Birding Argentina – Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires

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Costanera Sur was an old riverside resort which was restored to and Ecological Reserve back in the 1970. Here is the main entrance to Costanera Sur: Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. Trips Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur After our first leg of this birding trip we took a couple of days to visit Buenos Aires and to soak-in some of the local culture; BA is a beautiful city and our stay was very memorable.

Soybeans Causing Devastation in Argentina

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Learn more about how soy growing companies are ruining the ecology and economy of Argentina, in pursuit of cheaper meat. Soybeans: Factory Farming and the Destruction of Lands and Lives in Argentina (via [link] ). Jonty Whittleton in Argentina Jonty Whittleton, campaigner at Compassion in World Farming, recounts the time he spent with communities in Argentina, where the ‘Big Soy’ boom is ruining lands and lives – and it’s all in the pursuit of cheaper….

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Seeking The Ecological Shuk

Green Prophet

The chickpeas come from Argentina. Miriam sees Israel’s most famous open-air market through new eyes. When I lived in Jerusalem, the shuk was my grocery store. Vegetables, grains, fruit, chicken for Shabbat, nuts and sweets…everything we ate came from the shuk. Read about 5 Israeli shuks here.). My kids grew up eating the freshest, most colorful and flavorful food in the city, and since prices are lowest at the shuk, I was saving money.

Seeking The Ecological Market At Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem

Green Prophet

The chickpeas come from Argentina. Miriam sees Israel’s most famous open-air market through new eyes. When I lived in Jerusalem, the Machane Yehuda shuk (market) was my grocery store. Vegetables, grains, fruit, chicken for Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. There were nuts and sweets…everything we ate came from the shuk. Read about 5 Israeli shuks here.).

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

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We are so interrelated that these life systems underpin vital ecological processes. The mountain range extends from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and the norther tropical portion within Argentina and Chile. The West Africa hotspot has ecoregions of distinct assemblages of species, habitats and ecological processes which include 12 terrestrial and 15 freshwater ecoregions, as well as bordering four marine ecoregions.

Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies

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Reynolds Community-driven stewardship of an Australian government protected area: Pamela Parker and Michael Punturiero Part 3: Strategies for linking cities and protected areas Connecting with nature in a capital city: The London Biodiversity Strategy: David Goode Paris-Nature: An innovative urban ecology program: Mark Lellouch The City of Cape Town's Biodiversity Strategy: Tania Katzschner, et al. Biodiversity Ecology Urban

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Megan McSherry

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There are, says McSherry a little wryly, “a lot of variables” to sort out, which is why for the next two years, she can be found in the grasslands of Kenya, Argentina or in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department at Princeton University in New Jersey, using her NatureNet Science Fellowship to work on one of the variables most in need of sorting: how does large-animal grazing affect specific grasslands’ ability to store carbon?

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Big Gulp: How Often Do Trout and Grayling Eat Mammals?

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A new article appearing in the journal Ecology of Freshwater Fish suggests this answer: more often than you think. One intriguing possibility is that trout also pull shrews off banks, like the orcas that attack seals on beaches in Argentina , or the video-documented cases of catfish lunging for pigeons along water’s edge in France. Observations by anglers can help a lot in understanding fish ecology and behavior. Ecology of Freshwater Fish , 23: 622–630.

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The Everglade Snail Kite Is Making a Comeback

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Finally, the exotic Island snail occurs in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia where they are consumed by Snail Kites there (the Snail Kite occur throughout South America, the Everglade Snail Kite is a sub-species). Exotic apple snail (left) and native apple snail (right) Photo: The Pomacea Project. Putting blame of on the exotic apple snail seemed a case of ecological prejudice.

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Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bobolink Saison

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And where farms do remain, more intensive agricultural practices – including early and more frequent summer mowing and an increasing reliance of ecologically bankrupt monoculture farming – are making what little farmland remains less attractive to nesting grassland birds. Birders know that the pairing of farms and birds represents more than mere bucolic romance – it’s a match borne out of a real avian dependence on these man-made landscapes.

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How The Bird Got Its Beak

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Giant tyrannosaur like dinosaurs had systems for efficient breathing that modern birds use to facilitate the aerobically demanding task of flight, but those dinosaurs did not fly (see: Aerosteon riocoloradensis : A Very Cool Dinosaur from Argentina. The paper is available on line, but for your convenience, here is the abstract: The avian beak is a key evolutionary innovation whose flexibility has permitted birds to diversify into a range of disparate ecological niches.

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Buff-breasted Sandpipers in Riverhead, Long Island

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It’s odd, then, that the best place to find them in the eastern United States is at sod farms, perhaps the only positive ecological impact of people wanting monocultured and manicured lawns. Here’s hoping that the five individuals I spotted are all getting as at as the one above and that they safely make it back to Argentina for the winter and then back up north to breed.

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Greater Rheas: Germany’s new Big Bird

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This may not be Argentina, but it’s apparently close enough. Their ecology in Germany is being investigated, but the results have so far been inconclusive. Germany is underrated as a birding destination. Nestled right in the middle of Europe, we have a little bit of everything, a nice cross section of Europe’s avifauna. We have, for instance, very beautiful birds, like European Bee-eater , Blue Tit , and Kingfisher.

Can GM Foods Be ‘Halal’? Or Kosher?

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The UK-based green Muslim organisation Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences insisted the fatwa was controversial and “failed to consider biotechnology from an Islamic perspective, ignoring not only the harm that GM causes to the environment but the way it undermines the integrity of God’s creation.”. It has since spread to rising developing nations such as Argentina, Brazil and India (although controversy in Europe means that their use there has been limited).

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UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities

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Examples include: organic and agro-ecologic production methods; water collection and conservation technologies; and methodologies of participatory planning to take advantage of innovations and traditional knowledge. For example, FIDA-MERCOSUR, an IFAD-sponsored programme, encourages policymakers to share successful policies and practices in favour of family farming across the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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San Francisco's “green aquarium” boosts shark research

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While sevengill sharks are common in San Francisco Bay (though rarely seen by the public), very little is actually known about their behavior and ecology. Collecting this information will provide a long-term perspective on the sharks’ life patterns, basic ecology and issues which endanger their existence.

Eaton Smart: stay green in Hong Kong

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By signing onto the rigorous EarthCheck program, Eaton has elected to join a growing international movement to analyze, measure and verify actions that reduce their ecological footprint. 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?

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Birding Hokkaido

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Ian Davies lives in Manomet, Massachusetts, and is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Widlife Ecology and Conservation. Photographs taken on these travels and locally have been published in several field guides, including the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding , Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight , and Birds of Argentina & Uruguay: A Field Guide.

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How Israel’s agtech is feeding the world

Green Prophet

Apparently, in such “ecological niches,” there is a high probability of discovering hidden genes which have a high resistance to aridity. “We So far, Taranis has raised $30 million since its launch in 2014 , mainly from American and Israeli ventures, and it provides its services to large farmers all over the world, in countries such as the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, and Australia. AI solutions like flux are using military technology to feed the world.

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Recovery: Bringing Back Bumble Bees

Nature Conservancy - Science

The good news is that virtually all ecologically literate North Americans will tell you that. In Argentina and Chile buff-tailed bumble bees imported from Europe are driving the beautiful, orange-furred flying mouse, the world’s largest bumble bee, toward extinction. Bees are in big trouble. The bad news is they’re worried about the wrong bees — honey bees. Honey bees don’t belong in North America; they’re domesticated aliens from Europe.

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Hong Kong: stay smart, stay green

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By signing onto the rigorous EarthCheck program, Eaton has elected to join a growing international movement to analyze, measure and verify actions that reduce their ecological footprint. 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?

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Wild Pollinators Are Critical in Keeping our Picnic Baskets Full

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Garibaldi (at the National University of Rio Negro in Argentina) involving me and 48 other scientists, indicates that reliance on a single domesticated species is not only risky, but also inefficient. We found that wild bee assemblages were most diverse and abundant on fields managed organically and that grew a variety of crops or had natural vegetation like hedgerows, flower margins, and live fences (as recently published in Ecology Letters ).

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Science for Nature & People (SNAP) Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pablo Borelli, grasslands scientist, grazing expert and founder of Ovis XXI inspects improvements to the grass cover and regeneration of the grass quality in Argentina. Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), SNAP was created to tackle some of the thorniest dilemmas within the tangle of environmental degradation and human resource needs. Ecological Drought.

Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

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Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO 2014) while I was doing research for a chapter in an upcoming book (Agricultural Resilience: perspectives from ecology and economics – coming from Cambridge University Press later this year). So while agricultural area is down for the United States and Poland, it’s up for Argentina, Indonesia and Vietnam (see the map below for more). © Bridget Besaw. By Jon Fisher, spatial scientist. Slash and burn agriculture. Palm oil plantations.

Rajasthan, India: Udaipur's green palace

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That means you can be assured of earth-friendly cleaning, energy-saving systems, ecologically sound waste treatment and much more. 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?

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Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

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HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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Airbus unveils green plane of the future

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In ‘The Future by Airbus’ the company talks of morphing seats made from ecological, self-cleaning materials, which change shape for a snug fit; walls that become see-through at the touch of a button, affording 360 degree views of the world below; and holographic projections of virtual decors, allowing travelers to transform their private cabin into an office, bedroom or Zen garden!

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AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

Case studies cover food production diversification for robust and secure food provision; the socio-economic and agronomic aspects of urban composting; urban agriculture as a viable livelihood strategy; strategies for integrating city farming into urban landscapes; and the complex social-ecological networks of urban agriculture. The Health Impacts of Farming on Producers in Rosario, Argentina Patricia Silvia Propersi 1 2008 10.

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The Cooler: Is ‘Slow Science’ Bad for Developing Countries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A lament that Fischer, Ritchie and Hanspach published last year in TREE made ecology labs sounds like sweatshops.). And it makes for better science , he says: Pressure to publish more has actually increased the quality of papers — not just in his lab, but at a national scale, in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and China. Image credit: Chris Devers /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

Get Your Garden Touched by the Design-Hands of the Greatest Gardeners of our Time – Without the Expense of Meeting Them

Green (Living) Review

Best known for his ecological or naturalistic approach to planting design, Noel Kingsbury has written some 20 books on various aspects of plants and will be launching a course on Perennial Planting in the Late Summer/Autumn. He lectures on garden design in UK and overseas and runs a design school in Argentina.

2012 100

Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

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acknowledging its rich heritage, ecological importance and natural diversity. 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?

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

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The subject headings alone paint the picture: energy conservation, water conservation, vegetarian food; reduced use of plastics; other sustainable materials; chemical reduction; waste management; pest control; ecological, renewable & recycled materials; local providers; education; employees; reforestation; philanthropy; lakeside care; carbon offset.

Syria’s Organic Food Market Ripe for Exports to Europe

Green Prophet

It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. million hectares, in 138 countries with the highest growth in the USA, Argentina and Canada. Secondly, the conventional agri-food system is becoming less sustainable from an ecological, economic and socio-ecological point of view.

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Green Lodging Key West | Organic Food Key West | Green Hotel Key.

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The Center’s interactive exhibits, high-definition movie theater and sweet little gift shop all celebrate the Key’s magnificent ecology, land and sea, and why we need to preserve it. 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?

2011 109

I and the Bird: What is a Wren?

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While plain, House Wrens are frequently seen , and even more frequently heard, across much of the hemisphere from Canada to Argentina , and in the eastern United States there are few birds as well known as the Carolina Wren , whose propensity for nesting in just about any covered spot, from barbeque grills to unused outhouses to mailboxes, makes them both an endearing and occasionally frustrating co-tenant. Observations on the Streaked Wren Babbler – YC Wee, Bird Ecology Study Group.

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Collaborative list – August 2019

10,000 Birds

12 beats visited 12 countries (USA, UK, Costa Rica, Ghana, Nigeria, New Zealand, Serbia, Ireland, Australia, Mexico, China and Argentina), sharing 148 lists along the way and noting 844 species (old and new). Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. eBird have applied their new taxonomy as of July/August 2019. What a boon for listers.

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The Wisdom of Tagore

The Green Changemakers

He travelled tirelessly from America to Russia, from China to Argentina, proclaiming the oneness of humanity and the paramount importance of freedom, justice and peace. This is the big vision where science complements spirituality, art complements ecology and freedom complements equality. From a talk Tagore gave in Argentina in 1924.

2011 40

YES! Earth Charter Curricular Module

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Created in a 10-year grassroots process with thousands of people in countries from Argentina to Zambia it was approved by the Earth Charter Commission at the UNESCO Headquarters in 2000. Curricular Online Module ~ Structure The Earth Charter's sixteen principles are organized into four major principle categories: (1) Respect and Care for the Community of Life (2) Ecological Integrity (3) Social and Economic Justice (4) Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace YES!

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The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World

The Green Changemakers

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness (2013) 109 min · Permaculture designer Andrew Faust gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth. First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010) 90 min · FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and.

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

The Green Changemakers

An investigation in Paraguay has discovered that vast plantations of soy, principally grown for use in intensively-farmed animal feed, are responsible for a catalogue of social and ecological problems, including the forced eviction of rural communities, landlessness, poverty, excessive use of pesticides, deforestation and rising food insecurity.

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Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

Mrs Michelle Pappalardo, Commissaire Général au Développement Durable, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning The urbanizing of strategic components of the global environmental challenge.

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Resource Center for Urban Agriculture and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

During the past 15 years, studies have shown that urban agriculture should be recognized as an integral and permanent element of the urban socio-economic and ecological system (Van Veenhuizen and Danso, 2007; Mougeot, 2006). The current highly capitalized and energy-consuming ‘super market’ model, based on the external supply of foodstuffs, increases the urban ’ecological food print’. What is urban agriculture?

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Mother Of Five Will Be The First Emirati Woman To Visit Antarctica.

Green Prophet

Al Hammadi received her first glimpse of the effects of climate change during her quick trip to Argentina, where the Martial Glacier in Tierra del Fuego has shrunk dramatically in the last several years.

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