Thu.Jan 24, 2013

10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil

Green Prophet

Humans have been plucking the fruit off olive trees for over 10,000 years. It’s no surprise we’ve found creative ways to use olives and their oils.

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Climate Talking Points: Say it Like Jay

Sightline Daily

istock. A few months ago, we issued a “ pocket guide ” to the climate narrative developed by Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions.

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Beating Today’s “S” Curve (or Why an Editor is Every Writer’s Best Friend)

The Alien Next Door

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. There’s an interesting phenomenon going on out there right now. Maybe you noticed it. Economists are all abuzz with it.

Bindi Irwin Slams Hillary Clinton’s Edits on Population Control


Bindi Irwin, the 14-year-old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is caught up in a spat with the editors of Hillary Clinton’s e-journal. The young conservationist, who has risen Read More The post Bindi Irwin Slams Hillary Clinton’s Edits on Population Control appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News People Top News bindi irwin

Good on you, Starbucks

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The global publicity given to the Starbucks $1 reusable and the message it sends to Starbucks customers, staff and the wider community is extremely powerful. This move by Starbucks, however, is a response to change in consumer sentiment about what behaviour is acceptable.

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Suntech Launches New Research Centre In Arava – INTERVIEW

Green Prophet

Following the inauguration of Suntech’s new research centre in Arava, we speak to their Chief Technology Officer (pictured centre) about the future of renewables in the Middle East. As one of the largest producers of solar panels, Suntech is undoubtedly a world player.

Plant-Based Dietitian Julieanna Hever Snags Own Vegan TV Show


Julieanna Hever's new vegan TV show "What Would Julieanna Do?" debuts this January on Veria Living. Read More The post Plant-Based Dietitian Julieanna Hever Snags Own Vegan TV Show appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Film/TV News Top News Vegan julieanna hever

Examining Conventional Wisdom

Green Home Blog

Examining Conventional Wisdom. By: Andy Griffin. Andy Griffin and his wife Julia work a small farm near Watsonville, California. Each week they send out an online newsletter with info direct from the farm. This commentary originally appeared in farmletter #134 on June 21, 2002.

Country Barn Wedding

Green Furniture Home Design

It’s no secret I am in love with barns, in a post I wrote a couple of days ago I confessed my dream of living in a barn. Now I want to share with you some more photos of barn related inspiration for having a country barn wedding.

Can Two Dedicated Congressmen Make Their Colleagues Care.

Mother Jones

Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) announced on Thursday that they are forming a joint House-Senate Climate Change Task Force. The effort will be "dedicated to focusing Congressional

Oregon Birds Drinking Themselves To Death on Berries?

10,000 Birds

Birds in Portland, Oregon, are being found dead in droves. The suspected cause of death? Over imbibing on fermented berries. No, I am not making this up ! Birds Oregon

Top 25 outlets for contingent valuation papers

Environmental Economics

From the Carson Bibliography  (through 2008): Journal. Number. Ecological Economics. Land Economics. Environmental and Resource Economics. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Journal of Environmental Management. Health Economics.

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of January 2013

10,000 Birds

An arctic blast of cold has served notice to many Americans that winter will still deliver the chills, at least intermittently. Frankly, I’m in favor of a more balmy season to string together fall and spring, but the best winter birds like it cold.

Number of "contingent valuation" studies: 1980-2007

Environmental Economics

Source: Google Scholar , Carson's Bibliography

Minnesota, a Winter Owl Wonderland

10,000 Birds

An Imposing Great Gray Owl, by Carlos Sanchez. Great Gray Owl , Northern Hawk Owl , Snowy Owl – this trinity captures the imagination of most birders with their imposing presence, unique adaptations, and beauty as among the most desired species of bird to see in the world.

Daily Demand and Supply: But at least we get ethanol*

Environmental Economics

According to a press release posted Tuesday on the official website of the National Chicken Council in Washington, D.C., the increase in the cost of corn, in tandem with other factors, has resulted in fewer birds produced overall. Chicken companies produced about one percent fewer birds last year, due in large part to record high corn and feed prices,” Bill Roenigk, chief economist and market analyst, was quoted as saying.

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War, Drugs, and Buddhist Yoga. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

When my husband returned from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East, our marriage didn't survive. It didn't occur to me that my husband might have some intimacy issues from a system that refused to acknowledge the

Egypt is Close to Bridging the Distance to Saudi

Green Prophet

The Egyptian government announced earlier this week that a plan to bridge the distance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia across the Gulf of Aqaba is going to become reality in the very near future.

Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

Cities and Flooding - Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century Urban flooding is a serious and growing development challenge. It is a global phenomenon which causes widespread devastation, economic damages and loss of human lives.

Earth Architecture No Longer Fit for a King

Green Prophet

Just two hour’s drive east of Dubai, the Al Hayl Fort or Palace paints a succinct picture of Emirati life before artificial islands and enormous skyscrapers became “normal.”

Actress Rooney Mara Is a Vegan, Enjoys Veg Food at Sundance


We're not sure if this one just slipped by us, or if she's never publicly announced her dietary choices, but People is reporting that actress Rooney Mara is vegan. Read More The post Actress Rooney Mara Is a Vegan, Enjoys Veg Food at Sundance appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Tu B’Shvat is Jewish New Year For The Trees

Green Prophet

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, a day especially loved by children, is a special eco-day in Israel. Celebrate it with a fruity feast. It’s true, a few days before Tu B’Shvat occurs, the almond trees in Israel begin to shake blossoms out along their branches.

WATCH: Christian Bale Phones 8-Year-Old Cancer Patient


Christian Bale phones 8-year-old cancer patient, and Batman fan, making his dreams come true. Read More The post WATCH: Christian Bale Phones 8-Year-Old Cancer Patient appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Film/TV News People Top News christian bale

Visit Gorgeous Mt. Everest… via your laptop!

Green Living Ideas

This cool project came to us via the fine folks at NPR’s All Things Considered. The photography of Mt. Everest by David Breashears of GlacierWorks allows us to walk around the world’s largest mountain- and see climate change in action.

WATCH: Maggie Q Goes Naked for PETA and Climate Change


"Nikita" star Maggie Q strips down for PETA to show how we eat affects the planet and climate change. Read More The post WATCH: Maggie Q Goes Naked for PETA and Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Environment News Top News Vegan maggie q

Green Fashion Lines, Better Than Ever


Recently, Bradley Cooper turned up at the Golden Globes flaunting a green tuxedo (not the color green). The suit was giving a full black shine, but was made out of eco-friendly wool. The designer behind the suit was Tom Ford, who also used recycled velvet to make a green dress for Julianne Moore.

Watch: Squirrel’s OMG Moment is Today’s Best Thing Ever


Check out this hilarious moment from the BBC’s first episode of their new nature documentary “Africa.” ” Narrated by David Attenboroug, it shows the moment an African ground squirrel realizes it Read More The post Watch: Squirrel’s OMG Moment is Today’s Best Thing Ever appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News

Obama Take 2- Will He Really Deal With Climate Change ?


The inaugural address has won wide praise for making climate change a second-term priority. but do we yet feel that we can breathe out and have confidence in any government to achieve this.

NIH May Retire 86% of Government Owned Chimps from Research


In a move that would nearly end federally funded research on chimpanzees, NIH has proposed that 310 chimps be retired from research. Read More The post NIH May Retire 86% of Government Owned Chimps from Research appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News

The Caliber Collection: Upcycling Recovered Guns into Jewelry

Eco Chic

Since 1979, 116, 385 children and teens have been killed by guns. The number of U.S. teens and young adults killed by guns is 43 times higher than the 23 industrialized nations combined.