Sun.Nov 04, 2012

Will Dark-sky Ecotourism Spread to the Mideast?

Green Prophet

Israel’s Negev Desert, Jordan’s Mount Nebo, Medaba and Wadi Rum are a few dark sky destinations for stargazing. Paris is known as the city of lights. So is Medina Saudi Arabia , Be’er Sheva Israel and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Parts of New Jersey under Martial Law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) NEW JERSEY, November 4, 2012: It has been confirmed by the Ocean County Sheriff Department, and others, that certain areas of New Jersey are under Martial Law following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. There have been forcible relocation of citizens from the Barrier Islands, and some towns, including Jersey City, are imposing a curfew and arresting people for being still being out of doors as early as 7:00 PM.

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Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

Green Prophet

Pollen and ash in Nile river delta sediment provides evidence of ancient climactic events including mega-droughts and wildfires which wiped out pyramid-building civilizations, says a study published in the recent July 2012 edition of Geology.They waited seventy days for her to reappear.

Spain to ban photos and videos of cops

Green (Living) Review

Police protection or citizen censorship? Spain to ban photos and videos of cops by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spain’s government is drafting a law that bans the photographing and filming of members of the police. The Interior Ministry assures they are not cracking down on freedom of expression, but protecting the lives of law enforcement officers. The draft legislation follows waves of protests throughout the country against uncompromising austerity cuts to public healthcare and education.

Seizing the hurricane Sandy moment to tell it like it is

Green Blog

This is my Sandy statement. It is told in the Up with Chris Hayes video shared below, and I encourage you to see it, share it, and make it yours as well. It speaks of the perplexing and, as Sandy has made clear, life-threatening inability to launch any sensible discussion about climate change in this country, the country we like to call the greatest on Earth.

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Diabolical Extreme Close-Up Quiz

10,000 Birds

This quiz is truly diabolical. All three pictures show small fragments of birds that were photographed in Queens in the last two weeks. That is all the information you get. Put your guesses in the comments, using the common names of species.

Better Place Electric Car Company Gets $100 Million Investment Boost

Green Prophet

Investors still have faith in the Israeli-led Better Place electric car company. After the board fired its visionary founder and CEO Shai Agassi , and laying off half its staff in Israel last month the company has secured a $100 million investment.

Bamboo Tumbleweed to Find and Destroy Land Mines


Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has created a low cost solution for landmine clearance. His ‘Mine Kafon’ is a 175-pound wind-powered landmine clearer that looks like a giant tumbleweed.

Hurricane Sandy : Is This the New Normal ? - NO , The Path Ahead looks More Extreme


Are we now experiencing the “new normal” climate?

A Paradigm Shift in Clean Energy


This is What Global Warming Looks Like - How Many Warnings Do you Need ?


As the NRDC says. When it comes to connecting the dots between climate change, extreme weather and health, the lines are clear. The earth is saying something with record heat, drought, storms and fire. Scientists are telling us this is what global warming looks like. It's time to listen – and take action. There's plenty we can do. Carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter, increasing the chances of weather disasters, drought and flood and hurting our health.