Wed.Feb 20, 2013

Japan Suspends Whaling After Clashes with Sea Shepherd

Eccorazzi

After a day of intense clashes with the Sea Shepherd, the Japanese whaling fleet has suspended operations – with many predicting that their hunt in the Southern Ocean may be Read More The post Japan Suspends Whaling After Clashes with Sea Shepherd appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Elephant Journal

The Key Ingredient to Powerful Writing. Maggie McReynolds

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DESERTEC Power Launch in Saudi Arabia Ushers in Clean New Era

Green Prophet

When Spain ditched DESERTEC’s solar interests in Morocco , the blogosphere was quick to pronounce the initiative Dead Before Arrival. Underestimating the German foundation’s tenacity, critics could never have anticipated what happened next.

Want to Tackle Income Inequality? You Need to Go After Capital.

Mother Jones

Greg Sargent calls our attention to a new study on rising income inequality today. The question at hand isn't how much inequality has increased over the past couple of decades, it's where the increase has come from

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No, the Coal Will Not Just Go To Canada (episode 9,274)

Sightline Daily

Coal train in White Rock, BC, Canada. Credit AaverageJoe. At a Seattle Town Hall forum last week , SSA Marine VP Bob Watters’ claimed again—and despite much evidence to the contrary—that it doesn’t matter whether his firm builds a huge coal terminal near Bellingham.

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Can Sustainable Food Feed the Whole US? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

In the early 20th century, political ads for then-presidential candidate Herbert Hoover promised Americans continued prosperity, or a "chicken in every pot." " But today, in a new era of ecological crises, does our ability to feed

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Wrong Trade Deal for the U.S. - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C. last weekend bears a significant relationship to the ongoing negotiations for a trade agreement spanning the Pacific Rim, but pointedly excluding China. The Obama

Sometimes Birds Can Hold Their Own Against Starlings

10,000 Birds

People get frustrated with European Starlings in North America, they are non native and they can snarf up food quickly at the feeders. One of the ways to deal with them is to offer feed mixes that only have hard shell seeds like black oil sunflower seeds or safflower.

Transactions costs

Environmental Economics

Another crushing blow for free market environmentalism?

Natural Healing for Cancer, Diabetes and Other Diseases

Green Home Blog

Oncologists or cancer doctors have a huge array of drugs that they can use to defeat cancer. For example, Alimta or Pemetrexed Disodium is used to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma, or MPM, and Tamoxifen Citrate to treat breast cancer in both sexes.

Daily Demand and Supply: One person's negative is another person's positive

Environmental Economics

"So I can drink a beer on my porch? But I can't smoke a joint?" " asked marijuana advocate Christian Sederberg. State Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, said lawmakers would hesitate to regulate something legal people do on private property.

Pied Avocets in Hong Kong

10,000 Birds

Growing up in Britain gives Pied Avocets something of a air of royalty, birdwise. They are, after all, the symbol of the RSPB, a rare and valuable bird, something to be cherished and protected. The first one I ever saw didn’t live up to this expectation, however.

"A Two-Way Street Between Academia and the Policy World"

Environmental Economics

Robert Stavins: My essay this month represents a departure from my standard blog posts about a contemporary environmental policy issue.    Rather, it is of a more personal nature, and stems from the fact that the second volume of my collected papers has just been published by Edward Elgar , Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy:  Selected Papers of Robert N.

Corruption Allegations, Monster Mine Madness, and the US Ex Im.

Sierra Club Compass

Despite President Obama's commitment to tackle climate change, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Exim) President Fred Hochberg continues to underwrite some of the world's largest and most destructive fossil fuel ventures

Stupid Gas Price Economics Watch

Environmental Economics

After sending consumers into sticker shock the past month, how much more can gasoline prices climb? Another 20 to 50 cents a gallon — a level that could propel the cost of gasoline, now $3.75 a gallon, to all-time highs, some experts say. Gasoline prices typically climb from February to Memorial Day on expectations of rising consumption and costlier summer-blend gas. But so far this year, prices are surging sooner and faster than ever before — up 45 cents since mid-January. via www.usatoday.com.

Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington.

Sierra Club Compass

How many messages do you need to leave before they get the hint? One can only wonder what Big Coal is thinking after more than 124000 comments poured onto the desks of decision-makers who will be overseeing an

Non-Toxic Couches? Looks Like We’re Sitting Pretty!

Sightline Daily

Abandoned couch. Credit autowitch. A new couch could start to seem like a pretty good investment, provided that California moves forward with a proposed new fire safety rule for household furniture.

One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear

Sierra Club Compass

After a weekend during which tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and demand solutions to the climate crisis, the American Petroleum Institute (API) is touting a one-sided poll

Eat Less Meat and Save The Planet

Green Prophet

Cut your meat consumption by half to combat global warming, urges UN Environment Program. All over the US, Europe and even in the Tel Aviv University, people are adopting Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono’s Meat-Free Mondays.

Are you Pouring Money down the Bathroom Drain?

Green Living Ideas

This cute little infographic has a big message: everyday we’re wasting liters (gallons, if you are in the US) of water by careless behavior in the loo. Take a look at this information and learn to make some easy, water saving changes each day.

Start Your Morning with This Carrot and Pear Juice

Eccorazzi

This juice uses the earthy, albeit sweet, backdrop of carrots and the lightness of pears for a morning appropriate beverage. Read More The post Start Your Morning with This Carrot and Pear Juice appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Today's Big Fight: Centrist Opinion vs. Centrist Opinion | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Jonathan Chait is annoyed with the Washington Post editorial board, which says today that "neither party has staked out anything like a serious negotiating position" in the sequester talks. For some reason, though, they seem

Orlando Bloom Attends Climate Change Rally with Global Green

Eccorazzi

On Sunday over 300 people took to the street in Los Angeles for the Forward on Climate Rally to demand that President Obama take action now on climate change. Read More The post Orlando Bloom Attends Climate Change Rally with Global Green appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Notes from Silver Creek: Natural Born Scientists

Nature Conservancy - Science

A young scientist captures insects at Silver Creek Preserve. Credit: Sara Sheehy/TNC. By Dayna Gross, Silver Creek preserve manager. It was a normal Sunday for us. Mid-morning, we walked down to the creek to throw some rocks in the water and look for critters.

Students At Swarthmore College for National Fossil Fuel Divestment Conference

Celsias

What: PowerUp! Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence, a national gathering of students who are waging fossil fuel divestment campaigns on their respective campuses. Workshops, trainings, keynote address, strategy sessions, and two major direct action events.

Best Natural BB Cream for Travel: Eco-Chick Tested

Eco Chic

Starre Vartan wearing Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen—and nothing else. Remember that old tagline from American Express in the 80′s?

New World Energy Council Website for Global Energy information

Celsias

Johannesburg – There is now a brand new online resource for businesses, governments, academia, and the media to look for and explore global energy information.

Japanese Whaling Ships Rams Sea Shepherd's Ships

Celsias

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd says a Japanese whaling ship has rammed its two protest ships, and that one of them, the Bob Barker, is taking on water.

Reusing Waste

Celsias

State of the art integrated food production