Tag: boreal forest

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Winter Birding – The Irruption Begins!

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests–White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others–are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2011

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Does your new year’s resolution involve keeping up with the latest and greatest in green news? Good.

  1. Another worthwhile new year’s resolution? Sticking to “meatless Mondays.” (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Is your toilet paper leading to the destruction of old-growth forests? (The Daily Green)
  3. Banana peels are dirty-water fighters. (Treehugger)
  4. California’s set to enact a ton of new green laws in 2011. (LA Times)
  5. Extra-credit reading: Check out the 10 “most hopeful” business-related green stories of 2010. (GreenBiz)

Rusty Blackbird: The Squeaky Bird Gets the Grease?

Written by | January 11th, 2010

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Rusty Blackbirds are declining in population for unknown reasons. But Conservancy migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman says there’s a way you can help.

State of the Birds: Seeing the Trees and the Birds

Written by | March 25th, 2009

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Forests are a dominant habitat type in North America and, with 310 breeding bird species, are one of the most rich habitats for birds. And looking at the overall forest birds indicator from the U.S. State of the Birds Report, it appears that things are going well in this habitat, at least in this decade […]

Feeling The Heat: Why Even 2 Degrees C Matters

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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In his book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Mark Lynas paints a cataclysmic picture of what might happen if runaway climate change increases the average global temperature by 6 degrees Centigrade: Super hurricanes would cause catastrophic flooding. Explosive gases would bubble up from deep in the oceans and erupt in massive fireballs. […]

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