April, 2017

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Science: On Earth Day, Hope for a Better Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

The word “science” means many things to different people. While some see science as nerdy and boring, others are in awe of the discoveries that have been made and the technologies that change our lives. To me, science means hope.

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City Guide: Finding Birds in Belgrade

10,000 Birds

Is Belgrade the New Berlin is a question recently raised in Vogue by Marry Holland. Her article starts with a bold claim that “no city makes you feel more like a New Yorker than Belgrade.”

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How to be a Successful Writer.

Elephant Journal

Learn how to rock a Facebook Page & Instagram, + Editing, Blogging & Journalism Ethics with active professionals in the Field.

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Good Apparel’s Hemp Chambray ‘Coastal Canadian Tuxedo’ is Our Summer Ecofashion Fave!

Eco Chic

You can probably see from these images of their new chambray line , why exactly we are in LOVE with Cape-Cod based, all-women-run Good Clothing Company.

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Why would anyone do vegan tabling?

Eccorazzi

Guest Post by Vanda Kadas. ————————– “Are you coming from a show?” ” I was asked on the way home from our weekly vegan tabling yesterday.

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Nice Guys aren’t Good Men.

Elephant Journal

Are you a nice guy or a good man? If that seems like an odd question, bear with me for a moment, because there is a distinct difference between the two. Arts Enlightened Society Family Love Right Livelihood character doing the right thing good man male man men nice guy relationships

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Sponsor bias

Environmental Economics

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch : First, an occupational health journal appointed a new editor with industry ties without consulting the editorial board. Then, with no explanation, it withdrew a paper by the previous editor that was critical of corporate-sponsored research — again, without consulting the editorial board. At that point, they’d had enough.

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Industry benefits from ‘Modernization of Pork Slaughter’ – not pigs, not consumers

Eccorazzi

There’s something remarkable about watching the people who profit off of the exploitation of pigs coming together to enact new laws under the guise of helping others. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) is moving forward with a “Modernization of Pork Slaughter” pilot project (they call it HIMP ). It’s basically legislation to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the inspection process of pork, to allow for “new food safety technologies.”

2017 17

City of Denver is moving towards natural playgrounds

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The City of Denver in Colorado is moving towards natural playgrounds, should other cities and municipalities emulate and follow suit?

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Indonesian Borneo Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

Returning to a tropical rainforest prompts a very specific form of deja vu: The deafening roar of insects. The cloying humidity. The tingle of the sweat bees feeding on your dewy arm. The ripe, heady scent of tropical vegetation. The ground slipping slightly beneath each footfall. Oh boy. This again.

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Oh Look, It’s Baby Birds

10,000 Birds

With all the crazy stuff going on in the world these days, I thought it would be nice to put a smile on some faces with some photos of some baby birds. Above are Oak Titmouse ( Baeolophus inornatus ) nestlings just hatching out.

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Why 11:11 isn’t just Hippie-Magical-Unicorn Bullsh*t.

Elephant Journal

At first, I thought this was weird. It even spooked me a little, because I am truly not a superstitious person, and the idea that a number on a clock could influence how I thought about my life never occurred to me. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality 11:11 awareness be present eleven here and now life mindful of the moment mindfulness present moment

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Some empirical evidence on the benefits of catch shares in commercial fisheries

Environmental Economics

AKA individual transferable quotas: But derby-style fishing means commercial fishermen are sometimes forced onto the water in stormy weather or before their boats can be properly maintained. Miss the window to catch fish, and for some, it can mean the difference between keeping their businesses afloat or not. But over the last decade or so, a different kind of fisheries management program known as catch shares has been gaining ground.

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Is jail time justice for abused farm animals?

Eccorazzi

The Guardian shared the story of Owen Nichol, an eighteen year old farm apprentice that was caught on tape abusing cows and calves.

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Antifa, Black-bloc and other so-called Anarchists

Green (Living) Review

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7 Cool Facts About Water Striders

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water striders are one of the most interesting and enjoyable aquatic creatures to observe. Best of all, they’re found widely across the Northern Hemisphere – in lakes, creeks, urban ponds, water features and even mud puddles.

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A Baja Endemic, the Gray Thrasher

10,000 Birds

With its bright yellow eyes, and bold arrow shaped breast markings, the Gray Thrasher , Toxostomsa cincerum is one of my favorite photography targets. This relatively large bird, 10-11 inches, makes for a pretty easy identification with in its region.

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I’m done being a Relationship Chameleon.

Elephant Journal

You are no longer the author of my story: Blog Inspiring (Wow) Love Right Livelihood authentic love Fairytale stand in your own truth story storytelling

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What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think?

Environmental Economics

Blatant self-promotion alert.  Just a reminder to read John and my article: What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think ?  in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.  Right now we're #4 on the Most Read list, but we're not happy until we're #1.   And why wouldn't we be with profound insights like this: political ideology may play a role in how AERE members view the issues

Veganism in a World Full of Harm

Eccorazzi

I move in circles with people who care about social justice issues and who also care about animals. While such people are often open to being vegan, they frequently object to veganism for three reasons, even when they understand and agree to the moral principles underpinning it.

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Glass jar reuse

Green (Living) Review

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Three New Books Showcase Science Storytelling

Nature Conservancy - Science

Maybe you need a book for your journey to the March for Science. Maybe you’re looking for an enjoyable read to pack along on a spring campout. Maybe you just love good books.

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Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas

10,000 Birds

Is Fear our Friend or Enemy?

Elephant Journal

We need more individuals willing to share their stories and experiences of fear how it influenced them, how it affected them, and more imp. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today facing fear fear fearlessness making friends with fear

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People are willing to pay a lot to prevent another BP-like oil spill

Environmental Economics

In my best Thomas Dolby voice: SCIENCE ! According to a paper published in the journal Science   on Thursday, Americans are willing to pay $17.2 billion to prevent another BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thanks to a team of scientists who conducted a six-year study into the effects of the 134-million-gallon spill, we now have a more accurate picture of the devastating consequences—and also how desperately we want to reduce our dependency.

Backwards Activists Don’t Mind If You Sell Non-Vegan Food, Just Don’t Hunt

Eccorazzi

In Lafayette, Lousiana, activists are acting out to stop an animal exploiter from exploiting only some animals. KPEL 965 local news shared that Deano’s Pizza has been the target of animal activism pranking after news spread that the restaurants owner and operator is a proud exotic animal hunter.

Green Investment Bank sold to fracking investor

Green (Living) Review

Green Investment Bank sold to fracking investor – what could possibly go wrong? Green Investment Bank – started with public money – being sold by the government to an Australian company.

Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded. More than two decades later, the country looks towards a hopeful, peaceful future. What role could national parks play in this future?

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

10,000 Birds

This year has been a good year for me in terms of travel. Austria, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and a brief visit to California have kept me in new birds and it has been wonderful. But there is still little more in birding that I like than birding my local haunts and seeing what there is to see.

2017 28

These 3 Habits will Block us from Happiness.

Elephant Journal

People ask me all the time why I'm always so happy. I'll tell you a secret—I'm not always "so happy" per say, but I am quite content with my life. I just seem like I'm "so happy" to a lot of people, because I'm not weighed down by. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only disappointment Embrace the mess emotional freedom expectations habits happiness how to get happy perception spiritual living

2017 23

Catch shares slow the fisheries frenzy: Some confirmatory evidence

Environmental Economics

Guest Post by David Kaczan, Anna Birkenbach, and Marty Smith. Economists regularly turn to one famous example when making the case for property rights in fisheries: Alaskan halibut. In the early 1990s, the halibut derby was madness. At the approved moment, thousands of boats would race each other out of Alaskan harbors.

Collaborating with animal exploiters won’t help animals

Eccorazzi

Dutch News reports that animal protection organization Dierenbescherming and pet sector organization Dibevo are trying to combat “unhappy” bunnies by teaming up with the pet shops that sell them. They’re calling it the Happy Rabbit Project, and it’s aptly named with it’s similarities to “happy” meat promotion.

Reuse in the garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I know, we have, basically, been here the other day but nevertheless there are other things aside from the gallon buckets and such that can find a reuse in the garden.

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Acorn Woodpecker: The Fascinating Life of the Master Hoarder

Nature Conservancy - Science

The acorn woodpecker displays some of the most interesting and complex feeding and social behavior among birds. A lot of its behavior may even seem completely at odds with what you know about “typical” woodpecker behavior.

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