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. We loved the undulating green of the Kansas Flint Hills, and the positive endorphins of the hike pumped through our veins. While we watched from the dam, the Kansas pelicans suddenly alighted, swirling up for a few seconds before settling on the stones once more, like ghostly apparitions.

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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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Notes From Brownbackistan: The Kansas Welfare Controversy.

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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?".

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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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.

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. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights bill 2453 discrimination equality house of commons kansas

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. Animals Causes News Top News

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?

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. The planned wind farm in Kansas will be the largest in the state once it is up and running. As the United States government is attempting to reduce costs, renewable energy has been a target by many in power.

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. "It was just like on the cops TV shows," Robert Harte told the media. "It was like ''Zero Dark Thirty'' ready to storm the compound."

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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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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. And that makes sense because Kansas City has this great parkway system that was designed by George Kessler, one of America’s great landscape planners.

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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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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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 So, on Memorial Day Weekend I''ll be leading a meditation workshop at the.Heartland Pagan Festival. It''s a four day camping festival. It''s a celebration of religious tolerance and earth centered spirituality.

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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. Subscribe. Support. Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Study. Kevin Drum Previous | Next. —By Kevin Drum | Thu Feb.

Already the Racist Tweets are… Trickling? ~ Michelle Marchildon

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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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Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

Joe Craine is a research assistant professor at Kansas State University. To understand how hotter climates are likely to affect bison, researcher Joe Craine recently led a study that synthesized weights of bison from Nature Conservancy herds as well as a number of other federal, state and private herds. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. When the world gets warmer, what happens to bison? And what does that imply for other grazing animals, like the 100 million cattle that graze on U.S. grasslands?

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 A […]. Latest Science

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

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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?

The Novelist: The Importance of Setting in Fiction Writing

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Thursday, May 20, 2010 The Novelist: The Importance of Setting in Fiction Writing Toto, Ive a feeling were not in Kansas anymore --Dorothy in Wizard of Oz In my online writing classes and workshops I cover several common pitfalls of beginning writers. As Dorothy said herself, "Well, Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

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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!

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

Conservancy Talk

He has recommended protection of the hallowed ground of civil war battlefields, the creation of hiking trails in dozens of states , the conservation of working ranches in Montana and Kansas , of working forests in Mississippi and Maine , and the expansion of National Parks in California and South Carolina.

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

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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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. National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs Read More The post Watch Rescued Puppy Mill Dogs Experience Freedom for the First Time appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News People Top News

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 wind turbine as part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind for Schools initiative.

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

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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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

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. This is How you Earn: participating Kansas City businesses offer virtual loyalty cards that you (the customer) can download using the iGiftback app, you fill up your loyalty cards when you shop at that business which earns you iGift coupons for that business.

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. Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) Popular Lately beauty image media photos photoshop standard women

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 […].

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

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

I've developed some rankings that make me the #1 researcher

Environmental Economics

And announcing it as if I totally believe it: When a study found that the business school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City boasted the world’s No. Now an investigation by The Kansas City Star has cast substantial doubt on that glowing result. 1 program in innovation-management research, officials from the chancellor on down basked publicly in the news.

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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. Quell, the property owner who has lent the site to Cultivate Kansas City to design, install, manage and harvest food grown from guilds of trees, shrubs and plants.

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Political Calculations: The Cat Came Back

Environmental Economics

As I mentioned previously , Ironman at  Political Calculations and Menzie Chenn at  Econbrowser are at odds over the Kansas economy. That doesn't mean that Kansas' governor is off the hook. By contrast, state and local government spending in Kansas was largely flat from 2010 through 2014. But it seems there is a larger issue that I have bumbled into.

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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. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Florida greed lust map pride seven deadly sins sins sloth wrath

Photos: 51 places to visit before dying.

Elephant Journal

Kansas is cool, but instead of, say, the Grand Canyon? Life is short. Get out there. Do so mindfully—offset your travel, be friendly to all you meet, and create as little plastic waste as possible as you do so. Okay: maybe not Popeye’s village. Still, a list is just that: limited, and therein lies its […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

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 […]. “Changing rooms are viewed by associates of the same gender as the changing room.”

Political Calculations: The Economic Impact of Climate Change

Environmental Economics

The climate changing event we chose to consider is the 2010-2016 drought in the state of Kansas, which only just officially ended in all of the state's counties last month.  as the drought in Kansas intensified, it became a dominant factor affecting agricultural output beginning in 2011, especially as its severity soon strained the ability of the state's farmers to compensate for it with the technology and systems they had in place.