Sat.Dec 22, 2012 - Fri.Dec 28, 2012

Qatar’s Sahara Forest Project Grows Its First Cucumbers from Saltwater

Green Prophet

The Gulf region is showing exactly why they are quickly becoming the top destination for renewable and clean technology in the world.

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NASA’s 10 Most Stunning Pictures of 2012


For the second year in a row, we've gone through an entire years worth of photos and picked out our favorites. Check out last year's list and scroll down for some 2012 beauty. Read More The post NASA’s 10 Most Stunning Pictures of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Featured News Science

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A Skip of Skylarks?

10,000 Birds

During the middle ages, a specialised vocabulary became popular in the sport of hunting. Known at the time as ‘ terms of venery’ , we know them today as collective nouns.

Kerosene lanterns may be an overlooked source of Climate Change pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that oil lamps, or better kerosene lamps and lanterns, are the primary source of lighting in the third world it is a source of climate change pollution that has been overlooked for many decades.

‘Wadjda’ – A Saudi Girl & Her Green Bicycle

Green Prophet

There may have been a public battle to allow Saudi women to drive but an award-winning film explores the sensitive issue of women’s rights through a young girl and her green bike.

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Turning Arabian Desert Fog Into Energy and Water

Green Prophet

The UAE’s Masdar looks to create renewable energy from desert fog.

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Are Kids Sicker Today Due to Pesticides in Our Environment?

Eco Chic

An October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America examined dozens of recent studies and concluded that the influx of pesticides in our society — omnipresent in the air we breath and the foods we eat — is taking a heavy toll on our children’s health and intelligence.

ABA-Area Bird Number 500!

10,000 Birds

This post is old news to those who pay attention to what I say on Facebook but I am still pleased as punch to point out that I have finally reached the 500-bird milestone in the American Birding Association area (basically North America north of Mexico). How did I finally reach this lofty peak?

Designed Obsolescence

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Instead of being repairable and upgradable most products today are designed – yes, designed – with a maximum lifespan and then to be tossed out. In most cases this lifespan is a maximum of three years. Software “manufacturers” and those of computer hardware seem to work hand-in-glove when it comes to this and almost every time that Microsoft releases a new version the Windows operating system one needs a new PC; if one uses MS Windows that is.


Qatar Airways Praised for its Natural Gas/Biofuel Push to the Skies

Green Prophet

Cheaper flights for all? If Qatar’s “Pearl project” can develop the natural gas industry for planes, it could translate into reducing overall costs for US carriers.

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A Happy and Healthy 2013

Hug a Tree with Me

I just can’t believe that we are only days away from 2013; seriously, it feels like 2012 came and went by in a flash.

Pictures Galore!

10,000 Birds

So my last couple of posts have not had pictures in them. But that was only because, inspired by Corey , I’ve been working so hard on my photography skillz.

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints

Green Home Blog

WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints.

Turkish Natural Wonder Threatened By Erosion And Power Plant, Geologist Says

Green Prophet

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the iconic “fairy chimney” rock formations of Cappadocia, in central Anatolia, draw more than 1 million tourists to Turkey each year.

Beat the Christmas Frenzy and Find Your Focus

The Alien Next Door

Sammy in his element. How many of you are still running around preparing for the Christmas celebration or secular family festivity? Buying that last minute gift you’d forgotten or were chasing down since a bazillion days ago?

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2012?

10,000 Birds

The last weekend of December 2012 is the last weekend of the entire year. How many of you plan, before turning the page on this eventful year, to try to pad your year list? How will you do it? Since I didn’t keep a year list in 2012, I feel no pressure to beat the bushes for final ticks.

Gaming the System for Sustainability

Green Home Blog

Gaming the System for Sustainability. A lot of young (and not so young) people are going to be getting video games this Christmas.

Vegetarianism Can Save the Middle East

Green Prophet

With 6 of the top 10 most obese countries located in the Middle East, maybe it is time to look at reducing our meat intake argues Joseph writing from Egypt.

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Peace on earth?

Environmental Economics

Get ready for a Krugman/Mankiw spat on a day typically reserved for goodwill among men and women. Posted at 8 am on Christmas Eve: I often disagree with Paul Krugman, but I usually understand him.    Lately, however, I have been puzzled about his view of the bond market.

The Razorbill Invasion of Florida

10,000 Birds

Razorbills ( Alca torda ) have invaded the coastal waters of Florida on an unprecedented scale this December of 2012. To put this invasion into perspective, there were only 14 documented records of Razorbill for the entire state before December 2012.

Born on Christmas Day

Green Home Blog

Born on Christmas Day. This time of year, some people tend to forget that Christmas is more than a reason to buy gifts for one’s loved ones, put up a tree and gorge on turkey and stuffing.

6 Eco Resolutions for 2013

Green Prophet

It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. After three years of traveling with a backpack through 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East, I am finally back home with my family in the United States.

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Gauging the Gear: Avex Autospout and Autoseal Water Bottles

Wend Magazine

L: Autoseal R: Autospout. Water bottles, are water bottles, are water bottles, right? Maybe not. Avex has a couple new canteens that I’ve been toting around town and on hikes.

Whooper Winterland

10,000 Birds

It’s Christmas Day and all through the house people are eating and lounging about. So a long detailed post on the second part of my day in Bangkok will have to wait, but a post still needs to be written.

What’s For Holiday Dinner?

Green Home Blog

What’s For Holiday Dinner? Holiday Feast There are a number of traditional holiday dinner favorites, ranging from green bean casserole in the Upper Midwest to Waldorf salad to candied yams. Other historic or regional favorites descend from a pioneer menu that included whatever was edible and growing.

Gulf Greywater Recycling Could Cut Water Use by 30%

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates could save approximately 30 per cent of its daily water use if multi-residential buildings implement greywater recycling programs , according to a recent report compiled by researchers from the University of Sharjah.

Consultants for Ecological Impact Can Help Keep Your Business Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Consultants for Ecological Impact Can Keep Your Business Green. Green News Consultants for Ecological Impact green business

Crow Roosts

10,000 Birds

Have you ever gone to look for a American Crow roost in the United States? In winter, crows gather by the thousands for form large roosts and sleep in the winter time. Some will travel as far as 20 miles during the day to forage, but return in late afternoon.

Holiday Blues, Greens and Everything In-betweens

Green Home Blog

Holiday Blues, Greens and Everything In-betweens. Sometimes, it feels as though you have blinked and the holidays are back. But facing impending, practically required, cheer can stir up any number of emotions.

Morflora’s Plant “Vaccine” Boosts Food Production Without Using GMOs

Green Prophet

A new seed treatment could stop the use and need for GMOs. Even though organic agriculture and sustainable farming practices are on the rise, feeding a hungry world demands that commercial farmers rely on genetically engineered (GMO) seeds to boost production and fend off diseases.

New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Tis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler. New Year’s resolutions for green travelers is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Don’t Lick the Pied-billed Grebes

10,000 Birds

I was pretty happy with the Pied-billed Grebe shot I shared yesterday. But I took things to a whole new level today. You see, it is a little-known fact that licking Pied-billed Grebes can cause some crazy hallucinations, much like licking certain amphibians.

Reflections, Inspections and End of Year Projections

Green Home Blog

Reflections, Inspections and End of Year Projections. We may wish that every day could be a day we learn and become enlightened. However, it is no surprise that for many, each day often blurs into another. That brings us to the opportunity each holiday season offers when it comes to reflections, inspections and end of year projections. Before most put their head down and burrow through the next three-sixty five, this time allows a slurry of feelings that, at any moment, can rise to the top.

Lootah Biofuels to Grow Algae in Dubai to Reduce Oil Spillage

Green Prophet

Image of the US-researched Aquatic Species Program from Jimmy Carter era. The Arab gulf region is continuing to boost its international profile in renewable energy, the most recent initiative aims to use algae as biofuel.