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Now Showing: the Norovirus!

Green Home Blog

Broadcast news media in the United States are beginning to warn about the new strain of norovirus sweeping the nation. It’s bad, they say, and likely to get worse as it peaks in mid-February. Called “Gll.4

10 Things We Should Practice Every Day. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

i thought it was a pretty nice quote. Many worthwhile things in life really do take hard work and practice. Here's a list of 10 things that, when practiced daily, will serve to make your life healthier and happier. Mindful eating

Largest LEED Platinum Government Building Opens in Dubai

Green Prophet

A Dubai neighborhood that is undergoing a dedicated urban densification plan, Al Quoz may have recently welcomed the first “largest LEED Platinum Government Building,” but it won’t be the last to claim this distinction.

Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi

10,000 Birds

The Inaccessible Island Rail is perhaps the coolest bird that neither I nor anyone I will ever meet will ever see.

Engraved Presents-Gifts with a Little Personalization 

Hug a Tree with Me

The year is stuffed with awesome gift giving opportunities; occasions such as holidays, weddings, birthdays, good bye’s, congratulations, anniversaries and so much more.

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7 Tips for Aligning with the Seasonal Changes. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Making these small changes can make a big impact on your health and well being as we transition through the seasonal changes

VIDEO: Wait Until China Acts on Climate. What? They Are!? | Mother.

Mother Jones

That was one bit of news drowned out by last week's (understandable) conniption over Chinese computer hacking. China plans to introduce a carbon tax, says state-run news agency Xinhua. That's right, that great thorn in the

A Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvest – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvest Fi Martynoga (ed) 295 pages Paperback ISBN: 9781887354967 £12.99

Egypt Flushes Out Gaza Tunnel Diggers With Sewage!

Green Prophet

10 Things I Find Sexy About Me. ~Maggie McReynolds | elephant.

Elephant Journal

10 Things I Find Sexy About Me. Maggie McReynolds

PLANTPACK, NEW SUSTAINABLE COATING FROM SEAWEED FOR FOOD PACKAGING

Green (Living) Review

Working as part of an EU research consortium, The Paint Research Association (PRA) has developed a food packaging coating product, called PlantPack, which can replace current packaging coatings based on petrochemicals which are bad for the environment. PlantPack is an eco-friendly food packaging coating product made from seaweed extracts and starch. It can be applied to paper and cardboard as a spray.

Veganism & the Environment: By the Numbers. {Infographic.

Elephant Journal

Just one example: If one person switches from eating meat for a vegan diet, they can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year

Switching Car Coolants Provides Fast Climate Benefits for US, World

Green (Living) Review

Current HFC coolants are super greenhouse gases Washington, DC, February 2013 : The US can use existing authority to help meet its pledge to reduce emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, although Congressional action will be needed to meet the steeper emission cuts needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This is the conclusion of a report issued today by the World Resources Institute, “ Can the U.S. Get There From Here?

Oscar’s Surprise Winner: Nature

Conservancy Talk

Ah, Oscar Monday: the morning when I and my fellow movie lovers sit bleary-eyed at our kitchen tables and office desks, clutching our coffee mugs a little more desperately than usual. But it’s worth it, isn’t it?

Your Glowstick Safety Guide from Glowsticks.co.uk

Green (Living) Review

Glowsticks are a fantastic safety product, in fact they’re the only source of light recognized by the Armed Forces as safe to use in the event of emergency. This is because glowsticks are a contained source of light that do not spark, emit heat or release any gases. They do not require batteries or an external power source to function and so are incredibly reliable providing a safe source of bright light for up to eight hours at a time.

"Still the best Oscar acceptance speech." (Video) | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

For those of us who don't revel in the golden pageantry (and I'm with you, more or less, though there were some great moments last night), this has got to rank as one of the more meaningful moments among so many thank

Billboard Extracts Clean Drinking Water from Air (Photos)

Green Prophet

Like the Middle East, parts of Peru suffer from a chronic water shortage. Also like parts of this region, such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and other Gulf countries, humidity levels are extraordinarily high.

Music Monday: The Flannel Attractions

Wend Magazine

Since I began writing Music Mondays , I’ve been wanting to highlight some local music out of Jackson Hole, WY (my place of residence).

Beauty Recipe: Simple Tea Tree Oil Dandruff Treatment

Hug a Tree with Me

Pesky recurring dandruff is a result of more than just dry scalp. Persistent icky, flaky and ugly dandruff is most commonly caused by an overgrowth of a yeast fungus called malassezia.

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Knowledge Problem: Sequester Reporting Scavenger Hunt

Environmental Economics

Michael Giberson: Brace yourself, sequester is coming! The news has been filled with horror stories over the pain threatened by the sequester cuts. these

Why Grassland Birds are Poor Indicators of Prairie Quality

Nature Conservancy - Science

Henslow’s sparrows are a bird of conservation concern and their presence in a prairie can be seen as a conservation success.

"The Case for a Higher Gasoline Tax"

Environmental Economics

Valerie J. Karplus ("a research scientist in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at M.I.T.") ") in the NYTimes: But if our goal is to get Americans to drive less and use more fuel-efficient vehicles, and to reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases, gas prices need to be even higher. The current federal gasoline tax, 18.4 cents a gallon, has been essentially stable since 1993; in inflation-adjusted terms, it’s fallen by 40 percent since then.

Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy, and Water Access - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Three out of every four new mobile phone subscribers are now in the developing world. This monumental shift has created a unique population of hundreds of millions of off-grid mobile phone users who don't have access to

"Only Connect" - Monday Morning Yoga | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

There is no perspective without space. There is no connectivity without an opening. There is no yoga without movement

Restaurants with Healthy Meals Near Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center

Eco-Vegan Girl

It's that time of year again - Natural Products Expo West starts on March 7th! This business trade show is an amazing place for professionals in the health field to meet eachother, discover new products and introduce others to them.

Seth MacFarlane Offends Me. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Seth MacFarlane Offends Me. How is misogyny funny

8 Delicious Ways To Eat Tahini

Green Prophet

If you’ve got a jar of tahini going stale in the fridge, you’re missing out on all kinds of delicious flavor combinations that can make your meals special.

Love the Movie? Read the Book. ~ Terri Tremblett | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

At this year's Academy Awards, there were several movies that came to life because of the beautifully-crafted words of a novelist

The Unfiltered Truth about Water- an Infographic

Green Living Ideas

We learned last week that we are wasting liters of water each day from just our bathrooms- and now we have another great infographic to show us why it’s important for the whole world to conserve water.

Honduras?Land of Love & Peace? ~ Richard Phares | elephant.

Elephant Journal

Since the rule of Mel Zelaya, who became president of Honduras on January 27 2006, the number of senseless gruesome killings has multiplied

Roads: Why Fix Them When You Can Build More?

Sightline Daily

Go to the Washington transportation department’s website and you’ll find this: Our highest priority is maintaining and preserving the safe and long-lasting performance of existing infrastructure, facilities and services.

What I Learned from Born Again Christianity: My mother thought.

Elephant Journal

What I Learned from Born Again Christianity: My mother thought everything was knowable. This made her a very unhappy woman

Meat Free March!

Green Living Ideas

Are you ready to go meatless for a whole month? The Girls Gone Green , Julie Watkins is encouraging people to get healthy and take the No Meat March challenge during the month of March.

Everyday Acts of Sexual Violence?Why it's Important Not to Dismiss.

Elephant Journal

Don't stand for it. Don't just let it be. Raise your voice, and really say it, SCREAM it: Enough is enough