Sat.Jan 26, 2013 - Fri.Feb 01, 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.

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

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World’s First Shipping Container Bridge Over Tel Aviv’s Trash Mountain

Green Prophet

A new bridge called ECOtainer made from recycled shipping containers will render “ trash mountain ” unrecognizable to residents of Tel Aviv. The Hiriya landfill just outside of Tel Aviv shut down in 1998 after becoming the repository for 25 million tons of waste.

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My first open review (sniff)

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: We invite you to take part in a new initiative: the open assessment of a paper submitted to the journal Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal (www.economics-ejournal.org). Alonso Aguilar Ibarra, Armando Sanchez Vargas, and Benjamin Martinez Lopez have submitted the paper "Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Two Mexican Coastal Fisheries: Implications to Food Security"   Now we are seeking experts to assess it.

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.

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Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Coral reefs already have a lot on their plate: ocean acidification and warming, damage by extreme storms, water pollution from industrial runoff, even crazy invasive starfish. Now, it seems, the big momma of all reefs

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.

Istanbul’s Natural Oases: The Atatürk Arboretum and Belgrade Forest

Green Prophet

A natural retreat from the traffic and crowds of Istanbul, the 296-hectare Atatürk Arboretum, above, receives few visitors. But it contains more than 2,000 foreign and native plant species, including some species that can’t be found anywhere else in Turkey.

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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7 Tips for Beautiful Skin (Hint: Go Vegan)

Eccorazzi

By Shubhra Krishan, Care2.com While good genes do play a part in determining how our skin looks, it is really nurture that makes all the difference. Those who pay attention to Read More The post 7 Tips for Beautiful Skin (Hint: Go Vegan) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

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Would the NRA support this government funded field experiment?

Environmental Economics

From the InDecision blog ("the new blog set up by and for younger researchers in the field of judgment and decision-making psychology"): This week in our interview series is Richard H. Thaler, Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioural Science and Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. A research project I wish I had done…  My phd thesis was on the value of saving a life.

It’s Baby Steps for Saudi’s Biggest Solar Plant

Green Prophet

Built anywhere else, a 3.5 MW photovoltaic solar plant wouldn’t even elicit a whisper from mainstream news outlets. But one completed in Saudi Arabia has set the wires ablaze. We don’t mean to be cynical. It’s great that Saudi has turned to solar, regardless of its intentions.

Look Who’s Taking Coal Money, Part 2

Sightline Daily

Excellent. At Seattlepi.com, Joel Connelly runs with with this story in an strong piece, “ Northwest’s so-called ‘green’ law firms working for Big Coal.” ” Photo credit Jesse Varner. If ever an industry needed lawyers, it’s coal.

Gisele and Tom Brady’s New $20M Mansion Has Eco Features

Eccorazzi

For the last three years Gisele and Tom Brady have been building their dream home, a 22,000 square feet mansion. Read More The post Gisele and Tom Brady’s New $20M Mansion Has Eco Features appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Lifestyle News Top News gisele bundchen tom brady

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British army facing more and more cuts

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Considering that we have officially launched the first private (charter) navy the other day those cuts may be the beginning of looking to also create charter armies in the UK; In other words, mercenary operations.

Yinchuan Exhibition Center: Islamic Design in China

Green Prophet

One of the best kept secrets in the world of architecture seems to have leaked… in China. Long celebrated in the Middle East for its climatic awareness and passive efficiency, traditional Islamic design reflects an astute awareness of nature.

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The Ugliest Tax Table in America

Sightline Daily

Voles Can Make Predators Pay

10,000 Birds

It is really worth clicking through to this excellent blog post by Ron Dudley in which a coyote pays a price for catching a vole. The photos are amazing as is the commentary. Watching animals closely can lead to all sorts of discoveries! Hat-tip to Suzie Gilbert. Mammals Coyote

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Feed people, not landfills

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that around 35 million tons of food waste was generated in 2010, of which 97% was thrown away in landfills or incinerators.

Consumption in Dubai – Breathtaking Photos of Our Environmental Impact

Green Prophet

Richard Allenby-Pratt’s popular Abandoned photo series still haunts us. Currently based in Dubai, the professional photographer received numerous accolades for extraordinary compositions that depict wild animals meandering through a deserted Dubai.

How to Stop Doing It All Without Losing Control of Your Business or.

Elephant Journal

Get support before you think you need it. If you wait until you are completely overwhelmed, you won't have the capacity to instruct, guide, and evaluate the help you get

Vegetarians 32% Less Likely to Suffer From Heart Disease

Eccorazzi

A study conducted by the University of Oxford shows that vegetarians are 32 percent less likely to die or suffer from heart disease. Read More The post Vegetarians 32% Less Likely to Suffer From Heart Disease appeared first on Ecorazzi. Featured Healthy Living News Science Vegetarian

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems

Green (Living) Review

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems which generated 28 billion kilowatt hours in 2012 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There are now some 1.3

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

Green Prophet

Surrounded by mountains, Turkey’s fourth largest city, Bursa, is already one of the country’s most verdant metropolises — and it’s about to get a little bit greener.

Benefits of Making Homemade Cleaners. ~ Sarka-Jonae Miller.

Elephant Journal

The inside of homes contain around two to five times as many of common chemical pollutants than areas outside of homes, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

Japan Could See Major Solar Uptake

Celsias

As Japan reels from the experience of living through the Fukushima disaster and public demand for a move away from nuclear energy to renewable energy grow , the environment in Japan could make it one of the fastest growing solar markets.

The benefits of salt

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are so often told that salt is dangerous for us in our diet, etc., but salt is a highly beneficial substance that was once more valuable than gold. Salt seasons, cures, and preserves. It also seals, cleans, and acts as an antiseptic. It regulates the exchange of water between cells and the fluidic systems making possible the absorption of nutrients and the disposal of waste into the bloodstream.

Vote to Send the First Egyptian to Space!

Green Prophet

Omar Samra was the first Egyptian to summit Mt. Everest in 2007 and now he is hoping to be the first Egyptian man in space!

Env-Econ Recent Relevant Research Review (EERRRR)

Environmental Economics

In a recent piece in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, a bunch of authors (with complicated names)* show that asking survey respondents to swear a blood oath, or swearing on their mother's grave, or giving a pinky promise, or something like that, will increase the likelihood the respondent will tell the truth in hypothetical valuation situations.    This is good news for all the mothers out there. Here's the abstract.

‘Portlandia’s’ Kumail Visits a Real Vegan Stripclub

Eccorazzi

Today I learned that there is an actual vegan stripclub in Portland that not only serves animal-free food but also actively educates its clientele (and female entertainers) on compassionate living. Read More The post ‘Portlandia’s’ Kumail Visits a Real Vegan Stripclub appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News Vegan

Goldman Sachs bankers get rich betting on food prices while millions starve

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Goldman Sachs has made more than a quarter of a billion pounds in 2012 by speculating on food staples, reigniting the controversy over banks profiting from the global food crisis. The problem is that food is now traded as a commodity and also in “futures”. The investment bank made about $400m (?251m)

Chaim Weizmann’s Fermentation Invention Used for Biofuel Production in USA

Green Prophet

A century-old fermentation process to transform plant material into a propellant, could eventually replace gasoline.

Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

Green Blog

The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries.

EU to Permanently Ban All Animal Testing in Cosmetics

Eccorazzi

On March 11, the European Union will officially ban the import and sale of any animal-tested cosmetic products. Read More The post EU to Permanently Ban All Animal Testing in Cosmetics appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Beauty News Top News