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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
- 18 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
- 32 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.
How the GE Food Venture Has Been Chronically Dependent on Deception
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 38 days ago - independentsciencenews.org
Although it purports to be based on solid science and the open flow of information on which science depends, the massive venture to reconfigure the genetic core of the world's food supply has substantially relied on the propagation of falsehoods.
Bird of the Week: Tawny Piculet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, brids, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 39 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
- 42 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.
Opposition To The Dakota Access Pipeline Encampment Grows At North Dakota Standing Rock Reservation
Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, Water Is Life, Standing Rock Reservation, Lakota Opposition, Camp Grows, Sustainabililty, interesting, eco-friendly )

Fiona
- 44 days ago - unicornriot.ninja
Standing Rock Reservation, ND âEUR" ItâEUR(TM)s been four days since construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline Missouri River crossing was slated to begin. The first three days were punctuated by constant and growing protests.
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
- 48 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...
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
- 68 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...
First Dark Sky Park in Australia Designated
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, dark sky park, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, health, interesting, light pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 82 days ago - darksky.org
Warrumbungle National Park in west-central New South Wales (NSW) has been designated Australia's first IDA International Dark Sky Park, recognizing and protecting its key role in Australian astronomical research.
From The Guardian: Is It An E-Bike Or Is It An E-Car?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: E car, E Bike, ecosystems, eco-friendly, Urban Transportation, fun, interesting, greenproducts, sustainable, world )

Fiona
- 82 days ago - theguardian.com
IâEUR(TM)m sitting in a cross between an electric-assisted bicycle and an electric car that looks like a cool golf buggy. Look at this green lifestyle solution for urban transportation! Please note, comment, forward.
Bird of the Week: Rainbow-Bearded Thornbill
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, green, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 96 days ago - abcbirds.org
At first glance, the Rainbow-bearded Thornbill seems notable only for its short, dark bill; bold, white tail corners; and rufous forehead and crown. But seen in good lighting, the male's elongated gorget flares into a glittering cascade of bright colors.
A Missing Puzzle Piece For Farmers: Organic Seed
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, food, greenproducts, interesting, organic, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 99 days ago - civileats.com
Certified organic farmers are supposed to plant organic seeds, but that's often easier said than done says new data from the Organic Seed Alliance.
Bird of the Week: Collared Inca
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 102 days ago - abcbirds.org
The flashy Collared Inca is unmistakable: both sexes have long, straight bills; eye-catching white chest collars; and mostly white tails. This hummingbird's Latin species name, torquata, means "adorned with a neck chain or collar." Males have black and
6 Ways To Attract Fireflies To Your Yard
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, garden, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 105 days ago - rodalesorganiclife.com
Fireflies-or lightning bugs, as you might call them-are under threat, which researchers suspect has to do with habitat loss, light pollution, and widespread pesticide use, according to Firefly Watch, a citizen science project led by the Museum of...
9 Ways to Use Hemp Oil In Body Care (And Why You'd Want To)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenproducts, health, interesting, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 107 days ago - lisabronner.com
There are a lot of superlative claims about hemp oil: most unsaturated oil, best essential fatty acids (EFA) ratio and combination, highest amino acid variety, only plant source of vitamin D. Can one oil be all that? In short, yes.
 

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