February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

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For some reason, I chose that day to try to check out the north jetty in the morning, a location rumored to be the only spot in Georgia where one is likely to find wintering Purple Sandpipers. … The post February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips cats georgia Tybee Island

Record-breaking eagles? nests, coastal Georgia, and a wicked sunburn

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It was a cloudy day as I made my way to Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. Georgia coast. It was my hope to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle’s nest since the Southeastern recovery plan had a goal of counting 20 that year across the whole state of Georgia. And, the total count for Georgia broke a state record at 218 active nests for the third year in a row. Conservation barrier islands eagle georgia


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Good News for South Georgia Island’s Pipit Population

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Researchers say that South Georgia Pipits have hatched chicks. While this is happy news for any parents, and wonderful news for any threatened species (these Pipits live only on Antarctica’s South Georgia Island and number only 3,000-4,000 pairs), it’s tremendous news for those trying to eradicate rats from the island. The discovery of five chicks in an area once overrun by rats suggest that the South Georgia Heritage Trust’s “Team Rat” project is producing tangible success.

What is the State Bird of Georgia?

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Brown Thrashers , large, rust-colored songbirds, were so popular in Georgia that they became the namesake of their NHL hockey team, the “Atlanta Thrashers!” Birds brown thrasher georgia state bird thrashers” It comes as no surprise then that the governor proclaimed the Brown Thrasher the state bird in 1953 , and the legislature followed suit in 1970. The team has since been moved to Canada, but the state bird remains a celebrated symbol.

A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia: A Book Review by a Penguin Groupie

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There are two things you need to know about A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia , edited by Robert Burton and John Croxall, and produced by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. First, if you are, like me, geographically challenged, then you need to know that this is not about Georgia, the U.S. Nor is it about Georgia, the country in Eurasia. South Georgia is an island in the area we call Antarctica. Surprisingly, South Georgia is not all ice and snow.

The Day I Witnessed Love beneath the clouds of the Florida-Georgia Line.

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Arts Inspiring (Wow) Love falling in love Florida Georgia line matchmaker Moving On poem relationships unrequited loveAs she transcribed his name, adrenaline ran through my body.

Depressed Rhino Makes Friends With Donkeys in Georgia Zoo. {Video}

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Funny animals friendship Georgia zoo loneliness rhino befriends donkey An unusually touching story of soothed loneliness went viral this week, when a sad rhino with an unexpected pal made headlines.

Birding at a Historic Sporting Estate

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It was over 90 degrees F on a Georgia afternoon, the humidity adding an extra dose of discomfort. At the end of the 19th century, buyers from the Northeast purchased the land, and turned it into a sporting estate – common in the red hills of North Florida and South Georgia.

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Georgia Advocates Help Push State Commitment to Clean Energy

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Georgia has taken a huge step toward planting the seeds needed to grow a clean-energy economy. As part of Georgia Power's 20-year energy plan, the Georgia Public Service Commission voted to not only approve Georgia Power's plans to retire 20 percent of its oldest and dirtiest coal plants; the commission also issued an additional order directing the Southern Company subsidiary to add 525 MW of solar to its fuel mix by 2016.

From Ethiopia to Georgia: Reclaiming Nature’s Lullaby

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I moved to Georgia, where, if you saddle up to her northern side, you’ll find yourself lost in lush mountains. Part of my job involves on-location check-ins with our interns, so in the summer of 2012 I caught up with the team dispatched to south Georgia. We met on Sapelo Island , one of Georgia’s spectacular, sparsely populated barrier islands. In Georgia, we recruit from Arabia Mountain High School, an environmental high school in the Atlanta suburbs. Blaine Sergew.

Hydroelectric Dam In Turkey May Cause Environmental Catastrophe In Georgia

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A planned dam in northeastern Turkey, the Beshik Haya cascade reservoirs, will divert most of the Mtkvari River from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea, according to Georgia’s Green Party. If it changes the flow of the Mtkvari River, the dam will also cause water levels to fall in the portion of the river that runs through Georgia. Azerbaijan, Georgia’s neighbor to the southeast, is also heavily dependent on the portion of the Mtkvari River that flows into the Caspian Sea.

University of Georgia Sierra Club Activists Win Prestigious Environmental Scholarship

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University of Georgia (UGA) students Ian Karra and Sara Black each found their environmental activist callings after attending the Sierra Student Coalition's nationally-recognized Summer Leadership Training Program (SPROG). Sara and Ian not only strive to make change on campus - but also work together as a dynamic set of co-leaders for GA YES (Youth for Environmental Solutions), a network of over 75 student environmental leaders on over a dozen campuses in Georgia.

Georgia Aquarium Names Mascot After Betty White


The Georgia Aquarium has named its new dolphin mascot “Betty&# after actress and animal lover Betty White. According to Aquarium President David Kimmel , &# Betty White truly believes in the dedicated work Georgia Aquarium does on behalf of aquatic animals. White has been a supporter of the aquarium, which is the world’s largest, since 2010, when she met and bonded with a beluga whale named Beethoven.

Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On - Compass

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Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy, and Water Access » Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On. But that didn't discourage Georgia activists from greeting President Obama during a recent last-minute stop in Atlanta. That's why our members and supporters are out today, asking for leadership," said Colleen Kiernan, director of the Sierra Club's Georgia chapter. More than 100 Beyond Coal activists from Georgia traveled to the rally.

How I Became Best Friends with Georgia O’Keeffe. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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Georgia O'Keeffe died six years before I was born--in 1986. However, I think if I would have met her, we would have been best friends. Gypsy souls riding horses and sitting beneath a cliff with two blank canvases.dirt on our jeans, windburned cheeks, bottles of sarsaparilla, indigo flowers and white hollyhock (so famous in her paintings) in our hair, and a paintbrush in each of our hands. And we'd never be alone.

Victory in Georgia: Students Continue to Make Progress Against Campus Coal Plants

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I am thrilled for students at the University of Georgia: After more than four years of campaigning, gathering more than 5,000 signatures and 100 faculty endorsements, and a slew of community and campus events, the UGA Beyond Coal Campaign is seeing some serious results. This welcome news comes at a time when we are pushing the entire state of Georgia to invest more in clean energy, and move away from the dirty fuels of the past.

From Farm to (Board) Table: How One Woman is Changing the Face of Agriculture in Georgia

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That’s why I was so heartened to meet Casey Cox at her family’s farm in Georgia’s Flint River Basin. I was there to learn about the Conservancy’s collaborative efforts with the University of Georgia, IBM and Georgia farmers. Here in South Georgia, precision agriculture technology is helping farmers plant, fertilize, and irrigate more efficiently, protecting the Flint River, a critical resource that supplies that critical resource to over 10,000 farms.

“Confederate Flag Parade in Georgia—Just wait for it…”

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God do not like ugly: This made my day. This is America. Free speech. Be a jerk all you want. But government buildings should not condone this stuff. “Sigh. This is my hometown of Dalton, GA. This parade/rally/protest was all over Facebook yesterday. Their final meeting place? Wal-Mart. Not making this up.” ” Related bonus: Blog (always click 4 all blogs

University of Georgia Students, Community Take a Stand Against Campus Coal

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This week was no different down at the University of Georgia, where close to 50 UGA students, alumni, and local community members packed a public hearing on the school's on-campus coal-fired boiler. "For Every five years, Georgia power plants are required by law to renew permits to continue emitting pollution into the environment. Moreover, the university now has an opportunity to get solar electricity at a set rate for a number of years from Georgia Power.

Food Addiction, Alcoholism & the Discovery of Self-Like. ~ Georgia Boonshoft

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This woman had broadcasted her body and her story on the Internet for all to see. From that moment on I knew I had to book a session with Natasha Komoda at Femmeography. I learned that through these organic, un-photoshopped, movement-based pictures (therapeutic portrait photography), women all over were “finding what makes them, as individuals, uniquely beautiful.”.

Nina and Toulouse Go To Georgia (as told by Toulouse)

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The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Friday, September 4, 2009 Nina and Toulouse Go To Georgia (as told by Toulouse) Nina’s too busy (writing 90 articles for her publisher) to post so she asked me if I could post for her. Simons Island Labels: book tour , Georgia , Hatties Books , Mildred Wilcox , nina munteanu , nina the writers coach , St. Georgia once again comes alive for us! Yes, we just love Georgia!

Spotlight: Laurens Wildlife Rescue

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First up: Vonda Lee Morton, who has been a rehabber for 15 years, and started Laurens Wildlife Rescue in Laurens County, Georgia, ten years ago. Birds georgia wildlife rescue laurens wildlife rescue mississippi kites Vonda Lee Morton birds wildlife rehabilitatorsHey – I’m not the only rehabber out here. (Do Do you know how many times a day wildlife rehabilitators say that, especially in the summer? Normally it’s in the context of: “Another Mourning Dove ?

The latest HGTV Green Home in Georgia


Farmhouse Modern HGTV Home in Georgia. Farmhouse Modern HGTV Home in Georgia. Farmhouse Modern HGTV Home in Georgia. This latest HGTV green home is situated in Serenbe, Georgia. Mridul Jerath: Modern architects and designers are constantly trying to incorporate green features that attract more consumers by providing them with a sustainable home.

Hall County to Hold Ceremony for Cleaner School Buses, Georgia’s First School System to Fuel with Propane Autogas

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Gainesville, GA, May 2012 : Hall County, the first school district in Georgia to fuel their school bus fleet with propane autogas, will hold the “Georgians Supporting Georgians for a Greener Community” event on Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. According to the Georgia Department of Pupil Transportation, Hall County is currently the second most efficient bus transportation department in Georgia.

Georgia Tech develops first all plastic solar cell


Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a technique that could soon become a universal method to reduce a conductor’s work function. Researchers at Georgia Tech‘s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics, (COPE) have discovered a new technique to reduce the work function of a conducto. According to Georgia Tech’s Bernard Kippelen, the polymers used were cheap and environmentally friendly as well as being compatible with existing roll-to-roll production techniques.

Rattlesnake Roundup in Georgia Switches Focus


The Center for Biological Diversity, Coastal Plains Institute, Protect All Living Species and One More Generation sent a letter to the Evans County Wildlife Club Tuesday praising its recent decision to change its rattlesnake roundup in Claxton, Ga., to a wildlife festival where snakes will be celebrated instead of collected by the hundreds and butchered for their meat and skins.

Georgian Raptor Protector Up for “Green Oscar”

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Alexander Rukhaia focuses his efforts on the “ Batumi Bottleneck ,” an Important Bird Area along the coast of the Black Sea in the Ajara region of Georgia. News Alexander Rukhaia Conservation georgia illegal hunting raptors SABUKO Whitley AwardsSparrowhawk photo by Freek Verdonckt, Batumi Raptor Count.

First Barn Swallow Babies of the Summer

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Over the weekend, I visited Sapelo Island on the coast of Georgia, catching a glimpse of baby Barn Swallow chicks for the first time since my summer years on Kennebago. Trips Birding georgia SwallowWhen I was a kid, I used to spend all summer on Kennebago Lake in Maine. My siblings and I would swim, hike, read, and look for leeches, reveling in the long days of June, July, and August.

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A Tribute to Southern Men.

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Enlightened Society Family Literary Journal Love chivalry deep south georgia poem southern men Tennessee The SouthI was raised on sweet tea and fried chicken. On manners and Sunday school and revivals and county fairs.

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That's going to hurt in the morning

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Doing some field research testing the water quality in Lake Lanier, Georgia

High School Principle Makes Racist Comments at Grad. {Video}

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights georgia High School graduation principal RacismAddressing and eliminating racism won’t happen overnight.

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Awakening to the Unloved.

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Auden A near tragedy was averted by love this week in a Georgia elementary school when the school’s bookkeeper was able to connect with love to a troubled, angry, lonely young man who could [.]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today antoinette tuff current events georgia humanity love mental health

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Winter Wishes from the Sea. {Poem}

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Arts Family Literary Journal Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today childlike wonder daughter from the Sea Georgia coast january life mindfulness mother ocean parenting poem poetry shells the sea Winter WishesRecently , we had a chance to spend a morning on the beach, and I wrote the following poem about the experience of watching her. Moments like this remind me how important it is to slow down appreciate the little things in life.

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3 U.S. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’

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Stone Mountain (Georgia) and San Francisco get this year’s Good Earthkeeping honors. California District of Columbia Georgia Hotels News Resorts San Francisco Sports/Golf Stone Mountain United States Evergreen Marriott Hotel George Kimpton W San Francisco| Green Travel News |. H otels in Washington, D.C. This recognition comes from the American Hotel & Lodging Association , as part of its annual Stars of the Industry Awards , which have been given out annually since 1966.

Everyone Deserves Yoga. ~ Kristina Peterson

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Cleaner Cars -- It's Time to Act - Compass

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I went to pick-up my son from school yesterday evening, which brought me to the busy corner of Georgia and Forest Glen Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, at 6:00 pm.    As I looked down Georgia Avenue, at least I know that each year, new vehicles will get more efficient and spew out less greenhouse gas emissions as standards put in place during President Obama's first term doubling fuel efficiency to 54.5 Compass. « COP 18: The Before and the Beginning | Main.

The Heartbreaking Story of Luke O’Donovan

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On January 1st, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, nineteen-year-old Luke O’Donovan was attacked by a group of five men. He must serve out his eight years of probation banned entirely from his home state of Georgia, except for one county, to which he is completely restricted. Paradoxically, he also cannot leave the state of Georgia for the duration of his parole (this is called “criminal banishment”). Source.

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10 Amazing Fall Foliage Photos

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7) Aerial view of hilltops covered with fall-colored trees along Holly Creek, Georgia. Photography The Nature Conservancy United States aspen trees autumn leaves autumn photo bear rocks fall foliage fall foliage image fall foliage photo fall leaves fall photo fall trees Georgia grand teton maple trees nature image nature photographer nature photography nature picture New Mexico photography West Virginia Fall is a season for color lovers.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 8

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The Georgia Aquarium applied to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, and NOAA has declined the request. Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Insects The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy bats BBC News bee colonies bees beluga whales colony collapse disorder dolphins fish populations florida estuary fungicide georgia aquarium Hawaii hawaiian menus honeybees manatees MNN New York Times NOAA pelicans reef health Treehugger uk bats white nose syndrome

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 11

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Georgia school cancels class because the weather is too nice. Animals Climate Change Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz United States Bloomberg daily news elephants fracking fracking ban France Georgia government shutdown green news Guardian NY Times school stink bugs Treehugger weather Wired Just another reason elephants are awesome. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz. School’s out! TreeHugger ). Like humans, elephants get the point of pointing. (

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How Fire Can Restore a Forest (TIME LAPSE VIDEO)

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The wealth of Chuck’s ecological and historical knowledge made this preserve in southern Georgia come to life. After decades of turpentine harvesting from the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), plus altered land use for over a century, the Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources partnered to create this woodland preserve in 2001 with the help from the Moody Family.

Why do I do this?

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Sometimes the answers come from unexpected places: The Georgia Council on Economic Education has named Morrow High’s Cary Hargett its 2016 Georgia Economic Teacher of the Year. On May 23, Hargett was recognized in front of the Georgia Council Board of Trustees and Executive Committee at the Annual Georgia Council Luncheon held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he received a plaque and a $1,000 prize. “Mr.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

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Florida is suing Georgia over water. We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. Washington Post ). When you think of the military , do you think “environmentally friendly?” ” If not, you may want to think again. ( MNN ). Let the water wars begin. Bloomberg ).