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Qatar University’s Accredited Environmental Science Program is an Arab World First

Green Prophet

Offering our students internationally-recognized programs contributes to the realization of our mission to become a model national university.

A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A single tree, it is reckoned, will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime and the shade provided by trees around a home can also reduce your air conditioning bill by ten to fifteen per cent. While this is true we have to remember, however, what lifetime and absorption here means. woods trees

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With Some Advice From the Dutch, Istanbul Tries To Get More Bike-Friendly

Green Prophet

The occasional bicycle rack can be found near pedestrian promenades in Istanbul, such as the one pictured above on the Asian side of the city.

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Children at risk of rickets due to lack of Vitamin D

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Health experts call for low-cost supplements and the fortification of foods with vitamin D amid health fears for children with doctors fearing a return of the 19th century disease rickets as the number of children suffering from vitamin D deficiencies increases. sunlight rickets Vitamin D

Still the Same Hawk: A Review of a Book about Nature and New York by a Native New Yorker

10,000 Birds

My spark bird was the Red-tailed Hawk that lives next to Central Park, the one named Pale Male I’ve always been a little embarrassed about this.

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Wrap-Up of 2012 Big Year Birding

10,000 Birds

There were quite a few big years that took place in 2012. Here are the final results, so far as I was able to figure them out. Did I miss anyone? Please let me know in the comments. As of 15 December he had seen 744 species and it is unclear if that was his final total or if he added more since. Anthony has the rundown on his big year here.

Revolutionary New Airless Bicycle Tires

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Imagine never needing to patch a tire, own a pump, carry an extra tube or patch kit. Those days could soon be here courtesy of Britek and their Energy Return Wheel system. The airless tire consists of two layers of rubber on a carbon fiber wheel. Via: CBS }. No related posts. General

12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions

Green Home Blog

12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions. It’s that time of year again, when the holidays are over and we all turn our attention to the New Year. Most of us will try to start the year off right with a resolution – whether we want to lose weight, save money, find love, or switch careers, everybody will be looking to improve in 2013. Recycle.

Easy Eco-Themed New Years Resolutions


You know you want to make some resolutions. You want to do something right ? Here's some from ENN that we've reprinted below.

Concord, Mass.,Bans Water Sold in Plastic Bottles


Bans on plastic bags have happened in a good number of communities across the country, but banning the sale of water in plastic bottles?