Links Post – November 4, 2011

Lotus Blossom IV © 2011 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography and Art Links

Photo Blog has Tragic Beauty

Mail Online has It’s not exactly compact’: Six-foot long camera produces pictures that remain sharp at 30-feet long

Photography by Alan Majchrowicz has Winter Photography Tips and Tricks/ Part One

The Washington Post has Photographers’ association challenges D.C. regulations

Enlightened Images has When Pre-Visualization meets Reality

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

Miami Herald has A Hollywood woman’s oceanfront garden  tolerates salt, wind and sun

USDA has The Science of Autumn Colors

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Mother Jones has Let’s Not Mine Uranium in the Grand Canyon

Refuge Watch has Canaan Valley NWR Gets 325-acre Addition

AZCentral has Major development planned just outside Grand Canyon

National Parks Traveler has President Obama Uses Antiquities Act To Create Fort Monroe National Monument, More Groups Sue National Park Service Over Big Cypress National Preserve Management PlanBioBlitz Turns Up More Than 850 Previously Undetected Species in Saguaro National Park Chair Of House Subcommittee On National Parks Calls Parks, Other Federal Lands Unconstitutional and Stretches Of Blue Ridge Parkway To Be Closed For Months For Work on Historic Guardrails

Wildlife Links

National Parks Traveler has Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gets Approval For Elk Management Plan.

BBC News has Biomimicry: Beaks on trains and flipper-like turbines

Tree Hugger has Uncovered Film Footage Offers Rare Look at an Extinct Bird (Video)

Washington Post has Workers find 16-foot python that had just eaten an adult deer in the Florida Everglades and Deep reef ‘twilight zones’ slowly yield their secrets to explorers

Ice News has Outright puffin hunting ban suggested in face of population  crisis

Wildlife Extra has Worst ever year for rhino poaching in South Africa

Environment

Sustain A Blog has Map Shows Who Gets Screwed by Climate Change, Who Doesn’t

The New York Times has Catastrophic Drought in Texas Causes Global Economic Ripples

Cool Green Science has Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday

National Parks Traveler has Science Takes A Hit In President Obama’s 2012 Budget

The Christian Science Monitor has The new water wars? Study shows broad decline in Rockies snowpack

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for November 20t h, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Hope to see you there!

Links – October 21, 2011

Small Purple Fringed Orchid © 2011 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography and Art Links

Dan Williams Bird Photography has Using Fall Color in Your Photographs, and Catching Hummingbirds……or not.

John Nack on Adobe has The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has National Park Service Taking Public Comment on Proposal For Cesar Chavez Unit Of the Park System, The Major Road Project That Restored a ParkCall To Action: Building A $1 Billion Endowment For The National ParksHow Many Elk Does it Take to Make a Jam?,   Groups Urging Obama Administration To Protect The “Greater Canyonlands” Region Near Canyonlands National Park, and Call To Action: Updating The Leopold Report For National Parks in the 21st Century

Wildlife Links

The New York Times has Climate Change Is Shrinking Species, Research Suggests and Salmon-Killing Virus Seen for First Time in the Wild on the Pacific Coast

BBC Nature News has In pictures: Keeping big cats at bay

National Geographic has Pictures: Baby Gorilla Rescued in Armed Sting Operation

The Washington Post has Asian bug that eats the dreaded, invasive kudzu vine also finds soybeans yummy

Times has The Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Environment

Slate has From Dung Power to Solar Power

The Washington Post has Tuvalu fresh water crisis may point to global problems for low-lying islands as oceans rise and US congressmen from RI, Mass. introduce legislation to make Blackstone Valley national park

Tree Hugger has Ask Pablo: Are Food Trucks Greener Than Restaurants?

Greg Laden’s Blog has Gobal Warming is Melting the Ice Caps

The New York Times has 36 Lawmakers Berate State Dept. on Pipeline

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for October 22 at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA. Also, on November 20th, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Hope to see you there!

Links – May 20, 2011

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These are a few articles I enjoyed reading this week. Hope you find some interesting links . . .

Photography and Art Links

PhotoAttorney has   Quote of the Day – Cariou v. Prince  and  Have You Granted Your Client An Implied License?

10,000 Birds has Photographing Wood-Warblers

Dan Williams has Nature Photography…….With elements of Man

DIY Photography had Your Complete Guide For Photographing Star Trails

Small Aperture has Your Pictures; Your Rights, redux

NYTimes has Christo’s Colorado Project May Hinge on Sheep

LightStalking has A Killer Collection of Adobe LightRoom Tutorials

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links

Christian Science Monitor has Daylilies are wonderful flowers, but, oh, their names and How to have a ‘Star Trek’ garden

BBC has Invasion of the orchid snatchers

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Celebrate “National Kids To Parks Day” This Saturday and  History Of American Mountain Music To Be Told At Blue Ridge Parkway

Refuge Watch has “Restoring America’s Wildlife Refuges 2011: Assets for All Americans”

Wildlife Links

NY Times has A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Endangered Species

Audubon Magazine has Mysterious Rodent Not Seen for a Century Appears At Colombian Eco-Lodge

MSNBC has Camels in Australia? 1 million causing havoc

Salem-News.com has Second Wave of Mystery Pelican Deaths Hits Topsail Beach, NC

Environmental Issues Links

BBC News has Rising resource use threatens future growth, warns UN

Links – March 18, 2011

Yellow Lady's Slipper

Yellow Lady’s Slipper (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

 

Lots of links this week since I didn’t get a links post done last week. Hope you find some of these links to be of interest.

Photography and Art Links

John Goldsmith has Empty Cup: A Case of Copyright Infringement [Update]

Silbur Studios has Lady Gaga Vs. Concert Photographers

NYTimes has Cracking Down on Croparazzi

Beyond Megapixels has 6 Tips For Wildlife Photography

Pixiq has  Preparing for a Photo Workshop

PetaPixel has How Not to Photograph the Stanley Cup with a Leica M6

PhotoAttorney has Copyright Protection: Idea v. Expression and  Q&A – Civil vs. Criminal Copyright Infringement Claims

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links

Eureka Alert has Will loss of plant diversity compromise Earth’s life-support systems?

National Parks Traveler has  Friends Of The Smokies Working To Save Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Hemlock Trees

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has  Stay On Top Of Your Favorite National Park: Join A Friends Group or Foundation, Women’s History Month is Celebrated in the National Parks, Keeping Track of What The National Park Service Is Up To In Your StatePEER Claims National Park Service Director’s Order On Wilderness Management Is Off-BaseNational Park Service Linking Good Health With Park Visits During National Parks Week and National Park Service Rolling Out 5-Year Plan to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Civil War

NYTimes has  The Grand Canyon Uranium Rush

Refuge Watch has Video Monday: Happy Anniversary to the Refuge System!

Wildlife Links

Daily Tech has Report: Humans in the Midst of Causing Planet’s Sixth Mass Extinction

National Parks Traveler has Eagles Released In Theodore Roosevelt National Park After Rehabbing From Injuries,  River Road In Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area To Be Closed For Migrating Amphibians

and  Is The Florida Panther Up Next For Extinction?

Record Online has  Wayne’s World: Lead poisoning kills magnificent bald eagle

Science Daily has Non-Native Snakes Are Taking a Toll on Native Birds in Florida, Scientists Find

The Courier has Shock rise in birds of prey being poisoned

WAMU has Sea-Level Rise Already Affects Wildlife

Christian Science Monitor has  America’s oldest known wild bird a new mother and  Under assault by stink bugs

Suite101 has  Oldest Albatross Survives Tsunami Damage to Midway Atoll

Environmental Issues Links

Mother Nature Network has What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans?

BBC has   Polar ice loss quickens, raising seas

Cool Green Science has  Heeding Teddy Roosevelt’s Words: Investing in Nature Is Investing in America

Mongabay has 15 conservation issues to watch

Scholastic has Why Kids Need Nature

Links – March 4, 2011

Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans IV (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Lots of links this week since I didn’t get a links post done last week. Hope you find some of these links to be of interest.

Photography and Art Links


Black Star Rising has Photographers, Don’t Listen to Harvard Professors — or Anyone Else — Who Asks You to Give Up Your Rights

Plagiarism Today has  7 Practical Copyright Tips for Professional Photographers

Dan Williams has Unexpected Subjects

Naturescapes.net has  Must Have Items for Quick Fixes in the Field

PhotoAttorney has  Is the News Media’s Use of a Portrait Photo Fair?

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links

Washington Post has Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Time Will Be . . .

National Parks Traveler has  Searching for Spring Flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

BBC has Alien plant invaders threaten UK National Parks

A new Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States has been launched.

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has  Florida Court Rules Against Plan That Would Have Placed Big Box Store Next to Everglades National Park , Give Us A National Park, But Please, Not Its Regulations, Can Blackwater Falls Area of West Virginia Support A National Park? , Public Comment Opens On Whether to Allow Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon National Park , Can We Afford The America’s Great Outdoors Initiative?What’s Real And What’s Not Behind Reality TV’s Nature Shows?, Wyoming Legislature Agrees To Sell Land Inside Grand Teton National Park; Will Congress Pay For It?,   Road Work Planned for Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and America’s Great Outdoors Report Won’t Get Warm Welcome In House Natural Resources Committee

Examiner.com has How to follow the National Parks federal budget debates

Wildlife Links

Cool Green Science has  ‘Reefs at Risk Revisited’: A Wakeup Call to Protect Coral

BBC has Amur tigers in population crisis and    Owls change colour as climate warms

YahooNews has 4 rare Javan rhinos photographed in Indonesia

NorthEastern News has Lionfish roar into tropical waters

AOL news has Endangered Whooping Cranes Found Shot to Death

Environmental Grafitti has  Amazing Snapshots of Wildlife Caught on Camera Traps

Christian Science Monitor has Eastern cougar declared extinct by US government

Environmental Issues Links

Examiner.com has ‘Citizen actions’ are needed to fight habitat destruction

USAToday has Federal program gives families ‘nature prescriptions’

Christian Science Monitor has  Costly fence on US-Mexico border is effective – only in hurting nature

Links – January 14, 2011

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Harmony Dwarf Irises II (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some sites I found interesting recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Photography and Art Links

Photo Attorney has  Q&A – Copyright Registration Issues

Dan Williams has  What Makes “Fine Art” Photography

Guy Tal has Teach Yourself Photography in 80 Years

Serious Amateur Photography has  Getting Tack Sharp Wildlife Shots

Light Stalking has  The 7 Keys to Improving Your Photography This Year

Alain Briot has  Preparation In Fine Art Landscape Photography – Part 1 of 2: Field and Studio Preparation

A Photo Editor has Thinking Of Working For Free?

John Paul Caponigro has  The Art of Packing

The Art Newspaper has Art world up in arms at “light bulb” law

PDN Online has  Shepard Fairey, AP Settle Copyright Lawsuit

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links

BBC has Single peat moss plant ‘conquered America’

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Park Service has Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – first one in 2011 is this weekend – January 15-17.

Refuge Watch has Salazar Announces Proposal for New Everglades Headwaters NWR and Interview with Refuge Filmmaker Emily Scott

National Parks Traveler hasPhoto Spot: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and  Grant Will Help Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Collect Oral Histories

The Natural Capital has Nature Centers in the DC Area

Wildlife Links

Christian Science Monitor has  What’s killing bumble bees? Some species’ numbers down 96 percent.

Climate Progress has Globe’s coral reefs suffer second worst bleaching on record during 2010

BBC has  Drive to save the world’s most endangered coral species, Feeding garden birds such as tits delays dawn chorus, ‘Unethical’ flipper tags are damaging to penguins’

and  Giant pandas ‘need old-growth forests’

National Parks Traveler has  Annual Count Shows Huge Decline In Yellowstone National Park Elk Herd, But How Accurate Is It?

Environmental Issues Links

Christian Science Monitor has Gulf oil spill study’s surprisig find: Bacteria ate methane in three months and Gulf oil spill report warning: US must watch offshore drilling more closely

NY Times has  Scope and Pace of Gulf Cleanup Is Criticized and Figures on Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 as the Hottest Year on Record

National Parks Traveler has Report Lists 10 U.S. Ecosystems Whose Species Are Most-Threatened By Climate Change

Washington Post has  Farmers group seeks to block EPA’s plan to clean Chesapeake Bay

Links – January 7, 2011

Wild Geranium (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some sites I found interesting recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Photography and Art Links

Photo Attorney has  Morel Clears First Hurdle in Infringement Lawsuit for Tweeted Photos

Chicago Magazine has The Life and Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier

A Photo Editor has   Morel vs AFP and Getty: New Developments

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links

Beautiful Wildlife Garden has Resolve to do More and 5 Books for the Butterfly Garden

National Park Service has Chestnut Blight and the Good Virus

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Refuge Watch has Refuge: Pea Island — the DVD,  Video Monday: Winter Life at Blackwater NWR , President Signs NWR Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010 and Controversial Request for Beach Fencing at Chincoteague NWR

National Parks Traveler has Looking Back On 2010 Across the National Park SystemNational Park Stories We’d Like To See In 2011,   Political Lineup For House Natural Resources Committee Sure to Produce Fireworks Over Public Lands, 111th Congress Did Well When it Comes to National Park Wilderness, But It Could Have Done Better,     What Are The Top Issues Confronting The National Park System?, Interior Secretary Sets Aside 17 Fee-Free Days Across the National Park System and    Big Cypress National Preserve Superintendent Defends “Addition” Lands ORV Use

Wildlife Links

BBC has Secret lives of baby American beavers filmed and Rare monk seal colony found in the Mediterranean

ZooBorns has Back to Back Cheetah Cubs – 2 Firsts for Smithsonian

ABC has  Researchers Find “Alarming” Decline in Bumblebees

TreeHugger has  10 Invasive Species that Changed the World Forever

Miami Herald has A plan to rid Keys of predator species

Environmental Issues Links

Washington Post has EPA Unveils Massive Restoration Plan for Chesapeake Bay

BBC has China official warns of 300-year desertification fight

Slate has Will The Gulf Ever Be Oil-Free?

Links – December 24, 2010

Pink and White Azaleas (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some more sites I found interesting recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Photography and Art Links

Courthouse News Service has S.F. Ansel Adams Prints Trial Moves Forward

Pixiq has Michigan Cop Attempts to Intimidate Citizen Videographer on Side of the Road

Virtual Photography Business has You Can’t Run Any Photography Business on Free

The Phoblographer has  The Worst Excuses I’ve Ever Heard For Not Wanting to Pay a Photographer Appropriately

BBCNews has  Kodak’s patent spat threatens photo web sites

Flower and Plant Links

Science Daily has Restoration Activities Speed Seagrass Recovery in the Florida Keys

The Telegraph has Giant tree and tropical mistletoe among 2010′s great discoveries

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

BBC has US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

National Parks Traveler has

Refuge Watch has Okefenokee NWR – Possible World Heritage Site and Deal Reached on Bonner Bridge Replacement at Pea Island NWR

Wildlife Links

National Parks Traveler has Florida Officials to Install Panther Detection System with Hopes of Slowing Road Kills, and Some Special “Sounds of the Season”—Hear the Songs of Humpback Whales Online

BBC has Polar bears not endangered, US confirms ‘Ghostly’ Saharan cheetah filmed in Niger, Africa, ‘Ghostly’ cats and dogs sighted and African elephant is two species, researchers say

CSMonitor has Where Polar Bears Might Go is Climate Change Doesn’t Slow

Huffington Post has Baby Rhino, ‘Miracle,’ Saved In European Zoo (VIDEO)

Environmental Issues Links

Washington Post has Sand Islands off Louisiana Stopped Little Oil in Gulf Spill, Commission Says

CSMonitor has Gulf oil spill: Deep water cleanup still needed?

The Baltimore Sun has  Bay bill falters in lame-duck Senate

Links – November 19, 2010

Chinese Five Color Peppers (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some sites I found interesting this week. Hope you find them interesting as well

Photography and Art Links

Social Times has 20 Twitter Influencers Every Photographer Need to Follow

PaidContent has Lawsuit Tests Whether Twitter Pictures Are Free For The Taking

Art Print Issues has 2011 Color Forecast Driven by Affordable Remodeling Trend

Photo Attorney has Three More DMCA Cases of Note for Photographers

Wired has Earth as Art: Stunning New Images From Space

Flower and Gardening Links

BBC News has Cocoa Genome Will Save Chocolate Industry

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Park Traveler has Whitebark Pine Trees in Crater Lake National Park Under Attack From Blister Rust, Pine Needles, Conservation Groups Question Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Preferred ORV Management Plan, and Marine National Parks Have Experienced Vast Losses of Coral Reefs to Bleaching and Disease

Cape Gazette has  Feds Approve Prime Hook Dune Repairs

Refuge Watch has Interior Announces New Refuge Unit in Kansas and Support Full Funding for the Land & Water Conservation Fund

Wildlife Links

National Parks Traveler has Lead-Tainted Carcasses and Gut Piles Pose Hazards for Endangered Condors, National Park Service Establishing Protocols for Dealing with White-Nose Syndrome in Bats, and These Worms Can Jump – and They’re Unwelcome Pests at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wildlife Gardens has Wildlife Webcams to Take Your Breath Away

NYTimes has California Condors May Face Threat from DDT From Years Ago and For the Desert Tortoise, a Threat and an Opportunity

Wildlife Promise has Heading Toward a Record Setting Year at Hudson Bay

Mongabay has Massive Shark Sanctuary Declared in the Coral Triangle

Environmental Issues Links

NYTimes has As Glaciers Melt, Science Seeks Data on Melting Seas

Science Daily has New Explanation for the Origin of High Species Diversity in Amazon

GreenBiz has Getting Past the Whiteness of Green

SaveBiogems has Peace-Athabasca Delta

Conservation Magazine has Ease-y Does it: Do Conservation Easements Work

Links – October 29, 2010

Southern Blue Flag Iris (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are the rest of this week’s links. Hope you find them interesting.

Photography and Art Links

Maria Brophy has Why Artists Should (Not) Be Paid for Their Artwork

PhotoAttorney has When You Are Eligible for Statutory Damages for Infringements

Jeff Revell has A Few Tips for Fall Color

Dan Heller has Flatter Stock Marketing Tiers

The Upshot has Very Early Photographic Images of Humans Discovered

Black Star Rising has Sometimes, Photographers Are Their Own Worst Enemies

Gardening, Flower and Plant Links

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden have launched Landscape for Life

Karen’s Garden Tips has Botany for Gardeners: The Leaf-Autumn Coloration

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Portions of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park to Close at Night During Hunting Season, Economic Analysis Predicts Minimum 4-1 Return on Restoring Everglades Ecosystem,Warmer, Drier, Crowded, Grizzly-less and Lots of Thistle: The Yellowstone of the Future, Shenandoah National Park Ready to Embark on Year-Long 75th Birthday Celebration,

Refuge Watch has Cherry Valley NWR is #553

Wildlife Links

BBCNews has Dolphins Learn to ‘Walk on Water’ and Iberian Lynx: Radical Moves for World’s Rarest Cat

Reuters has Secret Life of Birds My Give Info on Climate Change

Christian Science Monitor has Will Florida’s Burmese Pythons Move North? How Far?

The RecordLive.Com has Record Numbers of Whooping Cranes Coming

National Parks Traveler has Proposal for State-Federal Collaboration on Combating White Nose Syndrome in Bats Out for Public Review

RestoretheGulf.org has Nearly 500,000 Acres Enrolled in Cooperative Federal Effort to Protect Birds in Spill Zone

Environmental Issues Links

BBC News has Nature’s Gift: The Economic Benefits of Preserving the Natural World

Christian Science Monitor has Will Space Tourists Be Earth Polluters? Scientists Sound a Warning and Biodiversity Study Sounds an Extinction Alert (For Things With Spines)

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