CHICAGO — Researchers analyzed the amount of soot on birds in museums from Rust Belt cities to track air pollution over the last 135 years.
A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows the discoloration of birds in museum collections can be used to estimate the amount of black carbon air over time, Science Daily reported.
Researchers from The Field Museum and the University of Chicago sampled over a thousand birds collected over the last 135 years to find out and quantify the effects of soot in the air in Rust Belt cities like Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
To track changes in sootiness, the scientists photographed the birds and measured the light reflected off of them.
They found that older birds were dirtier and new birds were cleaner. The team discovered that soot on birds closely tracks the use of coal over time.
Researchers also pointed out that even though newer birds are cleaner, it doesn’t necessarily mean U.S. air is less polluted. Many of the pollutants released into the atmosphere today aren’t as easily tracked as soot.
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Truman the Cape Parrot moves back into the bird room with Kili & Rachel. His cage was thoroughly cleaned, perches and toys all replaced. The only thing left before having him rejoin the flock was to give him a thorough cleaning.
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Einstein the parrot offers words of comfort as he observes his owner having a coughing spell. Parrots do sneeze to clear their nasal passages, however they cannot cough or clear their throat the way humans can. Amazing how they imitate those sounds! Anyone have a tissue for Einstein?
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A demonstration of the rare Venezuelan Jungle Parrott took place in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1997. The occasion was the Royal Variety Show and the parrott’s keeper, Professor Trevor James, was introduced to the Royal couple and the audience by the evening’s host, Des O’Connor.
Parrot is one of the famous pet birds in the world. They are strong and very friendly. taming a parrot is not too tough. But the main thing that you should know before taming a parrot is its diet. Diet is the most essential thing to know.
Because without a proper diet a parrot can’t become healthy and friendly. Without a proper diet they become diseased and frustrated. With a proper diet they can live up to 22-27 years. So, watch the video to know the proper diet of a parrot
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Our mini forest in the backyard is an enriching place for the parrots to play and be at peace. They love listening to the wild outside birds and enjoy the rays of sunshine. We are always with the birds, they are never left unattended. Our parrots LOVE the misting shower, fresh fruits & veggies, clean wood to chew on, & our ATTENTION!
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The second half of a delicious jazz concert produced by Paul Blystone on July 28, 2012 at Dominican University at San Rafael, California — featuring four swing heroes: Rossano Sportiello and Stephanie Trick, piano; Nicki Parrott, string bass and vocals; Hal Smith, drums. Recorded by Michael Steinman for JAZZ LIVES (http://www.jazzlives.wordpress.com.)
Bella is a friendly Double Yellow-headed amazon that came to us in April 2013. She is a bit “feather-challenged” on her chest, like due to stress from some major changes in her previous life. She was obviously loved in the past though, because of her temperament and desire to be near people. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, visit our site at http://thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/.