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Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

Green Prophet

Hilton Worldwide has launched a pilot program to distribute surplus food to community organizations that feed the poor in Egypt.

Government cannot grant you a thing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Government cannot grant you a thing. It can only place limits on that which was rightfully yours to begin with. You do not need anyone granting you rights under any charter or constitution or other documents drafted by other people. No one can grant you rights that you have already got. That were yours as a birthright.

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The Vegan Zombie Needs Your Help!


Jon, the host of the show, is making a public appeal for donations to help a fellow animal activist and vegan suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Read More The post The Vegan Zombie Needs Your Help! appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News

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Is a policy right if justified for the wrong reason?

Environmental Economics

Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit. after winning a second term as president, according to HSBC Holdings Plc. A carbon tax starting at $20 a ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates.

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Welcome 2013 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Green Prophet

Kick off the new year with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to be held January 13 through 17. The event, which will attract 30,000 participants from over 150 countries, is the world’s leading symposium committed to promoting the advancement of alternative energy and efficient, clean technologies.

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A Dedicated Green Roof Research Center Opens in Israel

Green Prophet

Green roofs have become a widespread phenomenon over the last few years but very little research has been focused on perfecting the practice in the Middle East, where high temperatures and dwindling water resources have prevented widespread uptake.

Top 10 Amazing Vegan Eats in NYC and LA


VegNews asked their local experts, Jasmin Singer and Andrea Wachner, to share their top 10 stops for vegan nosh in NYC and LA. Read More The post Top 10 Amazing Vegan Eats in NYC and LA appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan

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The coming winter could be hard one

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If the signs of Nature are anything to go by, and the old people would say so, then the winter 2012/2013 in Britain could be a severe one. The gray squirrels are so active in storing up fat by eating like no one's business and gathering nuts to store.

This just in: New York's Attorney General prefers shortages to price rationing

Environmental Economics

I fear I'm going to say something snarkfully inappropriate in this post.    But here goes anyway: Reports are being investigated in New York City, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman said Monday that he's investigating an increasing number of reports of spikes in prices for essential goods including gasoline, food, bottled water, generators, batteries and flashlights.

Will Dark-sky Ecotourism Spread to the Mideast?

Green Prophet

Israel’s Negev Desert, Jordan’s Mount Nebo, Medaba and Wadi Rum are a few dark sky destinations for stargazing. Paris is known as the city of lights. So is Medina Saudi Arabia , Be’er Sheva Israel and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Birds of Pantanal

10,000 Birds

Although 99% is privately owned, the Pantanal (swamp in Spanish) was my favorite place in Brazil.

Police in USA given permission to install secret video cameras on private property without consent

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC., November 5, 2012 : Do you want police looking at your naked wife while you're away on a business trip? Do you want them peering inside your children's bedrooms at night? What would you do if you found out that this was already occurring in your home?

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This Whale Clip from ‘Rust and Bone’ is Incredibly Moving


A beautiful, haunting, and absolutely moving clip from the film 'Rust and Bone' Read More The post This Whale Clip from ‘Rust and Bone’ is Incredibly Moving appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News marion cotillard

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Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

Green Prophet

Pollen and ash in Nile river delta sediment provides evidence of ancient climactic events including mega-droughts and wildfires which wiped out pyramid-building civilizations, says a study published in the recent July 2012 edition of Geology.They waited seventy days for her to reappear.

What I did on election night*

Environmental Economics

At the risk of angering the gods. KAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNN: Jerry Hausman is a straight shooter.  In this well written Journal of Economics Perspective piece, he presents  a coherent critique of contingent valuation as a credible tool for valuing non-market goods.    Long live hedonics? via Nothing wrong with hedonics. Nothing at all. Move along folks.

The runt of the litter

Green (Living) Review

I do not know how true this story is or whether it happened but, like fables and tales, it tells a great story. A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy. Mister,' he said, 'I want to buy one of your puppies.'

Never-Before-Seen Whales Beach Themselves in New Zealand


The good news is, they are not extinct. The bad news, two extremely rare Spade-toothed beaked whales, beached themselves and died in New Zealand. Read More The post Never-Before-Seen Whales Beach Themselves in New Zealand appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Featured News Science

Lebanon’s Environment Minister Acknowledges Climate Change

Green Prophet

Lebanon’s carbon emissions are relatively small compared to other Middle Eastern nations such as Qatar or the United Arab Emirates , and pale in comparison to that of China and the United States, but its environmental record is far from pristine.

Seizing the hurricane Sandy moment to tell it like it is

Green Blog

This is my Sandy statement. It is told in the Up with Chris Hayes video shared below, and I encourage you to see it, share it, and make it yours as well. It speaks of the perplexing and, as Sandy has made clear, life-threatening inability to launch any sensible discussion about climate change in this country, the country we like to call the greatest on Earth.

Parts of New Jersey under Martial Law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) NEW JERSEY, November 4, 2012: It has been confirmed by the Ocean County Sheriff Department, and others, that certain areas of New Jersey are under Martial Law following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. There have been forcible relocation of citizens from the Barrier Islands, and some towns, including Jersey City, are imposing a curfew and arresting people for being still being out of doors as early as 7:00 PM.

Bob Barker Asked to Donate $5K, Gives $250K Instead


When Lynn Cuny, founder of the animal charity Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (WRR), reached out Bob Barker asking if he might help fund a $5,000 avian ventilator, he came back with Read More The post Bob Barker Asked to Donate $5K, Gives $250K Instead appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News bob barker

Plants Of The Quran: Garlic (Th?m)

Green Prophet

For a small vegetable, garlic sure has a big reputation. Check out why Islam promotes its consumption one clove at a time. Garlic does not bring good luck or ward off vampires, but it can transform any meal into an aromatic and healthy culinary experience.

Levi’s Introduces Waste


Always a pioneer when it comes to green retailing, Levi Strauss & Co. just introduced a new collection of denim made with 20-percent recycled plastic bottles and food trays.

Spain to ban photos and videos of cops

Green (Living) Review

Police protection or citizen censorship? Spain to ban photos and videos of cops by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spain’s government is drafting a law that bans the photographing and filming of members of the police. The Interior Ministry assures they are not cracking down on freedom of expression, but protecting the lives of law enforcement officers. The draft legislation follows waves of protests throughout the country against uncompromising austerity cuts to public healthcare and education.

Kate Gosselin Tweets ‘Pit Bull Victims’ Site


Gosselin shared a tweet linking to an pit bull "hate walk" after her children were photographed cuddling with the breed. Read More The post Kate Gosselin Tweets ‘Pit Bull Victims’ Site appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News kate gosselin

Kuwait Towering Trash Problem

Green Prophet

For such a tiny nation, Kuwait produces some of the world’s highest per capita amounts of trash. Rubbish may not be the glamorous topic to think about but it is probably the most relatable.

A Love for (Upcycled) Clocks: Artist Shannon Ruby Finds Time for Making

Eco Chic

“My very helpful husband brought me several slices of oak one day. After playing with them, I decided that a clock was a must! I started stacking the pieces and covered an old record. This clock is one of my favorites because it looks like a pile of wood. (at at least that is how I see it).

Reuse a T-shirt by mending it

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Get a hole in your T-Shirt? Use a piece of another T-Shirt to patch it up. All too often we throw clothes that have but a small hole in them away. This did not happen in years gone buy where patching was the order of the day and done in such a way that it was a fashion statement often.

WATCH: PETA Uses Veggie Genitalia for Sex Appeal


PETA urges everyone to go vegan not only for health reasons, but to increase sexuality. Read More The post WATCH: PETA Uses Veggie Genitalia for Sex Appeal appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegan Video

Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

Green Prophet

The Qatar climate conference this year could very well mark the end of the Kyoto protocol.

Green Car Care Tips

Green Home Blog

Green Car Care Tips. Green your car! If you drive a car on a regular basis chances are it is like a second home. Even if you are only in one occasionally it can sometimes seem like a little cone of silence.

But What Do Flamingos Mean?

10,000 Birds

Why can’t I shut up about this? In 1999, a woman named Jennifer Price published a fascinating — if since largely forgotten — book called Flight Maps. Flight Maps was a collection of essays about the interactions between culture and nature in the U.S.,

Hillary Clinton Celebrated Her 65th birthday with Vegan Cake


Could Bill Clinton's vegan diet be rubbing off on Hillary Clinton? Read More The post Hillary Clinton Celebrated Her 65th birthday with Vegan Cake appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan hillary clinton

Guest Post - Ideas for a Clean and Environmentally Friendly Home

Hug a Tree with Me

Choosing cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and removing toxic ones will ensure a fresh home with clean air. Such fresh air rejuvenates and renews. It also does not pollute either our lives or the environment.