September, 2012

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth. Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. go veg!

The Incredulous New Caledonian Crows

10,000 Birds

We know that the human mind has capacities that are not common in other animals. Some of these capacities seem to be linked with language or with complex thinking or inference, and probably evolved in connection with our linguistic and complex social behavior.

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Fivelements: deep green ahhhhh in Bali

Green Traveler Guides

| Sacred, Shocking Sustainability | I weave my motorcycle down a narrow, potholed road past exquisitely terraced rice paddies and through a tiny village. This is Bali, but not the Bali of the island’s highly trafficked locales—and I feel deliciously remote from the bustle even though Kuta and Ubud are each only thirty minutes away, [.] Fivelements: deep green ahhhhh in Bali is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Cornell and Israel’s Technion Unveil Net-Zero Energy Tech Hub Plans

Green Prophet

Earlier this year Cornell and Technion, Israel Institute for Technology won the privilege of developing a new tech campus and incubator on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

Eggs and Beyond: 8 Vegan Substitutes for Common Ingredients


One of the nasty pitfalls of becoming vegan or pursuing a more plant-based, healthy lifestyle is the allure of vegan or low-calorie products. Read More The post Eggs and Beyond: 8 Vegan Substitutes for Common Ingredients appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

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"From the inimitable Gregg Easterbrook"

Environmental Economics

Newmark's Door: It's difficult to make stuff like this up. Unless you're Monty Python.). In 2010, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon was spending too much on studies, so he commissioned a study of exactly how much. That study was then scrutinized by the Government Accountability Office, which found the  study of studies lacking.    Here's the kicker. What does the study of the study of studies conclude? More study is needed.

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Electree’s Solar Bonsai Tree to Electrify Our Techno Toys

Green Prophet

Where’s a charger when you need one? My device-addicted household is always running short on chargers for cell phones and laptops and iPods. I plug in my phone and come back to find it’s migrated to someone’s Kindle. What’s the impact of all this techno-juicing on the environment?

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Man Plants Guitar-Shaped Forest to Honor Late Wife


In what's a touching tribute to a love lost too soon, an Argentine man has planted a gorgeous forest in the shape of a massive guitar. Read More The post Man Plants Guitar-Shaped Forest to Honor Late Wife appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Featured News People

Hair products and the environment

Green Living Tips

Hair sprays, waxes, mousse and gels. What's in this stuff that sits on our skin and ultimately ends up down the drain when we wash it out? It can be an environmentally toxic nightmare

Do not educate your child to be rich but the value of things

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Do not educate your child to be rich. Instead educate your child to be happy, so, when when he or she grows up, he or she will know the value of things, NOT the price. Spending time with your child is more important than spending money on them. This is, however, something that many parents do not seem to understand and they buy them things to make up for the lack of time that they spend with their children.

The Joy of Letting Go

10,000 Birds

It is fall migration season and the birds are flying. We have had quite a run of birds overhead as they stream down along the Pacific flyway.

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Can't I just have my million dollars and be left alone to do my very important and serious work?*

Environmental Economics

By my estimates, I could have run 12% more regressions if it weren't for sponsored research paperwork: Florida State, which is still disputing the findings, is far from the only university to feel the sting of a federal audit in recent years. The flood of research money from the 2009 federal stimulus act and the growing federal deficit have increased demands for accountability among recipients of taxpayer dollars.

LED Lights A Health Hazard: New Research from Israel

Green Prophet

In teddy bears, iPhones and baby sleep monitors: turn off those LED lights at night before they affect your sleep cycles and health!

Usher Goes Vegan, Wants Bieber to Do the Same


33 year-old singer Usher has gone vegan, and loves what it's doing to improve his already enviable abs. Read More The post Usher Goes Vegan, Wants Bieber to Do the Same appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Featured News Vegan justin bieber usher

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Scandinavia Children Bibles App Review & 3 Piece bible book giveaway ends 10/21

Hug a Tree with Me

Jordan is a spiritual inspiration to me. At just four, she has such a genuine zest to learn about God and the bible. A little over a year ago we found our church home, we has since as a family set on the journey of getting developing a relationship with God and learning to be more like him.

Good Life Centre's Repair Cafe becomes regular FREE event in London, SE1

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Goodlife Centre has announced that after the success of the pilot Repair Café , which was held in July, the project is going to become a regular community event at its Waterloo based workspace. The next date will be Saturday, November 3, 2012.

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Birders are Freeloaders

10,000 Birds

If you ever wonder why so many American birders leaven their love of nature with a little self-loathing, look no further than the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation , which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts every five years or so.

The effects of recession on outdoor recreation

Environmental Economics

Subsistence hunting and fishing is an inferior good: There’s definitely an interesting socioeconomic analysis to be done on the ways in which certain activities that were once deadly earnest attempts to gather food came, in an era of relative caloric abundance, to be luxury pastimes instead.

Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy

Green Prophet

Determined to stay its unpopular nuclear course , Iran is now turning to wind power and other renewable energy sources to blow past sanctions.

Why Meat Consumption is Falling in the US


In the last five years, US meat consumption has taken a nose dive. Here's what's driving the trend. Read More The post Why Meat Consumption is Falling in the US appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

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Mariel Hemingway on GMOs and Why We Need to Stop Monsanto

Green Living Ideas

I was introduced to a wonderful new film project that Mariel Hemingway is behind called Stop Monsanto. I’m excited about the film and hope you will be too. I had the opportunity to correspond with Ms. Hemingway about the film and the issues behind it (GMO/GE food).

Ohyo, the Collapsabottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Stretches to hold 500ml, squished to fit in a pocket Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Ohyo Collapsabottle is, basically, the Aquatina 2.0 as it has been developed out of it.

What is a Cardinal?

10,000 Birds

In all of North America, only one avian species serves as both the beloved mascot of seven states as well as the totem to two professional sports teams (and an infinity of amateur ones!) Ironically, this feathered figurehead is neither a bird of prey nor particular distinguished athletically.

The value of cuteness

Environmental Economics

While all endangered species are worth saving, it comes as no surprise that the cute and fuzzy members of the animal kingdom stand a better chance of protection. According to research scientist Ernie Small , after “the cuddlies” and the "poster species" like whales and elephants, human conservation efforts tend to stall. via Just to throw it out there on a Friday, are all endangered species really worth saving

Libya’s Oldest Mud City is Critically Endangered

Green Prophet

Ghadamès is one of the oldest habitable medinas in the Sahara, and it is made almost entirely out of mud. Built in the seventh century and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986, this clustered clay settlement in Libya epitomizes everything that makes earth architecture so worthwhile.

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Pollia Condensata: The Shiniest Living Thing on Earth


Deep in the Ghana forest, there’s a plant that grows the shiniest fruit in the world. The brilliant blue fruits come from Pollia condensata and are actually the shiniest living thing of Read More The post Pollia Condensata: The Shiniest Living Thing on Earth appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

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Bioprospecting And Biopiracy

Green Living Tips

I recently came across the word "biopiracy" - something that happens when bioprospecting falls victim to good ole' fashioned human greed. So what do these terms mean

Save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How are we going to save the Planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves. We have not learned how to care for one another. So, please someone explain how we, WE, are going to save the Planet? There is little to nothing wrong with the Planet. She is – aside from the climate being wobbly – doing fine.

Lazy like a Koala

10,000 Birds

Due to the fact that we will still be camping and birding when this goes online I thought I could share some photos of a well-known marsupial in the southern parts of Australia. We spent two months in Portland, Victoria in late 2009 with Grant’s work and whenever we could we were birding.

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The Price of Fame

Environmental Economics

Here is an outline of how the academic peer-reviewed publication process works (at least in my experience): Spend a couple of years collecting data, developing models, reading literature, talking with co-authors, procrastinating, complaining you are busy, writing, re-writing, questioning, doubting, and eventually producing a working paper.

Drive a Better Place EV for $510 a Month, Including Charge

Green Prophet

The best news to come from Better Place is an attractive $510 leasing plan per month which includes 1000 km.

Anne Hathaway Celebrates Wedding Day with Vegan Menu


Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman enjoy wedding day with vegan delicacies. Read More The post Anne Hathaway Celebrates Wedding Day with Vegan Menu appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan anne hathaway

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Are Ecigs Green?

Green Living Tips

The answer to that is no - but are ecigarettes less harmful to the environment than smoking tobacco cigarettes? I believe so

You Know You’re Addicted to Gardening When…

Green (Living) Review

Your neighbors recognize you in your pajamas, rubber clogs and a cup of coffee You grab other people’s banana peels, coffee grinds, apple cores, etc. for your compost pile. You have to wash your hair to get your fingernails clean. All your neighbors come and ask you questions. You know the temperature of your compost every day. You buy a bigger truck so that you can haul more mulch. You enjoy crushing Japanese beetles because you like the sound that it makes.