Sat.Aug 08, 2020 - Fri.Aug 14, 2020

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

10,000 Birds

What I truly hate about the pandemic is that it mentally puts me back into the 1990s in the Balkans. Tensions, failing economy, depression and that feeling of living day by day (under the rule of a local dictator, or, to be politically correct – but why? – “autocrat”), afraid of what the autumn brings and not being able to make plans for a longer period.

2020 162

Ancient Roman Facial Cream Found In London Excavation

Green Prophet

It was touching to see a picture of the finger imprints in the pot – fingers that scooped facial cream out of it 2000 years ago. You wonder, was the owner a wealthy woman with servants to dress her, and fix her hair? Maybe a high-class prostitute? Or just a woman of the middle classes who’d splurged on a fancy cream for once? . The pot weathered two millennia with hardly any damage, an incredible find. It was made of tin, considered a precious metal at the time.

2020 88

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Root Pouch – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I encountered Root Pouch for the first time at the Garden Press Event 2020 in the beginning of March that year and it immediately, for me, ticked a number of boxes in the green department. Root Pouch distributed by Ikon International and they are fabric planting containers made from recycled water bottles and available from all good garden centers and also from Amazon.

2020 111

50 Fish, 50 States: Silver Creek Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

The legendarily difficult trout stream is not always so difficult. Fish & Fisheries 50 Fish 50 States Fish

2020 63

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2020)

10,000 Birds

Sliding into mid-August in New York feels like the easing into a Jacuzzi: the heat may be intense to start, but the good times are just getting started. Many of the most infrequent shorebird visitors to the greater Rochester area prefer to hide out on an island in the mouth of Braddock Bay.

2020 130

The Al Baydha Project: How Regenerative Agriculture Revived Green Life In A Saudi Arabian Desert

Green Prophet

From desert to a thriving, green land. It’s nothing short of a miracle, you might say. But this miracle was born of hard work, and a vision. Al Baydha is an area in western Saudi Arabia, about 20 miles south of Mecca. It comprises nine villages inside of roughly 700 kilometers, and its inhabitants are Beduin tribes, who in centennial nomadic tradition, used to move across the land with the rainfall.

2020 84

Wood in the kitchen

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wooden implement are better on pots and pans and not just those Teflon or similarly coated ones. In all honesty you should avoid such so-called non-stick ones anyway. Metal implements should, ideally, never be used in pots and pans, even in stainless steel ones.

2020 111

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Not just for the birds

10,000 Birds

If you read my last post, you will know that my last three weekly outings were not overly productive, as far as birds are concerned. I blame, in chronological order, an unexpectedly dry lake, an unexplained lack of avian activity, and lots of drizzle. But any birder can tell you that a bad day birding is better than a good day almost anywhere else. For me, that has a lot to do with all the beautiful places I get to be, while looking for birds.

2020 121

Yemen’s floating bomb in conflict zone could detonate an Exxon Valdez any minute

Green Prophet

The FSO Safer from above. It looks peaceful but it’s a floating time bomb and when it explodes or leaks could be worse than the Exxon Valdez. It is locked inside a conflict zone. Yemen needs international help. Image via Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS) @detoxconflict.

2020 65

Finding friendly and clean self-storage solutions in San Diego, CA

Eco Chic

Are you considering a move to sunny San Diego, CA? Perhaps you’ve already relocated to “America’s Finest City” and are seeing a solution to storing some of your belongings as you settle into life in your new home. Finding quality storage units in San Diego is a good step for saving you time, energy and money. Store your stuff while you relocate and settle into your new life in this wonderful city.

The Importance of Comfort When Working Out

Eco Friendly Daily

Remember those workout videos from the 1980s where the exercise instructor always told you to “feel the burn”? While it’s important to exert yourself during exercise, it’s even more essential to stay within certain limits during physical activity. Not doing so can have serious consequences for your health and well-being.

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A Birder Attends a (Virtual) Ornithology Conference

10,000 Birds

The North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC) is held every four years. It seems that pretty much everyone who is anyone in ornithology in the Western Hemisphere attends, making NAOC is one of the largest ornithological conferences in the world. I had already joined the American Ornithological Society (AOS) because I thought it would be a good source for topics for articles and posts on 10000 Birds, so I received the email announcement and follow-ups for “NAOC 2020.”

2020 117

Boat-in theatre makes waves in Tel Aviv, not all welcome

Green Prophet

Tel Aviv is creating new solutions for missing culture in the city like the “boat in theatre” instead of addressing the centers and culture that exists. Perfect for Muskoka or Tahoe in the summer: the city of Tel Aviv has started a boat-in theatre this summer. Those with boats or dinghies can sail in within safe distance to other boaters to enjoy movies on the boat lake of Tel Aviv.

2020 63

A Red-capped Plover nest

10,000 Birds

Although I have introduced you to the Red-capped Plover in the past I thought I should show you a nest that we found recently. The Red-capped Plovers along the coast near Broome tend to nest on the sand above the high tide mark. They can also be found inland at the ephemeral lakes and can breed throughout the year if the conditions are right. Just as the Pied Oystercatchers sometimes nest on the sand and sometimes nest on rocky outcrops we have found the same to apply to Red-capped Plovers.

2020 116

Maraya the biggest mirrored building in the world

Green Prophet

Maraya, a multi-purpose concert and entertainment venue in AlUla, North West Saudi Arabia, has been named a winner in one of the world’s biggest architecture awards. AlUla is a destination of global significance with 200,000 years of human history and culture at the crossroads of ancient civilisations.

2020 61

This eco hotel in Jordan is ideal for desert escapism

Green Prophet

Looking for Covid escapism? There is a wonderful place to explore in Jordan in the region of Wadi Feynan. Getting there: Wadi Feynan is located about 200 miles southwest of Amman and represents one of the regional centers of the ancient metallurgy in the Middle East. The industrial-scale copper production started in the Early Bronze Age and continued during the Roman-Byzantine Period while the final exploitation of copper occurred in Mamluk Period.

2020 52

If there is lead in Parisian honey, imagine what’s polluting Beirut?

Green Prophet

Urban bees carry pollution with them back to the hive. Researchers then test to see what’s inside. Honey in Paris now contains lead after the massive Notre Dame fire. Years after the Notre Dame fire in Paris Parisians are still feeling the health effects whether they know it or not. According to a recent study reported in the Smithsonian local urban honeybees in Paris were collecting pollen with unhealthy amounts of lead in it.

2020 51

How To Set Up Your Small Business With Sustainability In Mind

Green Prophet

Covid makes us all push for staycations. How about a week in a #vanlife AirBnb? If you are starting a small business in the green sphere, sustainability needs to be part of your very ethos. You cannot afford to be wasteful in setting up your business. Wastefulness will diminish what you are trying to achieve as well as tarnishing your brand. Fortunately, over the past couple of decades, we have learned a lot about sustainability when it comes to small business.

2020 49

Develop self-healing therapy skills at home this summer, with the environment in mind

Green Prophet

Forest bathing is a kind of therapy called for in some cultures like Japan. When I was a kid in suburbia having a therapist meant you had real problems — problems like depression that could not be solved through gardening, a 30-minute job, or date night. A therapist 30 years ago in suburbia meant you were destined to suffer emotional trauma and anxiety for many years and be lucky if you ever came out of it. .

2020 40

How to Downsize Your House or Apartment

Eco Friendly Daily

While there are many reasons to downsize from your house or apartment into a smaller space (perhaps to build your dream eco-home ), there can be challenges. A smaller space with fewer rooms and less storage forces you to reconsider every piece of furniture, decor piece, and possession you own. Whatever your reason for downsizing, there are tons of additional benefits that come from the necessary cleaning out and the decluttering that will take place.

2020 40

You Don’t Need to Be a Size 6

Eco Friendly Daily

The influence of television, movies, and high-fashion magazines leads young girls to believe that they must maintain at least a size 6. If they are any larger, they feel inferior to other females. Truth be told, most of the population is not a size 6 and never will be. Accepting who you are and promoting healthy values is what’s important. Dress to Impress — You. You should never wear clothing that’s restrictive or uncomfortable simply to impress others. How you feel is what matters.

2020 40

Natural Ways to and Unwind 

Eco Friendly Daily

There are times when life can become overwhelming and drain all the energy from your body, leaving you tired and unproductive. Thankfully, there are several natural ways to relax, unwind, and restore energy. Music Soothes the Soul. When you were young and a song you loved came on the radio you instantly moved to the beat and forgot all about your troubles. Even today, a bit older, those same songs trigger positive emotions, helping to uplift your spirits and calm your mind. .

2020 40

How Sustainability Has Become Mainstream

Eco Friendly Daily

Sustainability has become mainstream because you can see it everywhere around the world. Companies and individuals are turning to sustainability as a sales pitch, and sustainability can be used to make companies profitable, eco-friendly, and safe. You can add sustainable products to your property, use new products that are better for the environment, and reduce your carbon footprint. You Can Make Your Property More Sustainable. You can add sustainable items to your property.

2020 40

Home Improvement Projects with a Potential Payoff

Eco Friendly Daily

Most people know that home values will increase over time. But what a lot of people don’t know is that they can help raise their home value with a little time, sweat, and money. The key is to think long term. This means that you don’t need to finish all these projects in one year. You can space them out over several years, which is a lot easier on your wallet. An excellent place to start is to prioritize the most important projects you want to finish first. .

2020 40

Learning to Cope With Depression

Eco Friendly Daily

In recent times, the environment has been anything but uplifting. The lockdown, which was expected to last for a couple of weeks, is now nearing the five-month mark in some states. People are trying to restore some type of normalcy to their lives. It can present a big challenge for those who already live with an abundance of stress and anxiety. . The After Effects of the Lockdown.

2020 40

A Couple’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Living

Eco Friendly Daily

Living an eco-friendly life as a couple will strengthen your relationship and protect the planet at the same time. When two people share a household, they can encourage each other to live a responsible life that supports the environment. There is nothing more beautiful than a loving couple, in which both partners help each other to be a better version of themselves. Sharing a household also means more opportunity to cut down on unnecessary environmental burdens.

2020 40

Tips for First Time Budgeters

Eco Friendly Daily

If you’ve ever read any sort of financial advice, you’ll already be aware that there’s one uncomplicated rule to the whole shebang – you have to have a budget. This will serve as a sort of roadmap for your money and put it to work for you. Getting started might seem a bit complicated, but it isn’t. Read on for tips that will keep you on track. Dive Into Current Habits. Before creating a realistic budget, you need to know a bit more about how you currently spend.

2020 40

The Evolution Of Shopping Malls In America

Eco Friendly Daily

Many things happened in 1956. Dwight D. Eisenhower was President Of The United States. Elvis Presley got into the United States Music Charts for the first time with his hit, “Heartbreak Hotel,” In September, he made television history on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” ” Play-Doh was sold in Cincinnati, under a different name, as a cleaner for wallpaper. Someone noticed that children were playing with it, and its advertisement changed.

2020 40

How to Start a Sustainable Business in Southern California

Eco Friendly Daily

In recent years, business sustainability has come up ; however, it remains a new term for some individuals. Numerous organizations are discovering approaches to lower their environmental effect by using resources more effectively. A sustainable business point of view considers not only the benefits and returns on investment but also how the business activities influence the earth’s natural resources and people in the future.

2020 40

Do You Need a Change of Scene? 

Eco Friendly Daily

While most people enjoy a steady, predictable life, a few like a change of scene at regular intervals. Perhaps, you’re someone who loves a change of scene because it refreshes your mind. . Still, it’s difficult to stimulate your senses if you find yourself stuck in one place for a long time. Instead of variety, you see the same people, do the same things, and visit the same places. . Is there a way to enjoy a wider range of experiences without completely disrupting your life? .

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