What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

10,000 Birds

I remember the very first time I saw the national bird of Venezuela. The Venezuelan Troupial has a large range, and can be found in Venezuela (obviously), Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and a number of Caribbean Islands. Birds national bird Troupial Venezuela

Venezuela Establishes Shark Sanctuary and Bans Shark Finning

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This week, Venezuela became the last country in the Americas to outlaw shark finning. Animals Causes News Top News VenezuelaThey also established a 1,440 square mile shark sanctuary. Read More.

Everything you didn’t know about Venezuela in 7 minutes. {Video}

Elephant Journal

This video explains the actual reality that is taking place in Venezuela. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only death riots students Venezuela

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Venezuela's Oil and U.S-Venezuela Relations

Celsias

Energy Administration, two months ago the United States total crude oil imports averaged 9,033 thousand barrels per day (tbpd), with the top five exporting countries being Canada (2,666 tbpd), Mexico (1,319 tbpd), Saudi Arabia (1,107 tbpd), Venezuela (930 tbpd) and Nigeria (918 tbpd.).

Venezuela might raise gas prices for the first time in nearly two decades

Green Blog

Venezuela has the world’s cheapest gasoline prices – where a refueling of your car cost you as little as 5 cents for nearly 4 liters. There have to be big debates in Venezuela about the price of gasoline,” Vice President Jorge Arreaza told Venevision earlier this month. “We

OPEC Says World's Top Oil Producer is now Venezuela

Celsias

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a notoriously conservative organization, has stated that Venezuela has world’s largest oil reserves, even exceeding those of OPEC’s top producer, Saudi Arabia.

“Busty Mannequins & an Inflated Sense of Beauty in Venezuela.” ~ Laura Ashworth {Video}

Elephant Journal

Basically, this man helps to create socially constructed ideas of beauty in Venezuela and takes pride in it. And that''s, well, the worst. So here you go, try not to throw too many things at the computer while he''s talking. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) awareness life video

We must go from capitalism to socialism to tackle climate change, says Hugo Chavez

Green Blog

In an interesting interview during COP15 Amy Goodman from Democracy Now asks Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, about his view of the climate summit in Copenhagen, climate change, USA, and the huge oil reserves in Venezuela.

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Green Blog

We were raising our hand to accompany Brazil, India, Bolivia, China, in their interesting position that Venezuela and the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance firmly share. We say this from Venezuela, which because of socialism faces threats from the U.S.

Southern Lapwings and their Sexy Spurs

10,000 Birds

One attribute endowed in T&T by its geological parent Venezuela is a deep diversity of avifauna, including a lot of South American specialties.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

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Some 18,000 people were on hand, including, scientists, intellectuals, lawyers and official representatives from 94 countries, among them the presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Nicaragua. President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009.

“Hugo Chavez, these are my 10 reasons why I will not miss you.”

Elephant Journal

A sentiment we all can agree upon: “Best of luck to Venezuela. I hope the future is bright for them.” ” Some positive. Some critical but fair. “This comment on CNN is well put. Kudos to the writer. For the too lazy to go over to CNN, here it is.” ” ~ A Redditor “Rest in peace, [.]. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good

Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

Green Blog

Venezuela and Bolivia who are both oil rich nations have lately tried to stand up against the energy and political influence from the core nations. “To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#.

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Masked Trogon as Inspiration: The Art of Luisa Elena Betencourt

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I had fallen asleep on the rocking chair close to the veranda in my little cabin up in the cloud forest of Gabante, Colonia Tovar, Venezuela. Inspiration art trogons venezuela

He Came in Last at the Boston Marathon.

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Adventure Boston Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Boston Marathon courage determination Maickel Melamed marathons muscular disorder myopathy running VenezuelaAt 4:57am Maickel crossed the finish line. This time around the whole world was waiting for him. The lights were on, the cameras were rolling and he got his chance to deliver his message of peace and personal evolution for the betterment of humanity.

15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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Venezuela (1365 / 1383). What are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while ago, hidden somewhere at the not so easy to navigate BirdLife International’s website, and I have used it as my computer wallpaper ever since. Usually, I interchange some birdy wallpapers several times per month, but this one has stayed for several months already. It makes me think what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Why am I here?

New Truck Standards: Opportunity to Cut Fuel Consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

million barrels of oil per day in 2030 - roughly equivalent to our oil imports from Venezuela and Iraq combined in 2011. Did you know the average tractor-trailer on the road today gets roughly six miles per gallon?

Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

10,000 Birds

In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Green Prophet

In adddtion to Saudi Arabia, other oil income-dependent countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates are also suffering economically from low oil prices.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

Found in northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, and eastern Venezuela, the Capuchinbird is best known for it’s absurd vocalizations, which are described as a cross between a lowing cow and a chainsaw. Have you every actually looked at a turkey?

Twenty Hummingbirds To See Before You Die

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Found in Colombia and Venezuela and the only member of the genus oxypogon , this freak of nature is not only one of the strangest-looking hummers but it is also one of the most resilient. You are wandering through a tropical rainforest.

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The Newest Beat

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As his passion for birding grew he decided to travel Latin America; he has spent time in Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela and a great deal of time in Brazil.

Ellen’s Celebrity Samsung Selfie at the Oscars? I prefer this one.

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For more: This isn’t Ukraine, or Venezuela, this is Turkey right now – 38 pictures from the renewed Anti Government Protests (theatlantic.com) Turkey clashes after 15 year old boy hurt […]. Via https://twitter.com/AEMazlumoglu/statuses/443165716682784768 (RT it!) “Ellen’s selfie is beaten by Turkish protesters’ selfie. Taken under arrest. In a Police van.” ” Well, not beaten: Ellen’s Selfie is at 3,390,365 retweets.

Sword-billed Hummingbird

10,000 Birds

Male Sword-billed Hummingbird at Yanacocha Reserve The Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera ) is a South American hummingbird found at high elevations (1700-3600m) in the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. Not all bird species are equally spectacular.

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

They describe wildly different policies – policies that range from legal market hunting (in Venezuela) to full bans on shorebird hunting.

Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery

Green Traveler Guides

know Aruba, the tiny island just 18 miles north of Venezuela, as a South Caribbean destination for weddings, honeymoons and beach lazing. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. Most of us in the U.S.

10 Rainforest Creatures That Defy Imagination

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The Mata Mata lives in South America near the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers in Brazil and Venezuela. Ecorazzi’s Rainforest Editorial Series is brought to you by Hello Green Tomorrow , the Avon Product Inc. campaign to plant a future and help end deforestation.

Daily Demand and Supply: Why price controls are a REALLY bad idea*

Environmental Economics

Venezuela's government is setting limits on prices for cars as President Nicolas Maduro tries to close a popular loophole used by savers to guard against the fastest inflation in two decades. Maduro said Monday that he would use new emergency decree powers granted by Congress to enable the government to set "fair" prices for all cars sold in Venezuela.

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Sierra Club Compass

Tar sands are the third largest proven oil reserve in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In February 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL and move forward on climate.

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The myth about a bloody October Revolution

Green (Living) Review

Any country that steps back – so to speak – towards the old way is being threatened in the same way as any country heading towards that way, such as Venezuela and others in Latin America. Be this Venezuela, Cuba or any other country, whether in Latin America or elsewhere.

Mimes Point the Way for Safer Driving

Green Prophet

But a new approach in Venezuela has drivers becoming more mindful of the laws, when policing doesn’t work. Venezuela’s capital Caracas has employed 120 mimes charged with giving bad drivers the silent treatment in an effort to combat traffic woes.

Daily Demand and Supply: On Thanksgiving, Americans are grateful OPEC can't get their act together

Environmental Economics

"The lack of action is bad news for oil-producing countries like Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela, which depend on prices of at least $90 a barrel to meet their economic targets." OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices. Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in production since 2008. via money.cnn.com.

Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

Green Blog

Although she doesn’t mention it, that campaign contributed to the formation of what might be called the anti-FTAA, a trade and cultural alliance based on solidarity – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which includes Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

Bonn, Germany, May 3, 2013 – The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, today, reminded developed countries that developing countries are doing more than their fair share to save the climate at the close of the first round of climate talks. A recent study by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Oxfam reveals that developing countries are going to contribute more to cutting greenhouse gases than developed countries.

As U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Iran’s Oil Customers, Turkey Scrambles To Find New Supply

Green Prophet

Turkey’s quest for oil has led it across the Atlantic Ocean to Venezuela, where another deal is nearly finalized, according to Turkish Energy Minister Taner Y?ld?z.

Selling Birds Short: A Heretical View Of Avian Intelligence

10,000 Birds

Almost as soon as you leave the nest, you have the strong urge to migrate to a place called “Venezuela” Can you imagine how many potential choices and decisions are involved in flying from Alaska to the Atlantic Seaboard, flying down the eastern U.S.,

Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

10,000 Birds

It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

Strom für kubanische Bergdörfer

Green (Living) Review

Venezuela und Bolivien, zur Energiewende - also zur Ablösung der fossilen Brennstoffe ohne den gefährlichen Irrweg der Kernenergie - beizutragen Phaesun installiert autarke Solarsystemen im Rahmen des Karen e.V.