Behn River birding

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Our recent birding and camping trip along the Duncan Road included some extended exploring at the Behn River, which is 63 kilometres down the Duncan Road from the Victoria Highway in the Northern Territory. Due to the windy nature of the gravel road over rough terrain, you are actually back in Western Australia when you reach the Behn River. So, any birds we saw at the Behn River are in Western Australia! We observed both Agile Wallabies and Euros at the Behn River.

When the River Runs Dry

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And a new study , out this month in the Journal of Hydrology , examined long-term records of stream flow throughout the Upper Colorado River Basin to explore how low flows might get lower and how some channels might switch from perennial to intermittent.

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Negri River birding

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Our recent camping and birding adventure that took us along the remote Duncan Road saw us stopping at the Negri River for an extended period. Having explored the Behn River area we travelled 70kms on and made ourselves at home on the riverbank of the Negri River in the shade. The Negri River starts in the Northern Territory and flows into Western Australia and it then merges with the Ord River and flows into Lake Argyle.

No Dream Too Big for China’s Mother River

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Reuter is director of The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership and North America Freshwater Program. The wild, brown, churning Yangtze River I knew in 2005 is gone. The Yangtze ranks among the largest and most powerful rivers in the world. Michael A.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

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Dams have seriously impacted the health of over 60 percent of the world’s major rivers, blocking migratory fish, degrading water quality and altering natural flow patterns that support aquatic life. Where can we put dams that make the most sense, and where should we keep rivers free flowing?

Carving a New Course in River Science

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He had the scientific vision to carve out new paths and the leadership and personality to draw in the energy of hundreds of collaborators, partners and colleagues, ultimately changing the topography of river science and management—and the topography of The Nature Conservancy.

Birdlife on Amazonian River Beaches

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Aerial view of an Amazonian River showing exposed sandy beaches. Beaches formed along Amazonian rivers are not much different. Shores and sandbars along Amazonian rivers support a similar bird community, which includes resident and migratory birds. But, unlike the relative stability of sea beaches, those along Amazonian rivers undergo dramatic changes through a year cycle. The Buff-breasted Sandpiper uses Amazonian river beaches during the Boreal winter.

River Run

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So when a group of friends invited me to join them in a float on the Blackfoot River, I agreed, although with some trepidation; though this spring’s flooding is over, water levels are still high and the rivers more challenging than usual.

Daly River birding

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One particularly good place to go birding in the Northern Territory is Daly River. Most people have heard of Daly River, because it is well-known for fishing and also crocodiles. Daly River views. Birding in the shade at the Daly River.

From Rattlesnakes to Turquoise Rivers: Unlikely Connections Hold Key to Conservation Success

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That’s because most present knew him as “John, the guy that’s leading our new conservation program on Balkan rivers with WWF.” The global challenges for river conservation are diverse, continually evolving and increasingly urgent.

Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

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This expansion of dams could impact more than 300,000 kilometers of rivers worldwide and many of the proposed dams overlap, almost perfectly, with some of the planet’s most naturally diverse places. Experts predict that we will be 9 billion people sharing one planet by 2050.

Birding near the Fortescue River

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Last month we returned to a rest area not far from the Fortescue River between Marble Bar and Newman called the “ Roy Hill Rest Area ” which we had used late in the year in 2015.

Brazil Bans Catching Catfish to Save Pink River Dolphins

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Brazil is in the process of temporarily banning the catch of catfish, in order to save the Pink River dolphins. According to the Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry, the flesh of Read More The post Brazil Bans Catching Catfish to Save Pink River Dolphins appeared first on Ecorazzi.

A River Runs Through It

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Rainy Sunday morning, the type of weather that will keep most people in bed, but those who know the secret would have the entire river for themselves. From a dry tree above the river branch came the deep and throaty call of a pair of Common Ravens.

The River Geronimo Knew

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The deep cuts in the background are receding as the gabions catch soil and build up the river bed, leaving ponds and perennial plants. Back then, the river system of the San Bernardino Valley, which straddles the border east of Douglas, Arizona, was on life support.

Go with the Flow: Using Flow Experiments to Guide River Management

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A river’s form and function are profoundly woven together. Rivers and streams have seen widespread habitat and species loss, prompting extensive restoration efforts. Often, when people think of restoration, they think of a river’s form : How wide or meandering is the channel?

How Well are the World’s Rivers Protected?

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To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set a 17 percent target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. That pollution finds its way into a downstream river reach that flows through a well-protected reserve.

Rivers, Dams, and Drive-By Truckers

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Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of River Conservation and Sustainable Hydropower. Now, lots of people think they are awesome, but I may be the only person who does so in part because among the stories they tell are a few about hydropower, rivers and people.

I Stand with the Xingu River

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This photo, which I got from La Mina Circle in Los Angeles, reveals a tragic moment in the politics of the earth. Chief Raoni of the Kayapó people broke down crying when he learned that the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff. approved construction to begin on the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant & dam project on Xingu [.]. All My Relations Cranky Rants Belo Monte Chief Raoni dam destruction indigenous people progress resistance

Conversation is a River. ~ Simona Rich

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ost of us aren’t present when we''re listening to someone speak. We''re waiting our turn to speak or reply if the trigger reaches that place in our ear that shouts, “I think the person has a wrong opinion about it!”. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) awareness compassion conversation self expression sharing spirituality

Binge ‘Til You Burst: Feast & Famine on Alaskan Salmon Rivers

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That’s what Armstrong and Daniel Schindler found while conducting field research in the Wood River watershed of Bristol Bay. They track the resource across different streams and rivers. A conservation organization thus would prioritize a large river with a huge salmon run.

Great Bowerbird bowers-Keep River National Park

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Keep River National Park is situated just over the border when you leave Western Australia and enter the Northern Territory and is always worth stopping off at for a night or two. Rock art at Keep River National Park. Keep River National Park rock art.

Womens River Retreat in May – come along!

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Women and women-identified folks: Want to renew your spirit on a beautiful gentle river, including an overnight solo between just you and the spirits of the land? Join the 8-day Womens’ River Retreat I’ll be co-guiding for The River’s Path, down Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River of Utah with Lauren Bond Kovsky & Kathy […]. Announcements Spiritual Ecopsychology Green River guiding rites of passage river solo The River's Path trip women

How a Flowing River Helped me Live a more Mindful Life.

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Instead of being apart from nature, as reverently mindful as I tried to be, I realized I simply had to be part of nature, indeed I had to be. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today buddhism Confucianism mindfulness nature Taoism

The Animas River Brings to Light Issues, Vital Value of Rivers

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The recent release of three million gallons of mining wastewater into the headwaters of Colorado’s Animas River shocked people across the U.S. I’ve been working on conservation of the San Juan River and the Animas River, its largest tributary, since 2009.

Platte River Sandhill Cranes: Enjoying North America’s Greatest Bird Spectacle

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More than 500,000 sandhill cranes gather along Nebraska’s Platte River each spring. One of the world’s great wildlife spectacles is underway in Nebraska: the annual gathering of more than 500,000 cranes along the Platte River. At night, the cranes move to the Platte River.

Israeli oil spill catastrophe seeps into desert sands and rivers (PHOTOS)

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The oil spill leak has been stopped, but it has caused damage, even leaking into streams and rivers nearby. Israel’s worst environmental accident, possibly worse than the devastating Carmel fires of 2010 , happened yesterday morning.

How to Create Intimacy with Our Partners Through the South American Practice of 4 Rivers.

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Eleditor’s Note: This is one author’s personal story and experience. It is not meant to represent an entire continent, culture or group of people. Getting close to someone is not always easy. Frankly, sometimes it feels downright frightening.

Defiant Ethiopia To Proceed With Massive Dam On The Nile River

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Ethiopia has plans to grab hold of a bigger share of the river despite Egypt’s long held monopoly. Defiant of Egypt’s historic monopoly over its flow, Ethiopia is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to build a massive dam on the Nile river. Waterfalls on the Blue Nile.

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

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The Amargosa River runs for 125 miles in the Mojave Desert. Today, the water is flowing through a restored river channel in the town of Beatty, Nevada, creating wildlife habitat, flood control and recreational opportunities. But first, let’s define what we mean by “desert river.”.

Birding the Sittee River

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While in Belize back in August one of the outings we signed up for was a boat ride along the Sittee River, a mangrove-lined and placid river that flows into the Caribbean just south of Hopkins. Soon this strategy paid off, as we came across a Gray Hawk right along the edge of the river.

The Nile River and who’s giving a “dam” over its future

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Egypt has been in danger of losing a part of its water lifeline the Nile River. Ethiopia is dead set on constructing a giant dam over their part of the mighty river. More articles on issues surrounding the River Nile: The Dam that May Damn Egypt’s Future.

Partners Join to Protect Mongolia’s River Wolves

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They call them “river wolves.” This summer, the Nature Conservancy lead a community-focused taimen education campaign in northern Mongolia’s Delgermoron-Shishhed River Basin. The Delgermoron-Shishhed River Basin is incredibly beautiful and pristine habitat.

If you know one thing about Joan Rivers…

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From NY Magazine, a few years back: People always ask Rivers why she doesn’t just retire, enjoy her old age. Be raw. Hang your dirty laundry out to dry. Be open when you’re confused. Be a friend. Be a mensch. But they don’t get that I love it,” she says. All I ever wanted was […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only

The Real Jordan River Will Flow from the Sea of Galilee Once Again

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The lower Jordan River, the baptismal river of Jesus, has been dead at its source for some time. Christian pilgrims to Israel may be thrilled to have a chance to bathe in the historic Jordan River , believed to be the original baptismal river of Jesus.

Shots Rain Down on the Delaware River. ~ Maya van Rossum

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So why is the Philadelphia Gun Club, located in Bensalem, PA, allowed to shoot out over a motorized travel route, a public water trail, and a recreational area at the very time these areas are used by an unsuspecting public? Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) awareness environment mindfulness

Israel To Help India Clean Up The Ganges River

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At the end of April, Israeli news site Ynet reported that Israel would be sending engineers, researchers and representatives from water technologies companies to help India clean up the notoriously-polluted Ganges River. The river has become an increasingly problematic site for India as it has caused the spread of infections and diseases. The goal is that the Indian experts will be able to return home and incorporate some of what they learn into the Ganges River project.

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Ancient Egyptian River Could be Revived for Farming

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Researchers from Al-Azhar University, Boston University and the University of North Carolina have discovered an ancient river that may be revived, in theory, to irrigate Egypt’s farm lands. Business agriculture ancient river irrigation water issues

Spring Flood on the River of Sorrows

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Water from this snowpack is the proverbial lifeblood of Rocky Mountain rivers. Better known as the Dolores — the Sorrows — many view this epithet as reflecting the current state of the river. Can we turn the tide on the decline of western rivers?

Nature’s Silent Currency

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We take water from nature – rivers, lakes, below ground – and store it in large basins, which capture floods and carry us through droughts, often delivering electricity in the process. Managers of the great working rivers of the world are also integrating nature in new ways.