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Coursera’s Free and Green Harvard, Princeton and Stanford University Courses

Green Prophet

Got internet access? Then you also have admission to university-level education, absolutely free and with fully flexible class times.

Climate Message Essentials for All Six Americas

Sightline Daily

Stream it on the Bill Moyers & Company website). Meanwhile, here are some top takeaways for climate messengers. It’s personal, not partisan.

Actor James Cromwell Arrested in PETA Protest

Eccorazzi

Cromwell and a PETA activist burst into a university board meeting to protest the use of cats as lab animals.

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Soaring Vertical Garden Greens Al-Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Al-Sultan Ibrahim was opened by two brothers in 1968 as a seafood joint that served only the highest quality food available.

This is What a Melting Glacier Sounds Like | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

If a glacier melts in the Arctic and there's no one around, does it make a sound? Jonathan Perl thinks it does.

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Lucy Lawless Sentenced to Community Service for Eco Protest

Eccorazzi

Today, actress and Green Peace volunteer Lucy Lawless was sentenced along with six of her fellow protesters for trespassing on Noble Discover.

Beat inflation with cultivation

Green (Living) Review

Grow food, save money, plant a garden today by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Planting a vegetable garden and growing your own food is, first of all, very satisfying and in addition to that it also gives you homegrown great tasting food and saves you money. The choice of what to grow also then is very important indeed. just relocate them.

Racial Resentment and Fox News | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Edsall sees this as a crucial through-line in the ongoing story of GOP extremism. Growing racial resentment has deepened the conservatism of right-wing Republicans, and contributed to their total rejection of President

Super Bowl Ad ‘God Made A Farmer’ Gets ‘Factory Farm’ Parody

Eccorazzi

If you were one of the millions touched by Chrysler’s “God Made A Farmer” Super Bowl ad, but nonetheless jaded over its fairy tale portrayal of the modern American farm, Read More The post Super Bowl Ad ‘God Made A Farmer’ Gets ‘Factory Farm’ Parody appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Egypt’s Frightening Food Poverty On The Rise

Green Prophet

According to a recent report, 81% of Egyptians don’t have enough to cover their monthly food bill. This marked a rise from 74% back in 2012.

PA Passes Bill Forcing Abusers to Pay Care for Seized Animals

Eccorazzi

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is punishing animal abusers by making them pay for animal care of seized animals.

Gore Backs Harvard Divestment Campaign | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Harvard's divestment campaign got a big boost on Wednesday as

Subsidies for marine mammals

Environmental Economics

There are lots of good reasons to fix the place up, put a canopy roof on it, rearrange the seating. But there's the matter of the sales tax rebate.

Anhinga Trail at Dawn — a Wildlife Spectacle

10,000 Birds

challenge that false notion and welcome those to visit Anhinga Trail in late winter and see one of the great wildlife spectacles of Florida.

?Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing?

Green Home Blog

Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing? More and more people are opting for electric or hybrid vehicles even if they have to pay a little more. TRI Stats.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2013

10,000 Birds

You lucky souls in stable climes don’t know how good you have it, always being prepared for what the weekend holds. How about you?

"Cuomo Seeking Home Buyouts in Flood Zones"

Environmental Economics

NY Times : Gov. Andrew M. State officials said they were planning for the possibility that 10 to 15 percent of those eligible would take the buyout.

Mesmerizing – Watch eBird Submissions Live

10,000 Birds

The new feature on eBird, which allows you to see checklists pop up on the world map as they are submitted, is strangely hypnotic and soothing.

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Just when I thought I was perfect

Environmental Economics

I'm cleaning some data and noticed this in the final comments box: The time for arrival should say 12 PM not 12 AM.

Keeping Score in Today's Republican Cage Match | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Jonathan Collegio, one of Karl Rove's minions at his new Conservative Victory Project, raised some eyebrows yesterday when he called Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative Media Research Center, a "hater

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Another university cheating scandal

Environmental Economics

This time it was (allegedly) for $923k:  Sylvia Nasar, a longtime journalism professor and prize-winning author, says the university underpaid her from an endowment fund dedicated to provide her with compensation. Nasar, a former economics reporter for The New York Times, won acclaim for A Beautiful Mind, a 1998 biography of John F.

Guest post: what’s green about the East Midlands?

Green Traveler Guides

| Why Go Now | Okay, class—quiz time: Where is East Midlands? No one? Then here are a few hints: The area is known historically for its food. To wit: Red Leicester, the Lincolnshire sausage, the Melton Mowbray pork pie, Stilton, the Bakewell tart and the Bramley apple. D. H. Lawrence is its best-known [.]

ECU claims their slogan was "pirated"

Environmental Economics

Today started over there and yesterday started around back: A North Carolina university and a major technology company are tangled up in a court battle over which one of them has the right to turn an existential statement into a dull marketing slogan. According to Reuters, East Carolina University is suing Cisco Systems Inc. Steven C.  

Where to Go for a Healthy, Green Holiday Diet

Living Green & Saving Energy

It is fairly common to go on holiday and come back a few pounds heavier than when we left. As well as this, when we take a trip away we also run the risk of eating in a less planet friendly way and undoing some of the environmentally friendly habits which we have used during [.]. green travel green vacation healthy food healthy holidays

"IRBs Gone Wild"

Environmental Economics

The Door: I had one--thankfully, just one--experience similar to Peter Klein's. So, even social-science researchers must receive IRB training and have individual research projects — yes, every research project that involves “human subjects,”  which includes research using secondary data  — approved by the campus IRB.

Bear Grylls Bringing New Show to Discovery

Wend Magazine

Bear Grylls is bringing his own brand of survival reality televison back to Discovery less than a year after leaving the network after contract issues arose. The new show, Ultimate Survivors , will pit Grylls versus forbidding locales and reenactments of famous stories of survival. Click here to view the embedded video. Photo Via: Flickr ].

Remember that day when we got all worried that they were going to raise the RGGI cap? And we drank all that beer and we went over to the McWeenie's place and turned over their trash cans?

Environmental Economics

Yeah, that was great. Well, it appears that the op-ed guys either (a) turned the tide with their well written piece or (b) overreacted to something harmless that they heard around town (psst, didja hear they're raising the RGGI cap?). The cap would decline 2.5 percent each year from 2015 to 2020  

NYC Styrofoam Ban Might Actually Happen

Eccorazzi

Attention NYC eateries: It may be time to start thinking beyond styrofoam. Causes Environment News Top News

The Stand-Up Economist continues to be not funny

Environmental Economics

By trying to destroy jobs: Our test-run initiative (I-1271, full text here ) has now received a ballot title and summary, which are the items that appear on the ballot. The full text appears in the voters pamphlet.). Ballot Title: Initiative Measure No. 1271 concerns a carbon tax on fossil fuels. Should this measure be enacted into law? Not funny.

Let’s Get A Horse-Meat Nosh At Burger King. Not.

Green Prophet

The British fast-food chain hid up to 30%  horse meat in its juicy burgers, then denied it. Hardly sustainable food. Bad enough, right? horses.

Thank goodness

Environmental Economics

I was having trouble sleeping at night: According to reports from across the nation, all 315 million residents of the United States exhaled in relief and expressed a contented sense of reassurance Friday on news that the ExxonMobil Corporation had recorded nearly $45 billion in profits last year. “Oh, thank God!” via www.theonion.com

Suzanne Rae at New York Fashion Week F/W 2013: Minimalist, Humble, Cool

Eco Chic

The Suzanne Rae NYFW show at the Philippine Center last night was all about quiet minimalism. All images by Starre Vartan.

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Sir David Attenborough Shares a Moment with a Blind Baby Rhino (Video)

Eccorazzi

During the concluding episode of the BBC’s “Africa” documentary special (which also gave us the hysterical “OMG Squirrel” moment) Sir David Attenborough shared an intimate moment with a blind baby rhinoceros. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News david attenborough

Vegan Eco Fashion Label Vaute Couture NYFW Fall/Winter 2013 Show

Eco Chic

Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart ( featured as one of our Heroines for the Planet !) Click on any image to view the pictures in a slideshow.