Asia’s Deadliest Bird: The Brown Prinia

10,000 Birds

The prinias are a group of around 25 Old World warbler species found in Africa and Asia. On the contrary, it may very well be one of the most dangerous bird species in Asia, if not the world. It must suck to be called “ Brown Prinia “ Try as I might, I can’t think of a name that implies more boredom and more unattractiveness, and is less apt at attracting the interest of birders.

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Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

Green Traveler Guides

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La is the first Asia-Pacific hotel group to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Asia China Hong Kong Hotels News Resorts DJSI 2014 Dow Jones Corporate Sustainability Index Green Travel News Reuters Shangri-La

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Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

10,000 Birds

Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide is a serious book for serious birders.

Tigers Making a Comeback in Asia’s Wilds

Wend Magazine

Tigers in Thailand, Russia and India have found strong allies as governments in those countries have passed numerous laws protecting the endangered cats.

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Hill Mynas: A Touch of Tropical Asia in Miami

10,000 Birds

Miami, Florida has a reputation among the birding community for being overrun with exotic bird species. It is well-deserved. Spot-breasted Oriole , Purple Swamphen , Common Myna , White-winged Parakeet , Red-whiskered Bulbul and Monk Parakeet are the ones that garner the most attention among those interested in listing, since they are ABA-countable.

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From Academia to Action: Conservancy Science in Asia & the Pacific

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lead scientist Eddie Game shares his thoughts on what it means to be a science-based organization, and how Conservancy scientists help deliver on-the-ground impact. Ideas

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Extreme Weather Pummels Asia

Celsias

South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world as its population is growing far too quickly and the glaciers in the Himalayas depleting very quickly.

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Demand From China Decimating Anteaters Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Illegal activities are being blamed for yet another species decline, this time the pangolin of Asia. The pangolin is currently top on the list of illegally trafficked mammals across Asia. The pangolin is still found in some parts of Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Vegan Chef Matthew Kenny Opens Asia’s First Plant-Based Culinary Academy

Eccorazzi

Evason Hua Hin resort in Pranburi, Thailand is joining forces with vegan chef Matthew Kenney to open Asia’s first-ever plant-based culinary academy.

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HOLISTIC BASIN PLANNING NEEDED TO MITIGATE FLOODING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Green (Living) Review

A paper in CIWEM’s Journal of Flood Risk Management highlights the critical issues and solutions in terms of flood management with regards to Southeast Asia. Until recently, the approach to flood management in much of Southeast Asia has been piecemeal and localised. With heavy flooding currently affecting one million people in the southern provinces of Thailand, a more holistic approach to flood mitigation is needed.

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To the Backpackers Visiting South East Asia.

Elephant Journal

Be humble, not arrogant. Adventure Arts & Culture mindful travel travel

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Microsoft Joins Animal Asia’s Fight Against Bear Bile Farming

Eccorazzi

Microsoft has joined with Animals Asia to fight bear bile farming in China, by developing the new educational interactive website, ‘Exploring Moon Bears.’ Read More The post Microsoft Joins Animal Asia’s Fight Against Bear Bile Farming appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Ricky Gervais Brings Moon Bear Cake to Animals Asia Event

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Ricky Gervais Brings Moon Bear Cake to Animals Asia Event appeared first on Ecorazzi. There were no actual moon bears in sight at last night''s @AnimalsAsia charity event, unless you count the moon bear shaped cake Ricky Gervais brought.

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Wrapping Trees to Find Reptiles

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Herps RestorationScientists are searching for rare reptiles by wrapping trees with yoga-matt-like foam.

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Cloud Peak Lost Money Selling Coal to Asia

Sightline Daily

If any company can profit from exporting Powder River Basin (PRB) coal to Asia, it’s Cloud Peak Energy. Powder River Basin coal train. Photo by Kimon Berlin, cc.

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Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific

The Green Changemakers

[link] IGES White Paper IV Once every two years, IGES releases a white paper focusing on key policy agendas in the Asia-Pacific region.

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A Poem About Her. ~ Joanna (Asia) Vermaak

Elephant Journal

Several years ago a had a friendly encounter with a beautiful woman in my french class. Although I have always been open minded, the idea of becoming so infatuated with another woman never crossed my mind. The more I tried to resist thinking of her, the bigger my desire and longing to taste her lips grew. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Literary Journal Sexy bisexual desire encounters french woman love loving a woman lust poetry sex

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Japan’s Aid Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

A spokesman for the Japanese government announced today that the country had budgeted $10 billion in aid to developing countries who need help to fight global warming.

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A Night With the Platypus Scientist

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Mammal Watching Urban ConservationTrapping for platypus is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. A very adorable needle.

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Can Platypus Persist Alongside People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Urban ConservationUnder threat from urban development, can this iconic Australian animal survive alongside us?

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Japan Science Leads Strong Asia-Pacific Performance

Celsias

Japan retains its scientific leadership in the Asia-Pacific in 2011, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2011 Asia-Pacific released today. Japan is the most productive of the Asia-Pacific countries, followed by China, Australia, Korea and Singapore.

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Ghost Bat: Meet Australia’s False Vampire

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific BatsThe pale bat with a soft but deadly embrace.

Yao Ming Visits Animal Asia’s Rescued Bile Farm Bears

Eccorazzi

The basketball superstar visited Animal Asia's Chengdu sanctuary and met some of the bears rescued from bile farms. Read More. Animals Causes Featured News yao ming

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George’s Long Farewell: Why One Snail’s Death Became International News

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Invasive SpeciesThe death of a colorful snail named George draws international attention over the plight of vanishing species.

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Pacific Women Demand a Voice in Mining Decisions

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Women in ScienceIn the Solomon Islands, women’s groups are running an education program to help local people make more informed decisions about mining.

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Schoolkids Across Asia Team Up to Save the Spoon-Billed Sandpiper

10,000 Birds

Photo by JJ Harrison/Wikimedia Commons. Children are cute. So are Spoon-billed Sandpipers. And when you have adorable children coloring adorable pictures of Spoon-billed Sandpipers for an animated video about saving said Sandpipers, my friends, you have officially pushed the cute meter to the limit. For proof, check out this behind-the-scenes look at the video-creation process. Hat tip to Clare M. for the scoop!)

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Ozone On U.S. West Coast Traced To Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Ozone from Asia is contributing to the increase of ozone in these areas, especially the ozone in the troposphere, which is two to five miles in altitude. This is not completely surprising as many pollutants make their way from Asia to the United States.

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See how Asia’s Aral Sea shrinks before our very eyes in these time lapse photos

Green Prophet

We’ve killed it! Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is about 10% of its former size. Is it our love for cotton or Soviet mismanagement? See the individual images below of a dying saltwater lake in progress.

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A Glimmer of Hope. ~ Joanne (Asia) Vermaak {poem}

Elephant Journal

Another year passed like a whisper as I mumble into your ears sudden silent words of sweetness. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Literary Journal Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) birds environment life love poetry

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How President Herbert Hoover Helped Save the Koala

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Natural HistoryKoalas were almost hunted to extinction last century, until American President Herbert Hoover helped put a stop to the trade.

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Content of South Asia’s Brown Cloud Determined

Eco Friendly Daily

Ever wonder what exactly comprises the dark, dreary brown cloud that covers a large part of India and other South Asia nations which the wind blows our way?

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Mapping Conservation & History on the Kokoda Track

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific Forests Natural History Protected Areas TNC ScienceIn many places, the Kokoda Track is little more than a narrow footpath, the earth beneath packed hard from centuries of footsteps.

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Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Economics Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC ScienceIn Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands.

Investigating the Illegal Sea Turtle Trade

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Arnavon Islands turtle tagging expedition Asia Pacific Endangered Species Herps TNC ScienceNature Conservancy scientists are investigating the illegal turtle trade in the Solomon Islands.

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Seaweed as Sustainable Livelihood

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific Indigenous Peoples Natural Climate Solutions OceansSeaweed farming can provide livelihoods for rural and indigenous women in Indonesia. How can this aquaculture be practiced sustainably?

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Serena Williams Launches UNICEF’s Schools for Asia

Eccorazzi

The tennis star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has kicked off the program to create schools for disadvantaged kids in South and East Asia. Read More. Causes News People Top News serena williams

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Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

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Rare Earth Metals Refinery Causing Uproar In Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

High-tech gadgets, such as televisions and cell phones, are increasingly prevalent in this modern world. What comes along with the increasing presence of such items is the demand for rare earth metals.

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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

10,000 Birds

Located in Southeast Asia is Thailand with 1050 birds, some 400 of them birdable in three weeks. Trips Africa Asia Borneo Costa Rica Ecuador Ghana Guyana Malaysia PNG Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe South America Sri Lanka Tahiti Thailand Uganda world birdwatch

Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, as the largest proposed coal plant in Southeast Asia, this single project would emit more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Myanmar. Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com. In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing.

A Zero Waste Hierarchy for Developing Countries in Asia

The Green Changemakers

Developing countries in Asia are struggling with the increasing amounts of waste generated and disposed. Zero Waste is a concept that could be adopted in these developing countries in Asia. Can Asia Achieve Zero Waste?

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In Pictures: Saving Papua New Guinea’s Sea Cucumbers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC ScienceView photographs from our reporter’s journey to Manus, where local communities are taking sustainable sea cucumber management into their own hands.

Aquaflow Named in 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Celsias

Kiwi renewable fuels company Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.

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