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The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in India

10,000 Birds

Having more than 1300 bird species, including over 75 endemics, it is hard to resist the lure of India – something I know from personal experience. In 304 pages, The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in India by Grewal and Singh, where-to-watch-birds guide describes the 100 top hotspots throughout the Indian mainland, but also the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Published in February 2020, this is the first edition.

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Is global travel history after COVID-19?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might spell the end of global travel as we have known it for quite some time now, jetting from one side of the world to the other. Not only aids such fast travel to other countries far across the globe, and even countries closer, to the spread of any virus, it also can leave, as we have seen, travelers stranded in countries, affected or not from such an event, with almost no way to get back home.

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Cannabis tested in Israeli hospital to fight corona

Green Prophet

Raphael Mechoulam, discoverer of THC, CBD in medicinal cannabis. Cannabis can cure pain, but it also shows powerful effects against viruses. . Israel is a medical cannabis powerhouse. Not because people here use the natural substance more than anywhere else, but because it has been legally researched by Israeli universities for about four decades.

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Cool Facts About Common Backyard Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

Learn more about the bizarre and fascinating lives of your wildlife neighbors. Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

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There goes the neighborhood

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is having trouble with our website platform. If this post turns up on Wednesday, April 23, it will mean I was successful in uploading text. However, the platform did not allow me to include photos. Since I consider myself a better writer than photographer, I can live with that. When you are an American expatriate who lives, and birds, in Mexico, it is a topsy-turvy world.

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Earth Day 1970-2020

The Green Samaritan

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And these sentiments remain the same now as they did in 1970, and I believe will in 2070. As we slow down during this time of quarantine and sheltering. See the full post and more at Green Living

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A 3-day healing retreat on urban farming, fermentation for $15

Green Prophet

A group of young Jewish ecologists and spiritual teachers are creating a 3-day virtual workshop, starting Sunday. You will get 20 workshops for $15. . It all started a few weeks ago with one thought. Paz Faigenbaum, top right, was stuck at home processing the shock that we are on lockdown and no one can leave their houses. He suddenly thought, there has never been a more relevant time to teach people exactly the skills he specializes in.

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Birding from home

10,000 Birds

It has been a difficult week so far. Lady Helen, already house-bound at Boris’s request, came a cropper at the treacherous water jump and turned her fetlock. In the great scheme of things it is not a big problem, but obviously I don’t dare to tell her that. When we were told that the gymkana wouldn’t be going ahead, we set about making a short course in the garden to help keep Lady Helen up to show standard.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of April 2020?

10,000 Birds

If you haven’t noticed, an epic drama has been playing out over the last two months in community after community in virtually every country on Earth. We hope you and yours have been able to weather this crisis with your health and sanity intact. If you have, please take a moment to appreciate another global phenomenon currently moving untold millions of individuals across the world: zugunruhe. We humans may desperately want to migrate somewhere better, but birds have to.

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Visiting US National Parks (Virtually)

Nature Conservancy - Science

Check out this treasure trove of virtual nature experiences — from sound libraries, to web cams, to virtual events at US national parks. Wildlife Camera Traps National Parks Traveling Naturalist

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Saudi activist killed trying to stop mega city Neom

Green Prophet

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, tribal activists allegedly shot dead by Saudi police for refusing to leave his home. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Falcons on a plane. Check. Journalists silenced. Check. A new mega city on virgin turf near the sea with sparring robots and flying taxis ? Check.

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Save the Dead Sea with your old travel shots

Green Prophet

Poor political relations, business neglect, climate change. The Dead Sea is dying. Help save it by being part of an international photo competition to document its change and beauty. Ever visit the Dead Sea ? Nothing compares, except maybe travelling to Mars. It’s a wonder of the world. Your jaw will drop and your body will feel something like zero gravity when you step into the extreme saltiness of the Dead Sea.

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Corona creates urgency for healing hemp CBD products

Green Prophet

Some people including myself say these words as loosely as CNN or TLC. For anyone who has been exposed to the medical cannabis industry, or the recreational one, THC and CBD are the key words that anyone who is self-medicating wants to know. . Cannabis oil, drops, tinctures, patches. CBD in your cola. In your morning cereal? THC for pain relief? Where are you to start? Cannabis or hemp?

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Ancient blue recreated by botanists in Portugal

Green Prophet

Used in medieval art and illustrations, and in Dutch cheese. Botanists in Portugal have some fun by recreating ancient blue from foraged plants in a nearby village. The mystery is such a mystery that even when botanists say they might have found clues, the secret, I suspect it will still be a mystery: the source of techelet, ancient blue used by Jews.

Transform these habits into eco-friendly habits

Green Prophet

Earth Day just passed us by on April 22 and hopefully, it sparked some interest in being more eco-friendly. All of us have habits that can be switched out for better ones, and switching those habits out for ones that are eco-friendly is no exception. Most of us go through our daily routines without even thinking about what adjustments we can make to better our planet. Perhaps, one of the most obvious changes someone could make would be to ditch the bad habit of smoking.

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Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. This is important for industries like gold mining, who need to use polluting diesel in offgrid locations.

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Sports betting on mobile or laptop – Can you race your camels?

Green Prophet

Even though formal betting is not legal by religious laws, sports betting is a big industry in the Middle East. When online gambling first introduced in the mid-90s, it was a huge revolution in the gambling industry. In the early ’00s, gambling sites and their desktop clients were ruling the industry as people could easily access them through computers. But we have seen many changes in the world in the last few years.

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