Birds on Posts or Birding North Dakota

10,000 Birds

If you like birds on posts, if seeing “little brown jobs” posing nicely in the distance as you drive or walk along a dirt road only to have it fly away as you approach makes you deliriously happy, then North Dakota is the place for you. I was on New Jersey Audubon’s Grand North Dakota birding tour this past July, driving along dirt roads through the prairies of western North Dakota. Trips North Dakota

North Dakota Votes Against Animal Cruelty Felonies


The state of North Dakota votes in favor of animal abuse by not passing an animal cruelty felony law. Read More The post North Dakota Votes Against Animal Cruelty Felonies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News


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Light Pollution from North Dakota Fracking Visible from Space


Good luck seeing the stars in some part of North Dakota. The natural gas boom from fracking underway in the state is now so great that NASA is picking it Read More The post Light Pollution from North Dakota Fracking Visible from Space appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

Green (Living) Review

North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. However, North Dakota has no facilities to process this level of radioactive waste. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily.

Big Tesoro Pipeline Spill in North Dakota

Sightline Daily

oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, the state Health Department said Thursday. 29 by a farmer harvesting wheat about nine miles north of Tioga. From the same folks who want to build a gargantuan oil-by-rail facility on the Columbia River, comes this news today: More than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp.

Flaring Up in North Dakota, Natural Gas Emissions from Oil Production

Sierra Club Compass

Flaring of natural gas in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Oil production in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation has increased 40-fold between 2007 and mid-2013, from 18,500 to 760,000 barrels per day, according to a recent report by Ceres , a nonprofit organization focused on sustainability. Surpassing Alaska in May 2012, North Dakota became the second-largest oil producing state after Texas. Photo credit Tim Evanson.

North Dakota’s Governor Signs Executive Order for Emergency Evacuation at Standing Rock.

Elephant Journal

Closing off sections of the camp and forcing people to attempt to set up camp in a new area in freezing conditions with heavy. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. NODAPL executive order Native Americans oil Sioux Standing Rock water protectors

The World is Watching us F*ck Up at Standing Rock. {Graphic Video}

Elephant Journal

NODAPL Bakken oil Dakota Access Pipeline DAPL enlightened society militarized police force news North Dakota politics Sacred Stone Camp Standing Rock unarmed protestors water is lifeThe world is watching as we unleash our militarized police force and private security thugs on unarmed protestors. Is that not the true test of a ". Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Dirt to Soil: A Farmer’s Tell-all Puts Soil First

Nature Conservancy - Science

North Dakota farmer Gabe Brown’s journey to regenerative agriculture. From the Field Ideas Agriculture Our Nature Reads Soil Science

Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

Due to efforts to restore bison in North America, The Nature Conservancy has been instrumental in helping predict the future of bison. Approximately 500,000 bison and 100 million cattle graze grasslands in North America. That’s where the Conservancy’s work to restore bison across North America has been critical. The climate of Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma is 17°F hotter than at Cross Ranch in North Dakota.

Farming, Adapting to Climate Change & the Limits of Imagination

Nature Conservancy - Science

But it’s still really difficult for people used to the agricultural economy of today to imagine, for instance, wheat fields in the Dakotas switching to another crop because it is warmer. Farm sprinkler irrigation system. Photo by Flickr user Chesapeake Bay Program via a Creative Commons license. What will the world look like in 50 years? Everybody wants to know the answer, especially when it comes to climate change.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Conservancy Talk

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Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart.

Mother Jones

To hear the deafening outcry over fracking, to see the flares of North Dakota's drilling boom twinkling in space , you'd think we'd gone ahead and set every other type of power production to low simmer on the backburner. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

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Will EU Apply Carbon Tariffs Against US Rogue States?

Green Living Ideas

In five states 90% of the electricity comes from coal: Wyoming, North Dakota, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. Tags: Alternative Energy News and Events 90% coal carbon tariffs copenhagen final document due January 31 France Indiana Kentucky North Dakota West Virginia Wyoming In Colorado it is 70%. A relatively few highly coal-dependent states is the reason that the overall American carbon footprint per capita is so much higher than Europeans.

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Standing Rock is not an Isolated Incident.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood American Indians Arikara Fort Berthold Hidats LaDonna Brave Bull Allard Mandan NADPL Native Americans North Dakota people power Sioux Standing Rock trumpI feared that President Donald Trump and the Republican congressional majority would not hesitate to overturn Obama’s decision. And, as we have recently seen, Trump has signed an executive order doing just that.

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The Importance of Returning to our Source: Standing with Standing Rock.

Elephant Journal

billion Dakota Access Pipeline, is under construction through North Dakota and runs through the Standing Rock Sioux Native American's sacred burial sites. The $3.8 Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality heritage Native American burial site our source Standing Rock Standing Rock Sioux

How to Embrace our Stories and Reclaim our Lost Selves.

Elephant Journal

Brené Brown I was a little girl, age seven, playing on my grandparent’s farm on a North Dakota summer day. “Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” For my siblings, cousins, and me, the farm was a childhood wonder. From early starts to quiet evenings, from […].

The Wearing of the Bins

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Last weekend I was in North Dakota attending The Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival in Carrington, ND. Carrington, North Dakota is farm and ranch country. You all have a LOT of very interesting and hard-to-see birds here in North Dakota. It’s not like wearing my binocs into a North Dakota café is going to change the world.

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Seven Oil Companies Charged in Killing Twenty-Eight Birds

10,000 Birds

The ducks landed in oil waste pits in western North Dakota in May and June where they were found dead. The so-called reserve pits are used during oil and gas drilling operations. Once a well is completed, companies are required to clean up the pit, and it must be covered with netting if it’s open for more than 90 days. None of the pits referenced in the charges were netted, but it’s unclear how many of them were open beyond three months, documents show.

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I am a Bonfire. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

From the Smoky Mountains to the Great Lakes, through sunflower fields in North Dakota, sunsets in Montana, and the rugged charm of Wyoming, I hunted for freedom of spirit. Adventure Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) america change Fire healing journey letting go life love move on self love soul journey transformation travel

Low Oil Prices = Less Oil Drilling

Sightline Daily

Drilling activity in North Dakota, home of the oil-rich Bakken Shale, shot through the roof, catapulting the Flickertail State (yes, that’s an actual nickname for North Dakota) into the #2 oil producing state in the country, second only to Texas. Within a few months, US prices had fallen below $50 per barrel, and oil drilling activity in North Dakota collapsed. North Dakota oil drilling collapsed after oil prices fell.

Daily Demand and Supply: Farmers make teaching econ 101 easy

Environmental Economics

farmers from Louisiana to North Dakota are preparing to switch more land to soybeans as they seek to limit losses from a slumping corn market. While corn remains the biggest domestic crop, prices have tumbled so much after two years of record harvests that the grain fetches less than it costs some farmers to produce.

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Independence Day 2030

Environmental Economics

Thanks to a b urst of new shale oil production in states like North Dakota and Texas—as well as conservation measures like increased auto fuel efficiency—U.S. oil imports will keep falling, and by around 2030 North America as a whole will become a net oil exporter. oil imports have been falling , with the country now bringing in just 20% of its energy from beyond its borders.

2012 138

Prii* Problems

Environmental Economics

The states with the highest percentage of electricity coming from coal, according to the Department of Energy, are West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota, and Illinois. 'Because electric vehicles, on average, generate greater environmental externalities than gasoline vehicles, the current federal policy has greater deadweight loss than the no-subsidy policy,' the [NBER authors] write. 'It's

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"With Energy Prices Down, Western States See Recession-Like Cuts"

Environmental Economics

Thanks to a boom in energy production several years ago, states such as Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming were among the leaders in post-recession higher-education spending, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. And in North Dakota, where the development of the Bakken Shale helped establish the state as one of the most financially stable in the nation, 500 jobs were eliminated along with 6.5

When was the last time you saw "permanent income hypothesis" in the news?

Environmental Economics

Today: While few outside of Texas and North Dakota are complaining about this huge savings that consumers have enjoyed since energy prices began falling last summer, economists have been stumped recently trying to figure out exactly what consumers are doing with the windfall.

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"Stagnant Economy Forcing More Americans To Take Jobs As Infrastructure"

Environmental Economics

Additionally, we found that Americans are inclined to relocate to secure gainful work, as reflected by the trend of unemployed citizens of the Upper Midwest and Plains States moving to North Dakota in the hopes of finding work as fiber-optic cables.

2014 155

Oil Train Explosions: A Timeline in Pictures

Sightline Daily

At 7:15 this morning, yet another crude oil train erupted into an inferno, this time near a small town in central North Dakota. So, for the record, we’ve assembled here a pictorial timeline of North America’s bomb trains. Heimdal, North Dakota: May 6, 2015 The latest on the train derailment. Casselton, North Dakota: December 30, 2013. Destroyed Oil Tank Cars In North Dakota Derailment by Ann Arbor Miller/Greenpeace (license) (Used with permission.)

This Video From the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Is Absolutely Nuts. A Total War Zone.

Mother Jones

Last night, a group of activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline were met by law enforcement and pipeline security agents, and the situation quickly spiraled out of hand. As Mother Jones ' Wes Enzinna reported from the scene : An armed security agent employed by the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was arrested Thursday after he was caught entering the camp of activists protesting near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in southern North Dakota.

WPAs: America’s Duck Factories

10,000 Birds

The potholes and associated grasslands create North America’s most productive habitat for breeding waterfowl, making it an area of global significance for Mallards , Northern Pintails , Blue-winged Teals , Gadwalls , Northern Shovelers , and others. The region has justifiably been referred to as the “Duck Factory of North America.” FWS estimates that 2-3 million geese and 7-9 million ducks use use the basin between February and April, as they fly north to their breeding grounds.

The Flight of the Vultures

10,000 Birds

But the turkey vultures would certainly leave the places we saw them – Montana, North Dakota, Illinois and Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio and eventually New York – and head south. The only bird we saw in every state was the Turkey Vulture. No vast kettles, yet, only ones and twos. Maybe only to the southern borders of the same state in the case of some of the Pennsylvania birds, maybe down beyond the limits of the US through Central America for the westerners.

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Oil Trains: What You Should Be Reading

Sightline Daily

With the recent blow-up in North Dakota last week, it seems everyone is (finally) paying attention to the risks of oil train explosions. Among the damming findings: A four-month investigation by The Globe and Mail found the oil being shipped from the Bakken region – which straddles North Dakota, and parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan – is far more volatile than regulators and railways believed. Screen shot of BBC footage of ND oil train explosion.

My eBird 10th Anniversary

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A pelagic out of Hatteras, North Carolina , the Biggest Week in American Birding in Ohio , and trip to Puerto Rico stand out as well. My profile page identifies the states that I have not eBirded, including Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Mississippi, and Vermont.

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"Job creation shuffle"

Environmental Economics

Then there are people who are displaced by the new jobs created – the coal miners who worked for the mine that is shut down; the workers at the incandescent light bulb plant; the fracking oil drillers in North Dakota laid off when cheaper crude from the tar sands is carried to market by the Keystone XL; or the workers who would have carried that same oil by rail if the Keystone weren’t built.

2015 160

Snowy Owl Invasion!

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Snowy Owls have been sighted as far south as North Carolina and some locations have as many as seven! Birders in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Maryland, and Virginia are all enjoying Snowy Owls , but none as much as the North Carolina birders, who are enjoying their first and second Snowy Owls in thirteen years.

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Black Eyed Peas to Hold Benefit Concert for Flood Victims


Their Super Bowl performance may have been panned, but the Black Eyed Peas are bouncing back in a big way, by holding a fundraising concert to aid flood victims of Minot, North Dakota. The concert, slated for September 3, will be held at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand and will benefit the Minot Area Community Foundation Minot Area Recovery Fund, for which Duhamel serves as honorary chair. .

eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

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Other states, such as North Dakota and Arkansas, were also gray, but those seemed less troublesome, since I have never visited either state. According to eBird , I have been entering checklists since December 23, 2009, and I find it an incredibly useful way to maintain my lists, plan birding travel, and keep up on my favorite hotspots. eBird automatically organizes my observations by country, state, and county, and keeps running totals for my life and year lists.

2018 116

Waste not, want not

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Every day across the western half of North Dakota 100 million cubic feet of natural gas is deliberately burned by oil companies rushing to extract oil from the Bakken shale field and take advantage of the high price of crude. The gas bubbles up alongside the oil, and with less economic incentive to capture it, the drillers treat the gas as waste and simply burn it. Here is the caption on slide 3 of 5: At a well site near Stanley, N.D.,

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Keystone XL -Decimating the Heartland


From North Dakota and South Dakota, the wheat-growing center of the continent, down through Nebraska and Kansas (more wheat, soybeans and corn) – with a jog from the Nebraska-Kansas border through Missouri corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and all along the Missouri River – and into Illinois, just in case they missed any good cropland. Keystone XL, Decimating the Heartland.

I don't even have time to read this morning

Environmental Economics

Using new technology and spurred by rising oil prices since the mid-2000s, the industry is extracting millions of barrels more a week, from the deepest waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the prairies of North Dakota. Recommended reading ( Inching Toward Energy Independence in America ): Across the country, the oil and gas industry is vastly increasing production, reversing two decades of decline.

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A Gathering at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

10,000 Birds

California is blessed with 51 NWRs and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), second only to North Dakota with 77. As I always do on the way home, following a short visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, I take in at least one of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) found in the Sacramento Valley. I usually stop at the two refuges that have easily accessed auto tour routes, the Sacramento NWR and Colusa NWR.

Deer Advisor: Help for Communities Grappling with Abundant Deer Populations

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dr. Daniel Decker, professor and director of the Human Dimensions Research Unit at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources, and Dr. Meredith Cornett, director of conservation science at The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, shed some light on the issue communities are facing and how the new tool can help them find solutions.

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Why Bakken Oil Explodes

Sightline Daily

The warning came after tank cars carrying Bakken oil exploded in three separate railroad accidents in Alabama, North Dakota, and Quebec. Based on preliminary inspections conducted after recent derailments in North Dakota, Alabama, and Lac-Megantic, Quebec involving Bakken crude oil, PHMSA is reinforcing the requirement to properly test, characterize, classify, and where appropriate sufficiently degasify hazardous materials prior to and during transportation.

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