Tue.Jan 29, 2013

Stay Warm, Save Energy, Cut Spending

Green Home Blog

Stay Warm, Save Energy, Cut Spending. With winter in full swing and gas prices failing to drop in spite of reserves, it is time to think about ways to stay warm even when the thermostat is turned down and the wind is shrieking like a cartoon housewife facing down a spider.

CHART: Which Kills More Birds, Cats or Turbines? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Last month Fox News reported on the "grizzly deaths" of 500 songbirds in West Virginia. Behind the fell deed: a wind farm, caught red-turbined. "To date, the Obama administration. has not prosecuted a single case against

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World’s First Shipping Container Bridge Over Tel Aviv’s Trash Mountain

Green Prophet

A new bridge called ECOtainer made from recycled shipping containers will render “ trash mountain ” unrecognizable to residents of Tel Aviv. The Hiriya landfill just outside of Tel Aviv shut down in 1998 after becoming the repository for 25 million tons of waste.

New Documentary Details the Plastic Plight of Midway’s Albatross

Wend Magazine

The albatross, wide-winged and graceful, feed by swooping down and scooping fish and other living things from the sea. Now they have to contend with vast amounts of plastic flotsam and jetsam floating where once their food was. They return to their nests and in turn feed the rubbish to their young, often killing them as well.

Speak With Sarah Silverman When You Support Galapagos Solar Campaign

Green Prophet

Sometimes it takes a touch of star power to boost solar energy projects, which may be why comedian Sarah Silverman has publicly supported Arava Power and Energiya Global founder Yosef Abramowitz’s latest solar campaign in the Galapagos Islands.

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Chaim Weizmann’s Fermentation Invention Used for Biofuel Production in USA

Green Prophet

A century-old fermentation process to transform plant material into a propellant, could eventually replace gasoline.

Japan Could See Major Solar Uptake


As Japan reels from the experience of living through the Fukushima disaster and public demand for a move away from nuclear energy to renewable energy grow , the environment in Japan could make it one of the fastest growing solar markets.

The greenest government ever; methinks not

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Con-Dem coalition of Cameron and Clegg claimed that it was (going to be) the greenest British government ever, but nothing could be further from the truth than that. Let's have a look at the sorry tale of the 'greenest' government to-date: 1. They tried to flog off our woodlands, or let's put it properly into perspective, some tracts of Forestry Commission lands – only stopped by the unexpected massive public outcry.

‘Portlandia’s’ Kumail Visits a Real Vegan Stripclub


Today I learned that there is an actual vegan stripclub in Portland that not only serves animal-free food but also actively educates its clientele (and female entertainers) on compassionate living. Read More The post ‘Portlandia’s’ Kumail Visits a Real Vegan Stripclub appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News Vegan

Bicycles are the key to better cities

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When it comes to bicycles and cities we all know the talking points as to the benefits of using a bike as they have been tirelessly elaborated upon. Bicycles improve health, ease congestion, save money, use less space, and provide efficient transportation with zero fuel consumption and zero carbon emissions and the culmination of a population on two wheels can have a drastic impact on the overall well-being of a city.

Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

Green Blog

The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries.

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Disgusting Flood of Fracking Water Devastates Egyptian Village

Green Prophet

Image of flooding in Fares by Abu El Fadl , Egypt Independent. Port Said and Cairo have been dominating Egyptian headlines of late, while Fares, a small agricultural community 75 km north of Aswan, has gone completely unnoticed despite enduring a humanitarian tragedy of epic proportions.

ABC’s ‘The Taste’ Features Vegan Chef


Dayna McLeod knew this was her opportunity to shine the national spotlight on vegan cuisine. Read More The post ABC’s ‘The Taste’ Features Vegan Chef appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Film/TV News Top News Vegan anthony bourdain

Eat Like A Sustainable Moroccan – Chickpea and Spinach Soup RECIPE

Green Prophet

Moroccan flavors blend deliciously in a hearty chickpea soup. Our previous posts on sustainable eating in the Middle East/North Africa region featured rice and chicken kabsa from Saudi Arabia , Jordan’s traditional mansaf, and wheat berry pudding from Iran.

Palm Springs, Calif.: this retro resort town looks marvelous in green

Green Traveler Guides

| A New Era Dawns | Palm Springs, someone says. What comes to mind?

"Three Months Is a Lifetime": Sandy Victims Slog On | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

When Hurricane Sandy struck Staten Island, it dumped three feet of seawater into Tony Lazzara's basement, just up the road from where two lives became some of the earliest fatalities of the storm. When Climate Desk first met

Eco-Chick Founder Starre Vartan’s Home Featured on Inhabitat (Video)

Eco Chic

This was such a fun video and article to be a part of! Thanks to Jill and the Inhabitat team for featuring me and my home – and helping people learn how to winterize their homes to save money (and carbon emissions!). Featured HomeSoul energy savings Home Starre Vartan video winterization


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A Great Day Out West – Bobcats, Birds and Boardwalks

10,000 Birds

“Out West” to most Floridians might mean California or Arizona or might even refer to the Gulf Coast of Florida. But to us locals from the El Dub (Lake Worth, FL) it refers to anywhere east of the Everglades and west of Congress Avenue. And this is where magic happens from time to time.

Who's Paying for Climate Denial Politics? - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

On Monday, President Barack Obama said it loud and clear during his second inaugural address: we need action to fix our climate crisis, and we need it now. And, just a few hours later, as it seems like they've done

Developing Children’s Systems Literacy

The Green Changemakers

[link] By Linda Booth Sweeney Tauno Tõhk A brief interaction between the author and her four-year-old son at a traffic rotary illuminates the awareness young children have, often overlooked, of systems and connectedness.

Swine Flu Death Toll in Middle East Region

Green Prophet

Are you at risk? Get swine flu updates for the PA, Israel, Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia and Jordan.

Systems Thinking through Art in Nature

The Green Changemakers

Art pieces by Jay Mead, Michaelyn Bachhuber, Nirmala Nair, and Dominic Stucker By Dominic Stucker , Program Manager at Sustainability Leaders Network. Systems thinking and creativity are essential for bringing about the transition to sustainability.

WATCH: Taco Bell Pulls Commercial for Slamming Vegetables


Taco Bell pulls 'controversial' commercial after mocking vegetables and offending veggie lovers. Read More The post WATCH: Taco Bell Pulls Commercial for Slamming Vegetables appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Featured Film/TV News

List of Top 10 Documentaries – Watch Online For Free

The Green Changemakers

[link] We created a list of the Top 10 documentaries selected by our Facebook community and we also included the links where you can watch all these documentaries for FREE. For a complete list of all the documentaries available on our site, please visit our documentaries section.

Somerhalder Seeks Help for Dogs Who Have Spent Years at Shelter


In addition to lending his support for LGBTQ youth and preservation of the environment, Ian Somerhalder has taken to Twitter to advocate for homeless animals. Read More The post Somerhalder Seeks Help for Dogs Who Have Spent Years at Shelter appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Five Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill

Green Living Ideas

Paying your energy bill is never an exciting moment, but it shouldn’t be like pulling teeth. If you’re anguishing over the service fees you’re incurring from month to month, something has to change. Luckily, you have the power to make things a little easier on your budget.

New Study Finds Cats Kill Billions of Animals a Year


A new study finds cats kill billions of animals every year accounting for as much as 15 percent of the bird population. Read More The post New Study Finds Cats Kill Billions of Animals a Year appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Science Top News mark salling

Green Wedding Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of

Green Living Ideas

If you are into a green lifestyle then shouldn’t your big day reflect that too? Don’t think that a green wedding is a sacrifice in any way: instead you can find a way to share your love of the environment in really cool ways with your guests! #1: 1: Just-Picked Wedding Flowers.

Missing Vegan Blogger Spotted, Reportedly Changed Identity


Missing vegan blogger, Victoria Moon Erickson, has reportedly has been spotted and changed her identity. Read More The post Missing Vegan Blogger Spotted, Reportedly Changed Identity appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News Vegan victoria moon erickson

Australia- From Fires to Floods


Australia's 2013 is turning from one extreme weather event to another with no break in between. With January breaking heat records and having hundreds of fires across multiple states, the country is now suffering massive summer floods.

Solar 3D Successfully Fabricates Prototype

Green Living Ideas

Solar3D, Inc. has developed 3-dimensional solar cell technology for some years now, but only a few days ago, announced that they successfully fabricated their first prototype: 3D solar cell.

McDonald's USA to Serve OnlY Eco-Labelled Fish


McDonald’s USA says it will become the first national restaurant chain to serve fish bearing the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label at all of its US locations.

Momo Wang’s Third Hand Upcycled Collection: Inspired by Derrida

Eco Chic

Momo Wang’s Third-Hand UpCycle Collection is a brilliantly colorful example of what can be achieved with reusing found materials in fashion.