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Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

10,000 Birds

Hurricanes Irma and Maria recently caused devastating damage to the U.S. territories in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most residents are still without electricity and there was extensive damage to homes, buildings, and public infrastructure.

Consumerism – do we need prohibitions?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are living well above our means, in more than one way. Thus the question as to whether we need prohibitions that will halt our over-consumption? Maybe we do need someone who raps us over the knuckles when we go too far?

Great opportunity--AAAS Fellowships

Environmental Economics

From my inbox:  Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C.

Eminem has a Message for Trump. Here it is.

Elephant Journal

“Eminem Rips Donald Trump In BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher.” ” Eminem has a message for all of us Americans—raise your fist and let’s stand up to the madness. Passionate Em is best Em: Eminem is back!

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Birding Without Borders: A Review

10,000 Birds

BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. By Noah Strycker. Houghton Mifflin, 352 pp., $27. ISBN 978-0-544-55814-4. The most impressive photograph in Noah Strycker’s new book is not one of a bird, but of the author.

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When the oil runs out, people will need horses again

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When the oil runs out, we will need horses again and also oxen, donkeys and other draft animals and what is often called “beasts of burden”. “Oh, Oh, but we will have electric vehicles instead of the gas powered cars, vans and trucks, etc.” I hear almost everyone say now.

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Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis abstract deadline is Friday

Environmental Economics

Conference and Meeting: March 15-16, 2018. Pre-conference Professional Development Workshops: March 14, 2018. The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. Jump to: Call for Submissions. Registration. Event Sponsorship Opportunities. Exhibitor and Advertising Opportunities. Conference Venue and Hotels. 2018 Program Committee.

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“The Birder’s Guide to Africa” by Michael Mills

10,000 Birds

Starting in the mid-1990s, there was a “where to watch birds in…” series of five site guides written by Nigel Wheatley and covering South America (1994), Africa (1995), Asia (1996), Europe & Russia (2000) and Central America & the Caribbean (2001).

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7 Easy Ayurvedic Hacks to Curb Winter Weight Gain.

Elephant Journal

Cleansing roots, such as dandelion, burdock, turmeric, ginger, and berberines like Oregon grape, golden seal, and barberry are harvested in both the spring and fall, suggesting that a great time to detox, reset digestion, and lose weight can be the fall if we eat the right seasonal foods.

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Comments on “Economic Analysis for the Proposed Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’—Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules”

Environmental Economics

Here are the first 622 of 5230 words: Two years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army (EPA-Army 2015) estimated that the total quantified benefits of the Clean Water Rule (CWR) range from a low of $339 million to $350 million (2014 dollars). The largest component of these benefits was due to wetland mitigation, which was estimated at $306 million (using the “original number of ORM2 other waters records” scenario).

Building a UK Youth Movement for Conservation

Conservancy Talk

We were both lucky to grow up close to the British countryside—childhoods full of rambling across the hills, eating wild blackberries until we turned blue (at least on the outside!), and exploring rock pools and beaches dodging the inevitable rain of a British summer day.

Butterflies are a Free Post

10,000 Birds

Monarchs. They’re practically honorary birds – beloved, much written about, rather visible and charismatic in their stripey larval form and spectacularly so as vivid orange and black adults.

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3 Questions to Heal a Hurtful Relationship Pattern.

Elephant Journal

If not addressed, these patterns can deteriorate safety and connection in our relationships over time. Love argument conflict fear fight inner child love marriage relationship relationship advice trauma triggered

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Who Knows What Willingness to Pay Lurks in the Hearts of Men?*

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: The new issue of  Econ   Journal   Watch  is online at  [link]. In this issue: Who Knows What Willingness to Pay Lurks in the Hearts of Men?    John Whitehead argues  that certain authors claim to know, based on their survey data, more than they do about people’s willingness to pay for a wetlands project. The article continues an exchange from the  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

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Camera Traps: Taking Care of Your Space in Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

Like so many places in the US, the wildlife of High Mountain Preserve has yet to be fully documented. Students are changing that with the help of camera traps. Wildlife Birds Camera Traps Deer Mammals Nature + People Technology Try This

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2017?

10,000 Birds

Once autumn starts creeping in, I can’t help but think about what exotic birding location to visit when I invariably need to escape the local winter wonderland/hellscape.

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The Body Part we Ignore Most in our Self-Care Routines. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Clearly, we've realized that we're in this body for life and it deserves the best. Except, we neglect a particularly special part of our bodies. No, not just neglect—abuse.

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Don’t blame veganism for disordered eating

Eccorazzi

There’s a stigma that veganism is having a hard time shaking, and it’s the low-cal, low-energy, eat nothing but bird food mentality of our supposedly concerned parents, co-workers and the confused masses. Hot on the heels of clean eating and plant-based dieting, the expectation that’ll all vegans will eventually fade away on celery sticks is constantly challenged by vegan mac n’ cheese aficionados like myself.

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Adaptation as Acceptance: Toward a New Normal in the Northwoods

Nature Conservancy - Science

We Minnesotans love our Northwoods. They conjure memories of majestic conifers, cool shade, the piney scent of needle-strewn paths. Add a lake and a canoe, and that’s quintessential “Up North,” home to those forests so deeply embedded in our cultural […].

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A Wood Stork vists La Paz

10,000 Birds

At one point this week, I was facing the biggest Dip of my birding life. I had committed the better part of five days, before work, after work, weekends, every spare moment trying to a rare bird.

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Celebrities Pick Up where Political Leaders Drop the Ball—a Song for Puerto Rico.

Elephant Journal

To add insult to injury, he also tweeted that Puerto Rico is "billions of dollars in debt to Wall St. and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with.". Arts Enlightened Society Equal Rights Right Livelihood Almost Like Praying hurricane Puerto Rico relief song trump

Global Citizenship Lesson Plan

The Green Changemakers

This lesson is designed to introduce students to Global Citizenship through the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals and by leveraging the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) membership in the Atlantic Provinces.

A Brief Field Guide to the Rocks at Blowing Rocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

What, exactly, are the rocks at the Conservancy's Blowing Rocks preserve? And why do they blow? From the Field Natural History Nature + People Nature Pop

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Dawn in South Carolina

10,000 Birds

Near the turn of the 20th century, wealthy influencer Bernard Baruch bought coastal property in South Carolina. In just a few years he had consolidated over a dozen plantations, accumulating nearly 16,000 acres of coastal forest, saltmarsh, and beach.

The Greatest Yoga Secret is not from India.

Elephant Journal

“I have a lot of yoga students who, when they receive Thai yoga massage, they reach a higher level in their own yoga practice,” says Kam Thye. And a lot of yoga teachers study Thai yoga massage with me solely because they can then bring their students into yoga poses without hurting them.”.

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Education for Development

The Green Changemakers

Education for Development: A Teacher’s Resource for Global Learning is a core tool for teachers, containing a useful overview of development education, and teacher-friendly activities and lessons.

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Top 10 Tips for Home Efficiency

Green Living Ideas

There are endless ways to make your home more efficient, but some are easier than others to implement.

The Fourth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit

10,000 Birds

This past Saturday, 07 October, was the day for the Queens County Bird Club Big Sit, our fourth year of counting every species we could see from the hawk watch platform at Fort Tilden, in southwestern Queens.

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Unhappy Gut Bugs? 4 Not-So-Healthy Foods that are Feeding our Digestive Disorders. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

The bottom line is: restoring your gut bacteria to its ideal ratio will help you feel better in so many ways—including helping you lose weight. Featured Events Food Health & Wellness eating fake health foods gundry gut bacteria health partner

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Sharing a Small World

The Green Changemakers

Sharing a Small World is no longer in print but you can download the full packet below. Updated versions of these lessons are now included on the Counting on People: K-5 Activities for Global Citizenship CD-ROM. Young children are natural-born explorers and are especially curious about their place on the planet. Sharing a Small World is collection of nine engaging hands-on/minds-on activities that help them discover the web of life and how to be a helpful member of a community.

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Your Sustainability Story: Michael Fox of Objet D’Fox

Green Living Ideas

Michael Fox of Objet D'Fox makes upcycled products made from plastic waste. Learn about how and why he started his business, and what he sees as the future for this company. The post Your Sustainability Story: Michael Fox of Objet D’Fox appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Camooweal, Queensland

10,000 Birds

When we had our camping/birding trip earlier this year we entered Queensland from the Northern Territory at the border near the small outback town of Camooweal.

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How to Let Go & Move on Like a Buddha.

Elephant Journal

When these life-altering things hit, it sure doesn’t feel easy to begin again. What often happens is we believe that in order to move on or move forward, we must release the old entirely. This is untrue. I will say it again there will be things that stick with us for our entire lives, and they are meant to.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2017)

10,000 Birds

Weekends are fun. Long weekends are more fun. No need to complicate something so simple. I’n thrilled to finally have made it to the High Line in NYC, a triumph of design in the public space that was well worth the wait. Plus, I saw a Common Yellowthroat there.

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Healthy Vegan Breakfast ideas to Start the Day off Right.

Elephant Journal

As someone who has been living a vegan lifestyle for seven-and-a-half years, I find that people don't really know what sorts of foods vegans eat. Animal Rights Blog Food Health & Wellness breakfast ideas healthy lifestyle morning routine start the day off right vegan vegan breakfast what do vegans eat

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This Melancholy Version of A-ha’s “Take On Me” is my New Autumn Soundtrack.

Elephant Journal

I started listening to this and the world around me stopped for a moment. Arts Non New-Agey Spirituality a-ha being present music music video present moment quotes take on me

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Women: Casual Sex is Not what We were Built to Do.

Elephant Journal

My gynecologist stares back at me. She can tell I'm hiding something. Here I am for the second time in a month, the bottom half of me is exposed, and I'm about to start my fifth round of treatment for a reoccurring yeast infection. I never get yeast infections. Equal Rights Love Sexy casual sex dating dopamine honoring our sexuality hooking up Oxytocin sex women's bodies

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