Sat.Sep 14, 2019 - Fri.Sep 20, 2019

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019)

10,000 Birds

Mid-September conjures up visions of migrating shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl all joining together under ideal natural lighting for one perfect moment of birding. Sometimes, that even happens. At other times, unfortunately, September can make you feel like all those birds did meet, but nobody invited you along. How’s mid-September treating you so far?

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Another daily demand and supply (two in one week!)

Environmental Economics

From the WSJ Micro Weekly Review (reviewed by Edward Scahill, University Of Scranton): Canada’s Oil Market Finds Outlet in U.S. Demand. By Vipal Monga | September 12, 2019. Summary: An increase in the demand for dense crude oil from the U.S. and cuts in production ordered by its government has eased an oil glut in Canada. One year ago, Canadian oil sold at a discount of over $50 per barrel to the U.S. benchmark price as pipeline congestion increased inventories. In 2019, a U.S.

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Mighty Mustelids: Meet the World’s Most Epic Weasels

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fun facts and where to see members of the weasel family, from honey badgers to wolverines to giant otters. From the Field Wildlife Conservation Science Mammal Watching

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UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

Green Prophet

A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy. The government of the United Kingdom has announced their new energy policy, which is called Smart Export Guarantee. It is to replace FIT, which is designed to encourage uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies.

Reminders and Perils of Fall Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Migration is happening. Every birder knows it. Even if we couldn’t find time to raise the bins at a favorite patch, it only takes momentary glances into the sky and hearing chip notes from the trees to remind us that birds are on the move. The old neighborhood standbys are quiet or maybe gone. We don’t see them leave, we can’t know but the absence of local Yellow Warblers and Indigo Buntings gets more real with each passing day.

Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

Here is an example of two curves shifting (supply decrease, demand decrease): Fall typically brings lower gas demand, and the Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly report shows just that. For the week ending on September 13, demand dropped by 900,000 b/d from the previous week to 8.9 million b/d. Additionally, total domestic stocks increased by 800,000 bbl to 229.7 million bbl.

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50 Fish, 50 States: Trout at 11,000 Feet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fishing for a (formerly) extinct fish in the Colorado Rockies. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife 50 Fish, 50 States Conservation Science Fish Outdoor Rec

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Freckled Ducks and field guides

10,000 Birds

Anybody that has spent some time birding and using field guides will soon realise that the field guides are written for humans. Birds do not follow field guides and they are purely written to help us identify which bird species we are most likely to observe at certain locations. Field guides get updated more regularly in some countries than others and the maps get redrawn, but birds continue to go where they please!

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What do title do you tell journals you prefer? Dr.? Prof? Me? I prefer Kentucky Colonel

Environmental Economics

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Wrapping Trees to Find Reptiles

Nature Conservancy - Science

Scientists are searching for rare reptiles by wrapping trees with yoga-matt-like foam. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Herps Restoration

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Sheik Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Is Greening This Low-Key Emirate

Green Prophet

Ras Al Khaimah doesn’t have the global profile of Dubai or the economic heft of Abu Dhabi. But that doesn’t mean this low-key emirate isn’t an international leader. Under the wise and steady leadership of His Highness, Sheik Saud , ruler of RAK, the emirate has embarked upon an ambitious environmental program that’s quickly emerging as a model for other Middle Eastern nations. .

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Fall migration brings rarities to Tucson

10,000 Birds

When you think of Southeast Arizona Birding, and the unique birds that can be found there, it conjures thoughts of roadrunners, hummingbirds, trogons, and the many other desert residents. In the last few days, we have had a couple of avian visitors that are well outside the norm. We are right in the middle of the fall migration, so new and unusual species is not without some expectations.

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Preventing Rape in the Congo Fights Deforestation—Here’s How

Eco Chic

Aerial view of the Lukenie River as it meanders through the Central Congolese lowland forests of the DRC. Image by Valerius Tygart via Wikimedia Commons. Tackling sexual violence against women in the Congo is a direct way to fight deforestation. . Let me explain: Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, second only to that of the Amazon Basin.

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Life Coaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] What good is life coaching? Why do I need someone to tell me how to live my life? Am I not capable of being my best self on my own? These are questions that many people ask themselves, which makes sense given the overall misunderstanding of what life coaching entails, as well as how good life coaches empower clients to create a more fulfilling life. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of being.

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Top 5 Things You Should Stop Doing in Order to Protect the Environment

Green Prophet

Vertical forests and gardens on buildings is one way to cut your carbon footprint. Thanks to experts, more and more people are now being made aware of the importance of protecting the environment. However, a lot of us are still not aware that some of the things that we do every single day have negative effects on the environment in one way or another.

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10,000 Birds

We all have them: families of birds that are maddeningly similar, forever leaving nagging doubts about our identifications. Gulls. Terns. New World Warblers in non-reproductive plumage. “Old World” Warblers, any time of the year. Empidonax flycatchers, oh God, Empidonax flycatchers. Someday I will get up the nerve to write about the ten, yes, TEN Empidonax species I believe I have seen in my little corner of Mexico.

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Birding Cape Town

10,000 Birds

In November 2018, I spent a few days birding in Cape Town, South Africa. While apparently not the safest of places, it is a great spot to see birds. Here are some of my sightings. An absolute highlight were the African Penguins at Boulders Beach. The colony is a proper tourist attraction with an entrance fee and way too many people, but the penguins still make it worth going.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2019?

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As we lean into the second half of September, we birders should be prepared for anything. The weather and avifauna may resemble that of the passing season, the current one, or basically anything else. Embrace the uncertainty! Despite a very busy work weekend, I’ll be looking for chances to chase down some of the shorebirds still missing from my year list before they depart for good. Corey will position himself in coastal Queens to catch all the southbound migrants he can find.

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New Haunts: Wakulla Springs State Park

10,000 Birds

Moving means finding your new birding haunts. We all have them: our favorite places to take friends and family when they visit, the bird-friendly areas we pop in on when we have the chance, the landscapes that entrance us. Now that I live away from the beach, Wakulla Springs has become that place for me. My mom – a true angel – arrived on a Friday evening to spend a week with me, unloading boxes and helping pick out furniture.

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Quintas das Arcas: Bicudo Vinho Verde (2017)

10,000 Birds

I haven’t yet been birding in Europe but whenever I occasionally skim a field guide about the birds on the other side of the Atlantic, I’m always encouraged to find that I’m already familiar with many species found over there, even though most of my birding experience has been limited to eastern North America.

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Power tips for off-grid living

Green Prophet

Hassan Fathy’s off-grid living and architecture inspired generations of architects in the Middle East and beyond. There is something romantic about living off the grid and off our own devices. Every summer I go to Northern Canada with my kids and experiment with off-grid living ideas and applications. While we own 200 acres and the last home on the grid for miles and miles, it is tempting to cut off from the polluting power industry and power our own needs from the sun and Mother Earth. .

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Gadgets Under £50 To Help You Achieve A Greener Home

Green Prophet

Gadgets for the home are a saturated market at the moment with a number of companies producing the next best gadget. But what about gadgets to help your household develop an eco-friendlier lifestyle? With a number of eco-friendly gadgets costing a small fortune, it may seem tempting to apply for quick payday loans online to cover the costs. However, these should be used for financial emergency only, meaning that alternative finance will be needed to cover the cost of any gadget you choose to buy.

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How to Ensure a Safe Playing Area for Children

Green Prophet

Children don’t need too much stuff, just a lot of nature and a safe space for play. Some tips for “green” parents and kids on making that space safe. If you have a business that has a playing area in it, it is your responsibility to ensure that the playing area is safe for children to avoid any child getting hurt. This is also to avoid personal injury litigation in Salt Lake City. You will have to design a playground that is fun for children.

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When to go to Saudi Arabia and Other Travel Tips

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia is poised to open the country to tourism. When it undertakes this historic step, you will be able to visit the country as a tourist. This should happen by the end of 2021. Right now, if you want to visit Saudi Arabia you can only do so as part of a religious pilgrimage. Sometimes the country will allow tourists if it is hosting a prestigious event such as Formula 1 motor racing. The country itself is full of culture and history.

Sesame ideal crop for drought regions in the US

Green Prophet

Tehini and humus. Climate change is a reality. New research shows that drought-tolerant crops like sesame (the main ingredient in tehini!) is an ideal alternative in regions that have relied on cotton or sorghum for this very same reason. Texas has a long history of growing cotton. It’s a resilient crop, able to withstand big swings in temperature fairly well. However, growing cotton in the same fields year after year can be a bad idea. Nutrients can get depleted.

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