Thu.Jan 03, 2013

Red-crowned Parrots at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

10,000 Birds

Southern California is loaded with parrots. Many escapes and introductions have taken place over the years and some species have found the warm, dry climate to their liking. Quite a few species are well-established and breeding from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond.

Popular Wind-Powered Bamboo Landmine Detonator Needs Support

Green Prophet

Land mines kill 42 people every month. They’re all over Egypt, where Bedouins frequently lose limbs while daring desert treks , and in 81 other countries around the globe.

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Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Human Swimmers


If you take a trip down to Australia's Tangalooma Island Resort, you might find yourself accepting a gift in the form of a dead fish from a generous dolphin. Read More The post Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Human Swimmers appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Science Top News

Turmeric Helps Conquer Arthritic Inflammation

Green Prophet

In the Middle East, now is the time to buy fresh turmeric root for freezing or planting. Fancy a turmeric smoothie? That’s how my husband gets his daily dose of the deep-yellow, pungent root.

Don't Frack Our "Promised Land" - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Promised Land, a compelling new movie about natural gas fracking and the costs a community must bear, opens nationwide January 4. Starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, this must-see is set in a rural Pennsylvania

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DIY Home Remedy: Simple Tea Tree Oil Mold Killer

Hug a Tree with Me

Mold is a persistent fungus that can wherever there is dampness and excess moisture. Mold can cause annoying side effects such as allergies, asthma, and internal toxicity.

What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

At 10:30 PM on New Year's Day, the House of Representatives passed the bill negotiated between Senate Republicans and the White House to address the "fiscal cliff." " That package contained a one-year extension of the

10 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks to Kick Off 2013


Editor’s note: VegNews recently listed their 10 favorite vegan cookbooks from 2012. For anyone thinking of incorporating more vegan food into their diet, going all the way, or simply looking Read More The post 10 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks to Kick Off 2013 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Let the sunshine in

Environmental Economics

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a unit of Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway ( BRKA , Fortune 500 ) , has purchased two solar power projects in a deal valued at between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.

Jordan’s Tiny Renewable Sector Receives a Fast $300 Million Boost

Green Prophet

When 97 percent of a nation’s energy is imported, every renewable energy gift counts.

Alan Cumming and Anderson Cooper Dine on Vegan Chicken


Actor Alan Cumming visited Anderson Cooper on New Year's Day to munch on vegan chicken and talk about resolutions. Read More The post Alan Cumming and Anderson Cooper Dine on Vegan Chicken appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

Saudi Takes a Chunk of Nile Water to Feed its Cows

Green Prophet

Land grabs are old news, but National Geographic has taken a closer look at Saudi’s African interests in particular and the resulting story is startling.

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. The holidays are the one time of the year when college students are glad to come home again. The lure may not be family or old friends, but simply the feeling of warmth and well-being.

Globally, Obesity is Now Deadlier Than Hunger

Green Prophet

Need incentive to eat healthier? Diabetes, stroke and heart disease, have become the dominant cause of death and disability worldwide.

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Tire Makers Focus on Fuel Economy

Living Green & Saving Energy

Tire Makers Focus on Fuel Economy with more fuel efficient tires. eco-innovation energy efficient materials green technology saving energy fuel efficient tires save fuel save gas

Perpetual eMotion contras


If you love wild contra dancing, the Front Range of Colorado is the place to be this weekend. Perpetual eMotion will play Fri, Sat and Sunday. They are two guys who sound like many more, fusing old traditional tunes with electronic techno looping. Their music makes for dancing that is both rocking and super trance [.]. Arts Dance Announcements dancing Tina Fields Perpetual eMotion contra caller trance

British public in the dark over the Green Deal, says ECA

Green (Living) Review

A YouGov poll commissioned by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) reveals that an astounding 98 per cent of the British public say they do not fully understand the Green Deal and how it works. A staggering 62 per cent have never even heard of the scheme, despite this being the Government’s flagship energy saving initiative.

Guest Post - 5 Ways To Keep your Home Safe for Children

Hug a Tree with Me

When we become parents, the safety and well being of our children is a constant concern. We want to do everything in our power to protect them from harm. With so many contending obligations, it’s impossible to be by their side every second of the day. What we can do is try our best to create a safe environment for them to explore without getting seriously injured. As any good parent would, you probably have already considered the safety risks in your home.

A Quick Look into Keen’s Repurposed New Home

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Keen does it differently again, this time gutting and outfitting their new building by recycling, reusing and rethinking the way it’s done. Their goal was to send less than one full dumpster to the landfill, watch the video and see how they accomplished it. Related posts: Skateistan Documentary Now Available Online

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2013?

10,000 Birds

Happy New Year! Yes, I understand you may feel that 2013 just began and its first weekend comes too quickly, but that is old-fashioned 2012 thinking. This year, the weekends arrive fast and furious. Make the most of them!

The new NSFHWAR is here!

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Indulge with a Delicious Vegan Vanilla Chai Almond Smoothie


This smoothie blew me away. Its base is almond milk and the only remotely “heavy” thing in it are 4-5 dates. Read More The post Indulge with a Delicious Vegan Vanilla Chai Almond Smoothie appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan


Environmental Economics

Daniel Hall from High Point University gave a talk at Appstate about a month ago. It was a fine talk, but what stood out for me was his uncanny resemblance to a young Tim Haab (even the wookie-like height and beard). Thanks to Daniel for letting me share this pic

Starbucks Reducing Trash with $1 Reusable Plastic Cup


The Seattle-based coffee retailer is reducing trash with its new reusable plastic coffee mug. Read More The post Starbucks Reducing Trash with $1 Reusable Plastic Cup appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Maintain WA’s Transportation Network with a Carbon Tax

Sightline Daily

Editor’s Note: This op-ed originally ran in The Seattle Times print edition January 3, 2012, and online January 2, 2012. We have a transportation problem. The governor’s Connecting Washington report identified a maintenance shortfall of almost $800 million per year over the next 10 years just to keep roads, bridges and ferries in safe working order. We have a climate problem.

Driverless Electric Shuttle Targets Busy Urban Areas


Navia is a driverless electric shuttle designed for use in pedestrian-heavy areas such as airport parking lots, shopping malls, business parks and universities.

Eco Closet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: A New Sustainable Fashion Destination

Eco Chic

Eco Closet owner Lisa Joseph minds the till. Eco Closet opened this past summer, rounding out a chic green shopping row in Billyburg; its next to Vaute Couture, the vegan coat store, and down the street from Bird.

Helping Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications


Amid growing concern over the surprisingly large amount of greenhouse gas produced by the Internet and other telecommunications activities, researchers are reporting new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce their carbon footprint.

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Gulf of Alaska


A giant offshore drilling rig, the Kulluk ,operated by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has run aground on an island in the Gulf of Alaska about 250 miles south of Anchorage on New Year’s Eve.