September, 2017

Four Ways a Direct Sourcing Tool Can Change How You Manage and Engage Your Independent Workforce

Green (Living) Review

Direct sourcing tools make it easy for self-employed professionals to engage with your organization. Here are four benefits these tools can offer

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Shorebirds in Action: An introduction to waders and their behaviour, by Richard Chandler

10,000 Birds

Hi, my name is Dragan and I do not know my shorebirds. If I were to give a speech at the shorebirds conference, those would have been my opening words. Anything else would be a lie. Not that I haven’t had an opportunity to learn them.

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Resisting Change is the Easiest Way to Miss Out on Life.

Elephant Journal

There is a comfort in keeping things the same, predictable, even if things are dogsh*t. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. buddhism change how to accept change how to be happy impermanence philosophy resistance

More Trout, Less Algae: Wisconsin Stream Demonstrates Benefits of Targeted Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Wisconsin’s Pecatonica River watershed, conservationists have targeted conservation practices on farms they can make the most difference for the least cost. The results benefit everything from water quality to trout. Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Agriculture Economics Fish Water Water Quality

“Animal Cruelty” And Criminal Intent

Eccorazzi

Police data from 2013 to 2017, as documented in this article in the Braintree & Witham Times , demonstrates how the vast majority of “cruelty” cases in the UK involve very few prosecutions or charges. In Basildon, there were 24 crimes logged, none of which resulted in prosecution. In Southend, only 3 out of 17 recorded crimes resulted in prosecution and in the entirety of Essex, 169 out of 253 crimes were unresolved.

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Acupuncture: the Real Fountain of Youth.

Elephant Journal

Regular acupuncture treatment can make you feel more energetic and reduce the outward signs of aging. Here are seven ways acupuncture. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today acupuncture anxiety better sex engery jing looking younger pain Qi reducing pain stress younger skin

2017 23

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

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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Iran is headed our way!

Environmental Economics

CNN may have just inadvertently started WWIII

Forked branch boot jack

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A boot jack is a device that allows a person to pull off muddy or tight fitting boots without having to sit down and fight a wrestling match with them. There was a time when no farm yard, let alone stables, did not have at least one boot jack of sorts.

About gulls and panic

10,000 Birds

Do you ever feel that you do not know your birds anymore? I had that feeling today.

2017 34

How to Deal when a (Yoga) Student Stops Studying with You.

Elephant Journal

Nine times out of 10, I blame myself. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Meditation Right Livelihood Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today ashtanga yoga inspiration practice students Teachings yoga students yoga teacher

The Ocean Flyway: The Surprising Open Water Routes of Songbird Migrations

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research reveals that songbirds make much longer migrations over open water than previously thought. Why do they choose this arduous route? Birds & Birding Birding Birds Migrations Technology

2017 21

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.

Graphic of the Day: Karma?

Environmental Economics

Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we want to double world food production and be able to feed a growing population we will have to return the land to small farmers and also establish more small farms.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2017)

10,000 Birds

Certain seasons demand as much birding time as a person can spare, and sometimes even more than that. But be sure to set aside a minute or two during even the height of migration to share news of your sightings. Birding is one of those activities much improved by the stories told by its enthusiasts.

2017 21

Yoga Retreat Celebrates 17 Years of Learning & Practice in Community.

Elephant Journal

Their initial plan was to follow in the footsteps of the Southwest and Yoga Journal style conferences, bringing in a few big-name teachers to draw in registrat. Enlightened Society Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today and Ellen Smith austin Charles MacInerney Donna Belk Texas Yoga Retreat yoga festival

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

2017 21

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.

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.

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.

Galapagos Birds in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

The Galapagos Islands? Costa Rica? How can a remote archipelago made famous for Darwin, a bunch of finches, and other cool endemic birds be related to the land of quetzals and “gallo pinto” (that would be the local version of rice and beans)?

7 Sexperts on the Link between Sex & Spirit.

Elephant Journal

“I truly believe that sexual freedom can lead to a higher state of being. When we are free to express ourselves sexually, we are also more open to accept oth. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Sexy Z ADMIN Love Featured Today body mind connection connect with the divine connect with your lover conscious sex embracing your sexuality energetic connection mindful sex mindful sexuality sacred sex Sacred Sexuality spiritual sex tantra tantric practice tantric sex

2017 23

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

Where I am today

Environmental Economics

A Summer of Flowering Spurge

Conservancy Talk

A wise botanist once advised me: “Don’t try to learn the names every wildflower at once, you’ll just overwhelm yourself. Stick to learning one or two each season, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your knowledge will grow.”

Regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Yes, it does work. At least with some vegetables. Potatoes are the most prolific ones in that department and they seem to be able to grow from even the smallest parts left, for instance, in compost.

Notable Trees

10,000 Birds

Most birders of my acquaintance are also broader naturalists. They note butterflies, dragonflies, herps; they understand at least a bit about the ecosystems they frequent; they care about environmental issues, from conserving pockets of local green space to fighting climate change.

Life-Changing Life Lessons from Two Dying Men.

Elephant Journal

Remember, life is fleeting and precious. It should be treated as such until the very end. Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Love death Hospice how to support a dying person life-lessons loved ones dying wisdom

2017 23

Harvesting Earth’s Bounty

Nature Conservancy - Science

There is no doubt that the human impact on nature—our ecological footprint—is huge. Ideas Agriculture Forests Nature + People Ranching

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!  

Vegan Advocacy Ideas For The Arts

Eccorazzi

Creative and non-violent advocacy must be the cornerstone of any social justice movement that seeks to build lasting change.

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.