Fri.Nov 30, 2012

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Ian Somerhalder Knows How to Get You to Adopt a Cat


Actor and activist Ian Somerhalder knows just what it will take for you to head out to your local shelter and bring home a new family member. Read More The post Ian Somerhalder Knows How to Get You to Adopt a Cat appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News ian somerhalder

Dead Dugong With “Tears of Blood” Found in Egypt

Green Prophet

Divers found a dead dugong in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt early this week, according to the environmental advocacy group HEPCA.

Redpolls Run Rampant

10,000 Birds

It’s been beautiful here in Montana lately. By beautiful, I mean too cold, too gray, and as always too dry, but full of birds.

Giving What You’ve Got: From Re-Use to Holiday Goose

Green Home Blog

Giving What You’ve Got: From Re-Use to Holiday Goose. As much as you may like to give away clothes, food and/or money all year round it is just not possible for most people.

Daily Demand and Supply: On the elasticity of demand for a college education

Environmental Economics

In general, the demand for a college education is fairly inelastic. Higher average prices don't tend to reduce the number of students going to college all that much.

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Environmental Economics

In a recent piece in the Journal of Economic Perspectives , Jerry Hausman provides a harsh critique of the use of stated preference studies (contingent valuation) for the assessment of benefits in benefit cost analysis. 

New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

As state regulators prepare to make a major decision on the future of a proposed Indiana coal plant with a $3.5 billion price tag, this week the Sierra Club and allies released a new poll and report showing that the

The Coolest Green Infrastructure You Are Likely to See

The Green Changemakers

[link] by Kaid Benfield Just yesterday, I was making the case for bringing more nature into urban environments, to soften the perceived and real effects of density and thus make density more appealing. Today, I came across maybe the best example I have seen.

COP 18: The Before and the Beginning - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Some thoughts form Doha from Adriana Gonzalez on Vimeo. Thinking back to before COP?. Five days after arriving in Doha and it feels like a month. Last Thursday night I arrived late in Doha airport and had my first drive

Weekend Reading 11/30/12

Sightline Daily

Eric: Via the good folks at STB, I thought the imagery here was arresting. One trend I’m fascinated by is the rather alarming divergence in life expectancy among Americans. It’s going up for many, but not all.

Cleaner Cars -- It's Time to Act - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

I went to pick-up my son from school yesterday evening, which brought me to the busy corner of Georgia and Forest Glen Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, at 6:00 pm. I had a few minutes to wait, which left me

A Big Ball of Climate Confusion?

Sightline Daily

Lori Greig, A new report on climate change attitudes is out from Yale and George Mason University. There’s good news along with worrisome trends, revealing a bunch of odd inconsistencies in our attitudes. Indeed, I see some serious confusion.

The New Materialism

The Green Changemakers

[link] The New Materialism: or, how falling in love with the world could help us all live more, with less.

Livia Firth Wants to Give Michelle Obama a Green Fashion Makeover


Livia Firth, eco-fashionista and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, has her eyes on the First Lady Read More The post Livia Firth Wants to Give Michelle Obama a Green Fashion Makeover appeared first on Ecorazzi. Beauty Fashion Lifestyle News Top News livia firth

Sophia Jane: Jewelry Made with Seeds Sustainably Harvested from the Amazon

Eco Chic

Available at $45. Respect and preserve are two words that are at the core of Sophia Jane Jewelry. Salomon Aliser, founder of Sophia Jane, handmakes the jewelry from seeds collected in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil.

Climate Saving Measures

The Green Changemakers

[link] Here are suggestions ranging from the grand to the everyday. Pick one or two (or five) and run with them. Make the big changes Move to a sustainable community. Switch to green energy. Use public transit. Weatherize your home. Cool your home naturally. Eat less meat. Yes, this will help with climate change.) Make the small changes Save energy in the laundry room. Maintain your car and other equipment. Drive less; bike or walk more. Repair belongings instead of replacing them.

Let The Sun Shine- Solar Powered Music


This video comes to us from DJ Chill Will,the world's first solar-powered DJ. This video is a fun overview of how we DJ off of the wonderful energy from the sun. DJ Chill Will (based out of Orlando, FL, USA) is the first DJ to spin his sets from solar power.