Tue.Feb 19, 2013

So You Think You Might Like Home-Based Geothermal Energy?

Green Home Blog

As one informative web site notes, geothermal’s power source never varies – at least on the human scale of plus or minus 75 years.

Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

10,000 Birds

The number of people who hunt waterfowl in the US has declined since the mid 1990s. This has resulted in a reduction of the number of duck stamps sold.

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Do people vote with their feet in fisheries?

Environmental Economics

From the RESECON listserv: FAME Ph.D. COURSE: Applied Econometrics for Renewable Resource Economics. University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark, 13-17 May 2013. Centre for Fisheries & Aquaculture Management & Economics. The course is arranged together with University of Kiel.

Love Is The New Black. Try It On For a Change. ~ Deborah Savran.

Elephant Journal

I've built a large walk-in wardrobe here, folks, and it is all on its way out

DiCaprio Protects Wildlife with ‘Hands Off My Parts’ Campaign


Leonardo DiCaprio helped unveil the new World Wildlife Fund campaign "Hands Off My Parts", working to end the illegal trade of wildlife. Read More The post DiCaprio Protects Wildlife with ‘Hands Off My Parts’ Campaign appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News leonardo dicaprio

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Manufacture NY Brings Fashion Production Back to Brooklyn and New York City

Eco Chic

Manufacture NY facility.

New Renault Twizy Electric Car Being Tested in Tel Aviv Rental-Share Plan

Green Prophet

More than a skateboard, less than a car; that’s Renault’s new electric Twizy.

Bad News for On-Line Classes

Environmental Economics

Online classes are already common in colleges, and, on the whole, the record is not encouraging.

Bright Lights Big City

10,000 Birds

The bright lights of the city at night cause young Eurasian Blackbirds to mature faster according to a new study. Birds Eurasian Blackbird science Urban Birding

I took the budget cut challenge. and failed!

Environmental Economics

From the comments on this post : Mal said. Now is not the time to advocate new ways to spend on "good"ideas. That's easy. Anybody anytime can do that. Our leaders with the cheer leading of most of the media have been doing that for too many years. And now we're basically broke. I repeat WE ARE BROKE. We are deep in debt. We are in danger of collapsing because of our debt. NOW IS THE TIME TO PRIORITIZE AND COME UP WITH WAYS TO REDUCE SPENDING.

The Rarest Bird I’ve Ever Seen

10,000 Birds

In India, everything takes about three times longer than you expect it to.

Will Climate Change Cause Your Insurance to Increase?

Living Green & Saving Energy

The insurance industry is a huge and very profitable industry. However, with unexpected natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy, many companies are re-examining the way they price policies. Climate change could completely change the industry as some companies turn to climate science to more accurately figure the risk in certain areas. With the number of [.]. climate change global warming insurance cost

Bird of the Day by ArtMagenta

10,000 Birds

Thanks to the proliferation of digital photography and propagation of social media sharing, those of us interested in birds are awash in a daily deluge of amazing bird photos. But how many interesting illustrations of birds do you see each day?

Please don't comment on this post #FreeDaleAskey

Environmental Economics

From The Chronicle : A university librarian who is being sued after writing a critical blog post about a scholarly publisher is finding support from professors and librarians around the world. In 2010, Dale Askey, now a librarian at McMaster University, in Ontario, wrote a blog post about Edwin Mellen Press on his personal Web site, Bibliobrary, referring to the publisher as "dubious" and saying its books were often works of "second-class scholarship."

The Odd Case of Liability and Small Airplanes | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Back in 1994, Congress passed the General Aviation Revitalization Act. Under this law, small airplane manufacturers were no longer liable for accidents in planes more than 18 years old. So how did that affect the behavior of

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Can we blame this on ethanol too?

Environmental Economics

Pheasant economics ( NY Times ): The pheasant, once king of Iowa’s nearly half-a-billion-dollar hunting industry, is vanishing from the state. Surveys show that the population in 2012 was the second lowest on record, 81 percent below the average over the past four decades. The loss, pheasant hunters say, is both economic and cultural. It stems from several years of excessively damp weather and animal predators.

12 Cosmetic Chemicals You Don’t Want to Touch

Green Prophet

"Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching"

Environmental Economics

The professor is a past-president of the Southern Economics Association (here is his vita ): Students regularly drop out of massive open online courses before they come to term. For a professor to drop out is less common. But that is what happened on Saturday in “Microeconomics for Managers,” a MOOC offered by the University of California at Irvine through Coursera. Richard A.

Driving Declined During the Recovery

Sightline Daily

Here’s a fantastic chart from the Atlanta Journal Constitution , based on work by Portland-based Economist Joe Cortright, showing the decline in driving since the end of the 2007-2009 recession (in red)—and how unusual that decline has been, compared with previous recessions.

"Revealed Preference" makes it into The Chronicle of Higher Education

Environmental Economics

Of course, I'm wondering if there is convergent validity with stated preference rankings of colleges: In a new paper published by The Quarterly Journal of Economics, four researchers propose a method of ranking colleges according to students’ “revealed preferences”—the institutions they choose to attend over others that have accepted them. Using

Get your Yoga on at Wanderlust Yoga Festival!

Green Living Ideas

The editors here at Green Living Ideas are super stoked to be headed to the Oahu Wanderlust Festival February 28- March 3 2013. What’s Wanderlust, you might ask?

Beyonce Eats at Least One Vegan Meal a Day to Stay Trim


Beyonce lost the baby weight and stays trim by eating at least one vegan meal a day. Read More The post Beyonce Eats at Least One Vegan Meal a Day to Stay Trim appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan beyonce

English Cyclists Killed After Surviving Iran and Turkey

Green Prophet

A surge of round-the-world cyclists have emerged in the last few years as touring gear has improved and borders have become more fluid (for certain passport holders.)

Naomie Harris Wearing Sustainable Dress to Academy Awards


Naomie Harris will go green at this year's Oscars by wearing a sustainable dress designed by the Red Carpet Green Dress contest winner. Read More The post Naomie Harris Wearing Sustainable Dress to Academy Awards appeared first on Ecorazzi. Environment Fashion Lifestyle News Top News naomie harris

Be On Lookout for “Fake” Zaatar in Lebanon

Green Prophet

N ot even zaatar gurus can spot a fake that easily. Although it pains me to say it, I might have to think twice about buying zaatar items at the next Middle Eastern bakery I pass: It could be the case that there are harmful additives in the spice mixture.

Does the Vegan Crown Belong to Los Angeles?


By Colleen Holland, VegNews.com They say dreams are either made or broken in Los Angeles, but these days, being vegan in Los Angeles is definitely a dream come true. The Read More The post Does the Vegan Crown Belong to Los Angeles? appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vega

New CDC Study Lists Leafy Greens as Major Source of Food Poisoning


When we think about food poisoning, our thoughts usually turn to runny eggs, pink hamburger meat, and warm mayonnaise. But maybe we should be afraid of salads. A new study by the U.S.

Emily Deschanel to Rape Survivors: ‘There Is Help’


Emily Deschanel's show "Bones" has been tackling murder with a sense of humor for eight seasons. Read More The post Emily Deschanel to Rape Survivors: ‘There Is Help’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News emily deschanel

Bloomberg Seeks Ban on Plastic Bag Packaging


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose in his final State of the City address today a citywide ban on plastic-foam food packaging from stores and restaurants.

Staples Center Hosting First Meatless Concert for Morrissey


The Staples Center makes history by hosting very first veg concert for animal activist and vegetarian Morrissey. Read More The post Staples Center Hosting First Meatless Concert for Morrissey appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Music News Top News Vegan morrissey

Advance Promises to Expand Biological Control of Crop Pests


A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns of traditional insecticides, scientists are reporting.

Students fighting for Fossil Fuel Divestment Converge for National Gathering


Hundreds of activists from across the country are converging at Swarthmore College for the first-ever fossil fuel divestment convergence. The student-led PowerUp!

Beijing's Pollution Alarms Neighbors


The good news for the Chinese leadership is that their fiscal policies have paid off, producing both the world's second largest economy and the globe's leading creditor nation in less than a generation.

Plain Packs at Last !


The Cancer Society is over the moon with the New Zealand government’s announcement today to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.