January, 2018

The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in 2017

10,000 Birds

Here are the most popular videos on The W. Edwards Deming Institute You Tube channel in the last year. Those with W. Edwards Deming in them are the most popular. The videos with the most views in the last year: W.

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Luxexcel adds 3D printed prescription lenses to Vuzix AR headsets

Environmental Economics

Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Luxexcel has teamed up with augmented reality (AR) headset and eyewear company Vuzix to produce a range of 3D printed prescription lenses. The prescription inserts are designed especially for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses, and will be launched at CES Las Vegas 2018. The development of smart ophthalmic lenses Unlike the standard […].

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Trending Sources

Understanding the Nomadic Habits of Snowy Owls

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research helps you understand why a snowy owl is in the local field this winter. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Mammals Try This

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Lost in the Tweetstorm: The Truth About Climate Doesn’t Change with the Weather

Conservancy Talk

News coverage across the United States this week has focused on the intense winter storm or “ bomb cyclone ” that brought snow, ice, hurricane force winds and bitter arctic air to the U.S. east coast.

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Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Elephant Journal

When I joined Twitter in 2008 I had no clue who to follow or even what to do. After learning a bit more about it, I gathered my little list of resume experts that quickly expanded to experts throughout the careers industry. Through the years I’ve added more people to that list.

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More Trending

The Race North

Nature Conservancy - Science

How will plants respond to the ongoing warming of our planet? Climate Change Climate Forests Migrations Native Plants Natural History

2018 31

Start the Year Off Right: Take Action on Climate Change Now

Conservancy Talk

Just before the end of 2017, I had the chance to speak to a group of college students about what they can do to act on climate change. I love speaking to younger people. Because we need them on our side. They’re smart, they care, and they are eager to engage.

How not to Lose your Sh*t: A guide for Timely sorts when dealing with Chronically Late People.

Elephant Journal

Different cultures view timeliness in varying ways. Some hold being on time as a sign of respect and common courtesy. Growing up in the Midwest with German parents, I was taught that timeliness is a basic value. To be late is a sign of. Family Funny Right Livelihood always late being late being on time chronically late family lose your shit respect the late family the value of time timely people

2018 22

Wayward socks and gloves

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For some unknown reason washing machines seem to eat individual socks and, at times, it seems, also individual gloves, but they do seem to have a penchant for socks, and then a poor orphaned, wayward, sock or glove is left to fend all for itself. So, what do we do?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2018)

10,000 Birds

This new year already appears to be auspicious for eagles. Not only did I pick up my life Golden Eagle on New Year’s Day, but now the Philadelphia Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.

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I found a way to highlight the gender problem in economics on this blog

Environmental Economics

There's a gender problem in economics? It is not difficult to find an all-male panel at the annual January mega-gathering of American economists. They are as common as PowerPoint presentations and pie charts. One such panel this year met to sleepily critique President Trump’s economic policies, but it was overshadowed by another panel, two ballrooms away, that jolted a profession that prides itself on cool rationality.

2018 22

What If All Maps Were Secret?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists, governments, and ever everyday people depend upon maps every day. But we always assume that these maps will be available. In Indonesia, that hasn’t always been true. From the Field Forest Carbon Forests Human Well-Being Science Impact Project

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A Slow Thought for Another Fast Year Ahead

The Green Samaritan

Another year is here and no sooner than holiday decorations are put away, signs of the next “pre-fab holiday” are right in our face. Let’s take a breath, be mindful and appreciate. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

I wrote a Letter to my Mom, Hours before the Accident.

Elephant Journal

If we want a meaningful life, we must simply consider everyone whom we love in our lives and the fact that they may be gone tomorrow. Family Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality gift last letter last words losing a parent say it before it's too late telling someone you love them

2018 22

Be happy with the little that you have

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Be happy with the little that you have. There are people who have nothing and still manage to smile.

Great Egret-134th garden bird

10,000 Birds

Since we moved into our home in Broome mid 2000 we have kept a weekly bird list of birds that come into our garden or fly over our garden.

"Public willingness to pay for a US carbon tax and preferences for spending the revenue"

Environmental Economics

Abstract: We provide evidence from a nationally representative survey on Americans' willingness to pay (WTP) for a carbon tax, and public preferences for how potential carbon-tax revenue should be spent. The average WTP for a tax on fossil fuels that increases household energy bills is US$177 per year. This translates into an average WTP of 14% more on average for households across the United States, where energy costs differ significantly across states.

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Australian “Firehawk” Raptors Intentionally Spread Wildfires

Nature Conservancy - Science

At least three Australian raptor species intentionally spread wildfires by carrying smoldering branches to unburnt areas, according to a new paper that confirms long-held traditional Aboriginal knowledge. Birds & Birding Asia Pacific Birds Fire

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Womens River Retreat in May – come along!

Indigenize

Women and women-identified folks: Want to renew your spirit on a beautiful gentle river, including an overnight solo between just you and the spirits of the land? Join the 8-day Womens’ River Retreat I’ll be co-guiding for The River’s Path, down Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River of Utah with Lauren Bond Kovsky & Kathy […]. Announcements Spiritual Ecopsychology Green River guiding rites of passage river solo The River's Path trip women

Why I sold my Yoga Studio, left Paradise & moved Home.

Elephant Journal

Joy doesn’t only exist outside the nine to five. Or on a beach. Or within being your own boss. I think sometimes we just forget how. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Yoga acceptance awareness choices compassion happiness honesty life purpose meditation mindfulness naturopathic doctor Naturopathic medicine naturopathic student self love spirituality vulnerability yoga practice

2018 23

Making art and craft every day keeps the doctor away!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Art and craft comes in many forms and shapes, so to speak, from (creative & expressive) writing – including so-called journaling – to knitting, crochet, woodcarving and woodworking, and everything else in between.

Starting Another Year of Birding in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Not long ago, I had trouble sleeping because of these small, random explosions going off in my neighborhood. Each one was followed up by a litany of dog barks, some high in pitch, others low, far-carrying woofs.

Call for Papers | Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (EEPS) | Special Issue on Hedonic Price Method

Environmental Economics

From the AERE listserv ( Resecon ): More data on household economic activities have been made available to the public in the past two decades.    Geophysical data, such as periodically global maps of night lights, aerosol, rainfall and temperature, are also produced and available (e.g., NASA Earth  NASA Earth Observation). 

The Ultimate Winter Wildlife Guide: Enjoy and Understand Creatures in the Cold

Nature Conservancy - Science

A complete resource covering winter bird feeding, winter adventures and the science of winter wildlife. Wildlife Birds Field Notes Fish Herps Mammals Nature + People Nature Pop

2018 23

What Are the 4 Main Types of Non-Renewable Energy?

Greentumble

Energy security is an issue of ever. increasing global importance. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society.

We weren’t Meant for Average Love.

Elephant Journal

We need chemistry and connection. We need honesty and loyalty. We need a love that's as strong as we are, and we are fierce. We need more than the leftover attention of someone with a wandering eye. We need more than a love who doesn't show up for us when we need it. Inspiring (Wow) Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today average awareness change fierce happiness healing Health & Wellness holding out life love mediocre relationships self discovery self love soul soul happy soul mate unhappy

Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2018?

10,000 Birds

Three weekends into a new year should see everyone still taking their resolutions seriously. Whatever birding momentum you picked up from a fresh year list should still be strong, driving you to seek out new ticks for 2018.

Oh goodness, I'm teaching this semester

Environmental Economics

From the WSJ Weekly Review email: Trump Administration on Power Plants. By Timothy Puko | Jan 09, 2018. TOPICS: Energy, Regulation. SUMMARY: Federal energy regulators Monday rejected a Trump administration proposal aimed at shoring up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants. CLASSROOM APPLICATION: Students can discuss whether Federal Entergy [sic] Regulatory Commission should alter the electricity market rules to promote coal and nuclear generation.

I Think I’m Going to Kathmandu: Citizen Science for Freshwater in Nepal

Nature Conservancy - Science

A citizen science project is tackling groundwater challenges head-on in the Kathmandu Valley. The project will provide a foundation for climate resilient and sustainable growth across Nepal though smart groundwater use. Citizen Science Nature + People Try This Water Water Quality

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Tech Titans Help Protect Last Perfect Place In California

Conservancy Talk

Just before the start of the new year, my organization, The Nature Conservancy, got some very good news. Thanks to an incredible $165 million gift—the largest single donation we’ve ever received—we were able to buy and protect 38 square miles of “the last perfect place in California.”

Breaking Through in the New Year

Elephant Journal

I’ve been contemplating what breaking through in the new year means. I’ve been pondering motivators and what actions will make me a better, stronger and more hopeful person. As well, I’ve been considering areas where my motivation has waned–where the spark has been snuffed.

2018 23

Bitcoin's impact on the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bitcoin mining uses more electricity than 159 countries The surge of interest in Bitcoin has triggered not only skyrocketing prices and endless debate on whether it's bubble, but also an enormous increase in electricity consumption all over the world.

A short timers approach to birding

10,000 Birds

As my days get shorter and shorter here in La Paz, Mexico, I find that my birding has changed a bit. Where, in the previous weeks and months, I was working a normal, well close to it, schedule, of 8-5 Monday thru Friday, and 8 until noon on Saturday.