Tue.Feb 12, 2013

Now is the time to think about vegetable seeds

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now is the time to think about which seeds to sow and plant in your vegetable garden for the year. The choices are great but there are some varieties of vegetables that are best for all year round cropping and also don't forget the humble edible weeds.

10 Weeds Every Gardener Should Consider Growing


By Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati, Care2.com “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fortune of the Republic, 1878 Keeping your garden tidy can seem like Read More The post 10 Weeds Every Gardener Should Consider Growing appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Healthy Living News Top News

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Bedouin Bus is a Friendly Way to Travel Sinai

Green Prophet

If you’ve traveled throughout the Sinai Peninsula , you will understand how wonderful it is to have a service like Bedouin Bus.

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Paying to Power Our Cars - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

According to a new report "Where Your Money Goes" by Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the average American spends $22000 to pay for gasoline over the lifetime of the vehicle. That's about as much as some people

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Abu Dhabi Corals Are Tougher Than The Rest

Green Prophet

Coral in most parts of the world bleach when water temperatures surpass 28-32°C except in the Arabian/Persian Gulf , a new study finds.

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Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona.

Sierra Club Compass

Toxic air pollution from the Apache, Coronado, and Cholla coal plants kills dozens and hospitalizes hundreds each year. Health expenses linked to these plants surpass $300 million each year. Now the Environmental

Confirmed: Hitler Was a Vegetarian


According to Hitler's last surviving taste-tester, the Nazi leader followed a meat-free diet. Read More The post Confirmed: Hitler Was a Vegetarian appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Vegetarian adolf hitler

IATB: Call for Falcons

10,000 Birds

Hey I and the Bird fans! I need your falcon posts! If you have any blog post about those sickle-winged quasi-raptors from any point in your online writing history burning a hole in your blog, send them over to me BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY! Send those posts to naswick AT gmail.com.

Bob Barker Opposes Wyoming Bill Protecting Animal Abusers


Bob Barker strongly against Wyoming bill, which protects animal abusers and could prevent undercover investigations. Read More The post Bob Barker Opposes Wyoming Bill Protecting Animal Abusers appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News bob barker

Sea Otter Sex

10,000 Birds

Did you ever wonder what Sea Otter sex is like? And by that I’m not asking if you wondered what sex with a Sea Otter is like…oh, you know what, forget it. Just click here if you want to see Sea Otter porn. This is not safe for work if your boss is offended by Sea Otter penis.

Energy Efficiency Then and Now

Green Home Blog

Energy Efficiency Then and Now. As a result of the 1973 oil embargo, during which Arab oil producing nations (cooperating under the banner of OPEC, or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) raised the price of oil by 70 percent, to $5.11 per barrel, American heating oil prices climbed from $0.20 per gallon to a catastrophic new high of $1.73 a gallon.

Digiscoping at Jones Beach with the Swarovski STX 30-70 X 95

10,000 Birds

Swarovski Optik has proven their generosity to bird bloggers once again by thoughtfully allowing me the use of one of their marvelous new modular spotting scopes, the STX 30-70 X 95. You can read all about my first exposure to them in this review.)

Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It! - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, both for our wallets and our health. We say it again and again, but it

Why Birders Dig Darwin

10,000 Birds

February 12 is Darwin Day , the birthday of the brilliant author of On The Origin of Species. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth , which nature lovers everywhere should celebrate joyously.

South Florida Citizens Demand Rubio Support Climate Action.

Sierra Club Compass

Floridians Delivering A Letter to Senator Marco Rubio Demanding Climate Action In recent months, Senator Marco Rubio has consistently denied that one of the most pressing crises facing Florida families even exists. Just last

To Tick or Not to Tick – Exotic Birding in Miami

10,000 Birds

The Carolina Parakeet was extinct by 1918 and extinct in the wild by about 1904. The USA’s only truly indigenous parrot was wiped out by a combination of factors, although direct persecution through hunting seems to have been the major contributor.

What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management

The Green Changemakers

Source: World Bank As the world hurtles toward its urban future, the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW), one of the most important by-products of an urban lifestyle, is growing even faster than the rate of urbanization. Ten years ago there were 2.9 billion urban residents who generated about 0.64

WATCH: Incredible Cat with Two Legs Walks Around Like a Pro


In this incredible video, Caffrey the cat shows that two legs are more than enough for him. Read More The post WATCH: Incredible Cat with Two Legs Walks Around Like a Pro appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video

UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

The Green Changemakers

2013 Governing the Forests: An Institutional Analysis of REDD+ and Community Forest Management in Asia By Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Tim Cadman, Hwan Ok Ma, Tek Maraseni, Anar Koli, Yogesh D.

Lea Michele Says Horse-Drawn Carriages Are Not Romantic


While many people think that a ride around Central Park is a romantic choice for Valentine's Day, Michele wholeheartedly disagrees. Read More The post Lea Michele Says Horse-Drawn Carriages Are Not Romantic appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News lea michele

5 Green Valentine Ideas For Your Eco-Girlfriend

Green Prophet

This year, why not try a few unconventional valentine ideas that will expand your lover’s heart, rather than her waist or rear end!

Greening the world economy through cities

The Green Changemakers

by Erin Kennedy, Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, Osman Balaban, Aki Suwa, Christopher Doll, Ping Jiang, Magali Dreyfus, Raquel Moreno-Peñaranda and Puspita Dirgahayani [link] Besides comprising a majority of the world’s population, cities concentrate disproportional amounts of the world’s economy and decision-making power. Further, though urban areas cover only around two percent of the Earth’s surface, they consume 75 percent of its resources.

Matt Damon Launches New Humorous ‘Strike’ Campaign for water.org


We laughed at the shallow, charity-for-the-sake-of-pride Matt Damon that appeared on Showtime’s “House of Lies” late last week – but today, we’re laughing at the creative humor the actual Matt Read More The post Matt Damon Launches New Humorous ‘Strike’ Campaign for water.org appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News matt damon

Skateboarders Good for the Environment


City-based youths considered agents of environmental change, appropriating and redefining built environments through the everyday practice of skateboarding.

Objekten’s Intelligent Ecology: Sustainable Design to Buy Once

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Popular Energy Drinks Trigger Caffeine Jitters


The growing popularity of energy drinks — and deaths linked to those products — are fostering new concerns about how much caffeine people can safely consume, according to the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News.

February 17th Massive "Forward on Climate" Rally in Washington


This coming Sunday, February 17th , an enormous “ forward on climate ” rally is to take place in Washington. It will be the largest climate rally in US history and it has a clear goal.