Fri.Mar 09, 2012

Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat

Green Earth Journey

In what could be the world's first climate-induced migration of modern times, Anote Tong, the Kiribati president, said he was in talks with Fiji's military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of freehold land on which his countrymen could be housed. Some of Kiribati's 32 pancake-flat coral atolls, which straddle the equator over 1,350,000 square miles of ocean, are already disappearing beneath the waves.

Wood Ducks in Central Park

10,000 Birds

In North America there is really only one duck that could even come close to competing with the Wood Duck for the title of most fair, and the Harlequin Duck is just too much of a trollop to really compete.

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Sea Shepherd Victory: The Whalers Go Home!


As the whalers head home, Sea Shepherd reports that 768 whales have been saved. The whaling fleet caught less than 1/3 of their quota. Read More. Animals Causes Environment Featured News paul watson peter hammarstedt

Sustainable Architecture In The Middle East – Interview with Karim Elgendy

Green Prophet

We speak to Karim Elgendy, founder of the Middle East sustainability initiative ‘Carboun’ about what motivates his work and why green ratings for buildings aren’t a silver bullet.

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Ted Turner Makes Record Breaking Donation to Save Gorillas


Ted Turner certainly made the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International's day when he donated $1 million dollars to help save eastern lowland gorillas. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News ted turner

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Enter to Win a Limited Edition Water Bottle


Enter to win water bottle and participate in Microist Day. Read More. Causes Contests Featured Microist News matt damon

Sierra Club’s The Best Internship on Earth Accepting Applications

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Spring is coming up fast and summer will appear soon after which means making estival plans if you’re student or a recent grad. The Sierra Club is taking video pleas to be their Outdoor Youth Ambassador for ten weeks this summer. Perks of the gig include pay, $2,000 worth of The North Face gear and adventure.

Jennifer Aniston Now Keeping Chickens


We've always known that Jennifer Aniston is a dog fantatic. Now the actress is broadening her love for all things great and small by keeping chickens. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News jennifer aniston

Now Masdar Brings Solar Power to Tonga

Green Prophet

Masdar expands its solar ambitions to the South Pacific. The tiny kingdom of Tonga in the south pacific has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi based company Masdar for a 500 KW solar project to be built on the island of Vava’ in Tonga.

Solar powered hydrogen filling station opens in Germany


Fraunhofer ISE has opened a public hydrogen filling station in Freiburg, Germany, which has been created to serve as a demonstration platform for a clean fuel dispensing station network that is planned for the state

Steve O Wants Congress to Ban Chimp Experiments


Jackass' Steve O has written Congresswoman Barbara Boxer urging her to help pass legislation to ban the use of chimpanzees in scientific experiments. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News steve-o

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Gives New Meaning to Retail Therapy

Green Prophet

The 2.5 million square foot Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi will combine three state of the art hospitals in one giant, green space.

Country Star Chely Wright Opens Center for LGBT Teens


Singer Chely Wright has launched a non-profit and community center to stop bullying and promote understanding of the LGBT community in Kansas City, Missouri. Read More. Causes News People Top News Chely Wright

Expo West 2012: Best Of Day 1 (Video) - Vegan, Organic and Gluten-Free Products

Eco-Vegan Girl

It has begun!

Jerusalem Camel Abuse Caught on Camera

Green Prophet

Cold, wet and utterly miserable, this is no “dancing camel” Regular Green Prophet readers have surely seen our articles on animal cruelty and abuse. They range from cruelty toward circus animals , to abuse towards animals in private and public zoos.

Nick Cannon Makes the Most of Lupus Diagnosis


Nick Cannon has announced that he has been diagnosed with lupus nephritis, and is fighting back. Read More. Causes News People Top News nick cannon

Creation of the World Peace Mosaic Commences

Green (Living) Review

The attainment of world peace by peaceful means is finally a realizable goal.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald Adopt Shelter Dog


Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald have welcomed a new addition to their family.a German shepherd! Read More. Animals Causes News Top News nikki reed paul mcdonald

Performance Fleece

Wend Magazine

In the past fleece referred to the shorn wool coat of domestic sheep. In 1979, Malden Mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts developed synthetic Polarfleece and introduced it to the market. Outdoor gear was forever changed.

Montana is Owl Country

10,000 Birds

Things you may not know, but should: 1.) There is an International Festival of Owls. They give out a “Champion of Owls” award. This year, that award was presented to Denver Holt , a Montana scientist and bird guide and thus, if I may be presumptuious, my homeboy.

Gear up for an experience with nature with the Tentsile


To own a treehouse is every child's dream. Sometimes, that dream stays with us even as adults. There's a certain attraction about having one's own space up in the trees and trying to get close to nature. Tree houses combine

Aquaknots! Feral Childe’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection is Aswim with Exotic Coral and Aquatic Horses

Eco Chic

Shoal Shift in Flowerstripe Print, Silk Crepe. Feral Childe continues to be one of my favorite eco fashion lines (and fashion lines in general!), so I am especially excited to share part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection with you all on Eco Chick. Not only are their colors and patterns always interesting and always different, but they are immensely wearable and very well-made. I have been wearing the two blouses and two dresses I have from FC for years now – literally!

Toyota's ultralight small gasoline hybrid, the FT-Bh


FT-Bh or Future Toyota B-Segment Hybrid, is a next generation electric hybrid that was launched at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. According to TMC, there are two alternative versions of the car; one that will run

New Labels Work to Make Recycling Easier

Green Earth Journey

Has recycling got you down? Do you find yourself standing in the kitchen with an empty plastic bottle in your hand wondering if you should chuck it in the trash or flip it in the recycling bin? Take heart, help is on the way! Seventh Generation is now part of a program sponsored by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) that is designing a recycling labeling system aimed at reducing confusion for consumers. The program offers clear instructions on how to recycle a package after its use.

StarLight Solar: An unmanned high altitude solar electric hybrid airship


The thin film solar cell technology and advancements in lightweight materials have started to cast their impact in every field. One interesting project called Starlight seems to have made use of all these technologies to create

Children asked to stay silent in school

Green (Living) Review

Communication is the 21st century life skill but for many children and young people, speaking, forming words and self expression is a real struggle I CAN , the children’s communication charity , is calling on primary schools across the UK to get involved in a fun and engaging Sponsored Silence. Whether for an hour, a lesson or a whole day, the Sponsored Silence programme encourages children to imagine what life is like for those children that find speaking and understanding language hard.

Bird of Paradise catamaran is driven by hybrid engines, powered by.


With the righteous trend of sustainability being incorporated within certain sectors of the automotive industry, our green ideals tend to focus on the on road vehicles. However, beyond land transportation, green technology is

Where California goes, so goes.Coke?

Environmental Economics

Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas as a result of a California law that mandates drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label. The companies said the changes will be expanded nationally to streamline their manufacturing processes. They've already been made for drinks sold in California.

Water Consumption: The Often Unexpected Budget Bully

Green Home Blog

Water Consumption: The Often Unexpected Budget Bully. It’s safe to say that most restaurants go through just as much water (if not more) as they do food. It’s a valuable resource in the restaurant industry, and whether you’re using water for dishwashing, cleanup , cooking, or serving to guests chances are your water bill holds its own in the battle of your monthly expenses.

Solar Flare and Geomagnetic Storm Spares Earthlings

Green Prophet

Yesterday a solar flare that slammed into earth did not create any of the disruptions forecasted by scientists. . Earthlings waited with bated breath yesterday as a solar flare hurled by a coronal mass ejection on the sun slammed into our planet.

Sleeping in Sustainable Style

Eco Friendly Daily

So, if the last few posts have been any indication, I am an avid outdoor person. I love being outside, and backpacking in the beautiful mountains that form the backdrop of my hometown is one of the best ways I can think of to


Meeting Biofuel Production Targets Could Change Agricultural Landscape


Almost 80 percent of current farmland in the U.S. would have to be devoted to raising corn for ethanol production in order to meet current biofuel production targets with existing technology, a new study has found.

The Eco Bridesmaid Diaries: My Reused Gown from

Eco Chic

That's me wearing a Bridesmaid Trade gown in front of the Montauk Point Lighthouse. It’s such an honor to be a bridesmaid, that is, until it’s not and you have a bridezilla or bridesmaidzillas on your hands. So I’ve heard. I don’t have personal experience though. I swear.

Removing Copper from Brake Pads

Celsias, a consumer website that helps drivers make their cars greener has launched a state-by-state petition to ban copper and other hazardous materials in automotive brake pads.

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