De Grey River rest area

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The De Grey River rest area is a good place to take a break if you are travelling the long journey between the two towns of Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia. For many years you were allowed to stop at the De Grey River and camp along the river bank.

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Womens River Retreat in May – come along!


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

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In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain

Nature Conservancy - Science

A freshwater ecologist reflects on protecting Colombia’s special rivers. The post In Colombia, Saving the Rivers that Remain appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field

Birding the Sittee River

10,000 Birds

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. We, being me, Daisy, and Desi, piled in and headed upriver, hoping to see some cool creatures and have a good time on the river. Soon this strategy paid off, as we came across a Gray Hawk right along the edge of the river. Trips Belize Sittee River

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Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

10,000 Birds

But I did have what comes close to qualifying as a Proustian moment in finding this week’s featured beer: 313 Polish Lager from Grand River Brewery of Detroit, Michigan. According to an explanation by Grand River brewer John Hebda-Burtka printed on the can, 313 Polish Lager is “an homage” to his “hard-working [Polish] ancestors that powered the [Detroit] 313 area code.” Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager.

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River Run

10,000 Birds

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. There were two of them, moving across the river from snag to snag with their crow-like wingbeats. Unlike what you may have read, real rivers bear us ceaselessly into the future.

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Daly River birding

10,000 Birds

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. Barramundi are often caught in the Daly River and it is supposedly the best place to catch them in Australia. Our trip to Daly River saw us travelling from just south of Adelaide River along the windy single lane highway called the Dorat Road until we turned down the double width Daly River Road.

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Bird Watching Lower Napo River

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If you are thinking about visiting the Amazon, and enjoying great birds, a bit of luxury, relaxation, and good food, then you should consider coming to Ecuador and gliding over the Napo River on the Manatee Amazon Explorer. My wife and I took a little vacation back in February to scout this river boat service; it was one of those experiences that will always bring back many good memories and great birds. Destinations Amazon Ecuador Napo River

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Hood River to Kathmandu

Wend Magazine

Right now I’m just excited to get out of my basement office in Portland or our garage headquarters in Hood River and onto the factory floor. Street Snap: Continuing an Ancient Craft in Bhaktapur, "Old Khatmandu" TREW Gear, an apparel company based in Hood River, OR, is in its first year of manufacturing technical jackets and pants in Nepal.

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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Black Bears

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When I was reading up on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and realized that it is supposed to be the easiest place on the east coast to see Black Bears I was pretty excited. After my predawn encounter with the four bears I spent the next two-and-a-half hours birding in Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge proper without seeing a single bear. … Mammals Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge bears Black Bear North Carolina

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Elk River Falls

Environmental Economics

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Indonesian River Wave Breaks Endlessly

Wend Magazine

A little less than a month ago, a team of Rip Curl surfers discovered–and surfed–a mysterious river wave in Indonesia called ‘Seven Ghosts.’ Click here to view the embedded video. ’ It’s since been called by some the greatest tidal bore in the world. According to , one of the surfers, Tom Curren, believes ‘Seven Ghosts’ is the longest wave he’s ever surfed.

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A River Runs Through It

10,000 Birds

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. When I canoed those same waters two weeks ago , Gane (1946-2010) was with me, in a way – his ashes are at the bottom of the mighty river. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”.

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Birdlife on Amazonian River Beaches

10,000 Birds

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.

The River Angels Expedition 2010: Utla River, Norway

Wend Magazine

The River Angels submitted a film to the 10th annual pdxkayaker film premiere on November 13th. This film featured: “Meet the River Angels&# followed by a short documentary of the 2010 River Angels Expedition to the Utla River – a river running through the deepest canyon in Norway. With 16 submissions to the pdx film premiere, the River Angels documentary got a 4th place finish. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Kinabatangan – Borneo’s Mighty River

10,000 Birds

Back in the halcyon days, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth (at least in my mind) and a nickel was still a lot of money, my favourite ride was the river safari one, where you could pretend to be an explorer in a river boat going past animatronic safari animals. I bring this up because the Kinabatangan River in Borneo is delightfully close to this vision of boat based animal viewing. I dipped on the elephants, but the river certainly delivered for orangutans.

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When the River Runs Dry

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. To do this, the researchers from Colorado State University and the USGS gathered data from 115 river reaches in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Water Fresh Water rivers Water conservation

‘The River Why’ Comes to Portland

Wend Magazine

on September 9, be sure to check out the special showing of The River Why at Hollywood Theatre. Proceeds from the special screening will benefit The River Network, a Portland-based national nonprofit that has been working to save and restore rivers across the nation since 1988. The event will also be a kick-off leading up to the thirteenth annual National River Rally, which The River Network is bringing to Portland for the first time May 4–7, 2012.

Yellow-throated Warbler at Connetquot River State Park

10,000 Birds

There, in Connetquot River State Park where I have seen some cool birds in the past, a few Yellow-throated Warblers persisted last year past the time we birders thought they should stick around and, sure enough, they were eventually confirmed as nesting. … Trips Connetquot River State Park wood-warblers Yellow-throated Warbler

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Pentecost River birding

10,000 Birds

On our trip to the north of Western Australia we took the opportunity to visit the Pentecost River, which is south of Wyndham and is near the start of the infamous Gibb River Road. The Gibb River Road is a mostly gravel road that runs approximately 670 kilometres from south of Wyndham to Derby in the west. We have explored the western end of the Gibb River Road over the years, but had never been to the Pentecost River on the eastern end.

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Duck Migration On The Upper Mississippi River

10,000 Birds

Our job is to fly above the Mississippi River at a about 120 feet going about 100 mph and count and ID ducks. Birds ducks features Mississippi River waterfowlOkay. I know at 10,000 Birds, we’re not only supposed to wow you with blog articles, but we’re also supposed show you some awesome photos. So let me get this photo of a Trumpeter Swan out of the way: That’s an up close shot, but sometimes you can see some cool things when you are far away.

Melbourne’s Yarra River

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When you are in Melbourne you can’t avoid the Yarra River that runs through it and although it is not particularly wide it is home to a variety of bird-life. The river is brown due to silt, but it does not deter the birds. One of the issues along the river is rubbish and it is a tidal river, so rubbish can be collected using a barge system. There can be several dozen of each species along the edge of the river roosting and feeding along the grassy edges.

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Keep River National Park

10,000 Birds

Keep River National Park sits on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory and it is entered from just over the border. Livingstonia Palms in Keep River National Park. The Jinumum walk is somewhat shorter and is a return walk that follows the bed of the Keep River to a site once used by the Miriwoong people as a Wet Season shelter. We have just returned from a bush camping trip to the north of Broome that took us over the border.

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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.

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Rivers, Dams, and Drive-By Truckers

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. Launched during the great depression, the TVA built a system of dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries to electrify the rural south. Little Tennessee River.

The Power of Rivers

Conservancy Talk

Both of the above Unfortunately, the correct answer is “c”, which basically means there are no easy answers to questions about how the world can achieve a future with both sustainable energy and healthy rivers. These impacts are projected to occur disproportionately in those river basins with the greatest freshwater species diversity: we found that 70 percent of all affected kilometers would be within the ecoregions in the top quartile of fish species diversity.

After 250 Years of Dams, Rhode Island River Restored for Migratory Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

The last time fish could migrate unimpeded on the Pawcatuck River, George Washington was a surveyor, not a president. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Connectivity Fish Migrations Nature + People Restoration Rivers Water Wetlands

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.

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Expanding the Successful Sustainable Rivers Program

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dams aren’t going away. But a successful program better manages them for people and nature. From the Field Restoration Water

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I Stand with the Xingu River


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

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Exploring East Bay and the Yellow River

10,000 Birds

My husband and I decided to take advantage of the “cooler” weather and embark on an afternoon boat ride from East Bay up the Yellow River. Eventually we moved on, traveling from East Bay to Blackwater Bay and then towards the Yellow River. Up the river, however, habitat changed and so did the birds. Heading towards the mouth of the Yellow River. These river areas of Northwest Florida always strike me as mysterious.

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Imagine Rivers Full of Migrating Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Alewives migrating on the Penobscot River. May 24 is World Fish Migration Day , a worldwide celebration of healthy rivers and free-running fish. It’s also a day to imagine the possibilities of connecting fish, rivers and people. Back in 2004, I was among scientists, fisheries managers and other researchers who gathered at a University of Maine campus on an island in the Penobscot River to imagine the river as a healthy, fully functioning ecosystem.

Exploring the Tazin River

Wend Magazine

Our travels have been good since leaving the dam on the Taltson River. The evening after leaving Kozo Lake, we camped at the confluence of the Taltson and the Tazin Rivers. Now are actually paddling on the Tazin River. We have spent the past few days getting to know this slightly smaller river. We have seen a few pockets of snow in shady corners near the river. I will try to sum up the highlights of the past week.

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The Old Man & the River.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green dam nature riverThey said they were there to create something called a dam. They said it would make their lives easier.

How Well are the World’s Rivers Protected?

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of River Conservation and Sustainable Hydropower. Now, using a high-resolution dataset of the world’s rivers called HydroSHEDS, we can finally begin to assess protection levels for these systems virtually anywhere on Earth.

Birding the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, Bayonne, New Jersey

10,000 Birds

Sometimes my job, which is for a New Jersey-wide labor union, requires me to meet in Bayonne, across the Hudson River, which at that point is indistinguishable from New York Harbor, from Staten Island. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon American Black Ducks Anas rubripes Double-crested and Great Cormorants If you happen to find yourself in Bayonne and for some reason you can’t leave, definitely check out the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.

Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

Conservancy Talk

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. Ironically, our quest for clean energy represents one of the greatest threats to the rivers that feed our communities and support our economies. At The Nature Conservancy, we believe we can find a balance between river conservation and energy production.

Aquanauts Join Forces with The Nature Conservancy to Monitor River Restoration!

Nature Conservancy - Science

In preparation for the removal of the Columbia Dam and restoration of the river, the Aquanauts and The Nature Conservancy team up for a citizen science monitoring project. Citizen Science Forests Human Well-Being Restoration Rivers Try This Urban Conservation Water Water Quality

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Great Bowerbird bowers-Keep River National Park

10,000 Birds

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. The best walk for observing the rock art in the park that is accessible to the public is the Jinumun walk and it follows the bed of the Keep River to a site once used by the Miriwoong people as a shelter during the Wet Season. Rock art at Keep River National Park. Keep River National Park rock art.

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Tigris River Flotilla Puts Iraq Back in the News

Green Prophet

On Sunday, September 15, a fleet of traditional and modern Mesopotamian boats will sail down the Tigris River on an historic voyage of celebration and learning. It’s the Tigris River Flotilla. Environmental clean-up events and community-based art projects are scheduled in Hasankeyf, Turkey, and Feys Khabor and Baghdad, Iraq, to raise awareness about looming threats to the river. All images from the Tigris River Flotilla blog.

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Joan Rivers: This is Not Goodbye, Yet.

Elephant Journal

A few years ago I met Joan Rivers, and I had a chance to tell her the one thing I thought she should know. Arts & Culture erma bombeck joan rivers michelle marchildon yogi muse yogimuse

Iranian women “selfies” without headscarves causing rivers to dry up

Green Prophet

She’s causing rivers to dry every time she rips off her headscarf. Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad, an arch conservative prayer leader in the city of Isfahan announced that Iranian women who continue to wear immodest clothing are causing the nation’s rivers to run dry. They have brought me pictures that shows women by the side of the dry Zayanderud river, ” the cleric said. These actions will ensure the upper stream of the river will become dry too.

Born to Be Wild: The Plight of Salt River Wild Horses.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Enlightened Society Green animal rights horses Salt River Salt River Wild Horse Management Group Salt River wild horses wild horsesIt is not that the public does not care about these horses; it is that they don’t know about the horses, or about.