September, 2017

Trolling for Cuckoos in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

I watch birds pretty much all the time. This may come as a surprise to folks who keep their birding casual, or who limit their watching to a backyard feeder.

Why upcycling must become an economic sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling is, in general, the process where (at least) some of the shape and properties of the original waste product are retained – though not always, and we will come to that later – and where another useful product is produced from it.

Graphic of the Day: Karma?

Environmental Economics

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Want to stay close to nature in Europe? Try mobi-camping!

Green Traveler Guides

| It’s Glamping Plus | You know about glamping—luxury camping with the comforts of home. But have you heard of mobi-camping? We didn’t think so. We just coined the phase…pass it on.

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GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Plastic packaging – the bane of the modern world

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Almost everything that we buy today is packaged in plastic and sometimes double and treble.

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Iran is headed our way!

Environmental Economics

CNN may have just inadvertently started WWIII

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Speciesism And The Palm Oil Debate

Eccorazzi

There is no doubt that conventionally produced palm oil is an ecological disaster. The substance has long been a point of contention between vegans and non-vegans alike, in light of its effects on the rainforest and the non-humans who depend on that ecosystem.

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Can Pine Squirrels Change the Evolution of a Forest?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Could the loud but small pine squirrel have an outsized impact on how Western U.S. forests look? Wildlife Birds Forests Mammals Natural History Nature Pop Research

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5 Questions with The Nature Conservancy’s Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit. In advance of Mark’s speech, Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability for the city of Cleveland, asked him a few questions.

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A Dozen Quick and Easy Hummingbirds in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

When the birding slows down, someone usually lets out the excuse that our hobby wouldn’t be as fun if there was no challenge.

Crude oil prices continue to fall drastically

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Crude Oil Prices continue to fall drastically and some investment banks predict the recent stockpile drops with continue after the summer season ends. As growing US output could reverse the inventory trend later this year.

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Limbaugh's version of the Broken Window Fallacy

Environmental Economics

The Washington Post is reporting that Rush Limbaugh said that the media over-reports the intensity of hurricanes to create more panic which benefits both local retailers and the media: There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money.

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8 Tips to Tapping into our Body Funk by making Natural Choices. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Let's start with eight tips and tricks to help transition from regular to natural deodorant: Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Family Featured Events Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Yoga Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) cruelty free health natural deodorant

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Tracking Little Turtles on the Prairie

Nature Conservancy - Science

What do you do if you only have 8 known Blanding’s turtles in the population you’re studying at Illinois’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve? Get out the hoop traps and the sardines. From the Field NatureTech Wildlife Field Notes Herps Protected Areas Research Technology

Mercy For Animals and Cage-Free Duplicity (Part I)

Eccorazzi

Guest Post by Linda McKenzie. Mercy For Animals (MFA) is a classic example of a welfarist organization that makes a habit of talking out of both sides of their mouths, and of saying one thing while doing another.

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Diabolical Fall of 2017 Wood-Warbler Quiz

10,000 Birds

It is autumn, the time of year when wood-warblers are allegedly at their most difficult. But that isn’t tough enough for 10,000 Birds readers: no, we have to make things a bit more, shall we say, diabolical?

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Growing Self-Sufficiency – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Enjoy chicken, eggs, fruit, veg? A simple way to grow your own Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Growing Self-Sufficiency Realize your dream and enjoy producing your own fruit, vegetables, egg and meat.

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Where I am today

Environmental Economics

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A Life Lesson I learned in 60 Seconds.

Elephant Journal

I hear deep sighs all around me—of pleasure or pain, it’s hard to know. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga discomfort mantra yin Yin yoga

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Rare Butterflies Return Home

Nature Conservancy - Science

This summer 200 federally threatened Dakota skippers emerged as butterflies and were reintroduced to a Minnesota prairie. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Grasslands Insects Pollinators Restoration

A School In Chennai Now Serves All Vegan Meals

Eccorazzi

Amidst a perpetually turbulent ocean of disturbing news stories, it’s always pleasant to come across something heartening as opposed to heart-wrenching.

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Black Duck Porter

10,000 Birds

Having grown up in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, I made the reasonable assumption that the Black Duck Porter made by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was named for the American Black Duck , a locally common dabbler found throughout the East End’s many bays and saltmarshes.

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The Scent of Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The scent of time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering By Byung-Chul Han Published 1st September 2017 by Polity Books (Part of Wiley) Paperback 146 pages Price: £9.99

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I've been taking my OCSA (i.e., "sabbatical") very seriously

Environmental Economics

I've even taken a sabbatical from this blog. I think that the dog walk has become a substitute (guilty pleasure when I'm working at home*) for the blog post (guilty pleasure when I'm in the office). Whatever is going on, I have too much to say about the way the world works to let this go on much longer.    *"Working at home" hahahahahahahaha!  

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The Mantra that Brings me Back from the Brink, Every single Time.

Elephant Journal

Day in and day out, there are responsibilities we have as parents, as partners, as friends, and family members, as well-adjusted members of society.

2017 83

Owls in the Outhouse: Opening the Bathroom Door on a Foul Bird Issue

Nature Conservancy - Science

There’s an owl in the toilet – and that’s not a joke. Here’s why birds get into outhouses and what we can do about it. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Technology Weird Nature

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The Road to Hell

Eccorazzi

I stand frozen, unable to move. I am frightened, actually terrified. There are more ahead of me in a/the queue. Many are screaming in fright. There are people much bigger than me and they keep taking away those who reach the front of the line.

2017 78

What’s in a Name: Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

10,000 Birds

Henry Philemon Attwater was born in Brighton, England and spent his early adult years in Canada, but the state of Texas – which he first visited at 30 and made his permanent home at 35 – has embraced him.

Everybody is not a lawyer or a doctor

Green (Living) Review

and not everybody can be a lawyer or a doctor by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the school system in far too many countries children are being pushed towards academic careers and towards college and university degrees.

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If its what you say I love it especially later in the summer*

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman (via the Stand-up Economist email): Just in time to help President Trump's advisors, I'm thrilled to report that the  Cartoon Introduction to Economics  is  now available is Russian  (ba-da-boom!) plus  a dozen other languages. 

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Puerto Rico is Facing a Major Humanitarian Crisis.

Elephant Journal

Recovery: Extricating Reptiles from the Pit of Despair

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nevada bans all commercial take of reptiles, the last state to do so. The story behind the ban. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Herps Mammals Nature + People

Only 46 Days

Eccorazzi

The difference between being “ethical” and being “unethical” is 46 days. I know this because while riding on the Northern Line in London, I saw this advert by Farmdrop that tells me so.

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