You Never Know What You’ll Find in Kansas

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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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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?".

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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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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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.

An Open Letter to my Beautiful Yet F-ed Up Home State of Kansas.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today equal rights kansas kansas house bill discrimination As someone who loves you, I have to say, please, please, please, get it together.

Chimpanzee Inmates Break Out of the Kansas City Zoo

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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

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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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Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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 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

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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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

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

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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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.

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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 […].

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?

A Relaxing Big Day in Florida

10,000 Birds

I would add new sightings to my current year list, which has stood at 250 since the Bell’s Vireo I spotted in Kansas on September 7th. Originally, I had big plans for the October Big Day.

Aspen is third U.S. city to reach 100% renewable energy

Green (Living) Review

cities to reach the goal were Burlington, Vermont, followed by Greensburg, Kansas. Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy, according to members of the city’s environmental and project departments. The shift to energy that is generated from natural resources — including wind power, solar power and geothermal heat — follows a “decade-plus” city goal, said city Utilities and Environmental Initiatives Director David Hornbacher. “It

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

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

Duck Stamps and the Best National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

10,000 Birds

Quivira NWR (Kansas): 99.1%. In June, the 2018-2019 Federal Duck Stamp was released. Birders have been encouraged by the American Birding Association and others to buy Federal Duck Stamps.

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Preserve your brain, live in a walkable neighborhood

Green (Living) Review

Still, this recent piece of news surprised me: a study from the University of Kansas has found that "neighborhoods that motivate walking can stave off cognitive decline in older adults." Walkable neighborhoods are great on many levels.

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.

The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

Elephant Journal

EAB has been spotted in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and most recently, Colorado.

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Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat

Green (Living) Review

In a 2001 study conducted on two Kansas City-area organic farms and at the Kansas State Research and Extension Center in Olathe, high tunnels covered with 40 percent shade cloth doubled the survival of transplanted lettuce seedlings and kept the plants from developing bitter flavors.

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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