June, 2012

5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom

Green Home Blog

5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom. Green your bed! It’s easy to overlook the bedroom when you’re trying to go green – what’s the point if you’re asleep in there the whole time anyway?

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Carbon Omission

Wend Magazine

And of course, before the was “OAL” there was “Clean Coal” It’s unfortunate that Big Coal has Big Cash to peddle Big BS to further delay little wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal. More on Big Coal BS. From Coal Tattoo: Coal PR firm set up state’s anti-Obama meetings.

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Namibia’s 15 key birds

10,000 Birds

Gaining independence in 1990, Namibia is one of Africa’s “newer” nations, although not quite as newborn as South Sudan which has yet to celebrate its first anniversary! Before self-rule it was administered by South Africa and known as South-West Africa.

Whither t = 1.92?

Environmental Economics

There are a couple of interesting posts at Economist's View and Marginal Revolution about publication bias in political science and economics journals.

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Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener

Green Traveler Guides

A new living green roof and a super-energy-efficient heat and power system are the latest eco-upgrades at Hilton New York, the city's largest hotel. Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Green Travel News Hilton New York Manhattan Reuters

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Striding Snake-killers

10,000 Birds

There is no raptor quite so removed from the typical confines of what a bird of prey should look and behave like.

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Sun-Believable Solar Nanotechnology Paint May Revolutionize Renewables

Green Prophet

Paint researchers at University of Notre Dame go green, and not just ‘cause they’re the “Fighting Irish”. A team of scientists and engineers led by Professor Prashant Kamat is generating energy from solar paint.

How to Save a Little Green by Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Here are a few ways to not only go green but save green! saving energy saving money saving water go green save money going green green lifestyle how to go green save energy save money sustainable living

Michelle Pfeiffer on Her New Vegan Diet


The actress opens up to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about why she switched to a vegan diet for hear health. Read More. Eats News Top News Vegan caldwell esselstyn michelle pfeiffer

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A Guide to Radon

Green Home Blog

A Guide to Radon. What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring noble gas (so called because they are mostly inert and do not interact with other elements) first discovered in 1900. If you look on the periodic table you’ll find it all the way on the bottom right listed as Rn.

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Ridiculously stupid quote of the day

Environmental Economics

Stocks closed lower Thursday with all three major averages logging their worst May since 2010, driven by mounting concerns over the euro zone debt crisis in addition to worries over a slowing U.S. economy. via www.cnbc.com. Worst May since 2010? How many have there been? Let's count the Mays since 2010. 1) May, 2011. 2) May, 2012. I think I need someone to double-check my math. What? I'm right? OK then. Alternative headline: Stocks worse this May than last May

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Southern Lapwings and their Sexy Spurs

10,000 Birds

If you haven’t been to Trinidad and Tobago, you’re missing out on a country that combines many of the best qualities of the Caribbean and South America.

Jacob Karni’s Solar Turns Brown Coal Into Clean Fuel

Green Prophet

Greenearth energy looks to Israeli solar tech to make use of Oz’s vast brown coal resources. With the climate change tipping point precipitously close , an Israeli-Australian venture will use solar technology to mitigate the greenhouse gases from coal in Australia.

How to Save a Little Green by Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Here are a few ways to not only go green but save green! saving energy saving money saving water go green save money going green green lifestyle how to go green save energy save money sustainable living

10 Amazing Green Features of Justin Timberlake’s Golf Course


Timberlake owns Mirimichi, a golf course in his home state of Tennessee, and it's one of the greenest in the country. Read More. Causes Environment Featured News Sports justin timberlake

Hemp facts

Green Living Tips

Hemp is an extraordinarily useful plant that can provide more environmentally friendly food, fiber, fuel, medicinal and building products

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What am I missing in the whole health care mandate debate?

Environmental Economics

I'm a simple man.    And by simple I mean I seek the simplest solution to complex problems.    At times that means I miss the nuance and detail that is really at the heart of many complex problems, but that doesn't stop me from offering simple analysis. So here's my economist take on the national health insurance, health care mandate, Obamacare, socialism.whatever.debate. It's all about the risk pooling. 

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Where Tulips Come From (It Ain’t Holland)

10,000 Birds

Kazakhstan, May 2009 During the two days spent out in the steppe in Kazakhstan I couldn’t help but notice the sheer number of flowers that dotted the grassy steppe. It seemed that anywhere one looked some kind of flower, whether it was an iris, a tulip, or something else, was blooming.

TIGI’s Honeycomb Solar Collector Wins Big Euro Award

Green Prophet

Last Wednesday in Munich, Germany, Israeli solar energy company TIGI Ltd. was among the three winners in the solar-thermal category at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition, an annual forum promoting solar technologies since 1991.

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Homemade Wire Weeder

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recently I have seen this little tool in constant use by a gardener and was wondering how easy it would be to actually make one of those myself. The answer is: “Extremely easy and it takes but a few minutes”.

Mike Zigomanis on Being a Vegan Athlete


If you think there aren’t any great vegan athletes, think again! Many athletes are going for plant-based diets to keep them strong and healthy. Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, wrestler Daniel Read More. Entertainment News Sports Top News Vegan mike zigomanis

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A Himalayan resort made of dry stacking of stone and wood without cement


Deepon Mitra: Sitting in the foothills of the Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is place where natural beauty and architectural elegance sit together like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

Reducing the cost of online surveys

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: As you may have heard, Zoomerang is now part of the SurveyMonkey family. SurveyMonkey is the world's largest survey company, home to over 12 million customers and used by 99% of the Fortune 500. By joining forces, we're able to give you the very best in survey tools and analytics. The features you know and love on Zoomerang can also be found on SurveyMonkey. Plus, you'll now have access to great SurveyMonkey services.

Okay, okay, wood warblers are the bomb.

10,000 Birds

Last year 10,000 Birds celebrated Wood Warbler Week , which gave me an opportunity to describe exactly what a Wood Warbler (aka Phylloscopus sibilatrix ) really was. And to inform North Americans that their so-called wood warblers would be more aptly named Silly-Canaries.

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Qatar’s QSAS Turns Other Rating Systems Green

Green Prophet

Step back, LEED. Back off, BREEAM. Easy there, Estidama: Qatar’s developing a new building standard and it’s called QSAS. Qatar’s revamped its QSAS green building rating system.

Green washing machines

Green Living Tips

Front loading vs. top loading - what washing machine should you choose to help minimize the environmental impact of your clothes washing activities

‘Whale Wars’ and ‘Seal Wars’ Kick Off June for Animal Planet


The calendar has flipped and that means an epic month for the Sea Shepherd on Animal Planet has finally arrived. While “Viking Shores”, the first spin-off series for the Whale Read More. Animals Causes Featured Film/TV Top News

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Clariant's eco advanced denim manufacturing process


Surbhi Sharma: Denims are one of the most favorite wears through all age groups, across the world. A conventional denim production involves more than fifteen dyeing vats and a wide range of chemicals.

Come study sustainability at THE Ohio State University

Environmental Economics

Blatant self-promotion alert: New undergraduate major in sustainability at Ohio State. Students who have a passion for sustainability can put their passion into practice by enrolling in Ohio State’s new major called Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) ( [link] ).    The EEDS major is a multi-disciplinary degree program in sustainability that provides students in-depth training in the economic, business and social aspects of sustainability.

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The Ubiquitous European Starling: The Bird We Love to Hate

10,000 Birds

Everyone probably knows the story of how the European Starling ( Sturnus vulgaris ) came to the shores of America during the 19th century, but for those who don’t, this is how it goes.

Gaza’s Water Too Dangerous To Drink

Green Prophet

According to a recent report by charities, Gaza’s only source of fresh water is contaminated with fertiliser and human waste. The water and waste infrastructure in Gaza has been slowly deteriorating for years now.

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Best Western hotels ‘eco-zap’ viruses and bacteria

Green Traveler Guides

Best Western International has rolled out a new cleaning program that equips its housekeepers with ultra violet (UV) sterilization wands and UV inspection lights. Housekeepers use the wands to sterilize “high touch” points such as telephones, clocks, light switches, toilet seats Best Western hotels ‘eco-zap’ viruses and bacteria is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Hotels News Technology Best Western green cleaning Green Travel News Reuters

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Leonardo DiCaprio Calls for New York Shark Fin Ban


The actor tweeted his support for Oceana's campaign to get New York's shark fin ban passed. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Designer conceptualizes a floating luxury resort, powered by solar cells


Dattatreya Mandal: Hotel conceptions utilizing solar energy are not really a new fad, especially when we consider the slew of green technologies flooding our modernistic avenues.