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From Ownership to Belonging: Ecopsychological Models of Relationship with the More-than-Human World of Nature It’s becoming increasingly obvious how our collective behaviors are bringing the living world as we know it to the brink of destruction. Ecopsychology teaches us that understanding the implicit ideas beneath such behaviors can help us shift them. The currently dominant […].

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My comment on the Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) adding-up test article has been published at Ecological Economics

Environmental Economics

I first wrote about this in September 2016. I then submitted the comment to Land Economics. The editor sent me the results of an internal review and I revised it accordingly. Then he sent it out for external review and it received a favorable review in February 2017. But, the referee took issue with the reply to my comment. Apparently, the referee suggested that s/he would write a comment on the reply if it was published.

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What Birders Dream About?

10,000 Birds

A Common Quail was calling from a small patch of greenery, across the mostly empty car park. Sitting in a cafe, I open my notebook and wrote it down, then look around for someone I know to share the bird, but I knew no other guests. The only strange thing about this observation, as I realised when I woke up a few seconds later, was that what I mentally transcribed wasn’t its “ wet-my-lips ” (or the Serbian onomatopoeia “puch-pu-rich”) but “whip-poor-will”!

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Discovered: The World’s Highest-Dwelling Mammal

Nature Conservancy - Science

A mammal on a Chilean volcano sets the record for high-altitude living. From the Field Wildlife Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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We will not go back to normal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We will not go back to normal nor should we. Normal never was. Our pre-Covid-19 existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, depletion,extraction, the exploitation of nature and man by man for ever greater profits. We should not even long to return to this so-called “normal”. We have been given the opportunity now to create a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and Nature.

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Dogs can smell Covid-19 virus, find German scientists

Green Prophet

Scientists in Germany have trained dogs to sniff out people with coronavirus. And they are accurate 94% of the time, reports Bloomberg. The science comes from researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany. During tests, they found that eight Germany military dogs could correctly identify the presence of the coronavirus 94 percent of the time after only being trained a week, according to Bloomberg. “We

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2020)

10,000 Birds

I know that June has a poetic reputation for perfect days , but July in upstate New York may offer the ultimate summer nights. Not many owls or nightjars in these parts, though, so we can’t consider them perfect. The last weekend lived up to my meager expectations of delivering only common species, but I did enjoy the Carolina Wrens in my yard chattering away, undoubtedly in delight that their aggressive House cousins were occupied elsewhere.

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Global Citizenship Education

The Green Changemakers

Global Citizenship in the Classroom: A guide for teachers A practical and reflective guide for teachers This guide is packed with practical tools and advice for teachers wanting to embed global citizenship in their classrooms. Learn how to effectively bring a global lens into your teaching with our handy planning framework, participation methods, and tools to assess learning. Develop your teaching practice with both innovative and tried-and-tested approaches.

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No kissing the kaaba at this year’s hajj

Green Prophet

The year was 2014 and already Ebola was on everyone’s minds. Mers and avian flu have scared off people from hajj, but covid-19 has closed Saudi’s doors. As news of the Covid-19 virus broke this year one of the first dramatic headlines was that hajj was cancelled. Hajj, an annual and often just once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage Muslims make to Mecca in Saudi Arabia was cancelled over fears of coronavirus spread.

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Cable Beach Pied Oystercatchers continue to hatch

10,000 Birds

Following on from the sad loss of our first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020 the other eggs are now also hatching. The pair of Pied Oystercatchers that nest to the north of the vehicle beach access were due to hatch this week. I mentioned the disregard to the signage asking for vehicles to not go into the dune system two weeks ago. The vehicles continued to ignore the signage.

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The Best Way to Brew and Flavor Your Coffee

Eco Friendly Daily

There are many ways to enjoy coffee, and each brewing and flavoring method lends itself to a slightly different cup once it is made. While the ideal brewing and flavoring technique is primarily based on preference, there are a few best practices to help you create the highest quality beverage. If you want a cup of coffee that’s rich and flavorful, read on to learn how to brew coffee and flavor it properly. Best Coffee Brewing Methods.

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UNESCO Global Citizenship

The Green Changemakers

Global Citizenship Education UNESCO MGIEP’s flagship project ‘Global Citizenship’ aims to achieve the goal of sustainable and peaceful societies as outlined in SDG 4.7 through a digital curriculum on Global Citizenship education, with a focus on development of key Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. The curriculum has been specifically designed for adolescents in the age group of 12-14 years, understanding the neuroscience and psychology of how an adolescent brain learns.

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Why Businesses Should Go Green With Their Architectural Plans

Green Prophet

Moshe Safdie, Metalocus in China. Many conventional buildings that were built these days were designed with that modern and futuristic look. But, behind these looks is also the increased demand for energy production. Not to mention the adverse impacts on the environment that these modern yet poorly designed buildings have created. Unfortunately, a lot of skyscrapers that modern cities boast of have substantial impacts on the environment.

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When Your Lake Disappears

10,000 Birds

You know that feeling, when you get up early to go birding at your favorite lake, and when you get there, the lake is gone? I hate it when that happens. Lake Cuitzeo, some 30 km (19 miles) north of Morelia, is Mexico’s second largest lake. It stretches from east to west for around 40 km (25 miles), although for the most part it is only 5 km (3 miles) wide from north to south.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2020?

10,000 Birds

The year 2020 has delivered (mostly unwelcome) surprises just about every month. Who can guess what August will hold? I’m hoping for more birds! I plan to get out to enjoy some outdoor excitement in beautiful upstate New York. Corey will attempt the same in muggy, buggy downstate NY. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below. Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday.

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Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

10,000 Birds

Like most North American birders, I never pay much mind to the European (Common) Starling ( Sturnus vulgaris ). Sure, they’re always a dependable, can’t-miss tick whenever you need them to be there, whether it’s the first day of the year, or the first few minutes of a Big Day or Christmas Bird Count. And, if you care to admit it, they do look rather attractive in their own sweet way, with their bright yellow beaks and their shimmering, purplish iridescence.

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How to save money by switching energy supplier

Green Prophet

Every home should feel like an eco oasis, and it can be done by saving energy. Here’s how it can be done. Switching energy suppliers is one of the smartest ways to save money on your gas and electricity bills. It’s a lot simpler than most consumers think and takes very little effort on your part as the supplier will manage the whole switching process for you.

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Using Psychology to Make Her Like You

Green Prophet

Dating in regular times is a challenge. During covid has its challenges 10 fold. How can you date via Zoom? How can you find your ecological or ethical match? It’s a jungle out there. Consider some basics. Dating the woman you want and getting her to like you can be a challenge for many guys. Regardless of what kind of person she is, it is not that simple to get her to fall for you. However, with certain psychological tips, you can get any woman to like you.

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How Much Home Loan Can I Get on 35,000 Salary?

Green Prophet

Start a green business, inside a tiny home. Keeping expenses and overhead low. No matter if you are in Turkey, India or the United States – everyone wants to live within their means and know how much home they can afford, especially in tough and uncertain times like these. . How much home loan am I eligible for on my salary?” is usually the first question that comes to a salaried person’s mind when they plan to buy a house.

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Israel’s boring company plans 90 miles of underground trains

Green Prophet

Get stuck in an Israeli gridlock and you feel like you are better off in LA. The fast lane doesn’t really work. Traffic in the Mediterranean sun makes people nervous, especially when it can take you an hour to drive 3 miles. There is no wonder the dangerous but fast electric mopeds and bikes have taken the city by storm.

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Should You Start a Greenhouse Business to Help the Environment?

Green Prophet

There are numerous reasons to start a greenhouse business, and nearly all those reasons have environmental benefits. A greenhouse allows a gardener to turn their hobby into a full-time job. Whether you’re growing large or small crops, a commercial greenhouse is an excellent money-making opportunity for anyone with a green thumb. Here are a few reasons to start an eco-friendly greenhouse business in your home or commercial garden. Multi-Purpose Sustainability.

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