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.

Delaware Unveils New Animal Welfare License Plate


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 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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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


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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

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 […].

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.

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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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.

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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Duck Stamps and the Best National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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Bombay Hook NWR (Delaware): 95.2%. In June, the 2018-2019 Federal Duck Stamp was released. Birders have been encouraged by the American Birding Association and others to buy Federal Duck Stamps.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

"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+.

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

Despite Struggling Economy, Environmental Business Thrives

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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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10,000 Birds goes eBirding

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Since 2016, writers at 10,000 Birds have been contributing checklists to a joint eBird account called the “10,000 Birds Collaborative.” Every month, Redgannet summarizes the checklists, providing an updated life list, year list, and country list. For the United States, there is also a state list.

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Delhi’s Birds Need Help!

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After Nadeem attends the NWRA conference in Princeton, NJ, he will go to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware; The Wildlife Center of Virginia ; New Jersey’s Mercer County Wildlife Center ; and The Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts. Birders, nature lovers, anyone who can appreciate the triumph of compassion over seemingly insurmountable odds … here’s a chance for you to be part of something great.

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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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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.

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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.

"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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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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Agri-Environment Research Group Awards Prize for Innovation to Conservation Scientist Sheila Reddy

Conservancy Talk

Directed jointly by research leaders at the University of Delaware and Johns Hopkins University with funding from the USDA Economic Research Service, CBEAR efforts are supported by a diverse group of research professionals within academia and government from across the United States.

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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.

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Refineries Across U.S. Closing Due to Weak Fuel Demand

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WILMINGTON, Delaware – Refineries from New Mexico to New Jersey are under severe economic pressure due to falling demand for fuel, with a number of facilities having shut down in recent months. which temporarily shuttered a major refinery over the summer, said that it would permanently close its Delaware City oil refinery and lay off 550 workers. The Delaware City refinery had a capacity of 210,00 barrels a day.

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