December, 2011

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Why is the Robin’s Breast Red?

10,000 Birds

Why is the Robin’s breast red? Why are any of the parts of any birds colorful? To make it easier for birders to identify them, of course!

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Mark Twain on Occupy Wall Street

Wend Magazine

The great American writer and humorist whose two Occupy-supporting quotes are shared in the cartoon, would have turned 176 last week. Revolute!

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VAPESTICK MAX E-Cigarette – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

The VAPESTICK® MAX must be the ultimate VAPESTICK® e-cigarette in every way. A bottle of 10 refills costs £7.99.

Escape to green Goa

Green Traveler Guides

| An Eco State of Mind |. Believe me, I know. Goa’s soft embrace almost feels a world apart from India’s numbing extremes and jarring contrasts.

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Ceramic Coated Cooking Pans May be Killing You With Color

Green Prophet

So-called eco-friendly, ceramic utensils may contain toxic metals like arsenic, an Israeli journalist investigates. Above image via waferboard.

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Britons only throwing away “enough food to fill Wembley Stadium!”

Green (Living) Review

Tighter household budgets and soaring house prices mean people in Britain are throwing away 13% less food than three years ago. tonnes last year.

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Giant Plumes of Gurgling Methane Could Fast-Track Planetary Warming

Green Prophet

Layer after layer of plant debris that has not yet decomposed lies trapped in arctic and subarctic permafrost.

Google Fights Modern-Day Slavery with 11 Million Dollar Donation


The charity arm of Google,, announced that it would be donating $11.5 million to organizations devoted to ending modern-day slavery. Read More. Causes News People Top News

South Africa’s endemic birds

10,000 Birds

My home country of South Africa can only be described as a birding paradise! Starting off with my favorites (I have to say that!), the Rockjumpers.

Gravity Defying Freerunners Showcase Extreme Warrior-Like Moves

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. To most of us, the leaps, jumps, flips, and dives in the video above seem dangerous, extreme and absolutely crazy. The history of Parkour dates back to 1902 when French naval officer, Lt. Related posts: A Professional Display of No-Handed Bike Moves. The Denali Experiment.

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10 Simple Ways to Reuse That Gift Wrap this Holiday!

Eco Chic

I don’t know about you but I find much of the traditional gift wrap sold in stores to be – how to say this – tacky. Recycle!

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Transition Hoods

Green (Living) Review

While American towns are small and more often than not even not the size of an English village in Britain towns are different.

Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers

Green Prophet

If you have lost faith in earth architecture, take note: Yemen’s Manhattan of the desert boasts 400 habitable clay towers!

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Sean Connery Among New Members of Sea Shepherd Board of Advisors


As the captains and crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society prepare for another voyage to Antarctica to defend the whales, the organization has also added a few familiar faces … Read More. Animals Causes Environment News Pop Culture christian bale martin sheen pierce brosnan sam simon sean connery william shatner

Birds Of The Twelve Days Of Christmas

10,000 Birds

(All respectable publications should have their holiday traditions. This evergreen post, first written in 2004, has become a 10,000 Birds staple.

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Friday Photo December: Midnight Trails

Wend Magazine

This week’s Friday Photo winner is Steve MacAuley , who submitted the above shot of himself cycling on Harts Pass. The following 83 (!)

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Help Solar Light The Developing World

Green Living Tips

For millions of people around the world, the simple act of lighting a room is. not only an environmental hazard, but presents a direct health risk. We can help change that - for as little as 10 bucks

The Pentagon is offering FREE military hardware to every Police Department in the United States

Green (Living) Review

What they h are they preparing for? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The U.S. police forces in 2011 alone. now have an amphibious tank.

Green Your Home With Moss Graffiti (RECIPE)

Green Prophet

Express your green views for all to see – right on the walls of your house. Still, it’s not all arid desert and sand in the Middle East.

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Venus and Serena Switch to Raw Vegan Diets for Health


Venus hopes to ease her symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome with a raw vegan diet and Serena is joining in to show her support. Read More. Lifestyle News Sports Top News Vegan serena williams venus williams

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Social Media for Bird Bloggers – What is Just Right?

10,000 Birds

As a bird blogger in these days of the social-media-heavy internet it is important to properly calibrate your blog’s social media presence.

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Friday Photo December: Backlight

Wend Magazine

This week’s Friday Photo winner is Ben Canales , who submitted several fantastic shots, including the one above. Congrats, Ben ! Good luck!

2011 Thousands of Weather Records Broken in the US


In 2011, there were at least 2,941 monthly weather records broken in communities throughout the US.,

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Cold is dangerous.

Green (Living) Review

The cold can cause injury directly and indirectly and this is bad anywhere, in the workplace, indoors and especially out. What is a watch cap?

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Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design

Green Prophet

More images of this groundbreaking project after the break. This area will be irrigated using filtered grey water.

Coca Cola Fails at Stopping Grand Canyon Plastic Bottle Ban


When it looked like the Grand Canyon Plastic Bottle Ban was going to be derailed by Coca Cola, activists came out in full force. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

‘Tis the Season (For Ducklings and Flax)

10,000 Birds

No more posts about snow storms in Wellington for me! Now the shoe is on the other foot! (At At least until the Earth tilts again). Or predict it.

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Friday Photo December: Winter Wonderland

Wend Magazine

This week’s Friday Photo winner is Erik Bengtson with this shot taken during an evening snowshoeing excursion with friends. In this 12min.

Why Do A Cleanse? What Are Your Goals? (Video)

Eco-Vegan Girl

Everyone has a personal reason for doing a cleanse. video YouTube cleanse

Examine Your Foodprint and Resolve to Waste Less Food in 2012

Eco Chic

Sometimes someone’s words really stick with you, whether it be a card, a conversation, a piece of sage advice, or even a tweet. of the food.

Solar Water Heaters Give Free Hot Water From Cyprus Rooftops

Green Prophet

Free hot water from the sun. Cyprus now leads the way. Israel boasts that its population uses solar energy to heat water at a rate of 0.56

Top 10 Celebrity Vegan Moments of 2011


Pop open the champagne, put on some Auld Lang Syne and join us as we reflect on the Top 10 celebrity vegan moments of the year. Read More.

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Why Do Republicans Hate the Environment?

10,000 Birds

Or is it that they just love corporate money so much? Either way, this session of the 112th Congress has seen the House of Representatives, controlled by Republicans, vote to weaken environmental law 191 times – more than an anti-environmental vote for every day that the House was in session. Asides