February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

10,000 Birds

I spotted an occasional Northern Gannet well offshore but no movements of ducks at all except for a single distant flock of scaup heading north on my first day there.

The New “Birds of Thailand”

10,000 Birds

The introduction covers the geography, climate and for the first-time visitor especially important, habitats: nine forest types, offshore, intertidal, rivers, freshwater wetlands, open country and urban habitats.

Rogue Ales & Spirits: Outta Line West Coast India Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

Humboldt Penguins ( Spheniscus humboldti ), to be precise, which I saw at their colony on the Palomino Island, not too far offshore from Lima. Apologies for the unintended three-weak break here at Birds and Booze.

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Amazing Alcids at Shinnecock Inlet

10,000 Birds

Most views of alcids that I have had are of birds flying by pretty far offshore or bobbing on the open ocean while I was standing on a boat trying not to get seasick.

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11 million jobs filled in renewables and solar is on top!

Green Prophet

Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry. The workforce in renewable energy is growing at a fast clip. Get the latest report from the international agency, IRENA based in Abu Dhabi.

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International Banks. A Boom or A Doom?

Elephant Journal

In the era of mass corruption going on and news showing the swiss bank accounts and Panama scandals, offshore bank accounts are not a new term […]. Banks are an evolution for the stakeholders, shareholders, and the normal day-to-day customer. Looking at international banks, they are an epitome of the traditional banks. Let’s find out.

Explosive tests for oil and gas at sea kill and maim dozens of giant sea turtles

Green Prophet

At first the injuries were a big mystery then the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority figured out the likely culprit: an Italian marine seismic survey looking to find offshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Renewable energies now more cost effective than oil

Green Prophet

The global weighted-average cost of electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) declined by 26%, bioenergy by 14%, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind by 13%, hydropower by 12% and geothermal and offshore wind by 1%, respectively.

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Filling in the mystery of the newly discovered ghost whale

Green Prophet

Dr. Cerchio’s new research paper not only starts to fill in the habitat map for the world’s most recently discovered large whale species, but it also documents the overlap of Omura’s range with the threat of human activities such as shipping, fishing and offshore oil and gas exploration.

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South Korea Building 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm

Wind Power Ninja

The wind farm will be built off the southwestern coast of South Korea will include about 500 turbines and is expected to be completed by 2019. South Korea is getting into the wind power game with a bold, 2.5 GW project will cost about $8.2 billion to build. Companies like Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering are constructing the turbines. The government is paying for most of it, but private investors will need to finance the remainder.

Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

10,000 Birds

Florida Amendment 9, Ban Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling. Voters across the country support environmentally conscious ballot initiatives.

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Open Letter to Secretary Zinke on the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Conservancy Talk

As I said at the meeting, I was disappointed by your own budget proposal for 2019 which called for hugely cutting funding for LWCF by 95 percent.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

The vast majority of wind turbines operating today are on land, but offshore wind development is ramping up. Now totaling more than 4,000 megawatts, almost all of it in Europe, offshore wind generating capacity has grown fivefold since 2006.

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

Some 10,000 megawatts of wind may be installed in Brazil between 2014 and 2019. Offshore projects account for just over 2 percent of the wind capacity installed worldwide. Having hit a seventh straight annual installation record in 2013, however, offshore wind is growing fast.

Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

By 2019, you can look forward to the first freshwater offshore wind project in North America—right here on Lake Erie. The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future.