2018

Urban birds, urban birding… is there a future?

10,000 Birds

White-tailed Eagles normally take flight silently, yet, while checking some Common Starlings and hoping for Rosy Starlings , I heard a few noisy wing-beats, enough to turn and see a young eagle flying with a wing tag.

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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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Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

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7 great Philippines eco-travel destinations

Green Traveler Guides

| Go Green or Don’t Go | With today’s ease of travel comes staggering environmental problems, particularly in the Earth’s underdeveloped but most beautiful destinations. Case in point: The Philippines.

Mom’s Magic Cobbler Recipe

Indigenize

My mom, Tilla Fields, was an amazing cook. In her early years, she served as camp cook on cattle branding outings in the northerly Great Basin Desert. Yep, with a horse-driven chuck wagon and dutch ovens dug into the ground and everything. With her skills, she could have become a professional chef, but was too […]. Arts Recipes cobbler free food fruit recipe summer Tilla Fields wildcrafting

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More Trending

If you’re mourning Sudan the rhino, go vegan

Eccorazzi

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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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of June 2018?

10,000 Birds

In terms of migration excitement, June feels like the party you arrived at just a little late. Everyone still seems to having a ball, but the merriment isn’t flowing quite as freely as it was before. Live it up, though, because, with a few weeks, the migration party may really be over!

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The Cure for Binocular Neck: Birding in Montana

10,000 Birds

Custer Gallatin National Forest. In the valley of the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers, snuggled up against Rocky Mountain ranges, sits the little western town of Big Timber, Montana. I ‘found’ this jewel on a paper road atlas many years ago.

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.

2018 229

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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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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Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed. So, when our GTG team learned of a special 2018 Earth Day event promising to slow our pulse rates by connecting us directly with the land via a time-honored […]. All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku

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Happy Interdependence Day

Indigenize

“The great fallacy of the United States is that it was built on individuality. That’s the greatest lie ever was told, because it was not. It was built on community politics. People got out in the communities and helped each other; farmers lent each other horses and tractors, and built barns. America was a much […]. Cranky Rants The Wheel of the Year Betty Williams collective empire fourth of july Germany individual interdependence Nobel Paris climate agreement revolution Rome

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A Slow Thought for Another Fast Year Ahead

The Green Samaritan

Another year is here and no sooner than holiday decorations are put away, signs of the next “pre-fab holiday” are right in our face. Let’s take a breath, be mindful and appreciate. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 141

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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Three Perfect Reasons to Bird Socorro, Costa Rica – Coffee, Proximity, and Quality

10,000 Birds

In Costa Rica, it’s not hard to find birds. Even if you had to spend a few frustrating days stuck in the urban wonderland of San Jose and surroundings, you still share the streets and parks with screeching Crimson-fronted Parakeets.

Record-breaking eagles’ nests, coastal Georgia, and a wicked sunburn

10,000 Birds

It was a cloudy day as I made my way to Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. As a fledgling birder from far inland, I was drawn to the tidal creeks, hammocks, salt marshes, and maritime forests.

To Drill, or Not to Drill? That’s the Wrong Question.

10,000 Birds

As we enter the second century of protecting, preserving, and respecting our wild spaces, certainly no one would actually consider undoing, reversing, and exploiting our national parks, forests, and monuments. Right? And yet, it has begun.

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Come@Me: If Birds are Dinosaurs I’m a Monkey’s Uncle

10,000 Birds

Let us begin by establishing the following facts as true: – I am not a monkey’s uncle, yet, in a certain way, I am. – Birds are indeed dinosaurs, yet, are indubitably not. Knowledge is knowing that a bird is a dinosaur.

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Uri Geller predicted it: An ancient, kosher natural soap factory found in Jaffa

Green Prophet

Mentalist Uri Geller is building a museum in the world’s most ancient port city, Jaffa. When they start digging, an ancient olive soap factory is unearthed.

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There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

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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).

Planning and traveling to an eco wedding abroad

Green Traveler Guides

| Say ‘I Do’ to Green | Destination weddings are still trending—big-time. For Americans, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hawaii and South Florida are among the most popular options, but untold thousands of couples are also opting to have their wedding where passports are required.

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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

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Plastic Free July and Declare Your Independence!

The Green Samaritan

So as you are walking along the beach this 4th of July week, think about going a step further by joining the Plastic Free July challenge and pledging to give up a little bit or all of single use. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 131

Who’s Smiling on Canid Camera?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Three photos. Three questions. That’s all there is to it. Your identifications will help give conservationists the information they need to restore young forests where wildlife thrives. Citizen Science Wildlife Camera Traps Forests Mammals Try This

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Counting Birds in the Cloud Forests of Coronado, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Cloud forest is a special habitat and not just because the Resplendent Quetzal calls it home.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website.

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Insider’s guide to Great Smoky Mountain birding – Cades Cove

10,000 Birds

Where to go birding without the crowds in our busiest national park. In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, over a half million acres visited by more than 11 million folks, you can still bird in relative solitude.

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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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Benefits of “Winter” Birding at Carara National Park, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

These are the summer months of the northern hemisphere and yet this time of year in Costa Rica is known as the “invierno”, Spanish for “winter” However, no matter how adapted I become to the local culture, I just can’t use that word in Costa Rica.

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

Environmental Economics

2018 173

Plogging. or picking litter while you jog

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plogging is a new concept in and from Sweden that hopefully is going to make its way to other places as well. Plogging is the Swedish word, or better the English translation for it, for just picking up trash while you are out jogging. It is also super easy.

2018 176

Come@Me: Hummingbirds are Jerks

10,000 Birds

Hummingbirds. Those lovely feathered sprites that visit our gardens, feeders, and even take part in adorable bathing practices on odd, red vases. So easy to love, admire and cherish!

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