Thu.Nov 08, 2012

Welcome 2013 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Green Prophet

Kick off the new year with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to be held January 13 through 17. The event, which will attract 30,000 participants from over 150 countries, is the world’s leading symposium committed to promoting the advancement of alternative energy and efficient, clean technologies.

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Heroines for the Planet: Art Activist Asher Jay

Eco Chic

It’s Asher Jay’s indomitable spirit — an appreciation and understanding that everything in this beautiful life is interconnected — that is ever present in her work as an art activist and fashion designer.

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A Dedicated Green Roof Research Center Opens in Israel

Green Prophet

Green roofs have become a widespread phenomenon over the last few years but very little research has been focused on perfecting the practice in the Middle East, where high temperatures and dwindling water resources have prevented widespread uptake.

PETA Gifts Mitt Romney with Vegan Consolation Prize Basket

Eccorazzi

PETA sends Mitt Romney vegan consolation prize in honor of his recent veggie food choices. Read More The post PETA Gifts Mitt Romney with Vegan Consolation Prize Basket appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan mitt romney

I and the Bird: What is a Nuthatch?

10,000 Birds

It’s back! Two years the original I and the Bird passed on to that great server block in the sky, Mike, Corey, and I are resurrecting the venerable blog carnival in a new and improved format. Mike announced the news last week and now the wait is finally over.

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Going Green Off the Grid

Green Home Blog

Going Green Off the Grid. Inside an earthship at Greater World. Being plugged into everyday society can be daunting for some. It is this trapped, unsustainable way of life that takes all good green intentions and throws them out the window.

8 Tips for Making Delicious Vegetable Soups

Eccorazzi

The essential ingredients for making great soup may vary from culture to culture, but they each work magic in very simple ways. Read More The post 8 Tips for Making Delicious Vegetable Soups appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan Vegetarian

Coot Shoot?

10,000 Birds

The city of Indio in southern California has given the green light for golf courses to shoot American Coots. Concerns include the potential for other species to be shot, the proximity of the golf courses to residential areas, and the efficacy of shooting as coot control. No one seems to think that the coots are cooler alive counts as a concern. Asides

Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka Bakes Vegan on New Babycakes App

Eccorazzi

If you adore Babycakes, the vegan bakery that has fans all over the world, you might be thrilled to hear about their new app. Read More The post Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka Bakes Vegan on New Babycakes App appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan kiernan shipka

How To Brighten a Windowless Room

Green Furniture Home Design

Windowless spaces such as basements and bathrooms can pose a tricky decorating challenge. Simply adding a few lighting fixtures is not always an adequate solution for making these dark rooms as functional as they need to be in the home. Fortunately, there are a few design tricks that can transform any windowless room from dim to radiant. The first basic step is to choose a light wall color. Dark tones will absorb what light there is and make the room feel smaller.

Costs of beach nourishment in New Jersey

Environmental Economics

Cornelia Dean: New Jersey has embraced this approach with gusto. Stewart C. Farrell , a professor of marine geology at Stockton College of New Jersey, said that since 1985 80 million cubic yards of sand had been applied on 54 of the state’s 97 miles of developed coastline: a truckload of sand for every foot of beach. Dr. Farrell and his colleagues have calculated that the work cost more than $800 million — before adjusting for inflation.

Angry Tunisians Protest Shell’s Shale Plans

Green Prophet

Image via Tunisia Live.

The poll quants were right

Environmental Economics

A follow up to my " one political post " from  Chronicle.com : So the quants and their statistical models were right, while the pundits and their guts were wrong. This was also true in 2008: Silver and Wang were both nearly perfect. But in 2012 the victory of mathematics over bloviation was even more resounding somehow, perhaps because the battle lines were more clearly drawn.

Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

Green Prophet

This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions.

A sign of economic recovery?

Environmental Economics

McDonald's Corp. says a key sales figure fell in October, marking the first monthly drop in nearly a decade for the world's biggest hamburger chain. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says global sales at restaurants open at least a year fell 1.8 percent for the month. The last time the figure dropped was in 2003. The figure is a key metric because it strips out the impact of newly opened and closed locations. The fast-food chain says the figure fell 2.2 percent in both the U.S.

Legacy of Hybrid Battery Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Lives On

Green Prophet

Frontal view of Toyota Prius Mk III hybrid : its battery was innovated by Stan Ovshinsky.

Eco Chick Tested: Tatcha’s Polishing Powders

Eco Chic

Last season I wrote about how much I love Tatcha’s Aburatorigami papers , which demurely suck up facial oil from shiny patches; and now (after contacting me about their entire line of geisha-inspired toxin-free facial products), I have another fave product from the company.

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Kristen Stewart Is ‘Obsessed with Rescuing the Pooches’

Eccorazzi

"Twilight" fans may be obsessed with Kristen Stewart, but the actress has a different obsession. One that saves lives. Read More The post Kristen Stewart Is ‘Obsessed with Rescuing the Pooches’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News kristen stewart

Prosperity of Cities - Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Housing

The Green Changemakers

[link] Sustainable Housing for Sustainable Cities , A policy framework for developing cities Your browsing history: Sustainable Urban Energy The concept of housing requires a new understanding to effectively address the pressing issues of slums, the urban divide, economic and human development, and climate change. No longer regarded as simply a roof over one's head, housing today plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable development.

Why Australia Must Stop Exporting Coal

Celsias

Why get worked up about our climate responsibilities when Australia’s contribution to global emissions – around 1.5% of the total – is small? Here is the usual reply. Australia’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions means it ranks 12th among the planet’s 195-plus nations.

Wolf Hunting Season Begins in Earnest in Great Lakes States

Celsias

A few months ago I reported that hunters in the Great Lake states of Wisconsin and Minnesota were gearing up for the first registered wolf-hunting season in the region in more than 40 years.

Not In My Backyard, Some Suburbanites Say Of Wildlife

Celsias

The article comes from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which is in and of itself a puzzler. The Journal is primarily a financial magazine, though hard times for print media over the past six years may have inspired the WSJ to cast a bigger net for readers.

Green Crowdfunding Our Way To a More Sustainable World

Celsias

On the heels of one of the most hotly contested elections in recent memory, American opinion about climate change has moved a few steps closer to the global scientific consensus – a view shared by most, if not all, of the international community. Why the shift?