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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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This is the second post in the Birding crème de la crème series (the first, focused on southern Asia, is here ). This time we travel to Africa, or to narrow it further, to the Afrotropical region (since the north of the continent avifaunally belongs to the Palearctic).

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Photo for illustration purposes only I am a very strange bird, so people would certainly say, in that I have a serious problem in that I am trying to find a reuse for almost everything.

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The Emirates plan to live on Mars

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Meet Sheikh Mohammed on Mars? In 2017, the Emirates revealed plans to build cities on Mars. It may take four or five generations of scientists to achieve it, each one improving the previous generation’s blueprints as research continues and plans evolve.

Arie Eric de Jong – Why Kanye West Will Be Remembered As One Of the Great Artists

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When we talk about greats in the hip-hop world, the likes of Biggie and Pac, Jay-Z , Nas and Eminem, we are more often than not talking about their ability to rap and create amazing hip-hop songs.

A Slacker’s Guide to Bird Photography (Part One)

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It always surprises me when people compliment my photographs. As I have often commented on this site, I started taking photos of birds only to improve the accuracy of my IDs. And while I put more effort into taking decent photos than I used to, I still don’t do the hard stuff.

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The world has two energy problems

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The rich use too much of it, and the poor have too little. Someone asked: "What's the higher moral imperative preferred? Poverty and reduced living standards commensurate with lower emissions or higher carbon emissions and all the benefits of a modern society?"

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7 tips for an eco-friendly home makeover 

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We all want to do our bit for the environment and the first place you can start is with your home. A few changes here and there can lower your carbon footprint, reduce your emissions and make your living space a little greener for all. .

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2021)

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During the second weekend of the year, even common birds still carry their luster. Enjoy that feeling while you can, because we are still months away from migration! While I sought rarities on the western edge of Rochester this weekend, I came up with entirely common species.


Bodegas Navarro Lopez Laguna de la Nava Gran Reserva (2013)

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I’m moving house at the end of this month, which provided a good opportunity for me to dig around my modest wine cellar – my basement, that is – for any older bottles of aging wine that might be ripe for enjoyment. I figure the less I have to pack, the better.

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What Is Desertification and Why Should You Fight Against It

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Projected Mars Science City village, United Arab Emirates. Desertification has, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), affected the lives of as many as 1.5 billion people, and in the next half-century, will displace around 135 million.

Oxford says Africa’s not going green this decade

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New research from the University of Oxford predicts that total electricity generation across the African continent will double by 2030, with fossil fuels continuing to dominate the energy mix – posing potential risk to global climate change commitments. .


Eco Friendly Daily

When it comes to setting up your own business , you may understandably be eyeing a larger city. Although that may come with more competition, it may also come with more customers. The question now, is, which city should be your business’s home?

Victor Restis Says More Sustainable Practices in International Shipping and Trade Are Long Due

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I believe that global pandemics – COVID-19 for example – is proof that we need to be mindful of how industry and commerce interact with our natural environment and its resources.

Rising S Company – Reminder of The Importance of Survival Planning

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This time lat year I can remember that one of my friends sent me a link to something ‘cool’ in his words, and the link took me to the Rising S Company website.

Cashier Myricks – What Are The Benefits of Digital Nomadism?

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A digital nomad is someone who has made the lifestyle choice to leave the traditional world of working and to instead hit the road and make money as they go.


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You intend to travel much more frequently for work next year than you have in 2020, and you can’t wait to finally hit the open road and the open skies again. The question, though, is, how can you make the most of your travel experiences during the current global pandemic?

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Enrico Andreoli Montreal and More, Where to Travel To Post-Pandemic

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It is fair to say that each and every one of us is tired and sick of this pandemic situation. With this being said however, there is very little that we can do about it. One thing which many of us are doing, is to look ahead to the many destinations which we may travel to once all of this is done.

Proposed Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act – Part II

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently finalized a rule regarding its narrowing interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). However, it is unlikely that this rule will stand long enough for it to be implemented on its effective date of February 8, 2021.

Australian Hobby breeding in Broome

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One of the advantages of cycling around Broome on the many bike paths is that you observe more birds than you would if you travelled by vehicle. For most of the year the weather is perfect for cycling and when there is cyclonic weather about it is not recommended that you travel at all.

Like tree rings, desalination heavy metals now mapped from seashells

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Photomicrograph of shell structures. The mechanism that controls the creation of shells is still a mystery. Pali Nalu / Flickr. Princeton grad Prof. Sigal Abramovich has a mission.

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Snow Geese in Florida

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By their very name, most would assume you can’t spot Snow Geese in Florida. The Sunshine State isn’t known for its massive snow drifts, nor for the massive flocks of Snow Geese that grace states like Texas and New Mexico every winter.