Tue.Feb 26, 2013

CHARTS: World's GMO Crop Fields Could Cover the US 1.5 Times.

Mother Jones

Despite persisting concerns over genetically modified crops, a new industry report (PDF) shows that GMO farming is taking off around the world. In 2012, GMO crops grew on about 420 million acres of land in 28 countries

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Nearsightedness and Nature-Deficit Disorder

Nature Conservancy - Science

Will kids read this eye chart better if they spend more time outdoors? Why are 80% of kids in Singapore nearsighted? Perhaps it’s a nature-deficit disorder. . Singapore has one of the highest rates of nearsightedness or myopia in the world, and parts of China and Taiwan are not far behind.

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Look Who’s Taking Coal Money: Seattle Times Investigates

Sightline Daily

On the front page of the Seattle Times today, reporter Brian M. Rosenthal has a first-rate investigative look at the supposedly green lobbying firms that are on the payroll of the coal industry.

The Trayvon Martin Killing, One Year Later | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

It's been one year since Trayvon Martin was confronted, shot, and killed in Florida by George Zimmerman. Ever since Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder last April in the death of the unarmed teen, a story

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9 Things Nobody Tells You about Recreational Drug Use in Your.

Elephant Journal

Recreational drug-taking can seem like oh so much fun and so very sophisticated when you escape the confines of high school and parents and otherwise well-meaning authorities who always told you drugs were bad

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Enviromesh and imitations

Green (Living) Review

Enviromesh and imitations A statement by Agralan Limited Enviromesh was introduced to the UK market in 1991 following several years of development in Europe. Before it was marketed Enviromesh had been tested for durability with 5 years continuous exposure.

Air Quality in the US- an Infographic

Green Living Ideas

We love infographics- super good information wrapped up in a nicely designed package! Last week we shared an infographic about the importance of water conservation , and today we have another infographic about the existing air quality here in the United States. Infographic authored by Oransi, LLC.

Let the woods be wild woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro), RFA, RFS, EcoFor Time and again this call is heard from misguided and misinformed self-styled experts on the environment and other individuals when woodland management programs are instigated.

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Makes one (me at least) pause and wonder

Environmental Economics

Nearly 30% of Americans with associate's degrees now make more than those with bachelor's degrees, according to Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. In fact, other recent research in several states shows that, on average, community college graduates right out of school make more than graduates of four-year universities.

Presidential Non-Power | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

In his column today, David Ignatius is pretty good about blaming our recent string of fiscal standoffs on the recklessness of congressional Republicans. But then he ends with this: So how can we get these incapacitated drivers

Stand-Up Economist: Transportation and climate bills

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman : In Oregon there are four carbon tax bills under consideration. I haven’t gone into the details, but if you want to then here’s the bills: HB 2497 (one of two from the House Revenue Committee); HB 2792 (Energy and Environment Committee, chaired by awesome Rep Jules Bailey ); HB 2874 (the other House Revenue Committee bill); and SB 537 (carbon tax study bill). Go Oregon! Finally, here in Washington there are some details on Judy Clibborn’s transportation package.

Morrissey Cancels Kimmel, Won’t Be on Same Show as Duck Dynasty


The singer, who was supposed to perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" tonight, has canceled his performance so as to not be associated with the cast of the show "Duck Dynasty". Read More The post Morrissey Cancels Kimmel, Won’t Be on Same Show as Duck Dynasty appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Film/TV Music News Top News morrissey

Robotic Surgery and the Low End of the Learning Curve | Mother.

Mother Jones

Austin Frakt points us today to a new study that compares the effectiveness of robotically assisted hysterectomies vs. laparoscopic surgery. "Both approaches provide benefits compared with open surgery," says an editorial in

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Conservancy Talk

Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! National Geographic ). Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? Guardian ). Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. ( CNN ). New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. Huffington Post Green ). Are you smarter than an elephant seal?

It's Time to Call a Filibuster a Filibuster | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

The trick for reporters is how to write about and talk about what's happened. Was there a filibuster? Of course. One more time: requiring 60 is a filibuster. Every Republican supports that standard. There are no

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Love Me True - A Letter To My Lover - Cindy Lee Lothian | elephant.

Elephant Journal

I have learned to shed all expectations others have of me and I found the self I had lost

I and the Bird: All the Ardeids

10,000 Birds

We’re going big with next month’s installment of I and the Bird. The family Ardeidae consists on long-legged, long-necked, long-beaked, water birds called waders in North America or maybe just herons, egrets, and bitterns everywhere else.

"Cesarean, Beyond the Wound" & Other Life Images. ~ Ana Álvarez.

Elephant Journal

Cesarean, Beyond the Wound & Other Life Images. ~ Ana Álvarez-Errecalde {Nudity & Childbirth

Literature, Sex, and Birds

10,000 Birds

Jonathan Franzen gets it right in this interview by Susan Cosier for Audubon Magazine. In response to being asked what got him into birding he said the following: In May of 2000 they came to New York to see us, and we went out into Central Park birding with them.

The RePEc Biblio

Environmental Economics

From the RePEc Blog : We are proud to announce the launch of the latest RePEc initiative, the RePEc Biblio. This is a hand-selected collection of the most relevant articles and papers on a wide variety of economics topics.

Tutorhub - Quality One on One Online Tutoring 

Hug a Tree with Me

Tutors are valuable academic aids that students can turn to when they feel like they need help beyond what they are receiving in their school setting.

Crown Paints Lifts The Lid On Major Recycling Scheme To Mark Climate Week

Green (Living) Review

Householders are being given the chance to free up the sheds, garages and cupboards of the nation to mark Crown Paints’ partnership with Climate Week.

Smart Grid: Changing Our Energy Infrastructure

Green Home Blog

There may come a day when a light switch, house key or wallet all become things of the past. Instead we will become a one device carrying society able to control virtually every aspect of our lives via remote location or from our living room couch.

Dedicated Decorators Help Make House a Home for Dion

Green (Living) Review

Kind-hearted DIY enthusiasts helped to paint a smile on the faces of thousands of people, including the family of 2 year-old boy with leukaemia, last year, by donating over 465 tonnes of leftover re-usable paint to brighten up homes and communities across the UK.

Daily demand and supply: The "crack spread"?

Environmental Economics

That is a new term for me! The Energy Department’s in-house number crunchers say recent gasoline price spikes can’t really be laid at the feet of crude oil prices, which generally play a big role in what drivers pay at the pump.

The Giving Birders: Are They Out There?

10,000 Birds

Mountain Plover and many other grassland birds have populations in steep decline. Private property holders with prairie/agricultural land can potentially make a big difference in maintaining and recovering populations of many of these charismatic species.

Question of the day

Environmental Economics

What would you do with additional tax revenues this week? Jack Lew, the White House nominee for Treasury secretary, says President Obama’s second-term vow to confront climate change will not lead to proposals to tax carbon dioxide emissions. The administration has not proposed a carbon tax, nor is it planning to do so,” Lew said in written responses to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which will vote on Lew’s nomination Tuesday.

Salazar: On Energy, Expect Four More Years of the Same | Mother.

Mother Jones

Ken Salazar confers with the heads of Cape Wind, which he predicts will this year become the US's first offshore wind farm to break ground. Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk. If you aren't happy with President Obama's plan for

Emily Deschanel Raising Son in Non-Toxic, Meat-Free Home


Bones' actress Emily Deschanel is raising her baby, Henry, in a non-toxic environment and keeps him on a meat-free diet. Read More The post Emily Deschanel Raising Son in Non-Toxic, Meat-Free Home appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegetarian emily deschanel

Two Strolls Forward, One Stroll Back

Sightline Daily

flickr, Oran Viriyincy Seattle-area parents and other caregivers may now bring open strollers aboard King County Metro buses, something that Sightline suggested in these posts. By allowing wee ones’ wheels on its buses, Metro has shown it wants to be a family-friendly transit agency.

Goo Goo Dolls’ Mike Malinin Dishes on his Vegan Lifestyle


By Mike Malinin | Originally posted on VegNews.com Mike Malinin isn’t just the drummer of chart-topping rock band the Goo Goo Dolls—he’s a vegan with a goal: to eat well Read More The post Goo Goo Dolls’ Mike Malinin Dishes on his Vegan Lifestyle appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Golan Heights Slated for Oil and Gas Drilling…and Environmental Damage?

Green Prophet

With everything else, this Hamat gader croc may have to put up with oil well drilling as well.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dawson from ‘Survivor’ Talks Veg and Green Living


Survivor' alum Sarah Dawson talks how the game changed her for the better, and how she lives a green and veg-friendly lifestyle. Read More The post EXCLUSIVE: Dawson from ‘Survivor’ Talks Veg and Green Living appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News Vegetarian sarah dawson

Jack Lew's Deal Explained | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Yesterday I asked for an innocent explanation of Jack Lew's deal with Citi, which guaranteed him a bonus if he left the company for a senior position with the federal government. Mark Kleiman, who says Lew is an old friend