Tue.Feb 21, 2012

The 10 Most Charitable 2012 Oscar Nominees


We researched this year's Oscar nominees to see who we think already qualifies as a winner: those who give to and work with charities. Read More. Causes Featured Film/TV News brad pitt george clooney glenn close jonah hill kristen wiig martin scorsese meryl streep steven spielberg viola davis woody allen

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Alpha Male Monkey Mother F’er Attacks

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. The best video I’ve seen all morning. Here’s what the Click here to view the embedded video. who uploaded it has to say: This is at the cafe inside the Memphis Zoo. The manager of the cafe told me that the alpha male monkey noticed me the second I walked in the door and started going crazy, because, as the alpha male, he feels threatened by tall males.

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WATCH: Amazon Site Illegally Selling Whale Meat


Apparently, Amazon.com is not for saving the whales. The website is selling endangered whale meat, to the outrage of animal advocates and environmentalists. According to Mirror, animal rights organizations have Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Video

Great Green Heron on Birding is Fun!

10,000 Birds

Robert Mortensen got some great shots of my favorite bird, the Green Heron. Go check them out! Asides herons and egrets

Environmental Campaign Launches with New Film ‘The Lorax’


The Lorax Speaks campaign launched to promote support and awareness for tree preservation. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News the lorax

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Gallery: Greenpeace’s New ‘Goliath’ Ad Campaign


In a new series of posters, Greenpeace asks us all to "Become David and fight against Goliath." Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

Bioplastic from biomass set to reduce our dependency on oil


Petroleum is an ingredient used in many modern products ranging from pharmaceuticals to plastics. Once the sources of petroleum have been exhausted, how are we going to produce the petroleum based products to meet

WATCH: Voiceless Ads Expose Australia’s Factory Farms


Nonprofit Voiceless' new ads shed light on Australian factory farms, which they say keep animals in worse conditions than Europe's farms. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Video abbie cornish hugo weaving

Blingh20: The World’s Most Expensive Water Costs $2,600 for 750ml

Green Prophet

The world’s most expensive bottle is encrusted in Swarovski crystals and costs a mere $2,600. Earlier today we poked a little fun at Dubai Mall’s conspicuous consumption , leaving us with a tinge of guilt.

Apple Building 100-Acre Solar Array


The reveal comes thanks to Apple's 2012 Environmental Update doc - which outlines the steps the company is making to decrease its footprint and phase out fossil fuels. Read More. Causes Environment Internet News Top News

PHOTOS: A New Sky Bridge to the Glitzy Dubai Mall

Green Prophet

A new pedestrian bridge nearly 1 km long will link the glitzy Dubai Mall to the nearby metro stop – finally! I swear Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian from the Land Art Generator Initiative are magicians, because everything they touch turns to gold. (If

Win Anything You Want From prAna Clothing!


We're launching today a new contest in partnership with prAna, makers of quality yoga, climbing, and lifestyle clothing and accessories. Read More. Contests Featured News

Birding Joe Overstreet Road and Lake Kissimmee

10,000 Birds

After our successful run through Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area , Doug and I were confident we could find some more of our target birds along Joe Overstreet Road, a dirt road that runs from Canoe Creek Road to Lake Kissimmee in Osceola, Florida, which is a bit south of Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

Brad Pitt’s Foundation to Help Rebuild 103-Year-Old School


The actor's foundation backs rebuilding of old school in Kansas City. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News brad pitt

Night of the Bogsuckers

10,000 Birds

By the end of February, the American Woodcocks at Mason Farm near Chapel Hill have been calling on territory for the better part of two months.

But, I got here first!

Environmental Economics

Here's an interesting (at least to me) property rights dispute taking place in a Columbus suburb that raises some questions about the timing of development and the externalities it may cause.    The short version, to what extent are downstream developers/homebuyers expected to be able to predict the effects of future upstream development on their property in the future?    Or maybe better: Is 'I got here first' a legal claim to compensation?

The Plume Hunter

10,000 Birds

I’ve just finished reading THE PLUME HUNTER (Torrey House Press, December 2011) by Renée Thompson. In this captivating book, Thompson explores the motivation behind hunters who shot birds to sell feathers for women’s hats at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Politicians and gas prices

Environmental Economics

NY Times : White House officials are preparing for Republicans to use consumer angst about the cost of oil and gas to condemn his energy programs and buttress their argument that his economic policies are not working. They want higher energy prices. They want to push their radical agenda on the public,” Rick Santorum said at a campaign event last week, accusing Democrats of pushing alternatives to oil. “We We need a president who is on the side of affordable energy.”.

Dalmation Pelicans on Caspian Sea in Trouble

10,000 Birds

With the Caspian Sea frozen over for the first time in years Russian authorities are scrambling to feed the desperate birds that have no way to get to the fish beneath the ice. Here’s hoping they manage to save the Dalmation Pelicans , the world’s largest pelican. Asides pelicans

Recycling Glass

Green Home Blog

Recycling Glass. What is Glass? Glass is made by heating silica – usually in the form of sand – with lime and soda. As the mixture cools, it can be shaped. Other elements, like cobalt or sulfur, are added to create color. Glass has been around for thousands of years. Naturally occurring glass from lightning and volcanoes was used for tool making during the Stone Age, and manufactured glass first appeared in Egypt around 3000 BCE.

Tales of the 2012 Superbowl of Birding

10,000 Birds

Though no one from 10,000 Birds participated in this year’s Superbowl of Birding IX and the Bloggerhead Kingbirds did not field a team that doesn’t mean that you can’t read about what happened this year. You can read about it in The Eyrie , Birding North Central Massachusetts…and beyond , and the Maine Outdoor Journal. Will the Bloggerhead Kingbirds ride again in 2013? Only time will tell… a. Asides super bowl of birding

4 Miraculous Eco-designs by Ro-Ad Architecten

Green Prophet

This amazing moat bridge parts waters in the Netherlands like Moses and the Red Sea! Thanks to theological scholarship (or in my case, thanks to MGM and Charlton Heston) everyone knows how Moses split the Red Sea.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Run the Streets of Pasadena for Charity


"Grey's Anatomy" stars, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, and Kim Ravers, as well as Joey McIntyre spent Sunday running the "Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Pasadena". Read More. Causes News People Top News chandra wilson joey mcintyre justin chambers kim raver

Usable Bike Chains, Part Deux

Eco Friendly Daily

I've talked about bike chain-themed wares on this site before, but this is a really interesting take on what can be done with a chain. This bike chain picture frame by Graham Bergh is a great little piece that adds a very unique


NZ Fishing Industry Under International Scrutiny


New Zealand's fishing industry practice is jeopardising our clean green brand, the Green Party said today.

Artist creates animal sculptures from old CDs


Recycling has become a global trend in today's world. In the past we have seen lots of sculptures made out of recycled paper, automobile parts etc. and every artist or designer has looked forward to create a unique product by

Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry Complete Triple New World Record on Antarctic Centennial


Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry made history with their 3rd consecutive polar first in as many months. The Antarctica Legacy Crossing, led by Copeland, successfully completed a three-month transcontinental crossing of Antarctica.

Turbo charging photosynthesis with the 'Artificial Leaf'


The use of photosynthesis in the production of biofuels is something we all have heard of, but how this process can be more potentially utilized, still remains under explored. The present indices about the low efficiency of

Cove Guardian Edwin Vermeulen Found Not Guilty By Japanese Judge


The Wakayama Court Judge presiding over the case of Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian volunteer Erwin Vermeulen, has declared the Dutch activist not guilty. This outcome was completely unexpected from a justice system that boasts a 99% conviction rate.

Christchurch - One Year On From Feb 22


Christchurch’s psyche has changed. Resilient beyond anything you could ask, there now seems to be a mood to take action, and a dawning realisation that this won’t and perhaps can’t come from the authorities. Perhaps actually they can’t do the things we want them to do.

The Real Cost of What We Eat


The UK could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, according to new research by Lancaster University.

Christchurch - One year Out From the February 2011 Quake


Our family had a small bar in Poplar Lane which was destroyed on February 22 2011. We had a debt free business which had good insurance. Despite this, our life as a family in the past year has been quite trying.

India Water Desalination Set to Grow Rapidly


Globally 97.5% water is considered salty and remaining 2.5% is fresh water. It is estimated that currently 1.1 Billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than twice that number without adequate sanitation. In India alone, more than 200 Million people do not have access to safe drinking water. The solution to meet this growing fresh water demand may be through Desalination.

The Great Carbon Bubble


If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark. As yet—as we shall see—it’s unfortunately largely invisible to us. In compensation, though, we have some truly beautiful images made possible by new technology.