What is the State Bird of Nevada?

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The Mountain Bluebird is one of the most striking birds in the United States, and is the state bird of both Nevada and Idaho. Designated in 1967 (36 years after Idaho’s), the Mountain Bluebird can be found all year round in Nevada, though in general its range shift southward for the winter months; in the summer, this species can be found as far north as Alaska. Birds Mountain Bluebird Nevada state bird

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In Nevada? Pull Some Pipe!

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Plastic pipes that have been used to mark mining claims in Nevada are death traps for birds. So, if you are in Nevada, pull some pipe! A state law now allows anyone who finds the pipes to pull them from the ground. Asides

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SolarCity Comes To Nevada

Green Living Ideas

SolarCity, the largest solar power provider in the United States, has just entered the Nevada market. In Nevada, SolarCity states that homeowners can go solar for as little as $30 a month. SolarCity now has 400 employees in Nevada, but it will be hiring more soon. ” With Nevada’s tremendous solar resources, the state could become a huge solar power market. If you’re a Nevada homeowner, SolarCity may or may not be your best option for going solar.

Looking Forward to Birding Fallon, Nevada

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I’ve never really been to Nevada—just a layover in the Las Vegas airport, where I was amused to see slot machines at the gates. … where the Spring Wings Festival will be held from March 17–19, 2013! The good folks at the Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority extended an invite to 10,000 Birds to send one of us bloggers to the annual birding festival held in this town about an hour east of Reno. Everyone else is otherwise engaged, or my hand went up first, or both.

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Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe.

Sierra Club Compass

» Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe. Today Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an agreement to purchase enough solar energy from Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes to power 105,000 Los Angeles homes. Compass.

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Wind Turbine Plant To Be Built In Nevada

Wind Power Ninja

Renewable Energy Group, A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd, and American Nevada Group recently announced the development and construction of a new production and assembly plant in Nevada that will supply highly advanced wind energy turbines to renewable energy projects throughout North and South America. Wind Power News nevada wind power nevada wind turbine plantThe U.S.

Clean Energy Summit Highlights Nevada's Energy Shift

Sierra Club Compass

One year ago at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada, Senator Harry Reid joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes in calling for the retirement of the Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant.   -- Elspeth Cordua, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Nevada Representative.

Pigeon Feeding Ban Proposed in Clark County, Nevada

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Pigeons are, perhaps, the most loathed of birds. And now Clark County commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has proposed making it illegal to feed pigeons in unincorporated areas of the county, which includes Las Vegas. The law seems virtually unenforceable but could cause problems for those who have bird feeders that pigeons take advantage of. Asides

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Endangered Desert Tortoises Set to Be Euthanized as Nevada’s Funds Dry Up

Eccorazzi

Since 1990, the desert tortoise has been protected by wildlife officials at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, a 220-acre reserve just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Now, the tortoises are being Read More The post Endangered Desert Tortoises Set to Be Euthanized as Nevada’s Funds Dry Up appeared first on Ecorazzi.

New Report: Sierra Nevada Among Top 10 Places Whose Species Are Threatened by Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2011: In a new report, the Endangered Species Coalition today named the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California as one of the top 10 places to save for wildlife on the brink of extinction.

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Winning some (eco) green in Vegas

Green Traveler Guides

I suppose someone chooses this epicenter of American hedonism as a basecamp for exploring the natural wonders of the Nevada […] Winning some (eco) green in Vegas is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green? Wanna Bet? |

Just back: the green Sands of the Las Vegas desert

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Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante

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Nevada to benefit from first hybrid solar geothermal power plant

EcoFriend

And Nevada’s Stillwater geothermal plan is one such example. By installing this Hybrid Solar Geothermal power plant, Nevada can ease the gaps of solar energy and also utilize both sources of power during the peak hours. This will also result in reduced carbon footprint of Nevada.

5 Tips for making your music festivals eco-friendly this summer

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Black Rock City Chicago Community England Glastonbury Illinois Isle of Wight Nevada North America The Americas United Kingdom United States Xtras best eco-friendly music festivals green music festival how be environmentally friendly at a music festival how to green a music festival

Element Hotels now powered by 100% renewable energy

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Certification Hotels Las Vegas Nevada News United States Element Green Travel News LEED Reuters StarwoodThe hotels purchase renewable energy credits that guarantee their power comes from a renewable source, such as wind, hydroelectric, solar or geothermal.

Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

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Airlines Big Sur California Europe Germany Hotels Las Vegas Monterey Munich Nevada New York New York City News North America Philadelphia San Diego Spas/Healing Arts United States Yoga Yucatan Green Travel News green travel trends Reuters wellness tourism

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Why walking can be your best eco-friendly vacation ever

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Black Rock City Community Compostela England Europe France Glastonbury Lake District Nevada North America Spain St. | Healthy Steps For Fun | What if we told you there’s an unforgettable adventure in your future. It will be Instagram-worthy to the max.

Wynn Resorts named to ‘top green U.S. companies’

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Green Travel News Las Vegas Nevada North America The Americas United States Xtras green hotels Las Vegas U.S. | Green Travel News | Wynn Resorts was ranked number 100 out of 500 companies on Newsweek magazine’s 2015 list of top green companies in the U.S. The ranking is based on research by Corporate Knights Capital and HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor, Inc.

MGM puts first EV charging station on Vegas strip

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Electric vehicles Las Vegas Nevada News Technology EV charging Luxor Mandalay MGM Vegas| Green Travel News | G reen gamblers, you’re in luck. MGM Resorts has installed the first electric vehicle (EV) charging station on the Las Vegas Strip.

TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

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Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S. The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Huge solar tower in Nevada to generate power for household users

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Abdul Vahid V: A Federal government-funded massive solar tower is under the final stages of construction in the desert north of Tonopah, Nevada. The 600 foot solar cell-studded skyscraper is meant to produce power for the nearby houses.

How to plan a green honeymoon

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Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment

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Exposing the Bully: Cliven Bundy and the Tragedy of the Commons

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He looks like Cliven Bundy, notorious scoff-law cattle rancher from Bunkerville, Nevada. Rancher / Feds face-off near Bunkerville Nevada What Bundy refuses to admit or care apparently is that grazing is now considered the chief cause of desertification in North America.

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Birding The City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

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All of these things can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada. The City of Henderson, which must be run by very enlightened individuals, has turned a bland old waste water treatment facility into a birding destination known as the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, which is well worth a visit should you ever find yourself in southeastern Nevada. He steered me right and there it was, my first life bird in Nevada! Trips Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve Las Vegas Nevada Casinos.

Wild Horses

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Adventures All My Relations Bioregional knowledge Spiritual Ecopsychology animal encounter birthday gift mustangs Nevada wild horsesI was born in that most unfortunate time for birthdays in this culture, smack dab in the dead zone between Christmas and New Year’s. Nobody wants to have parties then; they are partied out and waiting only to rally one last time on New Year’s Eve. Kids born around this time of year get a [.].

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Birding Fallon: Well Worth the Trip

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The festival is now in its 16 th year in the quaint-yet-vibrant town of Fallon, Nevada (about an hour east of Reno), and it draws on the wide array of birds that flock to the area during spring migration. The town is actually nicknamed “The Oasis of Nevada.”) Birding Destinations Trips Nevada The Spring Wings Festival , held this past weekend, was the perfect way for a birding-festival newbie like me to get into the swing of things.

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Black-throated Sparrow at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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……… Birds Black-throated Sparrow Nevada Red Rock Canyon sparrows On my western sojourn back in June we made a half-day visit to the absolutely gorgeous Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas. Because we had four children with us we chose to do the thirteen-mile loop road, stopping several times to take in the views and once, at the Willow Springs Picnic Area, to take a short hike through the desert.

Horned Toad Hospitality

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All My Relations Articles Humor Spiritual Ecopsychology airplane animal encounter animals attention desert desert horned lizard ecopsychology father-daughter Great Basin Hank Fields horned toad lesson more-than-human world nature writing Nevada pets stewardship Tina FieldsI discovered my first Desert Horned Lizard in my father’s lunchbox. After two interminable days away, my dad finally came through the front door. Joyfully, I ran to greet him, lunging forward with a big hug.

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Recovery: Extricating Reptiles from the Pit of Despair

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nevada bans all commercial take of reptiles, the last state to do so. The story behind the ban. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Herps Mammals Nature + People

Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Nature Conservancy - Science

But Nature Conservancy ecologist Sophie Parker , who is showing me conservation projects here, asks me to envision an earlier California and Nevada. “It’s Clear springs like these dot the area known as Ash Meadows in southwestern Nevada. Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. Photo: Scott Hein.

Protecting the Amargosa: From Suspicion to Support for a Desert River

Nature Conservancy - Science

Today, the water is flowing through a restored river channel in the town of Beatty, Nevada, creating wildlife habitat, flood control and recreational opportunities. Beatty, Nevada may be the nearest community to Death Valley National Park, but it still seems only nominally a tourist town.

Mike Basich’s Sweet Stone Cabin: An Off-Grid Tiny House for Mountain Lovers

Eco Chic

Located on 40 acres in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Basich’s tiny house is completely off-grid and is only 228 square feet. HomeSoul cabin California hand built Home mike basich natural materials offgrid sierra nevada mountains snowboarding stone cabin tiny home

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5 Ways Hiking Heals a Broken Heart

Green Prophet

This is what Jeff did, a Couchsurfer who met me in the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain for a weekend of wet walking. Travel & Nature Couchsurfing hiking love nature Sierra Nevada Mountains Spain travel

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

Conservancy Talk

Oldest petroglyphs in North America found in a dessicated Nevada lake. We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. Washington Post ). When you think of the military , do you think “environmentally friendly?” ” If not, you may want to think again. ( MNN ).

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 24

Conservancy Talk

A fish previously thought to be extinct is making a comeback in Nevada. ( Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science North America Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy alligator attack cutthroat trout Discovery News extinct fish florida hovering car Huffington Post kids MNN nature makes kids healthier nevada New York Times npr Outside PETA sea world stock traffic We’ve got interesting bedfellows in today’s green news.

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Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the Southwest

Green Living Ideas

Food and Cuisine Green Business Green Lifestyle Organic Arizona California farm-to-table food farm-to-table restaurants Nevada new mexico organic farming southwestStop at some of these farm-to-table restaurants in the Southwest on your next drive through, and savor the terroir while you help to support a more resilient and sustainable food system. The post Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the Southwest appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Las Vegas Hotel’s Green Rewards – Offering an Environmental Option

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Ecotravel/Ecotourism Cleaning Room Service eco tourism eco-travel Elvis energy hotel stay Las Vegas Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas Hotel Nevada travel Las Vegas– Sin City, known more for the slogan of “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” than it’s green initiatives.

Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

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Nevada. Voters across the country support environmentally conscious ballot initiatives. Voters in several states had the opportunity to express their support (or condemnation) of various environmental (or anti-environmental) issues respectively in the recent election cycle.

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ATTN: Naomi: Why we need the wisdom of our older sisters

Elephant Journal

On a recent trip to Colombia, I had the privilege of meeting and working with the Kogi women of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Why we need the wisdom of our older sisters. The women have long been ignored, as researchers and tourists alike, see the men as more important. This is a pattern […].

Turning his tiny ghost town green is this octogenarian’s dream

Green (Living) Review

Freeman’s goal is to make the community — located about an hour south of Vegas on the California–Nevada border — completely self-sustaining. What do you call 30-some people living in the same area? A town, a village, a hamlet?

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Solar’s Thirst for Water Concerns Desert Residents

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Solar Energy/PV Arizona desert groundwater Nevada photovoltaic PV renewable energy solar water

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