Fri.Jan 18, 2013

Sunny Solar Outlook For Middle East and North Africa

Green Prophet

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to bring 3.5GW of solar capacity online by 2015: Saudi Arabia and Turkey lead the way.

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Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life.

Mother Jones

Some plastics are worse than others for the marine life that accidentally or intentionally eat them. That's because not only are the plastics themselves toxic but some also act as sponges for other toxins. Unfortunately the most

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5 Ways to Be Happier & Less Depressed Through Buddhism.

Elephant Journal

5 Ways to Be Happier & Less Depressed Through Buddhism

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart.

Mother Jones

When it comes to America's energy future, it seems like all we ever hear about these days is natural gas. To hear the deafening outcry over fracking, to see the flares of North Dakota's drilling boom twinkling in space, you'd

The Dove Who Came In From the Cold

10,000 Birds

Not in any espionage sense. Rather, my trip to the American Museum of Natural History last week was enlivened, however slightly, by spotting a Rock Pigeon perched on top of the elephants in the Hall of African Mammals, safely out of the elements and unexposed to Central Park’s hawks.

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U.N. urged to freeze climate geo-engineering projects

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In October 2010 the United Nations was asked to impose a moratorium on "geo-engineering" projects such as artificial volcanoes and vast cloud-seeding schemes to fight climate change, by some green groups, fearing they could harm nature and mankind. The risks are too great said a group of envoys from many countries at a major U.N.

Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Another member of President Barack Obama's cabinet is on his way out the door. On Thursday night, Bloomberg News reported that Energy Secretary Steven Chu is planning to leave the Obama administration. The Nobel

Not all charcoal is equal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) With barbecuing becoming more and more popular, also and especially with many top chefs and gastro-pubs around Britain most of the charcoal sold in the country aids in the destruction of the tropical forests. Only 10% of all charcoal sold in Britain is from this country. Most of it comes from tropical hardwoods which require firelighters, the latter tainting the meat with carcinogenic residues.

The Dirty Secret About Quinoa – And Its Real Cost

Green Prophet

This healthy superfood filling up kitchen cupboards of ethical and vegetarian eaters comes at a high price for those in Peru and Bolivia . If you’re an vegan or vegetarian or someone who is just trying to eat a little more consciously , you know that shopping can be something of a nightmare.

DiCaprio to Focus on Environment During ‘Long Break’ from Acting


After filming three intense movies (“Django Unchained”, “The Great Gatsby”, and “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Leonardo DiCaprio has decided to take some time for himself – and, not surprisingly, Read More The post DiCaprio to Focus on Environment During ‘Long Break’ from Acting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Entertainment Environment News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Green Living Ideas

It’s pretty much inevitable that you’ll wind up with a sore throat at least once now that Winter us upon us.

Friday Downer: BPA Substitute Is Still Bad For You | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Years of research have found evidence that Bisphenol A?also also know as BPA?is is making humans fat and anxious, screwing with our ovaries, and making us develop tumors in our breasts and brains. Those findings have

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SAG Awards Dinner to Feature Delicious Vegan Option


While the Golden Globes last week failed to deliver a sequel to their 2012 vegetarian offerings, the upcoming Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are moving in the opposite direction – following Read More The post SAG Awards Dinner to Feature Delicious Vegan Option appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Why I Decided to Break Up with Facebook: A Yogic Perspective.

Elephant Journal

The same caveats apply to the social networking world. There is too much pressure to 'create' the perfect online profile or to be perceived in a certain way. We wish to put our best face forward, to scream from the cyber

Bhalo: Hand Created, Ethical Prints to Excite and Amuse (De-Rut Your Wardrobe!)

Eco Chic

The confetti dress , with fabric made in Rajshahi, and sewn by Folk Bangladesh. Bhalo ‘s prints, as you can see, are fabulous, and for a print-junkie like me, this is heaven (and these are all more interesting alternatives to the checks/stripes/polka dots).

Seane Corn on the Hyatt Boycott & Yoga Journal Conference.

Elephant Journal

Seane Corn on the Hyatt Boycott & Yoga Journal Conference: Statement

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

Green Home Blog

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right. Not long ago it was normal to fill a glass of cold, clear water from the kitchen tap for a refreshing beverage. Nowadays, it is considered in some homes akin to eating off the floor. Dangers lie hidden in many tap water systems.

Get Your Ears in Shape for Spring with Larkwire

10,000 Birds

Are you sometimes astounded when you are out with another birder who manages to hear and identify many more birds than you? Do you feel like you are missing out on finding lots of species because your eyes are good but your ears aren’t? Don’t stew about, do something!

Do You Got The Gear? Or Oh Portlandia You Make Me Anxious

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. For a comedy skit I found this, well funny first, but then disturbing… very disturbing, I was literally squirming in my chair watching these two get ready for a hike. The last few seconds of the skit are priceless though. Related posts: Gauging the Gear: Avex Autospout and Autoseal Water Bottles. Gauging the Gear: Iphone 5 Cases – Part One. Can You Say “Knife Envy” General

Watch: Paul McCartney Records Song to Promote Vegetarian Food


To launch a new range of chilled meat-free foods from Linda McCartney Foods, the company has kicked off a #LoveLinda campaign that includes a fantastic new television commercial with new Read More The post Watch: Paul McCartney Records Song to Promote Vegetarian Food appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Weekend Reading 1/18/13

Sightline Daily

Eric: Okay readers, I could use your help here. I have not, so far, been able to convince Alan that this is a worthwhile professional development opportunity for me. Al Jazeera has a good segment on the growth of bicycling in Seattle. Is fish oil really just snake oil ?

PETA Wants Monopoly’s Purebred Scottie Changed to Rescue Mutt


PETA has always found interesting ways to get the word out about animal protection issues. Read More The post PETA Wants Monopoly’s Purebred Scottie Changed to Rescue Mutt appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Who Pays for Freight Railway Upgrades?

Sightline Daily

Photo credit Jesse Varner. Whatever you think about coal exports, you’ve got to admit the proponents have a terrific sense of humor.

Union v. Hyatt: "Are yoga teachers & students who attend the Yoga.

Elephant Journal

Official statement from the Union: Are yoga teachers & students who are attending the Yoga Journal conference crossing a picket line

Fracking Up Our Food System


In the past few years, the United States and many other nations have developed a growing interest in natural gas as an alternative to coal and oil.

Help! I Forgot Who I Am! | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Source: via ? Jevel Wedding Planning | Jennifer E Wilson ? on Pinterest Today my 22-year-old called me feeling distressed. It was

New York Eyes $1B Green Fund, Electric Car Network


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed creating a green bank to spur private investment in the clean economy. He also called for a state-wide electric car network and an extension to the state’s solar program.

elephant has a crush on. our Parade of Apprentices! | elephant.

Elephant Journal

These people are one of the many reasons I love working for elephant

The Yogi Muse on Choosing Teacher Training, Certification and.

Elephant Journal

How to choose a Yoga Teacher Training, should you get certified, and does it matter if your teacher is famous? Advice from the Yogi Muse

The Year of Community. ~ Ann Griffin | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Experiencing a broader meaning of community every day. Within this community of self, the community of many, we are coming together and fracturing at the

2013: The Year of the Robot Unicorn. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

2013 is expected to be a most auspicious year! Here's a list of what may come in the upcoming year: Weather: ? The focus this year will be in the Southeastern part of the country with extremes in precipitation. We will finally

My Study of Life. ~ Sh'mal Ellenberg | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Study nature in order to understand about life and maybe the universe

Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from studying our.

Elephant Journal

Birds aren't that different from people. We learn from our parents, just like zebra finches learn songs from their fathers. We are active and noisy during the day, like birds, and we can also be territorial. Also like birds, we try to

What Every New Yoga Student Needs to Know. ~ Shanan Harrell.

Elephant Journal

What Every New Yoga Student Needs to Know. Shanan Harrell