Duck Migration On The Upper Mississippi River

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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. Birds ducks features Mississippi River waterfowlOkay. I know at 10,000 Birds, we’re not only supposed to wow you with blog articles, but we’re also supposed show you some awesome photos.

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. At least one astute Staten Island birder, Seth Wollney, predicted that this year’s cicada emergence, 34 years after the first state record of Mississippi Kite , might lead to another visitation by the fabulous southern raptors.


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Avian influenza H5N2 in the Mississippi and Pacific Flyways

10,000 Birds

This is the first finding in the Mississippi flyway. What is H5N2 Avian Influenza? H5N2 is a bird influenza virus that is making news. This mainly affects domestic fowl, and in this sense is not a topic central to 10,000 Birds. But, wild birds are part of the story, and the virus itself has changed and has been known to make wild birds ill. And, of course, the reputation of certain species of birds as troublemakers for humans is a problem in bird conservation, so this is worth watching.

EDF: Mississippi River Delta and Natural Infrastructure Economist (2-year Post-doctoral Position)

Environmental Economics

  The initial primary focus of the work within EDF will be on financing options around ongoing restoration and protection needs within the Mississippi River Delta (filling a significant gap in our work in the Delta) and then assessing ideas for broader applicability or utility to other coastal locations in the United States.   The Mississippi River Delta is the site of the largest adaptation effort underway in the country today.

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. He now has plants in more than 1,000 buckets. It’s easier to grow an entire garden if you’re planting everything in buckets, Anderson said. There’s no hoe on the place,” he said. “We We don’t need one.” “You

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. But HCL Clean Tech , which offers a process to turn wood chips into biofuel, just received a $100 million bond package from the Mississippi state legislature to build plants in Grenada, Booneville, Hattiesburg and Natchez for products in the cosmetics, pet food, and lubricants industries.

SE Arizona 10 day birding blitz!

10,000 Birds

The new Lifers are the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Short-tailed Hawk, Mississippi Kites, Juniper Titmouse and Painted Buntings! There is believed to be a very small breeding population of Mississippi Kites that occupy a small area that borders Pima and Cochise Counties. We saw a total of 7 Mississippi Kites, and these three birds were hunting on the Pima County side of the line.

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. Now, just because I had seen Mississippi Kites in New York before didn’t mean that I didn’t want to see them again. Nate also had s ome good shots of Mississippi Kites in North Carolina recently.

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

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. However, the fish have since proliferated greatly and have become a great threat to the waters of the Mississippi River and potentially soon Lake Michigan. 29 species are expected to move from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi and Chicago Rivers as well.

The Kite Run

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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. There was a pair of Mississippi Kites hanging around as well. I have Mississippi Kites in my own hometown. Birding Birds Mississippi Kite Swallow-tailed KiteTo say that my birding has been limited this year is an understatement.

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Kite Running

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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. It’s a spot where Mississippi Kites have nested before, but they’re never really expected, and I was busy managing expectations while encouraging sharp eyes. Birds kites Mississippi KiteThe bird came first, just in case you were wondering.

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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. Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, May 2006, post-Hurricane Katrina. Image: Prince Roy /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

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: How do you apply? Simple.

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. The latest dangerous political theater comes from Mississippi, where MS Power is attempting to build an experimental coal plant ( IGCC ) in Kemper County, Mississippi, along with a huge lignite coal mine. " said Louie Miller, Mississippi Sierra Club state director.  Mississippi, and the whole U.S.,

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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. Birds Featured Post 1 International North America United States backyard bird bird migration bird species bird-friendly backyard birders birdfeeder birdhouse birdwatching Dave Mehlman frequent flyers house finch migratory bird program migratory birds Mississippi River spring migration white pelican wilson''s warbler

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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. After retiring from the Corps, he served another 30 years as vice president of the influential Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, where he was a tireless advocate of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project , or MR&T.

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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.

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. Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. This post originally appeared on the Global Water Forum. Water is the silent currency that runs through the global economy.

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.

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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. Today, hundreds of thousands of coots and other waterfowl flock to Emiquon Preserve. Matt Miller/TNC. By Mat Miller, senior science writer. The airboat whirs over the shallow wetland, as huge flocks of coots, ducks, herons and other birds flush before me.

Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

With two of North America’s major flyways, Mississippi and Central, overhead, and with almost 400 miles of coastline Louisiana is one of those states where you can see Eastern and Western birds and a hell of a lot of shorebirds and waterfowl. Louisiana is a magical place to bird.

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. Featured Post 1 Fish Fresh Water The Nature Conservancy United States Water Conservation emiquon preserve flood management flooding flooding disaster floodplains floods floodwater freshwater conservation great rivers partnership illinois river Michael Reuter Mississippi River missouri river natural disasters river health rivers

Birds at the Bell

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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. Perhaps some other time I’ll write in more detail about the links between Minnesota’s Bell Museum and birds. There are many.

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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.

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

Environmental Economics

An e-mail conversation between the co-authors of this paper (that you should really be downloading) resulted in the exchange of the following pictures of advisor and former student: Advisor (circa 1986 or so--that's me with the mullet on drums): Former Student--now assistant professor at Mississippi State--Matt Interis (circa 2004 Who says economists aren't cool?

Trucker Loses 65 Pounds Thanks to New Vegan Diet


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. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan

USA Issues Largest Critical Habitat Ruling Ever to Protect Turtles


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

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 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.

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. They call it a shell pit because of the vast array of fossilized mollusks who once lived and died there, then became a resource to be mined as gravel and fill.

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


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

Sandhill Crane Migration Is Underway

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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. In 1975 there were less than 35 of these birds remaining on the planet prompting the creation of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.

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Fall Hawk Migration Hotspots

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Mississippi Kite. Super Hot-spot: Hawk Ridge, Duluth, MN – Mississippi Flyway. Super Hot-spot: Hawk Ridge, Duluth, MN – Mississippi Flyway. Our favorite birds of prey fly south. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird. I would fly about the earth. seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot). Appearing now (or very soon) at a Flyway near you – fall raptor migration!

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BP: Truth in Advertising?


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: 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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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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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. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is committed to working with partners to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the Mississippi River Basin by 20 percent by 2025.

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

Green (Living) Review

Geological Survey, accepted for publication online ahead of print in the journal Enviromental Toxicology and Chemistry , titled, “Pesticides in Mississippi air and rain: A comparison between 1995 and 2007,”[i] reveals that Roundup herbicide (aka glyphosate) and its still-toxic degradation byproduct AMPA were found in over 75% of the air and rain samples tested from Mississippi in 2007.

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Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Presentations: A Combined Revealed/Stated Preference Model for Projecting the Impact of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Recreational Angling in the Great Lakes, Upper Mississippi, and Ohio River Basins, Gregory L. Thursday, March 19, 3:45 – 5:15 Session 4. Non-Market Recreational Welfare Effects of Changes in the Diversity and Abundance of Species. Chair: Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon.

Old Crow Distillery Company: Old Crow

10,000 Birds

But Audubon adds, “Some go up the Mississippi for four or five hundred miles, but I have not seen any higher on that stream, which they generally leave to return to the vicinity of the sea-shore in the winter season.”. By my reckoning, 500 miles up the Mississippi River as the steamboat goes only gets you as far as the Mississippi-Louisiana-Arkansas tripoint. Well, it’s happened again – my first bird of the year was a crow.

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Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Protected Birds

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In addition to numerous Anhingas he was also found to have feathers from “four red-shouldered hawks, two Cooper’s hawks, two pileated woodpeckers, one red-tailed hawk, on rough-legged hawk, one broad-winged hawk, one golden eagle, one osprey, one sharp-shinned hawk, one Mississippi kite, one peregrine falcon, one American kestrel, and another bird that was identified as either a Gila woodpecker or red-bellied woodpecker.”