Sat.Feb 17, 2018 - Fri.Feb 23, 2018

Week three, the road goes on forever.

10,000 Birds

Well, I have to admit there have been times when it has seemed like that. We will cover nearly 3000 miles driving before we reach Seattle, and our final stop. Road conditions and traffic have gotten much easier now that we are traveling in the US, and so today we were headed to Eugene, Oregon.

Sycamore tree and Sycamore wood

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When we are talking here about the Sycamore we are talking about Acer pseudoplantanus, the “European” Sycamore and not the American one, which is Platanus occidentalis.

Call for papers: AERE @ the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

Environmental Economics

The Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings will be held November 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.: link]. Submit your abstract for presentation in an AERE session at the 2018 SEA here: [link]. You will be asked to enter relevant author information and upload a pdf document with your paper's title, author names and an abstract of no more than 1,000 words. Authors may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts are due March 15. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by March 30.

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An Experiment with Clean Air

Nature Conservancy - Science

Studies in China and the U.S. reinforce the understanding that clean air makes a difference to each of us. One estimate suggests that a switch to solar could save up to $167 billion in health care costs associated with air pollution each year. Energy Ecosystem Services Human Well-Being

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2018)

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Weekends are much like birds, in that some are more prosaic than others. Not all can be stunners or megas.

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Derby Wharf birding

10,000 Birds

Over the years that we have lived in Broome we have often driven the road north to our closest town to go birding and although it is not that far away at just over 225kms/140 miles the birding can be quite different on the way and in Derby.

Can You Ever Have Too Many Turkeys?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Citizen science provides opportunities to answer essential questions about how people — and the non-native species we've introduced — affect oak savannas, prairies and streams. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Birding Birds Try This

“Hero cow” becomes media darling to non-vegans everywhere

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Every now and again it happens ; an animal in line for slaughter goes viral. In this case , a nameless Polish cow fought through a metal fence, broke a worker’s arm, and swam across a lake to find refuge on a small island.

The Meaning of February’s Rare Black Moon (It only happens Once every 19 Years).

Elephant Journal

This black moon follows three full moon eclipses, which have brought intense and supercharged energy our way. There is no denying that life has been a. Astrology Alex Myles astrology black moon blue moon eclipses february moon full moon new moon

The Beauty of Tropical Birdiness in Arenal, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

“Birdiness” No, not an official word but, um, so what? Many birds sing local dialects, and human languages are dynamic, they can’t help but change, evolve over time. It’s what they do, otherwise, we might be speaking some long forgotten Homo sapiens root language.

The World is Singing on BeastBox

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ben Mirin, a sound artist and National Geographic Explorer, has teamed up with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to inspire a new generation of conservationists and musicians with BeastBox. Wildlife Bioacoustics Birds Try This

How Can Countries with High Water Usage Cut Back

Greentumble

According to scientists, Earth’s scarcest resource. isn’t oil, natural gas or coal; it’s water. Less than three percent of the Earth’s water volume is readily potable — drinkable — without extensive and costly purification measures.

An Exercise for Kicking Loneliness to the Curb.

Elephant Journal

When you begin the love story with yourself, you always have someone at your side. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Love compassion happiness healing loneliness mindfulness Pema Chodron relationships self love women

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Companies Crowdfunding for Good

Green Living Ideas

Crowdfunding is an awesome way to grow a business, and here are four companies for good that are growing with the help of crowdfunding. The post Companies Crowdfunding for Good appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Activism climate action crowdfunding Gardening hydroponics lab grown meat Recycling smog SuperMeat TerraCycle upcycling

The Pileated Woodpecker in Winter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Even in the harshest winter conditions, you can count on seeing the spectacular pileated woodpecker. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Natural History

How to Ask “How are You?” in a Mindful Way.

Elephant Journal

You know when someone wants to know how you are; you can hear it in their tone and see it in their eyes. Blog Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood growing learning listening livelihood mindfulness mindset relationship

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It is Okay to Talk about your Depression.

Elephant Journal

There is no shame in reaching out. There is no shame in talking about your emotions, or crying, or having a difficult time managing what life has given you. Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness advice depression learning mental health Mental Illness mental wellness overcoming depression self protection self-esteem

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If you can’t Get Out of Bed in the Morning, Remember these 10 Things are Worth Living For.

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Do we Really need to Find our Purpose to Live a Life of Meaning?

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The Brave Gift we can give to our Daughters.

Elephant Journal

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Sunsetting: the Antidote to Ghosting.

Elephant Journal

Modern dating is full of gray zones. Between casual and serious, situationships sit in the middle. These are the most ambiguous to end—if. Editor's Picks Inspiring (Wow) Love breakup casual dating ghosting gratitude letting go online dating relationship situationship

I get Nervous when you hold My Gaze during Sex. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Stop seeing me, when you never see me like this, with those eyes, outside of these sheets. . Adult Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Love empowered sex making love sex sex for women sex-positive sexual empowerment sexy poem

A Step-by-Step Guide to planning a Sugar Detox.

Elephant Journal

When we first got together, my husband and I were very active. We went on daily bike rides. Our vacations consisted of taking biking tours in Europe or hiking in the mountains. One summer, we even took several weeks to through hike the Oregon Coast Trail. Then, we became a family of three. We took on sedentary jobs, and our physical activity dwindled over time. Before we knew it, we were much heavier than we ever imagined we would be.

What Emotional Maturity looks like—& it’s not Eternal Happiness.

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This Powerful Short Film Explains the Struggles of an Opioid Addict like you’ve Never Seen Before.

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By the end of the 4-minute film-style PSA, we find out the lost love he’s longing for is not another charming 20-something. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Dear You heroin Kathryn Prescott opioid epidemic PSA

This is how we can Defy our Self-Consciousness.

Elephant Journal

Mindfulness lets everything breathe. It acknowledges both the internal and external environments. It allows us to give attention not only to our thoughts and feelings, but also to our surroundings, so that we don’t hyper-focus on any one aspect of life. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

What Studying & Living in China taught me about Changing the Tune of our Lives.

Elephant Journal

The invitation for a four-month Chinese language course arrived in the middle of January. I had to wait until March to depart, and that winter was probably the longest in my whole life. Adventure Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Travel Chinese language course Chinese University life experience life-lessons live abroad living in China roommates study abroad traveling overseas

Of the 4 Yogic Paths, Karma Yoga is the best place to Start—Here’s Why.

Elephant Journal

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What do the “Middle Ground” Politics the Founding Fathers believed in mean Today?

Elephant Journal

The ideas he drew upon hold little weight without understanding the causes of extremism in our current politics. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) awareness change clinton Constitution education enlightenment environment life mindfulness moderation Montesquieu Political Philosophy Political Theory politics Russia Soft Despotism Tocqueville trump tyranny

How to Find Faith when your Life is Falling Apart.

Elephant Journal

“Ten thousand flowers in the spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.” ” ~ Zen Master Wu-Men There’s a stale old joke that has been making the rounds in the music clubs all over […]. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood buddhism dukkha four noble truths life hack pull yourself together sanskrit

Learning to Live & Love without a Second Chance.

Elephant Journal

Everyone seems to be enamored by the "Rocky" story; the downtrodden underdog that picks himself up, dusts himself off, and comes back to conquer the world. Whether it's a celebrity who jumps the shark one year and comes back the next in a blaze of glory, or sex addicted comedians who have turned over new leaves, we seem to love it. Enlightened Society Family Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood american dream begin again new start. Rocky second chance

This is what Moving On feels like—16 Lessons.

Elephant Journal

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Mindless Eaters Consume 50% More Calories.

Elephant Journal

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How to Express Needs without Being “Needy.”

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