Fri.Feb 15, 2013

Fish Get Stoned, Too | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Human anti-anxiety meds are making fish tweak out, according to a study published in the latest issue of Science. No, this has nothing to do with the small, but dedicated group of pet-owners who try to blow pot smoke into their

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Launching Organic Wine Line


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in the midst of releasing an organic wine product this year. Read More The post Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Launching Organic Wine Line appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News angelina jolie brad pitt

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Ambre’s Shaky Finances: Rebutting the Response

Sightline Daily

Gard Communications, the P.R. firm that speaks for Ambre Energy , released a response to our report on Ambre’s finances yesterday. Or should I say “pre-sponse.” ” You see, a ccording to the information (the “ metadata “) in the computer file that Gard distributed, their “pre-buttal” was last edited on Wednesday at 9:33 a.m.—but —but we didn’t publish the report on our website until 10:24 that morning.

Defensive Landscaping

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What do we mean by defensive landscaping? In military terms this is also referred to as the killing zone, which is a cleared area around a base. But this is not the way it works in the civilian setting of protecting a property. However, to a degree similarities exist but there is more to it when it comes to landscaping for protection and defense than barbed wire and such as in protecting a military base.

Nolcha Highlights Indy Designers: Glocal Connection, Amy Delson, Jess Rizzuti, and More

Eco Chic

Nolcha Fashion Week’s Fashion Lounge + Media Brunch at Yotel yesterday integrated local eco-production alongside independent designers, including Glocal Connection , Jess Rizzuti , Lilly Lorraine , Amy Delson , and Marko Taylor.

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When it Comes to Chuck Hagel, It's Not Business, It's Personal.

Mother Jones

The persistent opposition by Senate Republicans to Chuck Hagel's nomination as Defense secretary isn't just about his national security views. It's also deeply personal. President Obama's choice of the former Republican

PhD Comics: Budget Sequestration Explained

Environmental Economics

Source: PhD Comics

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2013

10,000 Birds

How I’d love to be pelagic birding in New Zealand right now! What could be ( better / worse ) than the last dregs of winter? How about a week during that winter when your kids are not in school? How ( awesome / less than awesome ).

10 Small Business Green Advertising Tips

Green Home Blog

10 Small Business Green Advertising Tips. Each year it gets harder to compete with the barrage of super stores swallowing up small business opportunities. That is why, if you own a small business, you have to constantly think outside the box to bring in customers.

Call for Papers: AERE Sessions at the Southern Economic Association Meetings

Environmental Economics

Southern Economic Association Meetings. November 23-25, 2013. Tampa Florida. The SEA 2013 Annual  Meeting will be held November 23-25, 2013 (Saturday through Monday) at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in. Tampa, Florida. Authors wishing to have a paper considered for the AERE.

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

10,000 Birds

The single greatest challenge facing any book of science writing is balance.

So true, so true

Environmental Economics

I stumbled across my rate my professor page while digging out some old teaching stuff and found two new entries (the first two since 2009). Here is the best one: He is not suited to teach an ECON 2030 course whatsoever. I found his lectures completely inconsistant with what was on the exams.

What is the National Bird of Jamaica?

10,000 Birds

The national bird of Jamaica is the Red-billed Streamertail , known colloquially as the Doctor Bird and scientifically as Trochilus polytmus. It is endemic to the island of Jamaica, which means that Jamaica is the only place in the world where the Red-billed Streamertail can be found.

Friday Valentine Cat Blogging - 15 February 2013 | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

It's not too late for some Valentine's Day catblogging, is it? Of course not. Today I have two cats for you. On the top is a picture from one of my childhood books, The Valentine Cat. It features a poor-but-honest shoemaker's

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Environmental and Urban Economics: James Heckman's 30 Second Media Clip on Investing in Kids

Environmental Economics

Who can oppose a public policy that causes economic growth and reduces income inequality?   In this NBC clip, Jim Heckman concisely makes his case for early interventions.   The only problem with Dr. Heckman's solution is that the investment's effects will only be observed in the medium term and policy makers want instant results.   I would suggest sharply raising the gas tax and using this revenue to finance Heckman's field experiment.

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

Classroom games for environmental economics

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I found your webpage of economics games, and I was wondering if you would mind if I used the games in my classroom as well? I am teaching an introductory environmental economics course. I saw your web page and thought a lot of the games would be great to communicate the economic principles for students that if I were to use any math would get lost and frustrated very quickly. ps I find your overall blog to be excellent. Yes, of course (and thanks!). 

Here's How Billionaires Launder Their Climate-Denial Cash | Mother.

Mother Jones

Over the past decade, it has funded the right's assault on labor unions, climate scientists, public schools, economic regulations, and the very premise of activist government. Yet unlike its nearest counterpart on the progressive

Field Research

Environmental Economics

I'm off for the long weekend to checkout the short term effects of climate change on snow coverage in the Colorado Rockies

For Valentine's Day Weekend 2013: Witches, Zombies, Nicholas.

Mother Jones

It's Valentine's/Presidents Day Weekend 2013, and your lover or spouse wants you to spend money on a night on the town. For some, that might involve a couple of hours together in a crowded air-conditioned chain movie

Faith Community, National Preach-In Challenge Leaders on Climate.

Sierra Club Compass

"People of all traditions and faiths need to ask ourselves hard questions about how our religious convictions call us to use the rich but limited resources of our earthly home," said Reverend Ian W. Riddell. That was the

Egypt’s First Female Dive Master Speaks Out

Green Prophet

Egypt has certified the country’s first female dive master – a devout Muslim who refers to herself as a feminist. With coveted dive spots scattered all along the Red Sea, the ecologically-threatened Sinai Peninsula attracts scores of Egyptian and foreign visitors every year.

WATCH: Meteorites Crash Into Russia Causing Explosions and Injuries


Earlier today a meteor shower crashed into Russia causing explosions, hundreds of injuries, and the evacuation of schools and businesses in the area. Read More The post WATCH: Meteorites Crash Into Russia Causing Explosions and Injuries appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News

Weekend Reading 2/15/13

Sightline Daily

Clark. Last week was a big week in science. Bionic eyes. 3-D stem cell printers. The possibility of billions of earth-like planets in the galaxy. And a reconstruction of the first placental mammal. It’s a big, interesting world out there, folks. Lots of research has shown that marriage is good for you. But this study suggests that it may just be companionship, and not marriage per se , that boosts wellbeing; and that there are few measurable differences between cohabitation and marriage.

Finding Natural Supplements To Support Your Vegan Lifestyle


Following a vegan lifestyle means forgoing meat, seafood and dairy products. A vegan diet consists of plan-based foods such as beans, legumes and broccoli. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, whose family introduced Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, discovered the healthy side of being a vegetarian back in 1990s.

Keep your Body Warm & Well during the Wintertime with Vegan Soups

Green Living Ideas

Wintertime is the perfect time to get yourself into the kitchen. Making homemade soup is a great introduction to home cooking- and it makes your kitchen nice and warm too!

Bloomberg Seeks Ban on Plastic Ban Packaging


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose in his final State of the City address today a citywide ban on plastic-foam food packaging from stores and restaurants.

Celebrate your Right to Dry!

Green Living Ideas

Restore your right to line dry! Celebrate YOUR right to dry! Did you know that in some communities it is actually illegal to dry your clothes outside?

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New Policy Can Put the EU on Track to Reach 100% Renewable Energy


WWF has launched a new report – Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy – which shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable energy system by 2050. It comes just as the European Commission is beginning to consider post-2020 climate and energy plans.