Nebraska egg producer inspired to do even more for disabled

Green (Living) Review

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez at a White House event honoring “Champions of Change” last week, stuck out to Dan Hromas of York, Nebraska. Far too many people focus on the first three letters of “disability,” rather than the last seven. That message, delivered by U.S.

Looking for Sandhill Cranes in Kearney, Nebraska? Pull Over!

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The massive flocks of Sandhill Cranes that stop over in Nebraska on their way north are becoming a bigger and bigger tourist attraction. In those situations, Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Tourists are so attracted to the cranes that the roads can actually become dangerous : The biggest worry for area residents and police are bird watchers who may pay too much attention to birds and not enough to driving safely.

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After Nebraska Setback, Greens Regroup on Keystone XL | Mother.

Mother Jones

After Nebraska Setback, Greens Regroup on Keystone XL. " Nebraska DEQ; Tim McDonnell. She still has one ace in that hole: a lawsuit in Nebraska Supreme Court brought by a trio of landowners against Gov. But the hew and cry coming from Nebraska is pure NIMBYism."

Nebraska, Texas, Lead the U.S. in Animal Slaughter

Eccorazzi

That’s Read More The post Nebraska, Texas, Lead the U.S. If you’re an animal that is so often sought out as a meal, you’re going to want to avoid the Midwest. And the southeast. Well, really all of America. in Animal Slaughter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News

A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

10,000 Birds

Dozens of WPAs are located in the Rainwater Basin , a region south of the Platte River in south-central Nebraska, at the narrowest point of the Central Flyway. Located near Holdrege, Nebraska, it is known for spring migration and occasional Whooping Cranes.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

10,000 Birds

Dozens of WPAs are located in the Rainwater Basin , a region south of the Platte River in south-central Nebraska, at the narrowest point of the Central Flyway. Located near Holdrege, Nebraska, it is known for spring migration and occasional Whooping Cranes.

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Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Photo Credit: Me (in Omaha, Nebraska--more details later

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Nebraska Solar Tour Aims to Steer Energy Priorities Toward a Cleaner Future

Sierra Club Compass

Faced with a future of clean-energy investment or more-of-the-same coal burning from their utility, about 60 people from Nebraska''s capital participated in a "solar tour" this past weekend.

Bison Good, Cattle Bad? A Prairie Ecologist’s Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bison at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska. Grasslands bison cattle Chris Helzer grassland conservation mammals Nebraska prairie prairie ecology ranching ranchlands

Does Snow Burn?

Conservancy Talk

Our goal was to train 65 fire workers and students from five western universities to safely use fire to restore several thousand acres of forests and grassland along Nebraska’s Niobrara River. Jeremy Bailey is the Fire Learning Network Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy.

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Cookbook Superstar Isa Moskowitz Opens Vegan Restaurant in Omaha

Eccorazzi

One of the biggest names in vegan cooking, Isa Moskowitz is bringing her delicious talent to Omaha, Nebraska, in the form of Modern Love restaurant.

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Play Ball! An iPhone photo essay

Environmental Economics

  Well, I had the privilege (used loosely) of taking the Official Only Son of Env-Econ (OOSEE), and his baseball tea--the Crush Baseball Club--to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in a 12 and under baseball tournament centered around the NCAA College World Series. 

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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.

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Sierra Club Compass

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. At its June board meeting, OPPD committed to retire the North Omaha plant (three units in 2016, two in 2023), add 300MW of energy efficiency, and update its Nebraska City plant.

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WPAs: America’s Duck Factories

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The resulting properties—WPAs—are small ponds, wetlands, and associated grasslands, primarily in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana, but also in Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa. Mallards at Rainwater WMD in Nebraska (USFWS). Jason A.

Keystone XL -Decimating the Heartland

Celsias

Keystone XL, Decimating the Heartland. Keystone-XL, a pipeline designed to bring Canadian tar sands (from Alberta) south to the Gulf of Mexico where it will be processed, passes through America’s Heartland.

Crow Roosts

10,000 Birds

It gives those Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska a run for their money. Have you ever gone to look for a American Crow roost in the United States? In winter, crows gather by the thousands for form large roosts and sleep in the winter time.

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Bird Litigation: “Standing” and the California Gnatcatcher

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The petition relied on a genetic and ecological analysis by Dr. Robert Zink, a biologist at the University of Nebraska (the “ Zink study ”).

My eBird 10th Anniversary

10,000 Birds

My profile page identifies the states that I have not eBirded, including Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Mississippi, and Vermont. According to eBird , I have been an eBirder since December 23, 2009, so today is my 10th eBird anniversary.

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The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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The Rainwater Basin in Nebraska is one of the most significant waterfowl stopover areas on the continent. Every few years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities.

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Recovery: Prairie Reprise

Nature Conservancy - Science

On moving from Michigan to Nebraska J. But Chris Helzer , The Nature Conservancy’s science director for Nebraska, offers this: “People just don’t think about prairies as natural areas. Cattle graze on restored prairie at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies in Nebraska.

The Top 10 Clean Energy Stories to Be Thankful for in 2013

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  #5) NEBRASKA GETS IN THE GAME ON WIND According to an assessment from the National Renewable Energy laboratory, Nebraska wind could supply the state's current electricity needs 120 times over. Nebraska is projected to triple its amount of wind energy in just two years.

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A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World

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To be fair, he was slightly better positioned to do so, being a professor of biological sciences with the University of Nebraska. The rest of the cranes of the world receive only brief species accounts — while I would have loved to see more on all these birds, a single volume could hardly have contained them all and perhaps it is better for them to be more extensively treated by authors who know and love their worlds as Johnsgard knows and loves Nebraska.

Aspen is third U.S. city to reach 100% renewable energy

Green (Living) Review

Aspen’s transition to 100 percent renewable occurred Thursday after the city signed a contract with wholesale electric energy provider Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, in order “to achieve this final leg of our goal,” Hornbacher said. Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy, according to members of the city’s environmental and project departments.

When extortion is your only option

Environmental Economics

We feel like this is our only option,” said Representative Lee Terry, a Nebraska Republican who is one of the leading pipeline supporters. 

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Colorful parking canopy made from recycled plastic bottles

EcoFriend

that have been craftfully designed using plastic bottle and today we are here to tell you about a car canopy designed by Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska. Garth has used approximately 1500 old plastic bottles to create the parking canopy in her home town Nebraska.

Why Did the Prairie Chicken Cross the State?

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After being nabbed in Nebraska and outfitted with a GPS collar in April of this year, Bird No. Not quite as fancy as the satellite tracker that Bird No. 112 got, this radio transmitter nevertheless tells scientists at the Missouri Department of Conservation where this Greater Prairie Chicken is. . That’s what scientists would like to know. And actually, this particular Greater Prairie Chicken crossed two states.)

US Rejects Keystone XL Canada Oil Sands Pipeline

Sustainability Ninja

” The pipeline would have passed through Alberta, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The US state department has officially said no to the Keystone pipeline, a controversial 1600-mile long crude oil pipeline that would have run from the Alberta tar sands. The state department denied the permit, saying it had insufficient time to review the plans.

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eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

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On eBird profile pages, size matters: tiny Delaware is barely noticeable whereas Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri are conspicuous.

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Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in Oil Protest at White House

Sustainability Ninja

The protest and ensuing arrests involved several people who have been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which if approved, will run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston,Texas. Daryl Hannah was arrested today during a protest in front of the White House. The protesters oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Keystone XL is Dead-Again

Celsias

For the second time in as many months, the Obama administration has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline—a hugely controversial project that would traverse the length of the country from Nebraska to the Gulf of Mexico, carrying heavy and dirty tar sands oil from deep in Canada.

Climate and Clean Energy Events Nationwide: Fighting for Environmental Justice in Omaha

Sierra Club Compass

North Omaha, Nebraska, is home to one of the dirtiest coal plants in the nation, the North Omaha coal plant operated by Omaha Public Power District. Another reason moving beyond coal in Nebraska is so exciting?

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TransPartisan Politics on the Plains

Celsias

Farmers and ranchers in Nebraska, many of them longtime conservatives, got angry about corporate influence on a single issue that has since captivated the entire state and upset national politics: the Keystone XL pipeline. On January 18 the Obama administration announced it will reject the project, which would have carried tar-sands petroleum from Alberta across Nebraska and five other states to the Gulf of Mexico, where it would have been refined and likely shipped overseas.

Stamping the First Robin of Spring

10,000 Birds

But apparently Fred was not alone because over the last three years quite a few people from Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Iowa, and Nebraska have chimed in to say that they too, grew up stamping robins and some mentioned passing it on to their children and grandchildren. Now that winter’s fury is melting beneath more moderate temperatures here in the northeastern United States my thoughts have turned to spring.

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Men Reminded This Week That Eating Fresh Fruit Can Create A Healthier Lifestyle

Green (Living) Review

According to an article in Nebraska’s York News Times by the Four Corners Health Department, “Men take charge of so many parts of their life – their own health shouldn’t be any different.” Most men at work, especially if there’s an audience, will likely choose a donut over an apple.

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding

10,000 Birds

Some states have no species at all, not even a pigeon, crow, or sparrow: Hawaii , Utah , Nebraska , Oklahoma , Minnesota , Iowa , Wisconsin , Kentucky , West Virginia , Mississippi , Alabama , Connecticut , and Rhode Island.

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5 Simple Tips to Turn Your Yard Into Pollinator Paradise

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bumble bee on New England Aster in Nebraska. A soldier beetle visits habitat restored by the Conservancy in Nebraska. Photo: ©Chris Helzer/TNC. By Matt Miller. When I stepped outside this morning, our yard was abuzz – literally – with activity.

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Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Showy evening primrose (Oenothera rhombipetala) in restored prairie at the Derr Tract of Platte River Prairies, Nebraska. State: Nebraska. Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse passes through North America?

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It may be hard to swallow, but Bumpus could get bumped to the back burner

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This week, a new study was published about Sparrows in Nebraska, that in some ways resembles the study by Bumpus and may well be a better example of Natural Selection in birds. The new study is about Cliff Swallows ( Petrochelidon pyrrhonota ) in southwestern Nebraska. In 1898, Hermon Bumpus published a paper about change in the morphology in a population of House Sparrows that he proposed was an example of Darwinian Natural Selection in action.

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Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World

Sierra Club Compass

The clean energy stakes got even higher last week when Facebook announced it had chosen Iowa over Nebraska as the location for a $1.5 After spending last weekend at the Heartland Coalfield Alliance's retreat in the Illinois coal basin region, I'm more inspired than ever.

Keystone XL Pipeline Hearings Create Questions and Controversy

Celsias

The $7 billion pipeline would move tar-sands derived crude oil from Alberta, Canada through Kansas, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The last week of September marked the start of a series of public hearings in six U.S.

Who Wants To See a Greater Prairie Chicken?

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Couple that with the fact that Greater Prairie Chickens are either holding on or in decline in all states except Nebraska and the national picture becomes clear. Timothy Barksdale is a birder/biologist turned filmmaker , passionately pursuing birds with a television camera for the last 24 years. His work is the foundation of the Macaulay Library video collection. Tim’s involvement with birds began very early and has led him to his passion for conservation through television. “No

We Cannot Allow This Administration’s Environmental Policies To Stand

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Please consider sending a public comment opposing the Keystone Pipeline to the Nebraska Public Service Commission, no later than 5pm Friday Central time via the Sierra Club.

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