January, 2013

Stay Warm, Save Energy, Cut Spending

Green Home Blog

Stay Warm, Save Energy, Cut Spending. With winter in full swing and gas prices failing to drop in spite of reserves, it is time to think about ways to stay warm even when the thermostat is turned down and the wind is shrieking like a cartoon housewife facing down a spider.

10 Celebrities Who Love and Advocate for Their Pit Bulls


These 10 stars are working to break the stigma surrounding the dogs through advocacy, awareness, and adorable photos. Read More The post 10 Celebrities Who Love and Advocate for Their Pit Bulls appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Entertainment Featured News

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I Married Superman: 10 Characteristics of a Quality Guy. | elephant.

Elephant Journal

I Married Superman: 10 Characteristics of a Quality Guy

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Red-crowned Parrots at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

10,000 Birds

Southern California is loaded with parrots. Many escapes and introductions have taken place over the years and some species have found the warm, dry climate to their liking. Quite a few species are well-established and breeding from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond.

Toxic to Our Health: Sitting is the New Smoking

The Green Samaritan

Sit, sit, sit. I don’t know about you, but after a fairly busy morning to include 6 am workouts two or three times per week, then flitting around the kitchen to get the kids off to. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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The Cooking Channel Goes Vegan with New Show on Jan. 6


The Cooking Channel is starting off the new year by diving headfirst into the world of veganism with their new show on plant based cooking. Read More The post The Cooking Channel Goes Vegan with New Show on Jan. 6 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

White-throated Dipper in Switzerland

10,000 Birds

Francois Portmann is a professional photographer with an impressive portfolio. Though originally from Switzerland he now makes New York City his home where I (Corey) have had the great fortune of meeting him, birding with him, and photographing wildlife with him.

5 Ways to Be Happier & Less Depressed Through Buddhism.

Elephant Journal

5 Ways to Be Happier & Less Depressed Through Buddhism

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Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

Green Prophet

Just about everyone learned in their early geography classes that the Nile Valley was once a fertile haven.

Eco-Friendly Universities Are Leading the Way to Sustainability in the U.S.

Sustainability Ninja

Educating young people in how to go green is a great step in the right direction toward an eco-friendly future. We can tell students to read on a website that renewable energy and eating organically are good for the environment.

CHART: Which Kills More Birds, Cats or Turbines? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Last month Fox News reported on the "grizzly deaths" of 500 songbirds in West Virginia. Behind the fell deed: a wind farm, caught red-turbined. "To date, the Obama administration. has not prosecuted a single case against

Red Hot Chili Peppers Dedicate Upcoming Shows to Sea Shepherd


For their upcoming performances as the headlining act for Australia’s multi-day Big Day Out festival, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have decided to dedicated their shows to the Sea Shepherd Read More The post Red Hot Chili Peppers Dedicate Upcoming Shows to Sea Shepherd appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

Green Traveler Guides

Healthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel. The forecast is based on an analysis of Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Be Careful Where You Release Mice

10,000 Birds

It might be a good idea to keep an eye out for predators… Mammals hawks video

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Sugar Wax – An Ancient Arabic Beauty Secret

Green Prophet

Many beauty regimens do more harm than good as many products contain harsh chemicals including toxins, hormone disruptors and even pesticides ! But we have scouted out an ancient Arabic beauty regimen that does not threaten your body or your bank account for that matter.

Manmade Ice Climbing Wall Now Open in Jackson, WY

Wend Magazine

While it’s not the first manmade ice climbing wall, the Teton Ice Park is a boon to climbers in Jackson as most backcountry routes in the area are difficult to access at best.

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Using the Tragedy of the Commons to the benefit of society

Environmental Economics

In a different context ( Asian Carp ), I have advocated for taking advantage of the Tragedy of the Commons to eliminate invasive species. 

WATCH: Wild Dolphin Asks Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook


Dolphins may be one of the planet's smartest creatures, but one thing they lack are opposable thumbs. Read More The post WATCH: Wild Dolphin Asks Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Science Top News

My eco-friendly vacation

Green Traveler Guides

| Tips For A Green Resort Stay | We love to travel together as a big family, and we even take my little brother with us. We choose overland travel because of the environmental concerns we all share.

Bird-Eating Fish

10,000 Birds

Usually, it’s “Bird eating fish” but here we have a case of a “Bird-eating fish.” ” The Wels Catfish, Silurus glanis , is the second largest fish in its range, which covers much of Europe and parts of West Asia.

The World’s Oldest Living Olive Trees Are Lebanese

Green Prophet

“Sisters” or the the Olive trees of Noah, are the 16 oldest olive trees in the world found in the community of Bechealeh, Lebanon. Some 6,000 years old, folklorists say these have Biblical origins.

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Tiny Houses with Kids

Sightline Daily

Living room? Playroom? Bedroom for stuffed menagerie? It's all the same. Photo by Jennifer Langston When my husband and I bought our first house, its 800 square feet of living space was perfect for two. It was what we could afford, and it suited us.

Don't Frack Our "Promised Land" - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Promised Land, a compelling new movie about natural gas fracking and the costs a community must bear, opens nationwide January 4. Starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, this must-see is set in a rural Pennsylvania

Chipotle Testing Tofu Option


It’s about time. Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast-food chain that prides itself on using natural ingredients (and serves more naturally-raised meat than any other chain), has announced that they’re rolling Read More The post Chipotle Testing Tofu Option appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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New Documentary Details the Plastic Plight of Midway’s Albatross

Wend Magazine

The albatross, wide-winged and graceful, feed by swooping down and scooping fish and other living things from the sea. Now they have to contend with vast amounts of plastic flotsam and jetsam floating where once their food was. They return to their nests and in turn feed the rubbish to their young, often killing them as well.

Beating Today’s “S” Curve (or Why an Editor is Every Writer’s Best Friend)

The Alien Next Door

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. There’s an interesting phenomenon going on out there right now. Maybe you noticed it. Economists are all abuzz with it.

10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil

Green Prophet

Humans have been plucking the fruit off olive trees for over 10,000 years. It’s no surprise we’ve found creative ways to use olives and their oils.

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Three Things Everyone Should Know About BC’s Carbon Tax – In Pictures

Sightline Daily

If you only want to know three things about British Columbia’s carbon tax, here’s what they should be. First: BC’s carbon tax, while still young, is helping the province reduce its greenhouse gas emissions consistent with its targets.

Living in a Barn

Green Furniture Home Design

Ever since I was a child I’ve always been amazed by barns, so simple from the outside yet the complex beautifully exposed joinery of the timber frame in.

Paul Watson Steps Down From Sea Shepherd


Paul Watson is once again going the distance in an effort to prevent more whales from dying at the hands of the Japanese whaling fleet. The 62-year-old founder and president Read More The post Paul Watson Steps Down From Sea Shepherd appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Virginia Governor unwittingly makes the case for a mileage tax

Environmental Economics

From the Autoblog : Virginia state governor Bob McDonnell is the latest to offer up another way to secure more revenue from the state's residents to pay for their roads and public transportation.

Welcome to 2013, The Year of the Snake

The Alien Next Door

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. Happy New Year! When I entered the post office recently to buy stamps I was reminded that 2013 is also the year of the snake. The stamps displayed elaborate and stylized images of the water snake in celebration of the Chinese Zodiac.

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10 Green Prophets for 2012

Green Prophet

The year in retrospect has been a positive one. Despite civil unrest, dangerous regimes, and appalling environmental crimes and neglect, there are good green things afoot for the Middle East.

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US Oil Consumption Falls Again

Sightline Daily

Preliminary data from the US Energy Information Administration suggests that total oil consumption in the United States fell by about 1.5 percent last year—meaning that the country as a whole used about as much oil in 2012 as it did in 1994.

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