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Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds: An Identification Guide?A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Be careful how you Google ‘bird of paradise’!

2020 219

Beyond COVID-19, human rights can help save the planet

Green (Living) Review

Council of Europe statement ahead of World Environment Day (June 5) Strasbourg, 04.06.2020 – The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pej?inovi? inovi?

2020 168

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Protected: Ecopsych Training ? Mindfulness in Nature course readings

Indigenize

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Course Readings Spiritual Ecopsychology course ecopsychology mindfulness readings

2020 100

Sustainable urban design in Rotterdam, my hometown

Green Prophet

When thinking about cities in the Netherlands, most people picture canals lined with charming old houses and narrow brick alleyways. Don’t expect to find any of that in Rotterdam. This is not your typical Dutch city.

2020 92

The Crocodile Safari (Botswana)

10,000 Birds

What happens when you put a naturalist in a kayak, adrift in Africa? There are no crocs around here,’ said a smiling bartender. I think the warlord Mzilikazi must have had a similar smile while raiding the Bahurutshe, not far from where I dropped my paddle into the river.

Tips for a Fun Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature Conservancy - Science

Want your kids to have fun in nature? Start a scavenger hunt. From the Field Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

2020 64

Dr. Bruce Lipton: We are Moving into a New Phase of Civilization

The Green Changemakers

By Dr. Bruce Lipton Source: [link] The Truth about 'Chaos' If you have watched the news lately, browsed the web, or even looked out the window, you may have noticed that something is going on.

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Taking Time to #SketchWithSibley

10,000 Birds

David Sibley’s sketch of an Atlantic Puffin. I sat down at my dining room table, its wooden surface covered by a wrinkled white tablecloth scattered with work-from-home items; my laptops, notebooks, a speaker, various dishes and coffee mugs.

2020 164

Environmentalists Cannot Remain Silent on Racism

Nature Conservancy - Science

CEO Jennifer Morris makes a public statement on the recent acts of racism in the United States and ongoing protests spreading around the world. Ideas

2020 62

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020)

10,000 Birds

I can’t recall a year when birders were as thrilled to see the month of May pass as we all are in 2020. I wonder why that is… To add insult to the daily ration of injury, temperatures in Rochester plummeted from sweltering to near-freezing in the space of four days.

2020 164

The Dracula Bird

10,000 Birds

I hope you will forgive my rather lurid title. No, I am not going to tell you about some blood-sucking bird with hypnotic powers. I am only responding to my subjective impression of a single species’ appearance here; specifically, that of the Bronzed Cowbird.

2020 159

Southern Boobook near Broome

10,000 Birds

Two weeks ago I mentioned that we rarely got rain at this time of year. However, sometimes it does rain and on 26th May we had our wettest May day on record for Broome! In town there was 93mm over a couple of hours and the rain has spread throughout the Kimberley in recent days.

2020 159

Starling Spectacle

10,000 Birds

It has often been said that a murmuration of starlings is one of the most spectacular sights in nature. When a huge flock of birds wheels and creates beautiful patterns through the ebb and flow of swirling bodies against a setting sun, all one can do is sit in wonder.

2020 159

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines ? The Curator White Blend (2016)

10,000 Birds

This week’s wine is a very easy-drinking white blend from the South African winery A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines. It’s going to be a pretty easy post for us, too, as there’s not a whole lot going on here bird-wise to discuss. (By By now, Birds and Booze readers know that we’ll gladly take any old bottle with a bird on it for a quick and dirty review for another busy week in this crazy world.)

2020 122

Upcycled oranges are used for CBD in Japan

Green Prophet

CBD is a molecule that’s not only found in cannabis and hemp oil. Japanese researchers squeeze it from oranges too. It takes a plague to figure out where we are putting our fears, our stress, or biggest worries.

2020 87

Ceramic tile factory Turkey produces roof tiles as bird shelters

Green Prophet

The Turks and earlier the Ottomans have a rich tradition for pottery and ceramics. Go travelling to Turkey and you will be either be taken to a dozen pottery factories or a dozen shops to buy a carpet.

2020 83

A holy high? Ancient cannabis traces found at Jewish shrine

Green Prophet

Front view of the shrine at Arad, rebuilt in the Israel Museum. The top down view of the altars show where you can see the black residue of cannabis and frankincense. . A Holy High? It was often suspected to be part of religious rights.

2020 83

Using coronavirus as a restart button for living a sustainable lifestyle

Green Prophet

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has drastically affected the lives of people globally. Some have said that it has shown the worst of people, from hoarding toilet paper, alcohol, and sanitizers to taking advantage of the pandemic for their personal gain.

2020 81

Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Green Prophet

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds.

2020 72

8 Ways to Make Your Home and Business More Sustainable

Green Prophet

Passive house (German: Passivhaus) is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. Despite many denying the existence of climate change, today more than ever are we aware of its effects.

2020 65

How to control the environmental impacts of the internet?

Green Prophet

Loon LLC is an Alphabet Inc. subsidiary working on providing Internet access to rural and remote areas. The company uses high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere at an altitude of 18 km to 25 km to create an aerial wireless network with up to 4G-LTE speeds.

2020 65

Cloud storage is revolutionizing the gaming and business world

Green Prophet

Cloud computing is a recent phenomenon, but it is one that is taking the current digital world by storm. It is a form of technology that uses the internet and remote servers to manage data applications.

2020 60

Finding comfort and love in a plague

Green Prophet

Love is a minefield in good times. In bad times, love might make a bit more sense. It’s like that life raft that the universe sends to us, to give us hope and meaning. To help us navigate the next chapter of our lives, alone or with a spiritual partner?

2020 56

The Best Executive Search Firms to Make Your Business Succeeds

Green Prophet

Millennials want jobs with meaning. Can you get them outdoors or promise that their work will contribute to a brighter future? If yes, you can find a way to attract their skills and loyalty.

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