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Queens County Bird Club 2018 Big Sit Results

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I had high hopes for the 5th Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit this past Saturday at Fort Tilden. We had persevered through four years at the top of Battery Harris Platform and could bring our experience to bear on the task of trying to record as many species as possible on a single day from that single spot. Not only that but the weather forecast, which called for winds out of the west-northwest and northwest all day long after days of south winds, was as perfect as we could have hoped for.

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Climate change book reviews: do nothing, do a little, do a lot (or just drink beer?)

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How Clay Jugs Make Polluted Water Safe

Green Prophet

Cool, fresh drinking water. Westerners turn the faucet on and take it for granted that good water will flow out, but in many countries fresh water is a treasure, gained by hard work. In rural villages all over the globe, people – usually women and children – fill buckets and jerry cans from a communal faucet or from a natural source that may be over an hour’s walk away. But the water obtained may not be safe to drink.

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Salmon Migrate Using Earth’s Magnetic Field

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new study shows that even nonmigratory salmon are directed by the earth’s magnetic pull. Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries Migrations

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The Cherokee National Forest just got bigger!

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616 acres added in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s still possible (amidst the scurry to take from public lands) to protect our pristine wilderness areas. Through multi-partnerships, cooperation, federal funding, and the private conservation efforts of one family, 616 acres were officially added to the Cherokee National Forest in September 2018. This particular land near the Tennessee-Georgia border is critical as a protection for Taylor Branch, a tributary of the Conasauga River.

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The Dangers of doing Ayahuasca as an Empath.

Elephant Journal

If you are an empath and you want to do ayahuasca, I advocate that you check in with yourself and do it only if you get a clear "yes.". Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality ayahuasca dmt empaths healing plant medicine psychedelics shamans spiritual communities spiritual journey

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Astonishing Facts About Wetlands

Greentumble

As unappealing as the term “wetlands” sounds, wetlands should be celebrated for their multiple services they deliver which help keep our planet and society going as well as for their extraordinarily beautiful landscapes.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2018?

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We’re at that point where the season to come seems more present than the one just passing. Case in point, many of us in Upstate New York just experienced our first frost, mild yet chilling in its implications. Days on the northern half of the globe are becoming visibly shorter, while the southern half is getting more light and warmth. This far from both summer and winter, we should expect flashes of both. This unpredictability makes birding fun, so make the most of it.

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Smudging 101: Essentials for Clearing Energy & Creating Sacred Space. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

This article is offered in partnership with Bodhi Tree. They’re on a quest for awakened living and offer you tools that support a more awakened life. We’re honored to share their work with you. ~ Everyone seems to be smudging lately. But are we doing it right? Do we really understand and honor the […].

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Easy Ways to Recycle Common Recyclables

Greentumble

Recycling is fantastic for the planet, and an all-around virtuous thing to do. But the sad fact is that many people won’t make the effort to recycle when doing so becomes too inconvenient and time consuming. Fortunately, recycling doesn’t have to be a chore, and once you know more about the subject you’ll discover its much easier to recycle than you ever realized. Quick Navigation for Easy Ways to Recycle Common Recyclables. RECYCLING HOUSEHOLD WASTE. Find out what materials are accepted.

A Tale of Two Paths to the World in 2050

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can the world actually meet people’s needs for food, water and energy while doing more to protect nature? Is it even theoretically possible? New science says, Yes, but there are a lot strings attached. Climate Change Ideas Climate Health & Nature Nature-based Solutions

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2018)

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Migratory months are made for Big Days, Big Sits, and generally Big birding hauls. How Big was your weekend? Corey had an amazing day on Saturday at Fort Tilden doing his Big Sit. (He’ll He’ll be posting all about it later today.)

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How to Reclaim our Power: Masturbation as Meditation. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

This post is offered in partnership with our friends at Dame. We’re honored to work with them—they’re eco, sexy, and fun. Let’s make some self-love! ~ Female energy is rising. We are experiencing it on social media, with political fights for justice, the #MeToo movement, and Women’s Marches—basically, we are riding what is […]. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Featured Events Health & Wellness

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How Do We Tackle California’s Pollution Problem?

Greentumble

California has some of the strictest. environmental protection regulations in the United States. However, cities in California consistently rank as some of the most polluted cities in the country. These two facts seem to contradict each other. But as anyone who lives in the golden state knows, the current state of California’s awful air quality pales in comparison to pollution levels seen just decades ago in the 1990s.

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A Tale of Two Paths to the World in 2050

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can the world actually meet people’s needs for food, water and energy while doing more to protect nature? Is it even theoretically possible? New science says, Yes, but there are a lot strings attached. Climate Change Ideas Climate Health & Nature Nature-based Solutions

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Hiding in beach debris at high tide

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We are often walking the northern area of Cable Beach and it is always interesting watching how the birds react on a very high tide. There are not many places to hide and often the shorebirds huddle against any remaining rocks. The White-faced Herons and Eastern Reef Egrets that feed on the reef at low tide sometimes roost on the remaining sandy cliffs.

How to Not be Seduced by our Culture of Busy.

Elephant Journal

Being well-rested is frowned upon in our society. A rested human being is not to be taken seriously. There is a particular badge of pride that is worn in our culture when we are overburdened, overworked, and way too busy. Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness busy chronically tired Mindful living overburdened overworked prioritize rest rest stressed tired well-rested well-rested person

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Rural Boreholes in Malawi Affected By Climate Change

Greentumble

Clean and safe water is essential. item if we are to have a healthier population. While most urban areas have piped water, rural area dwellers have boreholes which provide them with safe drinking water. However, some of the boreholes which most rural people in Malawi rely on for access to safe and clean water are becoming dysfunctional.

How is Tobramycin used to treat psoriasis?

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For now, except belief in oregon and mississippi you can buy directly the old formulation consisting of Acid concentrate 2182 or only generic acetic acid by gradually stopping by a special pharmacy, showing your id forces and signing for it. The R04973 liq vial which contains components that upon activation yield acetic acid acid lipid microspheres.

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The Cotinga and Two Other Favorite Birds from Global Big Day, Costa Rica

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For birders around the globe, last Saturday was important. It was October 6, Global Big Day part dos and birders in Costa Rica were stoked. Although more than twenty thousand people around the globe who share the hobby or passion or obsession for watching the feathered ones also shared a collective day of birding on May 5th, we just had to do it again for fall migration. This was only natural because since millions (make that billions!)

19 Ways to Meditate off the Cushion.

Elephant Journal

The idea of stepping away from my cushion and finding meditative stillness in the motion of the world appealed to me, and so I started paying attention. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga Living in the now meditation mindfulness moments of mindfulness Museums

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Protecting Yourself from Unwanted Spirit Attachments.

Elephant Journal

The tears immediately stopped and sadness quickly transmuted into fear. I thought to myself, “Sh*t! Do I have a bad spirit attachment?!”. Arts Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Angels awareness high vibe knowing your worth recognizing your value red envelope exchange spirit attachments unwanted spirit attachments

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It is Time for Liberals to Get Up Off the Mat.

Elephant Journal

Everyone loves it when an underdog breaks past their complacency and starts punching back. It is time for liberals to get up off the mat and win, and in winning, to find a sense of. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality democrats Liberals magical thinking midterm elections off the mat politics Republicans Rocky Balboa spiritual escapism

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Don’t Cry Over the Ones who Left—They were Never Meant to Stay.

Elephant Journal

I won’t pretend that at times I didn’t thrash around in reality resisting its hard edges, questioning everything, and ultimately wondering how we went from the highs of love to the lows of heartbreak. I won’t say that I. Inspiring (Wow) Love breakups conscious uncoupling cry falling out of love ghosting heartbreak letting go mindful relationships nonattachment the ones who left walking away

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What Fall teaches us about Letting Go.

Elephant Journal

There is only the beauty of true colors revealed and the awe-inspiring willingness to shed everything that no longer serves a purpose. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Arts Editor's Picks Elephant Academy Meditation acceptance autumn change changing colors fall and the cyclical beauty of life Fall's beauty fall's relationship to our life cycle leaf peeping letting go with the seasons meditation mindfulness nature

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Everyone’s Taking CBD—“How do I Know if it’s Right for Me & How Much I Should Take?” {Partner}

Elephant Journal

"Everyone’s body is different and everyone’s body is changing. What your body needs when you first use CBD may differ from what your body needs after it has.". Enlightened Society Family Featured Events Food Green Health & Wellness cannabidiol CBD elixinol hemp oil

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How to Stay Zen while Hustling.

Elephant Journal

So, how can a person get their hustle on while remaining zen? In other words, is it possible to combine the emotional state of Buddha with the boss-like attitude of Jay-Z? Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood blissing out Buddha comparing yourself growth high expectations hustle hustling productive stop comparing Zen zenning out

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4 Reasons to Stop Faking It.

Elephant Journal

I’m great at faking it. I’m not talking about faking that. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness brene brown faking it find your joy get real honest communication listen to your gut meditation move your body self discovery vulnerability

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The Yoga of Anger.

Elephant Journal

As I became more skillful with anger, I began to appreciate its key role in restoring my own sense of wholeness. It became part of my yoga and meditation practice as I welcomed all of my emotions, both. Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga abuse ahimsa anger destruction Eight limbs of yoga meditation non harming Patanjali's Yoga Sutras PTSD violence

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7 Ways to End our Suffering & Embrace the Messiness of Life.

Elephant Journal

I kept doing whatever I could to avoid painful and uncomfortable feelings. What this got me was a slew of poor choices and painful experiences. Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality accept ourselves acceptance being vulnerable brene brown courage daring imperfectly perfect married failed self love self-esteem vulnerable

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We can be both Brave & Broken.

Elephant Journal

If there’s one thing that made these women all the same it's their bravery for taking control of their lives and finding beauty in their brokenness. Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) brave broken brokenness courage elizabeth gilbert frida kahlo j.k. rowling Kintsugi suffering vulnerable

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Today is the Last Day for Voter Registration in Most of the Country.

Elephant Journal

"When you don’t vote, you’re letting other people make some really key decisions about the life you’re going to live, the places you’re going to live, and how it’s going to work out for you. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) election Michelle Obama midterms politics rights vote voter registration

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Search your Sole: what our Shoes Reveal about our Self-Care Needs.

Elephant Journal

“Take care of your feet,” the doctor said, tenderly running her gloved finger over a piece of scabbed skin. I was about to dismiss the information, then she finished her thoughts: “Leave the skin on if you can. You don’t want to be too exposed.”. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality chakras Chogyam Trungpa foot care grounding reflexology spiritual meaning

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Conquer Anxiety with this 5-minute Technique.

Elephant Journal

Even 500 years ago, ancient yogis had a wise understanding of what it takes to truly calm an overactive and anxious mind, in order to come home to our true and powerful selves. Health & Wellness Meditation Yoga 5 minute meditation activate your inner calm healing health meditation mindfulness pranayama PTSD relief from anxiety stress relief ujjayi ujjayi breathing yogic life

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“Heart-Shaped Uterus”: Tales of Living a Childless Life.

Elephant Journal

The kids ask me, “Why don’t you have children of your own?” I tell them that we tried, that we wanted to. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Family Love Non New-Agey Spirituality childless ego exploding with love For Children heart-shaped uterus kids love love of a mother mother polyps ram dass unconditional love uterus

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How a small Buddhist university became “secretly famous” for a unique Leadership Program. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

This is where top companies and institutions send their leaders: Enlightened Society Featured Events Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Buddhist education leader leadership learn naropa study train university Waylon Lewis (by or about

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What it means to have Spiritual Grit.

Elephant Journal

Very few people in our modern society have any idea what a life of grit actually feels like, but it’s all too common to see it reduced to a symbol and idolized. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Dalai Lama grit idea versus reality mindfulness physical journey spiritual grit spiritual idols spiritual path

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