2020

Gray Hawk from the House

10,000 Birds

Every place has its hawk. At least it seems that way. A generalist raptor that can keep on living in a human dominated landscape. These are the neighborhood raptors that make do, even thrive, by preying on the wildlife of an urban landscape.

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Mnuchin vs. Thunberg vs. Neoclassical Economics

Environmental Economics

Last week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insulted climate activist and Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg by claiming that she shouldn't talk about climate policy before studying economics and college. 

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Free Ecopsychology Webinar this eve

Indigenize

From Ownership to Belonging: Ecopsychological Models of Relationship with the More-than-Human World of Nature It’s becoming increasingly obvious how our collective behaviors are bringing the living world as we know it to the brink of destruction. Ecopsychology teaches us that understanding the implicit ideas beneath such behaviors can help us shift them. The currently dominant […].

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San Francisco area: an organic ranch with a storied past

Green Traveler Guides

| Lovely, Rustic Luxury | In Marin County’s tiny Marshall, little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Straus Home Ranch is not just an unforgettable vacation rental and event venue.

There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. Alas, that is a fallacy.

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Electric roads get real in Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

. This is what an electric road looks like. It means fewer charges for your EV. . Tel Aviv is about to ride down Electric Avenue.

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Meet the Goat Antelopes: Strange, Large Mammals of the Mountains

Nature Conservancy - Science

Goat antelopes, the high-mountain mammals you don’t know – but should. Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!

Greentumble

Something is rotten in today’s society – literally rotten. It is the perfectly good food we waste each day at different parts of our food system.

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Peeps and Plovers on Cuitzeo Beaches

10,000 Birds

In late July, I travelled a half hour north of Morelia to Lake Cuitzeo (kweet-SAY-oh) to see if our two inevitable first migratory species from up north, Baird’s Sandpiper and Wilson’s Phalarope, had begun arriving.

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Bitternsweet Moments

10,000 Birds

I promise this will be the last article (for a while at least) on this wetland that’s so close to where I live. Truth is, we’ve been getting so many migrants passing through that there hasn’t been much of a need to bird elsewhere.

2020 224

Birding Beljarica in August

10,000 Birds

Last month, I birded my favourite local patch, Beljarica – the best eBird hotspot in Belgrade city and the 3rd best in Serbia – four times.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (4) My treatment of the weighted WTP is biased in favor of the DMT (2015) result/conclusion

Environmental Economics

DMT (2020) draw attention to my treatment of the weighted WTP estimates. The regression model for the second scenario has a negative sign for the constant and a positive sign for the slope.

2020 130

Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History

Indigenize

My article, “Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History,” has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Ecopsychology. “Ecopsychology invites you to read this special issue dedicated to bringing forward insights from wisdom traditions, such as those from Indigenous peoples, and those from contemporary science, to more […].

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What are the Costs of Changing Bird Names?

10,000 Birds

The birding world has been debating whether honorific common bird names ( e.g. , Clark’s Nutcracker or Baird’s Sandpiper ) should be changed.

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Growing your own food wherever possible

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What the COVID-19 pandemic should have shown us that we cannot rely on the capitalist market system to guarantee us a steady supply of the groceries that we need and thus it is important that we, once again, groin for victory, so to speak.

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Iconic island pays for our cans of tuna and flip flops

Green Prophet

Your tuna is contributing to more than 80% of the plastic waste clogging up the Seychelles Islands. It would make David Attenborough cry. . You are a good citizen. You post selfies cleaning up trash from your hike or swim at the sea. You buy fair trade tuna only.

2020 107

Tiger Sharks Feast on Songbirds. Yes, Songbirds.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The bird at your feeder might end up in a shark’s stomach. Seriously. Birds & Birding Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Birds Conservation Science

2020 112

Wisdom

The Green Samaritan

Sometime, it seems, there so much noise on the news and social media that you just need to take a quiet moment wherever you can to listen for what rings true for you. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2020 130

In Memoriam

10,000 Birds

I wasn’t ready to talk about this last week – and besides, last week’s post was mostly written a few weeks ago, before life got in the way of publishing it until then.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020)

10,000 Birds

September is a classic shoulder season, not yet finished with what has passed but still subtly teasing what is to come. Change is good, particularly because it always brings new birds.

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The Trials and Triumphs of an Odyssey for a Nemesis Bird

10,000 Birds

Most birders know what a nemesis bird is and, most of all, what that truly means.

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Comb-crested Jacanas breeding

10,000 Birds

Our current travel restrictions in Western Australia allow us to roam around our own state. We are lucky that we live in such a huge state with so much to offer for the nature lover.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (2) What is the effect of negative WTP?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data is of low quality, the measure of central tendancy is sensitive to assumptions. As I showed in a paper presented earlier this year (Landry and Whitehed 2020), with the highest quality data it makes no difference the WTP estimator that is used.

2020 130

Just wash your hands

Indigenize

Afraid of contracting or passing Coronavirus 19? JUST WASH YOUR HANDS. Often. For inspiration, check out the results of this science experiment, done at an elementary school in 2019: “We took fresh bread and touched it. We did one slice untouched. One with unwashed hands. One with hand sanitizer. One with washed […]. Resilience Solutions bread CDC coronavirus covid19 experiment hand washing health Jaralee Metcalf turtles

2020 128

Bird Families of the World by Winkler, Billerman and Lovette

10,000 Birds

There is a thing parents know very well – how important it is to choose the right name for a child. E.g. one Croat birder I know, Vedran – I never met a guy so well described by his own name, which loosely translated as “joyful”. Or Fleming – he has chosen “Bond”.

2020 211

The bee has been declared the most important living being on the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Following a meeting at the Royal Geographical Society in London, United Kingdom the Earthwatch Institute declared bees the most important living beings on this Planet, however, according to wildlife experts & scientists many bees have joined the long list of Endangered species.

2020 202

Eco Bible gives ethical green compass to the woke generation

Green Prophet

A pair of eco-rabbis in Jerusalem have taken the Bible, also known as the Torah in Hebrew, and found hundreds of passages in it relating to ecology, animal rights, regenerative agriculture, the 3Rs and more, and have found a way to make old ideas relevant to us all in modern times.

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Reducing the Speed Limit Won’t Make Roads Safer for Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

Not so fast: reducing speed limits may seem an easy way to reduce wildlife road deaths, but research suggests otherwise. Wildlife Deer TNC Science Urban Conservation

2020 113

Kindness

The Green Samaritan

As with every snowflake, a kind word or act towards another is as unique and can brighten and beautify any situation. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2020 130

The Bird Way: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

One good thing about birding during a pandemic–the forced restrictions on place and time translate into more time to observe what birds do.

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A Birder Attends a (Virtual) Ornithology Conference – Part II

10,000 Birds

Last week, I “attended” the virtual North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC). Because NAOC is so large, it is more accurate to say I sampled small parts of the enormous event.

2020 212

Classy, Elegant Bird Art from Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

In the era of digital cameras and social media, images of birds are easy to come by. Even photos of the rarest of birds can be found, even heart-wrenching images of bird species that are no longer with us.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020)

10,000 Birds

Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it’s always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move ! Corey and I caught plenty of restless migrants at Fort Tilden this weekend.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (1) Is the log-linear model meaningless?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data has a negative WTP problem, one of the standard corrections is to estimate a log-linear model and present the median WTP. With many estimated log-linear models the mean WTP is undefined.

2020 130

COVID19 as Shabbat

Indigenize

* A wise friend of mine, Lynn Ungar, wrote this magnificent poem about the current COVID-19 situation. * I love her perspective and thought you might enjoy it too. To me, these words are like medicine, and with no need to do insurance paperwork to get it. There is often a gift carried with the […]. Arts Resilience Solutions covid19 Lynn Ungar perspective poetry renewal sabbath

2020 127

Chats

10,000 Birds

I’m guessing that most people these days communicate on social media through one or more chats. I myself am on several. But only birders know that you can communicate on a chat about… Chats.

2020 226

E-bikes vs. standard bicycles

Green (Living) Review

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