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Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Adventure Touring | Why go to Lebanon? Let me count the ways. Start with the spirit and optimism of the Lebanese, despite a recent history that’s horrible beyond imagining. Or Lebanon’s seven millenia of history. Then there’s its fantastic street food, from silken hummus drizzled in rich olive oil to tangy stuffed grape [.] Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Don't Mix - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

(Photo: Elisabeth Keating) After a spectacular six-day journey through whale, wolf, and sea lion habitat, the schooner that brought me here, Maple Leaf, is anchored off Gribbell Island. Gribbell is one of two islands in B.C.& 's

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Recipe: Apples and Pineapples Probiotic Drink

Hug a Tree with Me

Probiotics are good bacteria that help to maintain the intestinal flora. These good bacteria strengthen the digestive system as well as the entire immune system. They help to prevent the growth of infections such as skin infections, yeast infections and urinary tract infections.

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Of Runners and Carrier Pigeons

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Few people today are aware of the importance – vital importance, in fact – of carrier pigeons to winning the war against the Nazis.

Carbon tax drama: act 1

Environmental Economics

The setup: A senior Treasury Department official said Tuesday that the Obama administration could back carbon taxes as part of a wider fiscal reform deal, but with a big caveat: Republicans would have to show that they want to play ball. “If If this is going to be an issue that is part of discussions, there will have to be some interest shown by Republicans if we are going to make any progress,” Gilbert E.

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10 Things you didn’t know About Cinnamon

Hug a Tree with Me

Cinnamon is the yummy spice derived from the inner bark of the trees in the cinamonum family. For centuries, we have been adding this natural additive to our savory dishes and our sweet dishes. It adds a distinctive woody aromatic flavor to our eats and drinks.

‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Premiere Showcases Caged Wolf Pack

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Real wolf pack put on display at 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' movie premiere in Los Angeles. Read More The post ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Premiere Showcases Caged Wolf Pack appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News kristen stewart robert pattinson taylor lautner

Product Review: A Cleaner and Greener Sleep with Natural Talalay Latex Pillows

The Green Samaritan

As holidays approach, I am already thinking of family gifts to give that will be unique and something that may not normally be purchased by the receiver. My goal is to avoid the mall at all costs. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

‘Twilight’ Star Christian Serratos and PETA Say Go Vegetarian

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"Twilight" star Christian Serratos has teamed up with PETA for a second time. Read More The post ‘Twilight’ Star Christian Serratos and PETA Say Go Vegetarian appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Eats News Top News Vegetarian christian serratos

Carbon tax drama: act 2

Environmental Economics

The confrontation: Conservatives including anti-tax activist Grover Norquist are trying to ensure that a carbon tax doesn’t gain any political momentum. Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), said a carbon tax or a consumption tax would violate the ATR pledge against tax increases that a majority of Republicans have signed.

Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

Today our friends at the Union of Concerned Scientists released an impressive report showing that as many as one-third of U.S. coal plants are due for retirement because they are outdated, lack modern pollution controls, and

Carbon tax drama: act 3

Environmental Economics

The resolution: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) threw cold water Tuesday on supporting a carbon tax, hours after a Treasury Department official said the administration could consider the idea if Republicans lead the effort. A tax on greenhouse gas emissions has won increased attentoin in recent weeks as a way to combat climate change and simultaneously raise revenues. But Upton (R-Mich.) said Tuesday he is “not a carbon tax guy.”.

Sustainability through Sport

The Green Changemakers

[link] Sport presents broad opportunities to promote environmental awareness, capacity building and far-reaching actions for environmental, social and economic development across society.

Independence Day 2030

Environmental Economics

Thanks to a b urst of new shale oil production in states like North Dakota and Texas—as well as conservation measures like increased auto fuel efficiency—U.S. oil imports have been falling , with the country now bringing in just 20% of its energy from beyond its borders. And if the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) new World Energy Outlook  is to be believed, the U.S. may be on its way to becoming the single biggest player in the global oil market.

Climate Change Adaptation

The Green Changemakers

[link] CLIMATE ADAPTATION Desertec Ong Van Sinh/UNEP Roger LeMoyne/UNEP ‘Unprecedented in the history of mankind’ – were the thoughts of engineer, Dr Alison Cooke, from the University of Cambridge as she observed at first hand her first UN Conference of the Parties (COP) meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

Controversial Renovation of Istanbul’s Taksim Square Has Begun

Green Prophet

Despite all the criticism the plan received from urban planners, lawyers, activists, academics, and concerned citizens, the city has begun remodeling the central square, a focal point for transportation and protests.

North Dakota Votes Against Animal Cruelty Felonies

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The state of North Dakota votes in favor of animal abuse by not passing an animal cruelty felony law. Read More The post North Dakota Votes Against Animal Cruelty Felonies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Sustainable Coastal Tourism - An integrated planning and management approach

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable Coastal Tourism - An integrated planning and management approach This handbook was conceived as a practical tool to be used by decision- makers and practitioners in both tourism sector and ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management). It provides a kind of "two-way" scheme allowing for the integration of tourism strategic planning into the wider process of ICZM on one hand and, on the other, for the application of the ICZM approach in tourism development. The handbook has two main parts.

This Is Climate Change Website and Posters

Celsias

A new “This Is Climate Change” poster depicting extreme weather was installed last week at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. The poster illustrates contrasting weather events: drought and flooding.

Kick The Habit, A UN guide to climate neutrality

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[link] Kick The Habit A UN guide to climate neutrality Other publications Home A climate neutral book. Foreword Introduction The Problem The actors The Reduction Cycle Annex "Addiction is a terrible thing. It consumes and controls us, makes us deny important truths and blinds us to the consequences of our actions. Our society is in the grip of a dangerous greenhouse gas habit. The message of this book is that we are all part of the solution.

Nigerian Teenagers and Their Urine Powered Generator

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At Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, a group of teenage girls have created a generator that lets you put your waste to good use. The four Nigerian teens, aged just 14 and 15 years old, are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola.

We're Off To Antarctica

Celsias

We're off to Antarctica! Never has a continent been more misunderstood. Antarctica is on a scale hard to grasp: at over fourteen million square kilometres, it is second only to Russia in coverage of the Earth’s surface and bigger than all the countries of Europe combined.