Wed.Jan 09, 2013

10 Green Prophets for 2012

Green Prophet

The year in retrospect has been a positive one. Despite civil unrest, dangerous regimes, and appalling environmental crimes and neglect, there are good green things afoot for the Middle East.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Releasing Vegetarian-Friendly Cookbook

Eccorazzi

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is releasing a new cookbook in April full of healthy, energetic recipes. Read More The post Gwyneth Paltrow Releasing Vegetarian-Friendly Cookbook appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegetarian gwyneth paltrow

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Severe Weather Causing Middle East Mayhem and Deaths

Green Prophet

Roads have become rivers throughout Amman, Jordan after three days of torrential rainfall. Strong winds and falling temperatures have literally put this city on ice. Severe weather is pummeling the Middle East. Latest reports puts the death toll at dozens.

Thomas Friedman: The market and mother nature

Environmental Economics

I'm having a hard time trying to find something to disagree with in this column. Here is the conclusion: We can’t go off coal overnight, and we can’t go into recession by cutting spending overnight, but we need to start tapping on the brakes in both realms by agreeing on spending cuts, tax increases and new investments that would be phased in as the economy improves, as well as higher efficiency standards for power plants, buildings, vehicles and appliances that would be phased in, too.

Masdar’s Winning Blog: Demystifying the Water-Energy Nexus

Green Prophet

If you are among the 70 or more bloggers who submitted an entry to Masdar’s blogging competition , or simply want to know what it takes to impress the jury of one of the leading promoters of sustainable technology and renewable energy , then this post might appeal to you.

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12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part I - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

At the Sierra Club, we can't thank our members and supporters enough for helping us achieve so many accomplishments in 2012 and making green resolutions for the new year. Here's one more way you can stay connected

Stem Cell-derived Skin Care Products: Risky, Disturbing, and Unregulated

Eco Chic

Stem cell creams and treatments are being offered over the counter and in personalized formats via high-end cosmetics companies (and a few well-known department store brands).

California Issues Draft of First Fracking Regulations

Celsias

On December 18, California issued its first-ever fracking regulations that would require oil and gas companies to report where they are using hydraulic fracturing ten days before starting operation as well as disclosing what chemicals they are using.

Big Years in 2013

10,000 Birds

On a Big Year, every species counts equally, even the lowly House Sparrow. Last year saw quite a few big year records fall to dedicated birders. There are, of course, more big years happening this year. What records will fall in 2013?

Hot in, so hot in here!

Environmental Economics

Brown-headed Gull

10,000 Birds

At the time this post goes live I’ll be wandering around Hong Hong in a bemused state of mind trying to identify not only the native birds but the multitude of other species released by the inhabitants into the area.

Gauging the Gear: Iphone 5 Cases – Part One

Wend Magazine

A cell phone is now a requisite safety device for backcountry adventures, as even the remote possibility to contact the outside world or be triangulated into safety just because you turned on your phone is worth the extra weight.

Top 10 Super Green Celebrity Women: How Might they Contribute to the Holidays?

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Super Green Celebrity Women: How Might they Contribute to the Holidays? Once in a while it is fun to peek under the celebrity veil. Celebrities who embrace the green movement send a message to many of their fans and beyond. Therefore, any green message that can sweep the globe through such an influence is always a plus, especially during the holidays. Gisele Bundchen.

I am, getting so hot, I wanna take my clothes off*

Environmental Economics

Let the excuses begin. The past year saw a mild winter give way to a balmier-than-normal spring, followed by a sweltering summer and high temperatures that lingered into the fall, all punctuated by extreme drought and intense storms. Now 2012 is officially in the books as the hottest year on record for the continental United States and the second-worst for "extreme" weather such as hurricanes, droughts or floods, the U.S. government announced Tuesday. The year's average temperature of 55.3

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Responsible trade can help countries develop sustainably, foster a healthy environment, and expand the use of clean energy. But when used irresponsibly, trade and investment agreements do more harm than good

Win Ian Somerhalder’s Personal Copy of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Eccorazzi

Ian Somerhalder giving away his copy of 'Fifty Shades' with personal note, if fans help raise money for his foundation. Read More The post Win Ian Somerhalder’s Personal Copy of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News ian somerhalder

Would-be Coal Exporters Scheme To Avoid Paying Worker Benefits

Sightline Daily

This is appalling. Amid all the “jobs, jobs” cheers from Northwest coal export proponents, two of the biggest players in the debate have embarked on a scheme to weasel out of paying retirement and health benefits to their workers. In a nutshell, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal spun off companies that became Patriot Coal, saddled them with as much of their worker-benefit and environmental liability as they could get away with, and then watched as Patriot went bust.

Paul Watson Stands Down from Lead Role in Anti-Whaling Exercise -Australian Chapter Takes Over

Celsias

The Australian Chapter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has announced it will direct the organization’s ninth Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Zero Tolerance. Sea Shepherd founder and President, Captain Paul Watson, has stepped down from Sea Shepherd U.S.

The Alexia Foundation Supports Photographers as Agents for Change

Celsias

The most important issues of our time – the most important events in history – many of us can recall the photographs in our heads and the stories that they brought to life.

UK Scheme Turns Old Cars Into New Trees

Celsias

Scrap Car Plant Tree hopes to encourage owners of old cars to donate the vehicle in order to raise money for creating new green areas in UK cities.