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Red-crowned Parrots at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

10,000 Birds

Southern California is loaded with parrots. Quite a few species are well-established and breeding from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond.

Popular Wind-Powered Bamboo Landmine Detonator Needs Support

Green Prophet

Land mines kill 42 people every month. Which means that any solution that attempts to do so deserves the full weight of our support.

Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Human Swimmers


If you take a trip down to Australia's Tangalooma Island Resort, you might find yourself accepting a gift in the form of a dead fish from a generous dolphin. Read More The post Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Human Swimmers appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Science Top News

Turmeric Helps Conquer Arthritic Inflammation

Green Prophet

In the Middle East, now is the time to buy fresh turmeric root for freezing or planting. Fancy a turmeric smoothie? He has psoriatic arthritis.

Don't Frack Our "Promised Land" - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Promised Land, a compelling new movie about natural gas fracking and the costs a community must bear, opens nationwide January 4.

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DIY Home Remedy: Simple Tea Tree Oil Mold Killer

Hug a Tree with Me

Mold is a persistent fungus that can wherever there is dampness and excess moisture. Do not wash off Repeat whenever needed

Tower and desktop are not dead

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Tower and desktop PC are not dead. In fact, they may be the future. The death of both the desktop and the tower PC have been announced rather frequently and so-called experts in the field of computing keep insisting that laptops, netbooks, tablets and hand-held devices are the future. I seriously doubt this, however.


What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

" That package contained a one-year extension of the

10 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks to Kick Off 2013


Editor’s note: VegNews recently listed their 10 favorite vegan cookbooks from 2012. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Jordan’s Tiny Renewable Sector Receives a Fast $300 Million Boost

Green Prophet

When 97 percent of a nation’s energy is imported, every renewable energy gift counts. billion to the aid package.

Alan Cumming and Anderson Cooper Dine on Vegan Chicken


Actor Alan Cumming visited Anderson Cooper on New Year's Day to munch on vegan chicken and talk about resolutions. Eats News Top News Vegan

Saudi Takes a Chunk of Nile Water to Feed its Cows

Green Prophet

Here, Friesian cows survive amid temperatures of up to 110 degrees fahrenheit. For milk. Men were killed, women were raped. And the reason?

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2013?

10,000 Birds

Happy New Year! Yes, I understand you may feel that 2013 just began and its first weekend comes too quickly, but that is old-fashioned 2012 thinking.

Globally, Obesity is Now Deadlier Than Hunger

Green Prophet

Need incentive to eat healthier? Diabetes, stroke and heart disease, have become the dominant cause of death and disability worldwide.

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. The holidays are the one time of the year when college students are glad to come home again.

We Can Change the World.

The Alien Next Door

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The new NSFHWAR is here!

Environmental Economics

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Tire Makers Focus on Fuel Economy

Living Green & Saving Energy

Tire Makers Focus on Fuel Economy with more fuel efficient tires.


Environmental Economics

Daniel Hall from High Point University gave a talk at Appstate about a month ago. Thanks to Daniel for letting me share this pic

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Perpetual eMotion contras


If you love wild contra dancing, the Front Range of Colorado is the place to be this weekend. Perpetual eMotion will play Fri, Sat and Sunday. They are two guys who sound like many more, fusing old traditional tunes with electronic techno looping. Their music makes for dancing that is both rocking and super trance [.].

British public in the dark over the Green Deal, says ECA

Green (Living) Review

A YouGov poll commissioned by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) reveals that an astounding 98 per cent of the British public say they do not fully understand the Green Deal and how it works. A staggering 62 per cent have never even heard of the scheme, despite this being the Government’s flagship energy saving initiative.

Guest Post - 5 Ways To Keep your Home Safe for Children

Hug a Tree with Me

When we become parents, the safety and well being of our children is a constant concern. We want to do everything in our power to protect them from harm. With so many contending obligations, it’s impossible to be by their side every second of the day. As any good parent would, you probably have already considered the safety risks in your home.

A Quick Look into Keen’s Repurposed New Home

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Keen does it differently again, this time gutting and outfitting their new building by recycling, reusing and rethinking the way it’s done. Their goal was to send less than one full dumpster to the landfill, watch the video and see how they accomplished it.

Indulge with a Delicious Vegan Vanilla Chai Almond Smoothie


This smoothie blew me away. Its base is almond milk and the only remotely “heavy” thing in it are 4-5 dates. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Eco Closet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: A New Sustainable Fashion Destination

Eco Chic

Eco Closet owner Lisa Joseph minds the till. I had a great time shopping for a new cool striped sweater there, which had a relaxed and fun vibe.

Starbucks Reducing Trash with $1 Reusable Plastic Cup


The Seattle-based coffee retailer is reducing trash with its new reusable plastic coffee mug. Read More The post Starbucks Reducing Trash with $1 Reusable Plastic Cup appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Maintain WA’s Transportation Network with a Carbon Tax

Sightline Daily

Editor’s Note: This op-ed originally ran in The Seattle Times print edition January 3, 2012, and online January 2, 2012. We have a transportation problem. We have a climate problem. Carbon concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise, and the scientific consensus about the risks of global warming continues to build. introduced in 2008.

Driverless Electric Shuttle Targets Busy Urban Areas


There’s been no shortage of media coverage of Google’s driverless car , but meanwhile a French firm has developed something similar.

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Helping Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications


Their report appears in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology. That’s about 2 percent of global CO 2 emissions

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Gulf of Alaska


It is one of two rigs that Shell has used to drill test wells off Alaska as it explores the possibility of oil production in Arctic waters.