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Welcome 2013 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Green Prophet

Kick off the new year with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to be held January 13 through 17. Address water challenges in arid regions.

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Heroines for the Planet: Art Activist Asher Jay

Eco Chic

Each of her pieces has a bold message, packaged in such a way that’s both relatable and educational. We are LIFE. Asher: Convergent. Political.

A Dedicated Green Roof Research Center Opens in Israel

Green Prophet

“The new center, headed by Prof. ” according to the university’s press release. Image courtesy the University of Haifa.

PETA Gifts Mitt Romney with Vegan Consolation Prize Basket

Eccorazzi

PETA sends Mitt Romney vegan consolation prize in honor of his recent veggie food choices. Read More The post PETA Gifts Mitt Romney with Vegan Consolation Prize Basket appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan mitt romney

I and the Bird: What is a Nuthatch?

10,000 Birds

It’s back! Mike announced the news last week and now the wait is finally over.  Come join us! I and the Bird features nuthatches

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Going Green Off the Grid

Green Home Blog

Going Green Off the Grid. Inside an earthship at Greater World. Being plugged into everyday society can be daunting for some. Earthaven (Black Mt.,

8 Tips for Making Delicious Vegetable Soups

Eccorazzi

The essential ingredients for making great soup may vary from culture to culture, but they each work magic in very simple ways. Read More The post 8 Tips for Making Delicious Vegetable Soups appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan Vegetarian

Coot Shoot?

10,000 Birds

The city of Indio in southern California has given the green light for golf courses to shoot American Coots. Concerns include the potential for other species to be shot, the proximity of the golf courses to residential areas, and the efficacy of shooting as coot control. No one seems to think that the coots are cooler alive counts as a concern.

Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka Bakes Vegan on New Babycakes App

Eccorazzi

If you adore Babycakes, the vegan bakery that has fans all over the world, you might be thrilled to hear about their new app. Read More The post Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka Bakes Vegan on New Babycakes App appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan kiernan shipka

How To Brighten a Windowless Room

Green Furniture Home Design

Windowless spaces such as basements and bathrooms can pose a tricky decorating challenge. Simply adding a few lighting fixtures is not always an adequate solution for making these dark rooms as functional as they need to be in the home. Fortunately, there are a few design tricks that can transform any windowless room from dim to radiant.

Costs of beach nourishment in New Jersey

Environmental Economics

Cornelia Dean: New Jersey has embraced this approach with gusto. Stewart C. Farrell , a professor of marine geology at Stockton College of New Jersey, said that since 1985 80 million cubic yards of sand had been applied on 54 of the state’s 97 miles of developed coastline: a truckload of sand for every foot of beach. via www.nytimes.com.  

Angry Tunisians Protest Shell’s Shale Plans

Green Prophet

But they have met surprise opposition in Tunisia, which boasts a relatively strong civil society despite the rising influence of Islamic extremists.

The poll quants were right

Environmental Economics

A follow up to my " one political post " from  Chronicle.com : So the quants and their statistical models were right, while the pundits and their guts were wrong. This was also true in 2008: Silver and Wang were both nearly perfect. David Brooks of The New York Times said forecasters lived in “sillyland.”

Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

Green Prophet

increase in nitrogen oxides (NO x ), and 3.6% increase in carbon dioxide (CO2). Qatar has held the emissions world record for two decades. To

A sign of economic recovery?

Environmental Economics

McDonald's Corp. says a key sales figure fell in October, marking the first monthly drop in nearly a decade for the world's biggest hamburger chain. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says global sales at restaurants open at least a year fell 1.8 percent for the month. The last time the figure dropped was in 2003. and Europe. percent.

Legacy of Hybrid Battery Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Lives On

Green Prophet

Frontal view of Toyota Prius Mk III hybrid : its battery was innovated by Stan Ovshinsky. Stan Ovshinsky. An NiMh hybrid car battery.

Eco Chick Tested: Tatcha’s Polishing Powders

Eco Chic

Tatcha’s Polishing Powders have single-handedly re-surfaced my skin. And yes, even those with sensitive skin can use it—it’s not harsh.

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Kristen Stewart Is ‘Obsessed with Rescuing the Pooches’

Eccorazzi

"Twilight" fans may be obsessed with Kristen Stewart, but the actress has a different obsession. One that saves lives. Read More The post Kristen Stewart Is ‘Obsessed with Rescuing the Pooches’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News kristen stewart

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Prosperity of Cities - Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Housing

The Green Changemakers

[link] Sustainable Housing for Sustainable Cities , A policy framework for developing cities Your browsing history: Sustainable Urban Energy The concept of housing requires a new understanding to effectively address the pressing issues of slums, the urban divide, economic and human development, and climate change.

Why Australia Must Stop Exporting Coal

Celsias

Here is the usual reply. Australia’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions means it ranks 12th among the planet’s 195-plus nations.

Wolf Hunting Season Begins in Earnest in Great Lakes States

Celsias

But in October, wolf-hunting season began in Wisconsin where hunters shot and killed at least 42 wolves according to an article in the New York Times.

Not In My Backyard, Some Suburbanites Say Of Wildlife

Celsias

The article comes from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which is in and of itself a puzzler.

Green Crowdfunding Our Way To a More Sustainable World

Celsias

Why the shift? There are probably many different factors involved, but Hurricane Sandy certainly brought much-needed clarity.