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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Mom’s Magic Cobbler Recipe


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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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. We had persevered through four years at the top of Battery Harris Platform and could bring our experience to bear on the task of trying to record as many species as possible on a single day from that single spot. Not only that but the weather forecast, which called for winds out of the west-northwest and northwest all day long after days of south winds, was as perfect as we could have hoped for.

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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. We blame ourselves, or consumers are getting blamed, that's you and me, by government, for not recycling more plastics, and yet our efforts are like “hammering a nail to halt a falling skyscraper.” It is time we got to the root of the problem.

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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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Why I Needed You to Fight for Me.

The HR Capitalist

I was scared of being rejected. I was scared of being alone after you left the room. I was scared that no one else would find me lovable. . Blog Inspiring (Wow) Love feelings finding myself healing heartbreak hurt love love myself relationship self-care self-worth truth

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17 Unforgettable Lessons from 2017.

PR Daily

Creativity is our core. When we create, we become part of the creative system at the core of the universe—and we become one with it. I can’t explain the joy and pride I felt when I received the hard copy of my first published book, The Shift. The rewards of creative practice inspire me to stick to it with dedication. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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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

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Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment


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. . These consequences can be seen all over the world and are a multinational, worldwide issue that must be addressed. Plastic bags continually cause harm to natural environments from the beginning to the end of their life cycle. The energy intensive plastic bag production.

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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Happy Interdependence Day


“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

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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. When you compare the species richness not per country, but per square kilometre, that is when you get a more realistic picture, and then those tiny tropical countries rightfully stand out in the spotlights. Mongabay.com has done exactly that.

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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. That island nation cannot easily cope with its new-found popularity, and some of its most popular places are at risk of being destroyed forever. The […].

I found my Breath in an imperfect Cup of Tea.

The HR Capitalist

To sip our cup of tea in silence is to breathe. To smell the tea allows us to appreciate the process of how the tea is brought to us. Every sip is a chance to strip away all of the unnecessary noise and junk, and instead focus on what matters most to us. Whenever I enjoy a cup of tea, I enjoy that moment. Enlightened Society Food Health & Wellness Right Livelihood anxiety breathe Chado depression japanese tea ceremony meditation mindfulness self-care slow down tea

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How Clay Jugs Make Polluted Water Safe

Green Prophet

Cool, fresh drinking water. Westerners turn the faucet on and take it for granted that good water will flow out, but in many countries fresh water is a treasure, gained by hard work. In rural villages all over the globe, people – usually women and children – fill buckets and jerry cans from a communal faucet or from a natural source that may be over an hour’s walk away. But the water obtained may not be safe to drink.

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If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan


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. Formerly a prisoner of the Dver Kralove Zoo, Sudan lived to the age of 45 at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya having been acquired by them in 2009.

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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

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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

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


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]. Trees help regulate the climate, filter water through their root system, capture dust particles and pollutants from the air and stabilize soils against erosion.

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. My research on environmental economics is in solar geoengineering , health effects of air pollution and climate change , behavioral economics , and some other stuff.    I teach environmental economics at the undergraduate and PhD level.

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Lessons from Omelas


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

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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. It illustrates the bird richness per country. And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia? It divides countries into categories, where the next category has 200 more species.

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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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Krugman on renewables

Environmental Economics

I'm not sure I'm as optimistic as Krugman but the attempt to reduce the use of from renewable energy is likely a huge mistake (in terms of dynamic efficiency): Not that long ago, calls for a move to wind and solar power were widely perceived as impractical if not hippie-dippy silly.

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"An Oath for Scientists"

Environmental Economics

I swear that I will, according to my ability and judgment, protect the credibility of science by carrying out this oath and this indenture.

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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. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional. platforms. This is the first time a global development organization has launched multiple. crowdfunding platforms in multiple jurisdictions.

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Paying people to live in rural areas

Environmental Economics

My state, Georgia, has created a Rural Development Council to address the issues facing rural Georgia.    (For instance, access to health care is pretty bad.).

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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 109

Should We Let Kids Eat Dirt?

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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


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. Plastic bags are a major driving force in this problem, with over 5 trillion plastic bags being used yearly and almost all of those being discarded after a single use. Reducing plastic bag usage has been at the forefront of the agenda for many environmental groups and government organizations.

Thank you EU, I guess this means more cheap whiskey for me.oh, and there's an economic lesson in here too.

Environmental Economics

Don't take this as support for tariffs, my inner economist is strongly opposed to tariffs on economic efficiency grounds, but my inner hillbilly is slightly happy that an EU tariff on American whiskey is likely to lower U.S. whiskey prices (at least in the short run).    Life can't be all beer. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey prices will rise in the European Union (EU) due to the member countries’ new 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. whiskey. Brown-Forman Corp.

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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.

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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. And you can also use your car speakers to play that owl call. What sort of a car would be the best choice?

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Take back the tap

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Take back the tap: Let's put and end to the big business fraud of bottled water Corporations like Nestlé are wasting your money, and not just Nestlé. All bottled water is a scam and to a great extent the water actually comes from the same source that you have in the kitchen, the faucet, the tap.

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Call for papers: AERE @ the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

Environmental Economics

The Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings will be held November 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.: link]. Submit your abstract for presentation in an AERE session at the 2018 SEA here: [link]. You will be asked to enter relevant author information and upload a pdf document with your paper's title, author names and an abstract of no more than 1,000 words. Authors may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts are due March 15. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by March 30.

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