Sat.Aug 18, 2018 - Fri.Aug 24, 2018

DDT, oil spills, and a wall.

10,000 Birds

360 miles of National Park land at the border! My first ‘protest’ memory involved putting pencil to notebook paper and writing the President about the harmful effects of DDT. The Weekly Reader had shocked everyone in class with news of Bald Eagles dying – and humans were to blame!

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Poverty Mindset vs Voluntary Poverty

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What was once called voluntary poverty is now referred to as voluntary simplicity because some people seem to have had problem with the word poverty.

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Trending Sources

Just like Coase drew it up?

Environmental Economics

Brazen in its irony : As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast.

2018 116

Ladies, we have to Heal the Sister Wound.

Elephant Journal

The "Sister Wound"—I don’t know if it's actually a thing, but it sure feels like a thing. It felt like a thing the first time I was made fun of for having big boobs. It felt like a thing when my.

2018 93

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of August 2018?

10,000 Birds

August draws to a close, which means that a new migratory season has begun. We may be chasing migrants well into October, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start the process now. Happy hunting!

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Vaquita: The World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Nature Conservancy - Science

The vaquita, a small porpoise in the Gulf of California, is going extinct. A new book sheds light on its complicated plight. Wildlife Endangered Species Mammals

2018 76

"Reporting back: the World Congress for Environmental and Resource Economists in Gothenburg, Sweden"

Environmental Economics

Sonja Kolstoe at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis "On Balance" blog : This was my first time attending a World Congress. As a non-market valuation economist specializing in revealed and stated preference methods, I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss these methods and network with others from around the globe.

2018 100

More Trending

A Climate Change Crash

10,000 Birds

We expect climate change to have a mostly negative effect on natural habitats, at least short and medium term. Yes, there has “always” been climate change.

Recovery by Eradication: Saving Marshes from Nutria

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can non-native nutria be stopped from destroying wetlands? Wildlife Invasive Species Mammals Wetlands

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Forthcoming book review

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Thank you! Your proof corrections for AJAR - AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS : 12280 : Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique, by Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train (Eds.). Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, 319 pages, ISBN: 978-1-78643-468-5, AU$210 have been received

2018 100

How Zen Consciousness can Awaken our Hidden Inner Potential. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Zen consciousness can even optimize the functioning of our genes, leading to improved physical and mental health and greater joy. Enlightened Society Featured Events Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality inner potential kungfu meditation mindfulness shaolin well-being Zen Buddhism zen consciousness

2018 84

Birds that Costa Rican Birders Want to See the Most

10,000 Birds

No matter where or when we bird, we have our targets. Our bogey or nemesis species, birds that we would opt to see over others. Back in the early days of birding with optics, I wonder if such wanted species would have been birds that were much more common in present times.

2018 151

What You Need To Know About Solar Power In Canada

Green Prophet

Whether you are an energy conscious homeowner or you are just looking to lower your carbon footprint there is a good chance that you have recently heard about solar power. In fact, did you know that a solar power system is installed every 1.6 minutes in the United States ?

2018 63

AERE sessions at the SEA meetings are posted @AEREorg

Environmental Economics

There are 17 sessions with 5 papers each (no discussants), 3 student sessions (with discussants, organized by Elaine Frey) and 1 panel discussion (the last session so attendance will be lower than our usual "tips" session): Tips for Students and Newish Economists Moderator: Elaine F. Frey, California State University, Long Beach Panelists: Jill L. Caviglia-Harris, Salisbury University, "Applying Design Concepts to Increase the Impact of your Presentations" Christopher F.

2018 100

Women who Travel Alone, This is for You.

Elephant Journal

Traveling sisters, don’t let these words in. Don’t let doubt in. Don’t let fear in. We have every right to travel alone.

2018 83

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2018)

10,000 Birds

Even notice that hot weekends don’t usually make for hot birding? Interesting, no? Though I succeeded in resisting the siren song of shorebirds at the lakeshore, I couldn’t help but pay attention to birds everywhere else I went.

2018 130

Bed Bugs: When Biodiversity Bites

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists want to coexist with the earth’s creatures, but not when they move into bed. Wildlife Insects

2018 63

"Consulting on the side"

Environmental Economics

That is the title of my talk at the "Tips for Students and Newish Economists" panel at the AERE@SEA meeting s. Note that I am defining consulting very broadly. Here is my preliminary outline: Goal. Enhance your research, teaching, service. Don't make it another activity: i.e., research, teaching, service & consulting. Community-based research consulting. Low budget agencies need economic expertise  Benefit: No cost consulting is community service.

2018 100

Islam is Not what you Think.

Elephant Journal

Religions cannot be reduced to their lowest common denominators, because they usually involve. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Atheism Islam islam is not what you think muslims religion religious reform shambhala buddhist theism theological discussion theology

2018 82

A flock of Flock Bronzewings

10,000 Birds

Over the past few weeks we have been observing a steady increase in the number of Flock Bronzewings around the Broome area. For the past couple of years we have only been observing a lone pair of Flock Bronzewings, which I have documented before.

2018 130

Simple Ways to Make Every Room in Your House Environmentally Friendly

Greentumble

Going green is a popular buzzword in today’s. environmentally conscious society, but it’s not as easy as recycling or buying an electric car.

2018 60

My benefit-cost analysis reading list for Fall Semester

Environmental Economics

I'm teaching benefit-cost analysis this semester. The course is for upper level economics majors (ECO 4660) and non-economics graduate students (ECO 5660).    I have 6 books on my shelf but none of them are satisfactory for a variety of reasons (mostly, the theory is too deep and the estimating benefits chapters are dated). So, I'm using the EPA's  Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses  supplemented with the Haab and Whitehead Encyclopedia.

2018 100

August 26th Pisces Full Moon: Finally—a Fresh New Chapter.

Elephant Journal

This full moon will bring with it major soul growth, shifts, and awakenings, as Pisces is possibly the most spiritual of all signs. . Arts Astrology astrology fresh new chapter full moon Out with the Old pisces pisces full moon Sun sign water signs

2018 83

Pearl Earrings: Wear Them Sustainably and Love Them

Green Prophet

Looking for a pair of jewelry that won’t go out of style? Pieces that will make you stand out from the rest? Then quality pearl earrings might be just what you’re looking for.

2018 55

Air Pollution Causes and Effects

Greentumble

Although the sky appears limitless on a clear day, our atmosphere is actually a thin envelope surrounding the earth. Just 8 kilometers above the surface, we would suffocate, much like a fish out of water. But even with this knowledge, air pollution is not a new thing to us.

2018 60

RFF: "Questions about the Trump Administration’s Cost-Benefit Analysis for its Proposal to Freeze the CAFE Standards"

Environmental Economics

Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell: In April, we wrote a  blog post  responding to the Trump administration’s announcement that it was preparing to weaken the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards hammered out in 2011 by the Obama administration.

2018 100

The August 20-21 Solar Storm could Transform our Life Beyond Recognition.

Elephant Journal

When we aren’t aware that a solar storm is occurring and that our consciousness is attempting to upgrade, we can easily become confused and emotionally unbalanced, as though we are on a roller-coaster of.

2018 83

Low impact travel activities for tourists to Tel Aviv, Israel

Green Prophet

You will always have a good time in the biggest, boldest cities of the world be it New York, Berlin, London, Tel Aviv. There will always be an attraction like a museum or park open to the public. But when I travel, I like to think like a local.

2018 55

Causes and Effects of Soil Erosion

Greentumble

Soil erosion is the most serious precursor of soil. degradation that comes with global implications. Nearly 10 million hectares of arable land are lost to erosion and other forms of soil degradation every year [1].

2018 57

1 in 3 Teens With erosive esophagitis Licensed to Drive

Conservation Hawaii

One in 20 children who still receiving Doxytex to treat rhinorrhea despite warning from federal environmental regulators. The serotonergic property book of Histex pd drops provides when a synergic effect variables to ssri for relieving premenstrual exacerbation or of rhinorrhea.

2018 52

Eating away our Emotions: How I filled my Internal Void with Food.

Elephant Journal

For me the pattern looks like this: an intense pulsating excitement before eating, bliss while eating, and then a feeling of emptiness, often accompanied by a longing sort of melancholy after eating. The irony of experiencing emptiness directly after filling yourself!

2018 82

How Light Therapy Works?

Green Prophet

Red Light Therapy helps to relieve several health issues. This technology doesn’t use harmful UV rays which damages skin and promote cells to mutate. Instead, light therapy uses electromagnetic spectrum and (sometimes) infrared light. Our skin and body easily absorb light.

2018 52

Dear Relationships that no longer Serve Me. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

First off, I want to thank you for the time that we spent together. For the beautiful, and not-so-beautiful, moments. Love break up letting go love Moving On past loves powerful relationships

2018 80

A Parenting Mantra for those First Day of School Feels.

Elephant Journal

We will make it seem like we did not fear for them at any point of the day and knew, with all our heart, that they would rock it out. We feel because we know the worst of the feelings. We walk away from.

2018 79

The Only thing Stopping us from tapping into the Power of Magic.

Elephant Journal

I often say that I am the exact opposite of my left-brained boyfriend, who chooses to watch the science channel when he wants to unwind. The word magic makes him chuckle, and we tend to fall into.

2018 80

How to Step Out of Self-Destruct Mode.

Elephant Journal

Why—after all of this time of learning to love myself—does the urge to jump off of a proverbial cliff still come to mind? Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Health & Wellness Buddhist wisdom depression Despair go softly mental health self-care self-destruct

2018 79

Nature is my Church, Sex is my Worship.

Elephant Journal

I am a lightning rod receiving frequencies from celestial realms. Quenched by the essence of nature. F*cked by love. I feel safe to throw my whole self into it. No holding back. The goddess within bursts out of prison, unrestrained with wild abandon.

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