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.

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.

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. Nor is it about Georgia, the country in Eurasia.

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.

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. Compass.

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. This addition means that Georgia will have 1 gigawatt of clean wind and solar energy online by 2017. " Congratulations to our wonderful activists and volunteers in Georgia

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

The Alien Next Door

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. Georgia once again comes alive for us!

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). Photo by Maura Friedman.

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.

Georgia Aquarium Names Mascot After Betty White

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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.

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

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.

“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

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.

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.”.

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 Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action.

The latest HGTV Green Home in Georgia

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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.

Georgia Tech develops first all plastic solar cell

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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.

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 ?

Rattlesnake Roundup in Georgia Switches Focus

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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.,

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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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.

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 Wishes

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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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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 [.]. “We must love one another or die.” ~ W.

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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 |.

That's going to hurt in the morning

Environmental Economics

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

10 Amazing Fall Foliage Photos

Conservancy Talk

7) Aerial view of hilltops covered with fall-colored trees along Holly Creek, Georgia. Fall is a season for color lovers.

Mildred Huie Wilcox—Portrait of an Artist As a Georgian Lady

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The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, June 15, 2009 Mildred Huie Wilcox—Portrait of an Artist As a Georgian Lady I’ve got Georgia on my mind… That isn’t just a line in a song.

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Scribblers Retreat Writers' Conference

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The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Scribblers Retreat Writers’ Conference I recently came back from Georgia, where I participated in the May session of Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference.

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How Fire Can Restore a Forest (TIME LAPSE VIDEO)

Conservancy Talk

The wealth of Chuck’s ecological and historical knowledge made this preserve in southern Georgia come to life. Editor’s note: The following guest post is from Rich Reid , an outdoor photographer based in Ojai, California.

Paying people to live in rural areas

Environmental Economics

My state, Georgia, has created a Rural Development Council to address the issues facing rural Georgia.  The Council released its recommendations a while back, and among them is a plan to pay people to move to rural Georgia: To reverse the current population migration trend, the council proposes a "Rural Relocate and Reside” program designed to incentivize rural living, especially for professional, high wage earners through a local and state government partnership that.

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Brothers Find Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

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In Georgia our packs weighed in at 50 plus pounds; in Maine they weighed less than 30. Appalachian Mountains appalachian trail appalachian trail conservancy appalachian trail journal camping ethan kearns Georgia hike hiking hiking trail Maine moosehead lake nature recreation trail enthusiast

Everyone Deserves Yoga. ~ Kristina Peterson

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today abuse atlanta caregiver Centering Youth georgia give back impulse control intervention juvenile mindfulness service support training trauma

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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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. Compass. « COP 18: The Before and the Beginning | Main. Indias Coal Illusion » Cleaner Cars -- Its Time to Act.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 8

Conservancy Talk

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

Why do I do this?

Environmental Economics

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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