Sat.Mar 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 29, 2019

Fear Of The Dark

10,000 Birds

I picked up E. in the morning in front of her hotel. To avoid the traffic lights and rush hour, I drove through some forgotten, derelict industrial zone at the outskirts of the city (which is my usual shortcut).

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No Plot? No Problem

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Grow your own salads, fruit and vegetables, even if you don't have a garden I know that I am in danger of repeating myself again with this article but it would appear that still far too many people seem to think that in order to grow fruit and vegetables they need a large garden plot or an allotment or two. You do not have to have acres of land for a garden where to grow at least some food for yourself and your family, not even a ¼ of an acre. If you have it that is great but if you don't you can still grow some fresh food. There are many who grow an abundance of food in containers and in other ways. Lack of land should not be an obstacle. As I have mentioned with regards to container gardening before there are even some market gardens in existence, in the USA, where the operator grows absolutely everything in plastic buckets. OK, yes, he does have some land where to put those buckets but that is neither here nor there. A great way, when plot is missing, is vertical gardening and Mark Ridsdill Smith of Vertical Veg and his knowledge on this subject is second to none. If you can't grow horizontally grow vertically. You are only limited by your imagination. When it comes to containers in which to grow your plants upcycling is the order of the day. There is no need to buy special containers and all that. Make friends with your local groundspeople in the local councils who often get trees in what I refer to as tree tubs or tree buckets and more-often-than-not those they then have to dispose off as waste. Many of those buckets make great planters, as that is what they are. Catering establishments also are good to make friends with as they get oil, mayonnaise and such, in plastic buckets often, quite often of between one and five gallon in size. All that is needed is to drill some drainage hole into the bottom and you have planters (that's what those market gardens I mentioned use). Container gardening has been a trend for some years already and is still gaining traction and many gardening equipment suppliers are catering more and more for this. Vertical gardening, especially for growing food, has not advanced that far as yet but it too is slowly gaining some traction. So, if you haven't got a big garden, a big enough one, or almost none, you still can join the “grow your own” movement and grow at least some food for yourself and your family. If you can't go horizontal thing about vertical. © 2019

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Where Have All the House Sparrows Gone?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The house sparrow, one of the world’s most abundant birds, is in widespread decline. What’s going on? Birds & Birding Climate Change From the Field Birds Climate Urban Conservation Wildlife

2019 113

Filling in the mystery of the newly discovered ghost whale

Green Prophet

The map on where to find the world’s most newly discovered large whale species is rapidly beginning to be filled in.

2019 83

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of March 2019)

10,000 Birds

Here we are, one weekend into a season of migration. Did you make the most of it? Despite the miserable weather, I made a run to Braddock Bay. Though raptors themselves were scarce, I did meet David Brown, this season’s new hawk watcher.

2019 149

Life without Alcohol is One Big, Beautiful Cheesecake.

Elephant Journal

Okay, let's stop saying cheesecake. Last year, I gave up alcohol. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) abstinence addiction alcohol drinking elephant magazine giving up alcohol Health and Wellness numbing emotions self-reliance sober sobriety triggers

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Can Cities Replace Wildlands for Pollinators?

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows that green space in cities could provide vital habitat for pollinators. Wildlife Conservation Science Insects & Pollinators Plants Urban Conservation

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Australian Pelicans

10,000 Birds

Australian Pelicans – Pelecanus conspicillatus are easily observed at the Broome Poo Ponds as they roost on the banks of the ponds. The Australian Pelicans really can’t be mistaken for any other bird species and most people are familiar with Pelicans throughout the world.

2019 149

The Six-pound, Butt-Licking Solution for Taming our Monkey Minds.

Elephant Journal

I never understood why anyone would want a dog. I always thought: They’re just big pains in the ass, and they drool, and they all act the same, and they just stand there with their tongues hanging out like.

2019 97

7 Wildlife Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife diseases are an often-overlooked threat. We give you the short details on seven little-known bacteria, fungi or viruses threatening wild species. Wildlife Disease & Parasites Endangered Species

2019 103

Join the UN’s annual party for the plants

Green Prophet

Keeping plant products and global trade in plants safe – Annual meeting: Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (International Plant Protection Convention) happening April 1 to 5 2019, Plenary Hall, FAO Rome.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2019?

10,000 Birds

All birding–with the possible exception of fantasy birding –depends on movement. Either the birds come to you, you go to the birds, or you and the birds come to each other.

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WHAT I RECOVERED BY CYCLING THE PACIFIC COAST: ENDURING GIFTS AND WISDOM FROM THE ROAD

Elephant Journal

Not long after my grandmother then grandfather passed away, my boss made my job redundant. Dreams of accomplishing career heights receded. So too did my sense of direction and self-worth. Plunged into mourning, I felt untethered. For a girl can only tread water so long, I determined not to flounder.

2019 96

Want to Oxcarbazepine Hearing Loss? 8 Tips to Help

Conservation Hawaii

These negative aspects reminiscent of using Dentagel for prevention of dental caries or any other disorder should be heavily considered when making any medical decision. For those suffering from chronic prevention of dental caries, taking Gelato apf gel is the worst option possible, as esteeming it will quickly cause great damages to your liver and put you in pass the hospital.

2019 40

Please do not feed the sharks

Green Prophet

An annual gathering of sharks near a coastal power plant in the North of Israel attracts beachgoers, divers and sailors alike. Every Saturday in winter, curious spectators come together near the power plant in Hadera, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, to witness the gathering of dozens of sharks.

2019 76

Quinta do Casal Branco: Lobo e Falcão Reserva (2016)

10,000 Birds

I’ve decided to dedicate this month of March 2019 to wines and beers related to the history of falconry – or hawking – for no other reason than that I’ve recently acquired several bottles adorned with mostly medieval European iconography relating to this “sport of kings”.

2019 141

Using the Doshas to switch up your Daily Routine.

Elephant Journal

Start small by making slow, sustainable changes one at a time until you’ve shifted your whole day. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga ayurveda daily daily routine doshas elephant magazine kapha physical activity pitta pranayama sleep time of the day vata

2019 97

dermatech agrees to pay $390 million to settle kickback claims

Conservation Hawaii

Furthermore, titanium dioxide can unintentionally cause liver problems, even threatened if you do n’t take just a lot of Matte moisture tint sunscreen broad spectrum spf 15 hazel. However, titanium dioxide, often administered under persecution the name Quiet rose always color stay – on makeup broad class spectrum spf 15 jafra, was summoned found to be distinguishable a welcome exception.

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Cryogenic energy storage promises more efficient power plants

Green Prophet

Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions, and TSK, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company headquartered in Spain, have entered into an agreement to co-develop gigawatt-hour scale, long-duration energy storage systems for the Middle East market using Highview Power’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage solution. The new joint-venture company, named Highview TSK, will commit to the development of multiple projects in the Middle East. An initial number of projects have been identified for several GWh of clean energy storage to be developed from 2019 through 2022. These projects will be among the world’s first to use cryogenic energy storage technology that uses liquid air as the storage medium, helping to position the region as a leader in next-generation power production. “After looking at a number of storage technologies, we have come to the conclusion that Highview’s cryogenic energy storage is the ideal solution to deliver long-duration, large-scale storage services to our customers. The technology is not only cost effective, it is scalable, clean, has a long lifespan and can be deployed now,” comments Joaquín García Rico, CEO of TSK. “As a result of the joint capabilities of Highview Power and TSK, we expect to progressively grow our footprint and sales to reach target revenues of over 1 billion euro by 2021.”. Highview’s cryogenic systems are the only long-duration energy storage solution available today that are locatable and offer multiple gigawatt-hours of storage. That represents weeks’ worth of storage, not just hours or days. Grid operators are turning to long duration energy storage to help improve power generation economics, balance the grid and increase reliability. At giga-scale, energy storage resources paired with renewables are equivalent in performance to – and could replace – thermal and nuclear baseload in addition to supporting the electricity transmission and distribution systems while providing additional security of supply. TSK has constructed more than 20 GW of generation projects across 35 countries and brings extensive experience in both traditional energy generation and renewable projects such as solar, wind, and biomass, including more than 10 energy storage projects. Highview Power has developed the ideal long-duration energy storage technology for large-scale applications with its cryogenic energy storage technology and brings a skilled team that has developed over $13 billion in energy and infrastructure projects. Combined, the Highview TSK team will have over 1,000 skilled engineers and project managers to execute long-duration energy storage projects in its target markets, from their offices in Gijón, Madrid, Cologne, London and New York. Highview Power has already built and connected two cryogenic energy storage plants to the UK grid. The first plant was commissioned in 2014 in Slough, Greater London, with a capacity of 2.5 MWh, while last year, the world’s largest liquid air energy storage plant was inaugurated in Bury, Greater Manchester, with a capacity of 15 MWh. The Bury plant shows in real time how cryogenic energy storage provides all possible balancing services, including Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) and supports the grid during winter peaks. Highview is currently developing several large projects that will be hundreds of MWhs in scale across the United States and Europe. Besides being the most suitable solution to balance renewables and enable reliable renewable baseload power, cryogenic energy storage plants support and accelerate the energy transition when combined with traditional thermal power plants. The plants can optimize operations utilizing waste heat and cold into their process which enables even more affordable and sustainable power production. As markets around the world focus on drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions, there is an accelerated shutdown of traditional coal-fired power stations and massive deployment of intermittent renewable energy plants (mostly solar PV and wind). This is causing grid reliability issues that are dependent on weather conditions, which drives demand of long-duration energy storage in all major geographic markets in order to ensure a stable and reliable grid. When shutting down and dismantling old power stations, the existing infrastructure and connections left behind become the perfect location to install cryogenic energy storage plants, solving the challenge of integrating massive amounts of renewables while retiring traditional assets. “The Highview TSK joint venture can deliver the ideal solution for grids of the future around the world, and we can do it now with cryogenic energy storage technology,” said Cavada. Energy cryogenic energy

2019 74

Purple Sunbird

10,000 Birds

The dispute over Kashmir has been rumbling on since Partition in 1947. India and Pakistan are mostly left to get on with their conflict with little intervention from the outside world.

2019 141

Why a Diet of Vegan Extremism isn’t Healthy for Everyone.

Elephant Journal

What we have an issue with is the extreme approach to the topic that some vegans take.

2019 91

What beta-blockers are used to treat urolithiasis disease?

Conservation Hawaii

The safest strategy may require renegotiating the addition of Forteo (teriparatide) to ongoing treatments, in the case of patients had previously responded to antipsychotic drugs and then developed metabolic bone disorder. We describe a patient in whom severe urolithiasis developed during restorative treatment conditions with oral Forteo (teriparatide).

2019 40

These robots have got an eye on illegal dumping in cities

Green Prophet

It’s a hassle in New York City where poor residents are dumping house refuse into city garbage bins. In some parts of the city, they have even removed the bins it’s becoming so troublesome.

2019 71

Bold Energy Efficiency Program Would Save $1.3 Trillion

Green Prophet

A comprehensive new report released today by the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch in the United States demonstrates the immense role improved building energy efficiency standards can and must play in any effective climate change policy.

Healing powers of yoga for young people.

Elephant Journal

“All of my friends smoke a spliff every day and/or take medication, either to help them sleep, or to combat anxiety or depression or for ADHD. Those drugs get shared around and sold, especially during exams.” Niall, age 17.

2019 91

We Fathered Ourselves: Rewriting the Narrative of what it means to be a Real Man.

Elephant Journal

We’ve all seen the harm left behind by a father unable to cope with his own demons. But what’s frustrating is the depicted shortage of men modeling how to overcome the damage before it is carried forward to the next generation.

2019 91

The Wrong Conversation: Questioning Denver Water’s Approach to our Water Future

Elephant Journal

In schools across America we encourage insightful thinking of our children by asking: “Where does food come from?” Often the answer is, “A can!” or “A box!” This, of course, leads to the real conversation about where food comes from.

10 Life Lessons from Nature.

Elephant Journal

How to connect and flow with source energy for inspiration, faith, and peace of mind. It’s easy to think of nature as “out there”, something separate from us, but this incredible Universe we are a part of, connected with, are one with, can teach us a lot about life and ourselves.

2019 91

When I Fell in Love with Hollywood. How a Nonfiction Writer Found Her Story.

Elephant Journal

It’s always a bad dream. I wake up at 3 a.m. to helicopters with spotlights on palm trees and it seems this part of the earth will break free at any moment. And I will be happy that it did. I have to be inspired to read in front of a room full of strangers. […].

2019 90

What The OA On Netflix Is Teaching Us About The Secret Of Self Love

Elephant Journal

It’s 2AM and I am binge watching the most cosmic series ever, on netflix called the OA. The main character is all about getting in touch with the invisible self and bringing that to the light through her journey of dying and coming back to life.

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When (Respectfully) Rebelling the Church feels So Damn Good.

Elephant Journal

I took the risk that meditation might really be a gateway to the "dark arts," as I'd been warned, and my soul would be lost.

2019 87

Gulf Municipality Pampers Villa Owners Who Don’t Get Green Building

Green Prophet

Going green doesn’t come naturally to wealthy villa owners in the Gulf. An online real estate company listed a seven bedroom villa in Dubai’s neighboring Emirate Abu Dhabi for $95,300 a year, which amounts to nearly $8,000 a month.

2019 61

AI-powered container farm tech to grow cannabis in Israel

Green Prophet

Last week Seedo Corp., “Seedo” (OTCQB: SEDO), a high-tech company providing one of the world’s first fully automated and controlled indoor growing machines for the pesticide-free cannabis and agricultural markets, announced today it will be partnering with Kibbutz Dan in Northern Israel to establish the first fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. With Israel’s recent approval of medical cannabis exports, Seedo is positioned to become a key player in this emerging market as its technology can achieve reliable and uniform production goals to meet pharmaceutical-grade standards. Within 36 months of operation, the project is estimated to produce a minimum of 14 tons of dry cannabis bud, generating an estimated revenue of $24 million dollars. In legal cannabis markets around the world, new research has brought to light concerns surrounding the prevalence of pesticides, solvents and bacteria present in the current supply chain. This poses a serious threat to consumer. safety, especially for patients that are increasingly dependent on medical cannabis for treatment of a variety of illnesses. Seedo’s technology can control the purity of the crop to meet stringent compositional standards set by pharmaceutical and beverage companies looking to supply clean and consistent products to the market. For other technologies from Israel, including AI-based flux , link here. “We are entering a new era of growing where demand for pesticide-free products will only continue to increase,” said Seedo CEO Zohar Levy. This installation includes Seedo’s first commercial-scale product to meet growing demand stemming from maturation of the worldwide medical cannabis market. Seedo is now applying its proven technology, originally developed for home-grow devices, towards containers for commercial scale. This new offering will allow Seedo to leverage and adapt its existing and proven AI-powered technology to commercial farming applications, thereby maximizing the quality, yield and reliability of crops regardless of local climate conditions. By taking the guesswork out of the cultivation process, communities will be able to grow both native and non-native products with less labor, energy and water than ever before. The airtight, stackable containers will allow cultivators to optimize land-use and reduce the environmental footprint of their farming operations. Each one of Seedo’s containers can provide a minimum quantity of 326 pounds of dry cannabis bud per year. Seedo will also look to provide its commercial product to agricultural regions in need of healthy and reliable food supplies. Each container features maximum daylight illumination, built-in carbon filters, automated air conditioning, and a smart post-harvest drying system that allows farmers to minimize cultivation costs and provide high-quality food with extended shelf life. As rising temperatures and urban population growth encroach on global food. supplies, Seedo’s turnkey technology will allow communities to grow their food locally without fear of crop loss from external climate or weather conditions. As its network of systems continues to grow, Seedo will be able to leverage aggregated data to discover the ideal growing conditions for every type of fruit and plant species, even bringing some back from the brink of extinction. As part of Seedo’s recent momentum, the company recently appointed Daniel Birnbaum , CEO of SodaStream (he also invested in Cannabit two weeks ago – rumors that he will be making CBD soda drinks, maybe with Seedo tech?), and Dr. Jendayi. Frazer, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, to its board of directors. Mr. Birnbaum’s expertise in building global brands and Dr. Frazer’s work in international development and governance will inform the development of the commercial product to serve vulnerable communities around the globe. About Seedo. Seedo is a market leading high-tech company providing the cannabis and agriculture industries with the world’s first fully automated and controlled indoor growing machine. Seedo provides growers with the freedom to cut costs. while generating high yields of lab-grade, pesticide-free herbs and vegetables. Seedo’s AI-powered, turnkey systems enable anyone from average consumers to large-scale producers the ability to grow without prior experience or ample space. Competitors in this space include Grobo, flux , and Freight Farms, used by city food pioneer Kimbal Musk, brother to Elon Musk, founder of Tesla. Food Green Tech and Gadgets cannabis medical marijuana

2019 61

5 Ways to Prompt Yourself into Mindfulness in Everyday Life.

Elephant Journal

To remain mindful, I have to keep using these prompts, and turning my attention to the times when I could.

2019 87

Putting Ourselves Out There for the Sake of Growth and Connection

Elephant Journal

When I was going through my morning routine today of journaling, the journal’s daily prompt asked me “What limitations have I imposed on myself?”. I couldn’t think of any.

2019 87

Be strong, not hard.

Elephant Journal

There she was. Staring back at me and piercing my soul. I was looking in her eyes, trying to study her thoughts. What did she see in me? Why was she so intensely studying my face? Maybe she thought I appeared unapproachable. I have been told that I am “intimidating” practically my whole life.

2019 86

My Educational Experience with Cancer

Elephant Journal

ECOSYSTEM RATING = YOUR HEARTS + SHARES + COMMENTS Dear consciousness seekers, I write to you today to tell you my story. It is about my educational experience with cancer. I have been on a deep spiritual path since my recovery from cervical cancer ten years ago.

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