2018

Luxexcel adds 3D printed prescription lenses to Vuzix AR headsets

Environmental Economics

Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Luxexcel has teamed up with augmented reality (AR) headset and eyewear company Vuzix to produce a range of 3D printed prescription lenses. The prescription inserts are designed especially for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses, and will be launched at CES Las Vegas 2018. The development of smart ophthalmic lenses Unlike the standard […].

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Queens County Bird Club 2018 Big Sit Results

10,000 Birds

I had high hopes for the 5th Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit this past Saturday at Fort Tilden.

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Mom’s Magic Cobbler Recipe

Indigenize

My mom, Tilla Fields, was an amazing cook. In her early years, she served as camp cook on cattle branding outings in the northerly Great Basin Desert. Yep, with a horse-driven chuck wagon and dutch ovens dug into the ground and everything. With her skills, she could have become a professional chef, but was too […]. Arts Recipes cobbler free food fruit recipe summer Tilla Fields wildcrafting

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Huskup – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable and plastic free, Huskup brings takeaway coffee back down to earth Durable, biodegradable and entirely free from plastic, Huskup is tackling the UK’s disposable culture one flat white at a time with a brand new reusable coffee cup made from rice husks.

7 great Philippines eco-travel destinations

Green Traveler Guides

| Go Green or Don’t Go | With today’s ease of travel comes staggering environmental problems, particularly in the Earth’s underdeveloped but most beautiful destinations. Case in point: The Philippines.

Why You’re Seeing More Hawks at Your Birdfeeder

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hawks are reclaiming the city. A new study examines the factors most influencing this recolonization. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Wildlife Birds Conservation Science Urban Conservation

2018 114

Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment

Greentumble

Plastic bags cause many negative effects for. us and the environment. We use plastic bags out of convenience and ignorance of their seriously negative consequences. Plastic waste affects all types of biomes and organisms. .

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If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan

Eccorazzi

There was Cecil. There was Harambe. Today, it’s Sudan. Yes, Instagram stories everywhere were overflowing with devastation this afternoon as news broke that the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was euthanized.

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Pick Me Up Instead!

The Green Samaritan

It’s beach time and if you are one to take long strolls along the water, it’s highly likely you will encounter all kinds of trash littering even the most pristine and priciest of. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 141

Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Environmental Economics

  I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here.    I am an Associate Professor of economics at the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University.

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There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

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Rwanda Dreaming

10,000 Birds

The beginning of the northern summer is a good time (as any) to dream of some of the most biodiverse places on Earth. No, I am not talking of Brazil or Columbia, they are not just in the tropics but more importantly, they are officially huge.

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Happy Interdependence Day

Indigenize

“The great fallacy of the United States is that it was built on individuality. That’s the greatest lie ever was told, because it was not. It was built on community politics. People got out in the communities and helped each other; farmers lent each other horses and tractors, and built barns. America was a much […]. Cranky Rants The Wheel of the Year Betty Williams collective empire fourth of july Germany individual interdependence Nobel Paris climate agreement revolution Rome

2018 155

Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam, perpetrated by big business on the citizens and municipalities to make us all feel good about single use packaging. It won't save the planet.

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Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed. So, when our GTG team learned of a special 2018 Earth Day event promising to slow our pulse rates by connecting us directly with the land via a time-honored […]. All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku

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Should We Let Kids Eat Dirt?

Nature Conservancy - Science

What does the science say about kids, dirt and germs? From the Field Health & Nature

2018 114

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home. Nearly one third of people in the world depend directly on forests for their livelihoods [1].

The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

Green Prophet

On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking. initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors. with funders around the world.

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Climate change book reviews: do nothing, do a little, do a lot (or just drink beer?)

Environmental Economics

2018 176

A Slow Thought for Another Fast Year Ahead

The Green Samaritan

Another year is here and no sooner than holiday decorations are put away, signs of the next “pre-fab holiday” are right in our face. Let’s take a breath, be mindful and appreciate. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 141

15 Hummingbirds that Can Only Be Seen in or Near Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

A couple of the biggest of bird families are restricted to the Americas. Both can be found in nearly every available habitat, one is infamous for giving birders identification malaise, the other for putting on dazzling natural shows of grit and iridescence.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website.

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Here is my 13 minute video on how to conduct a revealed-stated preference travel cost method study

Environmental Economics

2018 173

Lessons from Omelas

Indigenize

I was sad to hear that writer Ursula K. LeGuin died last night. I got to meet her, once, at a conference of the Mythopoeic Society, and found her to be as stunningly present and wise in person as on the page. But that was just a mild fangirl moment: her influence on me […]. Adventures Tales & Blarney gratitude high school Joanne Burnett justice Omelas social change teachers Ursula LeGuin

2018 155

DIY gardening apron from an old pair of jeans

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron. Almost costs nothing and should give a long service, especially if sharp tools are put into the pockets in pocket protectors, made from old leather or plastic lotion bottles.

2018 152

How to Bird by Car

10,000 Birds

When for whatever reason you may no longer be much of a walker, that shouldn’t be a reason not to be a birder. A car is the obvious solution. When it’s sunny, you have the shade you want; when it’s cold, you can turn on the heating; when it’s windy, you can close the windward window.

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Bet You Can’t Name the World’s Fastest Mammal

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s not what you think. Hint: It’s related to Halloween. Wildlife Bats Weird Nature

2018 114

Biodegradable vs Compostable Plastic Bags: What’s the difference?

Greentumble

As we know the earth has a serious problem. with the huge amounts of plastic being used and produced. Each year the problem only gets worse.

NYC dance company commemorates Dance or Die hero

Green Prophet

We told the story to readers of Ahmad Joudeh over two years ago. We shared how, in the middle of the Syrian crisis, despite danger and dire straits, he continued to dance and teach dance to his young students.

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The 701 Long-eared Owl of Kikinda

10,000 Birds

Have you heard of a small town in Serbia graced by the presence of its 700 communally roosting Long-eared Owls ?

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Plastic Free July and Declare Your Independence!

The Green Samaritan

So as you are walking along the beach this 4th of July week, think about going a step further by joining the Plastic Free July challenge and pledging to give up a little bit or all of single use. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 135

Alaska Day: Birds and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

10,000 Birds

October 18 is a legal holiday in the 49th state. Alaska Day commemorates Alaska’s formal transfer from Russia to the United States in 1867. It is therefore appropriate for birders to pause and recognize significance of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). What is ANILCA?

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

I’m not a larophile*, but some of my favorite birders are. It’s hard to escape the mystic pull of wanting to excel at gull identification.

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This is going into my annual review

Environmental Economics

2018 163

KUMU POHAKU (PIEDRAS COMO MAESTROS)

Indigenize

KUMU POHAKU (PIEDRAS COMO MAESTRAS): DESPERTAR A LA DIMENSIÓN ESPIRITUAL DE LOS ECOSISTEMAS. La situación mundial exige con urgencia un cambio en la postura relacional hacia la tierra, desde el paradigma actual dominante de la propiedad hacia una postura más indígena de pertenencia, el reconocimiento de que los humanos están realmente en el cuerpo de la tierra viva y son solo una de sus partes amadas.

2018 126

Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now that China has closed its doors, from January 1, 2018, to (plastic) waste for recycling from Europe (and elsewhere) the countries of Europe are beginning to drown in (plastic) waste and many are now looking for other developing countries, such as Vietnam, to take this waste for recycling, Britain among them.

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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

One field guide, seven countries. It actually makes a lot of sense, the geographic features of the isthmus between North America (including Mexico, because Mexico is part of North America) and South America cut across political lines, as do birds.

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