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. Causes Environment Featured News Video ian somerhalder


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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. I call their bullshit. Really? A firework? Lightning? 5,000 red wing black birds? I don't think so. It has been reported that this has never happened before.

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 traumaWhat happened next is a slow-motion movie that creeps back into my mind at the strangest times, and in a lot of unfortunate ways, has changed me.

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. In Arkansas, as in much of the American South, the landscape looks very different from they way it did when fire was allowed to clear debris and regulate forest growth at a natural pace.

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



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

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. ” Brad Wurfel, spokesman for the Michigan Department for Environmental Quality, remarked that though the spill is “manageable in terms of the substance … and in terms of the environment’s ability to absorb it,” the smaller size of the incident (in comparison with those in Arkansas and Texas) by no means lessens the negative impact.

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. Animals Featured Post 1 Photography United States adventure animal encounter appalachian trail Arkansas bears black bear close encounter with nature close encounters elk elk calf Hawaii hiking hiking trail humpback whales kayak mammal marine species nature photography New York oahu upper buffalo wilderness Whales 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.

2013 86

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.

2014 157

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. TYLER, Texas (KETK) - While visiting the countryside of Texas, have you ever seen trees and fence posts with unique markings the color purple? It's not backwoods graffiti, it means no trespassing. "It holds the same weight and the same law violations apply," said Prairie View A&M Extension Agent Ashley Pellerin.

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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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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.”

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. On July 18th, a coyote in the area knocked over a two-year-old boy who was walking with his dad, and bit him in the butt. The child was fine and received a rabies shot as a necessary precaution.

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 […]. 10 States with Highest Uninsured Rates are all Run by Republicans: Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico.

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.

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. As a result, the Arkansas Oil and. On August 28, five of these Arkansas homeowners settled their lawsuits for an undisclosed amount with Chesapeake Operating and BHP Billiton. By Guest Author: Paul Batistelli.

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.

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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.

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.

2017 119

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. Once a mining boom town, like so many others littering central Colorado, Buena Vista was kept alive by the Arkansas Valley’s fertile soil and easily accessible water, making it a viable place to farm and raise livestock. As the curser flashes to the beat of a Beck song, I remember a place I have been before.

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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.

2012 116

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.

2013 139

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. I went from being a part-time National Park Ranger and freelancer to a full-time Avian Field Ecologist.

2012 193

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. Or, perhaps, you’re doing a self-sustaining bike trip from one city to another and want to share a glass of wine with your partner in crime at your campsite table once you’ve arrived. These are two perfect scenarios in which FLASQ wine would fit ideally.

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

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. According to eBird , I have been entering checklists since December 23, 2009, and I find it an incredibly useful way to maintain my lists, plan birding travel, and keep up on my favorite hotspots. eBird automatically organizes my observations by country, state, and county, and keeps running totals for my life and year lists.

2018 116

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.

2011 116

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. Jarvis says, “Being outdoors has positive effects on health that don’t cost a dime.”

What is the State Bird of Florida?

10,000 Birds

This common bird is also the state bird for Arkansas, Texas (another avian hot spot), Tennessee, and Mississippi, so Florida even misses points for originality. Florida is one of America’s great avian hot spots, renowned for its impressive bird diversity. The official Florida checklist counts over 500 species, and thus Florida citizens had a wealth of State Bird candidates to choose from when they named the Florida state bird in 1927.

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. This year it was an American Crow ( Corvus brachyrhyncus ), though at home in Albany, New York, it’s just as likely to be – and has been in the past – a Fish Crow ( Corvus ossifragus ). It’s all very inevitable, really.

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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. The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome — a deadly disease that has killed millions of bats in North America — has been found on bats in two state parks.

Autumn Leaves : Perfect Timing

Environmental News Network

Generalized Advice On Peak Viewings (or check out this info graphic on Yahoo.com): - Maine: Late September/Early October. - California/West Coast : Late October/ Early November. - Aspen, Colorado: Late September. - The Ozarks (Misourri/ Arkansas) : Late October. - Vermont: Early October. - New York City : Late October. - The Midwest: Mid October. An Autumn Haiku – Anonymous. Yellow, Orange, Red.

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. For work or play, sleek sweaters, plain white button downs, t-shirts and well-cut jeans often form the basis of most women’s outfits. And why not? Plenty of women, like men, would prefer a uniform that works for them.

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Ross’s Goose, the Little Snow Goose

10,000 Birds

The main wintering area for Ross’s Goose ( Chen rossii ) is presently in the Central Valley of California, though increasing numbers winter in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and the north-central highlands of Mexico 1. Every autumn, tens of thousands of Snow Geese arrive in California’s Sacramento Valley following their long journey from the Canadian Arctic (click on photos for full sized images).

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding

10,000 Birds

However, most states have less than 100 species, including: Missouri (98); Wyoming (97); Delaware (83); Massachusetts (81); Maine (76); Louisiana (73); Maryland (62); Idaho (57); Georgia (54); Nevada (53); South Carolina (49); Vermont (34); Alaska (34); New Hampshire (31); Indiana (27); Kansas (23); Tennessee (17); Ohio (16); South Dakota (14); Montana (11); Arkansas (8).

2018 112

Nobody Extracting Tar Sands Has Any Idea How to Clean Them Up

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this year, another pipeline burst in Mayflower, Arkansas, pumping tar sands into suburban streets and yards. Last week, it was confirmed that there have been four recent tar sands oil spill sites identified in Alberta, Canada with some containing leaks that have been spewing toxic oil as long as six weeks -- all while the oil company in charge has proven totally unable to stop or clean-up the spills.