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Bird of the Week: Cooper's Hawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 5 days ago - abcbirds.org
The crow-sized Cooper's Hawk is a raptor of the woodlands, with short, rounded wings and a long tail - excellent adaptations for pursuing smaller birds through thick understory. Folk names for this forest stalker include big blue darter, chicken hawk...
For the Love of Farm Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, interesting, off-beat, photos )

Kathy
- 7 days ago - modernfarmer.com
IF DOG IS MAN'S BEST FRIEND, then a farm dog is also his, or her, business partner, pest-control consultant, security guard, even sales rep. Just ask Stan Miklis, who grows organic herbs and flowers in Texas. His miniature Australian Shepherd hams it...
Bird of the Week: Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 12 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dark-colored, long-tailed Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren was discovered in 2004 and formally described in 2013, but is already in danger of disappearing. Now the race is on to protect this little marsh bird's remaining habitat in the shadow of Sao Paulo...
Bird of the Week: Mangrove Cuckoo
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 19 days ago - abcbirds.org
Never seen the Mangrove Cuckoo? You're not alone: The Mangrove Cuckoo is among the most secretive and poorly known of North American birds. It's difficult to detect because of the species' preference for impenetrable mangrove swamps and its tendency to...
Tell These Corporations: DonâEUR(TM)t Pollute Our Fruit!
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, food, greenproducts, health, frack water irrigation, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 22 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Toxic oil drilling wastewater from companies like Chevron is being used to grow some food in California-food that is sold in grocery stores across the country! The wastewater contains chemicals used in fossil fuel extraction, including some that are...
Bird of the Week: Burrowing Owl
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 26 days ago - abcbirds.org
In some parts of the American West, the long-legged Burrowing Owl is known as the "howdy owl". These endearing raptors allow people to closely approach and will even nod an apparent greeting to human visitors.
Can We All Agree That Plastic Straws Are Totally Unnecessary? With Video
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, healthy, humans, interesting, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 30 days ago - fastcompany.com
We suck. Some of us suck more than others, but really, we all do, or have at sometime. We suck because collectively, we toss 28 billion pounds of plastic into the oceans each year. We suck because those bits of floating trash, like six-pack rings and...
Biotech Company Studies GMO Clover
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, environment, genetic engineering, GMOs, health )

Kathy
- 33 days ago - capitalpress.com
A biotech company is conducting a field study of genetically engineered white clover to find ways of improving forage digestibility for livestock. Forage Genetics, which is best known for alfalfa that's genetically modified to withstand glyphosate...
Bird of the Week: Rainbow Starfrontlet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 33 days ago - abcbirds.org
Like other hummingbirds of the genus Coeligena, including the Glittering Starfrontlet, the Rainbow Starfrontlet is a bird of mountain forests and edges. It's one of the larger hummingbird species found in the Andes and is mostly chestnut-colored with...
CHEK Point Poll: Would You Eat Genetically Modified Fish?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, environment, food, frankenfish, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 34 days ago - cheknews.ca
The world's first genetically modified salmon is now being offered for sale in Canada. The US company that produced the fish says it sold about 5 tons of fresh salmon fillets to Canadian consumers, after receiving approval from Health Canada last year.
 
 
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