The Eurasian Nuthatch

10,000 Birds

And while I can still remember the first time I saw one in 2007, in the company of Jochen and Hendrik in a pine forest on the coast of the Baltic Sea, it took until this year’s trip to Hungary before I managed to get a decent image of one. Many thanks to Swarovski Optik for inviting me along and letting me experience both some awesome new optics and the natural wonders of the wonderful country of Hungary. ……… … Birds Eurasian Nuthatch Europe nuthatches

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Egypt Resists Monsanto’s Genetically-Modified Maize

Green Prophet

When France attempted to ban GMOs in 2007, then US ambassador Craig Stapleton recommended that Washington penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops , according to The Guardian. These are seeds that are implanted with genetic material from unrelated organisms to increase pest or drought resistance (such as Monsanto’s MON810) compared to normal genetic modifications that favor naturally-occurring traits.

Activists to target Danish Ministry of Defense to highlight fate of climate refugees

Green (Living) Review

As such, the international network, “No Borders”, is organizing an action targeting the Danish Ministry of Defense as a symbol of the military role in creating refugees and enforcing repressive border regimes. In 2007, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that an increase in sea levels of just 18 to 59 centimeters (seven to 24 inches) would make the Maldives virtually uninhabitable by 2100, and other Small Island States face a similar fate.

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