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This Fall, Help Migratory Birds Avoid Window Collisions

Help Migratory Birds Avoid Window CollisionsSimple Fixes Can Save Lives

Migratory birds are on the move, winging their way from nesting and breeding grounds in North America to winter habitat in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It’s a spectacular journey—but it’s one that many of them will never finish.

Habitat loss, outdoor cats, and pesticides all take their toll, but one of the biggest threats to the birds’ safe travels is one they can’t see. Hundreds of millions die every year in the U.S. when they collide with glass windows. High-rise offices create an obvious threat, but about half of collisions occur at private homes. Several birds of conservation concern are among the species most vulnerable to window collisions, including Golden-winged and Canada Warblers, Painted Bunting, and Wood Thrush.


American Bird Conservancy Wins SFI President's Award For Putting SFI's Scale To Work For Birds


SFI Program Participants Hancock Timber and Weyerhaeuser, are collaborating with ABC to help at-risk Rufous hummingbirds in Oregon. Photo: Scott Bechtel, courtesy of ABCAmerican Bird Conservancy (ABC) is taking an ecosystem-based approach to bird conservation that is benefiting birds in ways that help other species - including people. In recognition of this work and for partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and many others who care about birds, ABC received the SFI President's Award at the SFI 2016 Annual Conference.


Building a New Colony for Threatened Seabirds


Newell's Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kilauea Point National Wildlife RefugeNewell's Shearwater Chicks Successfully Moved to Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

A project years in the making took place on Kauaʻi’s north shore on Monday when eight threatened Newell’s Shearwater (‘A‘o) chicks were flown by helicopter from their montane nesting areas to a new colony protected by a predator-proof fence at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There they will be raised to fledging from the same site where 10 Hawaiian Petrels were successfully translocated last year in the hopes of starting new colonies of both species.


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes announces 2016 winners

Every person, regardless of age, can help to make the world a better place. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes names this year’s winners as it continues to celebrate inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. The top fifteen winners each receive $5,000 to support their service work or higher education.


Tick Experts Urge Americans To Be Vigilant And Proactive At Home

What are the Proven Ways to Protect Yards and Outdoor Spaces to Keep Family And Pets Safe

Tick populations are growing and each year, approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Now, a new species of bacteria, Borrelia mayonii, is causing greater concern, with far worse symptoms.

What can be done? 


Seeing the Forest for the Trees: World's Largest Reforestation Program Overlooks Wildlife

After years of environmental destruction, China has spent billions of dollars on the world's largest reforestation program, converting a combined area nearly the size of New York and Pennsylvania back to forest.

The government-backed effort, known as the Grain-for-Green Program, has transformed 28 million hectares (69.2 million acres) of cropland and barren scrubland back to forest in an effort to prevent erosion and alleviate rural poverty. While researchers around the world have studied the program, little attention has been paid to understanding how the program has affected biodiversity until now.


ArtsBridge Hosts FREE Performing and Visual Arts College Fair at Cobb Energy Centre on October 10

Do you know any college-bound students pursuing degrees in music, theatre, art, dance, visual arts, writing or graphic design?  They’ll want to make plans to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Atlanta Performing and Visual Arts College Fair. The eventhosted by ArtsBridge Foundation on Monday, October 10 from 5-8 pm at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, is free and open to the public.


The Coming Bee-Pocalypse? Collateral Damage of Mosquito Spraying

Dead bees could on the rise due to misquito spraying - Image: Wikipedia

Dead Bees: Collateral Damage of Mosquito Spraying

You may or may not be an environmentalist, but a part of nature that everyone should support is the humble bee. It's thought that every third bite of food that you take is there because of pollination by bees. Honey, when raw and unprocessed, may even be used as a wound covering for burns and other injuries due to its antibiotic effect.


Brewers Publications Presents Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer

Inside Look at How Local Flavor is Bottled in Craft BeerA Guide to Exploring Local Flavor Using Cultivated and Foraged Ingredients by Stan Hieronymus; Foreword by Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione

The growing hunger for locally sourced food is not a trend that has been blind to beverages, beer included. And while Americans have brewed beers using native ingredients since pre-Columbian times, a new wave of brewers has always been at the forefront of the locavore movement.  The latest release from Brewers Publications, Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer by Stan Hieronymus, introduces brewers and drinkers to the ways herbs, flowers, plants, trees, nuts and shrubs flavor distinctive beers. The foreword is delivered by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder Sam Calagione, a longtime enthusiast for using local and unique ingredients in beer.



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