October, 2012

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Censorship on Climate Change

Green Home Blog

Censorship on Climate Change. They don’t want you to talk about it because it’s bad for business, and even worse for business-as-usual, but global warming – that 500-pound gorilla in the room – is pretty obvious even to the corporations and government agencies which are pretending it doesn’t exist.


10,000 Birds

Weavers are truly magical birds, combining bright plumages with ingenious weaving talents and cheerful, noisy social lives. The IOC world birdlist recognizes 90 species that bear the name “weaver” or “malimbe” Not all of these are true weavers as we will discuss below.

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Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2

Green Traveler Guides

| Luxury Fit For a Green Sheikh | The towering skyscrapers of Dubai disappear behind me in a haze. The air smells and tastes of sand, even as the taxi whisks past a new cricket field whose emerald turf is in shocking contrast to the dun surroundings. We have far to go, and we’re flying [.] Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

James Cameron Goes Vegan for Animals and the Planet


In a move that helps the earth, people and animals, it seems that the director has gone vegan, and has brought his family along for the ride. Read More The post James Cameron Goes Vegan for Animals and the Planet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Featured News Vegan james cameron

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Chewing Gum And The Environment

Green Living Tips

Chewing gum? You could well be chewing fossil fuel. Cutting back on chewing or. bubble gum, or being especially careful of how you dispose of it, is just one of. the many little things we can do to reduce our environmental impact

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This is why you need to look at the data

Environmental Economics

From the National Journal : Some observations that go against my own preconceptions: Bud leans left but Sam Adams leans right?    I would've thought Bud was preferred by the conservative NASCAR crowd while Sam Adams was preferred by them liberal Yankees.

James Cameron Challenges Environmentalists to Go Vegan


James Cameron is challenging us all to remove animal products from our diets. Read More The post James Cameron Challenges Environmentalists to Go Vegan appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Featured News Vegan

Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 2

Green Traveler Guides

| Grants Pass to Ashland | Our journey continues. In our modern-day covered wagon—our new hybrid vehicle—we have been on the trail of charming towns, fascinating locals, natural beauty and a palpable eco-conscious ethic in Southern Oregon. As we made our way up the craggy coast from the state border, then east to Grants Pass, [.] Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 2 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Nader Khalili-inspired Eco Resort in Oman Wins Big Accolades at WAF

Green Prophet

A Nader Khalili -inspired earthen eco resort in southern Oman designed by SSH International won first prize in the Future Projects – Leisure led development category of this year’s World Architecture Festival.

Writing About Truth…and Other Lies

The Alien Next Door

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. So, what is it to write about truth? Many of you are familiar with the term “write what you know”. I wrote an article on Scribophile about this topic. In it I shared some excellent advice from Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner: “ Write what you know means write with authenticity. about thoughts, feelings, experiences of life. Be honest. Write from a deep place. Don't write from the surface.

Are there so many birds that cats don’t matter?

10,000 Birds

A while back I asked the question, How much bird is there, anyway? which was a comparative look at apparent, visible, often in your face biomass we observe when we as diurnal primates look around us.

The Nobel Prize in forest economics?

Environmental Economics

Congratulations to the authors! From the inbox: We are glad to announce that the 2012 Sören Wibe. Prize was awarded to Christopher C. Moore, Thomas P. Holmes and. Kathleen. Bell, for their article "An attribute-based approach to. contingent. valuation of forest protection programs": Journal of Forest Economics 17 (2011):35-52. The article provides a well-structured, well-written, and innovative.

4 Diseases and Health Problems a Vegan Diet Will Help Prevent


Here are five health problems a plant based diet can help prevent or even reverse. Read More The post 4 Diseases and Health Problems a Vegan Diet Will Help Prevent appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan

Monterey’s Portola Hotel & Spa: sustainable by the sea

Green Traveler Guides

| LEEDing in Central California | John Steinbeck made Monterey famous as the place sardines got canned, but today it’s equally renowned as the gateway to the world’s largest marine sanctuary and an amazing abundance of aquatic life. Some 21 endangered and threatened species of sea creatures spend their lives here. Seven species of whales [.] Monterey’s Portola Hotel & Spa: sustainable by the sea is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi’s (AD) stellar efforts to raise green performance across industry sectors position that Gulf state as regional leader in both conceiving sustainable solutions, and more critically, setting them in action.

Why unschool and homeschool?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is not coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children and that they want to, ideally, have the monopoly in doing so. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is, however, much less flattering. It is all done to that the government's propaganda can take root in the young minds as children grow up.

I and the Bird is Back!

10,000 Birds

The corner of the blogosphere inhabited by nature lovers circa 2005 was, like most frontiers, an unruly place full of empty spaces and opportunity. Birders online, despite our commonalities, had little sense of connection or community. But what we did have was our own blog carnival!

Maybe I shouldn't worry so much about the wording of survey questions on the sidebar of webpages?

Environmental Economics

Here are the results of the poll in the sidebar of the article mentioned in this post : I voted "Yes, through a cap-and-trade system." " At this point I'm not really sure why I prefer cap-and-trade other than more practical stuff.

NASA Shows Off Their New Vegan Space Farming System


Called the Vegetable Production System, NASA is hopeful that the simple setup will allows easy and fast growth of vegetables in space. Read More The post NASA Shows Off Their New Vegan Space Farming System appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Science Top News

Safety Report: Swedish nuclear reactors have major security issues, needs to be shut down immediately

Green Blog

Last week Greenpeace released an alarming report about the state of Swedish nuclear power plants. According to the report, the security problems at the aging nuclear reactors in Sweden are so urgent that they should be shut down immediately to avoid any severe accidents. And on Tuesday this week around 70 Greenpeace activists managed, without much trouble , to get inside the area at two Swedish nuclear plants.

Largest Geothermal System in the Middle East is Complete

Green Prophet

MENA Geothermal has completed the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in Britain

Green (Living) Review

How Do You Know It’s A Ruby-crowned Kinglet?

10,000 Birds

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet ( Regulus calendula ) photos by Larry Jordan If you live anywhere other than Western North America, you may be able to identify this bird by its tiny size, its broken eye ring and its petite bill.

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Let the downloads begin!

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: We invite you to read a selection of highly cited Springer journals free of charge now through November 30! Journals you should know. Journals your colleagues read and cite. Read these highly cited Economics journals: Public Choice. Environmental and Resource Economics. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.  

Alicia Silverstone Plugs Leaf Eco Vibrator


Alicia Silverstone's latest product promo on the shopping site Open Sky is an eco-friendly vibrator from Leaf. Read More The post Alicia Silverstone Plugs Leaf Eco Vibrator appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News alicia silverstone

Types of Platform Beds

Green Furniture Home Design

Platform beds have a design and style all their own, consisting of a mattress which rests upon a platform made of wood or metal, and often without foot boards or headboards. The box spring is replaced by slats or other rigid surfaces for mattress support.

Saudi Arabia Announces Plans For 100% Switch To Renewables

Green Prophet

A bright and renewable future for Saudi Arabia? A shock announcment from the world’s largest oil producer. Following plans to transform Mecca into a solar city, an influential member of the Saudi Royal family has announced even more ambitious renewable energy plans for the country.

Bulldog Tools Children's Spade & Fork – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Garden tools for children that are built to last and which are, basically, adult tools 'in miniature'. Forged to the same exacting standards at Bulldog's forge in Wigan and in the same way as spades and forks for the grown-ups.

Birding Bayonne – Building a Hudson County List

10,000 Birds

Ever since part of assignment at work has involved me spending time in Bayonne, New Jersey, I have found time before or after meetings to get out for short birding outings in a couple of the parks with better habitat in Bayonne. My favorite birding thus far is the combination of Stephen R.

Moral (road) hazard

Environmental Economics

It's perplexing for both police and lawmakers throughout the U.S.: They want to do something about the danger of texting while driving , a major road hazard, but banning the practice seems to make it even more dangerous. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that 3 of every 4 states that have enacted a ban on texting while driving have seen crashes actually go up rather than down.

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9 Future Technologies that Will Change the World


What cutting edge technologies being developed today will be commonplace tomorrow? In what ways will these technologies radically alter our world? Read More The post 9 Future Technologies that Will Change the World appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News

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Modern Design Ideas for the Home

Green Furniture Home Design

Modern Design Ideas. Whether you are thinking of repainting a room in your home or if you want to remodel an entire space in the house, there are many modern design ideas that are available to implement to give any area in your home an entirely new look, feel and overall atmosphere.

Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

Green Prophet

The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools.

Intelsat blocks Iranian channels in Europe

Green (Living) Review

State censorship at its finest by Michael Smith (Veshengro) International satellite services provider Intelsat has blocked Iran’s official broadcast channels in Europe, a company spokesman confirmed on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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