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. The females were drabber of course, but the male could have been pure sunlight, shining even in the deep shadows of an Alabama woods. Trips alabama Hooded Warbler travelIt was early when my husband and I pulled into Paul M.

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. But hearing it last weekend along the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama, surrounded by more than 500 volunteers, it struck a new chord. Image: Volunteers help restore the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama. Katherine Sather is a digital marketing specialist for The Nature Conservancy’s North America region.


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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. Mishaps like the one in Alabama today raise a serious question: should we worry about the exploding death trains in our midst ?

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


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

WATCH: Primeval Forest Discovered Off of Alabama Coast


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. News Science Top News Video

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. Fair Fashion alabama chanin boho cyber monday eco fashion Handmade sale slow fashion styleUp to 50% off in the brand’s red dot sale, happening NOW! I’m loving the large polka dot t-shirt (above) and the Little Flowers Walking Cape (below)>.

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.

An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change—Find Out What Happens Next

Conservancy Talk

In that spirit, I was pleased to visit the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Alabama, this week to speak about climate change. Right here in Alabama, I told the audience, we’re already seeing the effects of a changing climate. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Earlier this week, the U.S.

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. During sweltering summers, where my dashboard hits 98 degrees F every damn day, mornings have become my oasis.

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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.

2015 133

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

Eco Chic

Natalie Chanin’s new book, Alabama Studio Style. Instead of protecting the design techniques which render her looks specifically hers, Natalie has gone the open-source route, and with her second book, Alabama Studio Style (the first book was the Alabama Stitch Book ), she expands upon the (your) hands-on projects that you can create from recycled materials from wherever you call home.

2010 46

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.

2017 63

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. Wet, muddy and cold, the volunteers happily worked together to build a quarter-mile reef , the first project of the 100-1000: Restore Coastal Alabama partnership. Bring your friends and join us in Alabama on April 6 and help restore the Gulf of Mexico.

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. We’re back for a new nesting season with Josie and Elbert , named after the nearby Alabama towns of Josephine and Elberta. Birds Alabama bird cam bird observation Birding Gulf of Mexico Judy Haner osprey cam wildlife cam

2014 87

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. By Jeff DeQuattro, Nature Conservancy Coastal Programs Office, Alabama. Such is the case with our charismatic osprey family on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

2014 47

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. Herrington’s team then ran the same test on 140 adult Alabama shad, which live in the Gulf of Mexico but return upriver to spawn. Fish alabama shad fish migration florida laser otolith Photo: © Steve Herrington. By Justine E.

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Results: Great News for Shad

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Alabama shad once shaped ecosystems. As covered in yesterday’s blog , last year I spent a day with Steve on Florida’s Apalachicola River looking at Alabama shad, a fish that researchers hoped would benefit by a practice known as conservation locking—basically allowing fish to pass through dams by using the same lock system that enables ships to pass. Alabama shad once migrated in huge numbers up many southern rivers, and as far north as Iowa.

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

2013 86

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. Cars & Transportation aircraft noise airports aviation Noise pollution University of AlabamaA new adaptor ring cuts noise pollution at airports. AdaAirports are like Desperate Housewives. Unpopular neighbors, but crazy sensual.

2012 77

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. It’s a simple recipe, but one that might be enough to help move millions of the migratory fish species known as Alabama shad over dams, so they can spawn in rivers throughout the southeastern United States. 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? Live animal cams — everybody loves ‘em. For instance: Almost 2.5

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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!&

2018 109

Dog Prompts Pennsylvania Law After Surviving Gas Chamber


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

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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Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

During migration, they occur in more places, I bet that golden-hooded bird with a rainforest mixed flock was on its way to Virginia or Alabama or wooded swamp in some other part of its ancient range that used to bear witness to the double knocks of Ivory-billeds.

Michael Vick is Cocksure Against Cockfighting


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

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 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.

Return of the Land Shark

10,000 Birds

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!

2012 138

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Reflecting on a Year of Less Birding

10,000 Birds

In addition to spotting exciting new species in Florida, including the rare Snail Kite, travel across the country brought me into contact with birds in Oregon, California, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, and more. 2018 proved to be one of my best birding years ever.

2019 178

Blue Jays On the Move

10,000 Birds

A jay born and raised in New York State may winter in Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, or Tennessee, depending on its taste in barbecue. Most fascinatingly, a bird that migrated one year, even hauling its tail feathers all the way down to Alabama, may choose to hang out in New York all winter next year, or vice-versa. Many aspects of fall migration are not calculated to appeal to a bone-idle birder such as myself. The warblers are confusing. The raptors are confusing and distant.

2016 119

My spring football recap (with no mention of The Ohio State)

Environmental Economics

Here’s the list: Alabama 92,310. John Clay: The SEC has released spring game attendance figures for each of its 12 schools. Kentucky’s crowd of 4,000 was dead last. And, to be truthful, I’m not sure there were 4,000 there. Auburn 53,209. Florida 51,000. Georgia 43,177. Arkansas 42,000. Mississippi State 36,357. Tennessee 35,891. South Carolina 29,451. Ole Miss 28,000. LSU 25,032. Vanderbilt 7,500. Kentucky 4,000.

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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).

2017 109

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Ask any birder–migration is joy. It’s endless frustration that suddenly erupts into wild excitement, a reason to get up in the morning, a goal for the mind and a bandage for the soul as we muddle through winter and pandemic.

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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 […]. “Changing rooms are viewed by associates of the same gender as the changing room.”

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.

2017 122

"Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill"

Environmental Economics

I think I've scooped all of the other environmental economics bloggers on this one (the story is from the ABC TV station in Fresno ): Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

2015 144

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 […].

Bald Eagle Population Turning Around

Eco Friendly Daily

In Alabama, they have tracked about 100 nesting pairs of bald eagles, an endangered species. Source: Environmental News Network, Alabama’s Bald Eagle Population Booming , February 13. This is ten times the estimated recovery goal that the state made last year when there was only 77 mating pairs. With this new development they are planning to remove bald eagles from the Endangered Species List.

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 […].