Perch Wars

10,000 Birds

The post Perch Wars appeared first on 10,000 Birds. In April of this year, I had the crazy idea of submitting this article to 10,000 Birds for their consideration. Since I will still be enjoying my last couple of days in Spain on this week’s deadline, I thought it might be the moment to share it with all of you. I’ll post more recent material next week!

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Twitter war!

Environmental Economics

Just call me the Darren Rovell of environmental economics. I received this comment via twitter: neither confuse big government with more efficient government, which is an even more frequent bias. The problem with that, and twitter in general, is there is little explanation for the comment. Is the tweeter saying that a benefit-cost analysis should be conducted to determine the most efficient amount of monitoring and enforcement?

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POOP WARS

10,000 Birds

Historic claims to bird poop have led to conflict in the past and when the commodity is in such high demand, strategic and economic factors can escalate that conflict into war! Previous agreements on territory and shared revenue failed and thus begin the Poop Wars did. The huge demand for the abundant, renewable and easily extracted commodity made it a greatly coveted resource and the conflict over rights and revenue helped to spark the War of the Pacific 1879-1883.

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Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

10,000 Birds

Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients. Most of them think we’re trying to eat them, not help them. Frightened and defensive, they react accordingly. Wildlife rehabilitators have an arsenal of equipment and techniques we use to protect ourselves. Gloves (some lined with Kevlar), goggles, facemasks, helmets, body padding, nets, poles … the list goes on.

This is Why only You can Stop World War 3.

Elephant Journal

The external war might all be our fault. Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today awareness be the change change choke hold compassion external war happiness healing Health & Wellness hope inner battle inner war mind mindfulness self loathing self love self-esteem stop Stop World War 3 thoughts war war with self war with yourself world war WW3

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A War Reporter’s Quest to find Presence—from War Zone to Tranquility.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality elephant magazine finding presence fireworks healing journalist mental health peace present moment spirituality tranquility war reporter war-zoneJournalists are terrible at taking care of themselves. We think futuristically to next the assignment, to the next big thing, and if it bleeds, well, it leads.

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The "war on coal" continues

Environmental Economics

David J. Hayes and James H. Stock: CONGRESS long ago established a basic principle governing the extraction of coal from public lands by private companies: American taxpayers should be paid fair value for it. They own the coal, after all. Lawmakers set a royalty payment of 12.5 percent of the sale price of the coal in 1976. Forty years later, those payments remain stuck there, with actual collections often much less.

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War is never the answer.proper pricing is

Environmental Economics

Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal.    On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed. ”. Phrasing this as a war on coal just puts people on the defensive and creates political backlash.  “Everybody is waiting for action,” [Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment] said.

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Star Wars*, Academic Administration and Moral Suasion

Environmental Economics

Sorry for the all caps, but I am on call tomorrow for anyone who does not get their grades in on time and frankly I don’t want to have to field calls while watching Star Wars with my son.  I'm an admitted Star Wars dork.  A message I just sent to our department faculty: I know it’s ridiculous timing, and the University scheduling committee needs to take a close look at this, but PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR GRADES FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS IN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

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Culture Wars.

Elephant Journal

Culture wars. Half of twitter and instagram/facebook is just soapboxing at one another, trying to be the witty jerk at the cafeteria table in Junior High ’cause we failed the 1st time round. If only there was a social media dedicated to working things out, we could save the world. Well that’s what we’re working on. You […]. Main Categories* Arts Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis ecosystem

Invasive Specie or Star Wars Character?

Environmental Economics

In the list below are the 10 evil invaders (some are edited to take away any identifying characteristics like 'shrimp' and others I used the scientific name because the ommon name is well, common) along with 5 names of Star Wars characters mixed in.    Have some fun and try to identify the Star Wars characters (the list of Ohio invasive species is linked below the list--so you are less temped to cheat).

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“Only Politicians Love War.”

Elephant Journal

It’s an axiom that the bravest soldiers, who served and sacrificed the most, do not revel in or brag about war. War is hell, as one of our fiercest generals declared. I have seen war, and I hate war, declared one of our presidents. Only politicians love war. ~ Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Activism memorial day peace soldiers war

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The War. ~ Kathleen Emmets

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today cancer fighting soldier war winning I see cancer as a sniper, hiding, waiting, ready to attack.

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Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

10,000 Birds

He likes books too, which made him the ideal reviewer for Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. Marra and Chris Santella, authors of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer (Princeton University Press, 212 pp., It’s not just the effect of cats on wildlife that should be alarming, “Cat Wars” says. Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. Mark Gamin, a Cleveland lawyer, likes cats and birds both.

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Nectar Wars of Tandayapa

10,000 Birds

This is the story of the nectar wars from Tandayapa Lodge in north-west Ecuador. Few living things are created perfect. But I think hummingbirds are as close to evolutionary perfection as one can get. These enchanting nectar feeders have truly mastered the art of flight like no other bird. A high metabolism and the ability to rotate their wings through 180 degrees enables these little gems to fly forward, backward and pretty much everything in between.

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Man-o-war Birds

10,000 Birds

Last week I introduced the Great Frigatebird , one of five species of man-o-war bird. I got rather carried away showing all the plumages you can see around a breeding colony, which means I had to split my post on the species into two.

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Angry Birds Star Wars

10,000 Birds

Though only tangentially connected to birds it seems that when two such cool things, Angry Birds and Star Wars, combine that we should take note of it. ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS ! Asides

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4 Tips for Writing in a Time of War

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Right Livelihood art movies storytelling television time of war writing writing mattersFor the first time in my life, my husband and I are discussing which country we should move to when we choose to leave.

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The War Inside: Veterans & Suicide.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today expressing emotion internal war soldiers suicide veterans warriorA couple months ago, another Marine from my former unit committed suicide. Suicide remains a huge problem for active duty personnel and veterans alike.

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Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

10,000 Birds

Tomorrow kamikaze and war to extinction.” And a war to extinction?? A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons. One more Hooded Crow. And so on… not much of a birding day, heh? One more Feral Pigeon. I am inside the city of Belgrade, checking the theoretically possible Peregrine Falcon site. Not that anyone has seen it there, but if I were a Peregrine, that would be one of the properties I would seriously consider. One Feral Pigeon. A Great Tit.

Why War with Iran Would Go Global.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today iran Iraq war nuclear proliferation warIf Americans wish to invade Iran, they should be prepared to fight a much larger, more unified, and wealthier population than that of Iraq in 2003. Iran’s per capita.

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War on Nature

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a few centuries since the industrial revolution, modern humans have waged war on nature, destroying ecosystems and collapsing our one shared biosphere. The issue is, however, that if man ever wins that war, he, and that is all of us, is doomed. Not make war on it. Only when we learn that we cannot win the war on Nature and that it will destroy ourselves will balance come back into the system and we need to work on that as well.

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War has no Context Here. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

War is not real. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness conflict everyday ritual international conflict news Penn station poetry train station Travel war war tragedyIt’s the smeared headline of a newspaper they never read.

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The war that forces a doomsday seed vault withdrawal

Green Prophet

But now, only seven years later, the Syrian civil war made it necessary to withdraw seeds from this doomsday vault.Svalbard Norway: It would have been easy to imagine the end of the world here surrounded by glaciers, polar bears and the long dark winters of the high arctic. The vault is designed to survive a missile attack or even a nuclear war. The Syrian war forced ICARDA to move to Beirut, Lebanon. Green Tech and Gadgets seed banks Syrian conflict Syrian war

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Gar Wars: A Fish Force Awakens

Nature Conservancy - Science

A gathering force of fish conservationists is changing the narrative around gar, an ancient fish too long accused of crimes it didn’t commit. Latest Science Fish Nature Pop Weird Nature

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The Lesser known Hardships of War & How we can Help.

Elephant Journal

Since the war began in Syria, approximately 400,000 people have been killed, including more than 14,000 children. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family WAYLON: Today Only How we can Help Lesser known Hardships Syria syrian children war

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Climate Wars by Gwynne Dyer

Green Blog

With a title like Climate Wars this book looks “alarmist&# even to someone sick and tired of being called just that. And underlining the fact that diplomacy and war are each others extensions. Scenario 2, Russia 2019: The Colder War.

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How a Post-it War is Helping Real War Heroes.

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Europe New York Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only biolumina canalnotes fundraiser memorial day omincom post it art post it wars post its postits sticking together veteran

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I'm declaring war on automatic reminders from journals

Environmental Economics

Me: This review has risen to the top of my review pile. I should have it completed within a week. That would be about 1 month after I agreed to the request and only about a week after the 3 week deadline that I foolishly agreed to. Did you know that in the same email you ask me to let you know if there will be further delay AND ask me not to reply? In reply to: +. On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 8:25 AM, <EviseSupport@elsevier.com> wrote: This message was sent automatically.

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The war in Mali

Green (Living) Review

In previous wars very often it was about oil in the recent times but now more wars will be fought for the “possession” of the means of exploiting rare earths and minerals. War, as Maj. At home our governments also need those wars against terrorism as it enables them to ever more restrict the freedoms of the people at home, whether citizens or residents. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Does it really have something to do with defeating AQ in the Maghreb?

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The Important Lesson about Life that Star Wars: The Last Jedi can Teach us All.

Elephant Journal

Star Wars: The Last Jedi" turned out to. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Christopher Vogler complexity conflict dealing with conflict good vs. evil Kylo Ren luke skywalker star wars The Last Jedi"Whoa," was my eloquent first comment.

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The Imaginary War on Christmas.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Funny WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems american culture holiday spirit jesus Santa Claus tolerance war on ChristmasFrom the pulpit I would hear that Jesus was the only reason for the season, and the Christmas tree somehow represented the cross he would later die on.

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Of Snowflake Birds and the Cold War

10,000 Birds

My childhood in the 1970s and 1980s was of course shaped by family, friends, playmobil ( very popular in Germany back then), and school but also to a certain extend by the Cold War. The Cold War had been going on long before I was born and there were no signs or indications whatsoever in the early 1980s that it would ever end. This was where the Cold War hit home, more direct and unjust than all the nuclear threats in the world could ever do.

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Daily Demand and Supply: The war on drugs

Environmental Economics

The global war on drugs is failing, new research suggests, as the price of heroin, cocaine and cannabis has fallen while their purity has increased. The war on drugs is a supply side intervention; that is, it's an attempt to decrease the supply. Using seven sets of government drug surveillance data, a team of Canadian and U.S.

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Storage Wars and a classroom auction game

Environmental Economics

If you are looking for a televised example of an unknown common values auction: A&E presents the new original real-life series “Storage Wars,” which follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. In Storage Wars the value of each of the bidders is a function of their own tastes and the value of others (and the goofy bidding games they play).

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Making Peace in Times of War.

Elephant Journal

But today it is painfully evident that we are a people at war with each other and perhaps also with ourselves. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) belgium Brussels attack finding peace peace power of love tragedy war yogi's lifeWe are one human race.

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The war against the alternative media

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On both sides of the Atlantic an order appears to have been issued by the Elite for an all out war to be waged against all media that are nor under their control. This is yet another sign of what many of us have been saying for years – but then we are but conspiracy theorists – namely that freedom of opinion and freedom of speech is only valid as long as you only say that what the governments agree to.

Freed from fear of war and perdition

Green (Living) Review

" ~ Wilhelm Pieck “Freed from fear of war and perdition, freed from the unproductive expenses for military purposes, can peace-loving people look towards the future in happiness and can create a life of unimagined joy.” ~ Wilhem Piek Those words of the first and only President of the German Democratic Republic are as valid today as when he first uttered them many decades ago.

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The Greatest Anti-War Speech.

Elephant Journal

The Greatest Anti-War Speeches are given by Those who Know War Best. I HAVE SEEN WAR I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs

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Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution & War. {Book Review}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today asaad book review Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution & War Civil War ISIS Obama Putin Russia SyriaThe personal testaments that support the wealth of historical detail add weight and authenticity to what they say; one cannot easily turn one’s face from.

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Instead of Defunding Planned Parenthood, Can We Defund War?

Elephant Journal

While everyone is up in arms about continuing to fund life-saving services because Planned Parenthood provides abortions that are not funded by federal dollars, Adult/NFS Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today abortion congress hypocrisy planned parenthood Republicans war

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Skateistan Skateboarding School for Girls Surrounded by War

Green Prophet

Lifestyle Afghanistan war education for Afghan girls Kabul Skateboarding Skateistan skateboarding school for girls The Skateistan skateboarding school first established in Kabul shelters girls and street kids from Afghanistan’s harsh realities. Since then, it has been so successful, the non-profit NGO has established two more locations. See the video of girls skateboarding at Skateistan here: [link].

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Three Simple Buddhist Practices for Dealing with War, Aggression & Fear.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today aggression buddhism Buddhist compassion fear impermanence loving-kindness maitri meditation Pema Chodron self love terror tonglen war YogaWhen we find love for ourselves we also find peace. We find compassion, joy, and we begin to appreciate ourselves flaws and all. This is how we will bring.

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