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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?

Dementia takes us Piece by Piece, but this is the Last Piece to Go.

Elephant Journal

Imagine visiting her, opening the refrigerator (when she still lived in her own home) and finding packets and packets of shredded cheese, some green with mold. You wonder what she's thinking—is she expecting a looming great cheese shortage? Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness alzheimers dementia family grandparents loss mental health mourning parents

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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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Saved by Sand Dunes

Nature Conservancy - Science

On the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a return to the Jersey Shore towns saved by sand dunes. Climate Change From the Field Ideas Ecosystem Services Nature + People Nature-based Solutions Resilience Valuing Nature

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.

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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.

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.

2017 20

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

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.

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

2017 17

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.

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.

New Holland Brewing: The Poet

10,000 Birds

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

The Science behind “Coffee Naps”: Why the Combination is More Effective than Either on its Own.

Elephant Journal

Coffee and naps are two of my favorite things, and they actually work better together?! freaking. cool. *OR* OR* Must convince my boss to make this part of our workday. Food Health & Wellness adenosine caffeine nap coffee nap improve productivity perfect nap

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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.

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

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.

Not all Activists carry Clipboards.

Elephant Journal

You might be a reluctant activist if…. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Activism activist jimmy kimmel politics social media

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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

Why Is Recycling Important?


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.

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.

What it Means to Pray without Religion. 

Elephant Journal

The other day I was thinking about prayer and what it truly means when we say, "I’ll pray for you." Or when we experience a challenge and ask someone to keep us in. Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today affirmation collective unconscious energy god heart neurons prayer religion science and energy thoughts vibration

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.

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

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?

Can we have an Honest Conversation about Kids’ Sports?

Elephant Journal

Research shows the number of kids playing team sports is decreasing. Some blame the parent-driven focus on elite (i.e., brag-worthy) travel clubs for those as. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today baseball Basketball family football For Children kids kids sports mental health soccer sports youth sports

New Book Inspires Kids Worried about Climate Change to Positive Action


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.

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.

7 Keys I’ve Used to Unlock Genuine Happiness.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes we need guideposts that point us in the right direction. Sometimes those signs are lit softly by beautiful street lamps that coax us in a par. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today confidence desire emotions happiness mindfulness self-care self-growth self-help working with emotions

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.

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


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.