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.

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.

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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. Blaine Sergew.

WATCH: Whale Rescued From Fishing Net Off Georgia Coast

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A right whale was rescued from fishing net off the coast of Georgia, but his/her injuries suggest it may have a difficult time surviving. Read More The post WATCH: Whale Rescued From Fishing Net Off Georgia Coast appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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.

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.”.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 |.

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. Editor’s note: The following guest post is from Rich Reid , an outdoor photographer based in Ojai, California.

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.

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.

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. Georgia once again comes alive for us!

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. Corn field ©Theophilos Papadopoulos/flickr.

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.

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.

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.

“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

Bananas to Bats: The Science Behind the First Bats Successfully Treated for White-Nose Syndrome

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When researchers at Georgia State University began research on the common bacterium Rhodococcus rhodochrous they were not thinking about bats. rhodochrous cultured in petri dishes at Georgia State University. Photo: © Kyle Gabriel, Georgia State University.

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. Source.

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.

Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Bring Him on a Final Adventure

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A Georgia woman is determined to give a dying dog the best final days possible after adopting him from an animal shelter last month. Get your tissues out. Nicole Elliot said Read More The post Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Bring Him on a Final Adventure appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

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.

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.,

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.

Rescued Mama Bear Welcomes Spring With Her Newborn Cubs

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Ursula, a pregnant bear that was rescued last winter from the Black Forest Bear Park in Helen, Georgia, just came out of hibernation with her two newborn cubs.

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.

Study: Preserve Plant Life Or Humans Will Go Extinct

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A new study by the University of Georgia shows a gloomy future for the human race if plants are not better preserved. Published in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy Read More The post Study: Preserve Plant Life Or Humans Will Go Extinct appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News People Science Top News

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.

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 ?

WATCH: 17 Bears Rescued from Concrete Pits, Now in Sanctuary

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17 bears held captive at the Black Forest Bear Park in Helen, Georgia are finally free. Read More The post WATCH: 17 Bears Rescued from Concrete Pits, Now in Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video sam simon

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

Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment Leads to Nanotech Breakthrough

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Researchers at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in the US were surprised to discover that Egyptian blue breaks into thin nanosheets, 1/1000th the width of a human hair which could be printed using ordinary ink-jet printer techniques.

That's going to hurt in the morning

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

Far-Right Nationalists throw meat at vegan cafe patrons

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The BBC reports that on Sunday in Tbilisi, Georgia, more than a dozen men stormed into Kiwi Cafe , shouting and throwing meat skewers, sausages, and fish at patrons. A vegan cafe was attacked this past weekend.