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Birding Fraser`s Hill

10,000 Birds

Birding Fraser`s Hil. Fraser`s Hill in peninsular Malaysia is another one of these almost legendary birding locations in Southeast Asia.

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WAPO: Americans broadly accept climate science.

Environmental Economics

Over half say driving cars and burning fossils fuels are major contributors ( link ). This  This is In spite of everything [*]: Americans remain shaky on the details of climate science even as they have grown increasingly concerned about human activity warming the Earth, according to a national poll by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) that probed the public’s understanding of climate change. The rising alarm is one of the poll’s most dramatic findings.

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Global business opportunities in Israel, according to Pedro Espinoza

Green Prophet

Knowing diversity is your power as a new immigrant: Pedro Espinoza. The reality of climate change is stark. It is pushing people to poverty –– look at what’s happening in Yemen right now and what we’ve seen in Syria for the last decade. It’s not only despots that cause people to do desperate things.

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How to Use Social Media Without Harming Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

How can nature lovers use social media responsibly? From the Field Nature Tech Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist

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How to Bird Murchison Falls

10,000 Birds

An expanse of habitat as vast as Murchison Falls NP in Uganda, as excessively generous in beauty and biodiversity, permits endless ways to experience both its birds and animals.

2019 207

How to Bird the Colibri Cafe at Cinchona, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Watching birds, birding, is inexorably tied to autonomous motivation. Maybe that’s why birders just might be obsessive about it or at least, very much into the hobby, the birding way of life.

Bathing Eastern Rosellas

10,000 Birds

On a recent trip to Geelong in Victoria I had the pleasure of observing a pair of Eastern Rosellas bathing. We had not been to Geelong since April 2015 and once again Grant was at work and I got to explore the bird-life around the city.

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Stolpman Vineyards: Para Maria de los Tecolotes (2017)

10,000 Birds

Owling on Christmas Bird Counts is a peculiar business. Some counters are unfailingly resolute in their dedication to this thankless graveyard shift of the birding world, marching headlong year after year into the bleak winter landscape in search of their heard-only, nocturnal quarry.

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Collaborative List – November 2019

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Despite last month being a record month by every measure we could think of, the cumulative total for the year had barely scraped past 2,400. I approached The Management to seek their opinion. Something needed to be done. Somebody had to take one for the team.

2019 166

Hagerman NWR: Birding Amidst Oil Wells

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Last year, I compiled a subjective list of the Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding. Based on comments from other birders, I added ten “Honorable Mention” sites for a total of 35 locations. Since then, I’ve had a long-term goal of visiting the ones I have never visited. (I

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2019)

10,000 Birds

Nobody enjoys the end of a birding adventure. No matter how exhausted, sunburned, frostbitten, or penniless your exertions have left you, the hope of one more blissful bird sighting still beckons. How do you cope with the momentary feelings of deflation that set in once the trip is over?

2019 156

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2019)

10,000 Birds

This time of year may deliver different temperatures and conditions across the world, but we birders all observe mid-December the same way: Christmas Bird Counts. Wherever you engage in this time-honored celebration of citizen science and avian diversity, dress for the weather and have a blast!

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Ottolenghi’s Kohlrabi Salad

Green Prophet

Tomatoes and cucumbers may be summer memories, but the craving for good salad doesn’t go away just because it’s winter. Please meet a vegetable that satisfies those salad cravings: kohlrabi.

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Book Review: Secrets of Snakes

Nature Conservancy - Science

David Steen’s Secrets of Snakes will put to rest some of the myths you keep repeating. Wildlife Herps Our Nature Reads

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Regenerative Agriculture is our only hope for saving the planet

Green Prophet

Hairbrained schemes to grow food on Mars. No way. We need a solution now for earth and the answer is regenerative agriculture. Around the world, ocean dead zones are growing at alarming rates, making entire swaths of underwater habitats uninhabitable by marine life.

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Can we save the earth without the Arctic ice?

Green Prophet

Glaciers retreating in Iran. The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. Researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this important cooling mechanism.

2019 65

73 scientists study French Polynesia’s coral reefs – dive into what they find

Green Prophet

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has released their findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition ever conducted in French Polynesia. The Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report provides a comprehensive summary of the research findings from the expedition, an assessment of the health and resiliency of French Polynesia’s coral reefs, and recommendations for preserving French Polynesia’s coral reefs into the future.

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Elfatih Ibrahim Highlights Advances In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Green Prophet

Medicine seems to belong to an old-trusted and true system but advances in hightech are also creating new opportunities for your future medicine, smarter, personalized, tailored to you. Technology moves at a faster pace than many industry fields can keep up.

What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Cities & Biodiversity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Scientists don't know much about how human cities affect other species. Ideas TNC Science Urban Conservation

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How digital nomads can make life count

Green Prophet

Travel, yes, but make a difference always – like Sivan Yaari Borowich did in Africa. Helping desperate people there access clean energy and water. I guess it’s a reaction to Capitalism , but it is also a product of it. The lifestyle of the digital nomad.

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Exploring the Natural Beauty of the Riviera Maya

Green Prophet

Quintana Roo, where the Riviera Maya is located, became a Mexican state in 1957, and from them until the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the state focused its resources on building a tourism empire through tariff-free shopping.

2019 52

If you are pregnant and smoking still, like WTF?

Green Prophet

Sexy or not, even hooka pipes carry second hand smoke dangers. If you are having a baby, just quit please! You are at risk for gestational diabetes of you smoke ANYTHING while pregnant. Even this man’s second hand smoke.

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