November, 2016

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I Remember Elephants

10,000 Birds

Late last month, while searching for bears , woodpeckers and spirits of Greece, I deliberately avoided checking any news, especially from my home country. Every now and then, I need to cut the world off and clear my mind.

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Climate policy after Paris?

Environmental Economics

So this happened a week ago today: Climate policy expert Billy Pizer will give a public lecture Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The lecture, "Climate Policy After Paris: How the U.S.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should use caution viewing this post, as it may contain mentions of deceased persons. The air smells of smoke.

The Three Stages of Gratefulness.

Elephant Journal

It's the third stage that I need to work on most. Non New-Agey Spirituality celebration connection grateful gratefulness happiness happy joy joyful love loving what is peace philosophy satisfaction upbeat

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Gazan farmer is a role model for urban agriculture

Green Prophet

Palestinian Said Salim Abu Nasser is on a mission to make urban farming more sustainable. He transformed a derelict lot in Gaza City into a 200 square meter micro-farm that produces safe and affordable food in a maximally sustainable way.

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The Largest Mammal That No Scientist Has Ever Seen in the Wild

Nature Conservancy - Science

The saola is the largest terrestrial mammal never seen alive in the wild by a biologist. This is not a Bigfoot story. The saola undeniably exists. It roams only in the Annamite Mountains of Laos and Vietnam. Biologists know very little about the saola.

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The Love of your Life only comes after the Mistake of your Life.

Elephant Journal

And that’s the thing about the love of our life it may not end up being who.

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25 eco-athletes swim to save the Dead Sea

Green Prophet

This week, 25 open water swimmers endured seven hours paddling throught the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea to draw world attention to the environmental degradation of that three million year old lake.

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Action-Hero Veganism: Schwarzenegger’s Pedestal

Eccorazzi

Some people have the inane habit of sensationalising celebrity figures in an attempt to add a certain gravitas to their own positions.

A Brief Tour of Uganda, The Pearl of Africa

10,000 Birds

By the time this post publishes, I’ll be on an airplane heading back to the United States following a truly remarkable two week visit to Uganda as part of a group of western birders visiting there to promote the inaugural African Birding Expo.

Failure of Trans Pacific Partnership good news for American People and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Trade deals of this nature threaten jobs, communities, and climate equally. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Green America has said that it welcomes the news that Congress and the White House are unable to forge a path forward for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Turkeys Are What They Eat: Weird and Adaptable

Nature Conservancy - Science

As many of us in the United States prepare to eat turkey, let’s take a look at what wild turkeys eat. The list might surprise you, and their dietary choices may help us figure out what the future holds for wild turkeys.

Her.

Elephant Journal

She is every woman who has had one million choices, and zero choices, and some choices, and only one choice and then.

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2016 Democracy Reform Ballot Initiatives Roundup

Sightline Daily

The tallies from Cascadia and beyond. This election, voters in nine states and one province saw a total of 17 democracy reform initiatives on their ballots. The initiatives gave voters a chance to weigh in on issues ranging from voter registration to vote-counting systems, from the role of big money in funding political campaigns to the adoption of game-changing campaign finance reform programs that would make campaigns about voter outreach again. Four of these proposed reforms

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The Vegan Society Falls Further Down The Speciesist Rabbit Hole

Eccorazzi

American Avocets

10,000 Birds

I have always considered the American Avocet , Recurvirostra americana , one of the most elegant waders that we see here on the Baja. With its gray legs and black and white coloring, this large member of the stilt family is an occasional visitor to our area.

Buy Nothing Day 2016

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Friday, November 25, 2016, the day the American's trend to call “Black Friday” and which we have, it would appear, begun to do so as well, we are celebrating – for lack of a better word – Buy Nothing Day, a 24 hour moratorium on consumer spending.

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10 Weird Ways You Could Be Spreading Invasive Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

Invasive species: they’re everywhere. And you could be inadvertently spreading them while you’re outside having fun, working around the yard, or even doing your holiday shopping.

We Only Fall in Love with 3 People in Our Lifetime—Each One for a Specific Reason.

Elephant Journal

And maybe there's something special about our first love, and something heartbreakingly unique about our second.but there's also jus.

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Mauka to Makai: Community Conservation from Mountains to Oceans

Conservancy Talk

We were busy lashing tall poles together, building a traditional Hawaiian hale, or grass house, when a young man introduced himself to me. “Do Do you work for The Nature Conservancy too?” he asked. His name was Bert Weeks, and he was a Hawai’i Marine Fellow for the Conservancy.

The Metro: Posting Anti-Vegan Propaganda For Everyone

Eccorazzi

There was an article published recently in the Metro called “ The Rise of the Vanity Vegan: Ruining Veganism for Everyone.” The author, Alice Sholl, followed it up the day after with a piece about some “sexy wolf” boxer shorts that would “ensure that your next date on Tinder is a success.”

Kaikoura stricken

10,000 Birds

I’m on a fortnightly schedule here now, but I’m submitting a quick story in my off week in the light of recent events. Not that event, I don’t feel like posting five hundred lines of increasingly incoherent swearing, but the 7.5

Secondhand first Week

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The clothes recycling charity Traid has declared November 21-27 as Secondhand first Week with the campaign designed to coincide with the run-up to “Black Friday” on November 25.

Recovery: Saving Loons from Lead Fishing Tackle

Nature Conservancy - Science

A night silence settled over Big Island Pond in southern New Hampshire when we lost the whippoorwills. But about 20 years ago common loons (“common” only north of the contiguous states) showed up for the first time in even my grandparents’ memory.

Sometimes Water is Thicker Than Blood: The Day that Changed my Life.

Elephant Journal

My daughter had started dating a young man, who’s ex-girlfriend had recently had a baby girl, making him a father. My daughter had asked me several times if they could bring the baby over to meet me.

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Pee power may be best alternative energy bet yet

Green Prophet

Finding a viable alternative energy source to create low cost bio energy may be closer than we think. Some of these sources include energy from trash and algae as fuel for our future energy needs.

Vegan powerlifter sets new record

Eccorazzi

How are your fitness goals coming? Iceland Monitor wants the world to know that Hulda B. Waage has set a new Iceland record. The vegan powerlifter even surprised herself, deadlifting 205 kilos to take the title in a championship this past weekend.

You Can Bird City Hall

10,000 Birds

After spending the first three days of the long Thanksgiving weekend in my hometown of Saugerties I decided I would spend Sunday morning in downtown Manhattan, specifically in City Hall Park searching for some recently reported rarities.

Sea Shepherd Ships Arrive at Southern Operations Base, Ready to Take on the Japanese Whaling Fleet

Green (Living) Review

Melbourne, Australia – 11/16/2016: Sea Shepherd’s new patrol vessel, the Ocean Warrior , arrived yesterday at the Southern Operations base in Williamstown, just outside Melbourne, joining the veteran anti-whaling ship MV Steve Irwin.

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Using Cloud Computing to Untangle How Trees Can Cool Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

We’ve all used Google Earth — to explore remote destinations around the world or to check out our house from above. But Google Earth Engine is a valuable tool for conservationists and geographers like myself that allows us to tackle some tricky remote-sensing analysis.

The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump.

Elephant Journal

This is the wisest solution I've heard in response to the election outcome: Enlightened Society Equal Rights Non New-Agey Spirituality best advice ever compassion Dalai Lama donald trump inner peace

Turkish watchmakers plant trees with this wristwatch

Green Prophet

Have you ever made a purchase in your life by which you gave the green light for planting a tree? It’s a great incentive that can be launched by a company anywhere, selling anything.

When You Hear “Veganism Is Just A Religion”

Eccorazzi

I find that one of the most common objections to veganism from non-vegans is the classic line – “but isn’t veganism just another religion?” I’m sure we’ve all experienced this at some point in our conversations with non-vegans, and it’s an easy one to rebut.

Birding in the UK after twenty two years

10,000 Birds

One of the great advantages of writing for this website is that you can actually write in advance!