Mon.Jan 07, 2013

Sugar Wax – An Ancient Arabic Beauty Secret

Green Prophet

Many beauty regimens do more harm than good as many products contain harsh chemicals including toxins, hormone disruptors and even pesticides ! But we have scouted out an ancient Arabic beauty regimen that does not threaten your body or your bank account for that matter.

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7 ‘Health Foods’ to Avoid in a Healthy Diet


By Michelle Schoffro Cook, There are many foods and beverages believed to be healthy that may actually be harmful to health. The confusion is mostly thanks to some savvy but Read More The post 7 ‘Health Foods’ to Avoid in a Healthy Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

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Would You Fly By Sun and a Solar Impulse?

Green Prophet

They took their pilot run from Europe to Morocco, now the Swiss solar plane will fly across America. Sometime next summer, an airplane with the wingspan of an Airbus A340 but weighing not much more than a Toyota will fly from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., and on to New York.

‘Battleground: Rhino Wars’ to Premiere on Animal Planet


Along with the not-so-unexpected announcement that Animal Planet was renewing its hit ”Whale Wars” for a sixth season was the reveal of another conservation-themed reality mini-series titled “Battleground: Rhino Wars.” ” Read More The post ‘Battleground: Rhino Wars’ to Premiere on Animal Planet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News

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Daily Demand and Supply: Decreased supply doesn't increase demand

Environmental Economics

For as long as I can remember we have had a subscription to Reader's Digest because, well, let's just say that the articles are just the right length for 'browsing.' '   Anyway, yesterday I was 'browsing' and came across this misguided gem: Why a Sports Ticket Costs What it Costs:  College Football $100-$3,000. Shorter schedules and fewer home games than the pros increase demand. Sheesh.    Changes in the supply of tickets do not affect demand. 

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Yemeni Girls Solar Power Post-Revolution Darkness

Green Prophet

A group of Yemeni high school girls have created a suite of solar-powered gadgets to help illuminate their country’s post-revolution darkness. When the first revolutions began to sweep through the Arab world, we were all so hopeful about the changes to follow.

NFL Players Strip for PETA’s Anti-Fur Campaign (NSFW)


NFL stars Bret Lockett of the NY Jets and Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills are the latest big names to strip down for PETA’s “Ink Not Mink” campaign. Way Read More The post NFL Players Strip for PETA’s Anti-Fur Campaign (NSFW) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Sports Top News

RecycloEgy Aims to Scrub Cairo’s Black Cloud and Make Money

Green Prophet

Every year when farmers start harvesting their sugar cane, maize and other crops, Cairenes brace themselves for what is ominously known as “ The Black Cloud.”

So You Think You Want to Go Solar?

Green Home Blog

So You Think You Want to Go Solar? You’ve got your solar-powered battery charger to keep e-waste in check, and your hybrid solar LED lantern to make sure you’re never left in the dark. You even have a solar swimming pool cover, which delivers heat from the sun to your Caribbean-blue pool.

Music Mondays: Bombino

Wend Magazine

BOMBINO. Welcome to Madelaine’s Music Mondays , soon to be one of your favorite WEND Magazine blog features. Today, I’d love to share with you one of my favorite world artists — Tuaregian guitar sensation Bombino.

Energy Efficiency Tips for the Office

Living Green & Saving Energy

Energy Efficiency Tips for the Office, how to improve energy efficiency and lower costs at the office. easy green living tip green business practices green work habits how to go green saving energy energy efficiency in workplace energy efficiency tips money-saving tips for the office

The law of unintended consequences strikes againnvironment - Yahoo! News

Environmental Economics

Back in 2009, the “ Cash for Clunkers ” federal program was supposed to be a boon for the environment and the economy. During a limited time, consumers could trade in an old gas-guzzling used car for up to $4,500 cash back towards the purchase of a fuel-efficient new car.

My Year in Birding 2012

10,000 Birds

Two-thousand-twelve was a pretty darn good year for me birding-wise and otherwise. Seeing 525 species was nice, as was the fact that I birded in four countries, nine of the fifty states in the United States, and fifty-one counties.

So what if the cart is before the horse?

Environmental Economics

Here is an interesting perspective, for all you revenue recycling fans (increase environmental taxes and decrease income taxes), we've just permanently cut income taxes for 99%+. Now it is time to pay for those tax cuts (since the Laffer curve is upward sloping in this range of tax rates). 

2013 ABA Bird of the Year!

10,000 Birds

The 2013 ABA Bird of the Year has been announced. Congratulations to the Common Nighthawk ! It’s a nice bird, though no Green Heron. It’s well worth clicking over to the ABA Blog and checking out the video announcing the 2013 selection. Seriously. Asides ABA

Ecolabeling survey

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: We are currently undertaking a research project on the buying habits of consumers related to ecolabeled products. The project is based on a questionnaire. The questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes for completion.    For the language-specific questionnaire please follow the link below: - English version. French version. German version.

State Dept to Review Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The State Department finds itself in the uncomfortable position of being the lead permitting agency for tar sands pipeline projects that would bring dangerous Canadian bitumen into the U.S. Tar sands pipelines bring with them

Congratulations to John (and all of the other University faculty members out there) for living a stress-free life*

Environmental Economics

From : And the winner of Least Stressful Job of 2013 is … university professor!(Cue Cue the commencement music.)Professor Professor is a newcomer to the list this year, and it shot straight to the top."If "If you look at the criteria for stressful jobs, things like working under. deadlines, physical demands of the job, environmental conditions. hazards, is your life at risk, are you responsible for the life of.

Visualizing Migrant Workers’ Rights in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Why and how have migrant domestic worker’s rights been violated in Lebanon?

Will 2013 be the year of the carbon tax blog post?

Environmental Economics

Now that we've broken the no-new-taxes-ever-again pledge, maybe there is a non-zero probability that carbon taxes might be considered. Here is some evidence from Ireland that a carbon tax might be a decent idea: Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause.

Bieber Meets with 7-Year-Old Fan Too Sick to Go to Concert


When 7 year old Millie Flamm had to sell her Justin Bieber concert tickets because she was too sick to attend, she was heartbroken. Read More The post Bieber Meets with 7-Year-Old Fan Too Sick to Go to Concert appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News justin bieber

After increased taxes for the.01%, could a carbon tax be the least onerous tax increase?

Environmental Economics

If 2013 isn't the year of the carbon tax post, at least 1/7/13 can be declared carbon tax post day. From  From Slate via E2 Wire : Fifty-fix percent of people in the U.S. would support a tax on carbon emissions that would cost roughly $600 per year to help cut the deficit, according to a new poll. The finding arrives as carbon tax proposals are generating increased interest among policy wonks and climate activists, although political leaders in both parties have spurned the idea.

The Green Can is recycling for everyone!

Green Living Ideas

Many things in life are not financially profitable, however that doesn’t mean they are not the correct thing to do. Recycling typically falls into this category, and The Green Can has found a way to correct this social issue and others at the same time.

Australia Swelters and Burns. PM Julia Gillard Makes the Climate Change Link


As Australia braces for what is being called one of the most extreme fire risk days ever in New South Wales today, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made the clear link with climate change.

Farewells, Buddha Bellies & Tips for a Greener Home

Green Living Ideas

GD Mizar & GD Jamie. Happy 2013! After a short holiday break, we are back in the studio – wooohoooo! Listen to this week’s Green Divas Radio Show podcast or have fun reading the highlights below!

Re-volv Solar Community Power


You can help these guys get the solar seed fund up and running by contributing here.Each project pays its lease from savings to the next project. They have already raised the first target of $10,000 for their first solar energy project and are working on making more happen

An American Entrepreneur Learns Eco-Living in Japan

Green Living Ideas

Greetings from Japan, readers! I have been studying Japanese paper making the past month and will continue traveling in Japan through the New Year. As part of my education, I am learning the Japanese way of life that includes recycling, eco-living, and less waste.

Australia Wild Fires -Tasmania Now- Where Next ?


Bushfires are still burning out of control in southeast Tasmania,as very high temperatures and strong winds persist. The wall of fire is 15 kilometres across. Many people are now coming grips with the destruction causes by the flames that have already raged through.

Climate Change: Don’t Forget to Count the Costs


Large-scale cultivation of biofuels in Europe could lead to increased human mortality and crop losses. These findings, published online in Nature Climate Change, demonstrate that the wider implications of biofuel cultivation need to be assessed alongside their potential to save carbon.