What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

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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


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}

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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

Venezuela's Oil and U.S-Venezuela Relations


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 Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area


Venezuela has set out a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters.

OPEC Says World's Top Oil Producer is now Venezuela


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.

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

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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

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.

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

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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.

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.

Watch Hugo Chavez: Capitalism is the way to the destruction of the planet

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Yesterday Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, made a passionate and courageous speech at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Chavez criticized President Obama’s “laughable&# promise to help climate change and also said that capitalism will destroy our planet.

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

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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.

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Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

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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.

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

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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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The greatest Astroturf of all time – Ethical oil

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Much of the fossil fuels consumed in America (oil, gas and coal) comes from North of the border, as Canada compete with Venezuela for the title of America’s leading source of energy imports (and thus the primary source of America’s carbon addiction). Who exactly is Venezuela at war with? Energy Alberta Canada climate change ethical oil fossil fuels greenwashing Hugo Chavez Keystone XL pipeline nuclear tar sand tar sands USA Venezuela

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.

Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery

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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.

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.

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.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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1201-1400 sp: Venezuela; China. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where?

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Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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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.

Southern Lapwings and their Sexy Spurs

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean


The members of the IATTC are: Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, France, Guatemala, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chinese Taipei, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

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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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International trade

Environmental Economics

It is imported from countries such as China, Indonesia, Venezuela and Mexico. A textbook example: Crabs from the sounds and intracoastal waterway are North Carolina’s largest seafood industry with an overall value last year of $22.8 million. That’s a third of the state’s entire commercial seafood catch of $73 million of fish and shellfish in 2012. In the mid-1990s, Mattamuskeet was one of about 45 crab processors in the state. Now there are 10. Imported crabmeat.

One of the WSJ Numbers "Guys" reads the AER

Environmental Economics

a gallon in Venezuela to $9.61 The new WSJ Numbers Guy [ guy? seems to love economics more than Carl does: Cheap gas makes people use too much of it — that’s the takeaway from a study in this month’s American Economic Review. In “The Economic Cost of Global Fuel Subsidies,” Lucas Davis, a associate professor at Berkeley’s Haas Business School , uses World Bank data  to show that countries with consumer fuel subsides have higher fuel consumption.

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Time to Act on Trucks: We can reduce new truck fuel consumption 40% by 2025

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million barrels per day - roughly equivalent to our oil imports from Venezuela and Iraq in 2011 combined. Today medium and heavy-duty vehicles - everything from delivery trucks to tractor trailers - represent one of the fastest growing sources of oil use in the transportation sector.

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

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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?

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.

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Mimes Point the Way for Safer Driving

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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.

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Electricity for Cuban mountain villages

Green (Living) Review

Phaesun installs independent solar systems in the framework of the Karen e.V. aid project The solar enterprise Phaesun which is situated in Memmingen has safeguarded the solar technological power supply of two Cuban mountain villages together with the non-profit making association Karen e.V.

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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?

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Photo Essay: Green-rumped Parrotlets from Egg to Adult

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Nick wrote a guest post on Forpus passerinus and the Ornithologists of Masaguaral which was full of passion, humor, and insight into his work while on location in Venezuela.

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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.

The US Military in Haiti.

Green (Living) Review

Then, just across the water there is a country that the US would love to lay their hands on; Venezuela and the reason is yet again that evil smelling stuff for which the war in Iraq has been fought, oil. While, and I am very much aware of this, there are no direct messages to this effect, that is to say as to an pincer attack on Venezuela, around the fact seem to speak volumes, and should do so to any serious analyst of the situation.

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Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

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barrels per day, Mexico is Latin America’s largest crude producer ahead of Venezuela and Brazil, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mexican President Vicente Fox speaks in front of the Noxal 1 deep water drilling platform.

Birding the Gilpin Trace, Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago

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But the best sighting of our entire walk was of this female White-tailed Sabrewing , a Near Threatened species according to BirdLife International , which is found only in the Main Ridge Forest on Tobago and in northeastern Venezuela. When was the last time you birded in the oldest forest preserve in the western hemisphere? If you have never been to the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve on the island paradise that is Tobago, the answer is never.

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

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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.

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