Sun.Dec 02, 2012

Prints in the sand

10,000 Birds

I spend a lot of time outside and especially on secluded beaches. I am often alone and surrounded by shorebirds either roosting or feeding and I travel either by bicycle or on foot.

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Activists at COP18 in Qatar: Islam and the Arab-world Not Eco Enough

Green Prophet

Young Arabs in Doha are telling the Arab world it’s time to take a lead on climate change during the first climate change talks to be held in the Middle East.

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Freedom of the Press under threat in UK

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Leveson Report released just at the end of November 2012 is, more or less, calling for government regulation and thus a form of censorship of the British press (and media), although it is not being directly marketed as such.

Organic Farming Boom in Palestine

Green Prophet

A back-to-the-land movement is blossoming in the Palestinian Authority, the United Nation’s newest nonmember observer state. “The Palestinian future is in the land.” Farmer Khader Khader said , standing in his organic olive grove in the northern West Bank village of Nus Jubail.

Jobbik – First they came for the Gypsy and now they also are coming for the Jew

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Jobbik, the more-or-less legal Nazi militia and party in Hungary, an EU member state, is now aiming, after having the Romani People made their first target, also for the Jewish population of the country (and elsewhere). In the beginning, it would appear, the Jews took very little notice of the antics of the Jobbik group, seeing that their target were the Gypsy People and not the Jewish community. They should have known better. The adage of “first they did come for.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2012)

10,000 Birds

Nothing stirs this birder’s sense of excitement and adventure like the preparation involved in a trip to a new part of the world.

United Arab Emirates Celebrates 41 Years – at the Zoo

Green Prophet

The Arab Gulf emirates celebrates National Day at the zoo until Dec 3. Come for a picnic and see the animals. Al Ain Zoo presents visitors with an exciting programme of events and activities in celebration of the 41st United Arab Emirates National Day.

Top 10 Green Building Tips

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Green Building Tips. If you are considering building a new home next year, there are loads of how-to books that will tell you the best and greenest ways to do so.

I and the Bird Reminder: Cormorants

10,000 Birds

Hey folks, don’t forget! The deadline for I and the Bird submissions is December 4. Make sure you send me Cormorant/Anhinga/Darter posts by the end of the day TUESDAY! Send them to naswick AT gmail DOT com, and make sure IATB is in the subject line. Thanks! Asides iatb

Learning from Our Elders


One of my essays is now available for free via a link on the publisher’s website. “A beautiful essay on deep listening…to trees.” ” ~ Jamie K. Reaser, Courting the Wild series co-editor (with whom, by the way, it was a pleasure to work). ‘…The maple advised, “Be like the linden tree. It bends and bends [.]. Articles Bioregional knowledge Spiritual Ecopsychology animism childhood consciousness ecopsychology genus tilia Jamie K.

Doha May Not Make it and it May be Up to Us


The United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres, the head of the U.N.'s

Permafrost Thawing May Cause Major Increase in Global Warming Feedback Loop


Should permafrost thawing accelerate as expected, resulting carbon dioxide and methane emissions will significantly amplify global warming, according to a report published today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) titled Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost.

European Parliament Still Thinks Bold on Clean Energy Research


€6bn (£4.86) will be allocated to renewables, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage after a vote by the European Parliament's Energy and Research Committee (ITRE).

Protest in Qatar Calls for Climate Action