I met the Universe on a 4AM bus to Burma

Elephant Journal

I met the universe on a 4am bus to Burma the other night. It strolled up and it’s as if I recognized it before I consciously did so. I squeaked “hi” and he looked shocked that I’d acted like we knew each other. To me, we all know each other. I thought I’d climb on […].

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Burma, China Ignoring Environmental Warnings for Dam

Celsias

The hugely controversial Myitsone dam in northern Burma, currently under construction by the China Power Investment Corporation, was the subject of a 2009 internal report by the company, which called for the project to be scrapped. The Environmental Impact Assessment report has nevertheless been ignored, and work is proceeding on the project, the Democratic Voice of Burma Online reported.

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The Dharma of Liberating Intelligence through Meditation.

Elephant Journal

One of the first things I was taught, upon entering the meditation center in Burma, is that there are two ways to find liberation. Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Bodhisattva buddhism Burma Dharma liberation Mahasi Sayadaw meditation samsaraThe first, and the most difficult, was.

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The Ethnic Cleansing Buddhists Love to Pretend isn’t Happening Right Now.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today buddhism Burma burmese monks etchnic cleansing genocide Myanmar organized religion Rohingya sufferingWestern Buddhists are particularly well-placed to protect the Rohingya. Many, like myself, have an emotional tie to the country through having practiced under. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Buddhist Monks Lead Genocide in Myanmar.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Aung San Suu Kyi buddhist monks Burma genocide muslims myanamar RohingyaThis month the UN warned the Nobel Peace Prize winner to end government violations against the Rohingya, including torture and executions, since they m.

This Ethnic Cleansing is Almost Certainly Worse than you Think??

Elephant Journal

Aung San Suu Kyi Burma burmese monks climate change genocide islamaphobia muslim politics refugees Rohingya trumpThe Rohingya now find themselves an unwanted minority in a country the size of Missouri with over half the population of the United States. Bangladesh is one of the. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Genocide is being Globalized on Social Media???

Elephant Journal

Aung San Suu Kyi Burma burmese monks climate change genocide islamaphobia muslim politics refugees Rohingya trumpThese mobs are so unprecedented we have barely begun to call out their actions as genocidal. Enlightened Society Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Design Suzy Amis-Cameron’s Eco-Friendly Oscar Dress

Sustainability Ninja

The competition, entitled Red Carpet, Green Dress , also raises money for the MUSE Global program, which helps fund schools in Thailand for refugee children from Burma. It’s no secret that James Cameron is ecolicious and now, just in time for the upcoming Oscars, his lovely wife Suzy Amis Cameron is having another green competition for green designers to design her a one-of-a-kind eco-friendly dress to be worn on the red carpet.

Engaging Compassion in Boston. ~ Enver Rahmanov

Elephant Journal

Gaza… Syria…Burma… Rwanda… Tibet… the sorrow of violent tragedies that I have learned in my generation seems to have crossed all the borders. Boston. Baghdad. New York. Kabul. Tel Aviv. The reality is that are no borders, even if we try to build the walls and fences that separate us.Hurt, like love, travels thousand of miles.

Solar Energy to Light Up Myanmar

Sierra Club Compass

After decades of military dictatorship and subsequent sanctions, Myanmar, also known as Burma, became one of the poorest countries in Asia with one of the lowest rates of electrification.  Myanmar is on its way to a brighter future. In one of the largest U.S. investments in Myanmar since the U.S.

Finicky Finches

10,000 Birds

Nyer is not grown in the United States and is imported from a variety of places including Burma, Singapore, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Have you had trouble keeping finches at your feeder? If so, you’re not alone, it’s a common bird feeding question. American Goldfinches are one of the prettiest reasons to keep your feeders full in the summer. It seems that goldfinches are so pretty they know they can afford to be a bit more finicky than other birds.

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Why Don’t I Have Any Finches At My Feeder?

10,000 Birds

Most of it comes from Singapore, Ethiopia and Burma. When trying to attract finches, it can be feast or famine. Some days you get bunches and bunches, other times you might feel totally rejected by them. I recently had a conversation with a colleague who works for the Department of Natural Resources. He’s a smart guy, a wildlife biologist and what he knows about native swans is incredible, but what he knew or didn’t know about bird feeding was surprising.

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Asia’s Deadliest Bird: The Brown Prinia

10,000 Birds

It inhabits rather dry areas within a region notorious for being one of the rainiest parts of the world, and is thus patchily distributed from Burma through Laos, Cambodia, parts of Thailand and south China, all the way to Vietnam. It must suck to be called “ Brown Prinia “ Try as I might, I can’t think of a name that implies more boredom and more unattractiveness, and is less apt at attracting the interest of birders.

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Dubai launches new Space Agency: Muslims on Mars!

Green Prophet

“So these Arabs can spend so much money on such things(they’ve been given so much wealth) and can’t help our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Syria, Burma etc?”, The Middle East joins the race to space with a new program which will launch a research probe to MARS in the next seven years.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

Greentumble

Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today. We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. Each species plays an important role within the larger web of life.

SAVORTEX reaches out and gives a helping hand

Green (Living) Review

One of the most precarious groups currently living in Bangladesh are the refugee Rohingya people who have been forced out from their homeland in neighbouring Burma. British Manufacturer of low energy hand dryers SAVORTEX pushes its charity work even further in 2013 SAVORTEX, the young and ambitious, technology-driven British Manufacturer of super low energy hand dryers has donated and recently helped to raise over £7,000 for the charity, ChildrenPlus.

Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

Green (Living) Review

Burma, or Myanmar, comes a distant second, with 32 million hectares of forest cover. Some reports estimate that the current pace of illegal logging in countries targeted by timber companies – ranging from Burma, Cambodia and Laos to Vietnam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea – could precipitate a dramatic drop in forest cover totalling a loss of 6.6

Ubud, Bali: Nila Wati’s Sari Organic and Overflowing Basket Café

Green Traveler Guides

This happened to me in Burma last year, sending dozens of Ma hill tribe women, toiling in the fields dressed in their stunningly colorful traditional garb and heavy silver jewelry, into hysterical fits of laughter. | Ubud’s Organic Pioneer |. T he sun is setting over Ubud ’s rice paddies, but I’m simply incapable of walking past a hand-painted farm sign proclaiming “organic” without stopping to investigate. Bali ’s energy, as I’ve come to appreciate, opens doors to magical experiences.

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Sustainable Hydropower: Are Small Dams Really Better for the Environment?

Nature Conservancy - Science

A recent study (Kibler and Tullos 2013) looked at scaled hydropower impacts in the Nu River basin of southwestern China (the Nu becomes the Salween as it flows into Burma). Small hydropower dams (often defined as below 30 MW) are frequently presumed to be low impact. However, this dam, Veazie, on the Penobscot River, had a capacity of 8.4 MW and was a major barrier to migration for the most important population of Atlantic salmon in the US. It was removed in 2013.

“Muslim For A Month” Project In Turkey Grows Interfaith Seeds

Green Prophet

According to the organisation, Blood Foundation has a number of education projects and cultural exchange programs, particularly in the field of Human Rights in relation to the ongoing civil war in Burma. Working closely with peace activists and scholars, the Muslim for a Month program in Istanbul has brought communities together through shared “Islamic&# experiences.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

He described tea trees that he observed during his research in Burma that grow deep in the forest and soar up to 15 meters in height. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.” ” . Selena is currently a NIH TEACRS Post-doctoral Fellow at Tufts University.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

He described tea trees that he observed during his research in Burma that grow deep in the forest and soar up to 15 meters in height. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.” ” . Selena is currently a NIH TEACRS Post-doctoral Fellow at Tufts University.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

He described tea trees that he observed during his research in Burma that grow deep in the forest and soar up to 15 meters in height. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.” ” . Selena is currently a NIH TEACRS Post-doctoral Fellow at Tufts University.

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

The Green Changemakers

After several years as a colonial police officer in British Burma in the 1920s, Orwell returned to Britain determined to discover what life was like for those living on the social margins. “I By Roman Krznaric We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric —and use it as a radical force for social transformation. If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right.

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Steep Decline In Oil Production Brings Risk of War and Unrest, Says New Study

The Green Changemakers

It quotes the British energy economist David Fleming as saying: “Anticipated supply shortages could lead easily to disturbing scenes of mass unrest as witnessed in Burma this month.

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