The Little Big Year – Week 42: Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands.

10,000 Birds

Just a few miles northwest of downtown Tucson, the Sweetwater Wetlands is truly a birding gem. The city of Tucson sends treated water through sediments beneath the recharged basins which then replenishes the local aquifer.

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The Little Bird Year: Week 41 – Madera Canyon, Tucson Arizona

10,000 Birds

Tucson Arizona is turning out to be a very birdy area. I have to admit I stole some parts of that phrase from the director of the Tucson Audubon Society, Jonathan E. Situated in the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson.

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Little Big Year-Week 37: Settling down in Tucson AZ

10,000 Birds

Now that we have “settled” in Tucson, Arizona, or at least this is where the 5th Wheel is for the time being, it has been nice to be able to spread out a bit. The post Little Big Year-Week 37: Settling down in Tucson AZ appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Tucson Eatery to Serve Lion Meat

Sustainability Ninja

If you find yourself hungry in Tucson, you might not want to stop by an eatery called Boca Tacos y Tequila , unless you feel like lion. Agriculture TucsonYes, lion. Starting Feb. 16, Boca will be offering their latest delicacy: African lion tacos. Owner Bryan Mazon started “exotic taco night” which includes alligator, elk, kangaroo, python, rattlesnake, and turtle and is adding lion to the menu to get some publicity, which is apparently working.

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The Best Little Broken Home in Tucson. ~ Molly Knipe

Elephant Journal

I don’t have a doormat that says Welcome to Our Broken Home because to me it is not broken at all; it is the best little brick home, full of life and love, no more broken than the little brick houses scattering the street with the married people inside. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education compassion family happiness life

Hot Birds at Agua Caliente Park

10,000 Birds

Tucson, AZ, August 2012 – When you get a bunch of bird bloggers together, which you do you imagine comes first: birds or blogs? Swarovski Optik confirmed the obvious answer rather quickly when the SONA group invited a bunch of us to Tucson for a Social Media Summit.

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When Jews get Bombed, we are all Under Attack.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality anti-semitism bomb threat David Ropeik prejudice Tucson Jewish community Center understandingSeeing police and police tape all around the building scared me, and the tribal instincts I didn’t even know I had immediately kicked in.

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10 Amazing Food Co-ops Across America

Green (Living) Review

At Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tucson, Arizona, community members teach courses; local nonprofits and schools apply for donations; and workshops on water harvesting and native trees take place. Cooperatively owned grocery stores exist all over the country.

Birding Arizona–style

10,000 Birds

For birding Arizona-style, memorize these three overlapping locations southeast of Tucson: Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. Coronado National Forest. Santa Rita Mountains. Madera Canyon.

I think this significantly enhances our bid for the Olympics*

Environmental Economics

The top four locations were San Antonio, Las Vegas, San Diego and Tucson. SmartAsset, a personal-finance technology company, has named Columbus the fifth best city in the country for conferences. The group’s report looked at nine metrics, including hotels and their cost, the violent-crime rate and the distance from the airport to the city’s center. It noted that Columbus has an average hotel room rate of $123, and that the average cost of a restaurant meal is low, at $22.

Arizona Airport Building Solar Array

Solar Power Ninja

The Tucson International Airport Board of Directors has decided to license 50 acres of its land to Tucson Electric Power Co. for the next 20 years. Analysts expect the photovoltaic system to be fully functional by the end of next year. The reason for the project, according to its planners at TEP, is a drive by the company to comply with aggressive state renewable energy laws that mandate utilities to increase their use of renewable energy by 15% by 2025.

Arizona Republicans planning to make protest illegal

Green (Living) Review

Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side. [.]

Aquaponics Revolutionizes Local Food Growing by Recycling 90% Water

Green (Living) Review

2013 Aquaponics Conference Highlights Technology in Tucson, AZ from September 20-22 TUCSON, AZ, July 2013 (WORLD-WIRE) With U.S. Tucson Mayor Johnathan Rothschild has proclaimed Friday, Sept.

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Hot Birds and Bloggers in Arizona

10,000 Birds

I just returned from a phenomenal long weekend in Tucson, AZ where I participated in a really enjoyable event. This is Arizona This is Arizona This is Arizona!

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

10,000 Birds

We are now headed to Tucson, Arizona, where we will park the 5th wheel for an extended amount of time, possibly as long as March 1st. There are a few places left to check out locally before we leave, once we are settled in Tucson.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2012?

10,000 Birds

You’ll find me in the area of Tucson, Arizona with a number of other people you probably know. Is it possible to travel too much during the summer? My typical response any season would be a resounding NO, but then again I’m usually battling a chronic case of wanderlust.

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Saguaro National Park: Cacti as Oases in the Desert

10,000 Birds

Much like how Everglades National Park flanks the western border of metropolitan Miami, Florida, Saguaro National Park flanks both the eastern and western outskirts of Tucson, making for easy access to residents and tourists alike who spend time in that city.

The new solar sculpture at TIA captivates visitors with its ever changing colors and patterns


Pratima Kalra: Considered to be the Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, the new solar sculpture at Tucson International Airport links the history of the region with its technological future.

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

10,000 Birds

We have been feeling a push to get the 5th wheel down to Tucson, Arizona, which will be our home for the winter, and get prepped for another trip out of the US before the end of the year.

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Most Bike Friendly Cities

The Go Green Blog

Chicago is quickly becoming one of the greenest cities in the US, however, it still has a little ways to go when it comes to being one of the most bike friendly cities in the US.

Ten Ways To Be A Better (Online) Birder

10,000 Birds

For example, and I expect a few of you know what I am referring to… if you photograph a “goshawk” in the middle of Tucson, and the area’s leading birders and everyone else tells you it’s a Cooper’s Hawk …you should listen to them.

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What Stores Sell Natural, Healthy Food (North America)

Eco-Vegan Girl

image from A very common question I receive is, "where can I find natural food?", especially when it comes to unique recipe ingredients. My answer is typically to go to your local natural market or buy online.

Jared Loughner Parents Kept to Themselves

Sustainability Ninja

Congress on Your Corner – that was what Gabrielle Giffords had set up outside a Tucson Safeway in an attempt to meet and greet the citizens of the Arizona city. Tonight, federal murder charges have been filed against Jared Loughner, the 24-year-old who shot Giffords in the head, then fired round after round into the crowd surrounding her table, killing six others and injuring twelve. Now more details are coming out about the disturbed young gunman.

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Recovery: Bats with Your Tequila

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lesser long-nosed bat at a hummingbird feeder in Tucson. In 2007, following widespread agave failure, people in the Tucson area started noticing lesser long-nosed bats at their hummingbird feeders.

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YogaSlackers Channel Islands Training Trip

Wend Magazine

Blank boxes however, can be dangerous, especially when one day we are in Tucson, AZ teaching and the next day we are scheduled to be in Santa Barbara, CA paddling.

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Hertz goes solar


Installation of solar panels will continue at the following HERC locations in the upcoming months: Tucson, AZ, Augusta, GA, Bogart, GA, Norcross, GA, Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Newark, NJ, and Harrisburg, PA.

Share Your Field Notes: Nature’s Notebook

Nature Conservancy - Science

Tucson, Arizona. Have you noticed changes in your area? Maybe flowers tend to bloom a little earlier in the year or birds that used to migrate are hanging around your yard through the winter? The timing of natural events (like blooming flowers and migrating animals) is called phenology.

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Monoculture Threatens Margaritas

Environmental News Network

Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Tequila’s soaring popularity is creating agricultural risks that may force its own collapse if current production practices continue. A bit of background. Tequila has been made from the agave plant in Mexico for hundreds of years.

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The Sustainable and Sleek 2013 Lexus ES

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women and Sport’s Summit in Tucson, Ariz. Driving through Tucson, I kept the car in “eco” mode which maximizes the car’s fuel efficiency.

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Woodburing Masonry Heater Education Program Announced for 2012

Green (Living) Review

Tucson, AZ : The Masonry Heater Association of North America recently developed the HMED (Heater Mason's Education & Development) program designed for masons and people interested in learning how to build efficient wood-fired masonry heaters.

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A New Life for Bighorn Sheep in the Land of Laughing Waters

Nature Conservancy - Science

The sheep had been captured the day before in the Silver Bell Mountains northwest of Tucson, and transported 130 miles to the Conservancy’s Aravaipa Canyon Preserve. The gates opened, cameras clicked and 11 desert bighorn sheep jumped to freedom.

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World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

The public unveiling of this initiative will take place at an event on March 31 in Tucson, Arizona just before Earth Hour 2012. Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C.,

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Thrashing XXX

10,000 Birds

A widely published writer, popular speaker, and enthusiastic tour leader in North American and Europe, Rick lives in Tucson and in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife, Alison, and their chocolate Lab, Gellert. I saw it while visiting a small botanic garden somewhere in Tucson.

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Environmental Report Card: Obama Gets "C-" for First Half of Term

Green (Living) Review

TUCSON, Ariz.— In a report card released today, the Center for Biological Diversity gave President Obama a grade of C- for his two-year environmental record. The report card chronicles positive and negative policies on endangered species, climate, energy, public lands and oceans. Barak Obama is no George Bush, but he’s no Theodore Roosevelt either,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center. His environment record is pretty dismal, considering all the promised hope and change.”

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The Bra Recyclers Exceed Goal During Bra Recycling Month for a Second Year

Green (Living) Review

October 2011 marked the second annual Bra Recycling Month, hosted by Arizona based textile recycling company The Bra Recyclers.

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Electric Vehicle Events in 98 Cities

Sierra Club Compass

Were you one of the more than 35,000 people who attended electric vehicle (EV) promotion events in 98 cities this past weekend?

Arizona in Summer: It Ain’t All Hummers

10,000 Birds

I met the group in Tucson and we spend the next week birding the hell out of the Sky Islands. It’s a well-known fact that southeast Arizona in summer is awesome. At least for birders. My first birding trip ever was to Arizona.

Check Out an Electric Car This Weekend

Sierra Club Compass

Organizers of the Tucson, Arizona , Plug In Day event have been selected to feature one of only a handful of these pre-production beauties at their event. By Michael Marx, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director.

Luxury Hybrid Leader Lexus Supports Environment and Education With Its Eco Challenge

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick had the opportunity to test drive the new Lexus ES at the ESPN Women + Sports Summit in Tucson, Arizona in October. Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader with five low-emission hybrid vehicles available.

Obama Administration Denies Endangered Species Act Protection to 251 Species

Green (Living) Review

The current review includes five new species since the last review: the Kentucky arrow darter, a fish in danger of extinction due to surface coal mining and gas exploration in eastern Kentucky; the Rosemont talus snail, a highly endangered snail that occurs only in the footprint of a proposed copper mine outside Tucson, Ariz.;

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A Parent and Faith Leader's Perspective: Why We Need Strong Smog Standards

Sierra Club Compass

The Sundt plant, right in Tucson, affects our public lands and the public health of those in surrounding neighborhoods. As the father of an asthmatic child, and as a person of faith, I'm grateful for the Clean Air Act. That might seem like an odd introduction, but let me explain.

Center Calls for Arctic, Deepwater Drilling Halt Until New Oil Spill Safety Guidelines Implemented

Green (Living) Review

TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday called for an immediate stop to offshore drilling in the Arctic and all deepwater drilling until new safety requirements outlined in Tuesday’s national oil spill report are implemented. It also called for the withdrawal of the controversial drilling and leasing approvals that were issued in the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico in the past month as the commission prepared to release its report.

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Embracing my Dark Side on the Path to Wholeness.

Elephant Journal

I was walking in what I call the enchanted forest on top of Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona when a feeling came over me. For over half a century, I’ve believed in my own skewed image that I created of myself. I think I’m the only one who did.

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