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The Owls of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Texas

10,000 Birds

In the very back of my first bird identification field guide ( Audubon , green, Eastern US) there were several blank pages. Since neither the Internet nor eBird were even a thought, that’s where I collected the place names of my birding bucket list.

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Spear & Jackson Select Stainless 3-Piece Mini Tools Set – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

2018 158

EU ETS Cap-and-Trade attempts to stabilize price with a reserve

Environmental Economics

The European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme , the world's largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, will be taking a new step to stabilize permit prices.    Starting in January 2019, the Market Stability Reserve will go into effect, which aims to stabilize price by reducing the long-standing permit surpluses that have plagued the ETC.    The reserve will: address the current surplus of allowances.

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Recovery: Transition of the Zoo from Jail to Ark

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some still deride zoos as “prisons” – but in reality they have become an important force for conservation. Wildlife Birds Herps Mammals Nature + People Restoration

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Birding Deliblato Sands: What I have seen and what I haven’t

10,000 Birds

Turning off the asphalt, I enter the Deliblato Sands steppe, between the Danube and the Carpathian Mountains in the northeast of Serbia, where the first bird to greet me is a Northern Wheatear , followed by a Crested Lark.

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Week Fourteen: The Center of Australia, and Sydney Part #1

10,000 Birds

And the air miles, and highway miles just keep racking up. This week finds us flying from Melbourne, Australia, to Alice Springs, in the center of this incredibly large country. We then picked up our RV and then drove to Yulara, and the mighty, mythical, some say spiritual, Ayres Rock.

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The one Style of Yoga that every human Body absolutely Needs.

Elephant Journal

Connective tissues consist of bone, muscle fascia, tendons, and ligaments. They contain fibroblasts (cells that contain hyaluronic acid or moisture) which naturally decrease in the body as we age.

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Bird Advisor: One Intrepid Birder Reviews Historic Sites

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hugh Possingham is bird obsessed, while his wife Karen loves world history. Read on for their reviews of seven world hertiage sites. which may or may not be good for birds. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Travel

2018 81

What About Zero Waste?

Eccorazzi

The most recent green bandwagon is “zero waste”. Zero waste is generally understood to mean moving towards generating nothing that gets disposed of in the general rubbish. People are meant to reuse what they have, compost, recycle, not use plastic bags and so forth.

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Endangered Species Act: Potential Downlisting for Hawaiian Goose (nene)

10,000 Birds

More than 50 years ago, the Hawaiian Goose (Nene) was one of the first birds listed under the Endangered Species Act, part of the inaugural “ Class of 1967 ”. Due to substantial improvements in its population and its prospects, the U.S.

2018 158

Guess who has better Maternity Leave: US or North Korea?

Elephant Journal

“Motherhood does not produce a profit for Capitalists & therefore caring for a new baby is not considered valuable effort.” ” C’mon, America. “Yeah this is very much an America thing. Most other developed countries have been better than this for decades.”

Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment

Greentumble

Plastic bags cause many negative effects for. us and the environment. We use plastic bags out of convenience and ignorance of their seriously negative consequences. Plastic waste affects all types of biomes and organisms. .

Review: Fishing and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Three great new reads and references for angler-conservationists. Fish & Fisheries Books Fish

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2018)

10,000 Birds

This past weekend marked one of the peak moments of migratory bird activity globally, at least in an aggregate sense. Did you notice? Family obligations kept me on the sidelines during Global Big Day, but I did manage to sneak in a little birding before traveling.

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Buddhist advice on what not to Eat.

Elephant Journal

We care, many of us, about our health. We spend silly money on popular fads, whether paleo, gluten-free (most of which is bad for you), broth or turmeric or whathaveyou. Some of these fads have real merit.

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Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?

Greentumble

Plastic bags are made from oil, natural gas or, as in the case, of bioplastics, plant material. Pressure is added to break the carbon and hydrogen atoms, chemicals are added to form pellets. The material is heated to a melting point so that it can be poured into a die the shape of a plastic bag. .

A Bird Blitz for Nature Conservancy Lands and Waters

Nature Conservancy - Science

The second Conservancy-wide Bird Blitz launches, counting birds on Conservancy-protected lands and waters. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Protected Areas

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Kiuchi Brewery: Hitachino Nest White Ale

10,000 Birds

We had a dusting of snow here at the end of April in Albany, New York – and two days later we set a record high for May Day with the mercury maxing out at 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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4 Buddhist Tips to help quell Loneliness.

Elephant Journal

Far more than half of the 20,000 people surveyed reported feeling lonely much of the time. They say that the people who are around them don’t necessarily feel like they are “with them” and that most of the time, they “lack companionship” and don’t feel connected to others.

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Biodegradable vs Compostable Plastic Bags: What’s the difference?

Greentumble

As we know the earth has a serious problem. with the huge amounts of plastic being used and produced. Each year the problem only gets worse.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2018?

10,000 Birds

What a time to be alive and birding! Fresh off the most successful Global Big Day in history– 6899 species in ONE DAY –we’re rolling into World Migratory Bird Day in the Americas. Birds are out in both quantity and diversity so staggering that we must celebrate it.

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Welcome Angela Minor, A New Beat Writer on 10,000 Birds!

10,000 Birds

It’s been eight months since we added our last new beat writer, Tristan Lowery , to our roster of exceptional talent here at 10,000 Birds. I’ll blame the delay on all of us trying out too many of his suggestions.

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Scarlet and Indigo at the Forest Park Waterhole

10,000 Birds

Nothing makes me happier in the midst of spring migration than spending some quality time at the Forest Park waterhole watching a variety of brightly colored birds come in to bathe and drink.

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Collaborative List – April 2018

10,000 Birds

Redgannet added another splash of colour to the collective profile by falling asleep on a boat and waking up in Uruguay , the 44th country to feature in the list. Corey smashed the world record for contributing to the list when he shared 29 lists in just 2 minutes.

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Australian Shelduck near Broome

10,000 Birds

Early this year Broome received an exceptional amount of rain as a result of tropical cyclone activity and the highways going north and south remain flooded to the edge of the bitumen in places even though we have had no rain for a couple of months now.

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6 Words from my Therapist that Changed how I View each Day.

Elephant Journal

This was the first time in 13 years that I sat down in meditation and didn't fidget, didn't move a single millimeter until the time was over. This continued for a few weeks and. Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga change honor your needs intention mantra meditation mindfulness self-care stillness Zen

2018 68

How to Quit taking your Past so Personally.

Elephant Journal

What I’ve learned is that we can very easily be defeated by the past if we let ourselves. We can let our past traumas get the best of us if we are not too careful. This is the real tragedy: perpetuating the pain and heartache of the past, bringing about a much darker future than we ought to have.

2018 66

To the Motherless & Childless on Mother’s Day.

Elephant Journal

Mother’s Day is so ubiquitous that the idea that it might be an emotional trigger for some people is completely overlooked (like so many triggers often are, I guess). Enlightened Society Family american holidays celebrating mother's day child has died mother has died mothering yourself motherless & childless mothers day

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How I Transformed my Grief into Gratitude.

Elephant Journal

And it wasn’t just train tracks. I avoided restaurants we used to frequent, songs that reminded me of our wedding, even friends that we knew and loved as a couple. I walked around as a shell of a person, avoiding anything that might trigger my grief. . Health & Wellness Love being thankful death grief letting go loss reliving the memories sadness suicide transforming your triggers

2018 63

The Pisces Woman.

Elephant Journal

She is soft, the unfurling petals of an ancient mystery, The pearl at the center of it all. Astrology Love astrology pisces dreamer gentleness is power mystic mysticism pisces pisces woman sensitive soul soft heart softness spirituality the strength in feeling it all

2018 62

How Stressed-out, Busy Families can Take Back their Weekends.

Elephant Journal

As I sit with parents at events, I hear them complaining about too many games, too many school functions, and too many committee meetings, let alone work requirements. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Family Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only busy families calendar families family kids relaxing scheduling stressed out take back your weekend weekend work

2018 61

I had Sex with one of my Yoga Students. Here’s how it Went Down.

Elephant Journal

It was completely against the rules of our yoga teacher training (YTT) community. I fired the teacher for being in breach of contract. Now imagine how blindsided I felt by the universe when less than one year later, I found myself attracted to a student at my own training. Enlightened Society Love Right Livelihood Yoga brahmacharya breach of contract dating love mindfulness power dynamic relationships sex with student student teacher love affair yoga teacher training

2018 61

Mother’s Day Leaves a Bad Taste in my Mouth.

Elephant Journal

I am tired of reading yet another parenting blog by a woman who hasn’t slept in years, whose last birth nearly left her a cripple, saying how blessed she feels. It is not that straight-forward. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family equal rights mindful parent mom mother motherhood mothers day parenting parenting teenagers truth women's rights

2018 60

252 Words that will Leave You Better than they Found you.

Elephant Journal

I'm a battlefield's beauty. I'm the sunrise over a murdering sea. I'm the blackness of a night sky. I'm a crater in the moon. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal affirmation arts being human i am literary mantra self love words of wisdom

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