Tag: cormorant

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Giddyup, y’all. Your Cool Green Morning is here.

  1. There’s a new breed of cowboy out West, and he’s wearing…birkenstocks? Yee Haw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Shrimp vs. Turtle: Kemp’s Ridley Turtle protection is infringing on Gulf shrimpers. (Huffington Post)
  3. USDA backs of Meatless Monday idea after cattle producers’ outraged response. (Treehugger)
  4. Here’s an Olympic athlete for you: Watch the video of a cormorant diving 150 feet to the ocean floor in 40 seconds. (BBC Nature)
  5. Those pine beetles in Colorado? They’ve been hungry. See NASA images that compare the before and after their munching. (Mongabay)

 

State of the Birds: And Now For Some Good News!

Written by | March 24th, 2009

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Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]

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