2018

The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in 2017

10,000 Birds

Here are the most popular videos on The W. Edwards Deming Institute You Tube channel in the last year. Those with W. Edwards Deming in them are the most popular. The videos with the most views in the last year: W.

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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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Seaweed Farming: A Gateway to Conservation and Empowerment

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seaweed farming is often viewed as the pinnacle of sustainable aquaculture - but ensuring sustainability is incredibly complex. Fish & Fisheries Development Fisheries Food Safety & Security Human Well-Being Nature + People Oceans Sustainability

2018 31

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 31

Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Elephant Journal

When I joined Twitter in 2008 I had no clue who to follow or even what to do. After learning a bit more about it, I gathered my little list of resume experts that quickly expanded to experts throughout the careers industry. Through the years I’ve added more people to that list.

2018 31

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Lessons from Omelas

Indigenize

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

This week in the veganverse IV

Eccorazzi

It might make these veganverse weekly recaps more entertaining if you imagine them being read the way they were written–with the speed of an angry message board commenter and the sass of someone who just remembered she still has one and a half VEGO bars left from her last trip to the EU.

The Real Value of Money

The Green Changemakers

By Mark Manson It's Not About the Stuff One summer afternoon, a group of recent college graduates decided to visit their favorite professor at his home.

I screamed: Ural Owl!

10,000 Birds

I screamed “UralOwlUralOwlUralOwl!!!”, all the time pointing with my right hand while holding the steering wheel with my left, and the hardest thing, keeping my eyes on the road. Fortunately, B. managed to see it, his largest owl ever.

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Let's say you have coded your data and estimated your first model and, gulp, there are no results*; but then it turns out this is a @SurveyMonkey problem.

Environmental Economics

Suppose you have a 3 x 3 experimental design in a stated preference survey with cost $100, $250, and $500 and benefit is 25%, 50% and 75% improvement (in quality or quantity) variables. You ask more than one choice question. SurveyMonkey spits out the data with a number code which you assume is ordinal. For example: Cost. But actually you find that the code is not in order. For example:   Cost. Similar things happen to the benefit variable.

2018 53

Understanding the Nomadic Habits of Snowy Owls

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research helps you understand why a snowy owl is in the local field this winter. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Mammals Try This

2018 31

Start the Year Off Right: Take Action on Climate Change Now

Conservancy Talk

Just before the end of 2017, I had the chance to speak to a group of college students about what they can do to act on climate change. I love speaking to younger people. Because we need them on our side. They’re smart, they care, and they are eager to engage.

It’s Time to Go Vegan AF.

Elephant Journal

Clever marketing slogans, it’s all one big lie. Milk does a body good? Oh hell naw. Boy, bye. . Enlightened Society Food Funny Green Health & Wellness food healthy meat meme poem poetry vegan vegan AF vegan diet vegetarian

2018 23

Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?

Greentumble

The United States, France, Russia, South Korea and China, as diverse as these countries are, share one common characteristic. They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1].

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.

7 Mental Health Tips From Therapists That Actually Work

Environmental News Network

There’s so much competing thoughts as to what works in the world of therapy, it can be hard to discern the right course of treatment for every individual situation. Certainly, there’s no rule of thumb, and therapy ought to be personally tailored as much as possible.

Womens River Retreat in May – come along!

Indigenize

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

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

Eccorazzi

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.

Positive Discipline - Guide for Teachers and Educators

The Green Changemakers

By Kyle Aken Positive discipline is a more effective way to manage misbehaving students in the classroom, rather than using punishment or rewards.

Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

10,000 Birds

There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and one within an hour drive of almost every major American city.

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I found a way to highlight the gender problem in economics on this blog

Environmental Economics

There's a gender problem in economics? It is not difficult to find an all-male panel at the annual January mega-gathering of American economists. They are as common as PowerPoint presentations and pie charts. One such panel this year met to sleepily critique President Trump’s economic policies, but it was overshadowed by another panel, two ballrooms away, that jolted a profession that prides itself on cool rationality.

2018 22

Recovery: Smalltooth Sawfish Flickering Back

Nature Conservancy - Science

Recovery of the smalltooth sawfish is going better than expected, but public ignorance can still imperil these fish. Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Endangered Species Fish Fisheries Natural History Research Try This

2018 30

The Best Way To Buy Protection From Severe Storms? Invest In Nature

Conservancy Talk

Last month, NOAA announced that 2017 was the U.S.’s ’s costliest year ever for natural disasters — shattering the previous record of 2005. The country suffered more than $300 billion in damages primarily due to hurricanes, severe storms, and wildfires.

Everything you Need to Know about Having your Sh*t Together.

Elephant Journal

Make mistakes. Tons of them. Know this is unavoidable, because as a general rule, we humans are not perfect. Not even close. We are, in fact, total fuckups. Adult Enlightened Society Funny Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

2018 23

10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Greentumble

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.

Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate change and environmental destruction are contentious and disputed topics. In the US, for instance, there is a powerful faction of Republican politicians who flat-out deny that climate change even exists.

The Lake of Beasts: Kerkini, Greece

10,000 Birds

With only a few more days left, 2017 was coming to a close. Birdwise, it turned out to be a good one and my year list was almost 400 species long, which made me happy… almost. I needed 4 more birds to round it up to 400, and as I said, I had only a few more days left.

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The Birding in Costa Rica is Always Good at Lands in Love

10,000 Birds

“Seen anything good”? How many of us have heard that open-ended question while birding in the USA, Canada, and Costa Rica? How many of us aren’t sure how to answer it?

2018 34

THIS WEEK IN THE VEGANVERSE III

Eccorazzi

Are you wondering what propels me to summarize the headlines? Is it my love of GIFS or my hatred for having to spend more than 116 words on unbearably frustrating topics? It can be both. Let’s go! ?. From non-vegan sea to non-vegan shining sea.

Life skills education is more than teaching skills

The Green Changemakers

by Christina Kwauk and Amanda Braga Editor's Note: This blog is a summary of our new report “Translating competencies to empowered action,” which can be downloaded here. Today the buzz around life skills education for girls is at an all-time high.

The Race North

Nature Conservancy - Science

How will plants respond to the ongoing warming of our planet? Climate Change Climate Forests Migrations Native Plants Natural History

2018 31

"Public willingness to pay for a US carbon tax and preferences for spending the revenue"

Environmental Economics

Abstract: We provide evidence from a nationally representative survey on Americans' willingness to pay (WTP) for a carbon tax, and public preferences for how potential carbon-tax revenue should be spent. The average WTP for a tax on fossil fuels that increases household energy bills is US$177 per year. This translates into an average WTP of 14% more on average for households across the United States, where energy costs differ significantly across states.

2018 16

Meet the Takin: The Largest Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the 700-pound mammal that resembles something Luke Skywalker would ride. Wildlife Mammals Natural History Weird Nature

2018 26

Tech Titans Help Protect Last Perfect Place In California

Conservancy Talk

Just before the start of the new year, my organization, The Nature Conservancy, got some very good news. Thanks to an incredible $165 million gift—the largest single donation we’ve ever received—we were able to buy and protect 38 square miles of “the last perfect place in California.”