Tue.Jan 22, 2013

Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

Green Prophet

Just about everyone learned in their early geography classes that the Nile Valley was once a fertile haven.

Are Rain Gardens Mini Toxic Cleanup Sites?

Sightline Daily

Oily puddle, Flickr user Banalities.

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Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

Green Traveler Guides

Healthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel. The forecast is based on an analysis of Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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WATCH: Wild Dolphin Asks Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook


Dolphins may be one of the planet's smartest creatures, but one thing they lack are opposable thumbs. Read More The post WATCH: Wild Dolphin Asks Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Science Top News

Is it Obama? Is it Gore? No! It's the Green Ninja! | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

President Obama's high-profile statements about climate change in his inauguration speech?"Some "Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and

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Zerotracer: A Globetrotting Electric Motorbike With its Own Helmet

Green Prophet

The Swiss-made Zerotracer motorbike strutted its super efficient stuff at Masdar City and the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week.

Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Last week Beijing saw its infamous smog thicken to unprecedented levels, driven largely by emissions from coal-fired power plants across China. In recent years coal from US mines has stoked more and more of these plants

Cadillac’s ELR and Eco Luxury Cars Fit for the Middle East

Green Prophet

Cadillac’s 2014 ELR; a luxury plug in hybrid for only $55,000. Luxury cars, including biofuel driven gold Mercedes sports coups and sports cars like gold plated Porsche 997 GT2′s are often found in the garages of wealthy Middle East residents where price is no limit to luxury.

David Attenborough Calls Humans a ‘Plague on Earth’


While David Attenborough has never been shy about expressing his views on population control (he became a patron of the Optimum Population Trust in 2009), in a new interview with Radio Times, Read More The post David Attenborough Calls Humans a ‘Plague on Earth’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Greece and Spain are just the beginning

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Greece and Spain are just the beginning, the rest of the EU is going to follow sooner or later, including Germany Anyone who thinks that the Euro crisis and the crisis in the European Union is going to stop with Greece and Spain better have a contingency plan and a good one at that. All the austerity measures are not going to help one single bit and in the end they people will revolt and this will, by creeping incrementalism, affect the entire Euro zone.

Busy Philipps Creates Adorable Recycled Dress for Daughter


Actress Busy Philipps shows off her eco-friendly design skills with this homemade recycled dress for daughter's school project. Read More The post Busy Philipps Creates Adorable Recycled Dress for Daughter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Environment Fashion News Top News busy philipps

Plasan Greens Chevrolet’s 2014 Corvette Body

Green Prophet

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 2014will be lighter and stronger, thanks to the Israeli company Plasan. High performance sports cars, including the gold Mercedes sports coupes burning blends of biofuel are not exactly on most people’s minds as being environmentally friendly.

A Boy Named Sue: Eco Fashion Boutique That’s Cool with a Conscience

Eco Chic

Isabell de Hellerin Tux Jumpsuit. A Boy Named Sue is a new eco boutique based in Hong Kong that has a ‘stupidly simple’ premise: That all the clothes they sell are ‘Cool with a Conscience.’

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Vintage Bathroom Design Tips

Green Furniture Home Design

Bathrooms offer the perfect opportunity to let your personality show. Smaller in size and scale than most other rooms in the house, the bathroom is where most people feel more comfortable experimenting with color, paint treatments, or even themes.

Make Your Own Kale Chips: A Healthy, Crunchy, Savory Snack Recipe

Eco Chic

I can’t lie – kale isn’t my only addiction. I’m equally helpless when it comes to coffee and chocolate. But this green leafy vegetable is not just something I add into my meals for nutrition, it’s something I crave to the point of distraction.

Green Means Go! Become an Eco-Driver

Living Green & Saving Energy

If you are getting frustrated with the endless roller coaster of gas prices, you’ll be interested in the latest trend in saving fuel, the environment and money.

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Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture

Green Home Blog

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture. My interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA for short) started at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. I don’t know if you’ve ever been there, but it’s definitely worth a stop if you’re ever in town.

Standards over incentives in the inaugural address

Environmental Economics

Dang: Mr. Obama’s path on global warming is a case study in his evolving sense of the limits of his power and his increased willingness to work around intense conservative opposition rather than seek compromise.

Space Coast Birding Festival starts tomorrow! Come by and say hello!

10,000 Birds

Wow, is it Space Coast time already? By the time this post goes live I’ll be boarding an airplane to sunny Florida to begin the festivities. To say that I’m excited about it would be a gross understatement.

"Father of 3. Economics Major. Tight End?"

Environmental Economics

Listen to the 3 minute audio at The Chronicle : “There are a lot of times I ask myself what I’m doing. You know, I’m 30, playing football. But I enjoy it.”. Daryl Andersen. University of Redlands. In this episode, we hear from Daryl Andersen, a junior at the University of Redlands who owns a construction company and competes on the Division III football team. He describes how he balances work, family, and school—and how playing football has changed his career goals

A New Addition To The Birding Lexicon: “Brainbird”

10,000 Birds

Black-thighed Grosbeak. On a recent Costa Rica trip, one of these was called out while an epic mixed flock was demolishing the forest around us. Seagull Steve, being a tropical birding noob, completely froze…his brain could not process this information.

Views of Roe v. Wade at 40

Sightline Daily

Photo Credit: Chris JL via Compfight cc What better 40th “birthday” present for Roe v. Wade than new polling data showing American support for abortion rights at an all time high.

Green Prophet Upcycles Jordan’s Politicians Into Hip Handbags

Green Prophet

Laurie recycles a Jordanian political poster into a handbag. Here’s how she does it. Voting is underway for Jordan’s Parliament. I’m not running, but I have this one in the bag!

Freiburg: City of Vision

The Green Changemakers

[link] The City of Freiburg is often called Germany's "ecological capital" and has been recognized internationally as one of the world’s most livable, sustainable and child-friendly cities. In 1993, IMCL awarded the City of Freiburg the IMCL City of Vision Award.

Protect African Lions from Hunters with DiCaprio and IFAW


Leonardo DiCaprio and the International Fund for Animal Welfare want your help to protect African lions from hunters. Read More The post Protect African Lions from Hunters with DiCaprio and IFAW appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Amman Shirt Shops Serve Up Green Tees

Green Prophet

Four small businesses, starting as street vendors, offer up made-in-Jordan artwork with heart. . I’m a gift-giving locavore , preferring artifacts sourced or created wherever I happen to call home.

Amazon Rainforest Fights Illegal Logging with Tracking Devices


Brazilian authorities are installing tracking devices in the Amazon rainforest to help battle deforestation and illegal logging. Read More The post Amazon Rainforest Fights Illegal Logging with Tracking Devices appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Featured News

OECD Better Life Index

The Green Changemakers

[link] There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. Download executive summary Download the index data Learn more about the index What’s Your Better Life Index?

‘The East’ Premieres at Sundance, Watch the Official Trailer


We've been waiting to hear the first word on "The East", a new eco-suspense film starring Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard. Read More The post ‘The East’ Premieres at Sundance, Watch the Official Trailer appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Film/TV News Top News ellen page

UNEP Case Study Booklet- ‘Seeds of Knowledge: Contributing to Climate Change Solutions’

The Green Changemakers

The United Nations Environment Programme has published ‘Seeds of Knowledge’, a booklet of 24 case studies from 17 countries on grassroots solutions to the impacts of climate change. The publication has a focus on developing and emerging economies and aims to show that grassroots, community-led responses are already playing an essential role in building resilience to climate change across all regions of the world.

Seeds of Freedom and Gardens of Hope: Vandana Shiva visits Hawaii

Green Living Ideas

Hawaii was blessed last week with the appearance of internationally recognized seed-saving and anti-GMO activist Dr. Vandana Shiva. Dr. Shiva, trained as a physicist, has become the world’s most outspoken critic of the corporate takeover of our food system.

Sainsbury's Set to Give Food Waste a Roasting


Sainsbury's has strengthened its consumer-facing campaign activities on food waste in the wake of a hard-hitting report released last week.

The Big Idea - Using Your Money to Make Changes


Climate change is the mega problem that requires a mega solution in order to dodge its devastating effects, right? Well, what if the solution to climate change was simple?Imagine Imagine it’s as simple as spending money on things you already need and already buy every single day.

Biden Says Second Term Will See Action on Climate Change


Vice President Joe Biden in a surprise announcement on Sunday night told environmental groups that the Obama administration would not let climate change fall by the wayside in the President's second term.