You Never Know What You’ll Find in Kansas

10,000 Birds

The sun was setting fast as my mom and I left Council Grove, Kansas, after a delicious steak dinner and a three hour expedition across the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The post You Never Know What You’ll Find in Kansas appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Does Drought Explain the Kansas Collapse? | Econbrowser

Environmental Economics

Menzie Chen at Econbrowser, who spends a lot of time looking at the Kansas economic experiment in state tax cuts , disagrees with Ironman about the effects of drought on the Kansas economy : Ironman at Political Calculations asserts it does. Unfortunately, he makes a mistake in calculating Kansas GDP ex.-agriculture

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Snowy Owl Shot in Kansas

10,000 Birds

As bad as birders think photographers are and photographers think birders are neither is as bad as the jerk who took a pot shot at a Snowy Owl in Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, near Great Bend, Kansas. The bird was brought in to a veterinarian but it was too late and the owl died. Asides

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Notes From Brownbackistan: The Kansas Welfare Controversy.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only compassion kansas politics welfare Now, I know some people will say, "Well, why are people spending their assistance money on things like going to the pool or getting tattoos?".

Public Internet Outcry Pauses Discrimination Bill in Kansas.

Elephant Journal

The State government in Kansas has realized that the discrimination bill that passed the house last week was a huge rallying cry for those of us that want a less extreme government.

Chimpanzee Inmates Break Out of the Kansas City Zoo

Eccorazzi

The Kansas City Zoo had to temporarily shut down its premises when seven chimpanzees masterminded an escape plan and put it into action. Primates share ninety-eight percent of human DNA, Read More The post Chimpanzee Inmates Break Out of the Kansas City Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Siemens Opens Kansas Wind Turbine Factory

Wind Power Ninja

Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Energy has opened its first nacelle assembly facility in the United States, at Hutchinson, Kansas. Wind Power News siemens wind turbine wind power kansasThe 300,000 square foot plant will produce nacelles – the central structure of the wind turbine including the power transmission and generating systems – for Siemens’ 2.3 megawatt and 3MW wind turbines.

GOP Not in Kansas Anymore | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

GOP Not in Kansas Anymore. So whos going to write the conservative version of Whats the Matter With Kansas ? Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media.

BP Announces Major Wind Farm In Kansas

Eco Friendly Daily

Recently BP announced their plan to build a major wind farm in the state of Kansas. The UK oil company has planned to invest upwards of $8 billion for energies outside the typical fossil fuel field by the year 2015, a goal of which the new Kansas wind farm is a part.

Police raid Kansas family's home because they had an indoor garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) LEAWOOD, KS : Men with assault rifles raided a family who had been growing tomatoes and melons under grow-lights. The government agents thought that was enough probable cause to believe they were growing forbidden plants inside their home.

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Today I’m Embarrassed That I Live in Kansas—Here’s Why.

Elephant Journal

The implications of this are far reaching—and all because the Kansas House wants everyone to know that they really really are not comfortable with two dudes kissing. Don''t trim your beard, don''t have long hair if you''re a man, don''t eat shellfish, if your daughter is raped she has to marry the rapist. Why was the gay sex thing singled out as important anyway?

Jon Christensen: Why Nature’s on the Margins in U.S. Cities–and That Could Be a Good Thing

Nature Conservancy - Science

When you look at individual cities such as, say, Kansas City, are there disconnects between what you saw in the city plan and the nature that’s on the ground in neighborhoods? If we think that visions and plans are really important, Kansas City has it.

This Upland Sandpiper Was Banded 13 Years Ago. And It’s Still Alive.

Nature Conservancy - Science

An upland sandpiper in Kansas sets the new age record for the species. Birds & Birding From the Field Birds Migrations Protected Areas TNC Science

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This “Healing Metal of India” offers Sublime Skin Relief. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

The Ayurvedic secret lies in the traditional Indian practice of massage and marma therapy as well as the effectiveness of what is locally revered as the "healing metal of India," the metal "Kansa"—a unique. Featured Events Health & Wellness kansa wand partner relax stress the ayurvedic experience

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Delivering the Dharma to Pagans.

Elephant Journal

This is a yearly event at a big campground here in Kansas. Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) buddhism camping Dharma kansas paganism

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EPA Win: Kansas Coal Power Plant Must Install $500 Million Pollution Scrubber

Green Living Ideas

In a case begun immediately after the Obama administration took office – under New Source Review rules that have not been enforced for over a decade, a Kansas coal power company has just settled with the newly activist EPA led by Lisa Jackson. Under the settlement, Westar Energy has agreed to pay a [.] [ EPA Win: Kansas Coal Power Plant Must Install $500 Million Pollution Scrubber from Green Living Ideas ].

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Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

Joe Craine is a research assistant professor at Kansas State University.

Already the Racist Tweets are… Trickling? ~ Michelle Marchildon

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Denver Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education New York WAYLON: Today Only kansas michelle marchildon miss america Racism yogi muse yogimuse It’s only been a few hours since the first Miss America of Indian descent was crowned, and already the racist tweets are flowing. Well, actually, if anyone cares to dig deeper, the racist tweets are trickling.

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From Drones to Data at Little Jerusalem

Nature Conservancy - Science

It was like looking at a mini-Grand Canyon,” said Sikorsky, a Kansas State University graduate research assistant in the Park Management and Conservation Departments of Horticulture and Natural Resources. Kristen Sikorsky remembers the first time she saw Little Jerusalem. “It

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The Modern GOP: The Party of Lincoln (Not). ~ Neil Alexander

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today GOP Jon Stewart Kansas NAACP racisim ron paul

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LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

The Novelist: The Importance of Setting in Fiction Writing

The Alien Next Door

And what about wayward Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz without her dear home in Kansas and the contrasting Land of Oz… Setting includes time, place and circumstance of the story. As Dorothy said herself, "Well, Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

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Another Snowy Owl Not Making It Home

10,000 Birds

A Kansas Snowy Owl that was seen by hundreds of birders was struck and killed by a car. At death, it weighed 876 grams, about half what a healthy owl should weight. Asides

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 11

Conservancy Talk

This may fuzz it right back up, though: Kansas proposes a bill to outlaw sustainability. Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Fresh Water Green Living Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Arkansas bill Bloomberg Discovery News exxon pipeline rupture garbage patch great lakes green space Huffington Post Kansas MNN outlaw sustainability Treehugger walk in the park Whales white sharks Need to clear your mind?

This isn't the sort of press the UMKC B-school wanted

Environmental Economics

The governor of Missouri has called for an investigation into the validity of rankings that prominently featured the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s business school. Gov. Jay Nixon sent a letter to the university’s Board of Curators after an investigation by  The Kansas City Star revealed previously undisclosed relationships between the university and the two authors of a study that ranked the Henry W. We're number 1 in the world in generating bogus rankings!

Brad Pitt’s Foundation to Help Rebuild 103-Year-Old School

Eccorazzi

The actor's foundation backs rebuilding of old school in Kansas City. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News brad pitt

Watch Rescued Puppy Mill Dogs Experience Freedom for the First Time

Eccorazzi

The non-profit, no-kill organization National Mill Dog Rescue, (NMDR), recently rescued seventy-five surrendered breeding dogs from multiple puppy mills in Kansas and Missouri.

Schools selected for wind energy project

Green (Living) Review

Kansas The Kansas Rural Center and Kansas Wind Applications Center at Kansas State University announce the selection of five more primary and secondary schools to receive a Skystream 3.7

Watch: Hunter has Change of Heart, Saves Trapped Deer

Eccorazzi

Usually when Kansas bow hunter Evan McAnally sees a deer in the woods, he generally shoots it and then puts its meat in his freezer. One deer, however, recently changed Read More The post Watch: Hunter has Change of Heart, Saves Trapped Deer appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

A frequency table of USDA ERS employee outcomes

Environmental Economics

An Agriculture Department spokesperson said that 10 new employees at ERS and three at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which sends grant money to agricultural research institutions, have started work in the Kansas City area.

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I've been submitting misleading data to RePEc for years

Environmental Economics

And still, my rankings go nowhere: The professor at the heart of a  rankings scandal  at the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management has resigned,  The Kansas City Star  reported. The controversy centers on an innovation-management program that the professor, Michael Song, founded in 2005 and led until last year.

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26 Unforgettable Photographs That Prove There is No One Way to Be Beautiful. {Images}

Elephant Journal

Kansas City-based journalist and blogger Esther Honig, 24, sent an image of her head and shoulders to photoshop specialists in more than 25 countries and told them to make her look like a woman from one of their country''s fashion magazines.

Save, Earn and Give Back with iGiftback

Hug a Tree with Me

Well we can, and for Kansas City residents it just got little easier thanks to the free mobile app called iGiftback. Wouldn’t it be great if we can save money, earn rewards and support the local community at the same time?

Reflecting on a Year of Less Birding

10,000 Birds

In addition to spotting exciting new species in Florida, including the rare Snail Kite, travel across the country brought me into contact with birds in Oregon, California, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, and more. 2018 proved to be one of my best birding years ever.

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Country Star Chely Wright Opens Center for LGBT Teens

Eccorazzi

Singer Chely Wright has launched a non-profit and community center to stop bullying and promote understanding of the LGBT community in Kansas City, Missouri. Read More. Causes News People Top News Chely Wright

Food forests manage themselves

Green (Living) Review

On a suburban Kansas lot at the corner of 55th and Mastin streets, an experiment is underway: A food forest is growing crops, creating economic value and, most notably, doing most of the work on its own.

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How I Manage Pain From Writing

Elephant Journal

A year ago, I was on top of the world, giving a speech at the Kansas City Bitcoin Club with my son Reid. We just made a small fortune in Bitcoin. As good as things appear to be, there’s often a dark side. I suffered considerable pain after the speech and subsequent articles that […].

The 7 Deadly Sins, State By State. {Map}

Elephant Journal

Several years ago, researchers in the geography department at Kansas State University released an interesting series of state-by-state maps, featuring a spatial analysis of the seven deadly sins.

What a simple cup of Peanuts can do for our Planet.

Elephant Journal

His wife had the Kansas Dust Bowl days. Each generation has some byproduct of living to address. My father had World War II and immigration from France after the German invasion. My surrogate grandfather and neighbor had the Great Depression. Others had the Vietnam and Korean Wars. We have. And, the environment. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Green animal conservation birds climate change feeding the birds gray jays green Stellar's jays the earth

Privacy Gone: These States allow video cameras in Dressing Rooms (who knew!?)

Elephant Journal

” The good guys: These states don’t allow security cameras in dressing rooms: > South Dakota > New Hampshire > Michigan > Maine > Minnesota > Utah > Kansas > Delaware > Hawaii > Georgia > California > Arkansas > Alabama The […].

Keystone XL -Decimating the Heartland

Celsias

Keystone XL, Decimating the Heartland. Keystone-XL, a pipeline designed to bring Canadian tar sands (from Alberta) south to the Gulf of Mexico where it will be processed, passes through America’s Heartland.

World’s Longest Snake Kept as Attraction in Haunted House

Eccorazzi

The sad part of Medusa's story is her home during the fall season, a haunted house in Kansas City called The Edge of Hell. Read More The post World’s Longest Snake Kept as Attraction in Haunted House appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

My eBird 10th Anniversary

10,000 Birds

I don’t think I have added any new species, but I did add Alaska, Kansas, and Oklahoma to the group state list. According to eBird , I have been an eBirder since December 23, 2009, so today is my 10th eBird anniversary.

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