November, 2017

The great green Caribbean lowlands – Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Sitting on a beach under a coconut tree (but not under the very crown, I know that), I am contemplating birding and the meaning of life… Salty breeze comes from the Caribbean, way saltier than any Mediterranean sea breeze.

A Letter to my Dying Dad. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Many of us cannot be with our fathers at the very end of their lives, but for those of us who can, the experience can be magical. Enlightened Society Family Love Non New-Agey Spirituality death family gratitude journey life loss peace sons and fathers soul transformation

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Gar Wars: A Fish Force Awakens

Nature Conservancy - Science

A gathering force of fish conservationists is changing the narrative around gar, an ancient fish too long accused of crimes it didn’t commit. Latest Science Fish Nature Pop Weird Nature

The First Tech Accelerator For Sustainability

Conservancy Talk

If you are a fan of bold and disruptive business models and technology breakthroughs, these are exciting times. Take the billion-dollar private company startup, for example. A few years ago, they were rare creatures. Today, these so-called “unicorn” companies are everywhere.

There is no going “a little bit vegan,” even if Yale adds more vegan options

Eccorazzi

As an advocate of veganism, I am often reminded that some people require the patient ear of an educator when they voice their questions of or challenges to the need for non-violence.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Wild Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enjoy our feast of wild turkey facts and trivia. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Natural History Nature Pop

Just another day around here

Environmental Economics

Mythology, Toronto’s Only Vegan Diner, to Debut in Vegandale

Eccorazzi

Many a night I’ve dreamt of enjoying a tall-stack of vegan pancakes that didn’t require me to flour-bomb my own kitchen first. Well, for those of us lucky enough to live in Toronto, a vegan diner is opening up to answer my prayers. The 5700 Inc.

A move back to our roots: more wood and clay and less plastic

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Before plastic became ubiquitous, many kitchen items were made from wood or pottery, that is to say clay, and also from metal.

Twitching

10,000 Birds

Twitching is a British term used to mean “the pursuit of a previously located rare bird.” ” In North America it is more often called chasing, though the British usage is starting to catch on there, especially among younger birders 1. I have never really been a twitcher.

The people of Okinawa, Japan don’t live Longer & Happier by Accident.

Elephant Journal

In places like Loma Linda, California, Costa Rica, the islands of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Greece’s Ikaria, people are living healthier, happier, and longer than anywhere else in the world. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality ayurveda blue zones centenarians eating meat exercise happiness health john douillard living longer longevity

Can We End Hunger and Protect the Forest in Africa?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Expanding agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa often comes at the expense of forests. Can this challenge be resolved? Ideas Agriculture Development Forests SNAPP

I thought we had already discovered all of the lands there were to discover

Environmental Economics

It looks like there is more cropland available for food production worldwide than we previously thought.    A lot more… at lease according to the US Geological Survey : There’s more agricultural land in the world than previously thought, and India rather than the U.S. or China is now believed to have the biggest acreage of any country, according to new study aimed at improving food and water security. Global cropland totals 1.87 billion hectares (4.62

Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

The Green Changemakers

Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science How does the sun drive Earth's climate system? How have plants, animals, and humans affected Earth's climate? How do the ocean, ice, clouds and atmospheric gases affect the impact of the Sun's energy on the Earth?

Pruning your trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Once the leaves have fallen in late autumn/early winter, take the opportunity to get in there to remove any congested growth. For some fruit trees, however, the time to do any real pruning and cutting back is not that time of year but much earlier or somewhat later.

White-collared Seedeaters

10,000 Birds

Last weekend, my work had me driving to the very southern end of the Baja. That gave me Sunday morning off to re-visit the estuary at San Jose Del Cabo for the first time since Hurricane Lidia struck the area.

How the Scars of Boyhood lead to Closed-off Men.

Elephant Journal

It was all a blur. I looked down to see that I was stark naked from my belly button down, and I looked up to see a crowd full of my classmates, boys and. Health & Wellness Love Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today boyhood boys childhood trauma closed heart embarrassment emotionally unavailable invisible me too hashtag men rape relationships sexual assault sexual assault on men shame trauma

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New Science Shows Nature’s Potential to Fight Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows that we have vastly underestimated the potential for nature to fight climate change. Nature isn’t the victim, it’s the solution. Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Climate Forest Carbon Research Restoration Wetlands

"Senior NOAA appointee calls for retraction of paper on illegal fishing"

Environmental Economics

It sounds like there may be some problems with this paper: A top US official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who was recently appointed by President Donald Trump, has called for the retraction of a paper that suggests the country exports a significant amount of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

The Green Changemakers

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their environmental risk. Audience Geared toward children ages 9 - 13.

The most important school subjects

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The most important school subjects are not reading, writing, arithmetic, etc. even though they are important, especially for self-directed learning, as I can ascertain.

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

10,000 Birds

I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. That post led to a spirited discussion on the ABA Facebook page. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Why we Should Stop Chasing our Dreams.

Elephant Journal

When I completed my first year of Master’s studies something profound happened. I lost my passion, my purpose, and I no longer knew what this “thing” was that could make my heart sing. Blog Enlightened Society Funny Right Livelihood chase your dreams following your dreams I don't know what I want to do life coaching live in the moment searching for meaning searching for purpose

What Is Elective Surgery?

Conservation Hawaii

Elective surgery is a medically necessary but non-emergency operation that can be delayed for more than a day. For instance, erectile dysfunction (ED) surgery for those opting not to take ED drugs on a regular basis will be a good example of elective surgery.

If you hold your breath, air quality doesn't matter either

Environmental Economics

And then there's this. Citing the risk of conflicts of interest, the EPA administrator instituted  a sweeping change  to the agency’s core system of advisory panels on Tuesday, restricting membership to scientists who don’t receive EPA grants. In practice, the move represents “a major purge of independent scientists,” Terry F. Yosie, chair of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board during the Reagan administration,  told the Washington Post.

Goal Setting

The Green Changemakers

With all that is being written now about "mindset," it is an excellent idea to begin school by having our students set positive goals.

Thank You for voting Tory

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thanks for voting Tory. Everyone who did has really done well. Due to the actions of the Conservative government of the “United Kingdom” it has been estimated that 120,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas and many, many more in dire poverty.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2017)

10,000 Birds

Remember not that long ago when I suggested those of you dealing with the first real blast of winter chill should ignore the numbness of your extremities to go birding? Well, color me hypocritical. Most of you probably braved the cold without a second thought to pursue your birding bliss.

Are you in the know on #NutellaGate? Nutella Fans Go Nuts for the Wrong Reason.

Elephant Journal

Nutella fans are going nuts due to a recipe change. They should be going ape s**t over the negative impacts that palm plantations have on tropical forests. Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Why Species Matter

Nature Conservancy - Science

The jury is now in; conserving biodiversity ensures a more productive and stable set of ecosystems on which humans depend. Ideas Biodiversity Ecosystem Services Nature + People

A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers

Conservancy Talk

America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem.

Good News for children living with ADHD: New Research confirms Micronutrients Significantly Improve Symptoms. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

He had been expelled from six preschools and several other schools because of the symptoms of his severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now 13, Isaiah can. Conscious Consumerism Family Featured Events Food Health & Wellness

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Forget what they say—here’s How to Overcome Anxiety.

Elephant Journal

In my experience, it is important to acknowledge both the personal and the universal elements of our problems. In the case of anxiety, it is necessary to understand what it is about ourselves specifically that makes us anxious, as well as having a grasp on what anxiety means in a broader context, if we are to overcome it.

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The Objectification of Men.

Elephant Journal

The images that have been released for this campaign are, in some ways, fairly standard for this sort of product: two people, one dressed head-to-toe in a. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. notdressingmen advertising advice feminine roles feminism feminist inspiration intersectional feminism masculine roles masculinity media objectification over-sexualizing photography suistudio