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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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The wonderful family Meropidae contains 27 dazzling species, of which Africa is endowed with no less than 20 species, the balance occurring across Asia and with one as far afield as Australia. They occur throughout Subsaharan Africa but avoid the deserts and rainforests.

Dreaming of Africa

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Phoebe Snetsinger had that experience while birding East Africa for the first time and seeing as many birds as she did in the US for the previous 50 years.). also the crime rate lower than in developed countries, stable politics, reasonable prices and landscapes as green as can be.

Africa’s Barbets

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They occur in three biogeographic regions; the Neotropic, Afrotropic and Indo-Malaya ecozones, basically tropical South and Central America, Africa south of the Sahara and tropical Asia. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird is a woodland species that occurs widely through Africa.

Africa – Birding down Memory Lane

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A manicured green lawn in front of the building and an iridescent blue bird on a smallish aloe tree. Under that impossibly blue sky of Africa. The Feral Pigeon and the House Sparrow came the day after, when in the lush green oasis of the Sanitas nursery tea garden I noticed the announcement of the next meeting of the Botswana Bird Club. Everything around you is new and the World is exciting again, or was it simply Africa? I did use the word “Africa” too many times.

Making the Right to Clean Water a Reality in East Africa.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Green WAYLON: Today Only basic human right clean water East Africa Kenya Susteq unreasonable instituteIn Kenya, with a population of 45 million, 17.5 million lack access to safe water.

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Big-game trophies not welcome aboard, says Delta

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| Green Travel News | Delta, the only U.S. airline with direct flights to South Africa, just put up a big roadblock for American hunters hoping to bring home animal trophies.

Africa: The last frontier?

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The one large-scale market left to develop is Africa. They are principles being lived successfully by multiple resilient and transition communities as I write these words, many of them in Africa itself, so this is no longer just empty theory or rhetoric. That, I believe, is the question now facing Africa. A path where green buildings, green homes, mass transit, EVs, zero waste and zero carbon become part of the landscape. Africa once led the world.

South Africa to Green its Economy in 2013 with Carbon Tax

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South Africa, among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases worldwide, plans to introduce its own price on carbon next year. It is one of the BASIC nations (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) responsible for most new greenhouse gas pollution.

80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

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According to a recent survey, Africa and the Middle East is the second region in the world that is most concerned about climate change. Latin America, Africa and Middle East Lead The Way. Climate Africa Climate Change environmental awareness environmental education MENA social change

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

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| Green Travel News | Each year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world’s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

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Pee Power is making energy from urine in Africa

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The “pee power” project was entered by the girls in an annual nationwide competition in Lagos, Maker Faire Africa , and it created enough electrical power to run the generator for six hours from one liter of pee. Photo of pee-power project generator by Maker Faire Africa .

6 Inspiring Solar-Powered Projects in the Middle East and North Africa

Green Prophet

Big or small, solar-powered projects in the Middle East and North Africa are transforming our region. The idea is to run transmission lines under the Sea so that Europe can receive 15% of its energy from North Africa by 2050.

Africa's worst drought tied to industrial pollution by the West

Green (Living) Review

The biggest drought to hit the planet in the 20th century, the Sahel drought, sucked Central Africa dry from the 1970s to the 1990s. Starting in the 1960s, the rainfall band shifted southward, drying out Central Africa and parts of South America and South Asia, the study found.

Pollution From North Africa Shuts Down Israeli Airports

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Hazy conditions stemming from dust particles that traveled from North Africa to Israel shut down two Israeli airports last week. And for 1/5 of the year, harmful pollutants travel from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and North Africa.

Mena Suvari Joins Ewan McGregor to Fight Hunger in Africa

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“American Pie&# actress Mena Suvari has joined Ewan McGregor and other stars in the fight against hunger in Africa. Ewan McGregor, actor and ambassador for UNICEF, has put out an appeal to the world through a video announcement where he states, “East Africa is in crisis.

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Beirut, Lebanon: eating organic & slow

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| A Green Revolution | Come to Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon: eating organic & slow is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Israeli Sunshine Girl Gets United Nations Prize for Jewish Heart

Green Prophet

Seeing the enormous potential for Israeli clean technologies in solar energy and water for the developing world, Sivan Yaari-Borowich started an NGO to help Africa. Annual galas call on influentials in New York to pay it forward in the Innovation: Africa spirit.

Israeli Teens Bottle Algae in “Algeed” Superfood Project for a Hungry Africa

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Liquid algae may taste like sushi which is unknown in poor parts of Africa, but it is easy to grow with basic equipment like old plastic bottles, and it is packed full of protein – a veritable superfood. Food & Health Africa algae Algeed hunger Israel

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

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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.

Apple App for certified green hotels worldwide

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| Green Travel News |. G reen Globe is adding Green Key Global certified properties to its application for Apple mobile devices. The Green Globe App can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store.

Flying Snakes, White Green Roofs, Why Agoutis Should Sleep in & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

How green is your roof? Opinions expressed on Cool Green Science and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy.

Meet the Elephant Conservation Heroes of the Congo Basin.

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Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z Arts & Culture Today Only. Africa congo elephant poaching mariah wilson Silent ForestsSidonie, one of Cameroon’s first female eco-guards, is kinda my hero: Adventure Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 1

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This is the dawning of a new era in relations between Israel and African states,” according to Lynn Schler, director of the Africa Centre at Ben-Gurion University. Israeli companies are looking to follow the lead China has taken in Africa,” said Schler.

Bontebok Can’t Jump: The Most Dramatic Conservation Success You’ve Never Heard About

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The bontebok occurred only in the Western Cape of southern Africa. If you read through the writings of African explorers and safari hunters from the early 20 th century, you will notice that southern Africa is mentioned rarely if ever. Mammals Africa mammals Traveling Naturalist

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Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

Green (Living) Review

But a new project spearheaded by Green Energy Africa has brought solar energy to 2,000 homes in Naiputa county alone, and put new power into the hands of women who sell affordable solar installations. Africa green energy renewable energy

How to Green Birding’s ‘Big Year’

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Tim Boucher ( @tmboucher ) blogs frequently on birds and birding for Cool Green Science. Introducing the Green Big Year. Some birders have found a way to reconcile their need to see as many bird species as possible with their concern for the environment — the Green Big Year.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? ( Africa Climate Change Coral Reefs Environmental News Global Warming Insects The Green Buzz Bloomberg BusinessWeek conservation movement crazy ants daily news El Nino environmental news giant tree global warming green news Guardian mammoth tree Obama USA Today Blown. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? BusinessWeek ).

How Nova Lumos Puts Africa’s Power Pimps Out of Business

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It’s hard to imagine the concept of a “power pimp” in Africa unless you have lived there. Off-grid and green. billion people in Africa and Asia who don’t have access to power? But it makes sense and cents on a continent that lacks a unified power system.

A Better Way to Meet America’s Needs: Invest in Nature

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Cities like Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Detroit are reducing the need for costly upgrades to their stormwater and sewer systems by planting trees, creating more open space, and installing other innovative forms of “green infrastructure” to absorb stormwater.

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Faith Leaders Prepare For Upcoming Climate Summit In South Africa

Green Prophet

With forty days left till the latest climate conference held in Durban, South Africa, faith leaders are preparing to fight for the environment. Green activists of faith have really been making their mark this year.

This Fur Seal is 4,000 Miles From Home. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

For answers, I turned to Greg Hofmeyr , seal researcher with the Port Elizabeth Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. These islands are 1,200 miles south of South Africa. And each year, 4-8 fur seals turn up off the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where he works and lives.

Burying the Tooth: Day 24.

Elephant Journal

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress, may be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi.

Sanjayan: The Art of Communication is Conservation’s Best Hope

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David Banks is director of the Conservancy’s Africa program. The Conservancy’s vibrant Africa program was catalyzed by Sanj. But his travels and work in Africa brought home to him how important people were to our mission. Sanjayan.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Conservancy Talk

In Africa, we recently received a substantial gift from the Peter Hawkins Dobberpuhl Foundation to support projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The good news: green infrastructure can deliver much lower cost solutions than traditional gray infrastructure.

Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? The name change is a nod to their widening scope beyond Africa, into India.

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Tanzania – Africa at its best

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A question I am frequently asked by birders and wildlife enthusiasts is: “ if I only visit Africa once, where should I go ?” Destinations africa tanzaniaTanzania is without a doubt the quintessential African safari nation.

Qatar’s QSAS Turns Other Rating Systems Green

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Qatar’s revamped its QSAS green building rating system. Re-launched under a new name, the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is muscling in as Middle East- North Africa’s green standard. Step back, LEED. Back off, BREEAM.

Time to Pause: Risks of Nuclear in the Volatile Middle East and North Africa Region

Green Prophet

As posted in Green Prophet recently, the unfolding Japanese nuclear crisis should serve a warning for a politically volatile region prone to earthquakes and other man-made disasters.

Hong Kong: stay smart, stay green

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Genuinely green accommodations are. Real green or green-washed?

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

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In Africa, if we don’t find ways to produce more food with less land, less water, and less inputs, much of the forest and grassland that wildlife depend on will be converted to feed an increasingly crowded and hungry world.

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