July, 2012

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Dubai: finding green in the desert, part 1

Green Traveler Guides

| The City-State Story | I’m in Dubai, or at least that’s what my brain on red-eye time says. Even sleep starved, I can see that this airport where I now find myself—in the United Arab Emirates’ city-state version of Las Vegas—is swank beyond belief. Flashes of men in elegant white kandura robes, guthra headscarves [.]

The Gap Between Wildlife and the Animal Rights Movement

10,000 Birds

Excuse the sudden and random departure from the typical self-aggrandizing and narcissistic ornithophilic content.  That will return next month.  – The Great Ornithologist Felonious Jive Animal rights. Unfortunately, once we discuss anything beyond this basic point, people vastly disagree on what is right and wrong. This makes perfect sense.

How Cool is Bamboo

Green Home Blog

How Cool is Bamboo. Cool Bamboo. Our forests are suffering by the minute. Bamboo is one of the most durable, eco-friendly choices on the planet.

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Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

Green Prophet

Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel.

Top 10 Historic Vegetarian and Vegan Olympians


Meat-eaters are not the only worthy Olympians. Here is our list of 10 historic vegetarian and vegan Olympians. Read More The post Top 10 Historic Vegetarian and Vegan Olympians appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Featured Gallery News Sports

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Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

Green Home Blog

There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home. As humans, we tend to over consume which creates a lot of waste. Source: eLocal.com.

Cardboard Bike from Israel Makes Cycling Even Greener

Green Prophet

Engineers told Izhar Gafni of Kibbutz Bror Hayil that a cardboard bike was impossible. But he went ahead and made one anyway. in weight.

The World’s 8 Most Amazing Botanical Gardens


These cultivated jewels can be found around the globe, and feature an amazing array of plants, water features and indoor habitats. Read More. Arts/Culture Environment Featured Gallery News

What is the name of this auction?

Environmental Economics

Sometimes my friends make blogging easy. From the inbox: I'm taking a flight on Delta tomorrow and checking in early online. Toward the end I get a question about whether I would be willing to give up one leg for a different connection - for compensation of course. Ah, I have a new found respect for Delta

Recycled beer bottles used to construct Las Vegas building


Las Vegas’ Morrow Royal Pavilion is made from 500,000 recycled beer bottles. Via: PSFK

Smart and Getting Smarter

10,000 Birds

Most readers of 10,000 Birds know that nature is full of surprises and that we aren’t the only ones with a lock on intelligence and creativity.

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What’s In Your Air Freshener?

Green Home Blog

What’s In Your Air Freshener? It might not be as flashy as sight or sound, but smell is still a powerful sense. Sadly, a lot of these products rely on toxic chemicals to cover up bad odors and can actually end up contributing to indoor pollution. How do air fresheners work? What’s in air fresheners? What to use instead?

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Marine Drones Wanted to Clean the Gulf Seas from Plastic

Green Prophet

This Marine Drone could clean up our dirty work. Can a wealthy Saudi fund this prototype to clean our seas? Only 13% of those bottles are recycled.

Paul McCartney Calls for Release of Abused Elephant


McCartney interrupted his Olympic rehearsal to plead for the release of a young elephant named Sunder. Read More The post Paul McCartney Calls for Release of Abused Elephant appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News paul mccartney

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"Q&A with UCLA's Matthew Kahn"

Environmental Economics

via reason.com.

Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that the Earth is finite, it can't grow, and so are all of her mineral resources, which don't regrow either, talking about sustainable and growth in the same breath is an oxymoron and a fallacy. With an ever growing population the Earth has a problem maintaining even the status quo. The choice is ours!

The Queen

10,000 Birds

I’m not a big fan of bird banding. Yet I realize banding is a very valuable tool, and gives us information we could not otherwise gather.

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China to Quadruple 2015 Solar Energy Target


Renewable Energy World reports that China had planned 5 gigawatts of capacity in the five years through 2015 and 20 gigawatts by 2020.

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Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan

Green Prophet

A free, two week summer camp on climate change at the end of the summer, in Jordan. Apply now! Deadline for application is 4 August 2012.

Natalie Coughlin’s Training Routine: Veggies and Exercise


In addition to swimming, Coughlin's five-hour-per-day exercise routine also includes strength training and flexibility work. Read More The post Natalie Coughlin’s Training Routine: Veggies and Exercise appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Sports Top News Vegetarian natalie coughlin

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Knowledge Problem: CO2 emission reductions: fracking, recession, renewables?

Environmental Economics

Lynne Kiesling: Several people have pointed out the remarkable fact that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion have fallen almost to 1995 levels. As the Institute for Energy Research noted , The Energy information Administration reports that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are 2.4

Restore the woods

Green (Living) Review

The Independent Panel on Forestry, set up to advise the Government on the future of England’s forests and woodlands, has on July 4, 2012 published its final report to Government. The report calls for the benefits of England’s woods and forests to be re-valued for all the services they provide. It is, always, an investment in the future.

Rachel Carson: Secret Birder

10,000 Birds

However, equally inspiring to Sherri are  renowned birders and naturalists from earlier times. She noted on July 4, 1938, “Adult, beautiful and savage.

Treat Acne With Natural Remedies

Green Living Ideas

If you have acne, whether chronic or occasional, it may seem like there’s nothing out there to safely help. They’re also good for your overall health.

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Israeli Company Designs Promising Double-Sided Solar Cell

Green Prophet

BSolar , a venture-backed project founded in 2007, showcased their bifacial solar cells at a trade show in Germany last month. according to Sopori.

Ricky Gervais: China Profits Not Worth Cruel Cosmetics


Ricky Gervais is angry that cosmetics giants, including Avon, plan to resume animal testing in order to sell in China. Read More The post Ricky Gervais: China Profits Not Worth Cruel Cosmetics appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Beauty Causes News Top News ricky gervais

Greed, Green & Grains: Obamacare for Our Corn

Environmental Economics

via  greedgreengrains.blogspot.com : This has to be the funnest thing an agricultural economist could ever do. Great job Bruce!   The Colbert Report. Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c. Agriculture & Drought Disaster - Bruce Babcock. www.colbertnation.com. Colbert Report Full Episodes. Political Humor & Satire Blog. Video Archive.

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Garden equipment and tools get stolen as well

Green (Living) Review

If you’re looking at investing in new gardening equipment this summer, such as it is, make sure that whenever possible, the equipment is stored securely inside the house. Out buildings such as sheds or ‘polytunnels’ are easy targets for thieves, and this is even more so the case if you garden an allotment. know mine are.

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Africa’s endangered species

10,000 Birds

The Gray Crowned-Crane is a new addition to the list of the world’s Endangered species, creeping up a category from Vulnerable.

Recycled shipping container repurposed into stunning mobile pizzeria


However, not a lot of people have tried sticking a shipping container on top of a truck chassis. Stunning mobile pizzeria made from recycled shipping.

BADIR Offers Young Jordanians a Shot at Social Change

Green Prophet

Are you a social entrepreneur in Jordan? Do you want to see positive change in your community? Here’s your shot to take your “green” project to the next level. Green Prophet loves to broadcast the exploits of emerging social and environmental leaders. Facilitate learning and mentoring opportunities for participating youth.

NFL Player Arian Foster’s New Vegan Diet Causes Controversy


Professional football player Arian Foster's new vegan diet causes stir among sports community. Read More. Eats News Sports Top News Vegan arian foster

Daily Demand and Supply: As Colbert put it, this $hit just got real*

Environmental Economics

There will still be milk to buy, says Roger Hoskin, an agricultural economist with the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. "I can't imagine situations where you'd have people standing in line to get milk at the dairy counter. Here's the Colbert reference for those interested. 

Review of Xlear Natural Kid's Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol

Hug a Tree with Me

Xlear Inc is a company founded in 2000 that offers wellness products such as nasal sprays, dental aids, sweeteners, gum and candies.