Hummer Time

10,000 Birds

Angela Minor has lived, traveled, and birded from the southern U.S. to the Rocky Mountains and beyond, Alaska, throughout the Caribbean, and in seven countries in Europe.

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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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Russian backyard agriculture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Around 35 million backyard gardens are in private family possession in Russia and the government supports this with a legal right to a free, tax-free piece of land from 1-3 ha (in some regions even up to 6 ha).

Lessons from Omelas


I was sad to hear that writer Ursula K. LeGuin died last night. I got to meet her, once, at a conference of the Mythopoeic Society, and found her to be as stunningly present and wise in person as on the page. But that was just a mild fangirl moment: her influence on me […]. Adventures Tales & Blarney gratitude high school Joanne Burnett justice Omelas social change teachers Ursula LeGuin

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan


There was Cecil. There was Harambe. Today, it’s Sudan. Yes, Instagram stories everywhere were overflowing with devastation this afternoon as news broke that the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was euthanized.

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When one Big Company picks on one Yoga Teacher. ~ Kino MacGregor

Elephant Journal

Because of his legal might, together with his tone of voice and words, I felt bullied. It made me sick, and I left each conversation feeling traumatized and abused. I never.

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Finding Inspiration in the International Year of the Reef

Conservancy Talk

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and economically important ecosystems on earth, providing critically important food, livelihoods and coastal protection for over 500 million people worldwide.

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10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


Our demand for natural resources steadily rises. every year. Until 1970s, our consumption remained within the natural capacity of our ecosystems to replenish these resources.

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Week 15: The Darwin area has some great birds, and Crocodiles!

10,000 Birds

We are now at the tail end of our time in Australia, but I feel like we are ending it with a bang. 8 days in the Darwin area, which includes Fogg Dam, Kakadu National Park, Cooroboree, Yellow Water, and at least a dozen other non-planned stops would provide all the excitement I could handle.

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Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Environmental Economics

  I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here.    I am an Associate Professor of economics at the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University.

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Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

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Womens River Retreat in May – come along!


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

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Keep Your Heart Open…Always

The Green Samaritan

Despite the controversies in the world, let’s keep our hearts open always for better things to come. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

10,000 Birds

Merchandising folly 1 – Conservation 0. The Miami-Dade County Commission approved development of ‘the largest shopping mall in North America’ with a vote of 9-1 last week.

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Nature Could Help Prevent $50 Billion in Flood Damages in the Gulf of Mexico

Nature Conservancy - Science

New science shows that restoring healthy coastal habitats – like marshes and oyster reefs – is an extremely cost-effective solution for reducing those risks. Climate Change From the Field Ideas Nature Tech Adaptation Climate Nature + People Nature-based Solutions Oceans

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Veganism as a Matter of Justice: A Short Reply to the Welfarists


Guest Post by Gary L. Francione.

2018 88

The Unexpected American who Stole the Show at the Royal Wedding.

Elephant Journal

I don't particularly care about the designers, or the famous guests, or the royal fervor, but I there was one aspect of the ceremony that caught my attention—and I suspect the attention of many watching.

2018 83

Historic Catholic Church Cemetery Employs Green Infrastructure to Address Stormwater Pollution

Conservancy Talk

It’s not every day that I attend a conservation event in a cemetery. Then again, the Mount Olivet Cemetery rain garden project is no ordinary project.

2018 83

10 Benefits of Crop Rotation in Agriculture


Crop rotation is a farming technique. dating as far back as the Roman Empire or Ancient Greece.

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Global Big Day in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

When it comes to initiatives that promote birding, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is hard to beat. The lab at Sapsucker Woods is where we find thousands of nature recordings housed at the Macauley Library.

Here is my 13 minute video on how to conduct a revealed-stated preference travel cost method study

Environmental Economics

2018 173

Take back the tap

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Take back the tap: Let's put and end to the big business fraud of bottled water Corporations like Nestlé are wasting your money, and not just Nestlé.

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The Owls of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Texas

10,000 Birds

In the very back of my first bird identification field guide ( Audubon , green, Eastern US) there were several blank pages. Since neither the Internet nor eBird were even a thought, that’s where I collected the place names of my birding bucket list.

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Pseudonymns for Costa Rican Birds

10,000 Birds

Some birds are too cool for just one name. Others have names that give us pause because they don’t seem to describe, to convey, what that bird is really all about. And then there are the names that are just too damn long, especially for the size of the bird.

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Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—In 12 Steps: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Two reactions on hearing that Steve Howell and Brian Sullivan have written a guide entitled Peterson Guide to Bird Identification–in 12 Steps : (1) What? Another identification guide?, (2) 2) Who? An identification guide by Steven N. Howell and Brian L. Sullivan? This should be interesting.

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Four Impressive Bird Migrations You Can Watch From Your Neighborhood

Nature Conservancy - Science

Keep an eye out for these four migrants at a backyard or city park near you. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birding Birds Migrations

2018 112

France’s ban of faux-meat branding won’t stop veganism


France has banned the use of terms traditionally associated with meat in describing vegetarian or vegan products, no matter how clear the branding or description. So long, seitan steaks…hello, barbecued seitan slabs.

2018 83

The March 1st Full Moon in Virgo is Bringing some Much Needed Closure.

Elephant Journal

It is highly likely that our dreams, or possibly nightmares, may be more intense as this moon comes into full fruition, and it’s worth being aware that it. Astrology Alex Myles astrology change chaos dating energy shift full moon intuition march relationships virgo

2018 91

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.

2018 87

The Dire State of Plastic Pollution


Imagine if you could have your own private island, larger than the state of Texas. This space could be yours, if you do not mind the fact that it is made of microscopic plastic. You could take a 14-hour cruise from end to end, or cover the distance by running 12 marathons.

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Birding Deliblato Sands: What I have seen and what I haven’t

10,000 Birds

Turning off the asphalt, I enter the Deliblato Sands steppe, between the Danube and the Carpathian Mountains in the northeast of Serbia, where the first bird to greet me is a Northern Wheatear , followed by a Crested Lark.

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This is going into my annual review

Environmental Economics

2018 163

Spear & Jackson Precision Snips – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spear & Jackson PRECISION SNIPS SK5 steel blades for lasting sharpness with a built-in locking catch for safe transportation and storage SRP: £6.49

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