November, 2012

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Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up. One of the most amazing developments of this century is entire nations stepping forward and enacting laws which protect Nature.

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Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Adventure Touring | Why go to Lebanon? Let me count the ways. Start with the spirit and optimism of the Lebanese, despite a recent history that’s horrible beyond imagining. Or Lebanon’s seven millenia of history. Then there’s its fantastic street food, from silken hummus drizzled in rich olive oil to tangy stuffed grape [.] Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Trash Talk in the Middle East- Interview with Salman Zafar

Green Prophet

We speak to waste management expert Salman Zafar about the region’s mounting trash problem and why it’s outpacing all efforts to deal with it. A recent report by the World Bank predicts that by 2025 , city dwellers could produce as much as 2.2

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Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Don't Mix - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

(Photo: Elisabeth Keating) After a spectacular six-day journey through whale, wolf, and sea lion habitat, the schooner that brought me here, Maple Leaf, is anchored off Gribbell Island. Gribbell is one of two islands in B.C.& 's

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Dalai Lama: ‘It’s Best to Go Vegetarian’

Eccorazzi

For World Compassion Day, the Dalai Lama urged people around the world to show compassion for animals and become vegetarian. Read More The post Dalai Lama: ‘It’s Best to Go Vegetarian’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan Vegetarian dalai lama wayne pacelle

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Storing Solar Energy in Rust, From Israel

Green Prophet

Scientists at Technion, Israel’s institute of technology recently found a new way to store solar energy. Their method utilizes a substance that some of us are all too familiar with, iron oxide– otherwise known as rust.

The Great Bear Rainforest vs. Big Oil - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

I'm on the deck of the Maple Leaf-- a 92-foot schooner sailing near Campania Island, British Columbia, about 400 miles north of Vancouver as the eagle flies, off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. I clutch the mast to

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McDonald’s Mural Vandalized with Vegan Graffiti

Eccorazzi

Vandals painted over the character mural in block letters with the word, "VEGAN." Read More The post McDonald’s Mural Vandalized with Vegan Graffiti appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

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Environmental Implications of Bottled Water

Green (Living) Review

Buy, Grab, Drink, Trash: Environmental Implications of Bottled Water by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A plastic bottle is NOT the problem either. It is the water which is, more often than not, from “public” sources, which means it is but tap water in a bottle. Buy, grab, drink, trash; this is the life of one bottle of water after a consumer gets their hands on it. Imagine doing that seven days a week, every week for one year.

Four Tips to Help You Save this Winter

Green Living Ideas

The following tips can help you save money throughout the year, but with winter almost upon us, saving money seems more important now than ever.

Is a policy right if justified for the wrong reason?

Environmental Economics

Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit. after winning a second term as president, according to HSBC Holdings Plc. A carbon tax starting at $20 a ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates.

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Egypt and MENA Set to Exploit Solar Power?

Green Prophet

Egypt and sunshine. The two go hand in hand. Ask any tourist, or come to that, any solar panel maker pulling in the profits. Both are grateful for the sunshine. Even in December, Egypt enjoys an average 6.4 hours of sunshine a day. In June, the average jumps to an incredible 11.9 hours a day.

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One Big Step Closer to Ending Mountaintop Removal - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Wv mtr site 4. One of Appalachia's biggest coal companies is getting out of the mountaintop removal business. In a landmark announcement, Patriot Coal, one of Appalachia's three largest mountaintop removal companies

6 Reasons to Leave Meat Off Your Plate this Thanksgiving

Eccorazzi

It's a shame that the Thanksgiving holiday is married to the act of eating meat (usually turkey or ham) in the minds of millions of Americans. Read More The post 6 Reasons to Leave Meat Off Your Plate this Thanksgiving appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Featured News Vegan Vegetarian

Way Better Chestnut & Kabocha Squash Chip H'orDip (video)

Eco-Vegan Girl

I'm not kidding when I say this is one of the best recipes I've ever made. Unfortunately I can't take all the credit because Jason Wrobel is mostly responsible for this creation, which probably explains why it tastes so darn good.

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Eco Friendly Tips For Ridding Your Garden of Snails

Green Living Ideas

Now that rainy season is upon us, the snails will be coming out on a regular basis. We all know what a huge headache snails can be, especially those of us who are also home gardeners.

I can't help it. one political post*

Environmental Economics

I'm finding this poll aggregation stuff fascinating, aren't you ( The Rise of the Poll Quants )? So what exactly do these guys do? Basically, they take polls, aggregate the results, and make predictions. They each do it somewhat differently. Silver factors in state polls and national polls, along with other indicators, like monthly job numbers. Wang focuses on state polls exclusively.

Zaha Hadid’s Immense Galaxy SOHO Complex Takes LEED Silver

Green Prophet

One of the most recognizable and untamable architects on earth, Iraqi Zaha Hadid is celebrating two grand openings of her creations this week, including the Galaxy SOHO commercial and retail complex in Beijing, China.

The Prince opens an anaerobic digester in Dorset

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Prince of Wales recently opened the country's first commercial full-scale anaerobic digester and biomethane plant, situated in Dorset.

Chaka Khan’s Vegan Diet Helped Make Diabetes Meds Unnecessary

Eccorazzi

After a juice cleanse, plant based eating and exercise, the singer was able to ditch her type 2 diabetes medication. Read More The post Chaka Khan’s Vegan Diet Helped Make Diabetes Meds Unnecessary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Featured News Vegan chaka khan

Close Encounter With A Northern Saw-whet Owl

10,000 Birds

I was on a rather lackluster birding outing in Kissena Corridor Park in Queens when I heard Blue Jays mobbing something.

Recipe: Apples and Pineapples Probiotic Drink

Hug a Tree with Me

Probiotics are good bacteria that help to maintain the intestinal flora. These good bacteria strengthen the digestive system as well as the entire immune system. They help to prevent the growth of infections such as skin infections, yeast infections and urinary tract infections.

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This just in: New York's Attorney General prefers shortages to price rationing

Environmental Economics

I fear I'm going to say something snarkfully inappropriate in this post.    But here goes anyway: Reports are being investigated in New York City, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman said Monday that he's investigating an increasing number of reports of spikes in prices for essential goods including gasoline, food, bottled water, generators, batteries and flashlights.

Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

Green Prophet

Hilton Worldwide has launched a pilot program to distribute surplus food to community organizations that feed the poor in Egypt.

BRITA Fill&Go – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BRITA, the company well-known for its filter jugs, has now added the premium and stylish ‘Fill&Go’ Water Filter Bottle to its arsenal, offering people great tasting filtered water when they are on the go.

The Vegan Zombie Needs Your Help!

Eccorazzi

Jon, the host of the show, is making a public appeal for donations to help a fellow animal activist and vegan suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Read More The post The Vegan Zombie Needs Your Help! appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News

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The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

10,000 Birds

This is the time of year that we rightfully contemplate the noble Turkey.

On Set at Harper’s Bazaar India Shoot: Green and Glam Makeup

Eco Chic

This piece originally published on The Green Beauty Team.

Ten questions about Hurricane Sandy

Environmental Economics

Matt Kahn: When you spend "other people's money", do you have the right incentives to rebuild in a smart way?   What if New Jersey's residents knew that there would never be another FEMA $ for rebuilding their state's residential and commercial structures and any new structures that would be built post-Hurricane Sandy would  have to withstand future natural disasters or the people of New Jersey would be on the hook for such damage?

Arab and Jewish Teenagers Grow Algae for a Greener Future

Green Prophet

Despite the many wounds that cripple cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian governments, Arab and Jewish teenagers work side by side to further algae research in Israel.

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The versatile bandana has gotten more versatile still

Green (Living) Review

Hoo-rag Product Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The versatile bandana has become more versatile still, thanks to the Hoo-rag bandana. Fair enough, the Hoo-rag is not a bandana, in the true and traditional sense and style.

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson Offers $20K Reward to Catch Dolphin Killers

Eccorazzi

Captain Paul Watson is personally offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perps responsible. Read More The post Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson Offers $20K Reward to Catch Dolphin Killers appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News paul watson

Red Crossbills at Jones Beach State Park, Long Island, New York

10,000 Birds

Red Crossbills are the more difficult of the two North American crossbills to find. At least, that is what anecdotal evidence tells me and nothing is more accurate than anecdotal evidence, right? Right.

3 Easy Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Now

Living Green & Saving Energy

One of my pet peeves is seeing products promoted as “green” sold for a much higher price than comparable non-green products. In fact, I seek the opposite strategy. Saving money as you green your lifestyle gives me an enormous sense of pleasure, and and write on the topic of saving money frequently, as regular readers [.].