Sat.Apr 16, 2016 - Fri.Apr 22, 2016

10 Ways to Appreciate Earth Day Any and Every Day!

The Green Samaritan

Happy Earth Day today, April 22! With these ideas you can appreciate, celebrate and honor this day…any day and every day. Spend a few minutes outside to decompress by taking three. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

Save the Junin Grebe for the Price of Your Morning Coffee

10,000 Birds

I love a coffee in the morning. I live in Wellington, a city with more coffee shops and restaurants per capita than any other city in the world. But I won’t be having my usual coffee, (flat white, large, no sugar, thanks) tomorrow. I’ll be tipping my cash to a worthwhile project in Peru, and I hope you will too. You see, it isn’t the easiest thing in the world being a flightless grebe.

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Seven out of ten parents with young children worried about cuts to parks

Green (Living) Review

The Parks Alliance (TPA), the UK’s voice of parks, on April 15, 2016, published ' The National Playground: growing the next generation ’ on the importance of parks to family life.

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How the Construction Industry Is Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

In the United States, 39% of total carbon emissions are due to buildings. In other words, over a third of carbon emissions in the U.S. stem from the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings – everything from homes to high-rise office towers. What if those emissions could be reduced just by using the right materials […]. green building green construction

I'm reviewing transcribed minutes to make sure I didn't say anything stupid

Environmental Economics

From the 2015 SAFMC SEP meeting

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Everglades Long-Legged Birds Feed Their Young To Alligators, Everything is Good.

10,000 Birds

You know the famous novel about rabbits , wherein among other things the traveling bunnies find themselves in a warren where everyone is well fed and happy, and that’s a problem. There is bird version of this in the Everglades. Apropos the Presidential election season, we note that in life the critical choice is not always the best among near bests, but the least worse among bad choices.

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Humble Brush, from Sweden with love

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I encountered Humble Brush for the first time ever on this years Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibition on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the ExCel center in London's Docklands.

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Enjoy it while it lasts?

Environmental Economics

In evaluating benefits and costs, preferences matter.    For the most part, people like milder weather.    That's why people move to Florida and Arizona during the winter (that and tax breaks, but let's stick with the weather for now). 

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Adorable Little Tomtits

10,000 Birds

Tomtits are not a species I have ever talked much about on this blog. This isn’t because I don’t like them, on the contrary, they rate as one of New Zealand’s cutest birds, and I’m a big fan of cute. No, it’s simply a case of not seeing them very often. This isn’t because they are particularly rare; I’ll see them fairly easily in suitable habitat. There just aren’t many around, say, Wellington, were I do most of my birding.

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Broken fence posts. no longer a problem

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thanks to one revolutionary product, repairing broken fence posts is no longer the labour-intensive, time-consuming job it used to be. Post Buddy, was created just over four years ago and is unlike anything else on the market.

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New dairy free milk is healthier and more sustainable than nut milks

Eccorazzi

There’s a new dairy free milk in town, and it’s gunning to replace your favourite nut milks. Fast Company reports that Ripple is a healthier, higher protein alternative to dairy or almond milk, with a smaller water and carbon footprint to boot. What’s it made out of, you’re wondering?

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More on user fees at national parks

Environmental Economics

Margaret Walls (emphasis added): The parks have been blessed, and cursed, with an overwhelming number of visitors in recent years—a record 307 million in 2015. After many years in which visitation stayed relatively constant, many parks have seen increases of 20 to 25 percent over the past 10 years. This growth in popularity has led to overcrowding, especially during the peak summer season.    The Park Service is making some gentle suggestions to travelers to alleviate the problems.

Help Us Welcome Tom Brown, Our Newest Beat Writer

10,000 Birds

We here at 10,000 Birds have exciting news for our readers. Starting this afternoon we have a new weekly Beat Writer, Tom Brown! Tom has contributed a couple of guest posts recently on the Gray Thrasher and a great story about stealing a hummingbird nest. With posts like those it was pretty clear that Tom needed to be a Beat Writer. He will post every Wednesday afternoon and his beat will be “Birding Mexico.” ” But who is Tom Brown?

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Search is on for Britain’s greenest youngsters

Green (Living) Review

Jon Snow meeting last year’s Young Green Britons – experts in Energy, Transport, Food and Nature.

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Vegan restaurant opening is so popular, police shut it down

Eccorazzi

You know people are hungry for vegan restaurants when…. The Local reports that the grand opening of Dandy Diner in the Neukölln neighbourhood in southeast Berlin got so popular, it was shut down by police.

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I missed the EPA's benefit-cost reanalysis of the mercury rule last week

Environmental Economics

The WSJ Weekly Review reminds me: EPA Defends Cost of 2015 Mercury Rules in Updated Analysis by: Amy Harder Apr 16, 2016 Click here to view the full article on WSJ.com. TOPICS:  Environmental Regulation. SUMMARY:  The Environmental Protection Agency issued an updated cost analysis, defending its issuance of the first-ever federal regulations requiring power plants to cut mercury emissions and other air pollutants.

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A Comparison of Birding in Costa Rica and Eilat, Israel

10,000 Birds

I have been back from Eilat, Israel for more than a week but still find myself dreaming about birding in the desert. As I scan for the Hoopoe Lark that I dipped, I wonder what else is being seen in the sparse wadi vegetation. I eagerly search for any movement and try to wish a crouching sandgrouse into existence. Then I wake up, eventually realize that I am back in Costa Rica, and find myself thinking about birding here and birding there.

Does an eco-village have to be in the countryside?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For the majority of people almost everywhere the village equates the countryside and thus they would believe that a village, also an eco-village, can only exist in the countryside.

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Towering Vegan Burger Goes From April Fool’s Joke to Bestseller

Eccorazzi

If you built it, they will come. Good Food reports that Sydney’s Soul Burger attempted to play an April Fool’s Joke, and instead struck vegan gold. The ‘Plantbased Disgrace’ burger, a combination of the restaurant’s entire vegan menu, was shared online in jest.

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The Property and Environment Research Center is great and all but.

Environmental Economics

Reed Watson: Today’s myth: As taxpaying citizens, we should not pay to visit our national parks. Fact: Our national parks are chronically underfunded and visitor fees provide critical, though currently insufficient, funding for park operations and maintenance. We Americans fancy ourselves a nation of conservationists. We claim ecologically sensitive and culturally significant places are worth protecting for future generations.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2016)

10,000 Birds

These seasons of transition make for exciting birding. Best of all, your birds next weekend may be even better than what this weekend offered. I was privileged to help my mother-in-law see her first Common Loon in its summer finery, but for me, the highlight amidst the myriad ducks and grebes was a new regiment of Ruddy Ducks in the waterfowl mix at Conesus Lake. Corey could have chosen any of several new birds for the year for him in New York for his Best Bird of the Weekend this weekend.

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Activists project Pac-Man animation onto API headquarters

Green (Living) Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the night of Wednesday, April 14, 2016, environmental activists taking part in the Democracy Spring mass nonviolent actions projected 16-story high images on the office fronts of D.C.’s s top pollution lobbyists. The visual protest aimed to spotlight exorbitant political spending against the environment. At around 9 p.m.,

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Domestic Animals and Us: What We Can Learn About Veganism From the Animals We Love

Eccorazzi

Guest Post by Dr Frances McCormack. We looked for signs of hope in the swell of her abdomen that came with each breath, in how bright her eyes appeared, in the level of interest she displayed at our presence, in every single gram of food she ate.

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A funny economist gets serious about carbon taxes on CNN.com

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman on carbon taxes on CNN.com : Yoram Bauman learned about the idea that would change his life, and the course of the world, as a nerdy undergraduate at Reed College. The economics professor's pitch was so simple he couldn't shake it.   We should make bad stuff more expensive. And, by doing that, make good stuff cheaper.   "I remember thinking that it was such an intellectually beautiful idea," he told me.   It is beautiful.

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Coral bleaching along Broome’s coast

10,000 Birds

Over the past week in Australia there has been a lot of talk in the media about coral bleaching and most of the conversation has been about the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia. The science currently believes that up to twenty five percent of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef could be lost to bleaching in the next forty years. In fact it is not just the eastern coast that is experiencing this phenomenon, but it it also now present along our own coastline here in Broome.

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Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016: winners announced

Green (Living) Review

The winners of the coveted Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016 were announced yesterday (Monday 18 April) at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show; which took place at ExCeL London. The awards, which celebrate the standout brands and products of the year, were hosted by Natural Products News ; in association with the Soil Association. The 2016 presenter was leading business woman and BBC Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.

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10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms. A decline in polar bears. You no doubt have heard about these and other effects of climate change. But a rapidly warming world means many other impacts, both large and small.

Privilege and the Hierarchy of Oppression within the Animal Rights Movement

Eccorazzi

Guest Essay By Benjamin MacEllen. There is little doubt that even in 2016 girls and women all over the world face a disproportionate amount of discrimination, of verbal and physical violence, and a lack of recognition in gender parity.

The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg

10,000 Birds

Perfect is a big word, and using it right in the title of your book invites close scrutiny. Tim Birkhead, a respected ornithologist with years of research under his belt, doesn’t quite achieve perfection with this book on the totality of that strange entity, the bird’s egg, but he makes a valiant effort of it and comes away with a very interesting book indeed.

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All She Ever Wanted to be was Someone’s First Choice.

Elephant Journal

It was painful not being good enough to be seen out dancing underneath the streetlights together or sharing a glass of wine as the sun dipped below the mountains.

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As Flood Risks Rise, Engineers, Ecologists and Economists Come Together

Nature Conservancy - Science

Valuing the Natural Defenses from Coral Reefs and Mangroves. I’m a conservation scientist and if you had told me four years ago that my team would have more engineers and economists than ecologists, I would have laughed.

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Growing and Printing Cows’ Milk is ridiculous

Eccorazzi

From the people who brought you stem cell burgers …. The American Council on Science and Health reports that milk grown from yeast and printed in 3D printers could be an option soon.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of April 2016?

10,000 Birds

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. At least that’s what the Byrds said, quoting liberally from other sources of course. But the sentiment is surprisingly apt considering that we are entering a season of birds. Yes, avian observation almost never takes a holiday, but early migration can be one of the most exciting times to be a birder. This is a time to bird, so get birding!

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Letting Go of a Perfect Love.

Elephant Journal

Maybe love is much more temporary than we'd like to admit. Maybe it's exactly not the place to hide.

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Double or Nothing? Our Climate Gamble

Nature Conservancy - Science

Imagine you’re in a high-stakes poker game, and … your cards suck. You are good at this game, so you think you can bluff your way to victory anyway, until you look at the striking player sitting across from you. She is stone-cold confident, and poised, and it’s suddenly clear. She doesn’t bluff.

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These vegan bathing suits are made from recycled carpet fibres

Eccorazzi

Want summer clothing that’s vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainably made? VegNews reports that Vaute Couture , the world’s first all-vegan fashion line, has just launched its first-ever catalogue of swimwear and summer apparel.

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Proposed Changes to the Duck Stamp Not Well Received

10,000 Birds

In 2015 a Federal Duck Stamp Task Force was convened under the auspices of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) consisting of seventeen individuals.

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