Tue.Jan 15, 2013

Chart: What Exactly (Cough) Is Beijing (Hack) Breathing? | Mother.

Mother Jones

China's landlocked capital of 20 million people has experienced record-breaking pollution over the last few days. The South China Morning Post reported that visits to Beijing Children's Hospital hit a five-year high, with more

Bird-Eating Fish

10,000 Birds

Usually, it’s “Bird eating fish” but here we have a case of a “Bird-eating fish.” ” The Wels Catfish, Silurus glanis , is the second largest fish in its range, which covers much of Europe and parts of West Asia.

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British High Street in danger of death

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) High Street store chain after High Street store chain (not even talking about the independent shops) are collapsing in the UK. First we lost Woolworth, followed by a fair number of others and now, the latest casualty, is Jessops, the specialist camera stores.

WATCH: Can a Fish-Sharing Program Save the Oceans? | Mother.

Mother Jones

An interesting short video from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation on what sustainable fishing means to a guy who makes his living fishing?and and how his idea has changed over time. FYI when he talks about

Becky: A Tribute to a Friend and a Hero - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

This column was co-written by Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt and National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon. Each week in our blogs, we celebrate the grassroots heroes of the fight for the planet. Today, we are joining

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Debunking the Denial: '16 Years of No Global Warming' | Mother.

Mother Jones

This story first appeared in Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." " ? Attributed to Mark Twain. The difficulties in

Angela Adams’ Nature-inspired Modern Rugs, Wovens, and Pillows

Eco Chic

I am in LOVE with Portland, Maine-based design house Angela Adams. I’m especially enamored of their rugs , which are some of the most unusual, interesting, and colorful I’ve ever seen.

The Invisibility of Climate Change is Gone. It's Now Very Visible


2012 was the year that the “invisible “ issue of climate change became visible to many, if not all of us. One of the difficulties about climate change is that the emissions into the atmosphere are invisible.

Ideas for Sustainable Flooring in the Home

Green Furniture Home Design

When it comes to decorating your home and finding a sustainable floor accent, you have to keep in mind that texture is one of the most important aspects. Finding a floor accent that can handle a lot of wear and heavy traffic can be simple if you look in the right places.

A Day in the Life of … the Paper Bag

Green Home Blog

A Day in the Life of … the Paper Bag. One of the biggest and potentially most eco-friendly choices we can make is when the sales clerk asks us whether we want paper or plastic.

Achieving the Perfect Country Home Aesthetic

Green Furniture Home Design

A country home furniture theme is easy to incorporate into a home. Looking for furniture that has the muted colors, checkerboard style, and traditional feel is the goal. Using warm colors like deep blues, earthy browns, and dark greens is a good start for color choices.

Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant

Green Traveler Guides

Uncommon Ground, in Chicago, has won the title of world's greenest restaurant—again. The honor is bestowed by the Green Restaurant Association, which certifies eco-friendly restaurants in the U.S. and Canada Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certification Chicago Illinois News North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Restaurant Association green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters Uncommon Ground

World Record Snowball Fight… and a Robot

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Okay so the robot is just a guy in costume, but over 6000 people showed up at the Seattle Center for REI’s Snow Day which had a snow fort building contest and tons of other activities as well as the record-breaking snowball ruckus. Related posts: A Short Video on Jay Petervary’s Record Continental Divide Ride. A Quick Look into Keen’s Repurposed New Home

How to Make Your Business Greener and More Profitable

Living Green & Saving Energy

One goal for this site is to help people and businesses conserve energy and resources, creating greener businesses that are also more profitable. For some businesses, only the “more profitable” part of that goal carries any weight, and that is fine with me, as it still leads to conservation and greener behavior. But how do [.]. green business practices saving energy saving money telecommuting green guide for business save energy save money

Hey hey, my my, rock and roll will never die

Environmental Economics

I'm using Tietenberg and Lewis, Environmental Economics and Policy , in my sophomore level environmental and resource economics class this semester. I haven't taught this course in awhile so it seems very fresh. As such, I had some fun with planning out the order of topics. Here it is: ?

The Birding Rally Challenge Peru 2012

10,000 Birds

What if there was an international multi-day Birding competition? What if there was an event that truly captured the rigors and fast-paced nature of the sport? What if this event took place in one of the most biodiverse natural areas in the world?

How you feeling? (Hot hot hot)

Environmental Economics

average temperature has increased by about 1.5° F (0.8°C) since C) since 1895—and notably, more than 80% of this increase has occurred since 1980. The most recent decade was the nation’s hottest on record, and the warming will continue—the report estimates that U.S. temperatures will rise by 2° to 4° F (1.1°C C to 2.2° C) over the next few decades.

$4 Million Doled Out to Green Innovators at Zayed Future Energy Awards

Green Prophet

Using words like catastrophe, calamity and critical, Jordan’s Queen Rania , the Presidents of France and Argentina and other world leaders sounded the clarion yesterday morning at the opening ceremony of the 6th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Now seems like a good time to remind you of the incentives created by per gallon versus per mile gas taxes

Environmental Economics

From today's Washington Times : An on-again, off-again move by the Obama. administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile. fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising. their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study. But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office. study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry.

Sidreh Weaves Bedouin Tradition Into Their Future

Green Prophet

A few short decades ago, the ladies of Lakiya had a very different life. Their traditional Bedouin clans lived in encampments throughout the Israeli Negev Desert, herding animals.

Why Study Environmental Economics? by Jill Caviglia-Harris

Environmental Economics

I'll be using this prezi in my sophomore level environmental and resource economics course (for non-majors) on Wednesday: Why Study Environmental Economics? by Jill Caviglia-Harris on 07 December 2012. This presentation provides the foundation for why environmentalists need to understand the powerful role that economic policies play in succesful environmental initiatives

Israel’s Kishon “Cancer” River Gets Oasis Upgrade by Canadian Firm EnGlobe

Green Prophet

The Kishon River where it enters the Haifa Bay. Unlike pastoral rivers in Europe where bathers can jump in without alarm, Israeli rivers are all too toxic to swim in. Most toxic of all is the Kishon River.

What To Do After Juicing: Make Juice Pulp Fritters


One of the things I feel guilty about on a daily basis is throwing away juice pulp after I prepare my morning green juice. Read More The post What To Do After Juicing: Make Juice Pulp Fritters appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Israel Floods Replenish the Med and Dead Sea

Green Prophet

Israel, like other rich countries in the Middle East, has had to rely a lot on desalination plants to supply much of its drinking water. Desalination now supplies Mideast countries like Saudi Arabia, which is said to have the world’s largest desalination plant.

Michael Bolton Gets Funny for Natural Cat Litter


Bolton is the latest celeb to appear in a Funny or Die video, and he's doing it to support natural cat litter. Read More The post Michael Bolton Gets Funny for Natural Cat Litter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Entertainment Music News Top News michael bolton

Israel to Drill for Oil in Underwater Nature Reserve Illuminates Schizophrenic Government Policies

Green Prophet

An absurd situation where one ministry approves the marine reserve and and another gives a license for oil drilling. Nothing new for Israel.

WATCH: Torrey DeVitto and PETA Say No to Animal Dissection


Actress and animal activist Torrey DeVitto joins PETA's cause against animal dissection in schools. Read More The post WATCH: Torrey DeVitto and PETA Say No to Animal Dissection appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News torrey devitto

What Would You Aim to Achieve If You Were In Charge of an Economy


Venus Williams Declares Herself a ‘Cheagan’


Tennis star Venus Williams calls herself a 'cheagan' and warns people food like meat might disappear off their plates. Read More The post Venus Williams Declares Herself a ‘Cheagan’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan venus williams

Tell Us Your Climate Action So We Can Tell Others and It Can Inspire Further Action


Welcome to 2013 – a year when climate change is made visible almost daily. The weather has become the news and the frequency of extreme weather is frightening –in places we know well and in places we have yet to go.