Why I Dropped Everything & Moved to the Virgin Islands to Become a Bartender at 22.

Elephant Journal

He asked me what my plan was, and I told him I was questioning everything about my life. Adventure Health & Wellness Right Livelihood 20s finding yourself. inspiration letter to myself life path life-calling lifeguard lifestory mindful travel unknown

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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Virgin Islands should be added to the ABA Area. # # #. Virgin Islands (USVI). Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands are 40 miles east of Puerto Rico and consist of St. Thomas, and a number of smaller islands. Virgin Islands

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The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Conservancy Talk

Later this month, I’ll be honored to join the first Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders in the British Virgin Isles. Heads of state, business leaders and international agencies will gather to protect the region’s rich coastal and marine environment.

Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

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Virgin Islands. The American flag has flown over Puerto Rico since 1898 and over the Virgin Islands since 1917. Virgin Islanders are Americans, just like the Texans and Floridians who were also impacted by hurricanes this season.

Off The Mat: Yoga Boat.

Elephant Journal

It is about 6am and I am sitting on the back of our sailboat in a tranquil bay called Diamond Cay at Little Yost van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. I take my practice with me wherever I go. Literary Journal Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today being present literary journal mindfulness yoga in everyday life yogini

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Environmental Economics

Virgin Islands. Another missed opportunity: From the inbox: The National Marine Fisheries Service has two positions for marine resource economists with the Social Science Research Group at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, FL. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducts basic and applied research to support management of living marine resources in federal waters off southeastern coastal waters of the U.S.

Magical Eco-Paradise: Caneel Bay in St. John, USVI

Eco Chic

Those who’ve visited the island share one thing in common: a deep-seeded fear the masses will flock to their hidden gem. It’s the smallest, least developed and the most stunning of the three major United States Virgin Islands.

My eBird 10th Anniversary

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Virgin Islands ( St. According to eBird , I have been an eBirder since December 23, 2009, so today is my 10th eBird anniversary. During the decade, I submitted 1,219 checklists and observed 555 bird species, all in the U.S. and Canada.

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Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

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In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes: it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered by Maria, a Category 4 storm that cut a devastating swath across the island. Virgin Islands , which would bring nearly all American citizens into the ABA Area. # # #.

Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

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In the 1970s Bond proposed borders of the region, excluding the islands along the South American continental shelf (e.g. Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean.

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Your sunscreen is killing baby coral reefs

Green Prophet

The researchers found concentrations of oxybenzone in the US Virgin Islands to be 23 times higher than the minimum considered toxic to corals.

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The Klepto-Octopus and Other Adventures in Coral Reef Restoration

Nature Conservancy - Science

I have been working to restore coral reefs in the US Virgin Islands, and the wider Caribbean for more four years now and what I observe during these adventures never ceases to amuse and entertain me. Photo: Kemit-Amon Lewis/TNC. By Kemit-Amon Lewis, Caribbean Coral Conservation Manager.

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US Oil Exports: Three Basic Pictures

Sightline Daily

About half moved to Canada and more than a quarter went to the Virgin Islands. As new debates over pipelines and oil trains heat up, I’ve been asked by all kinds of folks about the nature and history of US oil exports.

The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

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Virgin Islands , and the remote Pacific Ocean. Farallon NWR , a group of islands near San Francisco, hosts the largest colonies of breeding seabirds south of Alaska. Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon. He has visited more than 40 National Wildlife Refuges in 20 states and frequently visits NWRs in his travels, most recently Buenos Aires NWR in southern Arizona.

7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

Eco Chic

Virgin Islands by F. On the US mainland it is difficult to find a good piece of coast that hasn’t been developed to the point of losing its natural beauty, but fortunately two-thirds of St John is devoted to the Virgin Islands National Park.

The Fate of the Florida Anis

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Smooth-billed Ani ( Crotophaga ani ) is a widespread and ubiquitous bird in disturbed grassy areas throughout much of the neotropics, including most of the Caribbean Islands. Interestingly, perhaps explaining their widespread distribution that includes many islands, I have observed anis soaring in Venezuela much like a vulture or raptor.

IUCN: Caribbean Coral Reefs Declining Significantly

Eco Friendly Daily

Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida Keys have less than fifteen percent of the reefs covered in live coral. Recent studies have found that the world’s coral are in considerable danger of disappearing due to a number of environmental pressures.

Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded In July

Eco Friendly Daily

Coral in the Florida Keys, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam are already showing signs of bleaching.

The Traveling Birder

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Virgin Islands. In a recent post, Corey listed five things to do when it is too cold to go birding and one of those things is planning birding travel. Here in Portland, Oregon, it is more frequently too rainy rather than too cold to go birding, at least comfortably.

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Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

Conservancy Talk

In Palmyra, a remote island in the Pacific, south of Hawaii, there’s a living lab that helps scientists understand top predators’ role in our oceans. Virgin Islands, The Nature Conservancy and partners are growing and restoring corals , which are important habitat for sharks.

State of North America’s Birds Report Released to Commemorate Centennial of the First Migratory Bird Treaty

Nature Conservancy - Science

They are threatened by ocean pollution, over-fishing, energy extraction, invasive species on islands that depredate nests, and climate change. Virgin Islands, and Mexico. One hundred years ago, North Americans united for birds.

Sea Turtles of St. Croix: Research Benefits Nesting Beaches

Nature Conservancy - Science

Virgin Islands , green and hawksbill sea turtles dramatically increased nesting activity in recent years , the result of a comprehensive effort that not only protects turtles from threats, but also provides substantial data on the population. A green sea turtle nests on St. Croix.

10 National Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chiricahua is one of several mountain ranges that rise up from the desert grassland floor like islands in a sea of grass, hence the name Madrean Archipelago. The monument is also home to several acres of virgin tallgrass prairie and restored prairie. Virgin Islands.

Island Mongoose: Conservation Villain or Scapegoat? Or Both?

Nature Conservancy - Science

It sounds like your standard invasive species narrative: Mongoose is introduced to island to control pests, mongoose instead eats native species. The Mongoose Comes to the Island. Island paradise: Mongooses found Caribbean islands free of mammalian predators.

Paris Talks Reveal New Kind of Global Empathy

Conservancy Talk

On one such sailing trip twenty-five years ago, I was sailing from the British Virgin Islands to Bermuda with my father.

Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

This includes reefs in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Navassa Island, Florida, Flower Garden Banks, the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Pacific Remote Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Palau.

Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

From the time the kids were in upper grade school and middle school, we took trips over the Christmas break to nature-focused places, such as the Okefenokee Swamp and Cumberland Island in Georgia; Costa Rica; Maho Bay campground in St.

Conscious in the Caribbean: Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts

Eco Chic

I love the Caribbean, from the Virgin Islands (British and US) to the Antilles and the Bahamas, and over my lifetime I’ve seen many of the gorgeous isles that populate that special sea between North and South America. Some islands have been settled for hundreds of years, and some not until recently. There are always enough chairs and shade on Bucuti’s portion of the beautiful Eagle Beach!

10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

Green Life Smart Life

Eco cred: Anjajavy has brought economic development and health programs to a remote and poor corner of the island. Virgin Islands – More than 30 years ago, the granddaddy of today’s eco-resorts opened on St. Summer is finally approaching. After what seems like an eternity, the sun is coming out to play and the warm temperatures have everyone dreaming of a summer vacation.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Monaco (2.1), San Marino (1.9), Gibraltar (1.7), Saint Barthélemy (0.5), Saint Pierre et Miquelon (0.4), Falklands Islands (0.2), Vatican City (0.05). India), less than 3 (many African and Island countries), 3.2 (the The present fossil fuel-based Carbon Debt analysis provides a quantitative basis for such transfers and should be used by Island States, mega-delta countries and other threatened Climate Creditor countries to force urgently needed climate change action.