Tue.Jan 08, 2013

The World’s Oldest Living Olive Trees Are Lebanese

Green Prophet

“Sisters” or the the Olive trees of Noah, are the 16 oldest olive trees in the world found in the community of Bechealeh, Lebanon. Some 6,000 years old, folklorists say these have Biblical origins.

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Paul Watson Steps Down From Sea Shepherd


Paul Watson is once again going the distance in an effort to prevent more whales from dying at the hands of the Japanese whaling fleet. The 62-year-old founder and president Read More The post Paul Watson Steps Down From Sea Shepherd appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Dubai to Overtake Heathrow as World’s Largest Airport

Green Prophet

Dubai International Airport (DXB) will overtake Heathrow as the world’s biggest international airport by 2015. What’s the environmental impact of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) decade of relentless aviation growth?

First Video Footage of Giant Squid in Natural Habitat Emerges


Yesterday, the world learned that video of the elusive (and legendary) giant squid in its natural habitat had finally been successfully recorded.

Making BC’s Carbon Tax Even Better

Sightline Daily

Sightline is an unapologetic booster of British Columbia’s carbon tax. For good reason, other jurisdictions look to Canada’s West Coast as a model of a strong carbon policy. Yet, BC’s tax is not perfect.

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WATCH: Woody Harrelson Teams Up with HSUS Against Fur


In perhaps our favorite new anti-fur video, Woody Harrelson and HSUS make clear the reasons every person should choose faux over fur. Read More The post WATCH: Woody Harrelson Teams Up with HSUS Against Fur appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News woody harrelson

Fight Crime By Getting the Lead Out

Green Prophet

Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Myanmar and Yemen are still using leaded gasoline and many others have lead contaminated plumbing, soil, paint and household products. How can we reduce the world’s crime rate, particularly the rate of violent crime?

This is the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Winner


Photographer Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand is this year’s winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest.

Iran Gags on Pollution and Sanctions

Green Prophet

Iran is gagging – on sanctions and deadly pollution. Finally, after months of denial, the country’s oil minister Rostam Qasemi acknowledged that petroleum sales are down by 40 percent after western sanctions that prohibit certain international transactions have stunted trade.

Rosanna Davison’s Favorite Vegan Superfit Smoothie Recipe


Former Miss World, Rosanna Davison, has teamed up with PCRM to share her thoughts on how to kickstart the new year with healthy eating. Read More The post Rosanna Davison’s Favorite Vegan Superfit Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Recipes Top News Vegan rosanna davison

I am Beautiful 

Hug a Tree with Me

I smile ear to ear as I stare at my naked self in the mirror (a task I have managed to avoid for the past few years), tears collect in my eyes and I feel like I am meeting my bare self for the first time.

Your 2013 Green Crusade

Green Home Blog

Your 2013 Green Crusade. Sailing into the end of another three sixty five, might there be one thing we could choose to make next year that much sweeter? Sure, eat healthy, lose weight, exercise, blah blah blah, but what about a real green commitment? Not a resolution either, a commitment.

Drink Recipe: Toasted Fennel and Cardamom Tea

Hug a Tree with Me

Healthy Cardamon has the ability to clean both the urinary tract and the kidneys and it is also an anti-inflammatory agent, its pods have been used in herbal tea for centuries. Fennel seeds are awesome free radical fighters; it contains copper, iron, zinc and magnesium.

Element Hotels now powered by 100% renewable energy

Green Traveler Guides

The hotels purchase renewable energy credits that guarantee their power comes from a renewable source, such as wind, hydroelectric, solar or geothermal. The credits also help fund development of renewable energy facilities.

Cookbook Review - Fifty Shades of Chicken by F L Fowler

Hug a Tree with Me

I think I am probably one of the only people who haven’t read the crazy popular erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” You know… it is the novel that when crazy viral, it is about a steamy taboo relationship between a college student and a young business man.

Three New Mosaic Solar Projects and the Stories Behind Them


One of the wonderful things about the Mosaic model is that it not only creates clean energy for the planet and returns for investors, but also helps great organizations lower their energy costs. During our beta phase, Mosaic investors helped to finance solar installations on the roofs of organizations that are doing things like promoting sustainable agriculture , helping inner city youth find jobs , and serving food to people in need.


Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Manure’s most important contribution to the garden is that it adds organic matter to the soil much like compost and peat, or the, supposedly eco-friendly alternative, coir. Peat and peat composts are, in fact, something that should be avoided as far as possible due to the fact that the use of them depletes the bogs from where it is cut.

Results from my actigraphy report

Environmental Economics

I wore a sleep watch last semester to test it out for the well-known sleep and decision-making researcher  David Dickinson  (always doing whatever I can to advance knowledge). I'm  I'm happy to report that my sleep efficiency averages almost 90%!

A Truly British Family

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Bradshaw’s are just a normal British family living in a two-bedroom semi-detatched house in the small town of Westerham in Kent. Emily is a teacher and James works in London (nine-to-five ‘for the man’). They have one son, Lucan, who is now 2½ years old. Pretty normal so far! However, this year (2013) they have made an unusual New Year’s resolution.

Elk River Falls

Environmental Economics

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10,000 Birds

It’s one of the subtle joys of doing Christmas Bird Counts to be assigned the same area over and over again over the years. To be able to have a profound understanding of a particular patch of ground, to personally witness the changes brought over time.

2012 Hottest Year on Record For U.S., says NOAA


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has gone ahead and confirmed the depressing obvious: 2012 was the hottest ever for the contiguous U.S. The average temperature of 55.3 degrees beat the previous Read More The post 2012 Hottest Year on Record For U.S.,

Sani Pass – a Drakensberg birding gem

10,000 Birds

“In 80 birding tours to more than 100 countries, that was definitely the best day of birding I have ever had in my life!’ This unequivocal statement was recently made to me by a well traveled American birder after a day trip up Sani Pass.

SAG Awards Planting 3,400 Trees in Chilean Patagonia


The Screen Actor's Guild Awards is reducing its carbon footprint by planting native trees with its partner, the for-profit reforestation company Patagonia Sur. Read More The post SAG Awards Planting 3,400 Trees in Chilean Patagonia appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Biblical Flood Swamps Tel Aviv and Fills Reservoirs

Green Prophet

Historic rains filled the once dry Ayalon River bed that runs through Tel Aviv, flooding highways, homes, and public buildings.

'The Story Of Cosmetics' Video

Living In a Toxic World

Great little video with an important message. Check out the Organic Grocery List or Book Store. video toxins health

House of Death: Private Home Has Dozens of Trophy Animals


Leave it to Reddit users to expose a home filled with so much death, one can't even quite comprehend the loss. Read More The post House of Death: Private Home Has Dozens of Trophy Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Prince Charles: I Don't Want My Grandchild to Ask Me Why I Didn't Do More on Climate Change


Sometimes ( well, actually quite often )we wonder about the relevance of the Royal Family. But just occasionally one of them says something useful and sensible.On the environment that's usually Prince Charles.

Woman Grows New Bones Around Her Eye After 20K Plastic Surgery Goes Awry

Eco Chic

Yes, it’s frustrating watching oneself age; the only solace that I can take is that EVERYONE has to go through it. Unless you end up checking out of life early, literally every single person you see, no matter how great they look now, will suffer some kind of age-related decline.

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Climate Change in 2013: Five Things to Expect in the New Year


It's a brand new year and we can expect it to bring climate challenges, both new and old. Most of the predictions for climate change in 2013 and beyond build upon the trends we have seen over the past years, and especially in 2012 — from Hurricane Sandy to the hottest month on record.