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Cold, Wind, and Quetzals

10,000 Birds

Cold is subjective. At least how a person feels about temperature. It’s true! I have heard many people in Costa Rica mention the freezing cold weather, or how cold it is… when it’s 65 degrees. If I had grown up only knowing warm, humid weather, I would feel the same.

Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert

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Planting trees to help birds adapt to climate change is the latest chapter in a history of Amargosa River conservation. The post Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert appeared first on Cool Green Science. Climate Change Wildlife Birds Climate Forests Restoration TNC Science

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Bethlehem’s Patron Saint of Puppies

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Diana Babish with a puppy she has rescued from the streets of Bethlehem | Photo: Catholic News Agency. If you’ve traveled to India, Mexico, Amman, Jordan –– you see that dogs don’t have it so good. They are kicked, wounded, abused, and in some places poisoned or shot on sight, nursling puppies killed in front of their mothers and then left to rot in a garbage dumpster. Or litters of puppies and kittens tossed out of the windows of speeding cars. Or puppies kicked around like soccer balls.

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

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Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today. We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. Each species plays an important role within the larger web of life.

Celebrate Birding Tourism This Month with 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

The global pandemic and resulting social distancing dystopia triggered by novel coronavirus affected virtually everyone on Earth, but not all in the same way. Many lost lives, while others lost livelihoods.

Can Freshwater Reserves Protect Tropical Fish Diversity?

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A new paper details the conservation success of community-led freshwater reserves in Thailand. The post Can Freshwater Reserves Protect Tropical Fish Diversity? appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Conservation Science Fish Fisheries Protected Areas Water

Tips While Choosing Gray Kitchen Cabinets

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Gray is a Pantone color of the year this year along with yellow. Its versatile in that you don’t need to change it with the weather or trends. A kitchen that you design well with quality fixtures, means a kitchen that will last, which means it’s more eco than one renovated every 10 years.

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So Far, So-So

10,000 Birds

As I mentioned last week, 2021 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. You might imagine this is because of pandemic restrictions, but actually, that hasn’t been a big problem, as long as I keep my birding local.

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Come to Finca Luna Nueva Lodge in Costa Rica!

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic. Please consider using the services described in this post or any of the other posts we are sharing this February. Welcome back to the paradise of birding in the Arenal region of Costa Rica!

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2021)

10,000 Birds

Can you believe that we’re already one-twelfth of the way through this year? One can only hope 2021 gets more exciting–in a good, healthy, and interconnected way, of course–in the coming months.

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Birding Portal, Arizona

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Here are some of the questions that were running through my mind as I read Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl : (a) Is ornithological research always this dangerous? (b) b) Who will play author Jonathan C. Slaght in the film version? because, if the film rights to this book have not been snapped up yet, Hollywood is making a huge mistake) (c) Will I ever see a Blakiston’s Fish Owl?

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Come to Brazil with Boute Expeditions

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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The Metamorphosis

10,000 Birds

As the Purple Swamphen awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, it found himself transformed into a Grey-headed Swamphen.

Kimberley Flycatcher

10,000 Birds

Last week I introduced you to the Kimberley Flycatcher – Microeca tormenti. This species is easier to find in Derby than Broome and the Derby wharf is a good place to go and observe them.

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We started eating olives 500 years after discovering olive oil

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The earliest evidence found to date concerning the production of olives for eating, dating back some 6,600 years, has been found at the submerged chalcolithic site Hishulei Carmel, off the coast at Haifa.

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Women and men in sync hormonally in January and August

Green Prophet

Our minds may be affected by winter’s long nights or spring flowers, but what about our bodies? A new study at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel reveals that our hormones also follow a seasonal pattern.

Improving the Air Quality and Energy Efficiency of Your Home

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Houseplants filter air pollution. But there are other things you can do to make sure your indoor space is healthy. Indoor air quality is often worse than that of the outside air. That’s tragic that we may spend half or more of our time inside of our homes. Yet we consume energy trying to maintain the comfort of our homes and opening a window to let in fresh air wastes electricity. What is the solution? Here are a few tips for improving the air quality and energy efficiency of your home.

BMW makes sustainable aluminium with Dubai’s Sun

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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced that the BMW Group is the first customer for EGA’s CelestiAL aluminium , made with the power of the desert sun. EGA has supplied metal to BMW Group since 2013 for use in the German carmaker’s engines and other parts.

Empowering consumers: Rio Tinto’s aluminum becomes accountable upstream and down, on the blockchain

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Tracking and tracing a box of shoes with a barcode on its shipping journey from China to America is easily done with a hand scanner.

6 Health benefits of salmon for brain, heart, and skin health

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Salmon is sometimes called a super-food because of how much benefit consuming it has for your overall health. But what are the specific benefits of eating salmon over all the other sources of protein that are available?

5 Signs It’s Time To Find A New Accountant

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Your eco business was already running on a dream and a prayer. How can you make it sustainable and secure as any other kind of business? A great accountant can help. Find one that works paperless too.

Tips and Tricks to Increase Sales Through Free Shipping

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Maybe you are makers like these guys from Havie. You spend so much time in your craft and money too – should you offer free shipping through platforms like Etsy? .

Smarties at Oxford says cycling impacts the planet

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Cycling, e-biking or walking can help tackle the climate crisis – even if you swap the car for active transport just one day a week – according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit.

How Healthy is the Ocean? Technology and Big Data Have the Answer

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Oceans sustain life on this planet. Ocean ecosystems provide seafood that one in seven people in the world rely on for survival. But climate change, marine habitat destruction, pollution and overfishing are threatening ocean health and the critical benefits it… The post How Healthy is the Ocean? Technology and Big Data Have the Answer appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Biodiversity + The Ocean

Opportunities to Improve Fisheries Management through Innovative Technology and Advanced Data Systems

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In this study, published in Fish and Fisheries, the authors describe the current status, challenges and future directions of high-tech data systems in fisheries management in order to understand what has limited their adoption. A lack of fishery data leads to uncertainty… The post Opportunities to Improve Fisheries Management through Innovative Technology and Advanced Data Systems appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Biodiversity + The Ocean

King David’s Purple Cloth Unearthed

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Maybe King David’s palace was a temporary shelter in nature? Finding of kingly cloth sheds light. A rare bit of royal robe dyed in ancient purple was unearthed in a mine in southern Israel for the first time. Thousands of years ago Jews wore threads of this blueish purple to remind them to pray, a tradition carried on until today. The blue-ish purple cloth was also used to dye robes for kings and priests. The cloth was found in Timna , a site of ancient copper mines. .

Chacachacare Island

10,000 Birds

In contemplating a title for this blog post, I vacillated between historical and geological references. Then it hit me that the name of the island itself is rather exotic sounding. Chacachacare (pronounced shaka-shaka-reh ) is the westernmost of the Bocas islands off the northwestern tip of Trinidad.

Why the Green New Deal is More Prevalent and Necessary Than When it was First Proposed

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Let’s just get this out of the way first, climate change is real and it is a direct consequence of our lack of regard for the scientific data. Whether everyone can agree to that statement is a different argument, but for the purpose of this article, let’s accept it. By refusing to acknowledge this threat, we are unquestionably years behind creating solutions.

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