The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

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Take a moment, then, to give thanks for the remaining good ones, the primary example being National Geographic. This year, the one now coming to a close, has been “The Year of the Bird,” as declared by National Geographic (as well as the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International). It is organized chronologically, in four chapters, beginning in 1888, when the National Geographic Society was formed.

National Geographic Bird-Watcher’s Bible

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But when you get a volume from National Geographic, it’s no surprise that it’s going to be in the upper echelons of aesthetic appeal. Reviews Birding birding resources national geographicI’ve been privileged to review some very beautiful coffee-table type books for 10,000 Birds.


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National Geographic Posts Favorite Photos

Wend Magazine

National Geographic is famous for bringing us incredible photos that tell stories of culture, adventure, and exploration. So grab a cup of coffee and peruse away: National Geographic Photos. Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday, June 4th Here, editors offer their favorite selections from the 2011 contest submissions. You can wander through each week’s gallery or browse the photo categories—people, places, and nature.

National Geographic Takes Over Scienceblogs

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National Geographic has assumed management of day-to-day operations for, expanding a relationship with Seed Media Group that started when National Geographic took on ad sales responsibility for in 2009.&# That is the entire text of the statement National Geographic put out.

National Geographic launches Birding TV Show

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Ok, so I’m unashamedly promoting my new show on National Geographic WILD in this post. The National Geographic WILD TV network is debuting Aeria l Assassins , hosted by James Currie on Friday, January 20, 2012. It offers a fantastic insight into the lives of Harris’s Hawks , the Sonoran Desert and its creatures. Please see below for more details.

How to Become a National Geographic Explorer

Wend Magazine

I asked Davis to share his advice on what it takes to become a National Geographic Explorer and live a life of discovery and adventure. Related posts: National Geographic Posts Favorite Photos. Click here to view the embedded video. Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, storyteller and award-winning explorer.

So You Want to Become a National Geographic Explorer

Wend Magazine

If you’ve ever wondered how you might become an explorer for National Geographic believe it or not it can be as simple as attending a seminar. During the Banff Mountain Film Festival in a conference room at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada aspiring young explorers learn the ropes of turning their dreams of adventure into an assignment for National Geographic. Working with National Geographic opens doors.

Blood Diamonds-National Geographic

Green Earth Journey

I watched this documentary last night and I thought it was very informative. Please check it out HERE

National Geographic Photographers Provide Family Portraits to 18,000 Syrian Refugees.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor's Picks National Geographic photos ripple effect syrian refugeePhotographers from Ripple Effect Images arrived in Jordan last month with a unique mission: to offer a photograph to every Syrian.

5 Essential Life Lessons from a National Geographic Photographer

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The walls were lined with copies of National Geographic. My little feet padded down the basement stairs. I ran my fingers along the spines, and pulled out a couple magazines. Settling into the couch, I spent some time sifting through pages and dreaming of future adventures. Then, hopping off the sofa, I rounded the corner […].

Toms Partners With National Geographic for Big Cats Collection


TOMS is teaming up with National Geographic for a new special edition collection that is sure to be the cat’s meow. The Big Cats Collection includes limited-edition footwear, glasses and Read More The post Toms Partners With National Geographic for Big Cats Collection appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Murdoch’s Media-opoly—Why I’m Grieving for National Geographic.

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All clever jokes aside including those about how we can now expect the National Geographic to feature reality stars and FOX News personalities the recent acquisition is a. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Europe Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only fourth estate fox free press journalism media National Geographic news rupert murdoch

Asher Jay’s ‘Art as Weapon’: Powerful National Geographic Live Video

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Check out her incredible speech at National Geographic (she’s an official Explorer with the organization ) HQ below: Related on Eco-Chick: Heroines for the Planet: Art Activist Asher Jay. The post Asher Jay’s ‘Art as Weapon’: Powerful National Geographic Live Video appeared first on Eco-Chick. Creative Arts activism art asher jay design elephants ivory national geographic speaking video

National Geographic Announces James Cameron Dive Documentary


A special documentary has been announced by National Geographic covering James Cameron's record-breaking dive into the Mariana Trench. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Science Top News james cameron

WATCH: National Geographic Presents ‘Untamed Americas’


The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild present a new miniseries documenting remarkable images of nature. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News josh brolin

‘Give Me Shelter’ Reality Series to Premiere On National Geographic Wild


National Geographic Wild is going to the dogs with its new reality series about life at a rescue shelter in Charleston, South Carolina. “Give Me Shelter,” a canine take on Read More The post ‘Give Me Shelter’ Reality Series to Premiere On National Geographic Wild appeared first on Ecorazzi.

This is the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Winner


Photographer Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand is this year’s winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest. Her stunning shot of a a tigress named Busaba shaking herself dry at Khao Kheow Open Read More The post This is the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Winner appeared first on Ecorazzi.

National Geographic Places James Cameron on June Cover


For the first time in its 125-year history, National Geographic magazine has placed a living Hollywood celebrity on its cover. Of course, this is no ordinary celeb but James Cameron Read More The post National Geographic Places James Cameron on June Cover appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News james cameron

This Winning National Geographic Owl Photo Keeps Blowing My Mind


I’ve personally always wanted to see an Eastern Screech Owl in the wild – but after seeing this winning shot below – there’s a really good reason why they’re so Read More The post This Winning National Geographic Owl Photo Keeps Blowing My Mind appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Review: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

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Fortunately for you, though, when I got home I found a review copy of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess ready and waiting to be dissected for your delectation. Book information from National Geographic Books Softcover 288 pages; 290 color photographs; 150 maps, 500 illustrations 5 3/8″ x 8 1/4″ © 2011 a.

Thanks to shrinking sea ice, National Geographic puts global warming on the map

Green (Living) Review

For the upcoming 10 th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World , its cartographers say they have made one of the most visible changes in the publication’s history: it’ll show a lot less Arctic ice. Every once in awhile, we reach a moment in history that so radically changes our concept of the world it forces us to redraw our maps — events like Columbus rediscovering America or the Soviet Union collapsing. Now we can add global warming to the list.

National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest: 8 Favorite Faces


National Geographic’s 2011 Photo Contest is in full swing, with professionals to amateurs submitting their pics for a shot at the $10,000 grand prize. Like past years, there are hundreds of photos out of the thousands submitted that could find a place of honor and awe on any wall. For a taste, I browsed the [.]. Animals Causes Entertainment Internet

A National Geographic Journalist’s Ingenious Method to Track Ivory Smuggling


Investigative reporter Bryan Christy introduced two fake elephant tusks, each containing a GSP tracking device, into the ivory supply chain in Central Africa Read More The post A National Geographic Journalist’s Ingenious Method to Track Ivory Smuggling appeared first on Ecorazzi. Talk about a man on a mission.

National Geographic Under Fire for Bluefin Tuna Series


Conservationists are speaking out against the network's series featuring fishing of the bluefin tuna, as the species' numbers rapidly decline. Read More. Animals Causes Entertainment Film/TV News Top News

A Year in Review (National Geographic Videos)

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National Geographic has made a list of their top 10 videos from the past year. Source: National Geographic Website. Photo Credit: National Geographic Website. Is the December cold getting to you? If you get home from work or school and just feel like cuddling up on the couch or in bed with a big blanket, then I have the perfect entertainment for you!

Plastiki Recycled Boat To Feature On National Geographic Channel


With Earth Day rapidly approaching, National Geographic is prepping the launch of “The 12,000 Bottle Boat&# , aka the tale of last year’s Plastiki Expedition across the Pacific. National Geographic’s special will chronicle the entire story – from the creation and journey of the Plastiki to the daily lives and hazards facing its crew.

James Cameron Becomes National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence


In between development on the next two “Avatar&# sequels and an expedition to film in the deepest part of the oceans (as well as various other environmental initiatives ), James Cameron will also now also be a National Geographic “Explorer-in-Residence&#. The director was honored today, along with marine ecologist Enric Sala, at a special gathering of National Geographic’s top explorers at Society headquarters.

Portsmouth, RI Wind Turbine Featured on National Geographic Program

Green Life Smart Life

Imagine my surprise when I was channel flipping the other night and came across an hour-long National Geographic special chronicling the arduous process of lifting over 100 tons and 366 feet worth of wind turbine parts into place when the weather just doesn’t want to cooperate. Tagged: green energy, green living, National Geographic, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Sean Riley, Wind Turbine, World’s Toughest Fixes.

‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Solar Companies Win National Geographic Terra Watt Prize

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Yesterday, the National Geographic’s Terra Watt Prize validated this market trend by awarding two ‘pay-as-you-go’ off-grid solar companies its top honors.  Each company will receive $125,000, plus the prestige of being honored by National Geographic through a rigorous process designed to add to the due diligence process. Just as solar leasing from the likes of SolarCity unlocked the solar market in the U.S.,

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition: A Field Guide Review

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The point is, the field guide I grabbed without hesitation was the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, which had just been published (and which National Geographic had kindly sent me for review). The 7th edition of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America covers 1,023 species that reside, migrate, or have been documented as accidentals or exotics in North America.

National Geographic's New TV Show "Wicked Tuna " Trivialises Plight of Disappearing Bluefin Tuna


A new National Geographic Channel show, Wicked Tuna , focuses on a group of fishermen trying to catch one of ocean’s most majestic and imperiled fish, the bluefin tuna. The program comes at a time when key fisheries for bluefin tuna — highly migratory, warm-blooded ocean predators that weigh up to 1,500 pounds and reach 13 feet in length — are threatening to collapse under the weight of overfishing.

Geno 2.0


This year, I spent mine on some really cool things, including a mad jaunt to attend an old friend’s birthday dinner over a thousand miles away, and participation in National Geographic’s ancestral genome tracking project. genome genome project human dna National Geographic science * What did you blow your tax refund on?

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Leo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary is both Devastating & Compelling.

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Arts Enlightened Society Green before the flood climate change Earth full movie full version leonardo dicaprio National Geographic solutionsI feel like asking Leo the same question that he asked the professor who proposes to implement a carbon tax.

Tunisians are loving the Fennec Fox to death

Green Prophet

While the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists Vulpes zerda as of least concern on their red list of threatened species, photographer Bruno D’Amicis discovered a disturbing trend that threatens the species during the two years he spent photographing the animal in Tunisia with support from National Geographic. Sadly, they eventually declared the program a failure. :: Proof, National Geographic.

Nat Geo Goes On Tour, Through The UAE

Green Prophet

National Geographic Magazine is one of the most exciting magazines on the planet. To date, the National Geographic Society has awarded 9,000 research grants that enable scientists to continue uncovering our planet’s sacred wonders. Translated into 31 different languages, National Geographic has extraordinary potential to inspire even more people on the planet, if only it can overcome its image as an “animal magazine.&#

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Animals are People Too? {Unique photos}

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks animal rights animals art awareness images life mindful National Geographic nature photography wild People love taking selfies. The selfie has just become part of our culture, in this day and age.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Apps for the Smart Birder — Which One Should You Use?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Timothy Boucher is senior geographer at The Nature Conservancy and a long-time birder. Hidden in National Geographic Birds is a way to something similar — filtering the search by color, size, habitat, etc. So for a true novice trying to find a bird, I think Audubon and National Geographic lead the pack, with iBird and Sibley following closely behind and Peterson bringing up the rear. National Geographic Birds.

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Film Review: Chasing Ice


Causes Entertainment Environment Film/TV News Science Top News Chasing Ice James Balog national-geographicFew films have the ability to be described as both strikingly beautiful and yet utterly terrifying. The global warming documentary, Chasing Ice, masters breathtaking imagery while showcasing realistic changes that Read More The post Film Review: Chasing Ice appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Raising Children Like Elephants. ~ Wendy Haley

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Genetic Engineers and Conservation Biologists: Scenes From a First Date

Nature Conservancy - Science

Having just read the cover story in the April issue of National Geographic on bringing back extinct species, our columnist — who has spent years fretting over a conservation initiative to restore bison to the grasslands of eastern Montana — now found good reason to fear that the reintroduction of woolly mammoths and other extinct species was headed our way. Woolly mammoths: coming soon to a prairie near you? Well, not so fast. Photo: Flying Puffin under a Creative Commons license.

The Green Buzz: Tuesay, June 25

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National Geographic ). Animals Environmental News The Green Buzz Canada daily news design Discovery News endangered species green building green news LiveScience National Geographic plants power outage red panda right whale supermoon superstorm Treehugger USA Today In today’s green news: are plants smarter than humans? The case of the missing red panda : closed. Phew! ( USA Today ). Plants flex their math skills at night to control their food supplies.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 3

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Birds Environmental News The Green Buzz Urban 4th of july air conditioning Alaska BBC biomimicry cities daily news extreme weather green news Grist Huffington Post Music National Geographic PhysOrg rockfish urban park Before you head outdoors for the 4th of July, cool off with some green news. 2001-2010 will be known as the decade of climate extremes. ( BBC ). Watch: an incredible high-speed video of birds in flight. Phys Org ).

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 28

Conservancy Talk

National Geographic ). Animals Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living North America Protected Areas Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States 500 chimps animal trafficking Discovery News east coast dolphins farmer''s almanac Fukushima intense fires MNN Mongabay mutation National Geographic new york daily news radiation sea life virus winter predictions Will radiation from Fukushima create super ocean creatures?