2020

Free Ecopsychology Webinar this eve

Indigenize

From Ownership to Belonging: Ecopsychological Models of Relationship with the More-than-Human World of Nature It’s becoming increasingly obvious how our collective behaviors are bringing the living world as we know it to the brink of destruction.

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Gray Hawk from the House

10,000 Birds

Every place has its hawk. At least it seems that way. A generalist raptor that can keep on living in a human dominated landscape. These are the neighborhood raptors that make do, even thrive, by preying on the wildlife of an urban landscape.

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San Francisco area: an organic ranch with a storied past

Green Traveler Guides

| Lovely, Rustic Luxury | In Marin County’s tiny Marshall, little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Straus Home Ranch is not just an unforgettable vacation rental and event venue.

Mnuchin vs. Thunberg vs. Neoclassical Economics

Environmental Economics

Last week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insulted climate activist and Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg by claiming that she shouldn't talk about climate policy before studying economics and college.    When asked about her suggestion for public divestment from fossil fuel companies, Mnuchin said: Is she the chief economist, or who is she? I'm confused. It's a joke. After she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us.

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Normalize Repair. All forms of repair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) "Please, can we normalize clothing repair?!" visible mending piece on a pair khaki jeans.

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Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History

Nature Conservancy - Science

The myths and natural history behind the holiday mistletoe tradition. The post Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Natural History Plants

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Electric roads get real in Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

. This is what an electric road looks like. It means fewer charges for your EV. . Tel Aviv is about to ride down Electric Avenue.

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Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

10,000 Birds

For the first 30 something years of my life, fall migration was when the warblers “sipped”, “chipped” and “seeped” in the tired, late summer leaves.

Birding without a phone

10,000 Birds

If you are old enough, you will remember birding without a phone? Not too long ago, it was the norm. Then I started to carry a phone just in case my car stopped or something. Later I carried it because of a stash of bird songs I compiled in it.

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Peeps and Plovers on Cuitzeo Beaches

10,000 Birds

In late July, I travelled a half hour north of Morelia to Lake Cuitzeo (kweet-SAY-oh) to see if our two inevitable first migratory species from up north, Baird’s Sandpiper and Wilson’s Phalarope, had begun arriving.

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Beneath snow, seeds still remember

Indigenize

Happy Hallowe’en, Samhain (a.k.a. Celtic New Year), All Souls Day, and Dia de los Muertos, y’all.

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Hornbills of Yunnan

10,000 Birds

China is not that well-known for its hornbills, but in Yunnan province, on the border to Myanmar, some species can be found.

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Birding Nanhui, Shanghai in September

10,000 Birds

You may remember – though I am pretty sure you do not, because who would – that my second-to-last blog post ended on a slightly disappointed note.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (4) My treatment of the weighted WTP is biased in favor of the DMT (2015) result/conclusion

Environmental Economics

DMT (2020) draw attention to my treatment of the weighted WTP estimates. The regression model for the second scenario has a negative sign for the constant and a positive sign for the slope.

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ARS long-reach pruner ? Product review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The ARS-160-0.6 long-reach pruner is a cut and hold snipper, ideally suited for pruning of roses, for instance, but also for other tasks, including harvesting certain crops. It has a length, that is to say a reach of 60cm, to which you can add the reach of your extended arm, and a weight of 360grams. ARS-160-0.6 Price, incl.

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An Overlooked Threat to Freshwater Fisheries? Bowfishing

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bowfishing is often unregulated and unstudied. And that could be a big problem for native fish. The post An Overlooked Threat to Freshwater Fisheries? Bowfishing appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Conservation Science Fish Fisheries

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Ancient Roman Facial Cream Found In London Excavation

Green Prophet

It was touching to see a picture of the finger imprints in the pot – fingers that scooped facial cream out of it 2000 years ago. You wonder, was the owner a wealthy woman with servants to dress her, and fix her hair? Maybe a high-class prostitute?

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Birding Beljarica in August

10,000 Birds

Last month, I birded my favourite local patch, Beljarica – the best eBird hotspot in Belgrade city and the 3rd best in Serbia – four times.

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Bitternsweet Moments

10,000 Birds

I promise this will be the last article (for a while at least) on this wetland that’s so close to where I live. Truth is, we’ve been getting so many migrants passing through that there hasn’t been much of a need to bird elsewhere.

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The ABA Area and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

10,000 Birds

The third anniversary of Hurricane Maria barreling its way through Puerto Rico was a few weeks ago. In the aftermath of Maria, I had wondered why both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were not part of the ABA Area. After all, both are U.S. territories and their residents are U.S. citizens.

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Birding Serbia in the 2020

10,000 Birds

As the year is closing, I am looking back to realise, despite it being such an awful year, it’s far from the worst I had, it doesn’t even come close (it’s the mileage that’s killing me, I guess).

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Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History

Indigenize

My article, “Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History,” has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Ecopsychology. “Ecopsychology invites you to read this special issue dedicated to bringing forward insights from wisdom traditions, such as those from Indigenous peoples, and those from contemporary science, to more […].

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

10,000 Birds

Penguins! Penguins here! <pause> <pause> Do I have your attention now? There are few bird names that will elicit great big smiles and Penguin is one of them.

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A Reliable Birding Proverb

10,000 Birds

“Sit under a fruiting tree and birding shall be fruitful.” ” After spending the last couple months chasing migratory shorebirds, I was aching for some forest birding.

2020 232

Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (2) What is the effect of negative WTP?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data is of low quality, the measure of central tendancy is sensitive to assumptions. As I showed in a paper presented earlier this year (Landry and Whitehed 2020), with the highest quality data it makes no difference the WTP estimator that is used.

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Electric cars wont save us and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There are, despite what governments and especially industry try to tell us, far too many points against it, and I know that I have said many of those things before.

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Meet the Goat Antelopes: Strange, Large Mammals of the Mountains

Nature Conservancy - Science

Goat antelopes, the high-mountain mammals you don’t know – but should. Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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The Al Baydha Project: How Regenerative Agriculture Revived Green Life In A Saudi Arabian Desert

Green Prophet

From desert to a thriving, green land. It’s nothing short of a miracle, you might say. But this miracle was born of hard work, and a vision. Al Baydha is an area in western Saudi Arabia, about 20 miles south of Mecca.

2020 109

Laguna del Lagarto: Bird Photography in Costa Rica at its Best

10,000 Birds

Thanks to steadfast advances in optics and digital cameras, bird photography has become quite the popular way to appreciate birds. Unlike the old days of slide film and carefully managed shots, today, with the right equipment, just about anyone can take some pretty fine pictures of the avian kind.

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What Flies Over Costa Rica in the Night?

10,000 Birds

On the northern birding calendar, October is a time for sparrows, cool weather, and tired fall leaves. It’s when Orange-crowned Warblers share the Goldenrod with lisping and chirping sparrows, when hardy Yellow-rumped Warblers dominate the Parulid scene.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2020)

10,000 Birds

Any time of year that features skies filled with birds pretty much all day demands attention pretty much all day. If your neck is sore from being on a swivel this weekend, may I suggest swiveling with your hips to get through the rest of the month?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020)

10,000 Birds

September is a classic shoulder season, not yet finished with what has passed but still subtly teasing what is to come. Change is good, particularly because it always brings new birds.

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Taming the Tyranny of Time

Indigenize

Are you feeling the pressures of "hurry sickness," with too many tasks on your plate and far too little time to do it all in? Do you know which chronotype you are, so you can choose a schedule optimal for your own body and psyche?

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Costa Rica Opens! What About the Birding?

10,000 Birds

Back in March, back when the world realized that a pandemic was happening and that it was spreading with tenacious unconscious determination, Costa Rica closed its borders.

Bird Families of the World by Winkler, Billerman and Lovette

10,000 Birds

There is a thing parents know very well – how important it is to choose the right name for a child. E.g. one Croat birder I know, Vedran – I never met a guy so well described by his own name, which loosely translated as “joyful”. Or Fleming – he has chosen “Bond”.

2020 229

The Information Value of Pigouvian Pricing

Environmental Economics

I recently read an article in the journal Economics and Philosophy , written by Lisa Herzog , which has nothing whatsoever to do with environmental economics but nonetheless I think has interesting implications for it and for Pigouvian pricing in particular.  

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First Brazilian supermarket where customers can exchange recyclable waste for food open

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the Brazilian state of Acre the first supermarket opened its doors where it is possible for customers to exchange recyclables for food. This establishment, called TrocTroc, offers customers the possibility to exchange recyclables such as PET bottles, aluminum cans and plastic bottle seals for any product sold in the market. Each kilo of recyclable material is worth R $ 0.50 in purchases.

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