Fri.Feb 17, 2012

Between the Birds

10,000 Birds

Tanzania has an enormous variety of exquisite birds but unfortunately it has an equal number of distractions that can interrupt your birding experience. Take these pesky Lions for instance.

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A Modern-Day Parable, Told by the Future

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. ‘ A Story for Tomorrow ‘ is a beautifully filmed and hypnotically narrated short film about a couple traveling through Chilean Patagonia. More than a travelogue, the short has the feel of a modern-day parable. It was both written and produced by Dan Riordan and Dana Saint of Gnarly Bay Productions, Inc while on the road in Chile. Related Posts. What Does the Ultimate Utility Bike Look Like? Timelapse Captures Breathtaking Landscapes of Oregon.

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Single Battery, Multiple Tools

Green Living Tips

Having multiple power tools with multiple charging and battery systems can be a real pain, both to the user and the environment. I recently purchased a Ryobi One+ system, which offers dozens of tools that can be run off the same battery

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How Obama Can Slow the Rising of the Oceans with World Bank Appointee

Green Prophet

Secretary Clinton with Larry Summers - above her - are in the running to lead the world Bank.

London-Based What a Load of Rubbish Solves Recycling and Garbage Woes

Eco Chic

We’re acutely aware that there is no magic place called “away” where our garbage goes. But when it comes to recycling and actually doing something about it, the old saying ‘out of site, out of mind’ goes for many. In the U.S.

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PCRM Tells Heart Attack Grill ‘Shut It Down’


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Santa Clara CA Purchases 50 MW Of New Projects Wind Energy

Green Blog

Iberdrola Renewables recently announced that it had sold 50 Megawatts to the City of Santa Clara Silicon Valley Power (SVP) from its Manzana Wind Power Project that is still under construction. According the contract Iberdrola will provide 50 MW to Santa Clara for a period of twenty years starting from the commercial operation of the Manzana plant which is expected to be in the last quarter of 2012.

The Mottled Duck – A Birder’s Duck

10,000 Birds

There really isn’t much to say about the Mottled Duck. It is one of several species in the Mallard -complex of ducks, along with American Black Duck , Mexican Duck , and quite a few others.

Sainsbury’s goes the egg-stra mile for happy hens

Green (Living) Review

First major supermarket to move to cage-free on all fresh eggs and now cage-free on ingredients as well No1 retailer for cage-free eggs, sourcing 800 million eggs a year In a first for a major supermarket, eggs used as ingredients in all of Sainsbury's own-brand foods now come from cage-free hens.

Bonus Season – Late Winter

10,000 Birds

Phenology is a vital science. Among other things, it has provided some of the earliest and most compelling evidence for global warming. It also lends itself to the interested amateur; all you need is a notebook and a willingness to observe. But good phenology is hard.

Visions of the Arctic, an interview with Florian Schulz

Wend Magazine

For most of his life wildlife photographer Florian Schulz has fought to protect the diversity of animals species around the world. Working in the most remote region of the planet he’s tracked and documented the wild birds of Mexico, big game animals of the African continent as well as the migratory patterns of caribou in the Alaskan Arctic.

Cheating on Your Spouse? Blame the Weather!

10,000 Birds

A new study suggests that birds are more likely to change mates between or during breeding seasons when the weather is severe or uncertain. For each species in their data set, they measured the rate of infidelity – defined as the fraction of nests containing chicks resulting from an ‘affair’ – as well as the rate of divorce, or the fraction of birds that changed partners between breeding seasons.

Last Chance to Take Advantage of Higher Feed-In Tariff

Green (Living) Review

United Kingdom, February 17, 2012 : In recent years, solar panels have become a popular choice for homeowners. Not only because they reduce carbon footprint on the planet but also as they offer money saving opportunities. The latest news that the Feed-In Tariff will be halved in March has resulted in a ‘gold rush’ as people look to take advantage of the higher tariff. As the deadline gets closer, solar panels sites have seen a surge in sales.

"New IDEAS layout roled out"

Environmental Economics

RePEc blog : One of the main RePEc services, IDEAS , inaugurates today a new layout. The old layout was about a dozen years old and suffered from clutter, given all the new features that were gradually added to the site (and more coming). It is also designed to facilitate navigation, especially for the newcomer who may not be familiar with all the functionalities. Finally, we hope it will direct requests for corrections to the relevant people.

Warick University Research into possible Woodchester wild cat finds no cat DNA on deer

Green (Living) Review

The National Trust asked the University of Warwick to test a roe deer carcass found near Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire in early January after examination of the wounds led to speculation that it may have been killed by a big cat. Comprehensive DNA tests have found fox DNA on the Woodchester carcass and what is expected to be fox DNA on the second deer carcass found a few miles away.

Curse you Perry the Platypus

Environmental Economics

If you are in the greater tri-state area and have nothing to do at 2 pm today: Fri, 02/17/2012. Willingness-to-pay for Oyster Consumption Risk Reductions. John Whitehead, Appalachian State University. Whitehead.pdf. via "When "When an evil scientist sends fragrant letters, wrongdoing can't be far behind." " In other words, this version of the paper is riddled with errors. The new, improved version will be announced here in a week or so

Jimmy Snooka Has Nothing on Northern Wheaters

10,000 Birds

Because they are Superfly ! Hat-tip to Clare for the link (but not for the ’80s wrestling reference or the strange way my mind is working today). Asides

Congrats to Marty!

Environmental Economics

Subtly, in an email announcing the new MRE website (which we announced here a few days ago from a NAAFE list email), comes this news: Incoming Editor (as of April 2012): Martin Smith, Professor, Department of Economics and Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Here is Marty's website at Duke: [link].  

Five Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier

Green Home Blog

5 Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier. Air purifiers are one of the best ways to keep your home clean and safe. They get rid of allergens like dust and mold spores, remove toxic chemicals like VOCs, and even kill viruses and bacteria. Finding the right air purifier can be difficult, though, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options available. HEPA, carbon, UV, ozone: how can you tell which is the best one for your home?

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Boxx Shaped Electric Bike - A whole new Sort of Scooter


Simply dubbed the Boxx, this electric vehicle rethinks the traditional design of motorbikes with a minimalistic and stylish approach. The square bike is built using light-weight aluminum and is strong enough to support 300 pounds of weight.

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‘Twilight’ Star Helps Launch New No-Kill Shelter


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Stars Tout Health Benefits of Green Smoothies and Juices


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