Mon.Dec 03, 2012

Qatar to Invest Up to $20 Billion in Solar

Green Prophet

Like Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, Qatar uses up a lot of its own fossil fuels – either to power energy-intensive desalination plants or complicated subsidies.

Happy Monday

Environmental Economics

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Emancipating the Rooming House

Sightline Daily

Studio apartment at Freedom Center, Portland. Photo courtesy of Freedom Center. They may not be for you, but rooming houses and other small, basic dwellings should not be against the law.

Shop Quickly with Novica Gift Finder - $30 Novica GC Giveaway ends 12/17

Hug a Tree with Me

Novica is the unique eStore brought to us by National Geographic that allows us easy access to beautiful handmade products made by artisans from all around the world.

‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Offers $10K Reward after Pit Bull Attacked


The animal-lover and co-creator of 'The Simpsons' is responding to a recent attack on a pit bull by offering a $10K reward for information. Read More The post ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Offers $10K Reward after Pit Bull Attacked appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News sam simon

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"A Reading for the Pigou Club"

Environmental Economics

Mankiw: From The New Yorker.    One disappointing quotation: "We would never propose a carbon tax, and have no intention of proposing one," [White House spokesman Jay] Carney told reporters. via

Terra Madre Day – December 10, 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The annual Terra Madre Day is upon us again and many organizations worldwide, especially the Slow Food Movement, are participating. Find a local event and get involved.

Society would be better off if we had endless access to below value goods and services

Environmental Economics

Wouldn't it be great if we were all on the southeast portion of our demand curves?

Epic Birding Weekend

10,000 Birds

Early on Saturday morning I dropped my family off at the airport. From that point on I was birding, except for a brief interlude on Saturday night when I ate dinner and spent the night at my folks’ house in Saugerties.

Beauty Recipe: Organic Restoring Jojoba Hot Oil Treatment

Hug a Tree with Me

Hot oil treatments are used predominantly in African American hair care to restore damage inflicted on hair due to chemical treatments such as relaxers and dyes. Homemade hot oil treatments are easy to make, simple, natural and inexpensive.

Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

Basking in reflected glory

Environmental Economics

A couple of my co-authors in Time magazine ( Will hurricane Sandy drive down coastal home prices ):  Anyone shopping for a home should consult National Flood Insurance Program maps to understand what the estimated risk of flooding is for their property, protect themselves with flood insurance, and possibly even decide against buying a home at all if it’s located in a flood-prone area.

To tree or not to?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now is the time of year again where millions of young spruce and fir trees are slain for one single purpose, namely to end up in people's homes for but a few days, or a week or two, as a so-called Christmas tree. This idea of the fir or spruce indoors is stupid in the extreme, to say the least, as far as I am concerned.

Cullasaja Club of Highlands for Relaxation, Fitness and Socialization 

Hug a Tree with Me

Human beings are social in nature. We long to be around people that share the same interests as we do, that is why clubs and groups exist. Parents looking to meet other parents may join a moms group, crafters who want to share and learn may join a crafting clubs and appreciators of serenity, relaxation and the finer thing may join country clubs. Country Clubs are private associations where people are united by shared interests.

COP 18: This Is Why We're All Here - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Four days after ? COP18 By Ashley Perez Four days, it's only been four days and I already feel like a whole other person. Let's start off with Qatar, a truly fascinating city right in the middle of the desert

Baran Group Anxious Over $14 Million Better Place Debt

Green Prophet

Inside a Better Place batter switching station: an idea born too soon?

Comedy (and Carbon Taxes) in Portland: December 5

Sightline Daily

Sightline Fellow Yoram Bauman—the inimitable standup economist —will be at Lewis & Clark College on Wednesday, December 5. The show starts at 7 pm in the Council Chambers (building 36 on this PDF ). It’s free and open to the public.

Activists Call for a ‘Robin Hood Tax’ to Boost Climate Change Fund

Green Prophet

Activists have gathered in Doha to press negotiators to put aside money from a ‘Robin Hood tax” to boost the climate change fund.

Satisfy Your Cravings with These Healthy Zucchini Fries


When thinking of a healthy french fry, think zucchini. When thinking of eating this at a McDonalds, wait for pigs to fly. Read More The post Satisfy Your Cravings with These Healthy Zucchini Fries appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Tatooed Ecologist Tristan Reid Treks Through Turkey To Save Wildlife

Green Prophet

One man’s efforts to prevent ecological disaster. It was the close of the day for us birdwatchers at the Hula Valley Bird Festival.

For $25 Justin Bieber Could Visit Your School


With a donation of just $25, a lucky fan could bring Bieber to their school. Read More The post For $25 Justin Bieber Could Visit Your School appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News justin bieber

7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

Green Living Ideas

We had a fun show last week. Thanks for some kind of satanic tech vortex we were unable to record the show and get the podcast out (but we do have some good notes, including a fun and easy DIY gift idea from GD Mizar - check out the show post for deets.).

It’s Official: Kate Middleton is Pregnant


Buckingham Palace confirms that Kate Middleton is pregnant and currently in the hospital recovering from severe morning sickness. Read More The post It’s Official: Kate Middleton is Pregnant appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living News Pop Culture Top News kate middleton

Global Electricity Initiative Launched at Doha


The World Energy Council (WEC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) are uniting their strengths in a new partnership announced today on the sidelines of the COP18 meeting in Doha.

Climbing the World’s Second Largest Tree in a Snowstorm (Video)


"The President" - a 3,200 year old, 224-foot giant sequoia - is now the world's number 2 largest tree. Read More The post Climbing the World’s Second Largest Tree in a Snowstorm (Video) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

Record Arctic Sea Melt,Multiple Extremes And High Temperatures


The years 2001–2011 were all among the warmest on record, and, according to the World Meteorological Organization, the first ten months indicate that 2012 will most likely be no exception despite the cooling influence of La Niña early in the year.

Suffocating The World in Plastic Bags


Climate Change Experience and Views


Americans' interpretations of global warming are influenced by both their personal experience and their existing beliefs, reports research in Nature Climate Change this week.