Sat.May 04, 2019 - Fri.May 10, 2019

Biodegradable and compostable plastic

Green (Living) Review

First of all it is still plastic by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Biodegradable is often understood by the general public almost like that is composts, and that is also the intention of the word being used, but it does no such thing.

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The Battle of Stalingrad, or Crows vs. People

10,000 Birds

In 1942, a shepherd from the Ural Mountains, Vasily Zaytsev, then a soldier in the Red Army, found himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Zaytsev had impressive marksmanship skills, which is why he was soon transferred to the sniper division.

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"Economists flee Agriculture Dept. after feeling punished under Trump"

Environmental Economics

The beatings will continue until morale improves (update): Economists in the Agriculture Department's research branch say the Trump administration is retaliating against them for publishing reports that shed negative light on White House policies, spurring an exodus that included six of them quitting the department on a single day in late April.

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Trees in the US Annually Prevent 1,200 Deaths During Heat Waves

Nature Conservancy - Science

High temperatures are often the greatest weather-related public health threat. Trees can help. Climate Change Climate Forests Health & Nature Natural Climate Solutions Urban Conservation

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The Ultimate Oman Travel Guide

Green Prophet

Oman is known as a hidden gem in the Arabian Peninsula, a beautiful and very safe place to travel to. It’s also pretty easy to get here so add this spectacular place in your travel bucket list. Usually, it’s overlooked because most tourists head to glamourous Dubai or glitzy Abu Dhabi.

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New York State’s First Common Greenshank

10,000 Birds

There I was, enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home on a rainy and blustery day, resting on my laurels after seeing lots of good birds on Saturday and Sunday morning.

For the 37th year in a row!

Environmental Economics

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Eco-Traveling: Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Be a Responsible Traveler

Green Prophet

Are you someone that your friends and family label as a “tree-hugger?” If so, wear the title as a badge of honor. There’s nothing wrong with loving the planet you live on and want to make it a better place environmentally. Whether you go around picking up trash a couple of times per month or ride a bike instead of driving a car, your contribution to the environment does make a difference. There’s all kinds of reasons to embrace a greener lifestyle.

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Munia in Singapore

10,000 Birds

During our three weeks of birding in a variety of habitats around Singapore we encountered three species of Munia. We are very familiar with the finches and mannikins in Australia with Double-barred Finches visiting our garden every day.

Picture of the day: My friend and co-author Pete Groothuis receives the WCOB Research Award

Environmental Economics

2019 130

Can Migrating Birds Adapt To Climate Change?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Migratory birds are facing changing insect hatches and tree blooms. How can they adapt? And how can you help? Birds & Birding Climate Change Birds Climate NatureNet Fellows

Sam Lena Park, Tucson, Arizona

10,000 Birds

In my continuing tour of the many sites for birding here in the Tucson, Arizona area, I have run across the Sam Lena Park, and athletic complex.

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The Whistling Ducks of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

10,000 Birds

I couldn’t believe it. On a sandbar in the center of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, hundreds of ducks swirled around each other or lay down to take cover against the punishing wind.

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review

10,000 Birds

“Get a field guide!” ” That’s what novice birders are told, over and over. But, sometimes an appreciation of birds and birding requires more than a reference book with images of birds and facts about their identifying field marks.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2019)

10,000 Birds

If you don’t have a superb bird to report after the first weekend of May, you’re definitely not trying. Don’t worry: the month of migration has just begun.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2019?

10,000 Birds

The month of May gives no quarter to passionate birders. You probably spent all of last weekend engaged in an extended Global Big Day , whether you realized that fact or not. Take a moment or two this Saturday to observe World Migratory Bird Day while you’re enjoying migratory birds.

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Daily demand and supply: A simultaneous (and equivalent) increase in demand and supply leads to no change in price

Environmental Economics

From AAA ( gas prices fluctuate moderately across the country ): With the national gas price average at $2.89 – just a penny more expensive than last week – the majority of states are seeing moderate jumps and even declines at the pump. Twenty-seven states saw gas prices decrease or hold steady on the week with Delaware (-4 cents), Kentucky (-3 cents) and North Carolina (-3 cents) seeing the largest declines.

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Quote of the Day: Political Science is NOT sound science

Environmental Economics

From Politico : “In USDA, we want good scientific discovery,” [USDA Secretary Sonny] Perdue said, when asked about the mandated research-disclosure language. “We We want peer-based evidence there. We know that research, some has been found in the past to not have been adequately peer-reviewed in a way that created wrong information, and we’re very serious when we say we’re fact-based, data-driven decision makers. That relies on sound, replicatable science rather than opinion.

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Abstract Monday: A new baseline model for estimating willingness to pay from discrete choice models

Environmental Economics

I picked this week's entry in Abstract Monday because: Estimating willingness to pay from discrete choice models is my thing, and. It gives a very simple 'solution' to a problem that has plagued the literature, and. I tried something similar to this a long time ago, but didn't do anything with it because it couldn't be implemented in standard statistical packages at the time (cue the sad violin music), and. This one time, in band camp.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

10,000 Birds

It’s official. It’s spring. By all measures, meteorological, astronomical and anatomical, spring is sprung.

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Collective Fishing Agreements Benefit Both Groundfish and Fishermen

Nature Conservancy - Science

Collective management charts a new path for California groundfish. Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries TNC Science

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