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Bird of the Week: Rusty-Faced Parrot
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birdsconservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 1 hour ago -
Like others of their tribe, Rusty-faced Parrots are social, noisy birds traveling in pairs or flocks of up to 25 individuals. But these birds - found in the Andes Mountains in Colombia and Venezuela - also spend a lot of quiet time, foraging in the forest
21 Gene Edited Plants Approved By USDA
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CRISPR/Cas9, ecosystems, environment, food, genetic engineering, health, Sustainabililty, world )

- 3 days ago -
The plant species and 1 mushroom that have been approved are pennycress, green foxtail, potatoes, camelina, alfalfa, maize (corn), rice, soybeans, tobacco, tomatoes, wheat and one mushroom.
Ambitious Wildlife Overcrossing Completed in Washington State To Protect Native Species and Minimize Animal-Car Collisions, a M
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, green, healthy, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 3 days ago -
Animal migrations across the country are interrupted by highways constructed for humans' convenience. Because we've impeded other species' journeys, conservation nonprofits and transportation organizations are increasingly constructing "wildlife bridges"
2 Weeks to Earth Hour
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, Earth Hour, energy, environment, greenliving, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 5 days ago -
Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 30 March at 8:30pm local time, wherever you are in the world. Will you join us?
Bird of the Week: Barn Swallow
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 6 days ago -
"Everybody who notices birds at all knows, admires, and loves the graceful, friendly barn swallow", wrote ornithologist Arthur C. Bent in the early 20tth century, in his Life Histories of Familiar North American Birds. :No bird in North America is...
Bird of the Week: Red-Winged Blackbird
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 14 days ago -
The liquid, burbling 'conk-a-ree'" of a male Red-winged Blackbird on territory is a sure sign of spring, or at least its pending arrival. This bird's common name derives from the sleek black males' distinctive shoulder patches, or epaulets, which flash...
UK Only - Don't Hide What's Inside (GMO Petition)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, greenproducts, health, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 14 days ago - we prepare to leave the EU, our right to make an informed choice about what we are buying, and eating, is under threat. Please stand with Beyond GM and GM Freeze to ensure that post-Brexit regulations Don't Hide What's Inside our food, by signing...
Bird of the Week: Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, coolstuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 20 days ago -
The male Andean Cock-of-the-rock is an unmistakable sight, with brilliant red-orange plumage, black-and-white wings, and a large fan-like crest that almost completely obscures its bill. Known as tunki in Quechua, this cotinga is the national bird of Peru
The 'Gravity-Defying' Art That Washes Away
Offbeat  (tags: art, humans, interesting, nature, pictures, unusual )

- 24 days ago -
Landscape gardener Sam Bennett makes beautiful sculptures from raw materials he finds on beaches. Stones and driftwood are the foundations of his work near his home in Torquay, Devon. The 26-year-old started making the sculptures about 12 years ago...
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