Thu.Feb 21, 2013

Bali: green inspiration at Desa Atas Awan eco-boutique resort

Green Traveler Guides

| Down Duvets in Bali? | | When afternoon rain clouds part, the limitless panorama stretches well beyond Bali’s southern shores. Ahhhh, this is more like it.

87 Percent of Snapper Is Mislabeled, Study Says | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Trust salmon, maybe red snapper, but not tuna. These are the lessons a nervous seafood eater could glean from a new study by the marine-life advocacy group Oceana. A whopping 87 percent of red snapper and 84 percent

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Serving Time: My Prison Volunteer Experience. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

In response to my recent volunteer work with the Art of Living, in two of the maximum-security male prisons in Kingston, Jamaica?notorious notorious for being the murder capital of the world?a a friend's glib comment invited me to

Telling the Truth About Education?and About Ed Reform | Mother.

Mother Jones

In a recent column about the limitations of data, David Brooks wrote this about the debate over how effective economic stimulus has been: "As far as I know not a single major player in this debate has been persuaded by data

Reclaiming the True Power of Femininity. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

It is time we let go of the myth that equality means men and women are the same and embrace being feminine

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Freeplay Encore Player. from a different angle

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) No, it's not about taking a photo of it from a different perspective. I am going to be talking here about the sustainability angle.

First-Ever ‘VegNation’ Race Car to Promote Plant-Based Diet


Professional race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter is once again using her spotlight on the racetrack to inspire action for the planet. The 37-year-old is teaming up with 1% for Read More The post First-Ever ‘VegNation’ Race Car to Promote Plant-Based Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Featured Film/TV Healthy Living News leilani munter

Letter from the Editor… and a Call to Writers

Green Living Ideas

Hi everyone- I’m Andrea, the new managing editor of Green Living Ideas! Green Living Ideas aims to be the best source of information about how to live a cleaner, greener life, and as the managing editor of this awesome site, I will do my best to continue this green tradition!

Wolfgang Puck’s 2013 Oscar Menu Includes Vegan Options


The 2013 Oscar menu prepared by Wolfgang Puck includes several vegan options. Read More The post Wolfgang Puck’s 2013 Oscar Menu Includes Vegan Options appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan wolfgang-puck

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Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders.

Mother Jones

There's a growing interest among enviros these days in combating climate change with direct offensives against the fossil fuel industry, sights locked on its bottom line. The idea is that while we scramble to invent more efficient

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Weighs in on Horse Meat Scandal


Stephen Colbert tackles the horse meat scandal, and questions why we feel bad about eating horses but not other animals. Read More The post WATCH: Stephen Colbert Weighs in on Horse Meat Scandal appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Eats News Top News Video stephen colbert

Crap – a Giant Field of Human Excrement Outside of Dubai

Green Prophet

Even though, perversely for a landscape photographer, I tend to seek out uglier-than-average places, this possibly wins the prize for one of the least glamorous locations I’ve photographed.

WATCH: Puppy Gets Thrown Away and Saved By Garbage Man


We just love a happy ending. And thanks to Michael Upchurch, a garbage man in Indiana, a small pup now named Garby will live a long and safe life. Read More The post WATCH: Puppy Gets Thrown Away and Saved By Garbage Man appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video

Obama Vs Physics


  Change usually happens very slowly, even once all the serious people have decided there’s a problem. That’s because, in a country as big as the United States, public opinion moves in slow currents.

Sustania: The Business of Sustainable Business

Green Home Blog

Discussing the environment can be akin to discussing religion or politics, not a place you may want to go with some people. Fingers begin to point, misunderstandings flare and a nice afternoon can go sour in an instant.

Journalism and the Death of Hildy Johnson | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Since I moved to Washington, I have had series of extraordinary conversations with Washington journalists and policy analysts, in which I remark upon some perfectly ordinary facet of working class, or even business class life

112th Congress Most Anti-Environment Ever

10,000 Birds

The League of Conservation Voters released its scorecard on the members of the 112th Congress of the United States and it is a very depressing read. Link is a PDF.) What is really stark is how horrific Republicans continue to be on the environment.

There Are Always New and Inventive Ways to Deny Health.

Mother Jones

Brad DeLong links today to his wife, Ann Marie Marciarille, who in turn links to a New York Times article from a few days ago about small companies who choose to self-insure for health coverage. Here's the basic drill

The BLS will be updating us on green jobs

Environmental Economics

While unsubscribing to a couple of BLS updates I ran across this: That's right, green jobs are just as important as mass layoffs and inflation  

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2013

10,000 Birds

I’m glad that February is the shortest month because it also ranks as one of the most boring, at least from a phenological perspective. Very little of natural history interest happened this month, unless you count meteors exploding over Russian skies.

What makes 'smart' gas price coverage?

Environmental Economics

Yesterday, I posted this.    Last night I got this: Hi Tim, I read with interest this item on the Environmental Economics website…Would like to get your thoughts on what would constitute “smart” gas price coverage….

Spending Cuts Still (Much) More Popular Than Tax Increases.

Mother Jones

The good news for Democrats in today's new Pew/USA Today poll is that if Congress and the president fail to reach an agreement on the sequester, 49 percent of the public say they'll blame Republicans. Only 31 percent say

"China Says It May Implement a Carbon Tax"

Environmental Economics

Apologies to Mark Thoma for completely ripping off his post : China may implement a (modest) carbon tax: Taxing Carbon, by Vikas Bajaj, NY Times : Long considered the biggest holdout. in climate change negotiations, China said this week that the country would. implement new taxes designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Officials in. Beijing provided few details, but a. report  by the state-owned Xinhua news service suggested that the government. is working on a relatively modest plan.

Horse Meat and Dodgy Seafood

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many Europeans were dismayed to find out they have been eating horse meat (but not from this one, fortunately). Credit: Jerry Sintz/BLM. By Mark Spalding, senior scientist, The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team. A strange scandal is sweeping across Europe at the moment.

Freakonomics: The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon

Environmental Economics

Stephen Dubner: Our latest Freakonomics Radio on  Marketplace  podcast is called “The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon.” (You  (You can download/subscribe at  iTunes , get the  RSS feed , listen via the media player above, or read the transcript below.). The gist: the Federal gas tax is a primary source of infrastructure funding but, politically, it has proven a hard tax to increase. Furthermore, because the tax is a fixed amount (18.4

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the.

Sierra Club Compass

While I loved every one of the thousands of faces I saw at Sunday's massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., I was especially inspired by the huge number of young people who trekked in from across the nation

Why We Watch the Oscars. ~ Stephanie Vessely | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

you grow up in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But] this moment is directly connected to those imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside

Locusts Threaten to Overtake Egypt

Green Prophet

Like in biblical times locust swarms threaten Egyptian crops. . Scattered pockets of locusts in southern Egypt and northern Sudan are a threat to agricultural land, warns the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Energy Drinks: A Dangerous Experiment. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Ever since a number of deaths and overdoses involving energy drinks, the question has arisen, are these drinks safe? Dr. John Douillard explores why even natural energy drinks may pose such a serious threat, especially to

Is Pakistan Aiming to “out-Vegas” Dubai With World’s Biggest Tower?

Green Prophet

Didn’t Azerbaijan just claim to be building the world’s tallest tower? . Abu Dhabi Group will construct the world’s tallest building in Pakistan. It’s the stuff of dreams. Let’s hope it stays that way.

Staples Center Says Morrissey Concert Not Meat-Free


The Los Angeles Staples Center says meat options will be available for fans at the Morrissey concert. Read More The post Staples Center Says Morrissey Concert Not Meat-Free appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Music News Top News Vegan morrissey

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 21 | Conservancy Talk

Conservancy Talk

Wake up, smell the coffee, hear the birdsong and get your Green Buzz on. There's a reason that birdsong sounds so pleasant to our ears. Could our own language have evolved from it? Buy a new car, get solar

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Adopt Two Puppies


When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas' dogs passed away, they decided to open their home to two other rescue pups from one of their favorite Los Angeles shelters. Read More The post Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Adopt Two Puppies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News antonio banderas melanie griffith

Athletic shirts that are uber green and high performance

Green Living Ideas

Andrea and I testing out our new Singlo Sport athletic shirts made of 100% organic blend cotton and bamboo fibers. If you’re a weekend warrior like I am, you likely have a handful of those high performance athletic shirts that wick moisture and keep you warm and dry.