Fri.Feb 08, 2013

What's Killing Minnesota's Moose? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Minnesota's iconic moose are in such bad shape that the state called off the 2013 hunting season on Wednesday. The heartiest herd, located in the northeastern region of the state, is down to around 2,700 animals, a 35

Curbside Food Waste Collection – A Growing Trend

Environmental News Network

By Debra Atlas, Sierra Club Green Home. Almost half of the nearly 250 million tons of garbage that winds up in landfills in the U.S. each year could be composted.

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North Carolina Moves to Toss Out Regulators | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

The North Carolina state senate has approved a bill to fire all the members of the states' regulatory bodies, including all the members of the Utilities Commission, the Coastal Resources Commission, the Environmental

Social Dysfunction: How I Screwed Up 2013 So Far. ~ Max Zografos.

Elephant Journal

Social Dysfunction: How I Screwed Up 2013 So Far. ~ Max Zografos. Source: Uploaded by user via Toni on Pinterest. I screwed up every single social interaction this year. Because I'm socially awkward, no news here

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Could Nemo Inspire More Dubious Climate Change Coverage.

Mother Jones

Weather forecasts predict that Snowstorm Nemo will be highly unusual in its intensity?the the worst blizzard the Northeast has seen in ages. Already, thousands of flights have been canceled and people are scrambling to stock

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Giving Kids the Green Way through the Written Way

Green Home Blog

Giving Kids the Green Way through the Written Way. In 1839, English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton said, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. This phrase can be applied to many scenarios and one just may be green enlightenment through a child’s eyes.

Seventy percent of all Americans do not hold a passport

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Still today, in this modern and connected world of ours, some 70% of Americans do not hold passports. The percentage of Americans fluent in a second language not spoken at home is dismal. Though, it has to be said it is not much better in Britain either as regards to the second language.

How to Green Your Office

Living Green & Saving Energy

Different ways you can make your office a greener and more efficient environment. green work habits benefits of going green go green save money green lifestyle how to go green save money saving energy

The sources of our troubles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we are really looking for the sources of our troubles in our society and world today we should not test people for drugs. Instead we should test people for stupidity, ignorance, greed and the love of power of of money. Applying this test as outlined above would immediately make it self-evident who those are that cause the problems in the world and that would lead us and the Planet to destruction.

It's a good thing I shaved my beard or I might've ended up in this quiz.

Environmental Economics

Professor or Hobo? I got 7/10 right.    Post you score in the comments.   HT: Brad Gentner via FB

Harris’s Sparrow, Eh?

10,000 Birds

So, let’s talk more about the Harris’s Sparrow. This big, chunky sparrow is one of Canada’s few endemic breeders (Wikipedia says the only one, but I trust Cornell more.)

Ummm, I'm not sure I have a preservation value for that particular building

Environmental Economics

[commentary added for your enjoyment--or not]. Ohio University [not to be confused with THE Ohio State University] has angered local preservationists [both of them?] by resuming plans to demolish a nearly 90-year-old building on campus.

Rescuing the Rescuer

10,000 Birds

When the wolf is at the door, a wildlife rehabilitator will let him in. And feed him. That’s why we’re always broke. Jodi Swenson is a bird rehabber in Gloucester, MA. She is the only one on Cape Ann, and one of only a handful in the state.

"Movie & An Argument" Podcast: Musicals, Soviets, and Kevin.

Mother Jones

House of Cards, a new political drama released on Netflix, starring Kevin Spacey as a power-hungry US congressman. The second season of NBC's Broadway-based drama Smash. The Americans, a new dramatic series on

Obama's Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

My daughter Hazel is no stranger to rallies and public hearings. I've taken her to all sorts of events, because it's her future that's at stake.and sometimes because no babysitters are available. But one event I am very excited to

Meditating with Pets. ~ Larissa Pelletterio | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

This old house is cold, but the sun is beaming brightly through the huge bay window of the living room on the south side. There's a large patch of warm light on the thick area rug, which looks like a perfect place to sit and not

Super Yummy Vegan Black Bean Tacos


When I’m thinking Mexican, I resort to a black bean mixture that is spiced and warmed to serve as the basis of whatever dish I prepare Read More The post Super Yummy Vegan Black Bean Tacos appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

How to Respond to Climate Change Impacts in Urban Areas - Community Action

The Green Changemakers

How to Respond to Climate Change Impacts in Urban Areas VN VN version: megacity-hcmc/public/04_Capacity/E_Paper_VN_Version.pdf How to Respond to Climate Change Impacts in Urban Areas E-Paper EN version:

Weekend Reading 1/8/13

Sightline Daily

Northwest cities are, for the most part, too young to have ruins. Seattle has a couple of good ones though, including the soon-to-be-demolished “ ramps to nowhere ” and Gasworks Park, about which Knute Berger had a good piece this week. Andrew Sullivan posted a fascinating world map depicting policies on same-sex marriage. There’s a stark divide between many of the wealthy nations and Latin American on the one hand and most of the Islamic and African countries on the other.

Momentum Builds for National Summit on Climate Change


In his compelling inaugural address a couple weeks ago, President Obama urged America to take action in response to the risks that climate change poses to us and future generations.

Wasted: The Ugly Truth about Food Waste (and what you can do about it!)

Green Living Ideas

According to some estimates, we waste up to 50% of our total food purchased. That means half of the work the farmers do, half the water used as irrigation, half the oil used to transport the goods, half the time you spend in the grocery store is simply… wasted. Doesn’t that seem crazy?

Solar Thermal Energy Cost Expected to Halve by 2020


Solar thermal energy will halve in cost by 2020, the new director of the CSIRO’s Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative claims. Solar thermal energy uses the concentrated heat of the sun to create steam, which turns a turbine and creates a clean, renewable power source.

David vs Goliath taking place in the Amazon

Living In a Toxic World

A David vs Goliath story is currently taking place in an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The state-run petrochemical company, Petroamazonas, seeks to advance its oil exploration into the remote, indigenous community of Sani Isla. The campaign , in support of this small community, recently received 1 million online signatures in effort to thwart government and oil tycoons from their agenda. Post source: Guardian Environment). Please take a moment to sign this petition.

Giant Panda Habitat Threatened by Forest Reform


China’s recent achievements in giant panda conservation are at risk of being undermined by the reform of its system of collective forest tenure, said Conservation International scientists in a letter published in the journal Science.

Costello Tagiapietra NYFW Fall/Winter 2013: A Confident Romantic Idea of Modern Womanhood

Eco Chic

The dynamic (bearhug!) duo, Costello Tagiapietra , debuted their Fall/Winter 2013 collection yesterday at the trendy Milk Studios for NYFW. Blending romanticism and confidence, the collection gracefully conforms to the female body through smart modern draping. No easy task.

Baseball, America's Pastime, Going Green


Baseball may be one of America's favorite sports, but it has also been one of the least eco-friendly sports for a wide variety of reasons.

Automatically Save Energy (and Money!) in Your Home, Easy Peasy!

Eco Chic

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that there are many kinds of automatic features that can be incorporated into a home—even some that can be operated remotely—that can save energy and provide other environmental benefits. Can you enlighten? – Robert Goodman, Taos, NM.

Minisink Residents Rally for Environmental Preservation and Safety


Actor/Activist Mark Ruffalo, and 9/11 First Responder advocate, John Feal, will attend a rally in Minisink, New York on February 9th at 12:30 p.m. to raise their voice against the construction of a controversial natural gas compressor station, as the U.S.

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