2015

Champions of the Flyway – the Dakar Rally of Birding

10,000 Birds

I’ve just returned from a trip to Israel and I feel like I’ve run 300 miles in a week…in the blazing sun…uphill…with no water…and carrying a one hundred pound sandbag. In reality I’ve returned from filming the second Champions of the Flyway Bird Race.

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Envision Festival 2015: Costa Rica’s Burning Man with an eco-twist

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Envision Festival returns to the breathtaking shores of Uvita, Costa Rica, February 26 through March 1, 2015.

Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

While we may never know who to blame for the discovery of petroleum, history states that the stuff has been running our lives for over 5000 years now.

Wine bottles get a second life as chic, multifunctional furniture

Green (Living) Review

Wine bottles are easy to recycle into new, more interesting and more functional objects, be they lamps , glasses or even whole buildings.

Explaining why economics majors rank near the top in salaries earned

Environmental Economics

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Don’t Shower Shorter to Stop Water Waste. Shower Better!

The Green Samaritan

As part of Energy Action Month, TGS welcomes this guest post by Beth Livingston, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Whether you live on the West Coast or have friends on social media that do, See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | A new GPS-powered travel app turns smartphones into hands-free audio tours of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and several more U.S. national parks.

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

10,000 Birds

An unmistakable and improbable-looking bird. Pete Dunne. For me, one of the best parts of going to Florida for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is the chance to see Roseate Spoonbills.

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The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills Edited by Abigail R. Gehring Published by: Skyhorse Publishing (5 Aug. 2014) Just under 800 pages, Paperback, 5.7 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm ISBN 978-1629142166 List Price: US$ 24.95

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US Customs and Border Protection Agents to be stationed at UK and European airports

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Armed US border guards with the power to search holidaymakers will be stationed at British airports for the first time, under controversial plans being discussed by Washington and London.

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10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

One of the first things that usually comes to mind when discussing matters of environmental degradation is electricity usage – it is an unfortunate fact that the relationship between the two is a mostly negative one.

500+ properties now listed on VeggieHotels site

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | More than 500 hotels and B&Bs that serve exclusively vegetarian or vegan food are now listed on VeggieHotels. The Berlin-based web portal, launched in 2011, makes it easy to find purely vegetarian hotels, guest houses and conference centers.

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Does income inequality cause decreased economic growth?

Environmental Economics

Rather than read before I go to bed, I have taken to watching Netflix documentaries on the iPad.    I thought this would lead to me falling asleep easier from the boredom of watching documentaries, but instead I find myself actually enjoying them leading to less sleep.and more questions.

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Nina Teaching SF Writing Course at George Brown College FALL 2015

The Alien Next Door

I'm back at George Brown College, teaching my 12-week long writing course on how to write science fiction. Creating Science Fiction" is now part of George Brown's Creative Writing Certificate. The 12-week course starts SEPTEMBER 22 (TUESDAY) and runs until DECEMBER 8th.

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Green Living That Makes Money

Living Green & Saving Energy

As a green living enthusiast I have been writing for years about how to save energy, water, and other resources and live more sustainably.

25 Industrial Warehouse Loft Apartments We Love

Green Furniture Home Design

I remember the first time I saw Flashdance, and I remember exactly what stood out to me. It wasn’t Jennifer Beal’s legendary shower dance scene, it was her insanely cool industrial loft apartment in New York City.

Glyphosate Destroys Earthworm Eisenia fetida Populations

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Using glyphosate herbicide can wipe out local earthworm populations, a new study shows.

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3 Easy Ways to Enhance your Spiritual Well-being

Hug a Tree with Me

March is Spiritual Wellness Month – use right now as a reminder to continue on your path to spiritual wellness, for once you are deep in spirituality, you can face any negativity that comes your way. 3 Easy ways to enhance your spiritual well-being.

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Great Horned Owl Along Fellsmere Grade Road

10,000 Birds

On the second day of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I wasn’t scheduled to lead any field trips. Rather than sleep in or do some other foolish thing like that I did what any self-respecting birder from New York who finds himself in Florida would do: I went birding!

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Plants That Grow Better Side-By-Side

Green (Living) Review

Companion planting uses one species' advantages to help another. Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary (even mysterious) powers to help each other grow.

Potato Pots make it easier to grow your own potatoes

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Agralan Potato Pots Pick your own new potatoes week after week throughout the season with the new Potato pot. New potatoes ready to pick in 8 weeks (10 weeks if the potatoes haven’t been chitted).

2015 194

Beginning of Spring Beer Post (for Tim)

Environmental Economics

My wife is a Marylander and she is obsessed with blue crabs and Old Bay, so we have tried many food items with Old Bay.

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Aqua Bamboo: a green sanctuary in the heart of Waikiki

Green Traveler Guides

| ‘The Cool Place’ | Just a five minute walk from Waikiki beach, tucked in between high-rise hotels, fancy restaurants and the haute couture shopping district, lies a true Hawaiian oasis—Aqua Bamboo.

British beanpoles beat bamboo

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering buying bamboo beanpoles for your runner beans? Well don''t! Buy British beanpoles instead which are sourced for local coppice woodlands and your purchase will help those woodlands to thrive.

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2015: Year of the Sheep (Ram)

The Alien Next Door

Starting February 19 th 2015, we enter the Year of the Sheep (Ram) on the Chinese calendar. More specifically it is the Yin (female) Green Wood Sheep (as with last year’s Horse).

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Energy-Efficient Products With Real Impact

Living Green & Saving Energy

Energy-efficiency is a hot topic and with all the clamoring voices out there, it can be hard to discern the wisest investment for an energy-efficient home. By using the suggestions below, you’ll use less and save more than ever before.

Colorful and Unique Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

If you want to update and liven up your bathroom, using modern bathroom floor tiles is one way to start. You may be tired of the drab floor that you already have and are ready for something different and unique.

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No punches pulled in Climate Change Encyclical

Green (Living) Review

Yummy Baba Ghanoush with Spouted Garbanzos + Sun-dried Tomatoes

Hug a Tree with Me

Baba Ghanoush is a popular hummus-style spread of Lebanese descent. It features nutritionally dense eggplants and tahini as well as raw garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

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What is a Blue Goose?

10,000 Birds

The “ Blue Goose ” is the dark morph of the Snow Goos e ( Chen caerulescens ). Click on photos for full sized images. Color morphs are controlled by a single gene locus where the dark allele is incompletely dominant to the light.

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Beat the Bag Tax with Ohyo and Felix Conran

Green (Living) Review

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"Economics professor presents findings at Resources for the Future seminar"

Environmental Economics

Rethinking waste: Transforming problems into solutions

Green (Living) Review

There's an argument to be made that the only time something is actually waste is if we don't know how to put it to work, and that by making an effort to recognize so-called waste items as really being resources, we can improve our lives, our homes and communities, and perhaps our entire world.

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Just back: the green Sands of the Las Vegas desert

Green Traveler Guides

| Can Excessiveness and Eco-efficiency Coexist? | | Las Vegas Strip—love or hate it, few question its supremacy as America’s Babylon, the pinnacle of excess, debauchery and vice.