2017

Counting birds that count on us.

10,000 Birds

The World’s biggest citizen science wildlife count takes place this weekend. It is a very simple and accessible event which requires each observer to sit for one hour in their garden or a local park. Their observations are then entered to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch site.

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"House conservatives' sweeping plan for Trump's first 100 days, explained"

Environmental Economics

All regulations have zero benefits: Thursday morning, the House Freedom Caucus, the main group representing the far right of House Republicans, released an ambitious regulatory — or, really, deregulatory — agenda for the Trump administration to pursue.

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Trending Sources

Ideas for Reclaimed Dining Room Tables

Green Furniture Home Design

If you’re lucky enough to have an actual dining room in your home that can accommodate a large dining table, you should consider getting one that’s made from reclaimed, recycled or sustainably harvested wood.

2017’s First Full Moon in Cancer: Everything we Want is on the Other Side of Fear.

Elephant Journal

In astrology, there are moments that seem orchestrated by God those breaks within the mundane where the magic is able to escape.

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The Good News: Almost Everyone Else Knows that Global Warming is Real

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Agreement on global warming is a short-sighted mistake.

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Building Positive School Culture

The Green Changemakers

By Dana Truby Life is about relationships. Building a positive environment in individual classrooms and throughout your whole school is too. It takes commitment and consistency from the whole team—administrators, teachers and support staff.

Happy Birthday to the bicycle; 200 yeas old

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The old girl has reached the ripe old age of 200 and is looking as good as ever. Actually, let's face it, over the years the old girl has changed and improved, and thus looking even better.

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Good Apparel’s Hemp Chambray ‘Coastal Canadian Tuxedo’ is Our Summer Ecofashion Fave!

Eco Chic

You can probably see from these images of their new chambray line , why exactly we are in LOVE with Cape-Cod based, all-women-run Good Clothing Company.

Beaten by an Angry Bird

10,000 Birds

Noisy wing beats, heavy landing behind the stern, water splashing everywhere and then, a hit of a heavy wing on my upper arm…. A few years back, I birded northern Greece with a couple from Namibia. It had been a while since I saw Greater Flamingoes and was thrilled to see them again.

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"Why did Beall's List of potential predatory publishers go dark?"

Environmental Economics

I've used this list  a number of times on this blog (most recently here with, I must say, a nice comment on the economics of the industry): Jeffrey Beall, the University of Colorado, Denver, librarian who has since 2008 chronicled “potential, possible, or probable” predatory publishers, has — at least for now — pulled the plug on his influential, and at times controversial, site.

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The New Swarovski BTX, an Amazing Advancement in Spotting Scopes

10,000 Birds

A little over a month ago I was hiking up a mountain path outside of Innsbruck, Austria, with birders from around the world. When we reached our destination we were greeted with glasses of champagne. And while the bubbly really hit the spot it seemed like it was a bit of overkill.

If you Love her, Don’t Destroy Her.

Elephant Journal

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Good News, Bad News: My Climate Outlook Post-Paris

Conservancy Talk

Here at the Aspen Ideas Festival, climate change is a much bigger topic of conversation and focus this year. People want to know what the outlook and game plan should be after President Trump’s decision to drop out of the Paris climate accord.

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Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy - Science

Protecting fish populations on coral reefs sounds simple: protect the reef, protect the fish. But unfortunately conservation efforts aren’t that straightforward, as human activities on land can impact what happens in the ocean.

Those magnificent places down the Danube

10,000 Birds

Cover photo: Black-headed Bunting by Mark S. Jobling / Wikimedia Commons. This year, the first heat of the season came late, only with early June. Instead of writing at home, I discovered a new “study”, a discreet fish restaurant hidden in the branch of the Danube.

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Cosmopolitan thinks vegans are basically invincible

Eccorazzi

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound – it’s highly inflated promises about the health benefits of being vegan, man!

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The Belgrade Amazon Campaign or the House of the Eagle

10,000 Birds

Beljarica backwaters cover the 900 ha of wilderness on the eastern bank of the Danube, between the river and the embankment, by the suburb of Kovilovo, some 15 kilometres upstream from downtown Belgrade. I have been there several times last month, but barely ever managed to do any proper birding!

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US Administration seems to have lost control

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It would appear that the US Administration has lost control of the intelligence services as well as the military.

Morning Coffee with Eastern Imperial Eagle

10,000 Birds

May 2009. After a wakeup call at highly uncivilized 3.45 am, at the crack of dawn I am sitting in a car by the Suslik (European ground squirrel) pasture. It is still cold. No Susliks are to be seen – they are waiting for the sun.

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Message in a bottle

10,000 Birds

Did you ever get a message in a bottle? Completely meaningless gibberish from an entirely unknown guy (from my experience, it’s always a guy, looking like a lumberjack and that’s okay) that, strangely enough, makes you insanely excited? If not, you must try gulling.

"Why Dropping the Paris Agreement May not Matter Anyways."

Environmental Economics

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Everything’s Coming Up Carrie Laben

10,000 Birds

We at 10,000 Birds are lucky to have such distinguished writers on our team. Yet, few of them are actually distinguished for their writing. That’s just one reason why we’re so proud of Beat Writer Carrie Laben , who’s been having a heck of a month.

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How being an Empath can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia & Exhaustion.

Elephant Journal

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Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek.

7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In our still relatively brief existence, humans have evolved our way to an era many are now calling the Anthropocene – a new geological epoch defined by human impact on Earth. But our unparalleled creativity is a double-edge sword.

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Mallard Complexity

10,000 Birds

Everyone knows what a male Mallard looks like. The drake of this extremely common, sexually dimorphic species ( Anas platyrhynchos ) cuts a fine form with his iridescent emerald dome and chestnut breast.

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Who’d have guessed Germany tops vegan food production?

Eccorazzi

North America is far from alone in the abundance of new vegan options. In fact, they’re behind. Anyone interested in a trip to Berlin? Grist shares a recent report that Germany was responsible for producing 18% of the world’s new vegan food products in 2016. They’ve been dubbed the winner in the race to fill shelves and stomaches with animal-free food innovations, but it’s clear the real winners are the German people.

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Tips for Birding Costa Rica in 2017

10,000 Birds

Are you on your way to Costa Rica? Planning a trip for later this year? Good choice, the birding is fantastic! If not, I hope the following tips will convince you to come on down to this easy birding paradise: 100s of bird species are closer than you think. Yes, hundreds.

The pathological consumption of the majority

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The pathological consumption of the majority, for I do know that not all participate in it, has become so normalized that we scarcely notice it.

City Guide: Finding Birds in Belgrade

10,000 Birds

Is Belgrade the New Berlin is a question recently raised in Vogue by Marry Holland. Her article starts with a bold claim that “no city makes you feel more like a New Yorker than Belgrade.”

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Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Here are some facts to keep in mind about Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White: Passionate Birders Share the Joys of Watching Birds: (1) This is not a dress code. (2) 2) This is a NEW book edited by Lisa A. White and Jeffrey A. Gordon, illustrated by Robert A.

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"Marine Recreational Fishing and the Social Cost of Carbon"

Environmental Economics

I've been wanting to write this paper since the EPA/DOE workshop on the SCC : The Impact of Climate Change on Marine Recreational Fishing with Implications for the Social Cost of Carbon  John Whitehead, Appalachian State University Daniel Willard, Environmental Defense Fund. Abstract. We estimate the effects of temperature and precipitation on marine recreational fishing days over a 20 year time period.

2017 48

"New Research Initiative to Update and Improve the Social Cost of Carbon"

Environmental Economics

From the inbox; Resources for the Future (RFF) is launching a multi-year, multidisciplinary research initiative to improve the methodology used to calculate the social cost of carbon—an economic tool used to quantify both the benefits to society of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere and the harm to society from emitting more carbon dioxide. Here is the link:  [link]  

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Eight Feng Shui Tips to Improve the Energy at your Front Door.

Elephant Journal

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