The “Turkeys” of Costa Rica

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That last little bit is also why we call it “Turkey Day”! In Costa Rica, although I did spend a memorable one years ago in the Osa Peninsula where flocks of parrots flew into the mangroves while we feasted on turkey, pie, and the works, we have no actual Wild Turkeys , nor an official Thanksgiving. BUT, we do have the ecological equivalent of turkeys and this peaceful country is an excellent place to become acquainted with them.

Meet the Ocellated Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

An ocellated turkey male. I know: turkeys are hard to avoid this week. Some 45 million will be served on Thanksgiving Day across the United States, to say nothing of turkey decorations, turkey trivia and turkey pardons. Meet the ocellated turkey.

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A Tale of Two Turkeys

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The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, it’s time to talk turkey. Actually, two turkeys. The American wild turkey.

Turkeys Are What They Eat: Weird and Adaptable

Nature Conservancy - Science

As many of us in the United States prepare to eat turkey, let’s take a look at what wild turkeys eat. The list might surprise you, and their dietary choices may help us figure out what the future holds for wild turkeys. Meet the Ocellated Turkey. Peak Turkey?

Thrilling Turkey Facts

10,000 Birds

With the arrival of another (American) Thanksgiving, it’s time to trot out the turkey facts. This day of thanks is, after all, known as Turkey Day. An overwhelming majority of turkeys polled feel that Thanksgiving is not actually Turkey Day. In fact, it seems a lot more like Anti-Turkey Day. Yes, the Wild Turkey is North America’s largest game bird. Today, there are probably more than 7 million wild turkeys.

Turkey’s Cappadocia reveals “new” 5,000-year-old city

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A team of archaeologists discovered an ancient underground city in Cappadocia, Turkey , with tunnels and escape routes spanning over 3.5 ehir fortress during an urban development project carried out by Turkey’s Housing Development Administration (TOK?). ehir Province in central Turkey.

Gorgeous green-roofed Ostim Eco Park is an incubator for clean tech in Turkey

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Abu Dhabi has Masdar City , Saudi Arabia has KAUST , and Turkey will soon have the Ostim Eco Park. Design clean tech Green design Turkey ONZ Architects OSTIM Eco Park A central hub of innovation is great for incubating clean tech breakthroughs.

Turkeys Are the New Kittens: Seriously Adorable Videos

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I was just distracted by this impossibly cute baby turkey. Turkeys are bringing some serious cuteness to the world of animal videos. In this adorable video from Farm Sanctuary , some rescued baby turkeys go outside for the first time after their rescue. Welcome to the Turkey Spa!

It’s Time To Rethink Your Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re most likely hard at work planning a gathering of family and friends and you’re trying to decide what dishes to serve on your Read More The post It’s Time To Rethink Your Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Europe’s Biggest Solar Farm To Be Built In Turkey

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The 100-MW photovoltaic power station would be the first to harness Turkey’s remarkable solar resource. Turkey has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to solar power. But solar power contributes a mere five megawatts to Turkey’s overall installed capacity of 46,500 MW.

World’s longest undersea water pipeline uniting Turkey to Cyprus

Green Prophet

Turkey has started constructing what will be the world’s longest undersea water pipeline. The divided island is one of the most water-stressed places on Earth, and Turkey and Turkish Cypriots in the north have bickered with Cyprus over offshore natural gas discoveries recently.

The Great Turkey Shuffle: How Restoration Has Changed Gobbler Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

A wild turkey is released in Wisconsin. Wild turkey reintroductions have been spectacularly successful in restoring the species. But these programs have also been successful in mixing up turkey genetics. Five (Taxonomic) Flavors of Wild Turkey. Osceola turkeys.

Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns

Green Prophet

A young firm from Turkey, Designnobis wants to turn them into lanterns! If you live in the Middle East, surely you are accustomed to seeing plastic bottles lining city streets and even far-flung desert areas.

Talking Politics on Turkey Day

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But with a solid game plan, we can all do our part to keep Turkey Day festive and, just possibly, while we’re at it, make a little progress reinforcing government as our best tool for coming together and making everybody’s lives better.

5 of Turkey’s Most Unsustainable Development Projects

Green Prophet

Turkey’s Taksim square protest flared up last week when police took drastic measures to clear activists from Gezi Park- slated for destruction to make way for yet another shopping center. Turkey Opens up Property Laws to Foreigners. Turkey has plans to clear 4.1

Move Over, Turkey: Meet the World’s Other Bald, Be-wattled Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Have you every actually looked at a turkey? Not the trussed-and-stuffed bird in the middle of your Thanksgiving dinner table, but a live, kicking, glaring Eastern Wild Turkey? When I say turkeys are ugly, I mean it with love. Ocellated Turkey.

Turkey’s Beaches Are Third Best in World for “Eco” Blue Flag Rating

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Now that the turkey and its trimmings have digested in your belly, time to start planning a spring eco holiday! Time for Turkey? According to Blue Flag , an exclusively international eco-label given to beaches and marinas, Turkey’s beaches rank third in the world.

Tens of Thousands Protest for Nature in Turkey

Green Prophet

The social protests currently sweeping through Turkey started with a dozen men and women who parked their tents in Gezi Park – one of the last remaining green spaces in central Istanbul – to protest a shopping mall development.

The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

10,000 Birds

This is the time of year that we rightfully contemplate the noble Turkey. I don’t believe, but this is subject to correction, that the wild and domestic Turkey were ever called by different binomials. By mid–16th century turkeys were no longer a curiosity and they were seldom mentioned.

Turkey’s First Green Lifestyle Website Ye?ilist, Now Bilingual

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Living in Turkey and curious about where to find your nearest organic market? ilist is Turkey’s first online guide to greener, more sustainable choices at the consumer level. Turkey’s Green Roots. Turkey’s Green Reach.

Turkey subsidizes solar donkeys so shepherds can use laptops

Green Prophet

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a story pops up about donkeys in Turkey that carry solar panels so that shepherds, who are often out in the field alone for days at a time, have enough energy to power their laptops.

Turkey Bans 26 Genetically Modified Organisms

Green Prophet

Turkey is the latest country to ban 26 GMOs following an incident involving the unauthorized entry of genetically modified rice that was due at Mersin port, according to local press.

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Balyolu: Turkey’s First Honey Tasting Tour

Green Prophet

Anyone who loves nature will enjoy Balyolu’s week long tour on Northeastern Turkey’s honey road. This is especially true in Turkey, where a group of young nature enthusiasts are organizing the country’s first honey-tasting tour from Kars.

Pistachios could power an entire new “eco-city” in Turkey

Green Prophet

Turkey is floating plans to build a new “eco-city” in the southeastern corner of the country, near the border of Syria, and green building experts from Gaziantep want to use energy from burning pistachio shells to keep it running.

Turkey, Iran, Syria Top List for Worst Journalism Countries

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According to the 2012 census by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), there are 232 journalists in prisons worldwide, over half being held in the Middle East, the most of them surprisingly in Turkey. Turkey.

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Turkey Ripe For Renewable Energy Boom – So Why The Delay?

Green Prophet

Despite its vast solar and wind energy potential, Turkey’s renewable resources have only been developed in small pockets of the country, such as the windy Aegean island of Bozcaada (pictured above). What’s holding Turkey back from becoming the renewable energy behemoth it could be?

Darwin Clashes With the Koran in Turkey

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Internet filters against evolution: Evolutionary biologists find it increasingly harder to work in Turkey. Business & Politics Travel & Nature Education environmental education evolution Turkey

Woman Builds Off-Grid Earth Bag Home in Turkey for $3,761

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Kerry Bingham’s off-grid earth bag home in Turkey only cost $3,761 to build. Architecture & Urban earth bag construction Eco-architecture eco-building green building nader khalili Solar Energy Turkey

“Muslim For A Month” Project In Turkey Grows Interfaith Seeds

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I asked Ben Bowler, a Muslim for a Month co-ordinator, why the program was launched in Turkey, why Islam, and why now? Muslim for a Month: “We were led to Turkey by a series of synchronous events. More: Mosque In Turkey Goes Solar.

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GE investing $5 billion in Turkey’s wind market, with turbine factory

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The scope of this investment, as the daily newspaper Sabah reported, will be larger than the current wind energy power plants in operation all over Turkey. GE plans to establish a wind energy turbine factory in Turkey. Local Wind Energy Industry Emerges In Turkey .

Turkey’s Early Hydroelectric Dams Featured in Exhibit

Green Prophet

The display critically analyzes the motives behind these early endeavors — and the effects of the extensive hydroelectric industry they spawned in Turkey. The exhibit also includes two 1 /50,000 size models of Turkey’s major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The restoration of the American wild turkey may be the greatest wildlife conservation success story. Return of the Turkey.

A Sustainable Postcard from Turkey: You’ll Wish You Were Here

Green Prophet

This Green Prophet tours Turkey and sees a mosaic of eco-sensibility. Years back, plump thighs on my enormous babies tagged the kids as “turkey legs”. Turkey seems so sustainable. Turkey is clean. My family’s developed new “Turkey legs”: we will be back.

Hidden Costs of Constructing Wind Farms in Turkey Include Many New Roads

Green Prophet

The new roads required to transport wind turbines to installation sites in Turkey can delay projects and add to their costs, but also create hundreds of new construction jobs. In 2010 alone, 343 MW were added to the grid, and by 2015, Turkey’s wind power capacity is projected to reach 5 GW.

Turkey’s Yal?n Mimarl?k Wins Ancient Troy Archaeological Museum Design Competition

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Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism chose the team led by Ömer Selçuk Baz out of 132 project submissions for their design of a corten-clad cubic structure that resembles an archaeological excavation site. n Mimarl?k

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Turkey’s Gentlest Protestor Paints Public Stairs in Joyous Color

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Retired forestry engineer Huseyin Cetinel decided to brighten up a few Istanbul neighborhoods, slapping $800 bucks’ worth of rainbow-colored paint on public walkways over the course of four days.

Bulldozers Raze Ancient Urban Farm in Turkey

Green Prophet

Hattam raises some interesting points about urban planning, which is becoming increasingly arbitrary and capricious in Turkey, perhaps reflecting the current government.

Turkey Tells Egypt to Bypass Israel and Cyprus With Long Pipeline to Europe

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It would therefore be possible to extend this pipeline network to link up with the Nabucco pipeline network that will run through Turkey from northern Iraq and into Europe; ending in Vienna Austria. Business & Politics Energy Cyprus Iran Israel natural gas Turkey

Paul McCartney Urges Turkey-less Thanksgiving


”Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” the ad says. “Go Read More The post Paul McCartney Urges Turkey-less Thanksgiving appeared first on Ecorazzi. Paul McCartney stars in a new Thanksgiving ad for PETA – and as you would expect, it’s all about saving the birds. Animals Causes Featured News Vegan paul mccartney

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When Turkeys Play Thumb War.

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