Thu.Feb 07, 2013

Coursera’s Free and Green Harvard, Princeton and Stanford University Courses

Green Prophet

Got internet access? Then you also have admission to university-level education, absolutely free and with fully flexible class times. Been itching to up your game in an area of science or energy? Want to be more confident when jumping into the climate change debate?

Climate Message Essentials for All Six Americas

Sightline Daily

Moyers & Company If you haven’t yet watched Bill Moyers’ interview with research scientist and climate change communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz , I recommend doing it ASAP. Stream it on the Bill Moyers & Company website).

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Actor James Cromwell Arrested in PETA Protest


Cromwell and a PETA activist burst into a university board meeting to protest the use of cats as lab animals. Read More The post Actor James Cromwell Arrested in PETA Protest appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News james-cromwell

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Soaring Vertical Garden Greens Al-Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Anyone who has been paying attention will have noticed that a host of exciting new green projects are popping up all over the Middle East, including the soaring vertical garden at the Al-Sultan Ibrahim restaurant in Maameltein, Lebanon.

This is What a Melting Glacier Sounds Like | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

If a glacier melts in the Arctic and there's no one around, does it make a sound? Jonathan Perl thinks it does. The City College of New York musicologist was asked by climatologist Marco Tedesco to translate data records on

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Lucy Lawless Sentenced to Community Service for Eco Protest


Today, actress and Green Peace volunteer Lucy Lawless was sentenced along with six of her fellow protesters for trespassing on Noble Discover. Read More The post Lucy Lawless Sentenced to Community Service for Eco Protest appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News lucy lawless

Beat inflation with cultivation

Green (Living) Review

Grow food, save money, plant a garden today by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Planting a vegetable garden and growing your own food is, first of all, very satisfying and in addition to that it also gives you homegrown great tasting food and saves you money. A garden can be grown in even the smallest spaces and although you may not feed an entire family from what you can grow in a few containers it, nevertheless, can help.

Racial Resentment and Fox News | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Edsall sees this as a crucial through-line in the ongoing story of GOP extremism. Growing racial resentment has deepened the conservatism of right-wing Republicans, and contributed to their total rejection of President

Super Bowl Ad ‘God Made A Farmer’ Gets ‘Factory Farm’ Parody


If you were one of the millions touched by Chrysler’s “God Made A Farmer” Super Bowl ad, but nonetheless jaded over its fairy tale portrayal of the modern American farm, Read More The post Super Bowl Ad ‘God Made A Farmer’ Gets ‘Factory Farm’ Parody appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Pop Culture Top News

Egypt’s Frightening Food Poverty On The Rise

Green Prophet

According to a recent report, 81% of Egyptians don’t have enough to cover their monthly food bill. A recent government survey has revealed an increasing number of Egyptians are struggling to clothe and feed themselves whilst keeping a roof over their heads.

PA Passes Bill Forcing Abusers to Pay Care for Seized Animals


The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is punishing animal abusers by making them pay for animal care of seized animals. Read More The post PA Passes Bill Forcing Abusers to Pay Care for Seized Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Subsidies for marine mammals

Environmental Economics

The Sports Economist is going to have a hissy fit: the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross made it official today—they want to make $400 million worth of renovations to Sun Life Stadium, and they want state and local governments to pay for some, possibly most of it.

Anhinga Trail at Dawn — a Wildlife Spectacle

10,000 Birds

Every year from around January through the end of March, Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park comes alive as water levels throughout the park drop and force birds to concentrate around more permanent water sources.

?Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing?

Green Home Blog

Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing? More and more people are opting for electric or hybrid vehicles even if they have to pay a little more. It is a good sign that the mindset is beginning to change.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2013

10,000 Birds

I can think of so many more interesting things to think about than the weather, and yet one cannot contemplate a winter weekend without checking the forecast. You lucky souls in stable climes don’t know how good you have it, always being prepared for what the weekend holds.

"Cuomo Seeking Home Buyouts in Flood Zones"

Environmental Economics

NY Times : Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing to spend as much as $400 million to purchase homes wrecked by Hurricane Sandy, have them demolished and then preserve the flood-prone land permanently, as undeveloped coastline.

Mesmerizing – Watch eBird Submissions Live

10,000 Birds

The new feature on eBird, which allows you to see checklists pop up on the world map as they are submitted, is strangely hypnotic and soothing. Check it out ! Birding eBird listing

Just when I thought I was perfect

Environmental Economics

I'm cleaning some data and noticed this in the final comments box: The time for arrival should say 12 PM not 12 AM. In my humble oppinion, that was an error that should have been caught before ASU students submitted this survey for the general public.

Gore Backs Harvard Divestment Campaign | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

In December, we reported on students on campuses across the country who have been working to get their universities to drop their investments in fossil fuels. Harvard's divestment campaign got a big boost on Wednesday as

Another university cheating scandal

Environmental Economics

This time it was (allegedly) for $923k:  Sylvia Nasar, a longtime journalism professor and prize-winning author, says the university underpaid her from an endowment fund dedicated to provide her with compensation. Nasar, a former economics reporter for The New York Times, won acclaim for A Beautiful Mind, a 1998 biography of John F. Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who has suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. The book was later adapted into an Oscar-winning movie.

Guest post: what’s green about the East Midlands?

Green Traveler Guides

| Why Go Now | Okay, class—quiz time: Where is East Midlands? No one? Then here are a few hints: The area is known historically for its food. To wit: Red Leicester, the Lincolnshire sausage, the Melton Mowbray pork pie, Stilton, the Bakewell tart and the Bramley apple. Lawrence is its best-known [.] Guest post: what’s green about the East Midlands? is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. East Midlands England Europe Leicester United Kingdom Green Tourism Business Scheme

ECU claims their slogan was "pirated"

Environmental Economics

Today started over there and yesterday started around back: A North Carolina university and a major technology company are tangled up in a court battle over which one of them has the right to turn an existential statement into a dull marketing slogan. According to Reuters, East Carolina University is suing Cisco Systems Inc.

Where to Go for a Healthy, Green Holiday Diet

Living Green & Saving Energy

It is fairly common to go on holiday and come back a few pounds heavier than when we left. As well as this, when we take a trip away we also run the risk of eating in a less planet friendly way and undoing some of the environmentally friendly habits which we have used during [.]. green travel green vacation healthy food healthy holidays

"IRBs Gone Wild"

Environmental Economics

The Door: I had one--thankfully, just one--experience similar to Peter Klein's. So, even social-science researchers must receive IRB training and have individual research projects — yes, every research project that involves “human subjects,”  which includes research using secondary data  — approved by the campus IRB. The data I used had already been gathered and was completely anonymous.

Bear Grylls Bringing New Show to Discovery

Wend Magazine

Bear Grylls is bringing his own brand of survival reality televison back to Discovery less than a year after leaving the network after contract issues arose. The new show, Ultimate Survivors , will pit Grylls versus forbidding locales and reenactments of famous stories of survival. Both sides seem pleased with the reunion and Grylls said this in a statement : “I am super excited to be working with Discovery again – the channel where the Man Vs Wild journey began,” said Bear Grylls.

Remember that day when we got all worried that they were going to raise the RGGI cap? And we drank all that beer and we went over to the McWeenie's place and turned over their trash cans?

Environmental Economics

Yeah, that was great. Well, it appears that the op-ed guys either (a) turned the tide with their well written piece or (b) overreacted to something harmless that they heard around town (psst, didja hear they're raising the RGGI cap?).

Keeping Score in Today's Republican Cage Match | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Jonathan Collegio, one of Karl Rove's minions at his new Conservative Victory Project, raised some eyebrows yesterday when he called Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative Media Research Center, a "hater

The Stand-Up Economist continues to be not funny

Environmental Economics

By trying to destroy jobs: Our test-run initiative (I-1271, full text here ) has now received a ballot title and summary, which are the items that appear on the ballot. The full text appears in the voters pamphlet.). Ballot Title: Initiative Measure No. 1271 concerns a carbon tax on fossil fuels. This measure would levy a tax on fossil fuels, based on their greenhouse gas emissions.

NYC Styrofoam Ban Might Actually Happen


Attention NYC eateries: It may be time to start thinking beyond styrofoam. A sanitation official Wednesday revealed that a potential ban on the white stuff is under discussion as part Read More The post NYC Styrofoam Ban Might Actually Happen appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Thank goodness

Environmental Economics

I was having trouble sleeping at night: According to reports from across the nation, all 315 million residents of the United States exhaled in relief and expressed a contented sense of reassurance Friday on news that the ExxonMobil Corporation had recorded nearly $45 billion in profits last year. “Oh, Oh, thank God!”

Let’s Get A Horse-Meat Nosh At Burger King. Not.

Green Prophet

The British fast-food chain hid up to 30% horse meat in its juicy burgers, then denied it. The British, most of whom regard eating horse as something like eating dogs , were rocked by the news that the burgers they loved were filled out with cheap horse meat.

Sir David Attenborough Shares a Moment with a Blind Baby Rhino (Video)


During the concluding episode of the BBC’s “Africa” documentary special (which also gave us the hysterical “OMG Squirrel” moment) Sir David Attenborough shared an intimate moment with a blind baby rhinoceros. Read More The post Sir David Attenborough Shares a Moment with a Blind Baby Rhino (Video) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News david attenborough

Where Your Gas Money Goes - How the Oil Companies Profit from Your Pain at the Pump


Several major oil companies recently released their 2012 earnings, and their profits soared to new heights. It is not breaking news that oil companies reap huge benefits from our oil use.

Ne-Yo Goes from Vegan to Dairy-Free Pescetarian


On new years day singer Ne-Yo announced that he was going vegan to test his own discipline and due to his concerns about farm animal welfare. Read More The post Ne-Yo Goes from Vegan to Dairy-Free Pescetarian appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan ne-yo