Sat.Aug 24, 2019 - Fri.Aug 30, 2019

Homage to Catalonia

10,000 Birds

In a warm Catalonian March (I was about to say Spanish, but among quite a few flags, I haven’t seen a single Spanish one), Barcelona was filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets , two charming but alien and invasive species.

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Martin Weitzman: 1942 - 2019

Environmental Economics

Here is his Wikipedia page: [link]. And here is Rob Stavins on twitter: It is painful for me to convey the sad news that my Harvard colleague, mentor, and friend, Marty Weitzman, died unexpectedly yesterday.

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Radio Tracking a Rare Crayfish

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Guyandotte crayfish was thought to be extinct. But it’s back. From the Field Wildlife Conservation Science Endangered Species

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The Greenhouse Effect: Should We Move To The Moon?

Green Prophet

The greenhouse effect worsens as the Earth’s atmosphere traps some of the energy from the Sun. Signs of global warming affecting the world are everywhere, and it’s more than just a change in temperature. The average surface temperature has increased over 1.6 degrees Celsius.

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Pied Oystercatcher chicks four weeks on….

10,000 Birds

It has been a few years since I could share some good news about the Pied Oystercatchers breeding along the coast near Broome. Hopefully you won’t mind me writing a bit more this year about Pied Oystercatchers during the breeding season!

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"Marty Weitzman, In Memoriam"

Environmental Economics

Gernot Wagner: Weitzman the scholar will be remembered for many towering intellectual achievements. Marty the teacher, colleague, and friend will live on in our hearts, as generous with his time and devoted to making life better for all.

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50 Fish, 50 States: The Bass of Emiquon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chasing bass on a former cornfield turned restored wetland in Illinois. Fish & Fisheries From the Field 50 Fish, 50 States Fish Protected Areas Restoration TNC Science

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2019)

10,000 Birds

The end of August keeps most of us in the Northern Hemisphere busy, what with the impending end of summer and all that. Enjoy what today has to offer while looking forward to what is to come. My extended family from The Bronx visited us this weekend for some upstate festivities.

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What is the effect of self-citations on the rankings of economists?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox ( Data is Plural 2019.08.28 edition ): Citations and self-citations.  A team led by meta-research pioneer  John Ioannidis  has  developed a dataset  of  citation metrics for science’s 100,000 most-cited authors.

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The Real Batmobile: A Citizen Scientist’s Night Drive

Nature Conservancy - Science

Monitoring bats on back roads is a citizen science project for the whole family…sort of. Nature Tech Wildlife Bats Conservation Science

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5 Important Reasons To Air Your House Out

Green Prophet

The heat waves we’re enduring drive us to live in air conditioning, but it’s essential to ventilate the inside environment before switching the a/c on.

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More scenes from Mexican beaches

10,000 Birds

Last week, I had only just returned from a day on the Michoacán coast when my posting schedule required I write my report of the trip.

AAA: "National gas price average for Labor Day on track to be cheapest in three years.

Environmental Economics

Something good is coming out of the trade war (if you think lower gas prices that might lead to more driving is a good thing): At $2.59, the national gas price average is poised to be potentially the cheapest Labor Day weekend average in three years.

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Cork Accessories: Renewable, Waterproof, Biodegradable and Chic

Eco Chic

Eve Cork Bags Bora Tote. After spotting a gorgeous cork handbag at Brooklyn Flea (which was just a one-off by a handbag designer there), I have become a bit obsessed with the material. It’s not just for wedges/heels anymore, but a natural material with a soft touch and an understated pattern.

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UNESCO Embraces Gaming as Popular Pastime Enters Fascinating New Chapter

Green Prophet

The gaming world is really in an intriguing place at the moment. Streaming technology looks set to transform how players access video game titles in the very near future, while both augmented and virtual reality are bringing a new perspective on what gameplay can ultimately mean.

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SE Arizona 10 day birding blitz!

10,000 Birds

The last ten day days have been one of the most intense, yet invigorating days of birding that can ever remember embarking on. It has almost been a “Perfect Storm” scenario, with several contributing factors all coming together to start me on this birding blitz.

Cathy Kling: Polluting Farmers Should Pay

Environmental Economics

The subtitle is " Fertilizer runoff is making us sick. States can step in to regulate farmers. " " It's interesting that we're hoping states, not the federal government, will do the dirty work of telling farmers that they are making people sick. 

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of August 2019?

10,000 Birds

Seasons as chronological constructs often diverge dramatically from phenological cycles and observable changes resulting from Earth’s orbit around the Sun and axial tilt relative to the ecliptic plane.

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Domaine de la Mordorée “La Dame Rousse” Tavel (2018)

10,000 Birds

It’s the eve of a holiday weekend here in New York, with the long Labor Day weekend traditionally marking the end of summer for most Americans. It’s time to put away to that white summer clothing and seersucker duds before heading back to work and school.

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Birding the silly season – part 2

10,000 Birds

“ GREBE sp !!” ” “ What ?” ” “ GREBE sp!! Get a picture! ” This time of year makes great demands on Lady Helen’s patience. “ A picture of what? ” “ That truck. The one that looks like a grebe sp., of course.

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The unique travel experiences in Naples

Green Prophet

You’d be surprised how much the Middle East has influenced Italy from Sicily to Naples “feel” Eastern culture in every breath at the sea . Located in the Campania area of ??southern southern Italy is the city of Naples, 2 hours away from Rome.

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The best eco-friendly home improvement or home construction products you should use

Green Prophet

Home improvement is very important as it can make your home look attractive as well as increase the value of your home. Commercial railings are designed to be used in commercial real estate, such as motels, apartment buildings or wherever there is a balcony that requires a security barrier.

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