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Bird of the Week: Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 15 days ago - abcbirds.org
This little flycatcher has a big impact, controlling insect populations around wetlands and waterways. It nests in these important riparian habitats alongside other threatened species, such as the western population of Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Bird of the Week: Common Nighthawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 30 days ago - abcbirds.org
The name "nighthawk" is misleading, since the bird is neither strictly nocturnal nor closely related to hawks. Like the Eastern Whip-poor-will and Chuck-will's widow, it's a member of the Caprimulgidae family, a group also known as nightjars.
Demand UK Funding for Vital Farmer Conservation Work PETITION
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, farms, funding, protection )

Anna
- 34 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Some of the biggest unsung heroes of conservation efforts in the UK are actually our farmers. Thanks to EU subsidies, many UK farmers are engaged in vital work to protect endangered species.
Tell the EPA Fix the Broken GE/Pesticide Rules
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, dicamba, ecosystems, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, Monsanto, EPA, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 36 days ago - panna.org
Monsanto says they've reformulated dicamba to be less drift prone-but that formulation is still awaiting EPA approval. Even when it is available, there's no guarantee that the older, cheaper and more damaging version of the chemical wonâEUR(TM)t continue being
Bird of the Week: Tawny Piculet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 36 days ago - abcbirds.org
The tiny, agile Tawny Piculet is not even 4 inches long-more than an inch smaller than the familiar Downy Woodpecker. It's a member of a distinctive subfamily of around 30 short-tailed woodpeckers found mainly in South America.
Controversial Pesticides Threaten Not Just Bees But Butterflies Too
Green Lifestyle  (tags: butterflies, conservation, ecosystems, environment, food, health, garden, greenliving, interesting, neonicotinoids, neonics, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 39 days ago - conservationmagazine.org
Most of the furor surrounding neonicotinoids, the world's most widely-used pesticides, focuses on the harms they cause to bees. Yet these chemicals may also pose a threat-presently little-appreciated but possibly grave-to butterflies.
Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture
Green Lifestyle  (tags: clothing, conservation, eco-friendly, energy, environment, green, humans, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, water, world )

Kathy
- 45 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually - 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it's time to end the wasteful...
How One GMO Nearly Took Down the Planet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, food, greenliving, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 52 days ago - truth-out.org
In the early 1990s, a European genetic engineering company was preparing to field test its genetically modified version of Klebsiella planticola, which it had tested in the lab and presumed to be safe. But...
Support the WATER Act PETITION
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, water, conservation )

Anna
- 54 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Clean drinking water is a human right, but even in the United States, people have to worry about whether their water is safe to drink.
Crime In The Fields: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, dicamba, ecosystems, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, Monsanto, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 55 days ago - npr.org
When Tom Barber, a scientist at the University of Arkansas who studies weeds, drives the country roads of eastern Arkansas this summer, his trained eye can spot the damage: soybean leaves contorted into cup-like shapes.
GMO Wheat Turns Up in Washington State, May Hurt US Trade
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 58 days ago - oregonlive.com
Here we go again. Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries...
Tell Big Food: Label GMOs!
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, food, GMO labeling, greenproducts, healthy, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 62 days ago - action.ewg.org
Several major food corporations, including Campbell's and Mars, have already announced plans to use clear, on-package labeling for products containing GMOs. But many companies-including General Mills, Kellogg's, Nestle, ConAgra and PepsiCo and...
Bird of the Week: Reddish Egret
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, protection, Sustainabililty, water )

Kathy
- 65 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Reddish Egret is one of the rarest egrets in North America. It's easily distinguished from other egrets and herons by its shaggy appearance, hyperactive feeding behavior, and pink-and-black bill.
San Francisco Man Singlehandedly Revives a Rare Butterfly Species in His Own Backyard
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, ecosystems, garden, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 65 days ago - inhabitat.com
The California Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies used to flutter about San Francisco aplenty, but their populations declined in the 20th century as more areas were developed. Now in the early 21st century, they're incredibly rare in the city, so one...
 

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