September, 2019

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019)

10,000 Birds

Mid-September conjures up visions of migrating shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl all joining together under ideal natural lighting for one perfect moment of birding. Sometimes, that even happens.

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Take the "What Are Things REALLY Worth?" survey!

Environmental Economics

I did and I'm only mildly traumatized (how in the world did this get past the IRB???): Stanford, CA —  How valuable are the things that money cannot buy? Dr. Tim Kane, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is running a week-long research survey to find out.

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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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Agroforestry Systems and Practices

Greentumble

Trees have always been important part of the countryside. When traveling through rural areas anywhere in the world you will see trees incorporated into the landscape.

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The Olive, Its History

Green Prophet

Is there any fruit more evocative of the Mediterranean than an olive? We don’t know exactly where the first wild olive trees grew, although it’s speculated that they first appeared in Syria, Lebanon, or possibly Jordan.

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics?

Eco Chic

Photo by Eneida Nieves from Pexels. Second-hand. Flipped. And perhaps my favorite, Pre-Loved. Whatever you call them, the market for clothes that make their way into the resale ecosystem is booming.

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A huge gathering of Galahs

10,000 Birds

On Monday we went from Broome to Derby. We left home just before 8am when we hoped most of the wallabies had moved away from the highway.

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More Trending

50 Fish, 50 States: Trout at 11,000 Feet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fishing for a (formerly) extinct fish in the Colorado Rockies. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife 50 Fish, 50 States Conservation Science Fish Outdoor Rec

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Pros and Cons of Organic Farming

Greentumble

Even though organic farming has been around since the Neolithic period, when our ancestors turned from hunters and gatherers to farmers, there is no doubt that it is experiencing a bit of a comeback in recent years.

5 Ways To Use Air-Conditioner Water

Green Prophet

If you run an air conditioner, you have a source of water. Considered grey water, the condensation dripping from the a/c drain hose is free of chlorine, fluoride, salt and chemicals found in tap or pool water. This condensate is a hidden boon that has many household uses.

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Ecofeminism Explained (by Activists, Ecofeminists, and Me)

Eco Chic

Photo of Vandana Shiva via Wikimedia Commons. Photo of Ariel Salleh via YouTube screencapture. If you Google “Ecofeminism,” a lot of different stuff comes up. Some definitions will describe it as the destruction of nature in the name of profit, leading to women’s oppression.

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Freckled Ducks and field guides

10,000 Birds

Anybody that has spent some time birding and using field guides will soon realise that the field guides are written for humans. Birds do not follow field guides and they are purely written to help us identify which bird species we are most likely to observe at certain locations.

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"EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading" @willwheels

Environmental Economics

This might be the first good thing to be coming out of the EPA in quite some time. via  via Will Wheeler on twitter: EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading. (looks

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The Iguana Invasion

Nature Conservancy - Science

The green iguana invades Florida’s natural areas – and swimming pools. Wildlife Invasive Species

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Life Coaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] What good is life coaching? Why do I need someone to tell me how to live my life? Am I not capable of being my best self on my own?

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Vertical Forests, A Practical Design For Humanizing Cities Again

Green Prophet

What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. It grows in troughs placed on the balconies of residential buildings, hotels, and parks, making huge urban green spaces that don’t take up ground space, but rise skyward.

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Sustainability and Storytelling at NYFW: James Nathaniel Piña’s Love Letter Home

Eco Chic

James Nathaniel Jacket. Upon entering Unix Gallery, which lies directly under the Manhattan High Line, the intimate feel of the artistic space became immediately apparent. I was here to see the James Nathaniel Spring/Summer 2020 ethical fashion presentation, as part of New York Fashion Week.

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Reminders and Perils of Fall Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Migration is happening. Every birder knows it. Even if we couldn’t find time to raise the bins at a favorite patch, it only takes momentary glances into the sky and hearing chip notes from the trees to remind us that birds are on the move. The old neighborhood standbys are quiet or maybe gone.

AERE Sessions at the 2019 SEA meetings @AereOrg

Environmental Economics

There are 70 papers in 14 regular sessions, 17 papers in 4 graduate student sessions and the (first ever) AERE keynote session. The keynote speaker is AERE immediate past president Laura Taylor.

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A Field Guide to The Feral Parrots of the US

Nature Conservancy - Science

“Wait, was that a parrot?” I’m looking out of my hotel room window in downtown Los Angeles, and I swear I just saw a parrot in the palm trees across the highway. Either that, or the 17+ hours of jetlag […].

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How to Use Spiral Dynamics for Psychological and Leadership Development

The Green Changemakers

by Scott Jeffrey Why do you humans have so much conflict with one another? How can two intelligent beings be unable to see eye to eye? What’s at the root of so much of our internal conflict and our frequent inflexibility to adopt different perspectives?

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In Jerusalem, A Modern Catacomb Comes Near Completion

Green Prophet

Israel is running out of cemetery space. The problem becomes more urgent in crowded city spaces like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

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Korto Momolu Brings Cannabis Culture to NYFW with Women Grow

Eco Chic

No longer strictly synonymous with high schoolers sneakily finding a smoke spot under the bleachers during lunch, the cannabis industry is booming.

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Nightingale-Thrushes

10,000 Birds

We all have them: families of birds that are maddeningly similar, forever leaving nagging doubts about our identifications. Gulls. Terns. New World Warblers in non-reproductive plumage. “Old World” Warblers, any time of the year. Empidonax flycatchers, oh God, Empidonax flycatchers.

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All pubs are good pubs

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I am [name] from [name] Publishing. Would you be interested in publishing your work "Corrigendum: A revealed preference approach to valuing non-market recreational fishing losses from the Deepwater Horizon spill" as a paperback edition?

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Camera Trap Chronicles: The Pennsylvania Wilds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Trail cameras set in north-central Pennsylvania capture images of wood rats, fishers, bears and more. Latest Science Camera Traps Deer TNC Science Wildlife

Evolutionary Coaching and The Barret Models

The Green Changemakers

A masterclass in evolutionary coaching handout from Richard Barrett [link] THE BARRETT MODEL™ The Barrett Seven Levels Model is the breakthrough work of Richard Barrett.

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Plentiful rain not enough to grow the wheatfields of Syria

Green Prophet

A garden in a Syrian refugee camp. If you look to what was brewing before the Syrian civil war, it was clear that people there were suffering from the effects of climate change. Environmentalists warned that extended droughts there would cause hunger, poverty and unrest.

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Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

Eco Chic

Chouchou Namegabe at home in New York. Photo by Svetlana Jovanovic. “I I realized my microphone was a gun to break the silence of the violence against women and the quiet war on women.” — Chouchou Namegabe .

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Fall migration brings rarities to Tucson

10,000 Birds

When you think of Southeast Arizona Birding, and the unique birds that can be found there, it conjures thoughts of roadrunners, hummingbirds, trogons, and the many other desert residents. In the last few days, we have had a couple of avian visitors that are well outside the norm.

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Bird Litigation: “Standing” and the California Gnatcatcher

10,000 Birds

The coastal subspecies of California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica californica ) can be found in sage scrub that was once abundant from Ventura County to northern Baja California. But its U.S.

Ground-Sparrows and Brush-Finches

10,000 Birds

Most birders love a good double-hyphenate. Except, of course, for those who don’t yet know what a double-hyphenate is. Double-hyphenates are birds with two hyphens in their common name, which is a characteristic that suggests a high degree of rarity or difficulty.

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Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

10,000 Birds

Don’t you hate it when you cannot communicate while birding overseas? Having mobility issues, I still remember birding from a van along a rather productive dirt road in Costa Rica ( Broad-billed Motmot , Lineated Woodpecker , Cocoa Woodcreeper , etc.), while the rest of the group took a hike.

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Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Are seabirds the last frontier of bird identification? Steve N. Howell and Kirk Zufelt certainly think so. They say so right here in the Preface of Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide —seabirds are “some of the most challenging of all birds to identify.”

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2019)

10,000 Birds

Have you ever heard the saying, “Sometimes you win; sometimes you learn,” as a positive spin on failing to win? I definitely learned something this weekend, particularly regarding how best to see interesting birds.

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My many hummingbirds

10,000 Birds

I was born in Minnesota. Had my life taken a different turn, and had I remained in that state, I would be intimately acquainted with exactly one hummingbird: the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

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Birding Cape Town

10,000 Birds

In November 2018, I spent a few days birding in Cape Town, South Africa. While apparently not the safest of places, it is a great spot to see birds. Here are some of my sightings. An absolute highlight were the African Penguins at Boulders Beach.

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