July, 2012

Dubai: finding green in the desert, part 1

Green Traveler Guides

| The City-State Story | I’m in Dubai, or at least that’s what my brain on red-eye time says. Even sleep starved, I can see that this airport where I now find myself—in the United Arab Emirates’ city-state version of Las Vegas—is swank beyond belief. Flashes of men in elegant white kandura robes, guthra headscarves [.] Dubai: finding green in the desert, part 1 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

How Cool is Bamboo

Green Home Blog

How Cool is Bamboo. Cool Bamboo. Our forests are suffering by the minute. It is essential to continue finding new materials that are sustainable and practical. Bamboo is one of the most durable, eco-friendly choices on the planet.

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Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

Green Prophet

Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel.

The Gap Between Wildlife and the Animal Rights Movement

10,000 Birds

Excuse the sudden and random departure from the typical self-aggrandizing and narcissistic ornithophilic content. That will return next month. Today I’m exploring a couple questions that have been bouncing in my head for a while…I’d love to hear your thoughts…I’m not calling into question animal rights, just the focus of the movement. – The Great Ornithologist Felonious Jive Animal rights.

Top 10 Historic Vegetarian and Vegan Olympians


Meat-eaters are not the only worthy Olympians. Here is our list of 10 historic vegetarian and vegan Olympians. Read More The post Top 10 Historic Vegetarian and Vegan Olympians appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Featured Gallery News Sports

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Cardboard Bike from Israel Makes Cycling Even Greener

Green Prophet

Engineers told Izhar Gafni of Kibbutz Bror Hayil that a cardboard bike was impossible. But he went ahead and made one anyway. An ardent cyclist and skilled mechanic, Gafni found a cardboard bicycle taking shape in his mind.

Baby Spotted Dikkop

10,000 Birds

Any worthwhile discussion of baby birds will wisely lean heavily towards young shorebirds, which are surely among the most adorable of all immature avifauna. And despite our evident New World bias here at 10,000 Birds, we have a fondness for Old World shorebirds like thick-knees.

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The World’s 8 Most Amazing Botanical Gardens


These cultivated jewels can be found around the globe, and feature an amazing array of plants, water features and indoor habitats. Read More. Arts/Culture Environment Featured Gallery News

A million reasons for user fees?

Environmental Economics

News and Observer : Sweeping new rules took effect in February to restrict beach driving at the national seashore, which covers 65 shoreline miles on three barrier islands from south of Nags Head to Ocracoke. The rules provide safeguards for federally protected birds and turtles, and they set aside long stretches of shoreline for human visitors who want to get away from vehicles. Permits are now being required for the first time: $50 for a week of beach driving, $120 for a calendar year.

Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that the Earth is finite, it can't grow, and so are all of her mineral resources, which don't regrow either, talking about sustainable and growth in the same breath is an oxymoron and a fallacy. Sustainable economic growth is not possible as more and more growth is NOT sustainable regardless of what the powers that be try to claim. With an ever growing population the Earth has a problem maintaining even the status quo.

Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

Green Home Blog

There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home. Find out how you can act smart, buy smart and go green without losing the convenience you need. As humans, we tend to over consume which creates a lot of waste.

Marine Drones Wanted to Clean the Gulf Seas from Plastic

Green Prophet

This Marine Drone could clean up our dirty work. Can a wealthy Saudi fund this prototype to clean our seas?

Smart and Getting Smarter

10,000 Birds

Most readers of 10,000 Birds know that nature is full of surprises and that we aren’t the only ones with a lock on intelligence and creativity. Still it is always nice to add to the evidence of animal intellect.

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Paul McCartney Calls for Release of Abused Elephant


McCartney interrupted his Olympic rehearsal to plead for the release of a young elephant named Sunder. Read More The post Paul McCartney Calls for Release of Abused Elephant appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News paul mccartney

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China to Quadruple 2015 Solar Energy Target


China, which is already the world's biggest supplier of solar power panels, has quadrupled its domestic installation goal for sun- derived energy projects to 21 gigawatts by 2015 to help absorb excess supply of panels and support prices.

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Restore the woods

Green (Living) Review

Independent Panel on Forestry releases important report Report recommends ‘triple bottom line’ valuation of England’s woodlands - delivering benefits for people, nature and the green economy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On July 4, 2012 the Independent Panel on Forestry released a long awaited report on England's woodlands and this includes its recommendations which, amongst others are, not to sell off the publicly held forests.

Wales Just Doubled Its Recycling Rates, Here’s How America Can Do It Too

Green Home Blog

Wales Just Doubled Its Recycling Rates, Here’s How America Can Do It Too. Recycle bin. Recycling is good for the planet and future generations, but the amount of household waste that is actually recycled is much lower than many individuals might expect.

Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan

Green Prophet

A free, two week summer camp on climate change at the end of the summer, in Jordan. Apply now! The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Foundation (HBS) in Ramallah, along with their Beirut and Tunis offices, hosts their Second Regional Summer School.

The Queen

10,000 Birds

I’m not a big fan of bird banding. When I see a band I imagine something slipping beneath it and trapping the bird, I’ve seen photos of birds with so many bands it looks like they’re wearing stockings, and then there’s the awful story of Violet , whose band eventually killed her.

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Natalie Coughlin’s Training Routine: Veggies and Exercise


In addition to swimming, Coughlin's five-hour-per-day exercise routine also includes strength training and flexibility work. Read More The post Natalie Coughlin’s Training Routine: Veggies and Exercise appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Sports Top News Vegetarian natalie coughlin

What is the name of this auction?

Environmental Economics

Sometimes my friends make blogging easy. From the inbox: I'm taking a flight on Delta tomorrow and checking in early online. Toward the end I get a question about whether I would be willing to give up one leg for a different connection - for compensation of course. There were no details on the alternatives, just a question about whether I would be amenable to the idea and, if so, the gate agent would provide alternatives at the gate.

Garden equipment and tools get stolen as well

Green (Living) Review

If you’re looking at investing in new gardening equipment this summer, such as it is, make sure that whenever possible, the equipment is stored securely inside the house. Out buildings such as sheds or ‘polytunnels’ are easy targets for thieves by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you’re looking at investing in new gardening equipment this summer, make sure that whenever possible, the equipment is stored securely inside the house.

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What’s In Your Air Freshener?

Green Home Blog

What’s In Your Air Freshener? It might not be as flashy as sight or sound, but smell is still a powerful sense. Even the lightest odors can awaken long-lost memories or change the atmosphere of a room: just think of the inviting smell of freshly-baked bread, the bright sunshine evoked from a freshly-squeezed lemon, or the unpleasant way lingering trash odors can haunt a room.

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Israeli Company Designs Promising Double-Sided Solar Cell

Green Prophet

Researchers have been trying to develop double-sided solar cells that can capture both direct and reflected sunlight for the last forty years, and now an Israeli startup believes they have come up with the winning formula.

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Rachel Carson: Secret Birder

10,000 Birds

Author Sherrida Woodley finds inspiration in bygone birds; the dearly departed Passenger Pigeon plays a pivotal role in her award-winning bio-thriller, Quick Fall of Light. However, equally inspiring to Sherri are renowned birders and naturalists from earlier times.

Ricky Gervais: China Profits Not Worth Cruel Cosmetics


Ricky Gervais is angry that cosmetics giants, including Avon, plan to resume animal testing in order to sell in China. Read More The post Ricky Gervais: China Profits Not Worth Cruel Cosmetics appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Beauty Causes News Top News ricky gervais

"Q&A with UCLA's Matthew Kahn"

Environmental Economics

I'll be watching this today and "liveblogging" in the comments section: "My unsexy bumper sticker for adapting to climate change," says UCLA Professor of Economics, the Environment, and Public Affairs  Matthew Kahn , "is 'Give free markets a chance!'"

Recycled shipping container repurposed into stunning mobile pizzeria


Asmita Prasad: Recycled shipping containers are one of the most popular choices for people who want to incorporate green elements in their pre-fab homes and offices. However, not a lot of people have tried sticking a shipping container on top of a truck chassis.

Review of Xlear Natural Kid's Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol

Hug a Tree with Me

Xlear Inc is a company founded in 2000 that offers wellness products such as nasal sprays, dental aids, sweeteners, gum and candies. One of the things that sets Xlear Inc apart from the rest is the fact that all of their products includes the natural and benefual sweetener called Xylitol.

BADIR Offers Young Jordanians a Shot at Social Change

Green Prophet

Are you a social entrepreneur in Jordan? Do you want to see positive change in your community? Here’s your shot to take your “green” project to the next level. Green Prophet loves to broadcast the exploits of emerging social and environmental leaders. Our writer Arwa introduced Karim Elgendy, creator of the influential LinkedIn group Carboun , focused on sustainable building in the Middle East. Tafline told of Turkey’s tree-hugging blogger, Jennifer Hattam.

Africa’s endangered species

10,000 Birds

Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, experts have determined that the current rate of bird extinction is somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 times the background rate.

NFL Player Arian Foster’s New Vegan Diet Causes Controversy


Professional football player Arian Foster's new vegan diet causes stir among sports community. Read More. Eats News Sports Top News Vegan arian foster

The electric vehicle: the savior of the Planet?

Green (Living) Review

Is the electric vehicle, the EV, the savior of the Planet? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The short answer to this question as to whether the electric vehicles, whether as car or truck, is the savior of the Planet can only be an emphatic NO. But, we shall not make it ourselves that simple now.

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ES Pipe Waterwheel concept transforms regular water supply into mini turbine


Asmita Prasad: For residents of third world countries, access to regular water and grid electricity remains sporadic.