2019

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!

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?

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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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Japan!

Indigenize

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

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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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The Holidays Are a Great Time To Talk About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four essential things you can tell your family about climate change. Climate Change Climate

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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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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

2019 139

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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Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

10,000 Birds

Not all birds are created equal. The Resplendent Quetzal boasts a tail so long that people travel the world to admire it. The Sword-billed Hummingbird puts its less endowed kin to shame. Penguins are, obviously, penguins, which makes them awesome.

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10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags

Greentumble

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].

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

Environmental Economics

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The hidden cost of your 2019 choccie-filled advent calendar

Green (Living) Review

Here's why your Christmas countdown is a single-use plastic nightmare In the next few days, millions of children – and quite a few adults – will open the first window on their advent calendars without a second thought of the mountain of waste to which they're contributing.

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I Adopted a HeroRat

Indigenize

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.

2019 136

Birding Taman Negara, or the dubious joys of rainforest birding

10,000 Birds

Michael Herr (and other people before him) once stated that “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” When replacing “terror” with “excitement”, this sounds a lot like birding in tropical rainforests to me.

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What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Cities & Biodiversity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Scientists don't know much about how human cities affect other species. Ideas TNC Science Urban Conservation

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Horrible Vintage Foods And Why People Cooked Them

Green Prophet

The congealed concoction pictured above is actually one of the least repugnant dishes that Americans were so enamored of in the 1950s and 60s, and even into the 1970s. There it is, an elaborately layered composite of garden vegetables safely encased in a nice, neat covering of gelatin.

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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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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. These reports (called “ Banking on Nature “) are relevant to birders because they are among the few comprehensive analyses that relate to the economic impact of birders on national wildlife refuges, which are among the more popular birding locations.

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters

10,000 Birds

Yellow-faced Honeyeaters – Calygavis chrysops are found in the eastern and south eastern parts of Australia. They are not present in Western Australia or the Northern Territory, so not a bird species that we get to observe very often.

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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. Since that time, parts of the Nisqually estuary have been restored by removing dikes and reconnecting it with Puget Sound. In addition to the estuary, the refuge also contains the Nisqually River, creeks, freshwater ponds, wetlands, as well as riparian and forested areas.

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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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Nature is hiring an environmental economics editor

Environmental Economics

I'm looking forward to hearing who gets hired for this job: Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint an editor specializing in Environmental/Energy Economics to further our aim to publish the world’s best original research linking social sciences – including economics – to the physical and biological processes important to society.

2019 122

Belu becomes first UK water company to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

GREENWASH ALERT The 100% recycled material used by the British water brand generates 75% less carbon emissions than aluminium and is easily recycled unlike a carton.

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Yellow Stripey Stingy Things

Indigenize

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

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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. Some stop right in front of our place in the urbanized intermontane valley where the majority of Costa Ricans reside. The bulk of birds, though, move along the coast and through the northern lowlands.

How to Use Social Media Without Harming Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

How can nature lovers use social media responsibly? From the Field Nature Tech Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist

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Birds of Visselhövede in Winter

10,000 Birds

This sounds like an exciting topic for a blog post, right? Birds of a specific place with an unpronounceable name that you have never heard of? Well, this post is more specific than that – it is about the birds of Fliederweg 7, 27374 Visselhövede, Germany.

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Blue Earth

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Bird Counts and Cold Fronts in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It doesn’t get cold in Costa Rica. At least that’s how I see it but then again, since I grew up in a place that goes Arctic for a few months of each year, my personal position on “cold” might not coincide with the one held by folks in the tropical zone.

The Fridge: Reducing Food Waste in the Community

Green Prophet

There’s a refrigerator standing on a Tel Aviv sidewalk. It’s not an empty fridge waiting to be hauled away to a dump; it’s full of food. There might be a box full of tomatoes, eggplants and bell peppers starting to go soft. You could cook a good pasta primavera from that. But you need the pasta.

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The Final Days of the Danube backwaters in Belgrade: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is coming to Serbia

10,000 Birds

In mid-December, I was birding along the Beljarica levee (Beh-LYAH-ritza), my local patch north of Belgrade, when something other than birds attracted my attention: three wild boars , appearing all black because they had just swam through the swamp to reach the bottom of the levee.

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Finding a Country First: Pectoral Sandpiper in Uganda

10,000 Birds

After our two-week-long familiarity trip across Uganda, we ten visiting birders were tired.

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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. This survey, in the format of an “economic beauty contest,” as described by economist John Maynard Keynes, is open to all American adults during the first full week of September.

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London College of Garden Design to sponsor new design series for leading podcast

Green (Living) Review

Supporting podcasts are an integral part of our marketing strategy now.

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Aoi Matsuri parade

Indigenize

We arrived in Kyoto just in time for the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock) festival, which happens May 15 every year in Kyoto. According to The Mainisti, a Japanese paper in English language, “the festival originated in the era of Emperor Kinmei more than 1,400 years ago, when people prayed for no damage from rainstorms and good […]. Spiritual Ecopsychology

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Birding Fraser`s Hill

10,000 Birds

Birding Fraser`s Hil. Fraser`s Hill in peninsular Malaysia is another one of these almost legendary birding locations in Southeast Asia.

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