12 tips for sustainable travel in 2016

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| Green Travel News | It’s never too late to add this New Year’s resolution: travel sustainably. Green Travel News Xtras 12 tips for sustainable travel International Ecotourism Society

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Announcing the 2016 Women in Science Summit

Nature Conservancy - Science

To help mentor rising young scientists through the challenges that women in science careers face, the California Academy of Sciences is holding the 2016 Women in Science Summit on January 28, 2016. 2016 Women in Science Summit.

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Europe’s 6 best ‘green’ classical music festivals in summer 2016

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All Austria Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Graz Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Ljubljana Pays de la Meije Slovenia best classical music festivals in Europe 2016 Festival Europe 2016 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen 2016 Grafenegg Festival 2016 Herrenchiemsee Festival 2016 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 2016 Ljubljana Festival 2016 Styriarte 2016

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Clare M’s 2016 Year List

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We started our birding year at home in the garden and then headed for the last remaining water in the ephemeral lakes and returned to town across the open plains to visit the shores of Roebuck Bay to add the majority of our local shorebirds to the 2016 Year List. This list was last updated January 10th 2016. Green Pygmy-goose – Nettapus pulchellus -Broome, January 1st. Birding 2016 listing year list

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A Brief Guide to Birding Costa Rica in 2016

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The owners have been faithfully feeding the birds and welcoming birders for years, and it’s only going to get better in 2016. This Green Thorntail is enjoying the “dry season” Raptors are uncommon : Decidedly so. Are you headed to Costa Rica this year? I hope so because the birding and biodiversity are fantastic, and the flight time from most places in the USA is less than six hours. In other words, it’s easier to bird than most might think.

The Best of Cool Green Science 2016: From the Field Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

And the Cool Green Science staff is right there with them, bringing readers along for the ride as our scientists — and other conservation scientists around the world — map forests with lasers, use facial-recognition technology for sustainable fisheries, and restore sagebrush with a pasta maker.

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Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

Climate Change Environmental News Green Economy Opinion The Nature Conservancy Biodiversity Climate Science & Research conservation Editor's Choice environment fossil fuels grey infrastructure solar energy sustainable developmentRenowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

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Greening Up an Old House.

Elephant Journal

Old houses are a mixed blessing, though. Drafty windows, inefficient insulation, and so many other factors make conscious living to.

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5 great apps for green travel

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| Green at Your Fingertips | There’s an app for everything these days, so why not for traveling greener? Community Xtras eco-friendly travel apps green travel apps mobile apps for eco travel mobile apps for ecological travel

Smart Disruption, Unconscious Bias, & Beyond the Ivory Tower: Dispatches from the 2016 Women in Science Summit

Nature Conservancy - Science

Last month, Tallis co-hosted the 2016 Women in Science Summit at the California Academy of Sciences along with Meg Lowman of the California Academy of Sciences and Rita Mehta of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Conservation science is plagued by a disastrous lack of inclusiveness.

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How the Construction Industry Is Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

green building green constructionIn the United States, 39% of total carbon emissions are due to buildings. In other words, over a third of carbon emissions in the U.S. stem from the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings – everything from homes to high-rise office towers. What if those emissions could be reduced just by using the right materials […].

Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland–A Book Review

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The two guides make for interesting comparisons–one is full of rich browns and greens and orange-reds and makes your eyes dizzy, the other is cool and elegant, with text on the left and artwork on the right. WildGuides, Princeton University Press, summer 2016.

London: historic green a stone’s throw from the queen

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| Storied Past, Green Present | Thank goodness we’ve fueled ourselves with a proper English breakfast before going toe to toe with the most effervescent hotelier—and evangelist of green—in all of London town. All England Europe London United Kingdom best green hotel central London London best sustainable restaurants London eco-friendly luxury hotel London luxury green hotel London organic dining London organic restaurants

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We partner with Flypside, a revolutionary new mobile app for people in motion

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| Green On the Go | For nearly a decade, we have been delivering authoritative, on-the-scene tips and information about the world’s best eco-friendly eating, sleeping, seeing and doing. We’ve become the award-winning green travel website and e-guide publisher you trust.

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The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

10,000 Birds

Other species of special significance are herons and egrets (this is very important foraging area), Ferruginous Duck, as well as Lesser Spotted and European Green Woodpeckers , Spotted Flycatcher and the Icterine Warbler.

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There’s a bear! There’s a bear!

10,000 Birds

Eurasian Green Woodpecker – Picus viridis. In the most of Europe, Brown Bear is a mythical creature that lives only in mediaeval tapestries and folk tales. It has become extinct, one may say, but such formulation hides the gruesome fact: it has been exterminated. By us.

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Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

Green Prophet

Renaming Jordan Towers as Jordan Gate Park, they envision a facility that returns a sense of place and scale to its neighborhood while serving as a fully visible beacon to renewable energy and the industry’s best practices in green design. Green Prophet: Congratulations!

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Green Your Family Road Trip

Conservancy Talk

Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way to ensure we’re being as green as possible when we head off on our family adventures. There are more and more green hotels these days. Summer is here, which for my family means lots of hiking, swimming, camping and, of course, road trips.

Is Green Infrastructure Doomed to Underinvestment, Just Like Our Grey Infrastructure?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists have been advocating lately for green infrastructure: trees, oyster reefs, wetlands and more that provide infrastructure and additional values. But how can we ensure that green infrastructure don’t see the same level of underinvestment?

The 2016 AOU Supplement and the Costa Rica Bird List

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Green Violetear – Another name for a widespread species bites the dust! I remember hearing and seeing many a Green Violetear in the highland habitats of Oaxaca, Michoacan, and other places with cool endemic species and delicious Mexican cuisine.

The Kerkini Lake, Greece: Dipped One, Got One

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A movement in green and yellowish leaves by the side of the road – a Common Chiffchaff , one of those very few European birds that I simply cannot describe. Small and leaf-green. I dipped a bird recently – possibly a lifer.

How to go green with eco-friendly clothing

Green Prophet

Well, first and foremost–it’s going green! You can choose to go green through your clothing, as well. And, I’m not trying to diminish going green. ” Currently, green apparel makes up about $5 billion in the $200 billion fashion industry.

Things I Learned While Birding at Laguna del Lagarto, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It would give me yet another chance at lifering that royal pain known as a Tawny-faced Quail , the rare and beautiful Green and Rufous Kingfisher , and who knows what else. Last weekend, I guided a trip to Laguna del Lagarto for the Birding Club of Costa Rica. Since all sorts of rare species are possible at this remote lowland rainforest site, I was looking forward to this trip for a while.

How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

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Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Louis Blumberg directs The Nature Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program. Follow Louis on Twitter @lblumberg.

Urban birding at its best

10,000 Birds

Several Green Sandpipers , dozen Whiskered Terns and a few dozen Sand Martins (Bank Swallows) all make their appearance. And then, two canids appeared in my scope field of view… My plan was that the downpour should finally be over in the morning, so I could go birding.

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High-Tech Trash Cans to Improve Sustainability

Living Green & Saving Energy

eco-innovation green gadget green products reduce waste High-tech trash cansTrashcans are pretty straightforward: they stand there and collect trash. You remove the bag when it’s full, replace it, and it fills up with garbage again. It’s not exactly the domain of innovation and technology… or is it? Believe it or not, the trashcan is quickly becoming a site of technological advancement. In the years […].

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How to create an IBA and get a permanent headache in five easy steps

10,000 Birds

That is in line with the way I see this IBA – in my eyes, it consists of several wider floodplains, and the rest are ecological corridors which need to remain green, but not necessarily officially protected. Being inside the city whose officials do not recognise its green heart and its value, the area is under attack from developers on several fronts. First: Dream about it. As a teenager in Yugoslavia, I used to buy National Geographic in secondhand bookshops.

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.

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No giant leaps, but there are small steps for sustainability in the UAE

Green Prophet

With the recent news that Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked number one and two respectively within the Middle East on the Arcadis 2016 Sustainable Cities Index, it’s worth noting that they are still many years away from other places in the world.

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For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

Jenn Greene lives in Mobile, Alabama, and has served as a marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy since 2008. I’ve been in a love affair with oysters for nearly 20 years.

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Better Birding: A Book Review (& a New Year’s goal)

10,000 Birds

Green boxes offer Natural History and Taxonomic Notes. New Year’s resolutions from birding friends are starting to trickle in as I write this review. It is the last day of 2015, time to select the bird of the year past and set goals for the bright open future, when everything is new again. Big years, little-big years, surpassing your state list, trouncing your best friend’s state list, inching up on the eBird top 100 (well, no one says that, but you know people are thinking it).

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.

3 tips for eco-friendly adventure vacations

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| Greening Your Adventure | “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” said John Muir, the Scottish-American naturalist and tireless advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

Dubai designer uses nano-tech to turn a traditional black abaya green!

Green Prophet

Manaal Al Hammadi showcased her solar-powered abaya at the last month’s World Energy Summit 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

2016). 2016). 2016). It’s important not just because it generates a nice chunk of emissions reductions, but also because it does so in green-development friendly way.”. What can light beams tell us about the state of tropical forests?

Green bliss: BaliSpirit Festival 2016

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| Green Travel News | Now in its ninth year, the BaliSpirit Festival (March 29-April 3, 2016) is considered one of the world’s top yoga, dance and live music experiences. Asia Bali Indonesia Ubud Bali green festival BaliSpirit Festival 2016 best yoga festival best yoga festival in 2016 Green Travel News

Another great reason to visit Cuba: it’s green

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Caribbean Community Cuba Cuban national parks Cuban UNESCO biospheres eco-conscious Cuba eco-friendly Cuba eco-friendly Vinales Valley green Cuba greenest countries in the world organic Cuba| Viva La Eco-Revolucion! | | Today’s hottest travel destination in The Americas is an island frozen in time. It’s Cuba, of course, where you go to see 1959 again.

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When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Johnson Controls—inventor of the thermostat—is contributing to growth in the green building market. Together with the Clinton Global Initiative, Johnson Controls showcased its products and the benefits of going green with a high-profile retrofit of the Empire State Building ( Korngold 2014 ).

Weird Conservation: The Strange Side of Saving Endangered Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

Read the full Cool Green Science story here.). Nature is weird. But conservation is weirder. When scientists need to save an endangered species, sometimes the solution is straightforward: protect habitat, reduce threats, or stop overfishing.

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10 Overlooked Wildlife Experiences in Our National Parks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Between now and then, Cool Green Science will feature posts on the natural history and conservation of “America’s best idea.”. Miller (@eatguineapigs) April 25, 2016. Think of wildlife in U.S. national parks, and certain images pop to mind: Bears. Bison. Wolves.