The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

10,000 Birds

Every few years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. The most recent effort was released in June 2019.

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Shinrin-yoku research trip begins! Spiritual Ecopsychology Adventures animism dreams earth-based spirituality Japan nature travel trees

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Graphic of the Day: I'm just going to leave this here while I wipe my tears.

Environmental Economics

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Ivy in the woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A great many of – often rather uneducated – people believe that ivy, climbing up trees harms the trees and strangles them but this is not the case.

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Blue Earth

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Choose One / Lose One Spring Challenge!

The Green Samaritan

Time for a Spring Choose One / Lose One Challenge to encourage kinder, more earth-friendly habits. This is all about losing the disposable and moving toward reusable. Start with anything – See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

| Simple, Sophisticated Luxury | Bali is a paradise beyond my wildest dreams: lush, dense jungle; picturesque rice paddies; tropical beaches with world-class snorkeling among coral reefs, outdoor adventure activities, ancient temples, traditional arts, delicious dining options, endless varieties of yoga and meditation classes and retreats, and countless mystical shamans and energy healers. Truly, Bali […].

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10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. our purchased goods when we go shopping. They are a part of our modern lives, and we don’t tend to think much about them. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world [1].

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

Green Prophet

A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy. The government of the United Kingdom has announced their new energy policy, which is called Smart Export Guarantee.

Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

10,000 Birds

Most of the estuaries of Puget Sound in Washington State have been developed, but one of the few that remain is the Nisqually River Delta, which was protected as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974.

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Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

EBird! It’s part of modern birding. In some parts of the world, it seems like most birders use it, myself included and why not? Make a bird list for anywhere, anytime and on a hand held device! Don’t have a connection? No problem!

Yellow Stripey Stingy Things


Here's a useful guide to all wasp-like beings. All My Relations Spiritual Ecopsychology bees field guide nature wasps

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Nature is hiring an environmental economics editor

Environmental Economics

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Reuse and Repair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Half a century ago, we were a thriving culture of reuse and repair. What happened? What happened? Simple.

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Predictions for the Roaring 20?s

Blue Earth

I have found 1-year technology predictions to be almost laughable in terms of big-picture advances. Now that I’ve had a chance to be on the board of a public technology company and have seen first hand how long it takes to develop microchips, I can say almost everything that will happen in the next 10 years is already being worked on and thought about today. It’s one thing to make an academic discovery, and quite another to bring something to the mass market.

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Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

10,000 Birds

The first shot of Birders is of a helicopter. It’s an official-looking helicopter, photographed flying in the air at eye level, as if we’re next to it. Then, a long shot looking down of the Rio Grande delta, green and brown, but mostly green, bisected by a continuing, curving brown line.

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The First Bird Tracking Station Is Up and Running in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Bird migration! In October, it’s what’s happening in Costa Rica. Our big month of bird movements in Costa Rica, the 10th month of the year, is when most of the swallows, Scarlet Tanagers , thrushes, and other species on the South American express push through.

Hellbenders Need You to Stop Messing With Their Bedrooms

Nature Conservancy - Science

That streamside rock cairn you posted on Instagram? It’s killing ancient salamanders. From the Field Wildlife Conservation Science Herps

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Monoculture Farming


Farming is one of our oldest. occupations. The success rate of being able to cultivate nutritious food has always affected our quality of life.

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3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

Green Prophet

Greta is not going to be happy. Three stark reports on the rising carbon emissions and impacts on global temperatures have been released in the last week.

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All I Want for Christmas is a Curlew Sandpiper

10,000 Birds

Faraaz Abdool is a freelance conservation and wildlife photographer and writer who specializes in birds and the issues they face worldwide.

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Costa Rica Tops 700 Species on Global Big Day, October 19

10,000 Birds

Global Big Day (GBD). This biggest day of eBirding kicked off in earnest a few years ago. The idea was to see how many birds could be collectively identified by folks anywhere and everywhere. Go birding, eBird the results and see what happens!

Aoi Matsuri parade


We arrived in Kyoto just in time for the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock) festival, which happens May 15 every year in Kyoto.

2019 153

Take the "What Are Things REALLY Worth?" survey!

Environmental Economics

I did and I'm only mildly traumatized (how in the world did this get past the IRB???): Stanford, CA —  How valuable are the things that money cannot buy? Dr. Tim Kane, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is running a week-long research survey to find out.

2019 158

Holidaymakers encouraged to save their lilos from landfill by turning them into designer bags

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Holidaymakers can see their unwanted lilos transformed into designer bags and pouches thanks to a holiday company that’s pledging to reduce the number of inflatables sent to landfill.

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Electrons vs. Molecules - Who’s Winning?

Blue Earth

Everywhere I turn electrons are making headway. Let’s compare the market value of two highly respected 21st Century founded companies, Facebook and Tesla. The ability to generate stockholder value falls clearly in the electron camp. Facebook, founded in 2004 has an Enterprise Value of $456B, while Tesla, founded in 2003 has an EV of $54B. Facebook, the company that primarily moves electrons around has an EV of 9x that of the metal-bender Tesla. Let’s look at a broader measure of this effect.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

10,000 Birds

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein is a writer, teacher, organizer, and birdwatcher who lives in upstate New York.

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

10,000 Birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed reintroducing California Condors in the Pacific Northwest. Although sometimes thought of a bird of the Southwest, the condor’s historical range reaches as far north as British Columbia.

Trees in the US Annually Prevent 1,200 Deaths During Heat Waves

Nature Conservancy - Science

High temperatures are often the greatest weather-related public health threat. Trees can help. Climate Change Climate Forests Health & Nature Natural Climate Solutions Urban Conservation

2019 113

Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

10,000 Birds

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes: it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered by Maria, a Category 4 storm that cut a devastating swath across the island. The human and economic consequences were dramatic, and continue to be felt.

Cannabis oil as CBD offers an elixir for life and pain relief

Green Prophet

Anyone who has ever had the unlucky experience of seeing a loved one suffer from pain knows and understands just how few tools are available to doctors for pain management. The best solutions, and. about the only ones that work for pain management in cancer patients are morphine based.

2019 101

“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

10,000 Birds

The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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What Was Your First Bird of 2020?

10,000 Birds

It’s 2020! What was your first bird of the year? Of the decade, even? Here’s hoping it was something good and it starts you off right on a whole year of wonderful birds! Happy New Year to you from the 10,000 Birds crew! The post What Was Your First Bird of 2020?

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I Adopted a HeroRat


In good Hobbit fashion and in gratitude for my life, I like to give something good away on my birthday. This year, I’ve adopted a “Hero Rat” through the organization Apopo.

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New working paper: "Willingness Toupee"

Environmental Economics

Willingness Toupee. David M. McEvoy, O. Ashton Morgan and John C, Whitehead. No 19-01, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University. Abstract: In this paper we tackle the hairy problem of male pattern baldness. We survey balding men and elicit their willingness to pay to move from their current sad situation to a more plentiful one. Then we comb-over the results. What’s the average willingness to pay to move from a glistening cue ball to a luscious mane?

2019 157

Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products, and we also have, quite seriously, to learn to differentiate between needs and wants. Often our wants masquerade as needs when they are not needs at all.

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Lightyear Leadership

Blue Earth

I am a new advisor to Lightyear Leadership and the company is transforming people and organizations with a growth mindset via the Lightyear Hub and consulting services. Organizations implementing Lightyear include Lululemon, Earls Restaurants, Stance and of course here at Longboard Capital. If you are ready to dig deep and do the work to create a future for yourself, your family and colleagues that would not have otherwise existed, check out www.lightyear.co

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