Biologist uses Spinoza Prize for godwits, spoonbills, red knots

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This is a black-tailed godwit video from Sweden.

Dutch migratory birds biologist Theunis Piersma recently won the Spinoza Prize, the highest prize for science in the Netherlands.

He said this morning to Vroege Vogels radio that he intended to use the money especially to study black-tailed godwits, spoonbills and red knots; helping with conservation of these three bird species.

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Maneka Gandhi condemns river-linking project – PTI

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India's river interlinking plan

Maneka Gandhi“There is no question of (linking rivers). There can be no scheme in the world as bad as this. Every river has its own eco-system, own fish, own PH value. If you connect one river with another, it will kill both of them. Don’t be in any misconception.” – Maneka Gandhi

Terming the ambitious river-linking plans of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as ‘extremely dangerous’, party MP Maneka Gandhi has said it was she who had stopped former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee from going ahead with it.

The idea of inter-linking of rivers was floated during the NDA government headed by Vajpayee.

Replying to a question on linking river Gomti with Sharda at an event here last night, Gandhi, who is sitting MP from Aonla, said “I had stopped Atalji from this rubbish (Maine hi Atalji ko roka tha is bakwaas se). Such plans are…

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The Cosmos in the Heart of a Flower~

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When we look deeply into
the heart of a flower,
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we see clouds, sunshine,
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minerals, time, the earth,
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and everything else in the cosmos in it
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light
Theodore Roethke
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Let life be a deep let-go. See [God/Spirit/All That Is] opening millions of flowers every day without forcing the buds.”
Bhagwan Shree Rayneesh
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Gardens are poems, where you stroll with your hands in your pockets
Pierre-Albert Birot
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In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends
Kozu Kokakura
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“To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy, than to attempt to fully understand.”
Henry T. Tuckerman
Cheers to you from Queen Elizabeth Gardens Vancouver BC~

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