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Altruism, Albatrosses, and Vicious Young Men

10,000 Birds

On Dec. 27, 2015 Christian Gutierrez, Raymond Justice, and Carter Mesker went on a camping trip to Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve on Oahu, Hawaii.

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The Dalai Lama’s 6 Key Tips to Happiness.

Elephant Journal

To achieve happiness, we need to cultivate the thought that others are valuable. The Dalai Lama ascertains that other people are the source of our happiness. The more caring we are toward them, the more satisfied and happy we will be.

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How Can the Pronghorn Cross the Fence?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pronghorn may be the second fastest land mammal on Earth, but a simple fence can stop them in their tracks.

Make Do and Mend

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Make do and mend is a basically philosophy and mindset that I grew up with as a child, as much as I grew up in hand-me-downs whether this were clothes, bicycles, or what-have-you, and it is something that has stayed with me to this day.

10,000 Take Over Grant Park for Chicago Vegan Food & Drink Festival


On Saturday June 10th, ten thousand people helped prove that there’s success in promoting veganism, and tons of fun to be had doing it.

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Some eco-friendly actions you can take to protect the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Taking steps to protect the environment is something everyone should do and can do. It is our Planet and our responsibility to do what we can to protect and preserve it.

Don’t Lower Your Standards


It has been a while since I was active in my wee cottage industry of responding to self-absorbed speciesist articles in the press. I was getting my hopes up that perhaps they were done for. I needn’t have.

Want to Escape the Heat? Go Birding in Costa Rica!

10,000 Birds

These days, temperatures are soaring across much of the USA. While summer is indeed the hottest time of the year, there’s a noticeable difference between 80 degrees and 90 or 100.

Being busy all the time is Not a good thing.

Elephant Journal

Saying "no" leaves you room to say "yes" to what you really want. Enlightened Society Meditation Right Livelihood busy busyness downtime free-time i need a vacation work too much

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You Won’t Believe How This Desert Toad Survives Drought

Nature Conservancy - Science

There’s a puddle in the desert larger than an umbrella and less than ankle deep. Easily passed over by toes, but not by Great Basin spadefoot toads. It’s a tadpole nursery. Their nickel-sized bodies with tails squirm in a tight bunch all cozy like.

Sp?n by Barn the Spoon – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spon : A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture by Barn the Spoon 224 pages, Hardcover, 16.5 x 2.2 x 23 cm Published by Virgin Books (25 May 2017) Language: English ISBN: 978-0753545973 Price: £20.00

Amendments to Animal Slaughter Practices Will Never Be “Enough”


Tyson is back in the news , and their efforts to appease Mercy For Animals have come up short. Womp Womp. The United State’s largest meat producer has installed video cameras in all 33 of it’s poultry processing plants in an attempt to create new, welfarist-suitable ways to slaughter birds. The corporation is basically looking to be the first to catch any candid-camera moments that could become a starring role in the new undercover footage highlight reel for MFA.

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Ningaloo Reef

10,000 Birds

Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is one of the premier marine wildlife destinations in the world. The long reef is home to an annual coral spawning event that attracts enormous numbers of charismatic marine megafauna, from whales to Whale Sharks and Manta Rays.

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What this Midlife Crisis Thing is Really About & a Possible Cure.

Elephant Journal

She said that when we are in our teens and 20s, we have all these passions and interests think of them all as different personalities. As we get older and life and mortgages and. Funny Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality aging Bhagavad Gita menopause age mid life crisis midlife crisis perimenopause

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15 Amazing Bathtub Designs You Have to See to Believe

Green Furniture Home Design

Are you ready to covet some out-of-this-world bathtub designs that are more than just a figment of a designer’s imagination…they are real, and in some very lucky people’s homes.

Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we remember that the Maidan “demonstrations”, which led to the problems, which is still expressing it mildly, in the Ukraine also started claiming to be an anti-corruption movement. Where it led to we have all seen.

5 Tips for making your music festivals eco-friendly this summer

Green Traveler Guides

| Zero-Waste Partying | Thousands of people of all ages attend music and experiential festivals every year, here in the U.S. and internationally. The music and other Instagram-worthy moments can be thrilling, but what about all the waste left behind?

Australasian Grebe breeding around Broome

10,000 Birds

The most common member of the Grebe species around Broome is the Australasian Grebe- Tachybaptus novaehollandiae and it has taken advantage of our exceptionally good Wet Season early this year and has been breeding very successfully.

“I’ll Only be a Tweet Away”—A Story of Loss & Missing.

Elephant Journal

People don’t have to have passed away for you to miss them. People don’t have to be alive to be able to say hello. It’s always important to remember, though, that they’ll all be around somehow—however you want them to be. Family Non New-Agey Spirituality Angels death Grieving life memorial missing mourning signs tweet twitter

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New Ocean Front Property for Sale

Environmental Economics

I'm going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina soon.  I might have to take a peak at the new island that has formed off of Cape Point before the developer get a hold of it. North Carolina's  Cape Hatteras National Seashore  has always been stunning, but now there's a new wonder for visitors to explore.   A new island has appeared in the ocean almost overnight.

Freeplay Energy launches Bluetooth option for Encore radio range

Green (Living) Review

Press Release London, June 2017: Freeplay Energy is proud to announce the launch of a new Bluetooth option for the Encore range of off-grid radios.

Leading a Contra Dance Role-Swapping Workshop


Contra dancers, if you’ve ever been curious about dancing the other gender role, I have published a new article with co-author Erik Erhardt about how to optimally pull it off. We of course offer tips for smooth swapping points and the like, yet our main point is the “prime directive” of keeping neighbors, shadows, […]. Arts Dance cdss contra dance Erik Erhardt gender respect role swapping

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in La Paz, Mexico

10,000 Birds

Most long time birders, at some point in their birding career, spent time at a wastewater treatment plant. I am sure there are many reasons why these nasty pools of varying degrees of “black” water seem to be magnets for a large number of species.

Changing your Infertility Experience with Gratitude.

Elephant Journal

Below are six ways we can cultivate gratefulness in our fertility journeys. But, first of all, one has to understand what. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today forgiveness gratitude gratitude practice infertility journaling mindfulness nature

A history of the Exxon funded CVM debate makes it to twitter. in case you are missing it, there is a more recent BP funded CVM debate @Undercoverhist

Environmental Economics

1/ Looooong tweetstorm on use of contingent valuation method in Exxon Valdez case & what it says on how economics science & expertise work Beatrice Cherrier (@Undercoverhist) June 25, 2017. These 48 tweets cover the article that Tim posted earlier and also this one by Spencer Banzhaf ( who alerted us to the Maas and Svorcencik article):  Banzhaf , H.

Hampton Creek races to be the first to sell lab meat


The vegan support of lab grown meat has been puzzling since day one, and now, a beloved vegan brand is further tipping the scales of justice in the wrong direction by joining the race to sell it. Quartz helped launch Hampton Creek into the lab meat race in a discussion with CEO Josh Tetrick.

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

The Green Changemakers

by Saga Briggs , InformED What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best? What if it were impossible to foresee what you could accomplish with a few years of passion, toil, and training?

Returning to Old Haunts

10,000 Birds

For three weeks in June, I traveled up and then down the eastern seaboard visiting ecological research sites. From Florida to Maine and back again I toured urban forests, marshes, estuaries, and more, stopping along the way to visit family and friends.

I was Never Wanted as a Child.

Elephant Journal

For what it’s worth, I would have rather been put up for adoption or even abandoned in a trash can. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance change compassion healing life looking for love love needing validation parental neglect parenting self love self-sabbotage travel; relationships; self-discovery wanting to be loved

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The new EPA

Environmental Economics

More cuts er.non-renewals for the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt continues to clean house at a key advisory committee, signaling plans to drop several dozen current members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), according to an email yesterday from a senior agency official.

Why fight climate change when you can create heat-resistant cows?


It’s a shame the end of the world has to get in the way of enjoying a good meal, isn’t it? Food & Wine ran a piece on the University of Florida’s newest project, a heat-resistant breed of cow.

Are You Considering Buying A Giant Bike? Here’s Your Go-to Guide!


When talking of Giant Bikes, there are many reasons Giant bikes are popular among cyclists; some of these reasons include their comparative comfort, durability and stability. Giant bikes’ standover, convenience and performance are the primary qualities bikers look for when purchasing them. The Giant bikes are made for almost every type of rider and ride surface. The designs of the bikes are playful, fun and attractive.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of June 2017)

10,000 Birds

Add this weekend to the lengthening list of those that seem to encompass more than one season. While I enjoyed some summer sun and heat at some points, others felt unpleasantly autumnal in terms of chill.

What to do When Life Throws you a Curve Ball.

Elephant Journal

We assume our lives are going to look a certain way. Some of us very specifically envision it, intend it, and put a whole lot of effort in to manifesting it. It's great when, co-creating with life, it all comes to fruition. But what happens when it doesn't? What happens when life throws us a curve ball? Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood fertility law of attraction living in the moment Parkinson's Disease

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