Little Big Year – Week 36: Southern New Mexico hotspots.

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Not so with our visit to Bosque de Apache NWR in southern New Mexico. What a stop it turned out to be, as I got two new Lifers in a matter of minutes. Despite the backlit picture, here is the new Crissal Thrasher.

What is the State Bird of New Mexico?

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In fact, they are central to many Mexican and Native American spiritual beliefs, and have been named the state bird of New Mexico. Birds New Mexico Roadrunner state birdI saw my first real Greater Roadrunner on a cold winter day in the Southwest. Walking along a dirt track next to a prairie, my friend and I were on the look-out for different sparrow species when a large bird suddenly darted into the clearing.

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. Compass.

The Juniper Titmouse Nesting Project

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In fact, they have risen to become the most active Nest Watching group in New Mexico (regardless of species), contributing 77% of the state’s data in 2018.”. Conservation Aldea Bird Group Cornell Lab of Ornithology Juniper Titmouse New Mexico titmouse

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Mikal Deese: Dead Bird Flies Again For Love

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This guest blog was written by Mikal Deese, Wildlife Educator, Rehabilitator, and founder of On A Wing And A Prayer in Corrales, New Mexico. We put her back in the mews to try out her new wing. Birds Great Horned Owl Mikal Deese New Mexico wildlife On A Wing and a Prayer wildlife rehabilitator

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City of Albuquerque Being Sued for Trap-Neuter-Release Program

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The lawsuit was filed with the state of New Mexico, county of Bernalillo, Second Judicial District Court by attorney A. Conservation cats New Mexico From the American Bird Conservancy : The mayor of Albuquerque and the director of the city’s animal welfare department have been named in a lawsuit alleging that the officials have committed animal cruelty by allowing certain illegal and improper animal management practices to occur related to abandonment of stray cats.

Fiery Garlic Tofu Recipe. ~ Molly Patrick

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I grew up in a teepee on a bunch of land in the middle of nowhere New Mexico (I’m not lying a teepee!). Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food cooking New Mexico recipe tofu vegan I had no running water, no electricity and no plumbing for the first part of my life. I was a teenager when we got our first TV and it was (I kid you not) a black and white seven-inch screen.

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Prepare to be Delighted: The Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2013.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) albuquerque balloon festival flight hot air balloons New Mexico timelapse There''s nothing better than a truckload of people (in this case, upwards of 800,000!),

10 Amazing Fall Foliage Photos

Conservancy Talk

9) Aspen woodlands showing fall color in the Coniferous Forest Zone of the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. Fall is a season for color lovers.

4 Tips to Motivate Your Home Yoga Practice. ~ Christine Stump

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Yoga Practice Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today ashtanga Badlands bridge coffee corpse pose home practice mountain pose New Mexico tea vodkaAre you starting your yoga practice—or maybe starting again? Keep it simple.

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A Little Rain Must Fall.

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New Mexico rainbows sadness sunshine "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." ~ Rabindranath Tagore.

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Autumn Movement. ~ Kiersten Figurski

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Yoga autumn beauty fall fragile golden New Mexico poem Sandburg seeds temporary "I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.".

The Orphan: A Sacred Place. ~ Caroline Treadway

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Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) culture desert futility healing Native American Navajo New Mexico rocks and sand Sacred sacred places wisdom When I find him, he’s standing next to two large, conical holes in a wide, flat rock. The depressions are about two feet wide, three feet deep and appear to be fashioned by giants.

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Cool Green Scientist: Anne Bradley

Nature Conservancy - Science

The view from Anne Bradley’s favorite hike at Tsankawi in Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico. Anne Bradley is The Nature Conservancy’s forest conservation program director in New Mexico. Is there a “graceful” transition we can facilitate to a new norm?

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Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

Conservancy Talk

Best Picnic-Inspired Challenge: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fifteen New Mexico artists accepted the challenge and created wildly imaginative art (that’s a picnic basket under the fairy dress!). Most Inspirational Picnic: New York City.

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For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Conservancy Talk

I could hardly be prouder of the thoughtful young woman my daughter has become, yet I felt a new surge of satisfaction at her choice. My own children spent their early years in New Mexico.

How I Became Best Friends with Georgia O’Keeffe. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Free Content to Partners Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today coffee desert Georgia O'Keeffe Idaho love New Mexico painting roses sarsaparilla skulls

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

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New Mexico’s “kid cages” — necessary for protection against wolves or just a publicity stunt? Animals Oceans & Coasts The Green Buzz Antarctica daily news green news malayan tiger manatee marine reserve Mongabay nat geo National Geographic New Mexico Pacific Ocean science world report The Huffington Post tiger Treehuger wolves

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

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Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States ban on drilling ban on fracking Bloomberg drilling drought exxon pipelines Farm Bill fracking Grist Huffington Post importing trash Missouri New Mexico Norway npr oslo pegasus rhino poaching South Africa Treehugger The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway. Say what?

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You Missed the Best Bit of Television Today.

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Deb Haaland of New Mexico, who, along with Rep. My favorite moment of today, was watching newly elected Rep. Sharice Davids, are the first indigenous women elected to Congress, share a sticker covered water bottle with her (I’m guessing) grandchildren.

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The Green Buzz: Monday, January 27

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First case of its kind : Courts will determine whether or not, by repealing greenhouse gas regulations, the state of New Mexico has violated its public trust duty to protect the state’s atmosphere. ( Los Angeles Times ). A new four-episode Hulu sitcom produced by Chipotle, “Farmed and Dangerous,” will seek to educate consumers about factory farming using satire.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 23

Conservancy Talk

What SeaWorld thinks of the new “Blackfish” documentary. ( Animals Birds Climate Change Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz daily news dolphins environmental news green news Huffington Post Green iberian lynx nat geo National Geographic New Mexico NY Times orca rufous-necked wood-rail seaworld smithsonian Today’s Green Buzz makes us want to reach out and hug an animal. To save the Iberian Lynx , we must address climate change.

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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.

All Goals in Life Are Problematic?—?Except One

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In the 1940s, in the New Mexico Desert, Feynman was bored while working on the Manhattan project that would birth the atomic bomb. The late physicist Richard Feynman famously won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. But here’s something most people don’t know about him: He was also a world-class safecracker. Naturally, […].

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Best Photobomb By A Bird Ever!

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Matt Daw just had the find of a lifetime at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. He was busy filming a Least Bittern , a pretty good bird to get video of to begin with, when, well, watch the video!

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Straw Bale Home: Completely off grid and self sufficient

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Living in the wild desert, where temperatures vary between extremes is a challenging task, and to uniquely suit the circumstances, Edge Architects from Taos, New Mexico, has designed a high desert home that will make living in the desert not only more convenient, but also greener. All thanks to firms like Edge Architects, who are upbeat about giving new dimensions to sustainable living. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account?

Attorney: Facebook power deal could be “sea change” for renewables

Green (Living) Review

Those special rates could in turn attract new businesses to the state and add new solar and wind facilities to the power grid. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

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Military Plans Huge Solar Undertaking - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

SolarCity and Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC announced earlier this week plans to hook up 4,700 military homes with solar at Fort Bliss, Texas, and the adjacent White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. Compass. « Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack | Main.

Arizona Wildfire Biggest in State History?

Wend Magazine

The wildfire blazing in eastern Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is burning more acres of land than any other fire in the state’s history, though some of that area is in New Mexico, where it skipped along treetops, threatening the small working-class community of Luna.

Little Big Year – Week 35: Route 66, Tucumcari and The Albuquerque area

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After our brief trip thru the great state of Texas, we were headed back into New Mexico, a state I was quite excited to explore. I have been all around the western states, here and there, but never spent any time in New Mexico.

Protected Habitat Proposed to Bring Back American Jaguars

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Land in Arizona and New Mexico proposed as critical habitat to ensure the survival of the jaguar in America. Read More The post Protected Habitat Proposed to Bring Back American Jaguars appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

10 Top Headlines re: Obamacare, this month.

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10 States with Highest Uninsured Rates are all Run by Republicans: Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico.

Largest Volcano on Earth Discovered Deep Under the Pacfic

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Nearly the size of the state of New Mexico, scientists have discovered one of the largest volcanoes in the solar system right here on Earth. Known as Tamu Massif, the Read More The post Largest Volcano on Earth Discovered Deep Under the Pacfic appeared first on Ecorazzi.

PhD programs in US economics departments with fields in environmental economics

Environmental Economics

University of New Mexico. I was recently advising an economics student about PhD programs in US economics departments (straight econ, not agricultural or other departments) with fields in environmental economics. I excluded ag econ because of the more limited teaching opportunities at the non-RI university (other than East Carolina University and Appalachian State University, who would hire an aggie in an economics department?):

Duck Stamps and the Best National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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Forsythe NWR in New Jersey (84.3%), Laguna Atascosa NWR in Texas (86.3%), and Ottawa NWR in Ohio (83.8%). Bosque del Apache NWR (New Mexico): 99.2%. Forsythe NWR (New Jersey): 84.3%. In June, the 2018-2019 Federal Duck Stamp was released.

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Rio Grande Del Norte NCA

Wend Magazine

In northern New Mexico, the river follows a deep gorge formed by the separation of the earth’s curst. For the past 30 years, concerned citizens and lawmakers have been working to create the Rio Grand Del Norte National Conservation Area along New Mexico’s northern border.

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To Drill, or Not to Drill? That’s the Wrong Question.

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Chaco Cultural National Historic Park, a World Heritage Site in New Mexico, teeters back and forth with ongoing lawsuits.

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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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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.

Video of Horse Shooting Sends Message to Animal Activists. {NSFW} ~ Stephanie Vessely

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It follows Tim Sappington, a former employee of the Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico, as he shoots and kills a horse. The only way to bring about change is to soften. Even if, especially if, it’s really hard. This week I came across the below video.

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Little Big Year – Week 34: We visit Colorado and Texas

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Trinidad Colorado is located just a few miles north of the Colorado – New Mexico border, and home to the Trinidad Reservoir. A new Lifer, the Woodhouse’s Scrub jay was split away from the Western Scrub Jay. This lovely bird is the new Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay.

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What can rule-bending alternative builders teach us about smarter shelters?

Green (Living) Review

In my neck of the woods here in southwestern New Mexico, I know a number of people who are living in alternative dwellings that would probably drive a city building inspector or code compliance officer absolutely nuts, but which fit their own needs perfectly.