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Enjoy Innovative Electronic Music = Help Endangered Birds

10,000 Birds

Do you want to help endangered birds? How about helping with conservation of cool tropical birds by listening to innovative electronic music?

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Introduction to Cannabinoids: 7 Cannabinoids You Should Know

Green Prophet

The hemp industry is growing larger every year, and alongside this explosive growth, our knowledge of hemp and the compounds it contains is also increasing.

2020 91

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Forest Surprise: A Wolf Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

What happens when the coyote you see on your morning hike isn't a coyote, but a lone Mexican grey wolf on a walkabout. Wildlife Endangered Species Wolves

2020 89

What It’s Like to Be a Bird: A Review of the New Sibley Book

10,000 Birds

“Look around, look around…” The refrain is from Hamilton , a demand and a plea to look with the brain and the heart and then to look again.

2020 219

Birding in the Delhi area Part 2

10,000 Birds

As I simply saw too many interesting birds during my short Delhi birding trip in 2019, I decided to cover the trip in two separate posts. Having a scientific background, I correctly posted part 1 before part 2, which is below.

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Into the Florida Woods for the Holiday Weekend

10,000 Birds

During the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend, thousands of people headed to the coast – at least to the beaches that were still open during covid-19. Yet, because of the pandemic, the idea of hitting the crowded sand with a gazillion of other people was frankly terrifying.

2020 169

My Northern Birds

10,000 Birds

One of the ways I could describe the unique mix of birds I can see here in southwestern Mexico, would be to divide our species into five categories. The invasive species are few, but, unfortunately, very numerous. Our endemics are many and wonderful, but mostly not all that common.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2020?

10,000 Birds

While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are just getting used to the idea of summer, birds have been in tune with the season for a while. From a phenological perspective, we are mired in the middle of the current season, which typically means minimal avian diversity.

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Windjana Gorge in 2020

10,000 Birds

As we all well know there is something very different about 2020. Following on from our first camping trip for 2020 we took another camping trip a bit further afield.

2020 162

Living in Paradise

10,000 Birds

As is standard operating procedure, once a song gets stuck in your head you must pass it off to someone else.

2020 159

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2020)

10,000 Birds

Summer felt officially “on” this weekend in many parts of the northern hemisphere. That summer generally signals a decline in local avian diversity probably hasn’t sunken in yet, but rest assured the birds you saw this weekend may grow tiresome in another month.

2020 159

Kings County Brewing Collective: Penguins in Space

10,000 Birds

In the course of our nearly weekly reviews here at Birds and Booze, we’ve come across an impressive variety in the depictions of birds on packages of beer, wine, cider, and spirits.

2020 149

Beats the Beltway: a review of Bruce Beehler’s book “Natural Encounters”

10,000 Birds

In his blog, Birds and Nature North America, the peripatetic Bruce Beehler professes to cover not just what the title says, but also American culture, American history, and “stories of back-roads travel and camping.”

2020 151

Proud Tahini company gets boycotted for being gay

Green Prophet

Nazareth-based Al Arz, maker of a popular tahini paste is coming under fire from the Arab population for its support of the Arab LGBTQ community. Thankfully you can still find pasta that doesn’t p**s off gay people.

2020 88

Saudi Arabia building world’s largest green hydrogen plant at Neom

Green Prophet

A rendering of Neom, an intentional futuristic city breaking ground on the Red Sea of Saudi Arabia. The American gas giant Air Products & Chemicals announced this week that it will build the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia.

Can Duck Poop Spread Invasive Fish?

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows carp eggs can remain viable after passing through a duck’s digestive tract. Fish & Fisheries Birds Fish Fisheries Invasive Species

2020 84

Does Eco-Friendly Travel Truly Exist?

Green Prophet

Glamping in Odom in the mountains of Lebanon. Being born of nomadic ancestors, it’s little wonder so many of us have been struck by wanderlust. Travelling has the ability to make us feel connected and displaced.

2020 78

Goats – your new firefighting friends

Green Prophet

The group in question consists of about 160 goats, sheep, cows, and camels. As strange as it may sound, but grazing, especially goats, has been found in many studies as an effective way to reduce the risk of extensive fires.

2020 75

Meet the Mountain Chickadee

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fascinating facts about a lesser-known relative of the black-capped chickadee. Wildlife Birds

2020 75

Can smelling cannabis unlock antiviral protection?

Green Prophet

Cannabis has a strong smell right? That strong odor has molecules that can work as medicine. Bach flowers on steroids to the rescue. Burning incense may work to keep away the bad jujus and the jinn. My family did it during our corona lockdown. Aromatherapy was serious business in Ancient Egypt.

2020 73

Bio Jewelry That Helps The Planet And Looks Good

Green Prophet

Here a caddisfly larva builds its own encrusted gold case. A bird would do this too if you gave it golden twine. The ethics of this is questionable. Products that provide environmental, economic, and social benefits are known as sustainable goods or bioproducts.

2020 65

Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

Green Prophet

Solar power plant is Israel is totally Solarpunk. Between March and April, the Israeli government incrementally established isolation guidelines to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

2020 63

Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

Green Prophet

Last year’s e-waste weighed substantially more than all the adults in Europe, or as much as 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2. Another metric: 15 pounds for ever person on earth, every year. Wonder why the planet is lashing back with plagues like Covid-19 , floods, global warming?

2020 62

Why Installing an MVHR Unit is a Great Way to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

Green Prophet

Start a green business, inside a tiny home. Keeping expenses and overhead low. A mechanical ventilation heat recovery or MVHR system is based on a heat exchanger that transfers heat from outgoing to incoming air in your ventilation system.

2020 59

Bats can add the Empire State Building to their BatMap GPS

Green Prophet

Bats are like your boyfriend. They might not be good at reading maps because they focus on landmarks. For the first time in history, researchers at Tel Aviv University tracked fruit bats from birth to maturity, in an attempt to understand how they navigate when flying long distances.

2020 57

Why Boxed Water is Really Better than Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles

Green Prophet

Is boxed water better? The world has witnessed many amazing environmental benefits this year as Coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders resulted in drastic global pollution and carbon emission cuts in a matter of months.

2020 52

Ventilation System with Heat Recovery To Help Combat Covid-19

Green Prophet

The outbreak of Covid-19, and the impact it has had on the world, has changed the way we live and how we think about many social situations. Masks are becoming more and more common when people are outdoors and in public spaces. The air we breathe has suddenly come under extra scrutiny.

2020 52

Noradrenaline and how we sleep deep

Green Prophet

Sleeping like a baby? Or not sleeping deep at all? It’s all about noradrenaline, find Israeli researchers in new study. Having a hard time sleeping during Covid? Or maybe you are sleeping better because you have less stressors from the commute? Or maybe you are self-medicating with CBD ?

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