Noudar Nature Park, Portugal

10,000 Birds

I had the good fortune to be asked to represent one of the UK’s national birding magazines ‘Birdwatching’ on a press trip to Southern Portugal earlier this month. Trips Noudar Nature Park Portugal

Portugal’s Algarve: serious eco fun around Faro

Green Traveler Guides

| Nature Beyond Golf | Portugal‘s Algarve coast, the country’s southernmost, is one of Europe’s most popular beach and golf destinations. And with an abundance of low-cost Faro flights available […] Portugal’s Algarve: serious eco fun around Faro is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Algarve Community Europe Faro Portugal eco-friendly Algarve green Algarve green Faro nature activities in Algarve

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

Green (Living) Review

The land is called Tamera, the name given to these 330 acres in southern Portugal by a community of 30 people who moved here from Germany in 1995.

Birding Lodges – Part 1 – Paradise in Portugal

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Birding Lodges – Part 1 – Paradise in Portugal Birding Lodges – Part 1 – Paradise in Portugal By James • March 15, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share I’m thinking it might be good to include some footage and images of the lodges we have visited on our travels. Paradise in Portugal is a perfect example of this.

Quinta do Casal Branco: Lobo e Falcão Reserva (2016)

10,000 Birds

After three visits to southern Italy, followed by a lone excursion to Belgium, we’ll head back south to end our month-long “Grand Tour” of falconry-themed wine and ales in Portugal. Portugal has a long history of both falconry and winemaking.

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Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

A Scottish company will deploy sausage-shaped tubes off Portugal to create the world’s first commercial wave power plant, providing electricity to 1,500 homes from 2006, a partner in the Scottish firm said on Friday. This is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation.

Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

A Scottish company will deploy sausage-shaped tubes off Portugal to create the world’s first commercial wave power plant, providing electricity to 1,500 homes from 2006, a partner in the Scottish firm said on Friday. This is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation.

Honoring the greenest EU music festivals

Green Traveler Guides

Europe Experiences/Events France Germany News Paris Portugal Sweden Boom Festival Go Group Green Operations Award Green Operations Europe Maifeld Derby Michael Straus Reuters Way Out West We Love Green

2013 221

4 great ways to have an eco-friendly family holiday in the UK and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

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Beijing In Flood While Spain and Portugal Battle Fire

Celsias

The heaviest rainfall to hit China's capital Beijing in 60 years has left 37 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport. And so it seems, the weather continues to be the news as the world faces extreme weather event after extreme weather event.

Confessions of a 50-year-old Drug Virgin.

Elephant Journal

Arts Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Health & Wellness ayahuasca dmt drug related death drug risks drug use drug virgin drugs legal high legalise drugs Portugal drug laws prohibitionA young guy recently tried to push me into taking ayahuasca. Like so many other attempts in the past, it turned from an invitation to an inquisition when I.

2018 72

Preserve the Priolo: Azores Bullfinch Fundraiser

10,000 Birds

Conservation bullfinches crowdfunding PortugalThe Azores Bullfinch ( Pyrrhula murina ), also known as the Priolo or São Miguel Bullfinch , is an understated beauty endemic to the island of São Miguel in the Azores.

Lisbon is pretty crazy

10,000 Birds

I am on a quick trip to the Lisbon area in Portugal and – I must admit – I was taken completely by surprise about how this conglomeration of people, water and nature are put togerther. Destinations Europe Lisbon Portugal

2012 182

What Card Games with my Grandfather Taught me about Bridging the Generational Gap.

Elephant Journal

Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) ageism assisted living centers empathy family food grandparents intergenerational relationships livable communities multi-generational housing nuclear families portugalThe thing is, whether or not we acknowledge it, all generations are bound together and our pulling apart of this social web is leading to increased feelings of isolation and loneliness across all age groups.

2018 63

Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts

Green Prophet

Solar energy companies like Martifer Solar ( www.martifersolar.com ) from Portugal already has business in the United Arab Emirates. Energy Martifer Solar Morocco Portugal pv Solar Energy

Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

Green Prophet

Within Europe, not surprisingly, Greece and Portugal are the biggest losers, reflecting to a large extent the impact of the economic and debt crisis, which hit both destinations particularly hard.

The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

10,000 Birds

Reachable by direct flights from Portugal, the island country of Sao Tome and Principe lying in the Gulf of Guinea, in the armpit of Africa, has about 140 bird species and 28 endemics – more endemics per square mile than anywhere else on Earth.

Garrett McNamara Surfs 100 Foot Wave

Wend Magazine

Returning to Nazaré, Portugal, where he rode a record-breaking 78 foot crest in November 2011, Garrett McNamara has now ridden a wave estimated at 100 feet. While it’s difficult to determine the exact height of a wave, as his 78 footer was originally estimated to have a height of 90 feet, there is no doubt he has once again conquered a mammoth swell. The video is available in this Guardian article covering the ride. While Surfertoday.com has the best photo of it I’ve seen.

2013 170

The real reason behind austerity

Green (Living) Review

Portugal did not follow that idea put forward by the EU and others and, erm, no, the country did not fall off a cliff; the economy grew.

2018 156

Down in the Dumps: White Storks Find a New Food Source

10,000 Birds

Instead of wintering in Africa and breeding in Europe, growing numbers of the birds now appear to be staying put in Spain and Portugal. Are they stork raving mad, or just smart cookies? Either way, Europe’s White Storks seem to have found a year-round food source, and it’s changing their migration habits, according to new research. Move over gulls, you’ve now got competition at the landfills.

2016 104

UNSEASONAL BLOOMING AT THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

Green (Living) Review

These plants are perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, and also on the Canary Islands. Summer Loving Mediterranean Plant Flowers at Heligan. in NOVEMBER!!

2012 163

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2012?

10,000 Birds

Blue skies with perhaps a touch of smog over the scintillating central coast of Portugal (Find out why Dale Forbes finds Lisbon birding pretty crazy …) a. The month may be winding down, but March Madness is reaching a fever pitch.

2012 168

International Ecocity Framework and Standards

The Green Changemakers

W ebsite Launched [link] To date in English, German, French, Korean and Portug uese , more translations coming. [link] The International Ecocity Framework and Standards (IEFS) initiative seeks to provide an innovative vision for an ecologically-restorative human civilization as well as a practical methodology for assessing and guiding progress towards the goal. Sustainable-development Urban Green Eco-design

BP and US Citizens Learn from

Green Earth Journey

13, 2002, the Prestige, a Greek-owned ship flying under a Bahamian flag, sprang a leak in its hull after being caught in a storm off the coast of the Galicia region, the governments of Spain, France and Portugal all refused to allow the ship to go to harbor."

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Staycations up by a quarter this summer, research suggests

Green (Living) Review

While staycation bookings are up, Spain remains the top summer destination for UK holidaymakers, followed by with Italy, Greece and Portugal, though France has dropped out of the top five this year despite being the third most popular destination for Britons in 2016.

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Azure-winged Magpies

10,000 Birds

As well as the population found in East Asia, another smaller population also occurred in the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and Portugal. I’m back! And what a bird I have for you today. The Azure-winged Magpie is a pretty member of the crow family found in Eastern Asia, from Siberia and Japan down to Hong Kong. It was in Hong Kong that I caught up with the species, as it is easy to find in the splendid wetlands of Mai Po.

2016 104

World’s First Commercial Wave Farm to Generate Renewable Electricity From Ocean Waves

Eco Friendly Daily

Lisbon, Portugal – Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) is pleased to announce today the signing of an order with a Portuguese consortium, led by Enersis, to build the initial phase of the world’s first commercial wave-farm to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves. The initial phase will consist of three ‘Pelamis’ P-750 machines located 5km off Portugal’s northern coast, near to Póvoa de Varzim.

EU just cutting its nose off in-spite its face

Green (Living) Review

The fear is now that this could set a precedence for the banks in other countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal and it could just happen that investors are going to withdraw deposits from banks in those countries.

2013 151

EU Releases Renewable Energy Statistics

Eco Friendly Daily

For example, Portugal attains approximately 45 percent of their energy needs through renewable energy despite the EU average being 18.4 Portugal, it must be noted, had just 17 percent of their energy needs met in 2004. The European Union is a world leader in renewable energy.

The World Cup: Youth Revived. ~ Patricia O ‘Laughlin

Elephant Journal

ESPN reports the game between the US and Portugal was the most watched soccer game by Americans in history. This cup in particular seems to have attracted the interest of Americans. As the Americans move forward into the round of 16, interest is predicted to keep rising. So what is the World Cup like for a nation whose adults aren’t particularly engaged with the sport, but as children or teens may have been very much so? Family, Youth, Enlightened Education football soccer world cup yout

Serbia – birding overview of a year in the Central Balkans

10,000 Birds

Serbia has 317 eBirded species so far, or 89% of the 356 in the national checklist. North of Belgrade, the Pannonian plain is a lowland landscape with large, lazily meandering rivers (Danube, Sava and Tisa), while to the south hilly/mountainous landscapes are intersected by river valleys.

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These Nature-Approved Home Designs Will Amaze You

Green Prophet

Monsanto Houses, Portugal. Portugal’s Monsanto village is an architectural wonder; living proof humans can create and build without destroying precious natural features. What are some of the top priorities for your dream home?

2019 56

Wind power in Spain reaches an historic high in March 2011

Green (Living) Review

With the Spanish wind energy production of March 2011 it would be possible to cover the monthly electricity consumption of a country the size of Portugal, according to the the AEE, Spain's association of wind farms. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Madrid, Spain: Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever in April 2011 and wind farms accounted for 21 percent of demand and reached a monthly record, which is 5.0 percent more than in March 2010.

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Staycation 2016

Green (Living) Review

Most people have never seen any of the local areas of interest but have been to many places in Spain, Portugal, South of France, Italy, Greece, etc.,

2016 144

Largest Solar Park in the World Opens in Germany

Eco Friendly Daily

The Shell solar plant in Pocking will soon be overtaken by the GE-Powerlight plant in Portugal at 11 MW, brought to you yesterday in TreeHugger. The current leader in announced capacity appears to be a 116 MW solar station in Portugal to be built by a consortium of German companies. The ribbon was cut on the World’s largest continguous solar plant on 27th April 2006 in Germany. Construction on the 40 million euro (US$48 million) photovoltaic installation started August 2005.

World’s First Commercial Wave Farm to Generate Renewable Electricity From Ocean Waves

Eco Friendly Daily

Lisbon, Portugal – Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) is pleased to announce today the signing of an order with a Portuguese consortium, led by Enersis, to build the initial phase of the world’s first commercial wave-farm to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves. The initial phase will consist of three ‘Pelamis’ P-750 machines located 5km off Portugal’s northern coast, near to Póvoa de Varzim.

How to Sustain a Sustainability Blog: With Sustainablog

Wend Magazine

From 2002 to 2004 my wife and I had the amazing opportunity to teach in Portugal (just outside of Lisbon). Louis and did not know what to expect, that is, until (still living in Portugal) I was visiting Treehugger for my morning read and happened across a great post by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg.

2011 236

Credit rating agency downgrades nine Euro-zone countries

Green (Living) Review

S&P has cut the ratings of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus by two notches and the standings of France, Austria, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia by one notch each. The move by S&P has put highly indebted Italy on the same BBB+ level as Kazakhstan and pushes Portugal into junk status.

2012 116

Largest Solar Park in the World Opens in Germany

Eco Friendly Daily

The Shell solar plant in Pocking will soon be overtaken by the GE-Powerlight plant in Portugal at 11 MW, brought to you yesterday in TreeHugger. The current leader in announced capacity appears to be a 116 MW solar station in Portugal to be built by a consortium of German companies.

UK’s leading vegan footwear brand expands to the U.S.

Eccorazzi

Designed and crafted in Portugal with eco-friendly leather alternatives , they’ve already found popularity in American publications like Cosmopolitan and Refinery 29. And handmade in Portugal by talented artisans. The expansion of a vegan footwear brand has fashion aficionados swooning. Fashion Times reports that Bourgeois Boheme , an independent British footwear brand, officially announced the launch of its U.S. website.

2016 62

Coriander Oil -Killing Bacteria that Cause Food-borne Illness?

Celsias

Now, researchers from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal have found that oil taken from coriander seeds can kill or reduce bacteria associated with lethal food-borne illnesses such as salmonella and E.

A Gull at the End of the World

10,000 Birds

Cabo da Roca in Portugal is actually slightly farther west, but at the time accurate measurements were not much on people’s minds. The Camino de Santiago wasn’t always de Santiago, and it didn’t always end in the saint’s namesake city.

2012 186

Penguin Impostor, Sustainability Bowl and Climate Depression

Nature Conservancy - Science

Portugal sets aside land to reintroduce Iberian lynx, the world’s most endangered cat species. Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). Photo © Christopher Michel/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.