I Remember Elephants

10,000 Birds

Late last month, while searching for bears , woodpeckers and spirits of Greece, I deliberately avoided checking any news, especially from my home country. Every now and then, I need to cut the world off and clear my mind.

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The BP/Deepwater Horizon federal CVM study estimated damages of $17 billion

Environmental Economics

Go to the Deepwater Horizon Response & Restoration website and click on: 5. Preassessment/Assessment. Other lines of investigation. Other materials. Obvious, right? You'll see a bunch of memos from the "Total Value Team" that can be pieced together to form a coherent report. Here is the bottom line

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We partner with Flypside, a revolutionary new mobile app for people in motion

Green Traveler Guides

| Green On the Go | For nearly a decade, we have been delivering authoritative, on-the-scene tips and information about the world’s best eco-friendly eating, sleeping, seeing and doing. We’ve become the award-winning green travel website and e-guide publisher you trust.

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Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

As climate change alters 
habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will
 animals move to survive?
 And will human development prevent them from getting there? Now you can see those migrations in motion.

An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change—Find Out What Happens Next

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily blocking the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

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Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells


A new study is proving yet another health benefit of eating vegan.

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2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

“ Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.”—Walt

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High-Tech Trash Cans to Improve Sustainability

Living Green & Saving Energy

Trashcans are pretty straightforward: they stand there and collect trash. You remove the bag when it’s full, replace it, and it fills up with garbage again. It’s not exactly the domain of innovation and technology… or is it? Believe it or not, the trashcan is quickly becoming a site of technological advancement. In the years […]. eco-innovation green gadget green products reduce waste High-tech trash cans

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Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

British birders are very serious about birding and their birds. This is a very good thing; it means they publish a lot of books about birds (probably more at this point than U.S.

The human/climate change connection: two approaches, same story

Environmental Economics

What is the connection between humans and temperature changes over time? 

12 tips for sustainable travel in 2016

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | It’s never too late to add this New Year’s resolution: travel sustainably. For most of us, the beginning of a new year inspires plans for a bigger adventure than the year before. A place more diverse, more thrilling (or relaxing!), more exotic.

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Self Medication, Wildlife Style: How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

“Not all pharmacists are human.” So begins a 1993 review article on the use of medicinal plants by animals. Reading on, we learn that pharmacists can be chimpanzees, Kodiak bears, starlings and grackles.

How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Louis Blumberg directs The Nature Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program. Follow Louis on Twitter @lblumberg.

A 70-Year Harvard Study on Men Concludes this One Thing.

Elephant Journal

This study is considered the most comprehensive study on human behavior ever done. Guess the one thing they learned. Inspiring (Wow) Love & Relationships Writer's Contest June 1-14 cause of stress fulfilling life happiness Harvard study human behavior study relationships

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A Special Gift For A Great Cycling Charity


Disease, war, poverty and genocide have riddled Africa for decades. Unfortunately movies and television shows have brought more awareness to this problem than the best documented news story ever could. For the devastated continent, any help and awareness is needed.

World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco

Green Prophet

Morocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in the Sahara Desert intended to supply more than a million homes with electricity by 2018.

Bronx Zoo’s Lonely Elephant Lands ‘Hall of Shame’ Dishonor


The Bronx Zoo was inducted into an animal rights organization’s “Hall of Shame” for its despicable treatment of an elephant named Happy. The title, according to the California-based In Defense of Read More The post Bronx Zoo’s Lonely Elephant Lands ‘Hall of Shame’ Dishonor appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Interview with Simon Rose

The Alien Next Door

My guest today is Simon Rose , an author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children and young adults, with a recent novel, Future Imperfect that will thrill your socks off.

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This New Solar Cell Is 50 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair

Mother Jones

This is really cool: Big brains at MIT recently announced they have created the world's thinnest and lightest solar cell—so light it can sit atop a soap bubble without breaking it. The world-first design is, however, eye-popping: The new cell is just 1.3

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There’s a bear! There’s a bear!

10,000 Birds

In the most of Europe, Brown Bear is a mythical creature that lives only in mediaeval tapestries and folk tales. It has become extinct, one may say, but such formulation hides the gruesome fact: it has been exterminated. By us.

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I just might know an expert in estimating the value of outdoor recreation

Environmental Economics

If you are going to calculate the economic impacts of outdoor recreation , maybe, just maybe, you might want to consult with an expert who has a book on valuation methods with chapter titles like: "Modeling the Demand for Recreation," and "Single Site Demand Estimation," and "Site Choice Models." " Outdoor recreation is an economic colossus: its reach is massive, its wealth enormous, and its influence continues to grow as more boots hit the ground.

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3 tips for eco-friendly adventure vacations

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening Your Adventure | “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” said John Muir, the Scottish-American naturalist and tireless advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

How Do Birds Stay Warm on a Cold Winter’s Night?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Winter is a challenging time for backyard birds such as cardinals, woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice and wrens. But roosting in tree cavities, bird boxes and an assortment of makeshift shelters can help these birds stay warmer at night and give them an energetic edge.

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5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek. This Earth Day, world leaders are coming together in New York City to sign the historic Paris Agreement.

11 Wise Quotes that will Change your Way of Thinking Forever.

Elephant Journal

We can try to figure out the hard parts of life, the challenges, to open the closed doors of life on our own—or we can refer to humankind’s wisdom. ”If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

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How the Construction Industry Is Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

In the United States, 39% of total carbon emissions are due to buildings. In other words, over a third of carbon emissions in the U.S. stem from the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings – everything from homes to high-rise office towers. What if those emissions could be reduced just by using the right materials […]. green building green construction

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

Green Prophet

In a region where the renewable energy market is still small, despite a natural and seemingly perpetual gas shortage, one startup is making big strides. KarmSolar is an Egyptian company dedicated to bolstering solar energy use.

Leave bees alone, and get your hands on this vegan honey


I grew up dipping apples in to honey, so when I was told that someone had figured out how to make honey from apples, I felt the planets align (or maybe a wicked stomach grumble). If we can all agree to start using Bee Free Honee instead of enslaving bees, we’ll surely have a sweeter world.

New Moon … and Other Worlds

The Alien Next Door

After learning of my science fiction background, one of my writing coach clients very kindly gave me several 1950s issues of an SF pulp magazine Other Worlds Science Stories.

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Bramwells Real Mayonnaise (Aldi) – Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Normally I do not indulge in such reviews but this one does have to be done, period. In an advert Adli sort of claimed that its Bramwells Real Mayonnaise was about as good as Hellman's Mayonnaise but that is not the case; it is better, much better.

The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

10,000 Birds

Photo: This area holds 3 to 4 breeding pairs of White-tailed Eagles , which represents the biggest density per square mile anywhere in the country. Photographed by Szekeres Levente. Several European Honey-buzzards and several hundred European Bee-eaters are filling the sunny sky above the wetland.

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Climate policy after Paris?

Environmental Economics

So this happened a week ago today: Climate policy expert Billy Pizer will give a public lecture Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The lecture, "Climate Policy After Paris: How the U.S.

5 great apps for green travel

Green Traveler Guides

| Green at Your Fingertips | There’s an app for everything these days, so why not for traveling greener? You have the power in your pocket to keep track of your carbon footprint and take steps to minimize it like never before.

7 Resources for Natural History Nerds

Nature Conservancy - Science

This post feels a little bit like a confession. Hi, my name is Cara and I’m a natural history nerd. Happily for me, it’s a great time for that particular affliction because so much information about our world is online, easily accessible and interactive.

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