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Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2

Green Traveler Guides

| Luxury Fit For a Green Sheikh | The towering skyscrapers of Dubai disappear behind me in a haze. The air smells and tastes of sand, even as the taxi whisks past a new cricket field whose emerald turf is in shocking contrast to the dun surroundings. We have far to go, and we’re flying [.] Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Migration is Dangerous

10,000 Birds

When songbirds endeavor to head hundreds or thousands of miles south they are risking everything in order to find a place that they can winter and hopefully survive in order to head back north and breed.

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4 Diseases and Health Problems a Vegan Diet Will Help Prevent


Here are five health problems a plant based diet can help prevent or even reverse. Read More The post 4 Diseases and Health Problems a Vegan Diet Will Help Prevent appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan

10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi’s (AD) stellar efforts to raise green performance across industry sectors position that Gulf state as regional leader in both conceiving sustainable solutions, and more critically, setting them in action.

My (economist) answer to the gas price question from last night's debate

Environmental Economics

In last night's townhall presidential debate, the second question asked from the audience was: Your energy secretary, Steven Chu, has now been on record three times stating it's not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. Do you agree with Secretary Chu that this is not the job of the Energy Department? Both candidates answered with typical nonsense standard talking points that effectively avoided the question.

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Writing About Truth…and Other Lies

The Alien Next Door

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. So, what is it to write about truth? Many of you are familiar with the term “write what you know”. I wrote an article on Scribophile about this topic. In it I shared some excellent advice from Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner: “ Write what you know means write with authenticity. about thoughts, feelings, experiences of life. Be honest. Write from a deep place. Don't write from the surface.

Simple hand washing could reduce more than 80% of the world's diseases

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to Pillar Banza Moreno, Public Health Officer & Coordinator, Maban, South Sudan, the small and simple act and practice of regular hand washing could reduce more than 80% of the world's diseases.

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9 Future Technologies that Will Change the World


What cutting edge technologies being developed today will be commonplace tomorrow? In what ways will these technologies radically alter our world? Read More The post 9 Future Technologies that Will Change the World appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News

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Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

Green Prophet

The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools.

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Birding Bayonne – Building a Hudson County List

10,000 Birds

Ever since part of assignment at work has involved me spending time in Bayonne, New Jersey, I have found time before or after meetings to get out for short birding outings in a couple of the parks with better habitat in Bayonne. My favorite birding thus far is the combination of Stephen R.

Germany tries to make professional salvagers illegal

Green (Living) Review

Leonardo DiCaprio Asks for Help to Protect the Antarctic Ocean


Leonardo DiCaprio shows avid support for the Antarctic Ocean Alliance and its mission to save the land and its creatures. Read More The post Leonardo DiCaprio Asks for Help to Protect the Antarctic Ocean appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News leonardo dicaprio

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Israel Chemicals AquaTabs to Purify Syria’s Dirty Water

Green Prophet

A deal was brokered over the weekend that will allow a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals to sell water purification tablets that will be used to purify dirty water in Syria.

Ponchos, Capes and Wraps, Oh My! Autumn’s Trend is a Perennial Fave

Eco Chic

Ponchos, capes and wraps as shown above in T:The New York Times Style Magazine. There is just something so utterly wonderful and feminine (and ridiculously cozy-glam) about wearing a wrap, cape, capelet, shawl or poncho in lieu of a coat.

Austerity bites hard in Europe

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In many member states of European Union (and Euro) land austerity measures are biting and are hitting the poorest hardest.

The Onion Spoofs TED Talks with ‘Compostable Car’ Idea


The Onion, well-known for creating high-quality spoofs of the media, today released a new feature aimed squarely at the very popular TED Talks. Called “Onion Talks”, the new series will Read More The post The Onion Spoofs TED Talks with ‘Compostable Car’ Idea appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Pop Culture Top News

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Jordan Mandates Domestic Solar Water Heating

Green Prophet

Jordan passes new building codes requiring solar water heaters on all new commercial and residential buildings. It’s about time: Regulations come into effect in April 2013 and make solar water heaters obligatory for every new residence (including apartments) sized 150 m2 or greater in Jordan where there is ample sun. Private houses sized a minimum of 250 m2 and office spaces sized a minimum 100 m2 must also comply.

Clothes dryer efficiency tips

Green Living Tips

If you need to use a clothes dryer regularly, here are some efficiency tips that will help reduce environmental impact and save you money

Doctors in UK refuse to give prescriptions unless people take flu shots

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It would appear that the new approach of doctors in Britain is that unless the patient will take the flu jab they are being refused any prescriptions, especially as regards to colds and the flu. There is no compulsion for taking the flu jab in Britain despite what some doctors may have begun to infer.

Ricky Gervais Asks for Help to Save Bear Sanctuary in Vietnam


Just days ago Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre was notified that the Ministry of Defense issued an order to evict the sanctuary from the land. Read More The post Ricky Gervais Asks for Help to Save Bear Sanctuary in Vietnam appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News ricky gervais

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World's Largest Building Made with Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Vegas


Realm of Design's founder, Scott McCombs, worked years on developing and perfecting green architectural stone (aka GreenStone), which is made from 100% recycled glass aggregate and 99.8% renewable materials from Fly Ash. Partnering with a Las Vegas recycling company, Realm of Design obtains and recycles beer bottles that come from Las Vegas Strip hotels.

The Arabic Roots of 10 English Words

Green Prophet

Did you realize you speak some Arabic? . An estimated 175 million native Arabic speakers make it the sixth most-spoken language. As we draw connections between environmental actions in the east and west, let’s look at how some commonalities in language are shared by these cultures. It’s natural that, over time, some words slide across linguistic boundaries, particularly into modern Castilian Spanish given Moorish rule in Spain from 711 to 1492.

Growing up without much in way of material possessions

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Growing up we never had the best house, the best car, or the most money, but we were surrounded by people who loved us, took care of us and taught us things. We also had a sense of valuing everything that we did have, by way of materials things, instilled in us and also how to make things that we wanted from almost nothing. In fact, coming from Romany-Gypsy background, a house was not the initial residence of mine in the first place. It was caravan and tent.

Philadelphia Eagles Top List of Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums


Hot on the heels of a new study showing men living nearly a decade longer on a vegetarian diet than their meat-eating counterparts (vegetarian women average nearly 7 years longer), Read More The post Philadelphia Eagles Top List of Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Entertainment Featured News Sports Vegetarian

A Solution for Wasted Food


Americans throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food a year ! What if we could re-route that food to the hungry, or starving. Food Forward – a Southern California charity that needs to become national and international is doing just that.

Largest Palestinian Hospital to Get Wind Power from Europe

Green Prophet

Few things are as deadly as a hospital without power , but a new wind turbine is about to blow away one hospital’s fear of losing theirs. The largest of its kind in the Palestinian territories, Al Ahli Hospital provides care to 600,000 Palestinians living in the Hebron district.

British police mistake blind man's white cane for Samurai sword

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Police officers in Chorley, Lancashire, have tasered a blind man because the mistook his white cane for a Samurai sword. It would appear that British police officers cannot be trusted with a taser guns as they seem to be incapable of distinguishing between the white cane of a blind person and a Samurai sword. And this is not an isolated incident for sure.

10 Tea Elixers You Can Make at Home


The most potent and effective remedies are often the natural ones already hanging out in the pantry. Read More The post 10 Tea Elixers You Can Make at Home appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News

Eco Chick Escapes to: Barbados’ SeaU Guesthouse

Eco Chic

Getting away—really getting away—is harder than it’s ever been. That’s why it’s so important to seek out those places that embody being a new place, that exemplify both their locale and that unique mental relaxing-letting go that makes a vacation so very special.

Single White Light luminAID Seeks Middle East Partner

Green Prophet

Three years of sustainable lighting for fifteen bucks? United Nations Relief Agency, you hearing this? The LuminAID inflatable solar light was created by a pair of architecture students focused on disaster-relief solutions to the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

Australian school children left hungry – report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Health and social experts say thousands of Australian children are suffering at school because their parents cannot afford to properly feed them and the same is true also for the UK and for many other developed countries today.

Annual Orionid Meteor Shower Happening This Weekend


This weekend, the annual Orionid meteor shower will grace our sky and produce up to 25 meteors per hour. Read More The post Annual Orionid Meteor Shower Happening This Weekend appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News

The Sustainable and Sleek 2013 Lexus ES

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women and Sport’s Summit in Tucson, Ariz. earlier this month.

$9 Cardboard Bike from Israel Going to Market

Green Prophet

Could it be a world-changer? A cheap solution to help African kids get to schools and clinics? Israel’s Izhar Gafni (who we interviewed here) had an outlandish idea to create a durable cardboard bike from scratch with raw materials sum totalling about $9.