Birding and Safari-ing South Africa with the ABA

10,000 Birds

And so, I went on the American Birding Association Safari to South Africa. It was the right time of year, October–spring in South Africa, the right price, and the right people—president of the American Birding Association Jeff Gordon, energetic emissaries George Armistead and Liz Gordon, and, very importantly, fellow 10,000 Birds beat writer Adam Riley and the staff of Rockjumper, who masterfully organized and guided the ABA Safari. Trips ABA South Africa

Faith Leaders Prepare For Upcoming Climate Summit In South Africa

Green Prophet

With forty days left till the latest climate conference held in Durban, South Africa, faith leaders are preparing to fight for the environment. Ahead of the conference, e nvironmental faith activists are planning to plant a million trees internationally.

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South Africa to Green its Economy in 2013 with Carbon Tax

Green Prophet

South Africa, among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases worldwide, plans to introduce its own price on carbon next year. It is one of the BASIC nations (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) responsible for most new greenhouse gas pollution.


Elephant Journal

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Saudi Arabian Solar Chosen by South Africa

Green Prophet

A Saudi solar project with gigantic storage could deliver solar at night in South Africa. South Africa’s new renewable energy policy is one of the most professionally discriminating in the world, according to SolarReserve SVP Tom Georgis.

No two scaups are equal

10,000 Birds

The other advantage of this month is that the International Waterbird Census has been organized in mid-winter for more than 50 years, so most of your observations can be put to a very good use. Trips Serbia South Africa turacos waterbirds

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International Bird Rescue Believes “Every Bird Matters”

10,000 Birds

Alice Berkner , a registered nurse, came up with the concept of International Bird Rescue while trying to help the more than 7,000 birds that filled warehouses around the San Francisco Bay Area during this 1971 oil spill. Conservation bird rehabilitation International Bird Rescue oiled birds

Second International Birding Rally in Northern Peru: June 11-18, 2013

10,000 Birds

The most flamboyant of all hummers, the Marvelous Spatuletail will be one of the many endemic bird highlights along the route of the Second International Birding Rally Challenge in Peru. I can’t convey how thrilled I am about the upcoming International Birding Rally Challenge in Peru.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Conservancy Talk

This general is back at war — this time, fighting rhino poachers in South Africa. The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway. Say what? They have so little garbage because folks recycle so much that yes, Oslo is importing trash. Treehugger ). The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. Huffington Post ). Who paid for the effects of the horrible drought last summer? You did. ( NPR ).

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Conservancy Talk

Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International Protected Areas Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Africa cups damage to national parks drilling effects on science Environmental News Service fast food government shutdown Huffington Post Kenya McDonald''s microchip MNN mountain gorillas National Parks oil drilling oil exploration poaching rhino rhino poaching scientific american South Africa times live tracking

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Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?

Green Blog

billion barrel or larger field is the largest onshore field found in sub-saharan Africa in more than two decades. “For 20 years, the government of Uganda has been pleading with our American and European friends to help in the LRA problem, because these are international terrorists.

Unilever announced as Grand Prix Winner at 6th International Green Awards™

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 International Green Awards™ in association with sponsor Celestial Green Ventures PLC has announced Unilever PLC as the overall Grand Prix winner at this year’s glittering ‘green carpet’ awards ceremony held at the iconic Natural History Museum. We are making solid progress towards these goals and the International Green Awards™ are an important recognition of these efforts”.

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The Durban climate deal saves the talks, but not the climate

Green Blog

The UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, were supposed to end this past Friday night after nearly two weeks of negotiations. Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International, said that “delaying real action till 2020 is a crime of global proportions” and that this delay would mean a 4 degrees temperature increase. We got a roadmap that marks a breakthrough for international fight against climate change.

Reflecting on the Environmental Legacy of Nelson Mandela - Part 1

Sierra Club Compass

Like millions around the world, I was inspired by the life and work of Nelson Mandela, his colleagues, South Africans, and the international movement fighting against apartheid and fighting to create a diverse and inclusive and just South Africa.

Reflecting on the Environmental Legacy of Nelson Mandela - Part 2

Sierra Club Compass

"This is not quite the vision Mandela had for the future of South Africa." Circumstances in South Africa created a new lens to our work on coal in the U.S. It is an example of the gross inequities and challenges that remain in post-apartheid South Africa.

Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace, answered questions on Reddit

Green Blog

Kumi Naidoo, who is the current International Executive Director of Greenpeace , answered questions on Reddit yesterday. Born in South Africa, Naidoo became involved in the country’s liberation struggle at the age of 15.

South African church activist detained and then deported by Israeli authorities

Green (Living) Review

South African church activist, Itani Rasalanavho, was detained and then deported by Israeli authorities last week en route to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It confirms our South African Government’s view that Palestine is under occupation by the Israeli regime.”

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Will The U.S. Export Import Bank Continue to Fund Dirty Fuels Projects?

Sierra Club Compass

It directed $800 million in financing for the 4,800 MW Kusile power station in South Africa, despite local protests and the fact that the area around the project already exceeded pollution limits set by the South African government. Like a moth to the flame, U.S.

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Greenpeace Director arrested in bid to stop high risk Arctic exploration


The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km out to sea.

India asks rich nations to 'walk the talk' on climate change issues

Green (Living) Review

"It''s a high time that the developed world should walk the talk", he said after the ministerial meeting of the BASIC nations Brazil, South Africa, India and China.

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Ukranian Coal Plant “Facelift” Actually Means More Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International   Coal Health International Burstyn Thermal Power Plant, photo courtesy NECU. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) exists to strengthen the economy by exporting U.S.

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact World Responsible Tourism Day 2010 7 August 10 · 1 comment | Green Travel News | W ednesday, November 10th is an international day of action to help protect the world environment.

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U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Funded Indian Coal Scam

Sierra Club Compass

billion dollars in financing funnel toward massive, dirty coal projects in India and South Africa, despite clear violations of local laws and regulations. Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International Climate Program Representative. Coal Health India International

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I Remember Elephants

10,000 Birds

Nevertheless, only the most important news I did follow, those about the decision-making process on future sales of elephants and their ivory at a global wildlife summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, the first such meeting since 2013.

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100+ Indian Organizations Sign Letter Opposing Export-Import Bank Coal Project

Sierra Club Compass

Prior to that plan, the Bank financed some of the largest coal plants in the world, including Sasan and South Africa’s 4800-megawatt Kusile coal-fired power plant. Coal India International After the U.S.

Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

His research into open design and citizen science has resulted in internationally taught methods at MIT, Goldsmiths, Cornell, and the BBC.

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Solar PV Demand Rises Sixfold in the Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

In the Middle East and Africa (MEA), fossil fuels are way ahead. Many countries, South Africa in particular, rely too much on coal, while others like Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi have played a crucial role in our oil addiction.

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deliberateLIFE Magazine Issue #5 – Review

Green (Living) Review

Prior to moving back to California, Fay lived and worked in Washington, DC, where she served as the Co-Director of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and as a key staff member on the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia? Cover photo map by BirdLife International.

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Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

Green (Living) Review

A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa , Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013. Government Department for International Development to track clean energy in 26 Latin American and Caribbean nations. Agency for International Development. Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded.

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Why Are Rhinos Endangered?


The rhinoceros, the unicorn of the savannah, is the second largest land mammal in the world and is found in both Africa and Asia. It is believed that the art of rhinoceros horn carving led to the Asian rhino population’s destruction in China and endangerment throughout Africa [10].

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New Clean Tech Map Reveals Israel’s Global Green Influence

Green Prophet

Israel NewTech has launched a interactive map of green Israeli innovations as part of a new Industry, Trade & Labor Ministry campaign that aims to showcase the country’s international influence in the clean tech and energy sectors.

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New report Forecasts Huge Growth in Green Jobs


The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called on governments to drive investment of at least 2% of GDP in the green economy in the wake of independent economic analysis forecasting the potential for green jobs growth.

The Best Campaigns of All Time to Save Vanishing Species


In the case of the ARPA, the programme is implemented by the Brazilian government, funded by the World Wildlife Fund (GEF) and managed by the World Bank, with partners like the German government, WWF and several international donors [4]. The initiative to save Africa’s rhinos.

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Earth Summit Initiators Prepping in Israel Today

Green Prophet

At the 1992 Earth Summit, which was also held in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders discussed the possible impact of future development on the environment and adopted international environmental conventions, such as the Climate Change Convention.

Rhino Poaching On Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

Traffic, a wildlife trade monitoring network, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) performed the study. The collected data concluded that approximately 95 percent of all poaching of rhinos between 2006 and 2009 has occurred in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Is Anything Going to Happen at Durban ?


The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The major feature of the Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Rhino Slaughter Continues As Demand for ‘Magical’ Horns Outstrips Supply

Eco Friendly Daily

The Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature says that organized crime syndicates have killed more than 800 African rhinos in the past three years alone. Vietnam has been repeatedly implicated in South Africa’s poaching trade.

Saudi-Led Consortium Nears Contract for $500 Million Moroccan Solar Project

Green Prophet

ACWA rumored to win the contract to build a 160 MW CSP project in in the south of Morocco. ACWA Power International is the Saudi-based developer, owner and operator of utility-scale water and power projects. Related: Saudi Arabian Solar Chosen by South Africa ).

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deliberateLIFE. The green and ethical magazine for the iPad generation

Green (Living) Review

Prior to moving back to California, Fay lived and worked in Washington, DC, where she served as the Co-Director of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and as a key staff member on the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Africa’s endangered species

10,000 Birds

All the inhabited continents except Africa have experienced bird extinctions; however the 2012 update of the IUCN Red List shows a startling, but not altogether unexpected, trend in that more and more of our bird species are facing extinction. Birds Conservation Africa endangered birds

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The 9th edition of Tietenberg and Lewis is coming out this fall

Environmental Economics

Valuation of Pollination Services; Water Market Assessment: Australia, Chile, South Africa and the USA; the Economics of Reserving Instream Rights for Endangered Species; Bluefin Tuna: Is Its High Price Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution Here is the website.

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Lebanon Joins CITES: Can we Stop Killing Everything Now?

Green Prophet

Only 177 countries behind the times, Lebanon has finally joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), The Daily Star reports.