Thu.Dec 06, 2012

Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe.

Sierra Club Compass

Today Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an agreement to purchase enough solar energy from Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes to power 105000 Los Angeles homes. That's him at the podium above making

Mayim Bialik Says No to Consumerism and Yes to Helping Others


If you're like Mayim Bialik, you feel that somewhere along the way the true spirit of the holiday season got lost in an avalanche of ads, presents and sales. Read More The post Mayim Bialik Says No to Consumerism and Yes to Helping Others appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News Top News Mayim Biali

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Founders of Israel’s Arava to Solarize Developing Countries

Green Prophet

Founders of the Arava Power Company in Israel have started a new firm that will focus on bringing renewable energy to countries in the developing world.

Vegan Taste Test: Five Alternative Holiday Centerpiece Dishes


For those of us tired of veggie dishes playing second fiddle to the omni’s main courses, here are some tried-and-true meat-free centerpieces. Read More The post Vegan Taste Test: Five Alternative Holiday Centerpiece Dishes appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan

Hot Mama Heirloom Jewelry - 20% off Coupon Code

Hug a Tree with Me

Shannon Sunderland & Sahra Cahoon form the dynamic duo of Hot Mama Designs. Hot Mama Designs rejoices in celebrating motherhood, family and the one-of-a-kind feeling of the handmade object. Their inspiring designs are created to tell stories and celebrate life.

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'The Magic of Compost' Comes to Orlando

Green (Living) Review

BETHESDA, MD – Composting is big business these days, as companies try to improve their “sustainability scorecard” and governments seek to up recycling rates and reduce their “carbon footprints.” Nowhere is that growth more apparent then the Annual Conference and Tradeshow of the US Composting Council (USCC), where close to 1000 professional composters and their associates gather each year.

I and the Bird: What is a Cormorant or a Darter?

10,000 Birds

Bald Ravens. Snakebirds. Devil Birds. Cormorants and darters have gotten a bad rap throughout human history. They’re seen as bad luck, as fish gluttons, as evil spirits. They eat all our gamefish and scare off the ducks and their guano is a threat to human health.

Broken Finance Promises Threaten to Break Climate Talks

Green (Living) Review

US and EU blocking leads to "empty page" draft text DOHA, Qatar – UN Climate talks remained blocked by the US and EU and other rich industrialised countries as they refused to discuss finance commitments, leading to an "empty page" proposal on the issue in a draft text circulating here.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2012?

10,000 Birds

Nature lovers who love to travel know that few experiences are more enjoyable than preparation for a big trip. The mundane details that actually allow a trip to happen are tedious, but researching all those potential birds… huge fun!


Green (Living) Review

For secure and affordable energy, the government should take a more long-term view and invest in a genuine low carbon economy, says the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). Investment in gas should not come at the expense of renewable investment nor sideline the nation’s climate commitments. Published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Gas Generation Strategy outlines the government’s plans for meeting domestic energy demands.

Daily Demand and Supply: Marginal Cost Pricing

Environmental Economics

Traveling to Minneapolis yesterday and today. Upon arriving in Minneapolis yesterday, and not knowing much about the city, I took a cab to my hotel. Price $40.05 plus tip. Upon leaving this afternoon I noticed a light rail running through the city.

Video: Sightline on Coal Exports

Sightline Daily

Last week I taped an interview session with Seattle Community Media on coal exports. You can watch it here: The interviewer is Valerie Tarico. The program is part of the Moral Politics program produced by Bill Alford.

Because money is not free?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: The Sustainable Development Student Alliance will hold another free market Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Multicultural Room of the student union. Take a quick lunch break from finals and come trade things for something new.

Snake Bites Man on Plane, Forces Emergency Landing

Green Prophet

A poisonous snake bit a man on a flight from Cairo to Kuwait, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

I am not the deputy secretary of state

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Good Morning Mr. Whitehead, My name is [first last] I am an international producer for [a radio program] that broadcastas in. and the east coast of the United States. We want to interview you regarding the letter you sign with other world leaders about the drug debate. Let me know if you are available. it will be a 10 min phone interview. My reply: I haven't signed a letter about the drug debate (and I'm not a world leader!). Maybe it is another John Whitehead?

Travel Iran for Eight Unforgettable Days with Arab Explorers

Green Prophet

Take everything you ever learned about Iran and banish it from your mind. Do it. Do it right now. Because this country is far more interesting than mainstream papers would have you believe.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreading Like Wildfire


The article in The New York Times tells the story of students, faculty and alumni around the country who are demanding divestment from fossil fuels.

Jordan Drops Out of Red Dead Project, Citing Financial Woes

Green Prophet

Sketch of the map of the Red Dead Canal commissioned by Jordan. While we don’t celebrate the energy crisis and financial woes in Jordan, it is poor finances that’s reportedly putting the highly controversial Red-Dead Canal on hold, Israel’s Maariv newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Chasing Ice, Changing Lives


Walking the Middle Ground as Oil Feeds Our Energy Needs

Green Prophet

I had a great meeting yesterday with culture advisors to an American Embassy yesterday in a Middle East location. I won’t say where as the meeting was off the record, but the two were very much following environmental issues in the Middle East. One asked me as the editor of Green Prophet how us “environmentalists” and “treehuggers” reason for or accept the oil and gas industry. I’ve always said that life as we know it is thanks to the oil and gas industry.

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Plankton Really Do Feel the Heat


Ocean temperature is now the primary climate-induced threat to North Atlantic calcifying plankton, reports work published online in Nature Climate Change.

Give Back With Blissoma Holistic Skincare’s Season of Personal Caring Drive

Eco Chic

Julie Longyear, the creative chemist and founder of Blissoma, is deeply grateful for her company’s success; it wasn’t too long ago that she relied on a pantry to help her survive during trying times.