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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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Delaware Activists Speak Out for Clean Air

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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.

Delaware Needs Clean Car Standards Now

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It's finally fall in Delaware, the air feels fresh and crisp and we have left behind the bad air quality days of summer. Cars and trucks remain the leading source of smog-forming pollution in Delaware, contributing to health-threatening high ozone days.

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.

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.

Report Back: Tuesday's Delaware City Refinery Public Hearing

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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.

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. The commercial horseshoe crab harvest has shrunken the knots’ food supply in Delaware Bay.

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 […].

"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.

Top 10 Most Endangered Species

Green Earth Journey

feet long Live off the shoreline of US Rhode Island and Delaware and other New England States Have a short snout Are endangered due to heavy poachingAccording to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) the top 10 most endangered species are: 1.

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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.

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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The Secret Lives of Horseshoe Crabs

Nature Conservancy - Science

The lapping waves and silent dunes of the Delaware Bay shoreline create a perfect backdrop for a moonlit summer stroll. A stronghold of horseshoe crab mating, Delaware Bay is the site of active research to collect census data on the local — and threatened — species, Limulus polyphemus.

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.

Citizen Science Tuesday: 10 Most Popular Projects

Nature Conservancy - Science

This project requires that you travel to a lovely beach in New Jersey or Delaware. While there you’ll be surveying the horseshoe crabs that come ashore to spawn in the Delaware Bay. Fireflies in the Catskills. Photo by Flickr user s58y through a Creative Commons license.

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

How Can We Make Energy Security Sustainable?

Nature Conservancy - Science

As it turns out, this is enough impervious surface to cover an area larger than the state of Delaware. Meeting energy development needs will require that we convert land from current uses. Photo: Mark Godfrey/TNC.

First White-Tailed Tropicbird Sighted in Connecticut

10,000 Birds

I called Dr. Erica Miller from Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware for some advice. Today’s Guest Post is written by Linda E. Bowen, a wildlife rehabilitator licensed with CT DEEP for small mammals and reptiles (specializing in bats www.bats101.info) and is also USFWS licensed for migratory birds, specializing in waterfowl. She may be contacted at: linda@cmsincorporated.net. The day started out as a typical Saturday of running errands.

Ready, Set, Bird: 6 Spring Migration Hotspots

Nature Conservancy - Science

It all boils down to geography: northbound migrants crash-land on Cape May’s point after crossing the Delaware Bay. Get your bins ready. Photo © Justine Hausheer. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer at The Nature Conservancy. Spring migration.

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How Electric Vehicles That Feed the Grid Will Pay Off

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Willett Kepton of the University of Delaware. Just like the two-way street, car innovators are focusing more than ever on the two-way plug that could revolutionize cars'' relationship with the grid. The idea is to give plug-in cars the ability to feed energy back into the grid when parked.

Offshore Sea Life: East Coast, Birds of Pennsylvania, & Texas Birds: Three Books, Three Reviews

10,000 Birds

He not only grew up in the Philly area, he’s an active member of the Delaware Valley Ornithology Club, and has a birding career–former tour leader, current Events Coordinator for the ABA–focused on educating birders of all different levels. It’s time for some short book reviews. Well, short for me. All of these titles deal with birding in specific North American geographic areas: The Atlantic coast, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

You’re Invited to Do Science with The Crowd & The Cloud

Nature Conservancy - Science

Horseshoe crabs spawning in Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. “For years you’ve watched science programs on public television, now you’re invited to do science.” – Waleed Abdalati, host of The Crowd & The Cloud , former NASA Chief Scientist. Nature needs you … to do science.

Citizen Science Tuesday: IceWatch USA

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fox on ice at Derrickson Creek in Delaware. Photo © Lee Cannon/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

Beirut architect designs bulletproof Kevlar keffiyeh

Green Prophet

Developed in the 1960s by Stephanie Kwolek, a chemist working at DuPont laboratories in Delaware, USA, its strength, durability, and water-resistance makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, including building materials, sportswear, and boat sails.

A Bird Sings in Camden

10,000 Birds

Though it sits on the Delaware River and residents have great views of Philadelphia when one is in Camden one is usually paying more attention to one’s immediate surroundings to enjoy the view. Because of my job I have, of late, been spending lots of time in southern New Jersey.

Brothers Find Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Conservancy Talk

Places like Moosehead Lake and the Delaware Water Gap belie the small towns and growing suburbs that abut this band of forest that runs nearly unbroken for more than 2,000 miles.

The 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the world

Green Blog

We’re encouraged to see significant progress in top states like Washington, Delaware, Colorado and Oregon,” says League President, Andy Clarke. A new bicycle index has ranked the 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.

A Greater Yellowlegs Bathing at Arcata Marsh

10,000 Birds

If you live north of the San Francisco Bay area in California like I do, or north of Delaware on the east coast, you would most likely be looking at a Greater Yellowlegs. Greater Yellowlegs ( Tringa melanoleuca ) photos by Larry Jordan Shorebirds.

To Revitalize Downtowns, Tax Land Speculation

Sightline Daily

His idea has stayed alive ever since, guided along both by a loyal band of thoughtful proponents and through interesting community experiments in Arden, Delaware (1900), and Fairhope, Alabama (1894), which are extant, small Georgist single tax “colonies.”

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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.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

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Delaware. Due to Prime Hook’s strategic location on the Delaware Bay, the refuge has national conservation significance as a designated RAMSAR Wetland of International Significance Site (1999), American Bird Conservancy-Important Bird Area (2000), and a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site (1986). June 9, 2015 – It’s deja vu all over again. The latest press release from the USFWS.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of May 2015?

10,000 Birds

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.

The Oil Spill That Could Happen Here, Part 1

Sightline Daily

Claymont, Delaware (September 28, 1985) The tanker Grand Eagle ran aground on the Marcus Hook Bar in the Delaware River after losing power to its steering system. Delaware River, New Jersey (November 26, 2004) The oil tanker Athos I struck a rusty anchor submerged on the bed of the Delaware River near Paulsboro, New Jersey, tearing several large holes in its hull. Spills are an unfortunate reality of moving oil on or near water.