Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert

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The post Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert appeared first on Cool Green Science. Planting trees to help birds adapt to climate change is the latest chapter in a history of Amargosa River conservation.

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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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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SolarCity Comes To Nevada

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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.

Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe.

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» 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. The Nevada tribe is located near the filthy Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant, which pollutes their air and water. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe : Comments.

Wind Turbine Plant To Be Built In Nevada

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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

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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. The closing of the plant, which was Nevada's single biggest contributor to climate disruption, signified a huge victory for the state's transition to clean energy and commitment to clean air and healthy communities. "Don't What a difference a year makes.

Big Win in Nevada on Clean Energy, Retiring Dirty Coal Power

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There is big news out of Nevada that will echo around the nation. Late Monday night the Nevada Assembly passed a bill clearing the path to retire the polluting Reid Gardner coal plant. For the Moapa Band of Paiutes and so many others in Nevada, today is a time for major celebration. Reid Gardner's carbon pollution is also Nevada's biggest contributor to climate disruption.

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


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

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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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Nevada to benefit from first hybrid solar geothermal power plant


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. This innovative project of Nevada is amongst the fourteen geothermal sites in the Nevada and Utah region who have been funded by the Department of Energy.

Winning some (eco) green in Vegas

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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. All Hotels Las Vegas Nevada North America Resorts The Americas United States green hotel Las Vegas Michael Straus Reuters RM Seafood Las Vegas sustainable dining Las Vegas Vdara | Green? Wanna Bet? |

Just back: the green Sands of the Las Vegas desert

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Just Back Las Vegas Nevada North America The Americas United States green hotel Las Vegas Las Vegas Sands Corporation Michael Straus Palazzo Las Vegas Venetian Las Vegas world''s largest green hotel | Can Excessiveness and Eco-efficiency Coexist? | | Las Vegas Strip—love or hate it, few question its supremacy as America’s Babylon, the pinnacle of excess, debauchery and vice.

Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante

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All Las Vegas Nevada North America The Americas United States B&B Ristorante Las Vegas farmers markets Las Vegas green restaurant Las Vegas organic restaurant Mario Batali in Las Vegas Michael Straus

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.

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.

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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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. The credits also help fund development of renewable energy facilities. Element Hotels now powered by 100% renewable energy is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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 tourismHealthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel.

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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| Zero-Waste Partying | Thousands of people of all ages attend music and experiential festivals every year, here in the U.S. and internationally.

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.

Huge solar tower in Nevada to generate power for household users


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. Situated in the deep desert the huge concrete shaft looks quite striking. As it turns operational, the tower will be surrounded by an ocean of mirrors to concentrate more light and heat to the tower. Solar Tower.

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.

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. It will engage, and sometimes challenge, all your senses. Thrill you with cultural and scenic wonders. Offer rewarding encounters with like-minded adventurers.

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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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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. It’s located at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place , between Mandalay Bay and Luxor resorts. Charging is free for retail and resort customers driving electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt.

Horned Toad Hospitality


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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How to plan a green honeymoon

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Africa All Certification Lake Tahoe Mauritius Nevada North America Oceania South Africa The Americas Tips United States Weddings green honeymoon green wedding Hawaii Las Vegas Reuters | Yin-Yang Greening | Your dream green wedding is all set. It’ll have mega impact on you and your guests, mini impact on the environment. Don’t stop there. Do like more and more couples today: Make your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon eco-friendly, too.

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

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Asia Certification China Hotels Las Vegas Macao Nevada North America The Americas Tips United States EarthCheck Green casinos Green Key Hilton MGM | Follow The Green | Nearly seven in ten Americans will gamble this year, and that statistic is matched or doubled-down in other parts of the world. No wonder the casino industry is worth some $30 billion—more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bolivia!

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. BLM bullying cattle barons Christopher Ketcham Cliven Bundy exposing the bully history of ranching Nevada overgrazing ranching tragedy of the commons

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Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

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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. But as often is the case in arid states like Nevada, those water rights are often over-allocated. Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. Photo: Scott Hein. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Recovery: Extricating Reptiles from the Pit of Despair

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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

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

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Today, the water is flowing through a restored river channel in the town of Beatty, Nevada, creating wildlife habitat, flood control and recreational opportunities. For the past three days, I’ve been visiting project sites throughout the river’s course in California and Nevada, learning about significant challenges, but more importantly seeing notable conservation successes. The Amargosa River runs for 125 miles in the Mojave Desert. Photo: Bill Christian/TNC.

5 Ways Hiking Heals a Broken Heart

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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 travelEveryone older than ten has likely experienced the exquisite agony and transformation of a broken heart. Which means that just about everyone has probably developed their own recipe for healing as well.

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

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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 homeAs a fan of snowboarding and a rider myself, I’ve long followed Mike Basich , who I watched way back in the 90s in snowboarding competitions.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

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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

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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

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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.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2020?

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will be much more cloudy than the sky in the photo above, taken at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Though it is January, often the coldest month for those of us in the northeastern United States, this weekend is forecast to be exceptionally mild.It

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2019)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a surprise Swamp Sparrow at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve in Nevada. That’s a wrap! With the end of the final weekend of the year comes the growing realization that your year list is more or less locked in place forever more.

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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. Vegas is a city that makes my heart cringe but simultaneously makes me feel as excited as a kid at Disney World. Last month, after almost 10 years, I spent a week in Las Vegas for business.

Solar’s Thirst for Water Concerns Desert Residents

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

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