Wed.Feb 13, 2013

Green Senior, Green Soldier

Green Home Blog

Green Senior, Green Soldier. Youth seems to take center stage when it comes to various causes, especially the green movement. Young bands and young festivals look like a party most anybody would want to join. However, rarely do you see the senior’s contribution. Many, sixty and over, have been dealing with different aspects of past as well as future green behavior that most have rarely considered. The Great Depression.

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Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

According to the biotech industry, genetically modified (GM) crops are a boon to humanity because they allow farmers to "generate higher crop yields with fewer inputs," as the trade group Biotechnology Industry Organization

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Habitat For Humanity Restores Jordan’s Salt – PHOTOS

Green Prophet

People helping people. Is there a better way to burn a few calories? Habitat for Humanity Jordan (H4H) recently teamed up with Sahhyieh Jamia, a community association in Deir Alla (Salt province), and American Community School to help build homes in a village near Salt.

Daily Demand and Supply: If you don;t want to raise prices, artificially increase the supply?

Environmental Economics

In the past seven years, sales for Maker’s Mark bourbon — known for the red-wax seal and a  Kentucky twang  — have more than doubled. With the company unable to supply the demand for the bourbon boom, bars, restaurants, and package stores are increasingly left with empty shelves where Maker’s Mark once stood.   What to do? How to satisfy the whiskey-thirsty masses? Just add water, of course, which is what the makers of Maker’s Mark have decided to do.

Epic Fail Book Helps Us Understand Our Insatiable Appetite for Awful News

Green Prophet

Pink slime, an Egyptian muscleman with freakish biceps, and horse-burgers : what makes news go viral? Ages back, the day after actress Natalie Wood died, I got two phone calls from my brothers – each on an opposite American coast – with the same awful joke*.

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Cool Office Decor & Design Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Office space can be a prison or paradise depending on how you look at it. It is a place you see 5 days a week, for hours on end. If it is not aesthetically pleasing, your mental state may suffer the consequences. Here are a few cool office décor ideas to lighten things up: Bring the Outside In.

I took the Appstate sustainability survey and got the first question wrong!

Environmental Economics

Kaikoura in the Summer

10,000 Birds

Kaikoura, in New Zealand’s South Island, is arguably the best place in the world to see albatrosses and petrels.

An overview of potential climate policies

Environmental Economics

The beginning and end: GREEN jobs have long had a whiff of exaggeration to them. The alternative-energy sector may ultimately employ millions of people.

Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus ) at Delevan NWR (click on photos for full sized images). The name Peregrine means “wanderer,” and northern-nesting Peregrines are among North America’s long-distance migratory species, some moving 25,000 kilometers every year.

Britain headed for triple-dip recession

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government and the Bank of England have recently admitted what we all have already known and that is that we are headed down the drain again with the economy. In fact, despite what they have claimed, we have never actually come out of the Great Recession at all. We have just been muddling along, bumping along the bottom. No one, however, is willing to admit that it is the system that is at fault.

A catch 22

Environmental Economics

I'm conducting an internet survey and sent a second (and final) reminder email. From the inbox: Damnit! I told you twice I did NOT do the ride!!!! Stop sending me emails!!!! So, my dilemma is. do I reply with an apology or ignore? I feel the need to apologize but have been asked to stop sending emails. Oh well, this is what I sent: I apologize for my oversight and the inconvenience. I'll keep you all posted on the cursing out that I'm sure I'll justly receive  

Tory think tank urges to knock down tower blocks

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A Tory think tank is urging government to knock down all tower blocks and build terraced homes instead. Nice idea but where would they be building all those homes? And what would happen to our towns and cities? They'd be devoid of people as many of the British towns and cities are already.

God Bless America

Environmental Economics

oil and gas production is evolving so rapidly — and demand is dropping so quickly — that in just five years the U.S. could no longer need to buy oil from any source but Canada, according to Citigroup's global head of commodities research. Citigroup's Edward Morse, in a new report, projects a dramatic reshaping of the global energy industry, where the U.S., in a matter of years, becomes an exporter of energy, instead of one of the biggest importers.

Today We Take Part in Civil Disobedience for the Climate - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Allison Chin is the Sierra Club President. This morning I will join 50 other people from diverse backgrounds in risking arrest outside the White House. We are demanding serious action on climate disruption from our elected

Curriculum & Resources: The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

The Green Changemakers

Source: YES Magazine GMO Infographics "The Truth About Biotechnology" Download the entire "Truth about Biotechnology" infographic here "What Do You Know About GMOs?" DOWNLOAD the entire "What Do You Know About GMOs?" infographic here "What on Earth are GMOs?"

A Living Wall of Herbs Within Your Reach

Green Prophet

Miriam shows you a practical plan for constructing a living herb wall that fits your space. If growing organic culinary or healing herbs at home grabs you, a wall garden will bring you joy.

What the FRACK? A great video introduction to Fracking!

Green Living Ideas

This awesome little video comes to us from the good people at Earthjustice. Fracking: Things Find a Way, looks at the ways that fracking damages ground water, diminishes air quality, and affects communities in the surrounding areas.

Ambre Energy: Caveat Investor

Sightline Daily

As domestic demand for coal has tumbled , the coal industry has grown increasingly desperate to shore up falling revenues by exporting coal to Asia.

M. Patmos NYFW F/W 2013: Aristocratic Nomad

Eco Chic

Marcia Patmos’ Fall 2013 collection for M.Patmos is inspired by the aristocratic nomad; a well-traveled woman who collects and carefully curates her wardrobe with pieces from around the world. Ladylike silhouettes provide a sleek contrast to the menswear theme played out in the collection.

Injection Free Vaccinations

Celsias

Neodandi House of Couture NYFW F/W 2013 Show: Upcycled Transformations

Eco Chic

From knee-length men’s trench coats made from reclaimed suit jackets, to women’s cotton dresses from white t-shirts, Neodandi House of Couture ‘s creator, NiiLartey De Osu reuses materials to create new from old.

"Shell's Arctic Drill Rigs Not Up to the Task "-Greenpeace

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Enhancing the Efficiency of Motors

Celsias

Since the 1800s engines have been the fascination of many inventors. There has been a desire to constantly understand and improve upon what is already in existence to make it go faster, have more power, and get us places quicker.