Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

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Now that Jeanne and I have settled here in Tucson, Arizona, we have been questioned by our friends dozens of times….Why Why Tucson? So, why Tucson, why not? This is the Violet-crowned Hummingbird that is a resident of the Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton Hummingbird center.

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

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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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Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Tucson, Arizona

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When we first landed here in Tucson, Arizona, fate worked her magic, and one of the first people I met was Luke Safford. Luke is a coordinator with the Tucson Audubon Society, and was incredibly helpful with getting my feet on the ground, as far as South East Arizona Birding.

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

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

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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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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

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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Tucson Explorer II robotic Lake Lander to help combat eco disasters

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: It has been just over a year since the horrible events that unfolded in Japan which to the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant leaking nuclear contamination into the adjacent ocean area.

The Little Big Year – Week 43: Last minute trip to Texas

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Things had just started to settle down a bit, now that we had parked the RV in Tucson. We left Tucson on Monday, and drove to Alpine, Texas for our first night. There better be at least 30” was that number she threw out at me, as we were driving away from Tucson.

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South East Arizona’s Madera Canyon

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Now that Jeanne and I have finally settled on Tucson, Arizona at least for a while, I will pick up where I left off at the end of 2018. Located approximately 40 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, you travel on Highway 19 to Green Valley, and exit at Continental Road.

The Little Big Year-Week 44: Off to the islands ‘Mon

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That was the best possible spot we could find from our Tucson base, and given our badly stressed budget. It just so happens, that there were some pretty decent priced flights out of Tucson, so Jeanne booked a couple of tickets, and then had to beat it back home from Texas.

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The Little Big Year-week 46: All this fun comes to an end

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When we returned to Tucson, from the Bahamas, I was approaching a milestone number, 1300 bird species, and drove myself hard, climbing, hiking, searching, and driving all over the state of Arizona looking for those last eight birds. Jean and Gary Siesener in Tucson, Az.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Birding Arizona–style

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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.

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. [.]

Hot Birds and Bloggers in Arizona

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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!

The Littel Big Year – Week 45: Wrapping up the Bahamas

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We have escaped the clutches of the Bahamas, and are finally back “home” in Tucson, Texas. The return home included a total of 5 ½ hours of flight delays, one missed flight, and we subsequently missed the entire town of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2012?

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

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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.

Saguaro National Park: Cacti as Oases in the Desert

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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

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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.

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

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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 greggavedon.com 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.

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

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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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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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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

Celsias

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Thrashing XXX

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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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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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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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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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Collaborative List – March 2019

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Are we all getting excited yet? March is done. The equinox has passed. There can be no denying that spring is coming and with it, the summer visitors and passage migrants. Oh, joy!

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