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Biofuels and Habitat Loss

Renewable.  Sustainable.  Green.

All of these buzzwords make us feel good about our progress toward mainstreaming alternative energy sources.  We need to power an increasingly energy-hungry world in the face of global climate change, and we all know that fossil fuels are not the solution.

What often gets lost in the excitement surrounding “green” […]

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Down on the Farm

I recently returned from spending several days hard at work on my “farm”.  Why the quotation marks?  Well, the 116-acre property, which has been in my family since the early 1900s, doesn’t grow crops or livestock these days, but does produce both Grasshopper Sparrows and Henslow’s Sparrows on 80+ acres of reclaimed strip mine.

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Pipit Aboard in North Carolina

What better way to break in my new blog than with an exciting bird find on the high seas!  As some of you may know, my girlfriend Lauren Morgens is Captain of the tallship Kalmar Nyckel, a modern-day recreation of a 17th century Swedish 3-masted ship.  Last week, while en route from her home […]

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