Exploring and Protecting the Arkansas Bayou

Nature Conservancy - Science

A visit to the rumored home of the ivory-billed woodpecker. From the Field Birds Forests Protected Areas TNC Science

Somerhalder Links Arkansas Oil Spill to Keystone Pipeline


Last Friday a gash in the Exxon Mobil Pegasus Pipeline caused an oil spill in the middle of a residential community in Mayflower, Arkansas. Read More The post Somerhalder Links Arkansas Oil Spill to Keystone Pipeline appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Exxon Threatens to Arrest Reporters after Massive Arkansas Oil Spill. {Colbert Video}

Elephant Journal

Something doesn''t smell right about this recent oil spill in an Arkansas neighborhood.

Fireworks or Lightning Killed 5,000 Birds in Arkansas?

Green Earth Journey

With the large amount of dead fish in Arkansas in another instance I'd speculate it's either weapons testing or something really f'ed up is going on with the environment. Some guessers are saying that all of these birds, in a one mile radius could have been hit by a firework or lightning.

Dear Woman in the White Car at Margaritas Mexican Grill in West Memphis, Arkansas on July 15th, 2012.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Travel arkansas being robbed compassion family healing mindfulness poverty trauma

Carrying the Torch from Arkansas to Zambia

Conservancy Talk

Nothing reminds you that you’re not in Arkansas anymore like a pair of lions blocking your path to dinner. Though our wildlife in Arkansas is not quite as dramatic as Zambia’s, our landscapes have more in common than you might imagine.

Artist’s Plans to Cover Arkansas River with Miles of Fabric Halted; Opponents Sue Colorado Park Board

Wend Magazine

One of their artistic aspirations was to drape shimmering silver-colored fabric over several miles of the Arkansas River in Southern Colorado, a project called ‘ Over the River ‘ And Christo, still working on this dream, made headway in late June when the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Board decided to support the endeavor. Click here to view the embedded video. You may have never heard of the artist, Christo , by name.

What Exxon Doesn't Want You To Know About The Arkansas Oil Spill & Tar Sands Pipeline



More oil and chemical spills in both Michigan and Louisiana

Green Blog

These two incidents followed even worse disasters in Mayflower, Arkansas and West Columbia, Texas. While its Pegasus pipeline continues to poison the Arkansas town of Mayflower, a thick liquid chemical mixture is infecting the air and ground in Louisiana.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 11

Conservancy Talk

The Exxon pipeline rupture in Arkansas “substantially bigger” than previously thought. Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Fresh Water Green Living Oceans & Coasts Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Arkansas bill Bloomberg Discovery News exxon pipeline rupture garbage patch great lakes green space Huffington Post Kansas MNN outlaw sustainability Treehugger walk in the park Whales white sharks

Adrenaline Rush: Three Unexpected Encounters with Nature

Conservancy Talk

Jeff writes: “On a chilly March morning after a few days of rain I made my way to the Upper Buffalo Wilderness of Arkansas. Are you ready for your daily dose of adrenaline?

Did Fireworks Cause Birds to Fall From the Sky?

Sustainability Ninja

Something eerily apocalyptic went down in Arkansas just before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. The next morning in Beebe, Arkansas, people found the corpses of birds all over the roadways and in front yards. Five thousand birds fell from the sky. Yes, cue Twilight Zone music.

Birds and Fish Dying a Coincidence Experts Say

Sustainability Ninja

Approximately 500 dead birds were discovered in Louisiana this week and on New Year’s Eve, 5,000 red-winged blackbirds dropped from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas. In Arkansas, the bird deaths have so far been attributed to fireworks. Mass deaths of animals are strange, but they do happen and with the fear-mongoring media blitz surrounding the bird deaths in Arkansas, other incidents which would otherwise go unreported are receiving attention, thus making the events seem related.

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Exxon Conceals Results of 2013 Pegasus Pipeline Inspection

Sierra Club Compass

Dear Mr. Tillerson:   It's now been more than a month since the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline ruptured and spewed more than 200,000 gallons of tar sands crude into the neighborhoods and waterways of Mayflower, Arkansas. Today, a group of federal, state, and local officials gathered in Little Rock to discuss the risks of the Pegasus pipeline to Arkansas's capital city. Sierra Club of Arkansas. The following is an open letter to Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil CEO.

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Purple paint means 'no trespassing' in Texas

Green (Living) Review

" It started out in Arkansas in 1989 as a way for property owners to notify the public of private land and in 1997, the state of Texas adopted the law.

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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 […].

Wily Coyotes in Colorado Are Biting Kids–in the Butt

Wend Magazine

Related posts: Artist’s Plans to Cover Arkansas River with Miles of Fabric Halted; Opponents Sue Colorado Park Board. According to a report by Denver Westword , two young boys this month have been bitten on the butt by a coyote–or two–in the city of Broomfield, CO.

10 Top Headlines re: Obamacare, this month.

Elephant Journal

The states with the largest drop in uninsured residents, Kentucky and Arkansas, have embraced the ACA reforms, even though those states are also led by Republicans Last year, 14 states had more than […].

Is it ironic?

Environmental Economics

It found that the demand for natural gas would, in turn, drive job creation, corporate revenue and government royalties in states that produce it, which, in addition to Oklahoma and Texas, include Arkansas and Louisiana. But even taking those costs into account, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas together would experience an annual net economic benefit of up to about $16 billion, according to the study. I think so: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M.

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Fracking’s Newest Hazard: Earthquakes

Environmental News Network

But the latest reports of earthquakes near shale formations in Texas and Arkansas might make everyone pause with concern. Between 2010 and 2011 the town of Greenbrier, Arkansas, experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes—an unusual occurrence for the small town.

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

Environmental Economics

Arkansas 42,000. 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. Here’s the list: Alabama 92,310. Auburn 53,209. Florida 51,000. Georgia 43,177. 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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America’s First Zero Waste Grocery Store to Open in Texas This Year

Wend Magazine

In Arkansas, Birds Fall From Sky on New Year’s Eve Click here to view the embedded video. A brand-new store called in.gredients will soon launch in Austin, Texas and will be the U.S.’s ’s first “package-free and zero waste grocery store.&#. So, you ask, how does that happen? It’s surprisingly easy.

The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds

Green (Living) Review

Long before a dispute over illegal herbicide drift left an Arkansas farmer dead of a gunshot wound in November, a growing sense of unease had spread across the Great Plains about the cornstalk-sized superweeds infesting more than 100 million acres.

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Beer & Roaming In South Main

Wend Magazine

A place tucked between the collegiate peaks of the Sawatch Range and the United States’ most commercially rafted river, the Arkansas. Recently the economy has become more dependent on the people who travel from all over the world to run the various sections of the Arkansas River.

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Why would you name your pipeline after a winged horse?

Environmental Economics

Crews were still at work this week cleaning some areas and the Arkansas Department of Health said Wednesday that none of the residents of 22 evacuated homes have yet returned. What sort of divine stallion would spill its guts all over your lawn? Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM) has offered to buy the homes of residents of a Mayflower, Ark., neighborhood where a pipeline ruptured last month spilling thousands of barrels of oil.

2013 143

Jeb Bush on Scott Pruitt's EPA

Environmental Economics

Because just think about it, you have a power plant in Arkansas that's burning coal irresponsibly or inconsistent with the statue, and it comes over to Oklahoma and Texas. From an editorial by Jeb Bush on CNN.com : Our country has been held back over the past eight years because the appropriate balance between federal and state powers has become totally skewed. Individual liberty and our constitutional order have been threatened.

2016 109

‘The River Why’ Comes to Portland

Wend Magazine

Artist’s Plans to Cover Arkansas River with Miles of Fabric Halted; Opponents Sue Colorado Park Board Click here to view the embedded video. If you happen to be in Portland, Ore. on September 9, be sure to check out the special showing of The River Why at Hollywood Theatre. Proceeds from the special screening will benefit The River Network, a Portland-based national nonprofit that has been working to save and restore rivers across the nation since 1988.

FLASQ Wine Offers Portable, Super Eco-Friendly Option for Hikers, Bikers, Winos and More

Wend Magazine

Boxes are manufactured in Arkansas. Say you’re planning a hike to the top of Angel’s Rest –and you want to enjoy a glass of wine at the bluff overlooking the Columbia River.

Nationals Parks: Beautiful and Healthy for You

Wend Magazine

The Medical Mile : The nations first outdoor medical museum where a walk along the Arkansas River in downtown Littlerock collides with art and health information. National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B.

It has been quite awhile since we had a good Christo post

Environmental Economics

"Over the River" vs "ROAR": The $50 million project by the artist Christo , who hopes to drape nearly six miles of the Arkansas River here in southern Colorado with suspended bank-to-bank fabric, received approval from federal land managers late last year.

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Lesson learned: don't conduct a sting of fake conferences and fake journals

Environmental Economics

Administrators at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he is an associate professor of higher education, have told him he violated policy by undertaking a study of human subjects without the approval of the campus’s institutional review board. No matter how tempting it might be: Jim Vander Putten suspected that some education conferences accepted any study pitched by someone willing to pay a registration fee.

2016 153

Fungus Causing Deaths of Millions of Bats Now Found in Minnesota


The announcement comes less than two weeks after Arkansas wildlife officials reported that the same fungus had been found by scientists in two locations in that state.

Autumn Leaves : Perfect Timing

Environmental News Network

An Autumn Haiku – Anonymous. Yellow, Orange, Red. Brilliant they turn as they fall. Across my window. Summer is finally over and fall is upon us. One of my favorite activities during the fall is to drive up north to really appreciate the leaves turning.

Three New Ecofashion Brands That Bring Basics, Beautifully

Eco Chic

The Arkansas-based Margu Design is a project created and sustained mainly through the efforts of designer and founder Emily DeLong. All apparel is cut, sewn and oftentimes low-impact dyed in DeLong’s Arkansas studio. They’re called “basics” for a reason.

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Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

With diesel prices near their highest levels since 2008, the impact has started to appear in the first-quarter results of companies like Union Pacific railroad and the Arkansas Best Corporation, which has a trucking subsidiary. Higher feul prices increase costs which decreases supply. Expect higher prices for transport-intensive goods: These should be good times for railroads and trucking companies.

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eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

10,000 Birds

Other states, such as North Dakota and Arkansas, were also gray, but those seemed less troublesome, since I have never visited either state.

2018 151

What Is An Ornithologist?

10,000 Birds

Remember the whole Cornell Ivory-billed Woodpecker search and how you literally had to apply for a volunteer position to pay your own way down to Arkansas for 2 weeks to try and look for that bird? I recently changed jobs.

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Small or Large, Communities Nationwide Face Fallout of Dirty Fuel Production

Sierra Club Compass

These two incidents are just the latest in a string of similar fossil fuel disasters across the country this year, including the tar sands pipeline rupture that dumped thousands of gallons of toxic crude in the homes and water near the suburban community of Mayflower, Arkansas.

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Search for ivory-billed wodpecker continues.with robots

Eco Friendly Daily

The machine is stationed in Arkansas, continually scanning the sky with video cameras and sophisticated imaging software for evidence of birds. The last confirmed sighting of an ivory-billed woodpecker was in 1944, and for most of the twentieth century the bird was believed to be extinct.

Unlucky Ducks, Lucky Penguins, and Good-Luck Ostriches

10,000 Birds

near Little Rock, Arkansas, an oil spill has polluted a lake. It’s been a busy week in bird news–some of it bad, some of it good, and some of it just plain head-scratchin’ Let’s start with the odd stuff first. In a move that brings new meaning to the term “farm team,” one of the min0r-league affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies has a new mascot.

Old Crow Distillery Company: Old Crow

10,000 Birds

By my reckoning, 500 miles up the Mississippi River as the steamboat goes only gets you as far as the Mississippi-Louisiana-Arkansas tripoint. Well, it’s happened again – my first bird of the year was a crow.

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Autumn Leaves : Perfect Timing

Environmental News Network

– The Ozarks (Misourri/ Arkansas) : Late October. An Autumn Haiku – Anonymous. Yellow, Orange, Red. Brilliant they turn as they fall. Across my window. Summer is finally over and fall is upon us.

Top 10 American Cities with Fastest Green Job Growth


Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas with a green job growth rate of 10.5% While the economy might still be in a slump, green job opportunities are popping up all over the nation.