Barbados: 5 natural wonders to visit on this paradise isle

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Eco Chick Escapes to: Barbados’ SeaU Guesthouse

Eco Chic

The SeaU Guesthouse in Bathsheba, Barbados fulfills all those authentic getaway desires. I was in Barbados to really relax; though I travel often, it is usually not ‘time off’ but doing-seeing as much as possible so that I can write about it for magazines and websites.

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of April 2019?

10,000 Birds

Corey will be enjoying sunshine and hopefully the one endemic species to be found on Barbados as he enjoys a short vacation with his family.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2019)

10,000 Birds

Corey is loving the sun and sand and rum and birds in Barbados. But his best of the weekend was easily a bird that he was amazed he could see in Barbados, the long-staying Eurasian Spoonbill that he spotted in its usual hangout, a private impoundment on Congo Road.

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Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

10,000 Birds

Guadeloupe, Martinique and Barbados continue to operate “shooting swamps” some of which are artificial wetlands created to attract migrant shorebirds for sport shooting during fall migration. Barbados, once a British colony is now an independent state and also not party to the Treaty.

Small Island States Act on Energy Independence

Celsias

Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart and UNDP Resident Representative in Barbados Michelle Gyles-McDonnough will open the Conference which will discuss policy strategies leading to universal access to energy, increase in renewable energy production and energy efficiency.

Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

10,000 Birds

Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean. Oh, the joys of slipping through the pages of a new book that has just arrived, the Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle and Sharpe. I am checking the References and one name, expectedly, stands out: Bond, J.

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Estimates Reduce Amount of Additional Land Available for Biofuel Production

Celsias

This has led to a realization that increased production of biofuels must take place on so-called “marginal land,” acreage not suitable for growing food crops, but capable of growing switch grass, Indian beech trees and Barbados

20 Small Island Developing States Take More Action to Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Celsias

The Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States Conference concluded yesterday with the adoption of the “Barbados Declaration” calling for universal access to modern and affordable renewable energy services, while protecting environment, ending poverty and creating new opportunities for economic growth.

Top 10 New Species of 2009

Green Earth Journey

The smallest snake, Leptotyphlops carlae, from Barbados) Copyright S. Blair Hedges Name: Leptotyphlops carlae Common Name: Barbados Threadsnake Family: Leptotyphlopidae How did it make the Top 10: This is the world's smallest snake with a total length of 104mm (4.1

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‘True Blood’ Vampire Stephen Moyer Raises Money for Children

Eccorazzi

Facing the Atlantic is currently sponsoring the Atlantic Woodvale race, as James Cash and actor Bertie Portal attempt to row a two-man boat from the Canary Islands to Barbados.

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 2011, after they were grounded by a tropical storm, 2,000 American Golden Plover were shot by sport hunters in Barbados. In 2011, two whimbrels that were part of a migration tracking study were shot as they made landfall on the island of Guadeloupe during their south-bound migration.

Collaborative list – April 2019

10,000 Birds

April was a busy time for the beats with 10 of them contributing 164 lists to accumulate 744 species from 7 countries; Costa Rica, USA, Australia, Serbia, UK, Brazil and Barbados. It’s official. It’s spring.

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Corruption on the increase in Britain?

Green (Living) Review

Both Barbados and Qatar, on the other hand, have overtaken the UK, ranking 17 and 19 respectively. and is, along with the UK, far below the standard Transparency International labels "very clean" In comparison, Qatar and Barbados have undoubtedly cleaned up their acts. We seem to be learning from the Afghans for sure and not just in the field of corruption and the taking of bribes.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

10,000 Birds

BB-Barbados-Highway 3 (13.1989,-59.5042). Rendezvous Road, Bridgetown BB-Barbados (13.0862,-59.5779). Rendezvous Road, Bridgetown BB-Barbados (13.0862,-59.5779). Barbados Bullfinch – Loxigilla barbadensis. Rendezvous Road, Bridgetown BB-Barbados (13.0862,-59.5779).

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This Week In Fuel

Eco Friendly Daily

The New York Times featured an article on Sunday about a promising new biodiesel source called Jatropha curcas or Barbados Nut – a weed that is currently used to shield food crops from animals in Northern Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

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Tiny Snakes

Eco Friendly Daily

An entire species of small snakes exists, with the tiniest one being recently found in Barbados. I had no idea snakes came in any form other than the typical sizes of big and bigger. That is, until I heard of snakes that are mere centimeters long.

Hammocks Are the New Awesome

Eco Chic

Starre Vartan happily hammocking at SeaU Guest House in Barbados. Photo: Simon Apter The fact that I am writing this post from an actual hammock should demonstrate to you my dedication to the art and craft of hammocking (yes, it’s a verb, at least in my world – as it should be).

Dozens Of Nations Come Together To Push For Climate Agreement Within Year; Major World Players Oppose Timing

Eco Friendly Daily

Speaking for the Aosis, Selwin Hart from Barbados, stated: “We put forward our mandate for a new legal agreement today to get things moving quickly in an effort to respond to the urgency of our challenge.

Is Honey More Healthy Than Sugar?

Eco Chic

If you’ve been hearing about the dangers of sugar from your mom, your health-junkie friend, and your coworkers too, that’s because the evidence is piling up about the negative health effects of the world’s favorite sweetener.

Birding Lodges – Part 1 – Paradise in Portugal

10,000 Birds

Anderson River Park Never Disappoints Barbados The Other Antigua About the Author James A life-long birder and native of South Africa, James Currie has many years experience in the birding and wildlife tourism arenas.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

The Cuban vice president and the prime ministers of Antigua and Barbados were present. President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Photo by Simon Wedege.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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