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Saving Dominican Forest and the Bicknell’s Thrush

10,000 Birds

Good conservation news from the Dominican Republic. Asides

The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Conservancy Talk

The Caribbean Challenge Initiative is already showing results: The Dominican Republic has already exceeded its 20% goal by creating 31 new marine and terrestrial protected areas, the most since the Initiative was launched.

New Cases Show Risks of Trade Deals

Sierra Club Compass

The Dominican Republic, for example, faces two new corporate challenges to its environmental policies. Instead of supporting the Dominican Republic’s right to implement environmental safeguards, the U.S.

Bicknell’s Thrush in Trouble on Wintering Grounds

10,000 Birds

That’s why Hugh Powell’s newest report on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology blog that Bicknell’s Thrush surveys in the Dominican Republic have revealed illegal clearing is so chilling. The expanse of cloud forest also serves critical, irreplaceable ecological functions for both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Count on Cornell and their Dominican partner Grupo Jaragua to keep you keep you posted on developments in the Sierra de Bahoruco.

Divers Rescue Sea Turtle: Watch It Swim Free!

Eco Chic

This viral video features divers Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich who, while diving in the brilliant waters of the Dominican Republic, noticed that a beautiful turtle was trapped in some rope.

Ricky Martin Opening Youth Center in Puerto Rico


The Child Development and Prevention Center will open in 2012, and could expand beyond Loiza to other areas of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Latin America and Mexico, according to Martin. Ricky Martin – actor, singer, father, philanthropist!

Gray Kingbird: An Awesome Parking Lot Bird

10,000 Birds

Populations in the eastern part of its range, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Lesser Antilles are resident while those in the western part of its range such as Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas are migratory. Parking lots in Miami-Dade county offer a mostly standard assortment of birds compared to the rest of the United States.

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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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Obama Nominates Strong Labor Leader

Sierra Club Compass

The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez helped pay for college and law school by working as a garbage collector and in a warehouse. On Monday, President Obama made a bold and encouraging move by nominating Thomas E. Perez to be his next labor secretary.

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Coasts at Risk Report Expands Thinking on Natural Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fishermen, at dawn after a night of fishing on Samana Bay, tend to their nets and catch at the town of Sanchez, Dominican Republic. Healthy and well-managed fisheries enhance a nation’s adaptability and disaster resilience. Photo credit: Mark Godfrey © 2009 The Nature Conservancy.

The Smallest Trogons in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Go birding for the first time in the Dominican Republic and you might wonder if a Broad-billed Tody is a flycatcher, a really lazy hummingbird, or if some super cute stuffed animal came to life.

Brands Go Green with Recycled CDs, Beans and Hand-Cranked Machines

Wend Magazine

Desma machines have been out of commission–replaced by faster chemical production machines–for about 60 years, but KEEN tracked down a dozen or so, refurbished them and have already put them to work at KEEN’s new factory in the Dominican Republic. Happy Earth Day!

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The Whistle Blowers

10,000 Birds

They are found in the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica. The haunting call of the West Indian Whistling Duck has long been a sound synonymous with the ever-shrinking wetlands of the Caribbean.

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Costa Farms Supports National Indoor Plant Week

Green (Living) Review

Along with thriving indoor, bedding and perennial plant divisions, Costa Farms operations are located in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic, and Far East.

Best Buys and Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Halloween Candy

The Green Samaritan

Your purchase also supports small farm families in the Dominican Republic and Paraguay so you are giving in two ways.

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Birding Lodges – Part 2 – Punta Cana Resort & Club

10,000 Birds

The one exception is Punta Cana Resort and Club in the Dominican Republic. Tags: Dominican Republic , Worldwide Birding Adventures • Camping tents - Check out our pop up tents , family tents , and more!

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In Praise (and Envy) of Photographers

Conservancy Talk

We were in a small town along the Samana Bay in the Dominican Republic covering stories about the Conservancy’s work with local communities. This is my absolute favorite image in the Conservancy’s photo archive.

Op Ed: Failed COP18 Climate Talks Boil Down to Money

Green Prophet

Everybody knows, but only a handful of countries, namely Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, Belarus and Ukraine are prepared to cut their own emissions.

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Antarctic Invaders, Fungal Wonders and Birds Galore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Local knowledge helps scientists track rare wildlife in the Dominican Republic. A bird that twists it’s head like a snake and hisses: the European Wryneck, aptly known as the Jynx bird. Photo credit: Arnstein Rønning , licensed through a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

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Vegan Plantain Burger Recipe

Green Living Ideas

Like many Americans traveling to the Dominican Republic, I became disillusioned toward my dreams of eating only organic tropical fruit for my entire stay there. I quickly came to realize that fried meat and mystery meat were the main players in any meal. To make up for the nutrients you lack in your flour-covered and deep-fried meat, the rest of the plate is filled with white rice and beans. Then the whole thing is covered in butter.

For Honest-To-Goodness Slave-Free Chocolate this Easter look where can you go?

Green (Living) Review

The pioneering brand produces Easter Eggs for which they import cocoa from co-operative plantations in the Dominican Republic and Peru. million children are involved in the cocoa industry in West Africa, and some have been enslaved.

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Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean: A Book Review by a Lover of Parliaments

10,000 Birds

Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other islands that make up the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Here are some things I’ve learned from the Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean by Scott Weidensaul: The Burrowing Owl is the only North American owl species where the male is larger than the female, albeit, only slightly larger. And the term is ‘non-reversed size dimorphism.’). ’).

Sainsbury’s challenges the country to go bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Green (Living) Review

Whether it's providing farming communities with computer equipment for schools in Apartado in Colombia or building and improving housing projects in the Dominican Republic, the premiums generated from Fairtrade banana sales contribute massively to livelihoods of those in the developing world.

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The US Military in Haiti.

Green (Living) Review

On one side is a basic puppet of Washington anyway – the Dominican Republic – and with Haiti too in US hands the island is just what is needed. a humanitarian aid operation or an invasion/occupation? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Think for yourselves in order to answer this question.

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The Global Inventory Project to List Some of the World’s Most Polluted Places

Eco Friendly Daily

For instance, Blacksmith recently lead a tidy up of a polluted site in Haina in the Dominican Republic, in which much of the underlying soil was 35 percent lead from batteries.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China.

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10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

Green Life Smart Life

Natura Cabañas, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Republic offers more than giant resorts and all-inclusive buffets. Summer is finally approaching. After what seems like an eternity, the sun is coming out to play and the warm temperatures have everyone dreaming of a summer vacation. Unfortunately traveling usually means an increased stress on the environment and more and more people are planning stay-cations for them and their families.

Gorgeous Green Girls Compete to Win the Project Green Search Model Competition

Eco Chic

Karen Pannochia teaches environmental science and for her masters “worked in the Dominican Republic for four years implementing a USAID-funded Environmental policy project.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China.

Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Access to Information Construction Permit Manual, Lebanon Transparency Law, Panama Office for Access to Public Information, Peru Citizens’ Legal Help Programme, Poland Campaign to Promote Access to Information, Romania and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Whistleblower Protection, South Africa 5.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8). “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.

Honduras?Land of Love & Peace? ~ Richard Phares | elephant.

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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).