Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

Vultures, Human Evolution, Global Warming, and Windmills

10,000 Birds

Yes, these things are all connected. Last weekend, Desiree Schell and I taped a segment of “Everything You Know Is (Sort of) Wrong” ( apologies ) for Skeptically Speaking , a radio talk show and podcast that Desiree hosts.

What's wrong with climate change economics?

Environmental Economics

Er, nothing? Joe Romm : Last week economist William Nordhaus slammed global warming deniers and explained that the cost of delaying action is $4 Trillion. As I wrote, Nordhaus’s blunt piece — “ Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong ” – is worth reading because, like most mainstream climate economists, he is no climate hawk.

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Pink Slime in 70 Percent of Ground Beef


USDA scientists are saying that 'pink slime' is used as filler in ground beef found in grocery stores even after objections were raised. Read More. Eats News Top News

Are ESLs A Mercury-Free Replacement for CFL Lights?

Green Prophet

Spectrums: CFL (top) has mercury’s characteristic violet and green. Incandescent (middle) spectrum is smooth with strong reds (warm). LED (bottom) has a bright peak in blue.

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Crimson-rumped Toucanet

10,000 Birds

There’s something about a toucan, isn’t there? Toucans tell you that you aren’t in Kansas anymore. They affirm that the tropics are true, not just myths manufactured to make those of us with winter jealous.

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Hey, that’s not in my field guide!

10,000 Birds

When you spend a lot of time outdoors you get to see strange things happen. Birds are consumate improvisors and they are always open to the demands of the moment.

Home Solar Installations Doubled in 2011

Solar Power Ninja

Even though many Republican politicians are fighting against the growth of alternative energy, it seems as though there are many Americans that are attempting to change the world for the better by installing home solar systems, and adding to the grid rather than just using up energy.

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WATCH: 20 Beached Dolphins Saved by Good Samaritans in Brazil


A man with a camera filmed the stranding of 20 or so dolphins in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Video

New Oil Slick in Egypt Threatens Red Sea Coral Reef

Green Prophet

This coral reef in Egypt is threatened by a new oil slick, according to local reports. Ecologists have discovered a new 300 meter oil slick in the Red Sea just outside of El-Tor, according to WReporter.

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Robin Egg Blue

10,000 Birds

I recently took a walk off-trail at Papscanee Island in Rensselaer County, New York, taking advantage of deer trails to find my way through the thick brush. I was startled by an American Robin flushing from directly in front of me, not more than three feet away.

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Solar Sail: First of its kind solar EV charging station installed in Texas


Ishan Sidhu: Pvilion, a New York City based company uses photovoltaics (PV) to create innovative and eco friendly architectural structures by seamlessly integrating stainless steel and flexible solar modules through a proprietary patent pending technology.

Ricky Gervais Launches Cruelty Free International


The 50-year-old comedian and animal activist wants a global ban on cosmetic testing with animals. Read More. Animals Causes Featured News Video ricky gervais

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Saudi Potato Battery Could Be Commercially Available in One Year!

Green Prophet

Saudi researchers have produced a potato-powered battery that could be commercially available within the next year!

Eco Chick Giveaway: CV Skinlabs’ Non-Toxic Skincare Products by Britta Aragon

Eco Chic

My skin is super sensitive, but it kind of seems as though everyone’s is these days. According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 80 percent of skin reactions are caused by direct contact with an irritating, harsh or dangerous chemical.

Back in New York and Birding Part 2

10,000 Birds

Nassau County, New York, March 2009 After having fully explored the trail around the West Pond at Jamaica Bay , we four bird bloggers agreed to load up Patrick’s car and head over to Jones Beach to see what kind of birds we could find there and some other locations in Nassau County.

Bipartisan Bill to Help Canine Veterans of War


Recently proposed legislation would ensure all retired military dogs are provided with veterinary care, a loving home, and recognition for their heroic work. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Richard Blumenthal Walter Jones

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Paper Made From Sewage Rolls off Israeli Shelves

Green Prophet

Eventually the paper you write on could come from a loo near you! Israeli researchers have developed a system that makes paper from sewage , Ynet News reports.

Trees are sanctuaries

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

Where the Kingfishers Are

10,000 Birds

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge is one of those birding destinations that leaves those about to go trembling with excitement and those merely reading about it green with envy. You have been warned!

Ricky Gervais Thinks Everyone Should Be Against Animal Testing


Ricky Gervais has a few favorite topics that he covers on twitter. His atheism and making fun of religion. Animals. Self-promotion. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News ricky gervais

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Dubai Finally Gets Serious About Overfishing

Green Prophet

Overfishing has led to a massive depletion of Gulf fish stock, so Dubai has announced plans to crack down on illegal sales of immature fish. Last year Green Prophet traveled to the United Arab Emirates to talk to locals about fish.

Solar-powered radio station to spread the light in forest of Oshwe


B.Sameer Kumar: Deep in the forests of Congo, it is almost impossible to get any good communication network going and the thick rainforests crisscrossed by endless streams and various rivers present are a challenge just to access.

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The Woodpeckers of New York City

10,000 Birds

Disbelief probably seems like the proper response to the idea that there are woodpeckers in New York City. After all, woodpeckers peck on trees, not skyscrapers.

Donald Trump’s Sons Kill Animals on African Safari


Photos leak of Don Jr. and Eric posing with dead animals in Africa. Read More. Animals News Top News donald trump jr. eric trump

Pink Slime A Non-Issue for Kosher McDonald’s

Green Prophet

Good news! This McRoyal Burger sold in Israel doesn’t contain pink slime, and it never did. . Pink slime, a beef filler ingredient made from from slaughter house beef trimmings is freaking out consumers worldwide.

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Will increased ocean acidification end up causing mass extinctions?


Why we are asking this now? Ocean acidification has been an ongoing process that relates to decreasing pH values, and thus increasing of acidic nature of our oceans. The reasons are many; however the major one among

Soul-Satisfying Scarlet

10,000 Birds

Sometimes a species just stops you in your tracks. So it was with a superlative, breeding-plumaged, male Scarlet Tanager today at Jamaica Bay.

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Ashley Judd Speaks Out About Human Trafficking at UN


While most people know her as the star of films like “Double Jeopardy” and “Kiss the Girls” there’s a lot more to Ashley Judd than her acting chops. A 2010 Read More. Causes News People Top News ashley judd

Israeli Technology Creates The Basil Tree

Green Prophet

Flavorful basil for cooking now grows on trees, says Hishshtil , Israeli garden and agricultural nursery. I’m used to growing a handful of basil sprouts in a window box, never enough for two batches of pesto ( see our delicious pesto recipe here ).

DIY Removable and Reusable Wallcovering: A Renter’s Dream

Eco Chic

Removable and reusable vertical stripe from I’m sort of obsessed with the entryway to my modestly sized Brooklyn apartment. Sure, it’s pretty small, but there are so many good things about it — a high ceiling and two large closets among them.

Awesome green creations from old cellphones


The staggering rate at which mobile technology is advancing, means that people in search for the best and the latest discard their cellphones in no time. While some manufacturers are trying to green their credentials by

‘Forks Over Knives’ Scores Again! Kristen Bell Goes Vegan


The actress and her fiance, Dax Shepard, went vegan in January, after they learned about the health benefits of the diet. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News Vegan dax shepard kristen bell

Going Bananas Over Food Miles – Putting the Eco Back in Economics

Green Prophet

Food miles explained: I know the best option is to grow and buy locally. But when that isn’t possible, what is the least worse option? It was like one of those weird trivia quizzes, What do these places have in common: Israel, Egypt, Chile and the United States?

The Cost of a Shower (and an Easy Way for a Family To Save More Than $1000 Per Year

Living Green & Saving Energy

The real cost of a shower is not just the water you use. In fact, the overwhelming factor in the cost of a shower is the energy required to heat the water you use. A typical 10 minute shower will cost more than $2.00. If you simply cut your showering time in half, to 5 minutes from 10 minutes, you will save more than $1.00 per day, or about $365 per year. easy green living tip how to go green saving energy saving money saving water conserve energy cost of a shower save energy save money