The ABA Area and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Virgin Islands were not part of the ABA Area. Virgin Islands , focusing on the arguments that had been successfully made for the inclusion of Hawaii. Virgin Islands

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

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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

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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. The islands were purchased by the United States from Denmark in 1916. 160,000), American Samoa (55,000), and the Northern Mariana Islands (54,000). 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. Hosted by Premier Orlando Smith of the British Virgin Islands, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, the Summit will allow leaders to exchange ideas, share experiences and successes, and strengthen collaboration on conservation across the region.

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. Virgin Islands not part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area ? Virgin Islands should be within the ABA Area. Hurricanes Irma and Maria recently caused devastating damage to the U.S.

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.

Filling the Gap Left By DeBooy’s Rail

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The species was probably flightless and was first discovered in kitchen waste deposits excavated by the archaeologist Theodoor DeBooy on the US Virgin Island of St. It is now believed to have been a fairly common resident of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands until the arrival of the first humans when it went the way of most flightless easy to catch island birds immediately after the arrival of man.

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. I started eBirding about the same time I started birding, and I made an early executive decision (a very good one) that any pre-eBird observations simply did not count. In other words, eBird is effectively a complete history of my birding experiences.

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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. Species with small ranges ( e.g. , single island endemics) or tiny populations ( e.g. , endangered species) are especially vulnerable. 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. Within its 400 pages, the Birds of the West Indies covers 712 species, 550 of them regularly occurring and 190 of those endemic to the region, many of them to single islands. Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean.

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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 island is mainly home to private residences and small guesthouses, and features a buzzing village life filled with artists, open-air cafés, and restaurants. Images by 16:9clue used under the Creative Commons license.

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.

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. We’ve read reports that it can cause cancer (and that sunscreen doesn’t really work to prevent skin cancer ), but yet – doctors say you need sunscreen in the sun. While the daily use of sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher is widely acknowledged as essential to skin cancer prevention, it is hurting the sea.

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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. An octopus that steals coral? Dolphin volunteers? Welcome to the unexpected side of coral reef restoration.

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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. So as a reference, here’s a quick look at some of the fundamentals. The US exports very little crude oil.

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. These pressures include fishing, pollution, disease, global warming and ocean acidification. Overall, an estimated seventy-five percent of the world’s coral reefs are at risk.

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 National Climatic Data Center, which is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently announced that the world’s oceans experienced record temperatures this July. The ocean temperatures have been recorded for approximately 130 years and this past July was the warmest of any of the months previously recorded.

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

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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. August 16, 2016, marks the 100 th anniversary of the first Migratory Bird Treaty. This groundbreaking international agreement between the United States and Canada, signed by Great Britain’s King George V on Canada’s behalf and U.S.

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. Regardless, planning trips is one way to do something birding-related without getting cold or wet. But it helps to know what kind of birder you are and all of us are different. I will use myself as an example.

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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. Read more about the devastating impacts non-native mongoose have on island fauna, and conservationists are addressing this invasive threat, in an upcoming Cool Green Science blog). A green sea turtle nests on St. Croix.

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. Mike Sweeney is executive director of The Nature Conservancy in California. This post originally appeared in Huffington Post Green. You can follow Mike on Twitter: @mppsweeney.

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. Just think what it could do for other islands! The succeeding generations of those initial nine mongooses stormed the world – being spread to other Caribbean and Hawaiian islands. Virgin Islands.

10 National Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

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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. Also called sky islands, these high-elevation mountains on the southern Arizona-New Mexico boarder are biodiversity hotspots because they sit at the convergence of four ecological regions: the Sonoran Desert, Chihuahuan Desert, the Rocky Mountains, and Sierra Madre Mountains. Buck Island Reef National Monument , U.S.

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!

Paris Talks Reveal New Kind of Global Empathy

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Hallie Sacks/ TNC While our changing climate is affecting us all, it’s undeniably having a larger impact on strangers who are very far from our own lives and experiences: Fishermen living on remote islands in the Pacific that even the travel magazines don’t go to photograph; Pastoral herdsmen living on the fringe of deserts and grassland; Urban dwellers in growing countries seldom mentioned here in Paris.

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

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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. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

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.

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. John, Virgin Islands; the llanos of Venezuela; the southern coast and highlands of Belize. Simons Island – a relatively unspoiled barrier island off the coast of Georgia.

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

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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.