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The Ten Creepiest Spiders of North America

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bradley, author of Common Spiders of North America , is one of many professional and novice arachnologists in the country studying the planet’s eight-legged critters and working to dispel popular myths. It was the first new family of spiders to be added to North America since 1890. “It’s

Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterflies and Moths of North America

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)? BAMONA has set out to create a comprehensive database of butterfly and moth species in North America. If you live in Central America or the Southern U.S., Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia).

Platte River Sandhill Cranes: Enjoying North America’s Greatest Bird Spectacle

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some cranes will nest as far north as Alaska and Siberia, so they need a lot of calories to make the trip. More than 500,000 sandhill cranes gather along Nebraska’s Platte River each spring. Photo: © Chris Helzer/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Ecosocialist Conference shows potential for a united green left in North America

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Many participants, including spokespersons for the Green Party, did not term themselves anti-capitalists, but agreed on the need for ‘system change’ and a break from the corporate-dominated Democratic Party. “A resounding success!”

Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante

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Fortunately, though, it is possible […] Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Adventures with Bowfin, North America’s Underdog(fish)

Nature Conservancy - Science

What we see today in the backwaters and wetlands of eastern North America is a modern representative of a very ancient line of “primitive” fishes or “living fossils,” organisms that appear to have changed little over time.

Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

10,000 Birds

Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Plate 37, Eurasian, Green-winged, and Baikal Teal. Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide.

Santa Barbara grows up (and gets green)

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While […] Santa Barbara grows up (and gets green) is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | A New Eco-Hotel in a Revitalized Arts District | I grew up an hour south of Santa Barbara, and have lived there twice over the last two decades.

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Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high

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Whereas down on the brown sands of its Gulf of Mexico beaches it had been hot and humid and there was […] Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

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| A Green Field of Dreams | It’s on a beach walk along wind-swept Lake Huron in the Thumb—do as all Michiganders do and think of the state as mitten-shaped and you get the picture—that we meet Paul Weideman.

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

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| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News. Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program

San Francisco: Bay Area Green Tours leads the way

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Ojai, Calif.: that old green (and pink) magic has us in its spell

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that old green (and pink) magic has us in its spell is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | SoCal’s Eco-Friendly Oasis | With family in the ant swarm of the Los Angeles basin, we are frequently pulled southward from our tranquil northern California home.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

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All California Monterey North America United States best green hotel Monterey Bay Chef James Waller Green Hotel Cannery Row Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Schooners Coastal Kitchen sustainable seafood Monterey Bay waterfront green hotel in Monterey| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls. Seals barking. Terns are diving for breakfast.

Manhattan: An Eco-Friendly Element in Times Square

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| The Big (Green) Apple | From the bustling street, you might not suspect that Element Times Square West is one of New York City’s eco-pioneers.

San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock

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| America’s Greenest City? | The man calls himself […] San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | We are proud to have been asked to contribute the May cover story for British Airway‘s magazine, High Life.

Oaxaca, Mexico: an eco-hacienda muy tranquilo

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| Hacienda Gone Green | The city of Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s great treasures. All Mexico North America Oaxaca Oaxaca City Benito Juarez National Park eco-friendly Mexican hacienda hotel Green Hotel in Oaxaca City Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles San Felipe del Agua

San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill

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This magic is named Verbena, aptly so it seems, because the namesake flowering plant has been prized through the ages for its medicinal, even extraordinary powers—called tears […] San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

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| Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? ” These places are not merely the hottest, they’re also where the most heat gets trapped in the summer months, which contributes to overall ickyness and […] America’s top 10 sweatiest cities is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. America's sweatiest cities Green Travel NewsNo sweat, or should we say lots of it.

TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

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The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S.

Wynn Resorts named to ‘top green U.S. companies’

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| Green Travel News | Wynn Resorts was ranked number 100 out of 500 companies on Newsweek magazine’s 2015 list of top green companies in the U.S. and considers eight environmental performance indicators, including energy productivity, water […] Wynn Resorts named to ‘top green U.S. companies’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. top green hotels Wynn Las Vegas and Encore

Health-conscious travelers near half of U.S. market

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| Green Travel News | Health-conscious travelers now make up more than 40 percent of the U.S. market is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. travel marketplace and that number is trending upward—fast.

Supreme Court’s Stay on Clean Power Plan Won’t Stop Energy Revolution

Conservancy Talk

They were right to see the green economy as a huge source of new employment—today, more Americans work in the solar industry than in coal mining. Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek.

The Langham Huntington: a Pasadena icon goes green

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| Certified Green History | As I walk past the Rolls Royces, late model Porches and BMWs on my way into the Langham Huntington, I can’t help but wonder whether this impressive luxury hotel can really get its green on. I’m only a few minutes north of downtown L.A., The Langham Huntington: a Pasadena icon goes green is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. California Los Angeles North America Pasadena United States Green Globe Langham Huntington Reuters

California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip

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| Eco-Active In The Vines | Now that the harvest rush is winding down, it’s the perfect season for green wine lovers to savor the good weather and fall vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country.

Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila

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The colonial town of Tequila (founded by Franciscan monks in 1530) and, surrounding it, the sprawling fields of red volcanic soil planted in row after row […] Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Conservancy Talk

we’re using impact capital to build green infrastructure that cost-effectively soaks up stormwater right away. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

Just back: the green Sands of the Las Vegas desert

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| Las Vegas Strip—love or hate it, few question its supremacy as America’s Babylon, the pinnacle of excess, debauchery and vice. | Can Excessiveness and Eco-efficiency Coexist? |

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

Show us the data. That’s what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers. Governments and businesses aren’t going to invest in conservation without data showing the effectiveness of those initiatives.

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Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener

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A new living green roof and a super-energy-efficient heat and power system are the latest eco-upgrades at Hilton New York, the city's largest hotel. Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Green Travel News Hilton New York Manhattan Reuters

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: great past, green present

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San Miguel de Allende: an angelic hotel from Mexico’s Señor and Señora Verde…and mucho mas

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From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Conservancy Talk

show that deploying natural – or green – infrastructure can dramatically reduce the speed and pollution content of stormwater at much more cost-effective levels than traditional manmade – or gray – infrastructure like sewers.

Venice Eco Cottages: L.A.’s vintage green by the beach

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| So Green, So Cool | There are so many Los Angeleses, even if you stand in the same spot. ’s vintage green by the beach is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Guest houses/Apartments Los Angeles North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Vegan/Vegetarian Venice Reuters Venice Eco CottagesTake Venice Beach, for instance. We remember coming here in the 1980s as an antidote to perfectly scripted Beverly Hills.

Contest Shows Natural Solutions Can Protect Against Extreme Weather

Conservancy Talk

Healthy reefs, salt marshes, and other forms of green infrastructure often do as good of a job—and at a much lower cost—as traditional gray infrastructure to protect people and property from weather-related disasters. Sometimes, solutions to big challenges start small.

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Ukiah, Calif.: America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more

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| Green Wine Country | Who can resist an invitation to visit the greenest winery in the United States (arguably, in the entire world)? America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Especially one that’s also among the most historic in California? Certainly not us. And doubly certainly not when this invitation is from a guy whose title at this winery is—are you […] Ukiah, Calif.:

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Cakebread Cellars: 50+ chefs return to Napa green winery

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| Green Wine News |. C akebread Cellars , a long-time Napa green winery, hosts its 25th annual American Harvest Workshop celebration August 18-20, 2011. Cakebread is certified by the Napa Green Winery and Napa Green Land programs.

Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

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The forecast is based on an analysis of Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Healthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel.

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Solutions for Cities – From Nature

Conservancy Talk

Adopted unanimously, the Reducing Urban Heat and Protecting Human Health with Green Space resolution recognizes the critical intersection between the environment, health and wellbeing, and affordability issues, as well as the importance of protecting our community.

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Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

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| Green Travel News | Starting today, Virgin Hotels is shuttling its guests around Chicago in a top-of-the-line, red Tesla Model S, the premium electric vehicle that is also the quickest-accelerating four-door vehicle— 0-60 in just 3.2