Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

How Many Birders Are There, Really? (Updated)

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How many birders are there in America? For such a simple question, it turns out there are very few solid estimates. Indeed, there appears to be just one and it is cited repeatedly. Every few years, the U.S.

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A Lifelong Love of Field Guides

Nature Conservancy - Science

A celebration of field guides, the little books that changed the way we interact with nature. From the Field Birds Mammal Watching Our Nature Reads Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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Vitamin D-deficient Patients Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Green Prophet

A new study released by Northwestern University concludes that vitamin D may be an essential weapon to protect yourself from the coronavirus. According to researchers, lower vitamin D levels significantly increase the likelihood that an infected person will develop severe symptoms and complications.

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Best Time to Bird South Florida? Fall Migration

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As the cold fronts begin to sweep through the northern states ushering in a wave of seasonal change and color, South Florida becomes a gathering place for migratory birds far and wide across the country.

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The Longest (and Shortest) Hour

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Luck is a funny thing. It always presents itself in unexpected ways, seemingly to deliberately confuse and mislead. Last year we reunited with a couple good friends who flew in to T&T for a few days and headed to the remote village of Grande Riviere.

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How to Celebrate Global Big Day from Home in Costa Rica

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Today, May 9th is when we would have been immersed in birds, likely from dusk to dawn. In our neck of the woods, marking Common Pauraque as the first species of the day, attempting to identify shorebirds in the dark of the night (not easy.), and listening for owls just before dawn.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2020)

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This past weekend was both Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day, and yet I had to deal with snow and freezing cold. Isn’t that against the rules?

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Shameless

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We birders must really love what we do, because the social cost of doing it is pretty high. I’m not talking about being shunned, or losing jobs, or being expelled from the village. The cost, of course, includes our friends and family being mystified by the time and effort we put into birding.

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Black Kites breeding

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Black Kites are very common around Broome and they are often observed in very large flocks. The Black Kites are distinguished in flight by their forked tail , which easily separates them from the numerous Whistling Kites that are present around Broome.

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Sriracha not burning? A new COVID-19 symptom includes not tasting hot sauce

Green Prophet

Think you have COVID-19? Grab a bottle of your hottest sauce and see if you can taste fire. Seems to be that Vitamin D deficiency is an underlying factor in those who suffer the most from COVID-19 , or coronavirus.

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Murder Hornets? Here are 5 Other Scary Invasive Insects

Nature Conservancy - Science

Murder hornets aren't the only invasive insect you should worry about. From the Field Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Invasive Species

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Recipe: Pumpkin Chershi, A Spicy Libyan Spread

Green Prophet

First of all, what’s chershi?

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No way around it: the irreparable damage cryptocurrency does to the environment

Green Prophet

It hasn’t been long since bitcoin broke the ground in 2009, turning the monetary landscape upside down. With its decentralized nature and exceptional privacy, cryptocurrency quickly became popular among young people trying to make quick money.

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Quarantine Stories: How We Get Our Nature Fix

Nature Conservancy - Science

How are you getting your quarantine nature fix? Here are our stories. Ideas Outdoor Rec Wildlife

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How to Make Your Lifestyle Greener

Green Prophet

Forest bathing greens everything, inside and out. Are you looking to live a greener lifestyle and become more environmentally-conscious?

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Science finds a way to stop cow farts

Green Prophet

Ideally we should all be living like this, with our own personal cow. Until that happens new research finds a way to slow methane development in cow stomachs. Gorgit Yaylas?, Artvin, Turkey. Ben-Gurion University in Israel has successfully manipulated a cow’s microbiome for the first time.

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“Sin City” Casinos Want to Use Renewable Energy 

Green Prophet

If you want to make forward-looking decisions, save money in the long run, and make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection, you can’t avoid renewable or green energy. Every day more and more households are trying to use renewable energy.

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A sliver of farmland to create an eco fertilizer farm

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Switchgrass or sweet sorghum could do a regular farm into an eco-er farm. . Farmers dump nitrogen on nutrient empty soil so we can have tacos, cereal, a fresh salad. High use also devastates nearby rivers, lakes and seas.

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Linking plant prosperity to our prosperity, using big data and AI

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Vegetation models don’t just look good on Instagram. Plants and vegetation and the way they grow play a critical role in supporting life on Earth. And your life too. How will coronavirus affect farms and output next year or the next 10 years?

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