Sat.Jun 01, 2019 - Fri.Jun 07, 2019

Birding Morelia

10,000 Birds

If you are like me, you can get a fair amount of birding done while traveling with your non-birder spouse… as long as you make sure you visit places with lots of other interesting activities, to keep that spouse happy.

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Dumping garden waste in woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people believe that dumping their garden waste in woods, parks and the countryside is a good idea as it goes back into soil but far from it. This practice actually spreads diseases as well as invasive species.

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Quote of the Day: Word Salad

Environmental Economics

“I did say, ‘Well, the United States right now has among the cleanest climates there are based on all statistics.’ And it’s even getting better because I agree with that we want the best water, the cleanest water. It’s crystal clean, has to be crystal clean clear.”.

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Seven US Species Invading Other Countries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Your backyard bullfrogs, squirrels, turtles and fish are all invasive species elsewhere in the world. Wildlife Birds Invasive Species

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Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

A feather is a magical thing. There is a wonder to its construction and color, a mystery that goes beyond what we know anatomically about how feathers function.

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Off the boil: Mayor’s cashback scheme fails

Green (Living) Review

The Mayor has pulled the plug on a £10 million boiler cashback scheme as only two projects ever got off the ground – Caroline Russell AM discovered the money has been ‘diverted’ to business projects instead.

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Graphic of the Day: If it quacks like a tax.

Environmental Economics

Econ 101: Tariffs ARE taxes.    That's all

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THE QUEST FOR THE RAREST OWL OF INDIA

10,000 Birds

It’s still dark at 5 am when the alarm on my mobile phone wakes me up in a spacious guest house room in Chikhaldara (Maharashtra, central India)… morning after morning after morning… I am getting tired, but the reason behind it was one rare bird – so rare that I have traveled 6000 kilometers to search tropical dry deciduous forests of the Satpura range just to look for the endemic and critically endangered Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti ).

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What Happened to the Schomburgk’s Deer?

Nature Conservancy - Science

When I visit natural history museums, my first stop is often to check out any extinct animal specimens. As I stare at the faded skins and glass eyes, I try to imagine what the creature looked like in real life. […].

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Sustainable Diet and Sustainable Finance E-courses

The Green Changemakers

You have two homes: Earth and your body. Your daily food choices affect both of them! Learn how to lead a climate-friendly and sustainable lifestyle. Watch the video preview below and enroll today [link] Investments we make today will affect our world tomorrow!

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Lebanese monkey escapes across border, drives Israelis bananas!

Green Prophet

A frisky little monkey has been spotted in northern Israel after apparently crossing the heavily militarized Lebanese /Israeli border. According to a local Lebanese news report, the monkey had escaped from the farm of French nun in the Qouzah village in Bint Jbeil.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of June 2019?

10,000 Birds

Migration may be officially/unofficially over ( who’s in charge of calling these things anyway? ) but we can still hope for a few slowpokes and stragglers left to find. Get out there and shake the bushes–metaphorically, of course–to see what unexpected delights June may yet offer.

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Birding Pulau Ubin-Singapore

10,000 Birds

Pulau Ubin is a small island off the north-east coast of Singapore that is easily reached by a small boat from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The small boats do not leave in either direction until there are 12 passengers and each passenger pays SGD3 cash for each journey.

Aslin Beer Company/Two Roads Brewing Company: Under the Wire

10,000 Birds

To birders, the search for raptors perched at the very tops of telephone poles, or for neatly arranged rows of sparrows or buntings sitting on the low-slung lines draped between them is one of the chief joys of any drive through the country.

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The Amusing Case of the Gulf Breeze Zoo Canada Geese

10,000 Birds

Next door to my hometown, the Gulf Breeze Zoo occupies 50 acres near the Santa Rosa Sound.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2019)

10,000 Birds

Days in the Northern Hemisphere are getting longer. Did that help or hinder your efforts to see superior birds this weekend? My weekend itinerary only permitted highway birding, of which the best result was Ospreys , both in flight and on those enormous nest of branches those birds construct.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

10,000 Birds

So that was May. Despite looking way older than his years, we cannot attribute Regannet’s haggard appearance to hard birding, scoring only 19 during eBird’s Big Day was not the greatest effort expended on May 4th.

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Reed Parrotbill – an unofficial city bird of Shanghai

10,000 Birds

Anybody spending a few days in Shanghai for business or tourism may not think that this is a good place for birding. In fact, I have had some visitors from India remark to me that “there are no birds here” – a remark I can understand given the huge number of birds encountered even in big Indian cities such as Mumbai or Delhi. And yet, there are some very interesting birds here – mostly spring and autumn migrants, as Shanghai is on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

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Facilitation Guide

The Green Changemakers

5 Great Toolkits of Facilitation Techniques by Bianka Nemeth Facilitation is going to be a key component of work in the future as employers and society will be faced with bigger and more complex problems and ideas.

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Circular Economy System

The Green Changemakers

A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services. The system diagram illustrates the continuous flow of technical and biological materials through the ‘value circle’.

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Costa Coffee UAE rewards eco-customers with free coffee!

Green Prophet

Next Wednesday, baristas at Costa Coffee will be pouring free coffee for all United Arab Emirates (UAE) customers who belly up to the coffee bar bearing personal reusable cups.The giveaway celebrates World Environment Day 2019, which falls on June 5th.

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Mental health becomes a thing of concern among the elderly population – Common disorders

Green Prophet

Throughout the globe, the population is aging at a rapid pace. Between 2016 and 2050, the ratio of the population all over the world that will have crossed 60 years of age will double from 12 to 22%.

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Make your own creamy white malabi, the Middle Eastern Milk Pudding

Green Prophet

Malabi with pistachios via les petites pestes. Rose-flavored sweetness and a light, creamy texture that keeps you dipping your spoon back in – in Israel this pudding is called malabi. In Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt, people call it muhallibieh. The Greeks eat it as well.

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Renewable energies now more cost effective than oil

Green Prophet

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.

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