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A Red-tailed Hawk with a Very Bad Idea

10,000 Birds

Pro-tip: If you are a Red-tailed Hawk don’t attack a Bald Eagle on its nest. Such an idea when put into practice will not end well for you. Birds nests raptors

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Native Americans: They're Illegal Immigrants, Essentially

Green (Living) Review

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Tea Tree Oil and Green Tea Acne Face Wash

Hug a Tree with Me

While changes in hormones do cause acne to break out on the face, the most common cause of adult acne is bacteria infected pores, and to stop an infection you must kill it of course.

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OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

| Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues. I yearn to be alone in the wilds, with scarcely another tourist within miles, in a Bali as I imagined it might be long before it became inundated with outsiders like me.

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Gallery: The Coolest Custom Bikes from the American Handmade Bicycle Show

Wend Magazine

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show set up shop at the Colorado Convention Center last week and we had to check it out. There was a vast array of bicycles on hand, including road racers, tandems, cruisers, snow bikes, and more. Check out some of the photos from the event! Conner Bicycles.

LEDs Versus CFLs, It’s No Contest Anymore

Green Home Blog

In 2008, I interviewed Dan Fink , a Northern Colorado off-the-gridder and co-publisher of Otherpower.com , a DIY renewable energy website. The interview was the basis for a case study on efficient lighting – the study published in my book, Green Your Home.

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5 Ways to Save Money in Lighting Costs

Living Green & Saving Energy

Compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs can save you a great deal of money every year simply by installing them in the lighting fixtures. However, the savings doesn’t have to end there. You can still do more to reduce your annual electricity costs from something you use on a daily basis. Just how much further can […]. easy green living tip energy efficient lighting green living how to go green saving energy saving money live green and save money save energy save money

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Don’t Go Bananas! Easy Ways to Remember What Those Produce Labels Mean

The Green Samaritan

If you haven’t already, take a closer look at those little sticky labels on the fruit and vegetables you buy at the grocery store. Those numbers provide important information regarding just. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living Healthy Living Environmental Working Group Shopper''s Guide labels on fruit PLU labels what do the labels on fruit mean

Snowy Owl vs. Peregrine Falcon

10,000 Birds

The video above, taken yesterday at New Jersey’s Stone Harbor Point by Tom Johnson , is pretty awesome. He was simultaneously filming with two different devices so the video starts with the wide-angle view and then starts over again with the closer look.

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What does the Keystone XL Pipeline have to do with Birds?

10,000 Birds

President Obama has a very important decision to make in approving or rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tar sands production is one of the world’s most environmentally damaging activities. It wrecks vast areas of boreal forest through surface mining and subsurface production.

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Bird-Eating Fish

10,000 Birds

Usually, it’s “Bird eating fish” but here we have a case of a “Bird-eating fish.” ” The Wels Catfish, Silurus glanis , is the second largest fish in its range, which covers much of Europe and parts of West Asia.

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Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Now it is happening in Pakistan.

ECO Keenuo: One Awesome Eco-friendly Superstore

Hug a Tree with Me

Choosing to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle is a rewarding commitment that involves changing pretty much every part of your life; it encompasses making your everyday decisions with the health of the environment in mind.

Costa Rica: 5 great green reasons to go NOW

Green Traveler Guides

| The Americas’ Greenest | Costa Rica and eco-travel have long been synonymous. And for good reason.

Music Mondays: Wild Belle

Wend Magazine

Wild Belle. Wild Belle on Twitter. Chicago-raised siblings Elliot & Natalie Bergman align their musical talents to create their up-and-coming duo, Wild Belle.

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of LEED

Green Home Blog

Weighing the Pros and Cons of LEED. Most of us can agree that moving towards environmentally-friendly building practices is one of the keys to a more sustainable future. After all, the construction industry accounts for around a quarter of all non-industrial waste production in the U.S.,

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Greener Grocery Shopping

Living Green & Saving Energy

We all try to live green, which includes reducing fossil fuel consumption. But you need food, and lugging grocery bags without benefit of a motorized vehicle is not easy. Well, I have recently been introduced to a useful product to address that problem.

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Ugly Animals Need Protection Too

Green Living Tips

One of the challenges of preserving biodiversity is the cuteness factor. The plight of the panda gets a lot of attention and dollars, but what about something like Australia's aptly named blobfish? eco news

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Whooping Crane Ancestry

10,000 Birds

So what’s so special about seeing the resident re-introduced Whooping Cranes in Florida? According to the ABA, they are not countable. And when you see them – as I have recently – they have massive transmitters and color bands on their legs.

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When Is Bird Baiting OK?

10,000 Birds

Bird feeding is a major industry. Lots of people do it, birders and non birders alike. It’s a wholesome activity that grandparents share with the kids. Parents are encouraged to do it to introduce wildlife to children.

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Police Officer Interrupts Chase to Save Ducklings

10,000 Birds

This is just plain awesome. Via Buzzfeed. News ducklings

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The Birding Rally Challenge Peru 2012

10,000 Birds

What if there was an international multi-day Birding competition? What if there was an event that truly captured the rigors and fast-paced nature of the sport? What if this event took place in one of the most biodiverse natural areas in the world?

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UK government to force Internet content blocking

Green (Living) Review

Internal Tools to Help you Accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions

Hug a Tree with Me

It’s a tradition universally practiced to write resolutions on the eve of New Year’s Day. The purpose of this exercise is self-improvement.

Palm Springs, Calif.: this retro resort town looks marvelous in green

Green Traveler Guides

| A New Era Dawns | Palm Springs, someone says. What comes to mind?

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Music Monday: Small Souls

Wend Magazine

Small Souls. The Portland-based duo Small Souls are releasing their first LP, Small Souls , on January 25, 2013, riding on the heels of their debut EP, You Can Feel the Devil’s Heart , released early last year.

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Secrets of Green Cultures Part 1: The Nabataeans, Water Warriors

Green Home Blog

Imagine a culture that could teach today’s society a thing or two about respecting and harvesting the free, natural resource of water. The Nabataeans were green before their time. They followed a mission of ingenuity while other tribes relied on Nature’s unpredictable handouts.

Helping the Environment by Reducing Energy Consumption

Living Green & Saving Energy

Maintaining your HVAC system regularly and properly is an easy yet effective way to decrease your energy consumption without sacrificing your comfort. It is also a good way to safeguard the environment, since inefficient systems release harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.

Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

10,000 Birds

The number of people who hunt waterfowl in the US has declined since the mid 1990s. This has resulted in a reduction of the number of duck stamps sold.

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The State of the Bird Blogosphere

10,000 Birds

Ladies and gentlemen, the state of the bird blogosphere is strong, stronger than ever, in fact. In the last ten days the two biggest bird blogs in the bird blogosphere, 10,000 Birds and the ABA Blog , have had their biggest days in terms of traffic ever.

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Waxwings and their kin: Meet the bombycillids

10,000 Birds

Waxwings and their relatives are a small, interesting group of songbirds that have seen some interesting taxonomic changes in the last few years.

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Hitler and the Hoary Redpoll

10,000 Birds

It’s hard to laugh at a joke when Hitler is involved, but I defy any birder to watch this video without cracking up. Brilliant! Hat tip to Suzie for the link. The thumbnail photo of a Hoary Redpoll was taken by Clare K. in his big backyard !). Birding redpoll video

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Pelican Release with International Bird Rescue

10,000 Birds

There are advantages to being a “Pelican Partner” for International Bird Rescue !

Farmer Faces Jail for Feeding Community

Green (Living) Review

Baraboo, Wisconsin, May 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) : Food rights activists from around North America will meet at the Sauk County Courthouse in this tiny town on May 20 to support Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger and food sovereignty.

Simple All Natural Sunscreen Recipe

Hug a Tree with Me

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Letting Lisbon happen at the eco-friendly Inspira Santa Marta hotel

Green Traveler Guides

| A Green Oasis | Lisbon isn’t a city you can pin down. In terms of both time and space, the Portuguese capital is at once so many different things.

Music Monday: The Flannel Attractions

Wend Magazine

Since I began writing Music Mondays , I’ve been wanting to highlight some local music out of Jackson Hole, WY (my place of residence).

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