Duck Migration On The Upper Mississippi River

10,000 Birds

One of them is a waterfowl usage survey over the upper Mississippi conducted by plane…or as I like to call it: Duckmaggedon! Our job is to fly above the Mississippi River at a about 120 feet going about 100 mph and count and ID ducks. Okay.

Mississippi Kites at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center

10,000 Birds

The last time I saw a Mississippi Kite was way up in Root, New York, back in 2009. Many New York birders made the pilgrimage to Montgomery County that year and managed to check Mississippi Kite off of their state checklists. … I hope you liked these shots of Mississippi Kites.

17-Year Cicadas and a Mississippi Kite in Staten Island

10,000 Birds

Back in 1979 New York State birders were pleased with the first record of Mississippi Kites in the state when two visited Staten Island and spent nearly two weeks fattening up on the periodical cicadas that emerged in great numbers that year. Trips cicadas Mississippi Kite Staten Island

Bucket crops: Mississippi man takes container gardening to another level

Green (Living) Review

Willie Anderson, 82, took container gardening to another level; he planted tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, okra, squash, peppers and eggplants in five-gallon plastic buckets in his yard in Red Banks, Mississippi. Some people are happy with a patio tomato on the porch.

Mississippi Republicans want to prohibit towns from establishing a minimum wage

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As President Obama pushes to increase the national minimum wage, Mississippi Republicans are digging in their heels to prevent any similar efforts in their State. A bill currently working its way through the Republican-controlled Mississippi legislature aims to ensure that no local government enacts a mandatory minimum wage or other worker protections. Mississippi has no statewide minimum wage whatsoever (so it follows the national minimum wage).

Answer: Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University

Environmental Economics

Question: Where was I on Friday? Seminar Title: Willingness-to-Pay for Oyster Consumption Mortality Risk Reductions. Abstract. In this paper we use data from an internet-based survey and estimate the benefits of an oyster consumption safety policy with the contingent valuation method. In addition to providing a context specific estimate of willingness-to-pay for oyster safety, we consider two unresolved issues in the contingent valuation health risk literature.

HCL Clean Tech Finds Sugar for Ethanol in Mississippi Woods

Green Prophet

Karin speaks with HCL Clean Tech CEO Eran Baniel (above) about wood to sugar developments in Mississippi. million raised to date, HCL has support from Khosla Ventures and a $9 million grant from the US Department of Energy on top of the Mississippi deal.

Spotlight: Laurens Wildlife Rescue

10,000 Birds

Starting this week, my guest bloggers are going to tell theirs – which will be really fun, because not only are they great rehabbers, but they live all over the country and take in all different types of birds (like the Mississippi Kite , left). Birds georgia wildlife rescue laurens wildlife rescue mississippi kites Vonda Lee Morton birds wildlife rehabilitatorsHey – I’m not the only rehabber out here. (Do

The Kite Run

10,000 Birds

Swallow-tailed Kites, and their equally graceful but less ostentatious cousins from Mississippi, have been found in at least a half-dozen fields in North Carolina in the last couple weeks, including a field not more than an hour from my home. I have Mississippi Kites in my own hometown.

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Invasive Species Concerns Run High For Lake Michigan And Mississippi River

Eco Friendly Daily

Such situations are now occurring in the Mississippi River, Chicago River and Lake Michigan in the United States. In the Mississippi River there are 163 known invasive species taking up residence. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to ecosystems worldwide.

Elephant Academy’s Director Talks Sunday Mornings in Minneapolis & her Weekly Pancake Fix.

Elephant Journal

Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Food Right Livelihood elephant academy elephant journal farmer's market finding your passion food fuck your fears minnesota mississippi river right livelihood routines weekends writingGet a peek at Minneapolis with Elephant Academy Director, Molly as she talks about her Sunday mornings, her weekly {vegan} pancake fix, and gives you a view of her neighborhood. Find out more about the Academy: elephantjournal.com/academy How do you apply? Simple.

Kite Running

10,000 Birds

But the default kite for this part of the country, as well as parts of the southern plains as well, is the Mississippi Kite , Ictinia mississippiensis , unparallelled aerial acrobat and merciless devourer of katydids. Birds kites Mississippi Kite

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Birds at the Bell

10,000 Birds

This is the Mississippi Kite, which used to live all up and down the Mississippi, even way up to the source at Itasca. Anybody out there know why the Mississippi Kite has abandoned most of the Mississippi? The Mississippi Kite.

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Marine Restoration Week: Tales from the Cab — Risk & Restoration in SE Louisiana

Nature Conservancy - Science

We talked a lot about the massive effort needed to re-route the sediments from the Mississippi River so that the soil from the Midwest feeds those marshes (instead of artificially spilling offshore) and they can start to rise again.

Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It! - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, both for our wallets and our health. " said Louie Miller, Mississippi Sierra Club state director.  Mississippi, and the whole U.S., Compass.

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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Conservancy Talk

If you’re lucky you might spot a Wilson’s warbler flying overheard, or a white pelican soaring over the Mississippi.

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Nature’s Silent Currency

Conservancy Talk

The Yangtze, the Mississippi, the Magdalena, are all arteries for the economies they serve – providing transportation, water for irrigation and people, and electric power. On the Mississippi for example, we are working with the U.S.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

This money would purchase land for such projects as National Wildlife Refuges along the Upper Mississippi, the Connecticut River in four New England states, and in the headwaters of Florida’s Everglades. Image: Confluence of the Crow Wing River and the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Conservancy Talk

In just the last two years, we’ve had three record-breaking floods — the Mississippi, the Missouri and now the Illinois. Michael Reuter is The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Freshwater in North America and leads the Great Rivers Partnership globally.

The Right Stuff for U.S. Water Resources

Conservancy Talk

There is no force more powerful than gravity at work on the Mississippi River. There he rose to oversee multi-million dollar projects, mostly related to flood control and navigation along the Lower Mississippi River.

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Science at Emiquon: Restoring a “Wetland of Dreams”

Nature Conservancy - Science

The key note address was delivered by Jeff Opperman , the Conservancy’s senior freshwater scientist, who spoke on managing floodplains to benefit people, from the Mekong to the Mississippi. Just eight years ago, this was a cornfield.

Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me

Environmental Economics

Who says economists aren't cool?

I can't wait for ESPN to begin covering this 24/7

Environmental Economics

Bracketology plus: Eight teams competing in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament—Colorado State, Connecticut, Mississippi Valley State, New Mexico State, Norfolk State, St. Bonaventure, Southern Mississippi, and Ohio Universities—have academic-progress rates below 925, according to a report released today by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

Justified and Ancient

10,000 Birds

The five subspecies – Greater, Lesser, Mississippi, Florida, Cuban – show the genetic marks of what the species has had to do to survive. Featured image: a Mississippi Sandhill Crane egg begins to hatch, courtesy of the U.S.

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Is it self-delusion or does lack of money not damper optimism?

Environmental Economics

49: Mississippi. While Gallup ranks Mississippi 49th for future livability, residents feel good about their own future -- the state ranks first in terms of outlook on life five years from now. Mississippi is also near the bottom on many health measures. From MSN Money's ranking of most livable states: No. Full-time employment ranking: 50. Job creation: 39. Residents' outlook ranking: The best.

Dead Zone Redemption

Nature Conservancy - Science

Somewhere in America’s Heartland, nutrients — nitrogen and phosphorus — are flowing into the Mississippi River where they mix with other nutrient runoff destined for the river’s coastal terminus: the Gulf of Mexico. This scenario is occurring throughout the 31-state Mississippi River Basin.

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Trucker Loses 65 Pounds Thanks to New Vegan Diet

Eccorazzi

Long haul Mississippi trucker Bobby Anderson dropped 65 pounds after adopting a vegan diet, while on the road. Spending about 14 hours a day, six days a week, behind a Read More The post Trucker Loses 65 Pounds Thanks to New Vegan Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air and Rain Samples, Gov. Study Finds

Green (Living) Review

The researchers evaluated a wide range of pesticides currently being used through weekly composite air and rain sampling collected during the 1995 and 2007 growing seasons in the Mississippi Delta agricultural region.

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Sandhill Crane Migration Is Underway

10,000 Birds

The Cuban Sandhill Crane , Grus canadensis nesiotes and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane , Grus canadensis pulla are listed as endangered species. This is a photo of a Mississippi Sandhill Crane colt being weighed at White Oak Conservation, photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

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What are the side effects and precautions for alpha Mebanazine ?

Conservation Hawaii

For whom now, except in their Oregon and Mississippi you can really buy the old formulation of Dg health cold and flu severe or generic phenylephrine by stopping by a pharmacy, showing your insurance ID and signing for rating it. Falcon pharmaceuticals ltd. is a reputed company offering phenylephrine. Main target of vintage pharmaceuticals inc. is given to conform to phenylephrine packaging standards.

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USA Issues Largest Critical Habitat Ruling Ever to Protect Turtles

Eccorazzi

Loggerhead turtles are now protected from Mississippi to North Carolina thanks to a new ruling by the federal government. Read More The post USA Issues Largest Critical Habitat Ruling Ever to Protect Turtles appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News Science

BP: Truth in Advertising?

Indigenize

Petroleum rep Randy Prescott is reportedly quoted as saying: “Louisiana and Mississippi aren’t the only places that have shrimp.” ” Here’s Randy’s office phone number: (713) 323-4093 and his e-mail: Randy.Prescott@bp.com Let him hear from you. One of my friends suggested that we tell him, “And BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for [.]. Cranky Rants demotivational despair oil spill petroleum Prescott shrimp

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Where is the congressional outcry over price suppression (or whatever the opposite of price gouging is)?

Environmental Economics

Another ten states -- Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia -- also have gas for less than $2. Data from price tracker GasBuddy.com shows that three states -- Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio -- have at least one station each selling regular gas for less than $1.90 a gallon. Cheap gas is most frequently found at stations in Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon mark on Dec.

Visiting Bird Service: Avian “Pet Therapy” Cheers Seniors

10,000 Birds

As reported by the fine folks at The Dodo , after Hurricane Katrina forced Katrina “Kasia” Perkowska to evacuate, she started bringing her pet Wood Duck , Scooter, to her mother-in-law’s nursing home in Mississippi. You may have heard of nursing homes or assisted living facilities bringing in dogs and cats to give their residents a little “pet therapy.” But what about birds? One enterprising New Orleans-area bird rescuer is doing just that.

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Exclusive Interview with Brean Cunningham and Doug Seirup of ‘Dogs On The Inside’

Eccorazzi

Dogs On The Inside follows the relationships between neglected and abused dogs from a rescue shelter in Mississippi and minimum security inmates at a Massachusetts correction facility. The documentary follows the Read More The post Exclusive Interview with Brean Cunningham and Doug Seirup of ‘Dogs On The Inside’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured Film/TV News brean cunningham doug seirup

Trump Signs Executive Orders And Scott Pruitt Stacks EPA With Climate Change Skeptics

10,000 Birds

” Meanwhile, Ryan Zinke, the newly appointed Secretary of the Interior announced that the Department will offer 73 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2013)

10,000 Birds

Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Mississippi Kite , though 17-year cicadas came a close second. How are seasons like species? In both instances, we can have trouble telling where one ends and the other begins. We’re in the midst of a shoulder season right now, which can be almost as much fun as finding a cool hybrid or intergrade bird in the wild.

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Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

10,000 Birds

It has been my privilege to bird in the ‘Glades – the largest US wilderness east of the Mississippi River. Merchandising folly 1 – Conservation 0. The Miami-Dade County Commission approved development of ‘the largest shopping mall in North America’ with a vote of 9-1 last week.

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Grow a Beard to Save Water for World Environment Day

Wend Magazine

Assignment Earth: Mississippi River XTreme Clean-Up. From now until June 5th– World Environment Day –Budweiser is asking men to stop shaving and grow a beard in order to conserve water. Budweiser’s campaign, “ Grow One.

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If You Want to Stop Wasting Water and Energy, Stop Wasting Food

Green (Living) Review

That’s about one-fifth the total output of the Ohio River where it flows into the Mississippi. We throw away 40 percent of our food, but new technology is helping cities and companies reduce that refuse before it hits the landfill.

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