Sat.Apr 14, 2018 - Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Hungry Osprey in North Carolina

10,000 Birds

While on our beach vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in early April I took full advantage of our location just off the beach. In the afternoon the sun was at my back and the birds on the beach and over the water were perfectly illuminated for some nice digiscoping opportunities.

Drinking the hipster way

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There definitely was a time when you used a jam jar or other glass jar as a drinking vessel you were looked down upon and was surely regarded as being seriously poor or a strange eccentric.

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Krugman on renewables

Environmental Economics

I'm not sure I'm as optimistic as Krugman but the attempt to reduce the use of from renewable energy is likely a huge mistake (in terms of dynamic efficiency): Not that long ago, calls for a move to wind and solar power were widely perceived as impractical if not hippie-dippy silly.

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Earth Optimism: 9 Reasons to Feel Positive About the Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

For Earth Week, here are 9 reasons for optimism and hope. Ideas Nature Pop Top 10

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Red-tails in Lust

10,000 Birds

I have written before of the intersection between the human need for entertainment and the bird need to live bird lives and make more birds: it partakes of both the compelling and the ridiculous at the best of times. And now is the best of times.

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Acorn Woodpeckers Drinking Sugar Water?

10,000 Birds

You probably know that I live where we have many, many woodpeckers. One of the most abundant woodpeckers in Oak Run , where I live, is the Acorn Woodpecker ( Melanerpes formicivorus ).

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Solar power installations suck away the light of the sun

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The council of the US town of woodland rejected the installation of a small solar array along of Highway 258 by reasoning that those photo-voltaic installations suck away the light of the sun but not only that.

2018 158

Teaching environmental economics with mini-research projects

Environmental Economics

My sophomore level environmental and resource econ course has a research component. The students are required to write an abstract suitable for submission to an undergraduate research conference.

2018 141

Fall in Love with the American Kestrel on Our Nest Cam

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bird cams are a lot of fun, and kestrels in particular are fiercely cute and fascinating. A sneak peek into the lives of American kestrels. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Camera Traps Nest Cams

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2018)

10,000 Birds

Recognizable spring weather may not have arrived in your part of the Northern Hemisphere just yet, but spring has sprung nonetheless. Countless flocks of frigid, sodden birds must be wondering whether they took a wrong turn somewhere.

2018 141

When the Cards you were Dealt in Life pretty much Suck.

Elephant Journal

Anyone who denies the sheer weight of the human condition, the profound spiritual struggle of being alive and awake, is either unimaginably naive or simply crazy.

2018 85

What should a reviewer do when the journal increases the costs of providing a review?

Environmental Economics

It has gone down something like this: Get a review assignment from a journal. Am unable to login to the journal website to retrieve the paper. Find out that the journal has created two accounts for me. Journal sends me the paper to review via email. Can't login to submit my review.

2018 141

What Does the Fish Say?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some fish species use sound to communicate, and these vocalizations could be key for scientists studying both fish and their freshwater ecosystems. Fish & Fisheries Bioacoustics Fish Fisheries Research

2018 85

E.Z. Orchards: Hawk Haus Cider

10,000 Birds

It’s hard to believe that here in the northeastern United States, we’re only two or three weeks away from the peak of spring migration.

2018 130

7 Songs to Rock an Earth Day Celebration.

Elephant Journal

On Sunday, April 22, we will give our planet a loud and proud shout out, "Happy Earth Day!" Whether we think about sustainable construction, our earth's elephants, or how we as a whole may make a difference, let's get those toes tappin’ for the greater good with these songs!

2018 76

Is this the Kudlow question?

Environmental Economics

Larry Kudlow doesn't have an economics degree. So, if he wasn't the National Economic Council guy, i.e., restricting eligibility for that job by requiring a graduate degree in economics, would that reduce the chances for good public policy outcomes?

2018 130

Connecting Multiple Solar Panels – Series vs. Parallel

Greentumble

To design a solar PV system.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of April 2018?

10,000 Birds

So many parts of the United States are afflicted with unseasonable cold that spring feels more like a theory than an actual season. Case in point, someone wished me a “Happy 109th Day of January” today… in the middle of a small snow squall!

2018 130

Why we need to practice Disagreeing Agreeably in our Everyday Lives.

Elephant Journal

It is hard enough to have these kinds of discussions face-to-face, but a real challenge is: what might this look like if it happened online?

2018 73

Update: journals making it difficult to review a paper

Environmental Economics

I emailed the link to my blog post to the journal that has me in their reviewer database twice so I can't log in to do the review. This is the reply I received less than an hour later. From  From the inbox: Dear Whitehead, Wait. "Dear "Dear Whitehead"? What, are you an undergraduate at a regional state university?

2018 116

Concerned about endangered animals? Stop eating them

Eccorazzi

Several rare-breed species of animals are facing extinction after humans have spent the last few centuries eating them and some have proposed a solution: eat more of these animals. The Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) publishes an annual list of endangered British farm animals.

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Week 11: back on the road, Twitching at this point.

10,000 Birds

We had a great time slowing down, and sitting for a bit at Rockell Bay, but there were places to go, things to do, and people and birds to see.

2018 130

Why Hollywood Doesn’t Work for Conscious Creatives.

Elephant Journal

Working as a professional actor in the entertainment industry, I found the whole power trip process of casting to be a soulless experience, where incredible artists were minimized to numbers and nothing mattered but famous faces and making money. Arts Enlightened Society Right Livelihood actor artistry collective creativity Hollywood life-calling media media standard storytelling succesfull

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December 2007: “There’s no recession coming. The pessimistas were wrong. It’s not going to happen.The Bush boom is alive and well. It’s finishing up its sixth consecutive year with more to come. Yes, it’s still the greatest story never told.

Environmental Economics

The WaPo : President Trump's top economist blasted the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday, dismissing the scorekeeper's recent projections that the Republican tax law would push the nation's annual deficit over $1 trillion. Never believe the CBO. Very important: Never believe them,” Larry Kudlow, director of Trump's National Economic Council, said during an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

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Oil and Gas Company Climate Commitments Are Encouraging—But They Need to Do More

Conservancy Talk

In the past few months a wave of reports from oil and gas companies have described the measures needed to address climate change. This is encouraging. At this critical moment for the future of our planet, we need all the leadership we can get.

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Perth Hills National Parks

10,000 Birds

There are some excellent National Parks in the hills to the east of Perth city and they are all worth a visit at any time of year. Whether you enjoy hiking, birding or cycling there is something for everyone.

2018 130

A Powerful Message from the Young Man who is Ridding the Ocean of Plastic.

Elephant Journal

A young Dutch man by the name of Boyan Slat was diving in Greece at 16 when he realized that there were more bags floating around in the ocean than.

2018 70

Malawi Plants 60 Million Trees This Year Alone

Greentumble

Malawi has planted over 60 million tree. seedlings this tree planting season, according to recent statistics released by Forestry department of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Long-term Records Validate What We Know About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature is validating what we know about climate change from long-term records of temperature. Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Birds Climate Migrations Pollinators

2018 53

A Change of Seasons in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

April is one of those major months of change, and as with things that are in flux, it tends to be fickle. In the temperate zone, it teases with warm winds that switch to an icy punch in a matter of days.

Conscious Relationships 101: Keeping the Me in We.

Elephant Journal

It seems that we spend so much time discussing how we need to love ourselves before we love another (insert eye roll) and how we need to remain unattached to practically everything, that we forget that. Love acceptance authentic love conscious relationships dating emotional support individual needs letting go marriage advice mindful love non attachment romantic connection self love stronger together

2018 70

How to Go off the Grid and Start a Self-Sufficient Life

Greentumble

There’s a lot of pressure in today’s. society to start going green to help save the earth from the effects of global warming.

2018 56

Why we SHOULDN’T genetically ‘disenhance’ animals

Eccorazzi

Last month, an Oxford student won a prize in Practical Ethics for his essay, “ Why We Should Genetically ‘Disenhance’ Animals Used in Factory Farms ”. In the essay, Jonathan Latimer argues that in order to make factory farming more ethical and to reduce the suffering of animals, we should genetically engineer them to not feel pain. Instead of, you know, not putting animals in the position to experience that pain in the first place.

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Investing In Organizations That Protect the Environment Has Never Been Easier

Green Living Ideas

Consumers may learn about green companies, businesses dedicated to protecting the environment, but find a disconnect between simply knowing about their mission and their ability to participate in it. There’s the misconception that wealthy individuals and accredited investors must take up the mantle of infusing capital into eco-ventures because they have the money to do so. But this is changing!

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