The Birds of Washington, DC

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There are a lot of birds in Washington, DC. Yes, there are lots of birds in Washington, DC – you just have to know where to look! The post The Birds of Washington, DC appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips Smithsonian WashingtonOh sure, you can go to Rock Creek Park or the Tidal Basin to seek out living avian species, or visitors can head to the Smithsonian museums for a dose of past and present bird lore from all over the world.

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Birding Protection Island, Washington

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Before my trip to Washington the only species of puffin I had ever seen in the wild was the puffin of the Atlantic Ocean, the appropriately named Atlantic Puffin. Having flown to Washington State on a family vacation the first obstacle was easily out of the way, which you knew already if you ever read this blog. Trips alcids Pacific Northwest Protection Island puffins WashingtonI love puffins.


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Chinese Birds in Washington DC

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If you are one of those nature lovers that appreciates that original Audubon plates do not represent the full extent of avian art, you may appreciate the new exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall. Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting presents the finest of avian and flower art from the Ming and Qing dynasties from now through August. They say that at least 35 species can be identified, so bring your field guide! Asides art china

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Just like Washington, they are missing an obvious one

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As you may have heard, the Washington Redskins ' name is under a bit of assault for its perceived racial insensitivity. Via the must-read-for-'Skins-fans blog Mr. Irrelevant comes this collection of possible new logos, featuring hypothetical names: The Washington Warriors, The Washington Renegades and The Washington Griffins. Washington Jacklegs has already been claimed by Congress. Washington Gridlocks anyone

Washington Breaks Ground on First Animal Overpass


This week will mark a first for Washington, as the state breaks ground in construction for their inaugural animal overpass. Interstate 90 in the Northwest cuts through the forests and Read More The post Washington Breaks Ground on First Animal Overpass appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Environment News Top News

"Carbon tax initiative goes to November ballot in Washington"

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An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot. Initiative sponsor Carbon Washington says the tax encourages people and businesses to switch to cleaner energy by making fossil fuels more expensive. Some including the Washington State Labor Council have lined up in opposition. Would someone please starting planning their voting study?

"Washington State Does Not Pass Nation’s First Carbon Tax"

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While Initiative 732 did not pass, voters in Washington State demonstrated that people around the country and the world are concerned about the threat of climate change and feel compelled to take action to protect our children, our grandchildren, and the world we love. Grassroots activism accomplished what many environmental leaders and media pundits said was impossible: we put a revenue-neutral carbon tax on the ballot,” said Yoram Bauman, founder and co-chair of Carbon Washington.

Washington, DC green: Restaurant Nora

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Washington, D.C. alter ego in Washington, emphasizing nonfussy, New American cuisine that changes daily based on the best available sourcing. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

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Michelle Wine Estates of Woodinville, Washington and esteemed winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France’s Rhône Valley. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze Eurasian Scops-Owl France owls Politics scops owls screech-owls Washington DC Washington State Western Screech-Owl wine

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Denzel Washington Felt Healthy on Short-Lived Vegan Diet


Denzel Washington opens up about going vegan for a movie role and how he felt super healthy thanks to the plant-based diet. Read More The post Denzel Washington Felt Healthy on Short-Lived Vegan Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan denzel washington

"Washington College Students Rally to Protect Cows From Global Warming"

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That’s a good way to sum up the findings of my new research,” said University of Washington economist Rainbow Moonglow Rabinowitz. “A My favorite is 1% milk* with chocolate malt Ovaltine: A newly released report showing that higher temperatures cause cows to give less milk is uniting climate and animal rights activists to take immediate action to counteract the negative effects of bovine heat stress. Cows are happy in parts of Northern California and not in Florida.

Washington Voters, Meet Democracy Credits

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In our last two articles in this series, we described the Washington Government Accountability Act’s tough new rules for reducing lobbyists and contractors’ influence in Olympia and for boosting transparency in elections, so that voters have easy access to the information they need about their candidates. How I-1464 would empower everyday citizens in state elections. |

Bird Deaths in Washington DC Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program By Corey • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share City Wildife , an organization in Washington D.C. capital, has released a report on the deadliest buildings in Washington D.C.

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Event: Washington’s Fight Against Coal & Oil

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Join us for a free community forum on the coal and oil industry’s plans to build new dirty energy transport facilities in Washington. This forum will cover Washington’s and Thurston County’s role in holding the Thin Green Line against international fossil fuel trade; explain the costs and consequences of coal and oil transport; and provide opportunities for citizen action. Oil trains near a waterfront development site in Bellingham, WA. by Paul K. Anderson (Used with permission.)

Kristin Davis Brings Anti-Poaching Doc to Washington


The flick focuses on the poaching and Read More The post Kristin Davis Brings Anti-Poaching Doc to Washington appeared first on Ecorazzi. Actress and animal advocate Kristin Davis hosted a screening of her documentary, “Gardeners of Eden,” about wildlife conservation at the State Department earlier this week. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News kristin davis

The Washington Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce Report is Out

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With caveats and cautions and needs for more research of course, but the bottom line is that Washington will not achieve its statutory carbon targets without a price, and Washington can design a price—whether a cap or a tax—to protect public health and the economy and make the transition to a post-carbon world. On the topic of doing it well, Washington needs to carefully design its price to meet the criteria discussed below. But Washington can do this.

Washington Senate Endorses Socialism for Coal

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First Wyoming , now Washington: the state Senate has endorsed an $85 million handout to the coal industry, in the form of a rail project whose sole identifiable beneficiary is the proposed and highly controversial Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project in Longview, Washington. The Washington State Senate wants to spend $85 million for the benefit of high-flying international coal investors.

How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics

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Shell’s schemes have the region in an uproar, so now is a good time to explore the oil company’s well documented record of playing in Washington’s politics. During the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, for example, Shell gave a mere $2,500 directly to candidates in Washington: $2,000 to Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen ( a perennial winner of fossil fuel industry spending ) and $500 to Republican Congressman Doc Hastings. Ridding Washington’s democracy of them is another.

How Tesoro Manipulates Washington State Politics

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The Texas oil company Tesoro has big plans for Washington. The fact is that Tesoro has a well-documented track record in Washington of meddling at the ballot box, funneling money to shadowy Republican groups, and financing anti-climate campaigns. To better understand how Tesoro cultivates influence in Washington State, let’s follow the money. These “direct donations” are recorded and available through the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.

Washington Candidates, Meet Democracy Credits

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How I-1464 could help you run for office. | At a recent town hall-style meeting about money in politics, a speaker asked the audience how many of them thought they themselves could run for political office. Absolutely no one raised their hand. Then the speaker asked, what if a campaign funding system made it possible for you to raise money from regular people, even if you don’t have a rolodex of big check writers? Hands popped up. People-empowering campaign

Russell Simmons Graces New Vegan Ads on Washington DC Buses


Hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons teams up with PETA for a new vegan ad campaign that will be seen on Washington, DC metro light rails. Read More The post Russell Simmons Graces New Vegan Ads on Washington DC Buses appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan russell simmons

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Denzel Washington Says ‘I’m a Vegetarian Now’ (Almost)


Actor Denzel Washington is giving away the secrets to his healthier new look. Read More The post Denzel Washington Says ‘I’m a Vegetarian Now’ (Almost) appeared first on Ecorazzi. The star told WENN "I''m a vegetarian now." Eats News Top News Vegetarian

Washington University Ends Cat Training, Bob Barker Wins


According to PETA, Washington University was the last program in the U.S. Read More The post Washington University Ends Cat Training, Bob Barker Wins appeared first on Ecorazzi. to practice pediatric intubation techniques on cats. Animals Causes News Top News bob barker

Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality

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This is far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever: VMT forecast comparison by Washington OFM, Transportation Revenue Forecast Council It’s from a new transportation revenue forecast (pdf link, see p. 27) recently published by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. In the 2000s, for example, Washington committed itself to massive road projects that it didn’t have the money to build.

The Washington Ballet Shows Us Their Hardest Moves In Slow Motion. {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) dance moves video washington ballet Washington Post In the confines of our living room, we rule the dance floor. It matters not that Opal is a ballet-class dropout. It matters not that my left knee crunches like a bag of potato chips with every squat.

Washington: Car Crashes Decline Again

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But during last year’s debate over marijuana legalization in Washington, I heard quite a bit of concern that permissive marijuana laws would reverse the recent declines in crash fatalities. One of the often-overlooked benefits of declining driving , particularly among the young , has been a rapid reduction in car crash deaths over the past decade.

State of Washington Approves 75 MW Solar Park

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Government / Industry Kittitas Teanaway Solar Reserve washington solar parkAccording to a recent press release, the Kittitas County Board of Adjustment has approved a permit for Teanaway Solar Reserve, 75-MW project capable of powering 45,000 homes. Located 90 miles east of Seattle, the Teanaway Solar Reserve will be among one of the largest photovoltaic solar facilities in the world.

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The Washington Post has a better op-ed on the value of a college education than the NY Times

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In contrast to the stupidity in the NY Times over the weekend , The Washington Post has a thoughtful take on the value of a college education: So let’s acknowledge that college is not a commodity. It’s a challenging engagement in which both parties have to take an active and risk-taking role if its potential value is to be realized.

Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Diet Includes Vegan Smoothies


Expectant mother Kerry Washington stays healthy by drinking green smoothies. Read More The post Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Diet Includes Vegan Smoothies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan kerry washington Her favorite is nutritionist Kimberly Snyder''s organic Glowing Green Smoothie.

Washington D.C. is Sinking as Ice Sheets Melt


Washington now faces a more devastating future that could affect the District permanently. According to new research, Washington, Read More The post Washington D.C. While political turmoil has in the past threatened to shut down D.C., is Sinking as Ice Sheets Melt appeared first on Ecorazzi. Environment News Top News

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Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules

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Image by Lisa Stiffler (Used with permission) The Pollution Control Hearings Board—the legal body presiding over state environmental regulations—has upheld the stormwater permits governing Western Washington cities and counties. Those supporting Ecology include Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Washington Environmental Council, and the Rosemere Neighborhood Association. Seattle rain garden during a downpour.

Majority Rule Returns to Washington

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The Washington Supreme Court has thrown out as unconstitutional the viciously antidemocratic, reflexively right-wing, school-and-public-services-impoverishing supermajority voting requirement that has tied Washington representatives’ hands, on and off, for the last two decades. It was the single biggest legal barrier to progress in Washington on issues ranging from climate to education. Photo by Andrew Back, cc.

What does Vegan bodybuilder Torre Washington eat for mad gains?


The scrawny vegan is a stereotype Torre Washington is putting to rest. A photo posted by Torre Washington (@torre.washington) on Feb 29, 2016 at 5:12pm PST. NOURISH YOUR L.I.F.E! We can nourish our entire body, mind and soul with what the earth provides all while enjoying the journey to becoming our best.

Event: Coastal Washington, the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone

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Washington State is on the front lines of oil transport by rail. The ten oil train explosions in the last two years and the numerous oil spills on Washington’s coast are reminders that there are devastating consequences when it comes to transporting oil. Related Stories How Climate Denial Derails Scientists How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics A Sea Change for Weathercasters.

Stress Advice from a Washington Cop.

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As a cop I never know what to expect from the next phone call or radio dispatch. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) anxiety be kind breathing technique Cop help people kindness panic attacks peace officer positive Rob Kearney

Following the Money in Washington State Elections, Part 2

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Winners raise 44% of campaign funds from 4% of Washington zip codes. In the previous article in this series, we showed that special interests dominate campaign funding in Washington State. Washingtonians know that big money plays a big role in politics, but they may not know exactly where the money comes from in state legislative races. In this article, we follow the geographic money trail and find that campaign money comes mostly from Olympia and Seattle.

Washington State Has Forgotten Its Own BP Oil Spill

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Ocean Service notified the Coast Guard, which in turn notified the Washington Department of Ecology. That morning, the first oil washed ashore near Ocean Shores, Washington. It was one of the worst oil spills ever to hit Washington waters. Alarm set in as subsurface oil patties traveled north, invisible to helicopters surveying the spill, oiling 110 miles of Washington’s shoreline. Washington State Department of Ecology. Washington Department of Ecology.

A Believer in Vacant Lots Urban Farming’s Grande Dame: Karen Washington

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Karen Washington, a community activist who has been called “urban farming’s de facto godmother,” found her bliss when she moved to the Bronx nearly 30 years ago and began growing vegetables in her backyard. Washington, who recently retired after 37 years from her day job as a physical therapist. “I Washington, who has blond dreadlocks and a perennial smile. “I

Fifty Years of Oil Spills in Washington’s Waters

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Washington’s coastlines and waterways are at a threshold. Though Washington officials have been more diligent in their preparations than their counterparts elsewhere, there is good reason to believe we are not prepared. The fact is that Washington has already suffered numerous damaging spills. The Washington State Department of Ecology fined Arco and the vessel pilot $30,000 each. Diver showing oil-contaminated gloves following dive operations.

Summer Birding at Conboy Lake NWR

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I recently drove from my home in Portland to Conboy Lake NWR in southern Washington for a birding day-trip. Adams, the refuge is one of the few breeding locations for Sandhill Cranes in Washington. Adams is the second highest peak (12,276 feet) in Washington (only Mt.

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WASHINGTON: NC ocean research lab on White House chopping block | Local/State |

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For more than a century, federal scientists have worked on Pivers Island near the historic town of Beaufort and the beaches of Emerald Isle studying the ocean and the fish, turtles and dolphins of its seagrass estuaries and rocky reefs. Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations.

Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

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Most of the estuaries of Puget Sound in Washington State have been developed, but one of the few that remain is the Nisqually River Delta, which was protected as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974. Nisqually NWR) is one of Washington’s finest and most popular birding locations. Although it is a two-hour drive from Portland, I recently visited Nisqually NWR, which is located near Olympia, Washington. Nisqually NWR National Wildlife Refuges Washington

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Why Washington State Should Adopt a BC-style Carbon Tax

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Editor’s Note: Washington’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce is on the job, weighing alternative carbon-pricing proposals. Some members of the panel have asked what our ideal policy would be for Washington State. If I had my druthers, Washington State would push for a BC-style revenue-neutral carbon tax. Full disclosure: I’m part of the campaign to put just such a policy on the ballot in Washington State in 2016.