Birding Central Alabama

10,000 Birds

Grist State Park in central Alabama. I’ve been to this part of central Alabama before, but always during hunting season, my schedule built around the ridiculously early mornings (i.e. Alabama creek flowing through the woods. Trips alabama Hooded Warbler travel

Sweet Home Alabama

Conservancy Talk

I’ve probably heard the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Sweet Home Alabama” a zillion times in my life — high school dances, wedding receptions and on the radio. Image: Volunteers help restore the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama.

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Protected Birds

10,000 Birds

Alexander Alvarez of Atmore, Alabama, has pled guilty to “killing migratory birds and selling the feathers on the black market” in a killing spree that dates back to 2006.

Oil Train Explodes in Alabama

Sightline Daily

Reuters is reporting that an oil train derailed in Alabama earlier today resulting in a huge explosion that sent flames 300 feet into the sky. In Alabama, emergency crews have also apparently decided to let the flames burn out , which could take 24 hours.

WATCH: Primeval Forest Discovered Off of Alabama Coast

Eccorazzi

Read More The post WATCH: Primeval Forest Discovered Off of Alabama Coast appeared first on Ecorazzi. The 50,000-year-old forest was buried in a layer of sediment that protected it in an oxygen-free environment.

In Alabama? Need to Recycle some Electronics?

Green Earth Journey

I am not in Alabama, but I thought I would pass this along in case any of my readers are. Hyla Alabama Electronics Recyclers Our Mission Our mission is to provide our customers with the most friendly, most responsible, and most complete electronic waste recycling service in the state of Alabama. With Alabama Electronics Recyclers you can be sure that your e-waste is handled in the most responsible fashion.

Charlie Sheen Donates $25,000 to Alabama Town

Eccorazzi

Back in April of last year, Charlie Sheen visited the town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which had been ravaged by a tornado. Read More. Causes News People Top News charlie sheen

Photo: “Some Alabama judges were unwilling to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples. Then we have her…”

Elephant Journal

She just so happens to be licensed to marry folks in Alabama.” ” Oh, Alabama: “The situation seems a bit complicated right now…the Chief Justice of Alabama’s […]. One love! That’s my best broad, Alicia! “You’re right that she isn’t a judge, she’s a graphic designer, artist, activist, total badass, and one of my favorite people ever.

Oprah Winfrey and ‘Selma’ Stars March in Alabama to Remember MLK Jr

Eccorazzi

Day, Oprah Winfrey, alongside her co-stars of the film ‘Selma,’ joined hundreds of marchers in Alabama in remembrance of the civil rights Read More The post Oprah Winfrey and ‘Selma’ Stars March in Alabama to Remember MLK Jr appeared first on Ecorazzi. On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.

Morning on Weeks Bay

10,000 Birds

I felt especially thankful for the cooler air while boarding a touring boat at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserv e along the coast of Alabama. Trips alabama Birding natureMornings are very important to us Southerners, especially New England transplants like me.

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Alabama Chanin’s Cyber Monday Sale: 50% Off Handmade Slow Fashion

Eco Chic

Alabama Chanin rarely has a sale, but this one’s a doozy (so much so, I had to share it with you all). Related Post: Alabama Chanin’s Studio Style: More DIY Projects from the Southern Handcrafting Guru.

Spring is for Restoration!

Conservancy Talk

Two years ago, nearly 600 volunteers from around the country gathered at Helen Wood Park on the shore of Mobile Bay, Alabama, to take action and help restore the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your friends and join us in Alabama on April 6 and help restore the Gulf of Mexico.

My Message to Roy Moore, who rode his Horse to the Polls & Lost.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Funny Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Alabama Alabamians awareness change Doug Jones healing horse horses humor Judge Roy Moore life politics senate Senator Jones Special ElectionTo make matters worse, Judge Moore had numerous women step forward in the last month after a Washington Post story brought to light his sexual predatory behavior, pursuing girls as young as.

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Catching the End of Migration on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

10,000 Birds

Since I live so close to the state line, it’s only natural that I do some of my birding along the Alabama coastline. Trips alabama backcountry trail warblerI did a little research, and came across good birding reports on Gulf Park, so to Gulf Park I went. Turns out, Gulf Park is huge. To bird, my husband and I focused on walking the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail , a paved multi-use path that winds through the coastal forest.

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Osprey Cam 2014: Reality TV Featuring Our Wild Neighbors

Nature Conservancy - Science

Judy Haner is the Marine and Freshwater Programs Director for The Nature Conservancy in Alabama. Last year, thousands of viewers from around the world enjoyed the real-life drama of Allie and Bama, two ospreys who set up a nest in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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New Research Makes A Strong Case for Fish Passage

Nature Conservancy - Science

An Alabama shad. It may sound like a riddle, but this technique is helping Nature Conservancy scientists protect the Alabama shad , which once swarmed up Gulf-coast rivers as far north as Iowa by the millions to spawn. Fish alabama shad fish migration florida laser otolith

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Alabama Chanin’s Studio Style: More DIY Projects from the Southern Handcrafting Guru

Eco Chic

Natalie Chanin’s new book, Alabama Studio Style. Two years ago, when I received my copy of Alabama Stitch Book , it felt like a letdown the first time I held it in my hands. [My

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Farewell to Osprey Cam

Nature Conservancy - Science

Through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Conservancy partnered with the Alabama Coastal Foundation, the City of Orange Beach, Alabama, and Baldwin EMC to broadcast the real-time activities of a nesting osprey family along the Gulf of Mexico.

Results: Great News for Shad

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Alabama shad once shaped ecosystems. Alabama shad once migrated in huge numbers up many southern rivers, and as far north as Iowa. Could conservation locking help restore Alabama shad more broadly across their range? A new research effort is bringing them back.

Osprey Cam: Reality TV Featuring Our Wild Neighbors

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Jeff Dequattro, Coastal Programs Office, Alabama. Allie and Bama recently moved to Orange Beach, Alabama. Birds Citizen Science People and Conservation Alabama osprey bird recovery Birding clean water gulf conservation Gulf osprey Gulf osprey cam Jeff Dequattro Jeff DeQuattro Nature Conservancy name the osprey osprey cam osprey clean water osprey conservation osprey family osprey nest osprey recovery osprey watching

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 10

Conservancy Talk

An ancient, underwater cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama! What’s the relationship between climate change and forensic investigations? It’s in today’s green news. Blowflies are moving north with a changing climate, and that can throw off the time-of-death clock used in forensic investigations. National Geographic ). USDA says meat labels need more information, and not surprisingly, meat trade groups sue. Huffington Post ).

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Jet Engine Sponge Makes Airports Less Sensual

Green Prophet

Researchers at the University of Alabama quiet combustion at its source. . Agrawal, professor of engineering at University of Alabama in a statement on the school’s blog. Press images by Zach Higgins, University of Alabama.

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A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Auburn University research assistant Chase Katechis examines an Alabama shad on the Apalachicola River, Florida. Recently, the researchers released new information with some exciting new results on Alabama shad restoration. But you don’t hear about a dime for Alabama shad.

The Cooler: 5 Lessons for Live Animal Cams

Nature Conservancy - Science

And as Nature Conservancy scientist Jeff DeQuattro wrote about on Cool Green Science yesterday , the osprey live nest cam from Orange Beach, Alabama that this blog and other Conservancy web pages featured this spring and summer was certainly no exception. Aubrie…or is it Ossie?

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If we all line up on the coast, count to 3, and jump in the ocean yelling "CANNONBALL" I think we could splash out enough water to counter sea-level rise*

Environmental Economics

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks on possible causes of sea level rise : "What about erosion? Every time you have that soil or rock, whatever it is, that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise because now you've got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up." " Anyone still question the need for more science education in our schools? Flashback to my childhood.Dad, almost daily: "Leave some damn water in the pool!&

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Sierra Club quote of the day

Environmental Economics

From POLITICO's Morning Energy: Meanwhile, Democrats and liberal groups asked for the tax bill to be put on hold until Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is sworn in. "There "There should be no votes on the despicable GOP tax scheme or other dangerous efforts to put the profits of corporate polluters and billionaires before the people until the voice of every voter is represented in the Senate," Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement Wednesday.

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Dog Prompts Pennsylvania Law After Surviving Gas Chamber

Eccorazzi

Daniel the beagle was put into a gas chamber in an Alabama shelter to be euthanized. However, when the door opened, Daniel was still alive. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

Michael Vick is Cocksure Against Cockfighting

Eccorazzi

After spending time in prison for dog fighting, Michael Vick tells Alabama that their cockfighting penalties are the weakest in the nation. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News michael vick

Blue Jays On the Move

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A jay born and raised in New York State may winter in Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, or Tennessee, depending on its taste in barbecue. Many aspects of fall migration are not calculated to appeal to a bone-idle birder such as myself. The warblers are confusing.

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Privacy Gone: These States allow video cameras in Dressing Rooms (who knew!?)

Elephant Journal

” The good guys: These states don’t allow security cameras in dressing rooms: > South Dakota > New Hampshire > Michigan > Maine > Minnesota > Utah > Kansas > Delaware > Hawaii > Georgia > California > Arkansas > Alabama The […].

Where is the congressional outcry over price suppression (or whatever the opposite of price gouging is)?

Environmental Economics

Another ten states -- Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia -- also have gas for less than $2. Data from price tracker GasBuddy.com shows that three states -- Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio -- have at least one station each selling regular gas for less than $1.90 a gallon. Cheap gas is most frequently found at stations in Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon mark on Dec.

Five ways we can own America’s Racism without letting it Define Us.

Elephant Journal

I was sitting in my colleague's family living room in Cameroon, West Africa shortly after Obama was elected when BBC footage of a KKK rally in Alabama appeared on the television. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family Travel America's racism ancestral trauma come together divided communities how to deal with prejudice minorities racist Trump's America what can I do to help America WTF America

A Relaxing Big Day in Florida

10,000 Birds

I would wake up in darkness, gather my camera and binoculars and drive to Alabama for a birding tour along a river. Originally, I had big plans for the October Big Day. I would tick off migrating songbirds, from tanagers to vireos and everything in between.

Apparently climate change is real (or maybe this is just FAKE NEWS)

Environmental Economics

  The rest of the article lays out the case and explains how even the cherry-picked University of Alabama Huntsville satellite data, that deniers love to point to as evidence that climate change is a hoax, now shows that, well, it's not a hoax.

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Return of the Land Shark

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Researchers at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama conducting a two-year study focusing on the diets of Tiger Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico have made an alarming discovery: not only are these sharks eating the expected fish and other assorted marine organisms, but they’re also eating land-based songbirds!

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Words from Maya Lin, Sigourney Weaver and The Women of the Gulf

The Green Samaritan

In particular was Judy Hayner, Marine Program Director with The Nature Conservancy out of Mobile, Alabama who helped conceptualize and initiate the “100 – 1000: Restore Coastal Alabama&# project to build 100 miles of oyster reefs and enhance 1000 coastal marsh and seagrass.

Trump Signs Executive Orders And Scott Pruitt Stacks EPA With Climate Change Skeptics

10,000 Birds

” Meanwhile, Ryan Zinke, the newly appointed Secretary of the Interior announced that the Department will offer 73 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.

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I Don’t Have a Thyroid Condition & You’re Still not Allowed to Tell Me to Eat a Cheeseburger.

Elephant Journal

Katherine Webb, former Miss Alabama, was criticized about her weight after posting a photograph of herself in a bikini on Instagram last Tuesday. She was told to “eat a sandwich” and that she was “too skinny.” Other comments that trolled in included: @Milikul: Her hair probe weighs more than she does @d.j.p.44: Yuck […].

Media Blackout as Southern Churches Burn.

Elephant Journal

June has been the deadliest month for the black community since the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama burnings. American media focuses its attention on the Confederate flag conflict and other Confederate symbols while giving limited, if any, consideration as the south burns once again and eight southern churches are destroyed. As news outlets across the world focus on […].

Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]

Wend Magazine

Yet it’s the case of the PCB cover up in Anniston, Alabama that highlights their lowlights and scares me most: (excerpt from SourceWatch “Monsanto’s Global Pollution Legacy”). (Sources and much more info, linked below this text).

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The Predominately Western, Golden-crowned Sparrow

10,000 Birds

Even though it doesn’t show on the NatureServe range map above, Golden-crowned Sparrow vagrants have been recorded eastward to Ontario and Nova Scotia, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; also south to Alabama, Texas, Louisiana and Florida 1.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Ticket Prices

Environmental Economics

So demand must have increased between last year and this year--since the same two teams are playing, Alabama and Clemson. ESPN Senior Writer Darren Rovell tweets seniorly: The average price paid on StubHub for a ticket to tonight's college football playoff title game is $1,266. That's almost three times the price paid last year ($425).

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Gardening While You Learn

Green (Living) Review

A University of Alabama psychologist, however, wanted more than anecdotal evidence of the various programs’ success. As childhood obesity continues its upward trend nationally, schools and community organizations are partnering to find solutions. One such solution is the advent of school gardens to get students outside the classroom and into the great outdoors.

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