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Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

EBird! It’s part of modern birding. In some parts of the world, it seems like most birders use it, myself included and why not? Make a bird list for anywhere, anytime and on a hand held device! Don’t have a connection? No problem! Note birds the old fashioned way (that would be writing on paper) and submit those observations back at the homestead or wherever you have a connection.

Ivy in the woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A great many of – often rather uneducated – people believe that ivy, climbing up trees harms the trees and strangles them but this is not the case. Unfortunately some people, alas, will not be told and, illegally, if they are not the owners of the woods, will cut the ivy and remove it. A good amount of ivy in the woods is good.

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The Holidays Are a Great Time To Talk About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four essential things you can tell your family about climate change. Climate Change Climate

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3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

Green Prophet

Greta is not going to be happy. Three stark reports on the rising carbon emissions and impacts on global temperatures have been released in the last week. The reports lay bare the horrific state of climate breakdown and its impacts across the globe whilst indicating the solutions are available to make possible meeting the goals set out under the Paris agreement. .

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Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

10,000 Birds

Not all birds are created equal. The Resplendent Quetzal boasts a tail so long that people travel the world to admire it. The Sword-billed Hummingbird puts its less endowed kin to shame. Penguins are, obviously, penguins, which makes them awesome. These are the kinds of birds even those barely cognizant of nature recognize, appreciate, and aspire to. Central Africa has one of those birds. Nothing on Earth quite resembles the Shoebill.

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Stockholm Fashion Week Canceled—for the Planet

Eco Chic

Photo credit: Johannes Berg/Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. In a surprising move, the Swedish Fashion Council recently canceled Stockholm Fashion Week in the name of sustainability. Think about it: Fashion weeks the world over consume an incredible amount of resources, racking up the greenhouse gas emissions as fashion insiders convene to check out new collections in cities around the world. . “If

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6 Best Fat Tire Electric Scooters And How to Choose Them

Icebike

The best fat tire electric scooter has a durable battery, runs smoothly and is safe to use on the road. Too many times, safety is sacrificed with electric scooters. But as seen on the streets, even inexperienced and carefree cyclers can safely ride a fat tire electric scooter as they are very stable. A fat tire electric scooter rides both on the streets and the sidewalk. Table of Contents. What is a Fat Tire Electric Scooter? Which is the best – Fat Tire or Normal Tire Electric Scooter?

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Birding Taman Negara, or the dubious joys of rainforest birding

10,000 Birds

Michael Herr (and other people before him) once stated that “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” When replacing “terror” with “excitement”, this sounds a lot like birding in tropical rainforests to me. You have probably experienced it yourself: You prepare yourself well for a birding trip, looking at trip reports, eBird lists, bird guides, etc.

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Creating habitat

10,000 Birds

I love living in central Mexico, and miss very few things about living in the U.S. Of course, I also love birding in Mexico, with its 1,000+ species, and seemingly infinite variety of habitats. But, just occasionally, I feel a twinge of jealousy towards my northern companions. I generally wait until we make one of our rare visits to the States to buy my optics, as both price and variety are much better there.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2019)

10,000 Birds

When did birding become so intimately intertwined with technology? Obviously, those who seek the best views often aspire to the best optics, which we can all agree are modern miracles of science. But beyond space age gear and technical fabrics, birding also seems to demand a strong, unbroken connection to the internet.

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A pelican in the poo pond

10,000 Birds

Most birders that have spent any amount of time chasing down our fine feathered friends have learned that most cities waste treatment facilities are incredible magnets for many species of birds. One of the small cities south of Tucson Arizona, Amado, has a very small pond, right along highway 19, also known as the Nogales Highway. While there is actually limited access to this facility, there is a small parking area along a frontage road that allows a birder to see all but the closest bank.

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New report: American consumers want ‘Save the Planet’ over growing economy

Green Prophet

American consumers are more concerned about the planet than steady economic growth, new report. But they are two-faced: they may care, but they don’t act accordingly to what they believe. . The environment should be an economic priority even if it leads to slower growth, and companies that fail to adapt their business models will face consumer backlash, according to findings of the latest ING International Survey.

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Fisker gives Musk fans a better electric SUV lease deal

Green Prophet

Available in 2021 and to lease less than $40,000 USD, how can anyone (even vegans) resist this all electric option Ocean invented by Fisker. Fisker, designer and manufacturer of eco-friendly electric vehicles (and the best gardening knives and non electric lawn mowers!) – has opened reservations for the world’s easy to lease electric luxury SUV, arriving in 2022. It’s called the The Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV. Reservations are set at $250 (U.S.)

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Self medicate with CBD for relieving stress, menstrual cramps and aid sleep

Green Prophet

CBD helps with sleep. Gummies are one way to self-medicate. It’s known by the medical world that cannabis in all its forms can ail a spectrum of health problems and in some cases even help some disappear forever. When we talk about cannabis it’s as wide as a shelf of vitamin supplements at Trader Joes. . Cannabis otherwise known as marijuana or medical marijuana is a complicated plant that may have co-evolved with us humans.

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Tips for giving the ultimate kind of charity

Green Prophet

Hydroponics farming is a good solution for growing food in countries where water is scarce. A USAID program gives training to local farmers so they can grow their own food and livelihood. This couple is from Jordan. . The holiday season of Christmas in North America and Europe is packed with spending and gift-giving, especially with emphasis from major consumer holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Invest in “climate nice” rice bonds

Green Prophet

You might invest in coffee or gold. But if you invest in climate-nice rice production, the cornerstone of global food security you will be doing a better thing for this planet. . New reports suggest climate change is worse than we thought (we’ve made Greta real mad ). Other new reports say that Americans care more about the planet than economic growth. If so, let them eat rice. Invest in rice bonds! . 3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore.

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Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Green Prophet

Thailand is breathtaking for anyone, but for people from the Middle East it is an obvious and a close playground. Hear Hebrew and Arabic everywhere and touch down at this lesser explored part of the country’s paradise – Chiang Mai. The steep northern parts of Thailand are vast wild settlers, an ancient culture that is hidden, beautiful, and rare in nature. However, as the region is becoming more open to tourism, it is necessary to consider the location and environment as well.

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Ancient farm in Spain gets UN recognition

Green Prophet

The UN recognizes the importance of ancient Spanish farming techniques. With climates similar to the Levant and influenced by North Africa, there is so much the Middle East can learn from Spain. A 1,200-year-old farming and fishing site known as the “Horta” (garden) of Valencia has been recognized on the register of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) , managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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New chemo protocol zaps only liver cancer cells

Green Prophet

A liver cancer diagnosis is a terrible one, because you can’t use chemo to treat it. There is not a lot of treatments to help you. My dad died from liver cancer a year ago. I am crossing my fingers that a new selective chemo drug may be on the way. . It is a feeling that many who receive a cancer diagnosis can identify with: heartbreak and fear, followed by hopes that chemotherapy will save the day.

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The Best Ways for Eco-Traveling

Green Prophet

The Best Ways for Eco-Traveling. Adult tricycles have never looked so sexy. Especially if you are peddling one for the environment. Parents use them to take their kids to school. Emissions counters use them for moving stuff safely and greenly around the city. Would you ride a trike? Traveling has become a very trendy activity for several reasons. It lets the person broaden the horizon, see other cultures, and meet new people.

Get to Know the Variety of Deck Railings

Green Prophet

Deck railings are highly visible, so you need to carefully consider the patterns, materials, and style. Railings on elevated decks are essential for safety purpose. Several railing designs are available that can transform your deck appearance. . Common materials applied for deck balustrade. Wood – Offers classic look and style. Steel – Can be chosen in a variety of forms including nickel and copper. Aluminum – It is light-weight yet adds strength to the railing.

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How To Make Decorating Your Home More Sustainable

Green Prophet

When you are decorating your home, you need to make sure that you are doing it in a way that is good for the environment. It can be easy to overspend on materials and do it in a harmful way but if you make some changes at the start then you can really make a difference. From the materials you choose to shopping around for the perfect deal, there are plenty of ways you can create your ideal sustainable home no matter what your budget might be. Choosing Your Flooring.

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Pacific Gulls in a paddock

10,000 Birds

In Broome we only have Silver Gulls , but in the south of Australia there are also some much larger gulls. Pacific Gulls- Larus pacificus are generally found on the coast. However, after rain the Pacific Gulls can be observed among the dairy cows in paddocks close to the coast. The presence of the dairy cows helps you to comprehend the size of these large gulls. Other birds found among the dairy cows in this situation are Common Starling , Australian Raven and Cattle Egrets.

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Right Brain Brewery: Northern Hawk Owl Amber Ale

10,000 Birds

Today is Black Friday, the notoriously chaotic and sometimes violent shopping day that comes a day after American Thanksgiving.

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