Thu.Mar 15, 2012

Vultures, Human Evolution, Global Warming, and Windmills

10,000 Birds

Yes, these things are all connected. Last weekend, Desiree Schell and I taped a segment of “Everything You Know Is (Sort of) Wrong” ( apologies ) for Skeptically Speaking , a radio talk show and podcast that Desiree hosts.

Ricky Gervais Launches Cruelty Free International


The 50-year-old comedian and animal activist wants a global ban on cosmetic testing with animals. Read More. Animals Causes Featured News Video ricky gervais

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Paper Made From Sewage Rolls off Israeli Shelves

Green Prophet

Eventually the paper you write on could come from a loo near you! Israeli researchers have developed a system that makes paper from sewage , Ynet News reports.

Bipartisan Bill to Help Canine Veterans of War


Recently proposed legislation would ensure all retired military dogs are provided with veterinary care, a loving home, and recognition for their heroic work. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Richard Blumenthal Walter Jones

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Pink Slime A Non-Issue for Kosher McDonald’s

Green Prophet

Good news! This McRoyal Burger sold in Israel doesn’t contain pink slime, and it never did. . Pink slime, a beef filler ingredient made from from slaughter house beef trimmings is freaking out consumers worldwide.

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Eco Chick Giveaway: CV Skinlabs’ Non-Toxic Skincare Products by Britta Aragon

Eco Chic

My skin is super sensitive, but it kind of seems as though everyone’s is these days. According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 80 percent of skin reactions are caused by direct contact with an irritating, harsh or dangerous chemical.

Holiday into space: Is green space tourism an imminent reality?


B.Sameer Kumar: Green Space Tourism. Tourism that takes you to the edges of the planet is one thing, but taking you beyond the realms of Earth and into zero-gravity is a whole different proposition. Space tourism is a very lucrative arena, if you look at it from the outside.

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Cyndi Lauper Urges Fans to Adopt Shelter Pets


The pop icon has signed up to be a spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League America’s pet adoption Tour For Life campaign. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News cyndi lauper

Lebanon’s ‘Weak State’ Supports Construction Boom, Environmental Bust

Green Prophet

An interesting report published at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Middle East institute by Waltraud- Frommherz-Hassib called “No Plan?…

Watch The Moon Get Pounded By Asteroids in This New NASA Video


After watching NASA's new slick video on the evolution of our moon, I'm feeling a bit more sympathetic towards our companion in the sky. Read More. Entertainment News Pop Culture Top News

What the Kony 2012 Video Can Teach Saudi Arabia’s Greens

Green Prophet

Let’s admit it: the Kony Video is big. With more views in a week than any other TV show and YouTube video showing a number usually reserved for the latest antics of the Kardashian Clan, the video has quickly and effectively managed to communicate its message.

Jeremy Renner’s Dog Dies at Baseball Game


Jeremy Renner's French bulldog dies suddenly while at Little League baseball game. Read More. Animals Entertainment Film/TV News Top News jeremy renner

Artist Rachel Miller Brings Together Environment, Travel, Textiles, Nature and More

Eco Chic

Rachel Miller ‘s work focuses on environmental patterns and how they interconnect with our own patterns of growth, departure, and rejuvenation. Using both the body and landscape as cynosure and subject, she coalesces topics from ritual, archeology, architecture, travel, textiles, and nature.

Kings of Leon, Colbie Caillat Work With Music Therapy Group


Kings of Leon, Colbie Caillat, and a host of other stars have recently added their talents to the MyMusicRx initiative, a program aimed at helping sick children through the power Read More. Causes News People Top News colbie caillat kings of leon

Snail gets transformed into cyborg after being implanted with battery


Sonia Renthlei: The humble snail has been transformed into a cyborg of sorts after researchers of Potsdam’s Clarkson University implanted it with a battery and used its own blood sugar to recharge it.

Kristin Chenoweth Backs Campaign to Ban NYC Horse Carriages


The actress and singer has joined Lea Michele and NYCLASS in their campaigns to end New York City's carriage horse industry. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News kristin chenoweth lea michele pamela anderson

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Moby1 offers campers a comfy off road adventure


Sonia Renthlei: A teardrop trailer is a tiny camping trailer, which is light and offers campers the chance to enjoy resting on a real mattress protected by a hard sided trailer.

Back in New York and Birding

10,000 Birds

Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 15 March 2009 It was at about 1:30 AM on Saturday morning that I startled awake and found myself sitting in an empty subway car in an unfamiliar location.

Nissan DeltaWing to showcase its revolutionary fuel efficiency at Le Mans 24 Hours


B.Sameer Kumar: You would have to be a very brave man to enter a car in the Le Mans 24 Hours challenge with its gas tank filled only to half the level that is being used by everyone else on the track.

Leading garden designer, Andrew fisher Tomlin, shows how to beat the hosepipe ban

Green (Living) Review

International garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin has reacted to the news of a hosepipe ban from April 5th with some positive ideas for ensuring our plants and gardens get through the drought and continue to thrive.

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RIM patents fuel cell manufacturing technique for gadgets


Pratima Kalra: I am sure, not a single soul who possesses a mobile phone , would ever step outside his house without it. The moment you step outside, especially when traveling, your mind gets enslaved with worries of running out of battery any time.

Every bicycle on the road equals one less car

Green (Living) Review

Each and every bicycle on the road equals one less car. Save the Planet, one bicycle at a time by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Each and every bicycle on our roads means one less car, or part of one, as a family would use three or four bicycles to replace the saloon car.

Recycle printed paper with laser powered device that will vaporize ink


Pratima Kalra: Although data storage devices like memory cards, hard disks and various other forms of portable and integrated devices are gradually replacing the use of paper, huge piles of sheets are collecting dust in office warehouses and house basements.

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2012?

10,000 Birds

Friends, birders, countrymen (and women)– lend me your ears. I come not to praise winter, but to bury it. Those of us occupying the boreal half of the planet can give Old Man Winter an exuberant sendoff this weekend, while you on the austral side can say so long to summer.

Biochar disposes farm waste capturing carbon and fertilizing soil


Ishan Sidhu: Burning agricultural waste out in open is harmful for environment. It’s the most common method to get rid of agricultural waste but it can turn green if it is done under right conditions by turning the farm waste into biochar, a form of charcoal, which can improve soil and seize carbon.

Wild Turkeys at Flatrock Brook Nature Center

10,000 Birds

An early outing before work yesterday at Flatrock Brook Nature Center in the unseasonably warm temperatures turned out to be well worth it. Flatrock Brook is in the the city of Englewood, New Jersey, just across the George Washington Bridge from New York City.

300KW solar PV system installed at Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay


Mridul Jerath: Today infinite efforts are being made every day by the researchers, organizations and individuals to save the planet and its environment to make it a better place to sustain life.

Another Snowy Owl Not Making It Home

10,000 Birds

A Kansas Snowy Owl that was seen by hundreds of birders was struck and killed by a car. At death, it weighed 876 grams, about half what a healthy owl should weight. Asides

Cozy Shelter: Cool little inflatable hideout to help you camp outdoors


B.Sameer Kumar: Lambert Kamps seems to be the designer who loves to work with the inflatable structures and uses them brilliantly to create vivid edifices that merge into various backdrops with ease.

The Ideal Height for Hanging Art in a Home

Green Furniture Home Design

Artwork can be a great way to enhance the aesthetics of a home. While artwork can add to the appearance of many rooms, it’s important to understand how location can impact the look of art. A poorly placed piece of artwork can detract from the appearance of some homes. Artwork should be centered around the height of a person. The middle of a piece of artwork should be visible at eye level. This will help ensure a comfortable and pleasant viewing angle for many people.

Take ‘The Posture Challenge’ with PosturePlast at the Vitality Show

Green (Living) Review

35,000 visitors are expected at London’s Earls Court between Thursday 22 and Sunday 25 March for the annual Vitality Show; the UK’s largest health, beauty, fitness and wellbeing event aimed predominantly at women. PosturePlast will be exhibiting at the Vitality Show on stand H362 and visitors to the show will be given the chance to take ‘The Posture Challenge’ with osteopath and PosturePlast inventor Adam Dallison.

Last chance to enter the Env-Econ NCAA Tournament Pool

Environmental Economics

Less than two hours left to enter and compete against the President's picks in the 2012 Env-Econ NCAA Tournament Pool.    Click here for details

Being Green is Key to a Happy Working Life

Green (Living) Review

More than half of the UK’s office workers feel they would be happier and more positive at work if the companies they work for were more supportive of their efforts to be green, a national survey has found. Commissioned as part of Avery Green Office Week, the new research demonstrates that companies who take their environmental responsibilities seriously are far more likely to benefit from a productive, happy and motivated workforce.

Home Solar Installations Doubled in 2011

Solar Power Ninja

Even though many Republican politicians are fighting against the growth of alternative energy, it seems as though there are many Americans that are attempting to change the world for the better by installing home solar systems, and adding to the grid rather than just using up energy.