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One Blustery Morning on a Desert Island

10,000 Birds

As birders, we’re all well aware of our brain whipping our body awake at some ungodly hour, no matter how tightly wrapped in the sheets we may be. Last year, I was on transit via Curaçao – twice on a single round trip.

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Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History

Nature Conservancy - Science

The myths and natural history behind the holiday mistletoe tradition. The post Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Natural History Plants

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1 in 7 cosmetics products contain asbestos?

Green Prophet

Take a deep breath before you take that selfie. About one in 7 products contain asbestos if they are made with talc. .

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Personal Development Plan

The Green Changemakers

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Nanhui, Shanghai in late autumn

10,000 Birds

November and early December can be a frustrating time here at Nanhui – on the one hand, there are fewer and fewer birds as migration slows down.

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50 Fish, 50 States: Cutthroat Connections

Nature Conservancy - Science

A search for native cutthroats offers connections in a crazy year. The post 50 Fish, 50 States: Cutthroat Connections appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries From the Field 50 Fish, 50 States Fish Fisheries

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Human’s built mass equals planet’s biomass

Green Prophet

Dubai’s sustainability pavillion = more man-made mass. Concrete, steel, pavement. A new study finds we are doubling the mass of the human-made, “anthropogenic” part of the world every twenty years and the curve is not flattening. We now have as much human-made mass as earth’s biomass. .

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Splitsville

10,000 Birds

I suspect that most non-birders don’t particularly like the word “split”, since the first thing that it brings to mind is perhaps a bad end to a romance, or in the worst case, a divorce.

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In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain

Nature Conservancy - Science

A freshwater ecologist reflects on protecting Colombia’s special rivers. The post In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field

How to play an intuitive music instrument?

Green Prophet

My husband is a musician who built a foundation for ethnic music in the Middle East. He can play many instruments and they took years to learn. Usually when you play one string instrument well, like the guitar, you can pick up others with ease, like the banjo or the Turkish jumbush.

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Rose Burillo – Tex Mex Foods Which Get Confused As Mexican

Eco Friendly Daily

There are two forms of Mexican food , there is the authentic Mexican cuisine and there is Tex-Mex, and across the world generally we find Tex-Mex. There are many dishes therefore which are widely thought as being Mexican which in fact are Tex-Mex.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2020)

10,000 Birds

The winds of December blow in a dramatic shakeup of birding conditions in most parts of the world, especially the ones with fair odds of a white Christmas.

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Grave’s Values Model for Psychological Development

The Green Changemakers

by Scott Jeffrey Why do you humans have so much conflict with one another? How can two intelligent beings be unable to see eye to eye? What’s at the root of so much of our internal conflict and our frequent inflexibility to adopt different perspectives? The model described below addresses all of these questions and more. If you’re interested in understanding human behavior, psychological development, cultural dynamics, leadership, and communication, jump in!

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DIY Solar – Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?

Green Prophet

As promoters of sustainable living and solar energy , we get this question all the time. Should I go solar? And if you look around solar panels are everywhere today. You can even find them at Costco along with a riding lawnmower and a she-cave.

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Ali Ata Talks About The Real Estate Boom

Eco Friendly Daily

After reaching all-time high average sales and prices, Ali Ata believes that the housing market still has lots of room to run. The price levels had outpaced income growth early this year and became unsustainable. However, record-low mortgage rates lit a new fire in the market.

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Collaborative list – November 2020

10,000 Birds

Who remembers birding parties? This virus just won’t give up. With some of the beats locked down still, or again, the birding has been patchy.

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De Grey River rest area

10,000 Birds

The De Grey River rest area is a good place to take a break if you are travelling the long journey between the two towns of Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia. After over 500 kms most people need to at least stretch their legs before they get to Port Hedland.

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Greencells heats up green bonds with EU 15 Million

Green Prophet

The Greencells office at Masdar, the net-zero city in the Emirates. Greencells, a German-founded, globally active builder of utility-scale solar power plants with offices at Masdar in the United Arab Emirates announced raising EU 15 Million with its Green Bond, secured at 6.5% between 2020 to 2025.

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The Roomba for solar panels goes public and is valued at $300M

Green Prophet

Ecoppia , a robot to clean PV photovoltaic solar panels, launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), after successfully completed the public tender phase. This is after a significant raise this summer. . Ecoppia secured $82.5

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How to Easily Purify Your Tap Water

Green Prophet

There are a host of water-borne diseases that can harm you and your family if your water is not properly sanitized.

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Turkey: hot spots for SO2 emissions

Green Prophet

The Rabigh oil and gas hotspot in Saudi Arabia ranked a #2 hotspot, while the country is ranked at #3 as the most polluting for SO2 in the world: Greenpeace. Middle East Records Some of the Highest Global SO2 Emissions.

Seasteading: utopian floating cities or safe haven for western pirates?

Green Prophet

When you think of who inhabits the sea, don’t think of people, you think of fishes. Turtles, dolphins, jellyfish, whales. In Dubai and Oman they have built cities into the sea on fake islands and jetties.

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BRIAN FERDINAND: START A BUSINESS IN ANY ONE OF THESE THREE CITIES

Eco Friendly Daily

Looking to start a business ? Where you choose to start that business matters, according to business expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article on the best places to launch a new business venture.

2020 52

Bryan Cumby – Reasons To Make That Post – Lockdown List

Eco Friendly Daily

After the UK government announced that the nation would be going into a second lockdown, I began to start getting myself prepared, as I was damn sure that I wasn’t going to make the same mistakes that I did the first time around.

2020 52

Steve Fisackerly – Basic Tips On Losing Weight

Eco Friendly Daily

It is fair to say that during this pandemic I have overindulged from time to time and given that, I have developed something of a gut, which didn’t used to be there.

2020 52

6 Types of Water Filtration for Home Use

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s hard to control the quality of municipal or well water. For that reason–and others–you might be in the market for some type of water filtration system. There are many types of water filtration systems available in the market.

2020 52

Thanksgiving at Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. In the cold north of November Niagara, needing to spend the day indoors coincided nicely with weather that invariably involved snow.

Companhia das Lezírias ‘Tyto alba’ Vinhas Protegidas Tinto (2013)

10,000 Birds

I originally reserved this week’s featured wine for a Hallowe’en review that I never got around to writing. The 2013 ‘Tyto alba’ from Companhia das Lezírias is a red wine from Portugal’s Tejo region, and – as you may have guessed from its name – there is in fact a Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) on the label.

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