then hit me that for me to want to create wealth, I need an emotional connection, acceptance of who I am, and forgiveness for the past while I shamelessly pursue my desires. Equal Rights Right Livelihood career creating wealth entrepreneurship feminine wealth creation making money MAsculine right livelihood women in business

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


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.

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.

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.

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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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

2017 29

31 Little Instructions for Living Bravely.

Elephant Journal

There is something tantalizing about walking through our fears and sitting with our discomforts, even when we want to run away. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality courage fear life-lessons wisdom wisdom quotes wise quotes words of wisdom

2017 27

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.


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

British festivals are utter rubbish!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UK's biggest festivals churn out over 1,600 tons of all kinds of rubbish. Put into perspective that is as heavy as: 2500 cows, 250 T-Rex, 200 elephants, 20 Space Shuttles, or 15 Blue Whales. That is rather heavy, isn't it?

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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.

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

How to tell the difference between a Calling, a Career & a Job (and what to do about It.)

Elephant Journal

If you secretly suspect you might be called toward something bigger than the script, here are a few ways to embrace the spiral. Arts Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Adventure artist career creativity find your path innovative job life-calling meaningful work mindful

Partial Eclipse


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

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

Environmental Economics

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From plastic lotion bottle to tool holster (Reuse Recipe)

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Those plastic bottles that held hand lotion, or sun lotion, or the larger ones that held cleaning product of one kind or other, lend themselves very nicely to be upcycled into belt pouches/holsters for small tools like secateurs, etc.

Struggling with the Nighthawks

10,000 Birds

I have had a certain love/hate relationship with the nighthawks. I love watching them sail around just as the sun set, joining the local bats in search of dinner. I hate the fact that the normal time of day that they show up, makes for very poor photography.

2017 21

Can Conservation Provide Water for Cape Town in a Time of Drought?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Consider these seemingly disconnected challenges facing Cape Town, South Africa: The city grows at a rate of 2.6 percent per year while its water supply shrinks. A recurring drought has made the water situation seem desperate. Fires dominate news headlines.

What to do When Happiness Fades.

Elephant Journal

The pursuit of happiness is dangerous. It lulls us into believing that life must always be good and that our every moment must be filled with laughter, smiles, and high fives. In reality, however, happiness is only part of the equation, and it doesn't cater to growth. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality albertcamus awareness Buddha change compassion happiness healing health wellness joy life lifelessons meditation mindfulness pain relationships self love spirituality suffering

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.

AERE Sessions at the Southern Economic Association meetings in November

Environmental Economics

We've organized 18 regular sessions, 3 student sessions and 2 panels. Thanks to Chris Dumas (UNCW) and Elaine Frey (CSU-LB) for serving on the organization "committee"   The panel that always draws the most attendance is the tips for students and young economists: Panel: Tips for Students and Young Economists: Dissertations, Jobs, Publishing, and Success Sunday, November 19, 2017 | 10:00 - 11:45 am Organizers: Elaine F. Frey, California State University, Long Beach.

Urban gardening: The real green revolution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Urban gardening, the gardening in the towns and suburbs, is highly political. Anyone who belittles this movement blocks his own view of this societal change.

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The Awesome Tree

10,000 Birds

I’ve been back from Belize for several days now and have fully recovered from the chiggers, the sunburn, the sand flies, the rum, and the exhaustion of international travel. (I I know, I know, poor me, right?)

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Seven Things We Learned by Listening to Those That Make Water Funds Happen

Nature Conservancy - Science

Leah Bremer and Kelly Meza Prado report back from a mission to listen to the people and communities that make up the multi-layered social-ecological fabric of Colombia's water funds. Ideas Agriculture Human Well-Being Nature + People Sustainability Top 10 Water

Breaking the Cycle of Switching from One Addiction to Another.

Elephant Journal

Today, I am in recovery and to help myself and others avoid this trap, I offer the following guidelines to treat our underlying issues. Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Family Featured Today aa addiction Alcoholics Anonymous alcoholism childhood issues healing healing childhood recovery self-help

2017 23

Veld donates money to farm animals and also serves them


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.

"Killing EJMR"

Environmental Economics

Jim Campbell: For the last couple of weeks, the online economics community has been discussing and reacting to rampant misogyny on a website, Economics Job Market Rumors. A  Justin Wolfers post to The Upshot at the New York Times reported on research by Alice Wu that laid bare the ugly, shocking language used to describe women on the website.

Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Short - term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a 2015 report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “If

Simple summer pleasures.

10,000 Birds

I still use the term “bird watching” rather than “birding” This is the term that I grew up with and it more accurately describes the way that I derive my simple pleasures.