2019

Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

10,000 Birds

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes: it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered by Maria, a Category 4 storm that cut a devastating swath across the island. The human and economic consequences were dramatic, and continue to be felt.

No Plot? No Problem

Green (Living) Review

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Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

| Simple, Sophisticated Luxury | Bali is a paradise beyond my wildest dreams: lush, dense jungle; picturesque rice paddies; tropical beaches with world-class snorkeling among coral reefs, outdoor adventure activities, ancient temples, traditional arts, delicious dining options, endless varieties of yoga and meditation classes and retreats, and countless mystical shamans and energy healers. Truly, Bali […].

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Choose One / Lose One Spring Challenge!

The Green Samaritan

Time for a Spring Choose One / Lose One Challenge to encourage kinder, more earth-friendly habits. This is all about losing the disposable and moving toward reusable. Start with anything – See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Elephant Journal

The Top Mistakes of Home Sellers Selling your home is not as easy as it may first seem. For many families that are doing it for the first time, it can be overwhelming. Many inexperienced homeowners make mistakes when it comes to selling their homes because they have no experience to fall back on.

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The Howling: Why You’re Hearing Coyotes This Month

Nature Conservancy - Science

Step outside tonight and you may hear a lot of howling. Here’s why. Wildlife Urban Conservation

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New working paper: "Willingness Toupee"

Environmental Economics

Willingness Toupee. David M. McEvoy, O. Ashton Morgan and John C, Whitehead. No 19-01, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University. Abstract: In this paper we tackle the hairy problem of male pattern baldness. We survey balding men and elicit their willingness to pay to move from their current sad situation to a more plentiful one. Then we comb-over the results. What’s the average willingness to pay to move from a glistening cue ball to a luscious mane?

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More Trending

What About: “No-Kill” Eggs?

Eccorazzi

There is a new “advancement” in agricultural science and it is “no-kill” eggs. As always with these supposedly humane advancements, the purported reduction of harm does not mean that there is no other death sentence or continued needless exploitation awaiting.

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A Morning at Punta Morales, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

One of the quandaries of birding in Costa Rica is deciding where to go birding. Where do you go when there are so many different places to choose from? Costa Rica’s small size, ease of access and massive avian diversity promises a wealth of birds in many places.

Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

10,000 Birds

How blessed can one guy be? Not only is Kenn Kaufman a world-class birder and all-around naturalist who makes his living doing what he loves. Not only has he authored multiple field guides, and prose works, too (such as the classic coming-of-age-as-a-birder story, Kingbird Highway ).

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The 20 best birds of Belgrade and where to find them

10,000 Birds

Some five years ago I was involved in a project of ecotourism evaluation of the river Danube in Serbia, which included the city of Belgrade, founded at the bank of this river.

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Paper is a near-perfect barrier to hackers, ransomware and other exploits

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The most “futuristic” data security is a pen and pad, and also the old-fashioned typewriter.

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Bird Litigation: Is the Golden-cheeked Warbler Still Endangered?

10,000 Birds

The striking Golden-cheeked Warbler nests only in the hills of central Texas near Austin but a substantial part of those breeding grounds have leveled in favor of development. One of the fastest growing cities in America, Austin is the capital of Texas and home of the University of Texas.

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Spring…at last!

The Green Samaritan

Spring adds new life and beauty to all there is. Jessica Harrelson. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Top Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Elephant Journal

The Top Mistakes of Home Sellers Selling your home is not as easy as it may first seem. For many families that are doing it for the first time, it can be overwhelming. Many inexperienced homeowners make mistakes when it comes to selling their homes because they have no experience to fall back on.

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Day of the (Turtle) Dogs

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a fine May morning, and until a couple of minutes ago, the search for ornate box turtles here at the Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve in Central Illinois was going extremely well. We are up to 16 turtles on the […]. From the Field Wildlife Herps Protected Areas TNC Science

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ERE Special Issue on Benefit Transfer

Environmental Economics

Well, when I drafted this, it was a recent publication I wanted to announce, but now that I have some free time, I can finish it.   The March issue of Environmental and Resource Economics  is a special issue on "Benefit Transfer: Current Practice and Future Prospects."

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10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags

Greentumble

Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. our purchased goods when we go shopping. They are a part of our modern lives, and we don’t tend to think much about them. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world [1].

Don’t blame vegans for the shame you feel about using animals

Eccorazzi

Vegans take the blame for a lot of things. Whether we are being accused of ruining someone’s good time, of incessantly bringing up our label, or are being bombarded with nutritional deficiency promises, I find many of my cohorts are driven to either of the polarizing extremes presented: become the type of preachy vegan non-vegans fear or forgo mention of your beliefs altogether in hopes everyone will pick on someone gluten-free.

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Fear Of The Dark

10,000 Birds

I picked up E. in the morning in front of her hotel. To avoid the traffic lights and rush hour, I drove through some forgotten, derelict industrial zone at the outskirts of the city (which is my usual shortcut).

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Looking for Year Birds in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It’s good to have birding goals. Challenges like a Big Year, county lists, or a Big Sit can push a birder to learn more, to improve the birding focus, and become more aware of what’s happening in the avian neighborhood.

Where to watch shorebirds around Belgrade, Serbia

10,000 Birds

Shorebirds (in Europe: waders) must be an acquired birding taste. No one starts birding dreaming of drab-coloured, unobtrusive and, far on a mud-bar, largely invisible little mud-skippers.

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Sharing bar soap cannot make you sick

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sharing a bar soap cannot make you sick and it is way better for the environment than is liquid soap.

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Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America: A Review by a Sparrow Fan

10,000 Birds

I like sparrows. I like observing them, reading about them, grappling with species and subspecies identification, and even—on a good day—talking about sparrow taxonomy.

February Thoughts…

The Green Samaritan

See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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5 Ways CBD can Help you Live your Best Life. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

No matter what your personal goal or focus is right now, CBD could help you live your full potential. Here are just a few ideas: Conscious Consumerism Featured Events Green Health & Wellness cannabidiol CBD Farm Bill Green Roads hemp new year's resolutions

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Mountain Lion at Phantom Canyon Preserve

Nature Conservancy - Science

A mountain lion makes an appearance at Phantom Canyon Preserve in Colorado. From the Field Wildlife Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist

Econ 101ism and Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

I just finished reading a great book that substantially changed how I think about economics - " Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality " by James Kwak. 

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The New “Birds of Thailand”

10,000 Birds

Perhaps you don’t know it yet, but with more than 1000 bird species, palm-fringed sandy beaches, developed tourism infrastructure, moderate prices and political stability, Thailand is a country you definitively want to visit.

Migrants are on the Move in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Spring is happening! Each day, the sun stays out just a bit longer and up north, the snow is old, feeble and on its way to a wetter, more fluid existence. However, for those of us living the birding life, Spring is more than just the transition between the cold and the warm.

February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

10,000 Birds

The week of President’s Day this year found me, my family, and some close friends spending a week in a beach house on Tybee Island, a low-lying, barrier island just east of Savannah.

“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

10,000 Birds

Forget the old news, Rwanda of today is one of Africa’s safest, cleanest and most stable countries. Slightly larger than Wales and about the size of the US state of Maryland, this country’s lure is its 703 bird species and three dozen Albertine Rift endemics among them.

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Getting ready for spring.

10,000 Birds

What’s this? An egg? Where did winter go? A discarded pigeon’s egg reminded me that spring is just around the corner and that nest boxes should be readied in anticipation.

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Urine as compost agitator

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Yes, it works, and it works extremely well. OK, it all sounds rather strange, and maybe even icky, collecting urine in a container and then putting it onto the compost heap or into the compost bin but that is what was done not so long ago in rural households anyway.

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Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

10,000 Birds

Barbets are odd, chunky birds with large beaks. There’s so much more that can be said about this group of birds but that’s the first description that comes to mind.

Mastering Bird Photography: A Book Review by an Amateur Bird Photographer

10,000 Birds

The full title of this exceptional book by Marie Read is Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior.

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Mary Oliver, one of the Greatest Poets of her Generation, has Passed Away at 83.

Elephant Journal

For 83 years, Mary Oliver graced us with her words. Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) elephant magazine mary mary oliver oliver passed away poem Poet poetry wild geese

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