Birding Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

10,000 Birds

Over Memorial Day weekend (23-25 May) my family and I spent the weekend along the Delaware shore enjoying the beaches, natural areas, and tourist traps that make visiting the shore such a delight. And then there were the birds that made me remember for sure that I was in Delaware and not in New York. ” Trips Cape Henlopen State Park Delaware

Life Along The Delaware Bay: A Book Review

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Life Along the Delaware Bay: Cape May, Gateway to a Million Shorebirds , by Lawrence Niles, Joanna Burger, and Amanda Dey, is a book with a mission. Be careful or you may end up caring deeply about the Delaware Bay and being convinced that this is a significant area we should all work to repair and preserve. This photograph was taken at Reed’s Beach by Jan van de Kam, who did most of the photography for Life Along the Delaware Bay. Reviews book review Delaware Bay

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Delaware Unveils New Animal Welfare License Plate

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Animal lovers in Delaware have a new way to help animals and flaunt their love while they drive with a brand new animal welfare license plate. The yellow plate with Read More The post Delaware Unveils New Animal Welfare License Plate appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Transport

Delaware Activists Speak Out for Clean Air

Sierra Club Compass

On Tuesday night, hundreds of Delaware residents near the Delaware City Refinery spoke out at a public hearing about the air permit for the facility as it plans to refine tar sands oil. PBF Energy Delaware City Refinery Title 5 Air Permit Hearing draft video from Kristen E on Vimeo. Sierra Club Media Intern Kristen Elmore put together a great short video about the hearing.

Standing Up for Clean Air in Delaware

Sierra Club Compass

The Delaware City Refinery. I have never been to Delaware before. Whether the Delaware City Refinery is granted its Title V air permit or not has very little effect on my life. Why, then, did I go to the hearing for the Title V air permit application by the Delaware City Refinery ? I went to Delaware to tell the refinery owners that we will not stand aside and watch as they endanger the health and future of everyone in that community to save a few dollars.

Marketing Oysters in the Delaware Bay: Top 5 Insights

Nature Conservancy - Science

With funding from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant and the Delaware Economic Development Office, Kent Messer, Maik Kecinski and Tongzhe Li, doctors from the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics at the University of Delaware, have spent the past year conducting consumer studies to answer the most pressing oyster questions: Which oyster attributes do consumers care about?

Delaware Needs Clean Car Standards Now

Sierra Club Compass

It's finally fall in Delaware, the air feels fresh and crisp and we have left behind the bad air quality days of summer. Thankfully, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is moving forward with clean car standards that can help us make code red days a thing of the past. Cars and trucks remain the leading source of smog-forming pollution in Delaware, contributing to health-threatening high ozone days.

Delaware Valley College Hosts Sustainability Symposium

Green (Living) Review

DOYLESTOWN, PA, September 2010 : Delaware Valley College will bring nationally known speakers and authors to campus when it hosts its 3-day symposium, Oct. Delaware Valley College is a private, multi-disciplinary college on 571 acres in Doylestown, Pa. 7-9, on issues around climate change, sustainability and our food systems. Called “The Precarious Alliance,” the symposium will explore ways to reduce and reverse environmental degradation, economic instability and social inequities.

Report Back: Tuesday's Delaware City Refinery Public Hearing

Sierra Club Compass

On Tuesday, June 4, I attended my first public hearing at the Delaware City Fire House to discuss the renewal of the Delaware City Refinery's Title V Clean Air Act Permit , a motion that would allow the refinery to incorporate the permits for new units - units that were built to accommodate oil from tar sands - into the Title V permit. I grew up in a suburb above Philadelphia, not very far from the Delaware refinery, and I'm proud to call this area my home.

Shots Rain Down on the Delaware River. ~ Maya van Rossum

Elephant Journal

So why is the Philadelphia Gun Club, located in Bensalem, PA, allowed to shoot out over a motorized travel route, a public water trail, and a recreational area at the very time these areas are used by an unsuspecting public? Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) awareness environment mindfulness

The Horseshoe Crab: World’s Most Successful Animal

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay eggs in the sands of Delaware Bay in the eastern United States. It’s the ‘crab moon’ right now when hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay eggs in the sands of Delaware Bay in the eastern United States. In the Delaware Bay , migratory shore birds time their travels to arrive just as the horseshoe crabs start to emerge from the water to lay their eggs.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Horseshoe Crab Survey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Horseshoe crabs spawning in Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Each year throughout May and June people gather at 12 beaches in New Jersey and 13 in Delaware to count spawning crabs, because Delaware Bay is home to the largest population of horseshoe crabs in the world! Shorebirds, like the imperiled red knot , stop by Delaware Bay on their way from Argentina to the Arctic. Citizen Science citizen science Delaware Bay horseshoe crabs oceans spawning

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Operation Osprey Banding

Conservancy Talk

Or the time a storm came across the bay unexpectedly and the 10-minute cruise from the Delaware Bay into the creek turned into an hour-long ordeal of navigating 6-foot swells. Animals Birds Featured Post 1 Insects South America The Nature Conservancy United States bird banding bird conservation bird migration bird of prey damon noe Delaware Bay marsh ecosystem maurice river migration migratory birds New Jersey osprey osprey banding

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

Four Northeastern states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York emitted less carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption in 2007 than they did in 1990, according to energy information data compiled in a study by Environment America. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

Daily demand and supply: A simultaneous (and equivalent) increase in demand and supply leads to no change in price

Environmental Economics

Twenty-seven states saw gas prices decrease or hold steady on the week with Delaware (-4 cents), Kentucky (-3 cents) and North Carolina (-3 cents) seeing the largest declines. From AAA ( gas prices fluctuate moderately across the country ): With the national gas price average at $2.89 – just a penny more expensive than last week – the majority of states are seeing moderate jumps and even declines at the pump.

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Daily Supply and Demand

Environmental Economics

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast, threatening nearly 10% of the nation's refining capacity that lies in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Gasoline futures traded in New York have already spiked, rising 10 cents a gallon this week, largely on fears there will be a disruption in output from the refineries, barge routes or pipelines serving the heavily populated eastern seaboard. via money.cnn.com.

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"What's an $800 Billion Stimulus Worth?"

Environmental Economics

Abrams of the University of Delaware. Worth a read at The Economist's Voice : What's an $800 billion stimulus worth? Negative $475 billion, according to Burton A. The idea is to do a back-of-the-envelope benefit-cost analysis. The benefits are the short term macroeocnomic effects. The costs are the long term macroeconomic effects with a debt to GDP ratio of 0.90+.

Restoring an Ancient Nursery for Atlantic Sturgeon

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a feeling akin to maternal affection might be the best way to describe the reaction of researchers who, in 2009, while sampling just downstream of Philadelphia, captured the first juvenile Atlantic sturgeon that had been found in the Delaware River in decades. Delaware State University professor Dr. Dewayne Fox and PhD student Matthew Breece weigh an adult Atlantic sturgeon. Delaware State University. came from the Delaware River. Delaware State University.

For Migratory Red Knots, It’s a Small World After All

Nature Conservancy - Science

The red knot and I met again four months later, when it arrived at the Delaware Bay in May. We knew we’d find red knots on that island in Brazil in February, and we knew to expect them on the Delaware Bay in May. Red Knot CJL, photographed at Delaware Bay in 2016. It was banded in Argentina sometime before 2007 and been seen at TNC’s Virginia Coast Reserve and the Delaware Bay.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of May 2015?

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Corey, on the other hand, is leaving all his professional cares behind as he takes to the Delaware coast. Memorial Day weekend offers Americans the best of two splendid seasons: an unofficial start to summer while spring migration is still flying. And we get three days in our weekend to celebrate. Live it up! Of course, some of us work on weekends, which means I can’t go as far afield as I’d like.

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Sports Dad Update

Environmental Economics

Lindsey Bair (Delaware, Ohio/Hayes). Wittenberg University Softball Head Coach Laura Matthews has announced that seven student-athletes will join the Tiger program in August 2014. The new recruits join a team that finished 23-11 overall and 11-5 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) in 2014. The Tigers finished second in the leagues 2014 regular season standings and advanced to the championship game of the league tournament for a second consecutive season. 

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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.”

Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle.

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

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Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

Wind Power Ninja

The move makes Maryland the second state in the nation, after Delaware, to have reached this stage in off-shore wind development. The Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. The closest turbines to the coast will be roughly 10 nautical miles from Ocean City. and won’t be able to be seen from the beach, according to the U.S.

The “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

10,000 Birds

In the spring, key staging and stopover areas include Patagonia, Argentina; eastern and northern Brazil; the southeast United States; the Virginia barrier islands; and Delaware Bay. For example, in the Delaware Bay, warming coastal waters can cause horseshoe crabs to lay their eggs earlier than normal; conversely, more intense and frequent coastal storms can cause late spawning. Birds in Delaware Bay. The U.S.

"How Much Do They Really Teach?"

Environmental Economics

The Pope Center is conducting its own faculty teaching load study, and we were provided access to some official enrollment data at Appalachian sent to Delaware Study researchers for the Fall of 2011. The grooming consisted of adjustments made jointly by an ASU staff member and the department heads for use in the Delaware Study. Delaware Study average for that semester. Is "a lot" one word or two?

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Birding from New York to North Carolina

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To get there we would need to get out of New York, through New Jersey into Delaware, and then on through Maryland and Virginia until finally reaching our destination. We broke the drive down into two segments: from New York to Delaware on 31 March and from Delaware to North Carolina on 1 April. As we headed south I started entering the occasional eBird checklist as we worked our way out of Delaware and through Maryland.

"Questionable projects" indeed

Environmental Economics

One example of using a jobs criterion to finance a questionable project, watchdog groups say, could be the Delaware River dredging project. For years, lawmakers from Delaware and Pennsylvania have earmarked millions of dollars to dredge the river to allow bigger ships to enter the port of Wilmington.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2015)

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Corey is still enjoying a long Memorial Day weekend with his family in Delaware but wanted to share that his Best Bird of the Weekend thus far was a Chuck-Will’s-Widow calling in the predawn darkness at Cape Henlopen State Park. Every May weekend means so much in the temperate climes. What makes this one so excellent is that the weekend technically hasn’t ended yet, at least in the U.S.! If you’re free of obligations today, make your Monday a fun day.

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Offshore wind farms may slow down hurricanes, study shows

Green (Living) Review

"The little turbines can fight back the beast," said co-author Cristina Archer , an associate professor at the University of Delaware''s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. In this new study, the researchers, which included Willett Kempton -- also from the University of Delaware -- simulated three hurricanes: Sandy and Isaac, which struck New York and New Orleans, respectively in 2012; and Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.

"Congressman Wants to Know Who Pays for Climate Skeptics’ Research"

Environmental Economics

University of Delaware. I'd like to know too: A Democratic member of Congress is digging into the funding of a handful of researchers who have questioned the prevailing view on the causes of climate change,  The Washington Post  reports. Arizona’s Raul M.

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Hagley Lecture Traces History of Earth Day from a Teach-In in 1970 to a Movement

Celsias

Hagley Museum and Library welcomes Dr. Adam Rome , University of Delaware , on April 25 , to speak about the origins and ramifications of the first Earth Day. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. His lecture is based on his just-released book, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext.

They're here*

Environmental Economics

An offshore wind farm long planned in Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod in Massachusetts is tied up in legal challenges, while plans to build one in Delaware waters fell through in recent weeks because of the likely expiration of federal tax incentives for these multibillion dollar projects. One company that expects to file a notice of interest in bidding for leases is Arcadia Offshore, the New Jersey company whose Delaware deal collapsed for lack of subsidies.

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"Charging Motorists to Drive"

Environmental Economics

Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today. But Jennifer Cohan, Delaware’s secretary of transportation and chair of the coalition, said states have no choice but to seek alternatives. And efforts to raise gas taxes can hit a political wall, as one did in Delaware last year. “In

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AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

1987, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: Theory and Practice -- Newark, Delaware. Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado. 1986, Marine Pollution and Environmental Damage Assessment -- Narragansett, Rhode Island. 1988, Marine and Sport Fisheries: Economic Valuation and Management -- Seattle, Washington.

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Is 18 acres here worth 43 acres there?

Environmental Economics

The business group would develop the site in return for 43 acres along the west bank of the Olentangy River in northern Franklin County, just south of the Delaware County line. A plan to turn over a state wildlife area in the Sawmill Road area to a developer has one EPA official crying foul.

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Oyster Reef Restoration: Is a benefit/cost ratio of 7.6 worth it according to Trumponomics?

Environmental Economics

  " we estimate the coastal population in [Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and North Carolina] willingness to pay for a 10,000 acre oyster sanctuary with 1,000 acres of constructed oyster reef to be at least $14.91 WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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WWJHD?*

Environmental Economics

  While some of the criticisms of the methods are valid, Professor Hausman does little to provide constructive recommendations for how to proceed in assessing the social, ecological and health benefits of preventing incidents like this**: A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S.

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Counting Red Knots: Keeping Tabs on a Threatened Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

For a long time, the scientific community focused on Delaware Bay as this standalone critical staging area for red knots,” says VCR scientist Alexandra Wilke. Red knots famously stop by Delaware Bay, home to the world’s largest spawning population of horseshoe crabs, to feast on the crab-egg bounty each spring. The commercial horseshoe crab harvest has shrunken the knots’ food supply in Delaware Bay.

The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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Bombay Hook NWR (Delaware); 166,000; $5.3 Every few years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. The most recent effort was released in June 2019.

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Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione on Archaeology, Conservation and Beer

Nature Conservancy - Science

His wife Mariah serves on The Nature Conservancy in Delaware ’s Board of Trustees. Dogfish Head sponsors an annual run, the Dogfish Dash , with proceeds benefit the Conservancy in Delaware. We started in 2007, and we’ve raised almost $500,000 for The Nature Conservancy in Delaware. The Dogfish Dash dollars have gone to improving the McCabe Nature Preserve , which is right in Milton, Delaware.

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