December, 2012

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Giving Season – Oysters and Boots

Green Home Blog

Giving Season – Oysters and Boots. Now is the time that the locked doors of many hearts creak or swing open with great avail.

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Beirut, Lebanon: eating organic & slow

Green Traveler Guides

| A Green Revolution | Come to Beirut. Come for more than 5,000 years of history—even more when you include the ancient city of Byblos (an area known today as Jubayl), home to the seafaring Phoenicians and perhaps the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

Prints in the sand

10,000 Birds

I spend a lot of time outside and especially on secluded beaches. I am often alone and surrounded by shorebirds either roosting or feeding and I travel either by bicycle or on foot.

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Iranian Graphic Designers Fight Pollution and Climate Change

Green Prophet

What can graphic design do to help tackle environmental degradation? Well, these Iranian designers think a lot. Exploring the nexus where art and nature meet , Iranian designers look at the environmental problems riddling their cities and the innovative ways they can resolve them.

NASA’s 10 Most Stunning Pictures of 2012

Eccorazzi

For the second year in a row, we've gone through an entire years worth of photos and picked out our favorites. Check out last year's list and scroll down for some 2012 beauty. Read More The post NASA’s 10 Most Stunning Pictures of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Featured News Science

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Africa’s Big Five and Little Five

10,000 Birds

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Africa’s famous Big Five , but do you know there is also an equally fascinating Little Five ? Africa is famous for its large, charismatic mammals, and the Big Five epitomize the most sought-after of these fantastic beasts.

Qatar’s Sahara Forest Project Grows Its First Cucumbers from Saltwater

Green Prophet

The Gulf region is showing exactly why they are quickly becoming the top destination for renewable and clean technology in the world.

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Our Top 10 Favorite Vegan Recipes of 2012

Eccorazzi

For your enjoyment, we've put together a list of our favorite recipes here at Razz that you can go back to time and time again. Read More The post Our Top 10 Favorite Vegan Recipes of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Featured News Recipes Vegan

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Benefits and and costs of college

Environmental Economics

The opportunity cost has risen in Texas: A public debate has been raging in the state over the rising cost and, some say, the questionable value of a college degree. At the same time, the oil and gas boom has employers hiring people with or without one.

The UK steps up green living a notch: the biggest home improvement scheme since WWII

Green Living Ideas

The UK government has taken control of the quickly spiralling environmental situation that grips the country with “the biggest home-improvement scheme since WWII”. Similar to PACE Programs in the U.S. ,

Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe.

Sierra Club Compass

Today Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an agreement to purchase enough solar energy from Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes to power 105000 Los Angeles homes. That's him at the podium above making

Smoking is (good) for the birds

10,000 Birds

Back in the 1980s, it became popular for biologists to consider plant secondary compounds in understanding inter-species relationships and other ecological matters.

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Interview with Masdar’s Director of Sustainability – Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany

Green Prophet

Nawal Al-Hosany, a leading figure in the environmental movement of the Middle East speaks to GreenProphet about renewables, Masdar, education and the absence of women in the climate change debate – both locally and globally.

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Top 10 Vegan Trends and Events of 2012

Eccorazzi

Check out our picks for the top 10 happenings in the vegan world over the past year. Read More The post Top 10 Vegan Trends and Events of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Econ 101 in less than two and a half minutes

Environmental Economics

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Emancipating the Rooming House

Sightline Daily

Studio apartment at Freedom Center, Portland. Photo courtesy of Freedom Center. They may not be for you, but rooming houses and other small, basic dwellings should not be against the law.

Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

A few months back Nancy Wimmer told us about Bangladesh's solar success. In one of the poorest countries on earth, a renewable energy company, Grameen Shakti, is busy installing nearly 1000 solar home systems each

Coyotes in Carbon Canyon

10,000 Birds

When staying with Daisy’s family in Yorba Linda, California, I often wake up early in the morning and take the short walk up to the southern end of Carbon Canyon Regional Park to do some birding.

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‘Wadjda’ – A Saudi Girl & Her Green Bicycle

Green Prophet

There may have been a public battle to allow Saudi women to drive but an award-winning film explores the sensitive issue of women’s rights through a young girl and her green bike.

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Vegan Anne Hathaway Had to Endure Dead Fish on Les Mis Set

Eccorazzi

Anne Hathaway did her best to make her role on Les Mis as ethical as possible. Read More The post Vegan Anne Hathaway Had to Endure Dead Fish on Les Mis Set appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Film/TV News Top News Vegan anne hathaway

Ah, a chink in the armor of the google

Environmental Economics

Digitopoly : Google Scholar works via algorithm. It examines papers that are hosted in certain domains (usually, publishers and higher education institutions) and then constructs citations based on those papers.

Kerosene lanterns may be an overlooked source of Climate Change pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that oil lamps, or better kerosene lamps and lanterns, are the primary source of lighting in the third world it is a source of climate change pollution that has been overlooked for many decades.

When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

Sierra Club Compass

The American Wind Energy Association released an analysis on Wednesday, detailing how the wind industry could phase out reliance on federal tax credits over a six-year time period. In contrast to the wind industry's bold

Wicked, tricksy, false!

10,000 Birds

They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false! Gollum (the film version) It can’t have escaped your notice that there is a film from New Zealand out today that people are quite interested in.

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Tiny Electric Vehicle Rental Program Could Reduce Tel Aviv Pollution

Green Prophet

The Tel Aviv municipality is considering a plan to rent out small electric vehicles on a short term basis to cut down on air pollution , clear the roads and free up parking.

Sea Shepherd SSS Sam Simon: First Official Pics!

Eccorazzi

After months of secrecy and build up, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society today unveiled their new fourth vessel – the SSS Sam Simon. The ship, named in honor of its Read More The post Sea Shepherd SSS Sam Simon: First Official Pics! appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Not funny

Environmental Economics

If you know me well, and who doesn't, then you know I like Tennessee jokes (insert your own dang Kentucky joke here): Like businessmen everywhere, the college sports executives [attending the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum ] bemoaned the high cost of doing business these days.

Beauty Recipe: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Pre-shampoo Dandruff Treatment

Hug a Tree with Me

Dandruff will always return if the fungus that causes it is not killed off completely.

The British authorities have pulled a new Sodastream advert for 'denigration of the bottled drinks market'

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sorry, mind running this by me again. A Sodastream advert which pointed out the waste caused by disposable plastic bottles gets banned in UK (by Clearcast). Sodastream's new ad was yanked from UK airwaves for 'denigration of the bottled drinks market.'

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Shades of the Sunshine State

10,000 Birds

Corey let the cat out of the bag a couple days ago. I am really excited to say I’ll be heading down to Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival in Titusville, Florida, next month as a correspondent for 10,000 Birds. It won’t be my first trip to Florida.

Qatar to Invest Up to $20 Billion in Solar

Green Prophet

Like Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, Qatar uses up a lot of its own fossil fuels – either to power energy-intensive desalination plants or complicated subsidies.

The Oreo Made Gluten-Free, Vegan and Almost Raw

Eccorazzi

Since its introduction in 1912, NaBisCo’s Oreo cookie has becoming the best selling cookie of the 20th century in the U.S. Read More The post The Oreo Made Gluten-Free, Vegan and Almost Raw appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

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Happy Monday

Environmental Economics

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Review/Giveaway of Instead Softcup Menstrual Cups, ends 1/2, 3 winners

Hug a Tree with Me

I was a little skeptical when my box of Instead Softcup reusable menstrual cups came in the mail. The thought of an internal menstrual cup sounded invasive, messy and a bit scary (seriously, what if it got stuck in there). Nevertheless my research on Softcup eased my mind a bit so I gave it a try.