Wed.Feb 29, 2012

Pink LEDs Grow Future Food with 90% Less Water

Green Prophet

10,000 years after inventing agriculture, will we 7 billion take this strange next step? A Netherlands-based company called PlantLab has devised a method for growing plants indoors using an unearthly pink-purple light made by a combination of red and blue LED lights, instead of sunlight.

Yao Ming Visits Animal Asia’s Rescued Bile Farm Bears

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The basketball superstar visited Animal Asia's Chengdu sanctuary and met some of the bears rescued from bile farms. Read More. Animals Causes Featured News yao ming

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NASA’s Before and After Images of Iran’s Shrinking Lake Urmia

Green Prophet

The most recent satellite image of Iran’s Lake Urmia demonstrates how drastically the lake has shrunk since 1998! Last year an Iranian activists were beaten for protesting government projects that are detrimental to Lake Urmia – the largest landlocked salt lake in the country.

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Meth-Smoking Woman Burns Down 3,500-year-old Tree

Eccorazzi

Have you heard the one about the tree that survived over 3,500 year of everything the planet could throw its way only to succumb to the idiocy of a woman Read More. Causes Environment Featured News

First Middle East Carbon Market – Dubai!

Green Prophet

Dubai is not the first Middle Eastern country you think of when you think climate-friendly. That’s about to change.

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Cafe Blossom to Open Vegan Bakery

Eccorazzi

Cafe Blossom is expanding in NYC. The vegan restaurant chain will be opening a vegan bakery on March 3. Read More. Eats News Top News Vegan Mayim Bialik

Lebanon’s Bees are Freezing

Green Prophet

Huge bee die offs do not bode well for agriculture in Lebanon. A staggering proportion of bees in an important agricultural hub have frozen to death in Lebanon. A recent influx of extreme weather that produced ice and frost combined with a series of diseases has wiped out up to 75% of the bees in Hasbaya and Arqoub, according to The Daily Star.

Project 'Capsule': A design to conserve ecology of the Black Sea

EcoFriend

The Black Sea features amongst those afflicted regions, which face the agony of water pollution caused by oil products and the declining habitation of the bottlenose dolphins. With the objective to reduce the number of

Trump May Spend Millions to Kill Scotland’s Wind Energy Plans

Eccorazzi

Trump and his piggy bank are fighting a new battle - one that would seek to prevent Scotland from installing 11 wind turbines off the Aberdeenshire coast Read More. Causes Environment News Top News donald trump

Straw Bale Home: Completely off grid and self sufficient

EcoFriend

Living in the wild desert, where temperatures vary between extremes is a challenging task, and to uniquely suit the circumstances, Edge Architects from Taos, New Mexico, has designed a high desert home that will make

Carrie Ann Inaba Helps Shelter Cats via New Web Show

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The "DWTS" judge has created a web show called "Crib Cats" that will feature adoptable shelter cats and help find them homes. Read More. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News carrie ann inaba

Israeli Turbo Composter Makes Home Composting Easy

Green Prophet

Hamamit, an Israeli supplier of greenhouses and composters, offers an odor-free home composter that turns kitchen scraps into dry compost in 18 hours. Do you keep a covered bucket in the kitchen for the organic garbage? If you do, you know only too well how awful it can smell. Something like the elephant dung that the Tel Aviv Safari now composts. Dumping the garbage into a compost box outside, you may have to bang on the box’s side first, to send any mice in there running.

Petition Filed to Protect Gray Wolves

Celsias

The Center for Biological Diversity and three other conservation groups petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission Monday to protect gray wolves as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act.

Ocean Frontiers Film Premiere, March 7th, 7pm at the Hollywood Theatre

Wend Magazine

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship , a new film by Green Fire Productions, is premiering. across the nation—to inspire and mobilize communities from coast to coast to better manage and conserve America’s vital ocean and coastal resources.

Denmark Comes Top in First-of-Kind Global Cleantech Innovation Index

Celsias

Denmark, followed by Israel, Sweden, Finland and the US provide the best conditions today for clean technology start-up creation, with companies in the Asia Pacific region following closely behind when it comes to commercial success, the first Global Cleantech Innovation Index shows.

Breakthrough Battery

Blue Earth

I knew it would happen someday. Someone would come up with a battery twice as good as those currently on the market, but not have to charge an arm and a leg. Envia Systems today announced a pre-production battery that packs twice the energy density of it’s closest commercial competitor.

United By Blue Kicks Off 2012 Waterway Cleanup Season

Green (Living) Review

Ocean-friendly apparel brand United By Blue prepares to get its hands dirty in another season of ocean and waterway cleanups beginning March 6.

Genetically Modified Garden of Eden?

Wend Magazine

More on our food and labelling GMOs. From Huffington Post: Why We Must Occupy Our Food Supply. From Label GMOs: Spread the Word! From EatDrinkBetter: Judge Sides with Monsanto in Lawsuit. Joe’s cartoon archive , twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page … Related Posts.

Garden Media Group Unveils First in Series of 2012 Garden Trends: Cultivate the New Good Life with the Power of Plants

Green (Living) Review

Red-breasted Merganser with a Mouthful

10,000 Birds

On a visit yesterday after work to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn I happened across this female Red-breasted Merganser that I initially thought was in the midst of struggling to swallow a nasty chunk of some kind of marine life.

In Pakistan Vehicles Emit 25 Times More Carbon Monoxide Than in the US

Celsias

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and fourth in Asia. Pakistan’s population has increased 5.6 times during the past 63 years, implying an average annual rate of growth of 2.77 per cent, one of the highest in the world. According to the World Food Programme, nearly half of Pakistan’s (180 million) people are at risk of going short of food due to a recent surge in world food prices.

Acorn Woodpeckers: The Clowns of the Avian World

10,000 Birds

Why would I call these beautiful woodpeckers the “clowns of the avian world?”

Healdsburg’s h2hotel: eco-chic in Sonoma wine country

Green Traveler Guides

| Green By Design | This is a fable called Green Hotel 2.0. Start with one nasty old gas station, a relic of the Carbon Age. Remove it and the all the oily, greasy soil beneath and restore the land to health. Now in this very space raise an eco-chic refuge. Let’s say it has [.] Healdsburg’s h2hotel: eco-chic in Sonoma wine country is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Paradise Shelducks (Tadorna variegata)

10,000 Birds

Just a quick post today to appreciate one of New Zealand’s most attractive birds, the Paradise Shelduck. This is brought about by a visit to Karori Wildlife Sanctuary/Zealandia, where I was able to catch up with the ducklings that I first saw back in the spring.

Green Award for GreenWood Forest Park

Green (Living) Review

GreenWood Forest Park, North Wales leading Adventure Park is delighted to have been recognised by being given the Rural Wales Award by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales. The award which will be presented to GreenWood in June is for the remarkably positive impact that it has had on the countryside, the community and the local economy, by providing a great family day out.

Wipeout Wednesday: Tall Bike Trippin’

Wend Magazine

If you’ve never ridden a franken-bike it’s not easy, as these fellows are demonstrating. From Al: (Oh they don’t come with instructions?). Click here to view the embedded video. From Barry: (Well at least grass is softer than pavement.). Click here to view the embedded video. From Warren: (Some things are better left unseen.). Click here to view the embedded video. Related Posts. Wipeout Wednesday: Bike Blastoffs. Wipeout Wednesday: Right in the Goods.

Sneak Peaks at Crossley ID Guide for UK and Ireland

10,000 Birds

Richard Crossley has posed a couple of plates from his forthcoming UK and Ireland Crossley ID Guide on The Crossley ID Guide Facebook page. Check ‘em out ! Asides

On non-use values, second best, job creation and other oddly related things

Environmental Economics

To save the imperiled spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a controversial plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside. The plan is the latest federal attempt to protect the northern spotted owl, the passive, one-pound bird that sparked an epic battle over logging in the Pacific Northwest two decades ago.

Owl Genocide?

10,000 Birds

The post title is intentionally hyperbolic but Gawker does have the information on the plan to help the Spotted Owl – which is basically killing lots of Barred Owls. What do people think of killing a population of one species to save another? Asides

Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs

The Go Green Blog

I love all those natural pampering bath products, like soaps, body scrubs, lotions, oils… They smell like heaven in the shower when I use them and they make my skin feel great, but they are all so expensive. So I decided to see if I could create my own.

Meryl Streep Donates $10,000 to School in Viola Davis’s Honor

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The Oscar-winning actress donates time and money to charities, sometimes even in secret. Read More. Causes Entertainment Film/TV News People Top News meryl streep viola davis

Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs

The Go Green Blog

I love all those natural pampering bath products, like soaps, body scrubs, lotions, oils… They smell like heaven in the shower when I use them and they make my skin feel great, but they are all so expensive. So I decided to see if I could create my own.

Busy Phillips to Open Boutique for Charity

Eccorazzi

Busy Phillips has announced she'll be opening an online boutique on Rue La La to benefit the Step Up Women's Network charity. Read More. Causes News People Top News Busy Phillips

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Launch Will Stream Live

Eccorazzi

People worldwide will be able to watch the foundation’s launch, which will be streamed live to the BTWF website on February 29th, 2012 from 4:00-5:30pm EST. Read More. Causes News People Top News lady gaga