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We Want to Help the Birding Tourism Industry

10,000 Birds

With a worldwide pandemic still raging the tourism industry has taken a massive hit.

Our world is losing ice at record rate

Green (Living) Review

Monday, 25 January 2021 A research team – the first to carry out a survey of global ice loss using satellite data – has discovered that the rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up.

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Sounds of the Forest

Indigenize

An interesting project is afoot: people submitting homemade sound clips from their local forests to contribute to a sound map of the world. The map and attached soundclips are linked below. Maybe folks reading this blog would also like to play?

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The Emirates plan to live on Mars

Green Prophet

Meet Sheikh Mohammed on Mars? In 2017, the Emirates revealed plans to build cities on Mars. It may take four or five generations of scientists to achieve it, each one improving the previous generation’s blueprints as research continues and plans evolve.

6 More Nature Documentaries to Stream Tonight

Nature Conservancy - Science

At the end of a long, stressful day, nothing beats a good nature documentary. . The post 6 More Nature Documentaries to Stream Tonight appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife

How To Select A Gold Shower Head For Your Bathroom

Eco Friendly Daily

Gold shower heads can add a lot of class to a bathroom. Bathrooms that do not have any form of fancy decoration are at a very advantage with the addition of one of these stunning fixtures. A gold shower head is usually attached to a chrome-plated shower tray, making this a truly beautiful fixture.

Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

10,000 Birds

This is the second post in the Birding crème de la crème series (the first, focused on southern Asia, is here ). This time we travel to Africa, or to narrow it further, to the Afrotropical region (since the north of the continent avifaunally belongs to the Palearctic).

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Who was Maria, who lived an immaculate life 1400 years ago?

Green Prophet

Ancient Greek burial stone discovered while clearing paths for nature park in Israel’s Negev Desert reveals period of time in transition.

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Why Pandas Are Rubbing Themselves with Horse Manure

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s true: for years, giant pandas have been rubbing horse manure on themselves. New research suggests a reason. The post Why Pandas Are Rubbing Themselves with Horse Manure appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Weird Nature

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Options When it Comes to a Gold Kitchen Mixer Tap

Eco Friendly Daily

Yes, you did read that correctly. The resurgence of the gold kitchen tap is now shaking up the fashionistas everywhere who have been happy to watch it all those years ago. So, what exactly has brought this gold-plated bear back to life?

A Slacker’s Guide to Bird Photography (Part Two)

10,000 Birds

Last week I humbly offered up a totally unprofessional, possibly misinformed guide to taking bird photos that aren’t completely embarrassing, and that might even make you proud on occasion. Those suggestions were for birders like me, who are not all about taking that one perfect photo.

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Reuse

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Photo for illustration purposes only I am a very strange bird, so people would certainly say, in that I have a serious problem in that I am trying to find a reuse for almost everything.

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Choosing the Right Berkey Filter System Size

Green Prophet

Remember the tale of Goldilocks? She tried out a few different options until the porridge, the chair and bed fit her just right. Berkey Filters offers several different water filter system sizes for just the right fit in any situation, but there’s no need to be a modern day Goldilocks.

That Isn’t Anarchism

Indigenize

No self-respecting anarchist would pull down the American flag just to replace it with a Trump flag. Anarchists bow to no human structural authority: the anarchist tenet for creating a better world is everyone acting from a place of 'freedom plus responsibility.'.

5 Tips for Finding Reliable Contractors for Your Home Renovation

Eco Friendly Daily

If you’re planning on doing a home renovation, you want to make sure that you hire only reliable contractors. If you hire the wrong contractor, you could end up with the job not being completed, the job not being done well, and you may find yourself out of a lot of money.

Birding Laifengshan, Tengchong, Yunnan, China

10,000 Birds

Good news for those frightened by the title of my last blog post – we are now back in the safe and boring world of highly descriptive headers. You are welcome.

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The world has two energy problems

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The rich use too much of it, and the poor have too little. Someone asked: "What's the higher moral imperative preferred? Poverty and reduced living standards commensurate with lower emissions or higher carbon emissions and all the benefits of a modern society?"

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7 tips for an eco-friendly home makeover 

Green Prophet

We all want to do our bit for the environment and the first place you can start is with your home. A few changes here and there can lower your carbon footprint, reduce your emissions and make your living space a little greener for all. .

Bike Fit: How To Fit Your Bicycle

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No matter how you ride, whether on or off the road, casually or competitively, bicycling is most comfortable when you adjust your bike and its components to fit your body. Fitting your bike will be great for your flexibility, height, and riding style.

Arie Eric de Jong – Why Kanye West Will Be Remembered As One Of the Great Artists

Eco Friendly Daily

When we talk about greats in the hip-hop world, the likes of Biggie and Pac, Jay-Z , Nas and Eminem, we are more often than not talking about their ability to rap and create amazing hip-hop songs.

Last CBC of the Decade

10,000 Birds

The very last Sunday of the decade heralded our final CBC – with group sizes limited to five persons. For the fifth year in a row, I was assigned the prolific and well-known Aripo Livestock Station at the foothills of Trinidad’s Northern Range.

Trogons, Trinidad and Tobago

10,000 Birds

It’s been a crazy few days here in the tropical paradise of T&T to be honest.

“The Pines of Florence”: Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico (2018)

10,000 Birds

One of the nice things about winter finch irruptions is that they usually take place across two calendar years, allowing ardent listers to tick the very same species in January for their new year lists as they saw in the final weeks of the previous year.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of January 2021)

10,000 Birds

While the fourth weekend of January finds us all mired in the depths of whatever season grips our part of the world, the light is ever so slowly changing. Another couple of months of a little more or less light at dusk every day will soon trigger that global migration of birds we all eagerly await.

Pat’s Costa Rica Bird List, 2021

10,000 Birds

2021 is already well underway, are you birding? I hope so because watching a flock of redpolls bound through wintery airs that echo with the calls of crows is nature connection magic. Tracking the soaring of a Bateleur in hot African skies is a lifetime gift.

Mexico Beat BBOTY

10,000 Birds

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years… Oh, who am I kidding? 2020 was the worst of years, through and through. And there were moments during the year when I thought birding was a lost cause.

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A Slacker’s Guide to Bird Photography (Part One)

10,000 Birds

It always surprises me when people compliment my photographs. As I have often commented on this site, I started taking photos of birds only to improve the accuracy of my IDs. And while I put more effort into taking decent photos than I used to, I still don’t do the hard stuff.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2021)

10,000 Birds

During the second weekend of the year, even common birds still carry their luster. Enjoy that feeling while you can, because we are still months away from migration! While I sought rarities on the western edge of Rochester this weekend, I came up with entirely common species.

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Bodegas Navarro Lopez Laguna de la Nava Gran Reserva (2013)

10,000 Birds

I’m moving house at the end of this month, which provided a good opportunity for me to dig around my modest wine cellar – my basement, that is – for any older bottles of aging wine that might be ripe for enjoyment. I figure the less I have to pack, the better.

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A day trip to Derby

10,000 Birds

Last Sunday it was a dull, cool morning when we awoke and we decided to do a day trip to Derby. It gave us a chance to hopefully add a few new birds to our 2021 bird list and see the lush green land after recent rainfall. The header photo is of a boab tree covered in leaves.

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Arab men get a fashion week in Dubai

Green Prophet

Arab men get their own fashion week. Can they be a brave green voice in an overly polluting industry? The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council has pioneered the first men’s fashion week in the Middle East. But will it be eco? .

Recycling Cooking Oil – The Benefits

Green Prophet

Even with the increase in campaigns on the importance of protecting the environment, many people are still not conscious of the effects of their daily habits on the environment. Every day, people continuously make choices that harm the environment.

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Working from home: How to make it cheaper (and warmer)

Green Prophet

It was once a subject that some employers would have never breached. Now, it has become the new normal and for many of us, our homes feel as though they have become our permanent office space.

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Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

10,000 Birds

Although we have not had a lot of rain recently there has been enough to turn the dry dusty landscape into a lush green environment. We often think about how deceiving it would have been to the early explorers that came to the north of Australia during the wet season.

What Is Desertification and Why Should You Fight Against It

Green Prophet

Projected Mars Science City village, United Arab Emirates. Desertification has, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), affected the lives of as many as 1.5 billion people, and in the next half-century, will displace around 135 million.

Oxford says Africa’s not going green this decade

Green Prophet

New research from the University of Oxford predicts that total electricity generation across the African continent will double by 2030, with fossil fuels continuing to dominate the energy mix – posing potential risk to global climate change commitments. .

Brennan & Clark Collection Agency – How Do Debt Collection Agencies Work?

Eco Friendly Daily

If you are in debt and you have missed your payments multiple times then it is likely that you are going to start getting calls from debt collection agencies.