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Landfill by Tim Dee: Review

10,000 Birds

I have visited my local landfill for the last seven years, usually several times per winter, only to recently stumble upon a book called the Landfill! While I have written several blogs on the topic (e.g., here and here ), Tim Dee devoted an entire book to it and I just had to read it. “‘I haven’t met people who say, I quite like gulls. You’re either into it, or you’re not. “‘I admit, it’s an acquired taste. Lots of people would prefer other birds.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

A veritable feast of turkey content from our archives. Birds & Birding Birds Wildlife

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Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit

Green Prophet

Oil-powered Shoaiba Desalination plant looks like Gotham City. Desalination used in dry countries like Saudi Arabia is a major cause of greenhouse gases. . It’s kind of like the Shaggy song, even when he’s caught red handed: it wasn’t me. Greenhouse gas production from coal and oil are on the increase. No one is taking responsibility. We are in deep, deep trouble, new UN “Gap” report unveils today. So it’s time to wake up Middle East!

Sustainable Agroforestry Systems and Practices in Agriculture

Greentumble

The practice of cultivating trees on farms alongside other agricultural production has a long history throughout the world. For thousands of years, people have been harvesting fruits and nuts from trees, making hay from the grass underneath or growing staple crops along the natural tree boundary that has defined their property. People have always known that trees have their place on farms. Because…. Trees bring diversity.

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Huizaches, Granjenos, and Nopales

10,000 Birds

Over the past few months, I have attempted to introduce our readers to some of my favorite birding sites around my city of Morelia, Mexico. Along the way, I hope to give you an idea of what birding in Mexico is like. However, I had not yet spoken of one site which is especially dear to me: the area surrounding the church my wife and I pastor. In order to buy a decent-sized property, we went to the zone just beyond the urban area; and without planning it so, we ended up in a very birdy zone.

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Floodplains: Protecting & Restoring an Overlooked Ecosystem

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new tool helps protect the many values of floodplains for people and nature. Ideas TNC Science Water

New vegan milk made from hummus (or chickpeas)

Green Prophet

Chickpeas to feed the world! A new protein is developed that offers an alternative to soy and highly allergenic nut milks. Hummous milk anyone? It’s known as a wonder protein and since the launch of the Impossible Burger based on pea protein, companies around the world are looking to source and manufacture proteins that offer a healthy alternative to meat.

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Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

10,000 Birds

This coming Thursday both Mike and I will be jetting our way to a continent neither of us have ever visited. Yes, we’ll be heading to Africa, more specifically the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda. We’ll be attending the 3rd African Birding Expo and the pre-Expo familiarity tour. You may remember back in 2017 when Nate participated in this trip or maybe you followed along in 2018 as the Birdchick dazzled us with her experiences there.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2019)

10,000 Birds

The rush of migration seems to have ended just about everywhere in the world. Are these, I ask gesturing figuratively around me, all the winter visitors or resident breeders we’ll be observing for the next few months? Thankfully, the answer is no, that the grand dance of avian irruption, digression, and vagary never really ends. Don’t give up on the next season of birding just yet.

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Bar-shouldered Doves in Broome

10,000 Birds

I am not sure how it happened, but I have written 480 posts and somehow not even shared photos of Bar-shouldered Doves. This bird species is usually the first in our garden each morning and the last to leave at the end of the day! The Bar-shouldered Dove is a common bird around Broome and that reason alone is no doubt how it has been omitted over the years that I have been sharing my bird observations with you all. The birds come into our garden for water and shade.

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A couple of California firsts.

10,000 Birds

My sightings of Greater Roadrunners have often proved to be eccentric and unpredictable. Having spent all morning bashing the Sonoran Desert hoping to find my lifer roadrunner for example, I retired to a burger restaurant only to watch Mrs Geococcyx brazenly skip down the drive-through lane and c**k an eye up at the delivery window. All my sightings up until now have come from Arizona.

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Eco products for disinfecting dental surgery instruments and clinical surfaces

Green Prophet

Everyone has teeth. If you don’t take care of them they can be your biggest health problem. Tips for dentists on making sure germs they are exposed to as well as patients are kept under control. Some are good but at the dentist most germs are bad. In dental practices and surgery laboratories, as in all clinical environments, the surfaces of medical devices and objects can become a breeding ground for micro-organisms and therefore constitute a means of transmission of pathologies.

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6 Sustainable Bedroom Hacks for Better Sleep 

Green Prophet

Getting a good night’s sleep comes about from a variety of sustainable and healthy practices. Establishing a regular sleep schedule and bedtime routine can have a significant effect on your sleep health. But did you know that your bedroom can also help you find a better night’s sleep? Recent research highlights the importance of having a comfortable and stress-free environment for adequate sleep. But how can you adjust your sleep space in an eco-friendly way?

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New UN tool can track illegal fishing

Green Prophet

An aerial view of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise and Tunisian tug during a non-violent action to release highly-endangered bluefin tuna from a cage towed by a Tunisian tugboat to a tuna farm where the fish were to be fattened and sold to the market. Greenpeace is in the Mediterranean to take action against the bluefin tuna fishing fleets and to promote marine reserves. It was made to track pirates, but a new UN navigation system can catch illegal fishing boats.

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Risks of designer babies real, new computer sims reveal

Green Prophet

Select for a gene linked to a higher IQ and you might also be selecting for negative traits too, like anorexia. Ever since in vitro fertilization became a reality and scientists began pre-screening embryos for genetic disorders, the fantasy of creating “designer babies” in which parents could select for a group of traits (blonde hair, blue eyes, male/female) took hold of the public’s imagination. The BBC reports how China is doing it already, and others are saying ethically, it’s okay.

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How Can Employers Attract More Millennials?

Green Prophet

Millenials 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. The generational gap has never seemed as wide as it has become today. Ranging from juniors in firms to having nearly two decades of established experience, millennials are the most influential and important demographic when it comes to the workforce.

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A Grad Student’s Guide to Life on A Budget

Green Prophet

Urban Farm School teaches you how to grow food in your city. Maybe you have landed your most treasured dream assignment at school, but you still have to deal with the less pleasant realities of life… When you are going to grad school , you need to save as much money as possible. Creating a budget for your time in grad school will help you manage your finances in the wisest way possible. You simply need to make sure that you have enough money to get through each month.

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Product tracing will drive pollution out of business

Green Prophet

We hate this picture. From the West Bank in Israel all the way to China, children are picking through e-waste for pennies or dollars a day. There is no way to trace the polluters, maybe, until now. Almost every business has promised to reduce its carbon footprint at some point in its existence. However, very few have delivered on their promises, and not even 100% of it was completed.

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Norway: 2019 the highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

Green Prophet

We heard the news, now here are some facts to bring to the dinner table this weekend. The take home message is don’t buy wood from Brazil. Nine thousand seven hundred (9,700) square kilometers of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019. These are very alarming numbers, says Rainforest Foundation Norway. Brazilian authorities today announced the official deforestation figures for the 2019 forest year (August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019).

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Battle Creek Cellars: Unconditional Pinot Noir (2017)

10,000 Birds

Next Thursday is the American Thanksgiving holiday – which means it’s time to trot out that old legend concerning Benjamin Franklin’s opinions on two iconic American birds: The Wild Turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ) and the Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ).

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