Birding Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

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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. 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.

Marketing Oysters in the Delaware Bay: Top 5 Insights

Nature Conservancy - Science

The University of Delaware researchers also tested the language that NOAA uses to describe the water quality of the bay. This is a great example from the University of Delaware’s research team of applying social science research to compelling issues facing nature and people.

Standing Up for Clean Air in Delaware

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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. The Delaware City Refinery has recently retooled to begin processing tar sands.

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

Irony Alert: A Delaware Oil Company Feels Threatened by Sea Level Rise

Sierra Club Compass

In Delaware, severe storms are eroding the shoreline and affecting homes and businesses up and down the coast - including the business of an oil refinery. Of course it took an immediate threat to its business for the Delaware City Refining Company to confront the problem.

Report Back: Tuesday's Delaware City Refinery Public Hearing

Sierra Club Compass

Owned by PBF Energy, one of the country's largest petroleum refining companies, the Delaware City Refinery has recently begun processing heavy Canadian tar sands, the refining of which has been proven to emit higher levels of toxic pollution than that of conventional crude oil.

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.

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. Mary Conti is the public relations manager for The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey.

Delaware's Offshore Wind Farm Project | Use Celsias.com - reduce.

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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!

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

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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

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. As we headed south I started entering the occasional eBird checklist as we worked our way out of Delaware and through Maryland.

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.

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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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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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eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

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On eBird profile pages, size matters: tiny Delaware is barely noticeable whereas Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri are conspicuous.

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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+.

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.

Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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Bombay Hook NWR (Delaware). There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and one within an hour drive of almost every major American city.

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

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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.

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

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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.

RESISTANCE IS FERTILE

Green (Living) Review

How we can fight back against herbicide-resistant superweeds Delaware Agriculture A field dominated by palmer amaranth, or pigweed, one of the plants that has gained glyphosate resistance.

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.

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The Underwater Secrets of Horseshoe Crabs

Nature Conservancy - Science

I was prompted to think more about this after hearing a story about eels from Dian Shivers, a volunteer who assists with shorebird conservation work on the Delaware Bay. In the 1950s, Dian was part of a pack of free-range kids who played on Delaware Bay beaches.

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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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Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

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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.

"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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New York City Park Department Contractor Tears Up Imperiled Sparrows Home

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They breed only in salt marshes along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Maine, and their habitat keeps getting destroyed, developed, and fragmented. Joshua Malbin has been birding in Brooklyn, NY for more than 10 of his 15-plus years doing it so far.

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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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.

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"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?

"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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Trump is in favor of an increase in the gas tax according to a Democratic Senator, but not according to a Republican Senator

Environmental Economics

  "He said that he knew it was a difficult thing for legislators to support and said that he would support the leadership to do that and provide the political cover to do that," Delaware's Carper told CNN in an interview. "And

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Despite Struggling Economy, Environmental Business Thrives

Green (Living) Review

formally Brownfield Associates), an environmental consulting company that serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, has grown by upwards of 40% in 2011. Brownfield Science & Technology, Inc.

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