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2011 279

White Stork in New York

10,000 Birds

Fortunately, she had the presence of mind to get a picture (not the one at the top of this post, which was taken in Hungary). Imagine the long, lonely flight of a White Stork over the entirety of the Atlantic Ocean, blown off course as it tried to find its way back to its breeding grounds. Imagine coming home after a long day at work, pulling into your driveway, looking up on the roof, and seeing a White Stork perched there.

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The Fourth Record

10,000 Birds

The Great Black-backed Gull is predominantly a sea gull, found in the ocean even 150 kilometers from coasts, and only rarely deeper inland in the continent. Still, in recent decades, the Great Black-backed Gull has become a regular migratory and wintering wanderer of neighbouring Hungary and Croatia.

2013 170

Twitching Northern Lapwings in Montauk

10,000 Birds

Places like Nantucket, Newfoundland, and, yes, the eastern end of Long Island are all likely places for lapwings to set down after their unintentional flight across the Atlantic Ocean but despite the likely geography of Long Island lapwings are still exceedingly rare. While the Northern Lapwing wasn’t a year bird for me (I was lucky enough to see a couple in Hungary ) it was a new bird for my ABA list , number 495.

2012 115

CBS News’ Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Anthony Mason to Interview Serial Social Entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto: Join Them on 12/5 at NYU

Eco Chic

A lifelong surfer, Paul melded his passion for the ocean with his talent for entrepreneurship and pioneered Urban Watershed Cleaning and Zero Discharge — two technologies which scrub toxins from parking lots and industrial sites, thus preventing run-off from entering storm drain systems and polluting the waters into which they feed. In 1989, Mason was the first journalist to report on the exodus of East German refugees through Hungary as the Iron Curtain began to crack.

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

ppm per year (see “ Recent Mauna Loa CO2 ”, US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action.