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Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat

Green Earth Journey

In what could be the world's first climate-induced migration of modern times, Anote Tong, the Kiribati president, said he was in talks with Fiji's military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of freehold land on which his countrymen could be housed. Some of Kiribati's 32 pancake-flat coral atolls, which straddle the equator over 1,350,000 square miles of ocean, are already disappearing beneath the waves.

Wood Ducks in Central Park

10,000 Birds

In North America there is really only one duck that could even come close to competing with the Wood Duck for the title of most fair, and the Harlequin Duck is just too much of a trollop to really compete.

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5 Technologies to Make Desalination More Efficient

Green Prophet

People who live in Mideastern coastal cities might understand the despair expressed in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water every where, and nor any drop to drink.” ” The poem details the effects of saltwater and thirst on marooned sailors. The ancient mariner hangs an albatross around his neck as an act of atonement for killing this bird, which his shipmates considered to be a good omen.

Amazon Bans Whale, Dolphin and Shark Meat After Petition

Eccorazzi sparked outrage when the public found out their subsidiary site in Japan,, was selling whale and dolphin meat. The Humane Society International (HSI) and the Environmental Investigation Agency Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

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My 13yo daughter thinks she is funny

Environmental Economics

She sent me a link to this, while laughing hysterically (at my disability

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The Lorax: An env-econ economist's review

Environmental Economics

So we took the family to see The Lorax yesterday.    First, as an entertainment experience I would say it was fine.    Visually impressive, mildly amusing and all three kids (from age 10-15) seemed to enjoy it. 

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Little Owl (Athena noctua)

10,000 Birds

This post comes courtesy of Mrs Gannet who became rather taken with the Little Owl when we found him in Mote Park last month. It has recently been sitting proudly outside his hole in a great oak on the lawns in front of the big house and gave me the opportunity for some photos at last.

Low Carbon Economics Aligns With the Sharia Law of Islam

Green Prophet

The people promoting bond sales to fund climate change turn to Islamic investors. Gulf nations may prove to be a prime market for Climate Bonds as they diversify beyond fossil fuels into long-term green energy projects.

Sea Shepherd Finds Factory Ship, Says Whaling Season is Shut Down


The Sea Shepherd volunteers have spent months at sea for Operation Divine Wind, their eighth campaign to Antarctica to oppose Japan’s whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. After Read More. Animals Causes Environment News Top News paul watson peter hammarstedt

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Indoor plants as air filters

Green Living Tips

Indoor plants not only look great, they can also help clear your house of common environmental pollutants

U.S. chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012

Green Traveler Guides

Hottest trends for restaurants this year? Go local and sustainable, say America's chefs. A National Restaurant Association poll finds locally sourced meat, seafood and produce top menu preferences U.S. chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. News Restaurants/Cafes green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters

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Sustainable Architecture In The Middle East – Interview with Karim Elgendy

Green Prophet

We speak to Karim Elgendy, founder of the Middle East sustainability initiative ‘Carboun’ about what motivates his work and why green ratings for buildings aren’t a silver bullet.

Richard Branson Heads to Canada to Help Polar Bears and Sharks


Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and nemesis of Stephen Colbert, is on his way to Canada to help WildAid defend polar bears and sharks. Read More. Animals Causes Environment News Top News richard branson

Greenpan (TM) Introduces The Steak King & Groovy Grill

Green (Living) Review

-GreenPan launches two new innovative in-home grills at IHA - Chicago, IL, March 2012 : It’s good to be king and now you can have one in your own home.

By My Calculations It Is Now Spring

10,000 Birds

If I see either of two things I officially declare that spring has sprung. One of them, my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of the year, has not yet happened this year. Though I did see an overwintering bird way back on the eighth of January.)

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute Files U.S. Patent for Advanced Battery tech

Green Prophet

Masdar Institute makes first foray into advanced lithium battery technology.

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Kathy Freston Compares Meat to Tobacco


In an article that's bound to get some interesting conversations started, Kathy Freston is now comparing meat to tobacco. Read More. Eats Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan kathy freston

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Jobseekers Beware: Employers may request access to you Facebook acccount

Green (Living) Review

Jobseekers Beware: Employers may ask to see your Facebook Account and request access it by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Using even the highest privacy settings on your Facebook account may not stop employers or colleges from gaining access to your social media accounts.

Learn To Love This Face

10,000 Birds

In my first trip to the West Indies , I learned that the Bahamas boast an impressive array of wild native doves including the Caribbean Dove and White-crowned Pigeon. The various islands also support more adaptable civilized species like Mourning Dove , Common Ground-Dove , and Rock Pigeon.

SlutWalk Israel in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem – a First for the Middle East

Green Prophet

Karin draws a line between women’s rights and green issues in light of upcoming SlutWalks in Israel. Last April Green Prophet asked: Should the Middle East Have More Sluts ?

Sea Shepherd Victory: The Whalers Go Home!


As the whalers head home, Sea Shepherd reports that 768 whales have been saved. The whaling fleet caught less than 1/3 of their quota. Read More. Animals Causes Environment Featured News paul watson peter hammarstedt

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If everyone in the US used a clothesline

Green (Living) Review

If everyone in the US used a clothesline instead of a clothes dryer by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to some reports if everyone in the United States would use a clothesline instead of a clothes dryer enough electricity could be saved to permit ALL of the nuclear power stations to be shut down.

We Are Shadows of Tender Fury

10,000 Birds

How can there be peace when the people who cause war still clamor for the perpetuation of our misery?

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Polish Kite Surfer Fights Off Red Sea Sharks With a Knife

Green Prophet

This white tip shark is found in the Red Sea, where a Polish kite surfer who for two days used a knife to fight off sharks up to 6m long. A professional kite surfer and instructor from Poland recently survived two days of drifting in the Red Sea by fighting off sharks with a knife.

MSU Offering Class on How to Survive the Zombie Pandemic


Michigan State University is preparing students with a class on how to survive a zombie outbreak (and other crisis situations). Read More. News Top News Video

Roadside litter: UK drivers urged to "Bag it, bin it!"

Green (Living) Review

Oh, now that would be nice if they'd do but it seems to be so much easier to toss the trash simply out of the window and into the countryside by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK: The Highways Agency is calling on road users to help tackle roadside litter on England's motorways and major A roads.

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Birding Botswana

10,000 Birds

We are currently filming in Botswana. What this land-locked country lacks in endemic birds it more than makes up for in accessibility of tough species, numbers of birds and the overall wildlife experience.

The Arab Feminist Who Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Green Activists

Green Prophet

A “green” Arab renaissance cannot be accomplished without the rise of women in Arab countries. Recently in Jordan, the Google image was of Middle Eastern intellectual, feminist and writer, the late May Ziyade. .

WATCH: Meryl Streep Narrates New Arctic Documentary


Meryl Streep will be narrating a new 3D documentary about a mother polar bear and her twin cubs in the Arctic. Read More. Causes Environment Featured Film/TV News meryl streep

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These butts are made for watering

Green (Living) Review

Capture your rainwater and do it now by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There may be months to go until high summer but there are already warnings from the Environment Agency that Britain is facing a severe drought in 2012 after the driest winter on record.

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IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab.


Famous home products maker IKEA and prefab housing design firm Ideabox have joined hands together to build a high tech prefabricated Swedish inspired house in Portland. Named the Aktiv (Swedish for active), the prefab

Water Eco Park a Peace Bridge Between Palestinians and Israelis

Green Prophet

A proposed cross-border ecological park on the banks of the troubled Kishon River shared by Palestinians and Israelis could repair more than the polluted water. If you are paddling a canoe down one of rivers that flows through Israel to the Mediterranean Sea, you might want to hold onto your oars. Some of these rivers are full of sewage effluent, agriculture runoff, wastewater from animal farms and industrial byproducts.

Ted Turner Makes Record Breaking Donation to Save Gorillas


Ted Turner certainly made the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International's day when he donated $1 million dollars to help save eastern lowland gorillas. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News ted turner

A fortune for twelve trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) British government spent 400,000 GPB (USD 625,000) on twelve fig trees for the atrium of Portcullis House, the new “home” of the Members of Parliament. No wonder the country is broke. But it comes better still.