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An Absolute Beginner in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

I have just returned from Costa Rica, the country about which I knew very little, despite it coming under my radar all the way back in 1999 when the “Africa – Birds & Birding” magazine published some of John Graham’s experiences from his visit in 1993.

Industry and industrial production in the new age

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am going to play the Devil's Advocate here and will say that industry and industrial production will not, as it is being claimed, go over to total robotic production but will, in fact, cease and that in the not so distant future.

Tweet of the day: Why everyone (including @realDonaldTrump) needs to understand statistics 101

Environmental Economics

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Conservancy Talk

Out west, fires have names. The first fire we worked was called the ‘Burnt Fire,’” recalled Caleb Grantham, a restoration specialist for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois who recently helped fight fires burning at Wind Cave National Park, Custer National Forest, and on other federal lands. “We

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eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

10,000 Birds

Birders derive “value” from birding. But does the value of a particular trip come from the number of birds seen, viewing a particular species, seeing an endangered species, catching a glimpse of a rarity, adding a lifer, or something else? How much do birders value a birding experience?

Pavements and cycle paths are critical infrastructure, not frills

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the USA this does not seem to be understood by local, state, and federal government and the only thing that seem to count in their eyes are provisions for the motor car. But things are not much better in Britain, for instance.

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What is contingent valuation?

Environmental Economics

Hey fisheries/econ people, is contingent valuation really on the way out? What's replacing it? Michael C. Russell (@ProfRussellCIE) October 20, 2017. I'd be interested how @johnwhitehead81 and @tim_env_econ would answer this question. Ngaio Hotte (@nhotte) October 21, 2017.

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2017 Bird Images

10,000 Birds

For the last several years, I have produced a small run of calendars for my fiends and family. The best 12 images of the previous year.

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Fact: Rainn Wilson is right and we’ve all got veganism wrong

Eccorazzi

The rules of veganism have been updated and Rainn Wilson is here to help us all get familiar with them. The star best known for playing Dwight on The Office took to Instagram to inform his 839,000 followers of exactly what it means to go vegan and why you should do it.

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4 Ways Technology Can Amplify Your Employer Brand

Environmental Economics

A job is a job is a job. When I search for Director of Content jobs in Denver, I see at least 75 results in the Google Jobs widget alone. The title doesn't pique my interest (I have it currently). The list of responsibilities is a given (I do them now). The bullets of requirements are expected (I've seen them before). I'm not impressed or intrigued enough to change jobs. All these jobs look exactly the same. What I'd be looking for is to change companies. Industries. Countries. Cities. Brands.

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To Impact Globally, Think Locally

Conservancy Talk

As I leave CityLab Paris , I take with me a week full of new ideas. The conference, hosted by The Atlantic , The Aspen Institute , and Bloomberg Philanthropies , brought together mayors, urban experts and business leaders from around the world.

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Pink-headed Duck: The Search is On!

10,000 Birds

About four years ago I first wrote about the Pink-headed Duck , a charming species related to the pochards (although how, exactly, is up for grabs, like so much duck taxonomy.) Maybe they’re extinct. Maybe they’re not.

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10 Great Science Hashtag Games You Can Play

Nature Conservancy - Science

Twitter houses a lively community of scientists and science communicators who have invented fun ways to engage with the science-curious public. Wildlife Birds Fish Mammals Science Communication

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Daily Demand and Supply: Finding another point on the demand curve for National Parks

Environmental Economics

Law of demand (for National Park visits):  When prices rise, the number of visitors to National Parks will fall.      We'll see : The National Park Service proposes more than doubling the entrance fees at 17 popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, to help pay for infrastructure improvements.

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The Commonly Ignored Problem with Good vs. Evil.

Elephant Journal

Both of these ideas are so unbelievably wrong, and the results of committing to these false ideals have spoken for themselves. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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New Holland Brewing: The Poet

10,000 Birds

This isn’t the Hallowe’en beer review I expected to write.

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Why Is Recycling Important?

Greentumble

Recycling is more important today than ever before. The amount of waste produced worldwide is estimated to triple by 2025, from 0.68 billion tons per year [1]. The largest producers of waste are, in general, developed countries.

Correlation vs Causation Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

I was an assistant professor at East Carolina University from 1995-2000.    I have been on the faculty at Ohio State since 2000.    In 2017, they are the #2 and #4 party schools in the country.    Coincidence

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Powerful Quotes by Women of Color to Inspire our Daily Living.

Elephant Journal

As a woman of color, I didn't have the pleasure of reading literature by other women of color until much later in life. When I did begin digging deep into the cultural gems that have been largely present yet unseen, I felt a spark in my soul ignite.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2017?

10,000 Birds

We’re entering the most frightful weekend of the calendar year, and I’m not referring to the debut of the new season of Stranger Things. Halloween draws near, which casts a ghastly pallor over the next several days.

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New Book Inspires Kids Worried about Climate Change to Positive Action

Greentumble

Super-storms, species decline, food shortages, melting ice-caps, rising seas… concepts that used to be the domain of disaster movies, are now daily news staples. For many adults, the overwhelming nature of climate change issue can have a debilitating affect, leaving us feeling helpless and powerless.

Update from the CityLab Summit in Paris

Conservancy Talk

October 23, 2017, Paris CityLab Paris is underway, bringing together leaders from around the world to celebrate the urban experience and address the most pressing issues our cities are facing.

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The Question asked by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Elephant Journal

The film puts forth one of the most essential questions of the human experience: is love worth the trouble? Is it worthwhile to fall madly in love with someone when there is always the possibility (perhaps even the certainty) that it could end in profound heartache? Is Cupid’s arrow worth the sting?

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The calm after the storm

10,000 Birds

Hurricane Nate looked set to disrupt my first visit to Louisiana. Reports predicted that we would make landfall in New Orleans at around the same time.

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How to be an effective teacher?

The Green Changemakers

Notes from the inspiring book by Harry Wong and Rosemary Wong. The successful teacher must know and practice the three characteristics of an effective teacher. The three characteristics of an effective teacher An effective teacher… Has positive expectations for student success.

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Biogenic Energy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Forest biomass is not carbon-neutral in a meaningful time frame. Energy Forest Carbon Forests Sustainability

9 Spooky Tunes to get you in the Mood for a little Lunacy.

Elephant Journal

Can you feel your palms getting a bit sweaty? Maybe your heart is starting to race. If getting a little spooked brings a smile to your face then, you just might enjoy these creepy tunes. Go ahead.indulge your inner lunatic.

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Birding Lake Junaluska

10,000 Birds

Lake Junaluska is surrounded by mountains, beautifully situated in scenic Western North Carolina, near the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainability has often been defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The word “sustainability” shares the root of the word “sustenance”, which refers to the maintaining of someone or something in life or existence.

Here Are 7 Ways Make Your Last Minute Halloween Scramble One for Good

Green Living Ideas

Tips from TerraCycle to make your Halloween super sustainable (and still totally fun)! The post Here Are 7 Ways Make Your Last Minute Halloween Scramble One for Good appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects crafts diy Halloween holiday craft Holidays recycle upcycle

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Waylon with yoga teacher Nikki Myers on how to work with Addiction.

Elephant Journal

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2017)

10,000 Birds

Fall migration in many parts of the world has reached or passed its peak. We as birders know well that there is always more to see, but we still don’t want to miss the most exciting moments. What kind of excitement did you encounter this weekend?

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White-necked Heron

10,000 Birds

The White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica is a very large heron that inhabits wetlands around Australia and is aptly named with its distinctive white neck. The only similarly looking heron is the Pied Heron , but that species stands at only 43-48cm instead of 75-100cm.

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Want Great Sex? Be Kind.

Elephant Journal

Kindness is the portal to self-compassion, the process of greeting ourselves with acceptance and understanding, which is necessary for experiencing e. Blog Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today compassion Dalai Lama dating kindness love marriage sex

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We Need you to Listen, but We also Need you to Speak Up.

Elephant Journal

Rose McGowan became our latest “Joan of Arc” by speaking up about Harvey Weinstein and was even silenced on Twitter. A flood of women took to Twitter to. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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5 Tips for Healthy Hormones on a Vegan Diet.

Elephant Journal

What started out as only eating the bun without the hamburger patty at family BBQs, to just skipping the meat at family meals, resulted in malnutrition. So much so, that I started eating meat again because I thought that was the only way.

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The Best Crystals (woo!) to support Self-Care for Mamas.

Elephant Journal

However, as moms, we need a different level of self-care and support and crystals can be our allies in our motherhood journey. Knowing which can specifically support you can be helpful in knowing where to begin.

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