Wed.Dec 05, 2012

The Oreo Made Gluten-Free, Vegan and Almost Raw

Eccorazzi

Since its introduction in 1912, NaBisCo’s Oreo cookie has becoming the best selling cookie of the 20th century in the U.S. Read More The post The Oreo Made Gluten-Free, Vegan and Almost Raw appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

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Thought police strikes

Green (Living) Review

Foster parents have kids removed because they are members of UKIP by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Simple membership in a legal political party has been ruled as grounds to remove foster children from their carers, where they, to all intents and purposes, were happy. The council regards UKIP as a racist organization simply because of its stance on the EU and on immigration.

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COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

As the COP18 climate talks drag into their second week, for some the reality of a changing climate is striking home. In the Long-Term Cooperative Agreement Plenary session yesterday, a delegate from the Philippines said

World Bank Warns Arab World About Action on Climate Change

Green Prophet

Consequences of climate change especially acute in the Arab world, and traditional methods for coping with climate are severely stressed finds new World Bank assessment. . All eyes are on Qatar now as the country hosts the UN-sponsored climate change event COP18.

BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon.

Sierra Club Compass

Today the Sierra Club delivered the following letter calling on the Obama Administration to hold BP fully responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster -- the largest environmental disaster in American history

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Cuddly toy tops list of most treasured Christmas presents

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) With Christmas fast approaching most people will be beginning to think about Christmas presents and what to buy, particularly for children. Finding the perfect present under the tree can be a magical moment and a recent survey has found that 39% of people have kept a Christmas present they received as a child.

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A Twitter Account By Those That Tweet (And Spout Gibberish)

10,000 Birds

Latvian artist Voldemars Dudums came up with a pretty darn cool idea. He covered a keyboard in bacon fat, hooked it up to a twitter account, and put it out for the birds. You can follow the account here though it has been some time since the birds were actually pecking at the keys. Asides

SOIL: THE PLATFORM FOR LIFE

Green (Living) Review

On World Soil Day, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) recognises the significance of soils to human welfare and supports action to protect this valuable resource. World Soil Day is an annual celebration on the 5th of December which aims to highlight the importance of soil to societies across the world, and the need to use it sustainably. Soil is a fundamental natural resource, the cornerstone of life.

5 DIY Eco-Holiday Card Ideas

Green Home Blog

5 DIY Eco-Holiday Card Ideas. Before you run out and spend your hard earned shillings on the first batch of sparkly holiday cards you see, why not entertain the idea of doing it yourself. You will not only save money, you will reuse household materials, save paper and do your part at reducing landfill one step at a time. Here are five ideas of how to create some do-it-yourself eco-holiday cards that are clever, creative and fun to make. Candid Holiday Photo Card.

The Power of an Example: New Net-Zero Energy Office an Inspiration

Sierra Club Compass

This week I had the great pleasure of attending the grand opening of the first-ever net-zero energy office in Florida, which will serve as the Sierra Club's state headquarters, and will also house two design firms. The building is

Dubai Beautified by Small Pockets of Outdoor Art

Green Prophet

Dubai is known for many things, but its beauty is no longer one of them. In the last few decades the once barren desert landscape has evolved into a hurried metropolis where row upon row of often unoccupied skyscrapers , hotels, and malls clutter the waterfront and stifle colorful minds.

Under the Hood of “Most Green” and “Most Livable” Cities Lists

The Green Changemakers

[link] by David Maddox Who doesn’t love a list? The 100 richest people in the world. The best guitar players of all time. The most beautiful beaches in the world. The world’s “greenest cities”. The USA’s most livable cities. The most resilient cities.

Birds Keep Parasites Away By Using Cigarette Butts in Nests

Eccorazzi

City dwelling birds have found a use for one of the worst sources of pollution out there. Read More The post Birds Keep Parasites Away By Using Cigarette Butts in Nests appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Science Top News

With gift too, Less can be More

The Green Changemakers

[link] by Sheryl Eisenberg I can still remember virtually every gift I received in childhood, not because the gifts were so special, but because they were so few. Though I was a comfortable child of the post-war boom, the times were thrifty compared to today.

Meet Billy: A Touching Puppy Mill Rescue Video

Eccorazzi

The Humane Society of the United States has put together an absolutely touching and wonderful video documenting the rescue of a breeding dog named “Billy” from a puppy mill in North Read More The post Meet Billy: A Touching Puppy Mill Rescue Video appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Raising Less Materialistic Kids

The Green Changemakers

[link] Establishing a green lifestyle is one thing. Getting your kids to go along is another, and the difficulty grows the older they get. My kids are at the tail end of 10 and 13.

Climate Change to Worsen Migrant Workers’ Lives in Qatar

Green Prophet

Trade unionists have used the COP18 discussions in Qatar to bring the silent but disturbing plight of migrant workers to light.

Zero Waste: From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The Green Changemakers

[link] by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg By Anne Larracas and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste” features new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy that are circling the globe.

Packing List for the Second Week of COP18 - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

As we started the second week of COP the SSC delegates decided to make a packing list of things to take to the conference center. First is comfortable shoes: If our walk from the hotel to the bus is not

The Ten Steps To Walkable Cities

The Green Changemakers

[link] by Kaid Benfield In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City , he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability. Most of them also have something to do with redressing the deleterious effects caused by our allowing cars to dominate urban spaces for decades.

U.S. Government: ‘The Mayan Apocalypse will not Happen’

Eccorazzi

The Feds became the latest entity earlier this week forced to confront rumors of the Mayan Apocalypse on December 21, 2012. Read More The post U.S. Government: ‘The Mayan Apocalypse will not Happen’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Featured News Pop Culture Science

Flame Retardants in Furniture Linked to Developmental Problems in California Kids

Celsias

Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘All I Want for Christmas’

Eccorazzi

Sometimes, it’s just great to post positive videos for the sake making someone smile. I hope this one does that for you. Here is Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, some adorable Read More The post Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘All I Want for Christmas’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Music News Top News jimmy fallon mariah carey

Birds Change Their Tune to Deal With City Noise

Celsias

Birds use songs to impress mates, secure territories, and defend against predators, so any factor that can disrupt this communication, may interfere with daily life and the success of the species. One major disturbance that birds have increasingly been facing is urban noise.

Look: Batman’s Cat is Finally Revealed

Eccorazzi

“Who are you!?” ” “I’m BatCat.” ” Reddit user “hamsternose” posted what’s possibly the best superhero cat we’ve ever seen – no additional mask required. Kind of reminds us of the cat Read More The post Look: Batman’s Cat is Finally Revealed appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Pop Culture Top News

Green Living Policies Are Bypassing Tower Blocks

Celsias

People who live in high rise estates are being sidelined by green policy measures despite huge potential for them to be at the forefront of this agenda.

Quantum Leap for Food Waste Possiblel As Bread is Kept "Fresh " for 60 Days

Celsias

Breakthrough technology that claims to keep bread edible for up to two months has been hailed as a food waste saviour out in the US. American firm Microzap has developed a technique capable of keeping bread mould-free for up to 60 days.