Sat.Oct 27, 2012 - Fri.Nov 02, 2012

Censorship on Climate Change

Green Home Blog

Censorship on Climate Change. They don’t want you to talk about it because it’s bad for business, and even worse for business-as-usual, but global warming – that 500-pound gorilla in the room – is pretty obvious even to the corporations and government agencies which are pretending it doesn’t exist.

I and the Bird is Back!

10,000 Birds

The corner of the blogosphere inhabited by nature lovers circa 2005 was, like most frontiers, an unruly place full of empty spaces and opportunity. Birders online, despite our commonalities, had little sense of connection or community. But what we did have was our own blog carnival!

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Genius Shared Tel-O-Porter Bike Trailer Renders Cars Redundant

Green Prophet

Just when we thought that urban cycling had reached its zenith, Israeli designer Udi Rimon essentially rendered Tel Aviv’s cars redundant with his design of Tel-O-Porter – a genius bike trailer that connects to the city’s shared Tel-O-Fun bicycles.

Ten questions about Hurricane Sandy

Environmental Economics

Matt Kahn: When you spend "other people's money", do you have the right incentives to rebuild in a smart way?   What if New Jersey's residents knew that there would never be another FEMA $ for rebuilding their state's residential and commercial structures and any new structures that would be built post-Hurricane Sandy would  have to withstand future natural disasters or the people of New Jersey would be on the hook for such damage?

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Political Green: The Climate is Mum. With Americans practically split in two on whom they are going to choose for their next president, it has surely been a frustrating road for many.

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Oh Sandy the aurora is risin' behind us*

Environmental Economics

Some environmentalists say New Jersey should consider not rebuilding everything lost to Superstorm Sandy. Geological Survey scientist Jeffress Willliams says that rising sea levels and changing weather patterns make it likely that the coast will be hit by more frequent destructive storms.  He and other shoreline advocates say officials should consider restricting development to reduce the harm storms can do.

Rescue Workers Help Swan Back to Water After Hurricane Sandy


Had enough bad news after Sandy? How about an animal rescue story to cheer you up? Read More The post Rescue Workers Help Swan Back to Water After Hurricane Sandy appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News

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Israelis Design Cardboard Wheelchairs for Africa

Green Prophet

The same team behind the already world-famous cardboard bicycle have added a few other items to their repertoire, including a cardboard wheelchair.

Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in Britain

Green (Living) Review

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What Is The Tragedy Of The Commons?

Green Living Tips

The term "tragedy of the commons" pops up on many environmentally themed sites when discussing sustainability, but sometimes it's not. explained

WATCH: Carrie Underwood Went Vegetarian After Seeing Calves Castrated


During VH1's "Behind the Music" Carrie Underwood describes the exact reason she gave up meat back when she was a little girl living on a farm. Read More The post WATCH: Carrie Underwood Went Vegetarian After Seeing Calves Castrated appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Vegetarian carrie underwood

Eid al-Adha 2012 Across the Middle East: Celebration, War, Death and Charity

Green Prophet

This time of year marks one of Islam’s most sacred holidays. The four-day holiday corresponds with the height of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which draws two million Muslim pilgrims a year. It began Friday and will end Monday, the last day of the Hajj.

Bulldog Tools Children's Spade & Fork – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Garden tools for children that are built to last and which are, basically, adult tools 'in miniature'. Forged to the same exacting standards at Bulldog's forge in Wigan and in the same way as spades and forks for the grown-ups.

“Leharia” by Carrie Parry: Easy-to-Wear Eco Fashion for Fall/Winter 2012

Eco Chic

Eco fashion designer Carrie Parry’s eponymous line has always been about practical, fashionable clothing for women of the world.

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Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 for Marriage Equality


To support marriage equality Brad Pitt has just donated $100,000 to HRC, the Human Rights Campaign. Read More The post Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 for Marriage Equality appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News

What Winter Wonders Wait?

10,000 Birds

Just before I left for Italy, I took a trip to the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge for a healthy dose of migration.

Intelsat blocks Iranian channels in Europe

Green (Living) Review

State censorship at its finest by Michael Smith (Veshengro) International satellite services provider Intelsat has blocked Iran’s official broadcast channels in Europe, a company spokesman confirmed on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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Picture(s) of the day

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: About 150 images of the NC coast (between Ocracoke and Sandbridge, VA) taken during a flight yesterday are now available online at and

Endangered ‘Skull’ Caterpillar Has Best Halloween Costume


Behold! The “skull” caterpillar of the Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth and winner annually of “The Australian Caterpillar Halloween Contest.” ” This amazing little creature, an endangered species fighting habitat loss in Read More The post Endangered ‘Skull’ Caterpillar Has Best Halloween Costume appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Blue-headed Vireo

10,000 Birds

A Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius taking off from a branch in Alley Pond Park, Queens, New York, on 1 November 2012. Click it to embiggen it. That is all.

Brits still not switched on to energy saving, new study shows

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Despite ever-increasing fuel costs, the British public just can’t seem to get motivated on energy saving , regardless of our good intentions.

What is Acupuncture Anyway? 

Hug a Tree with Me

Hailing from old world China, Acupuncture is a form of holistic medicine that is said to restore our internal balance (qi) by inserting needles into the acupuncture points in the skin.

George Lucas to use $4 Billion Lucasfilm Sale to Fund Education


With the sale of Lucashfilm, George Lucas is looking to ramp up his involvement in philanthropy and education initiatives. Read More The post George Lucas to use $4 Billion Lucasfilm Sale to Fund Education appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News george lucas

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of November 2012?

10,000 Birds

Happy Day of the Dead! Don’t panic… this is not the first day of the inexplicably-trendy Zombie Apocalypse. El Dia de los Muertos is a splendid Mexican holiday that should be celebrated by remembering friends and family who have died, eating delicious food, and admiring Mexican warblers.

TX attorney general says OSCE election monitors not permitted at voting stations in TX

Green (Living) Review

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Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching?

Green Home Blog

Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching? Use the sun! Retro-fitting your home to run on solar energy either partially or completely can be a huge undertaking. It requires professional, often expensive installation that may or may not be done correctly.

Hurricane Sandy Telethon Benefit to Air Tonight


Celebrities, musicians, artists, and other notables are all coming together for a one-night telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Read More The post Hurricane Sandy Telethon Benefit to Air Tonight appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News

Introduction to Winter Sparrows of South Florida

10,000 Birds

The southeast tip of the Florida peninsula is not well endowed with a wide variety of sparrows in winter like the rest of the southeastern United States.

The war on the homeless

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave, Philadelphia bans outdoor feeding of people in the city. Denver, Colorado, has bans on eating and sleeping on property without permission, and that could and will mean park benches. Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than fifty other big cities have adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food sharing laws. And neither Democrats nor Republicans will solve this problem.

Dog Gone Green

Green Home Blog

Dog Gone Green. Green your pooch! Going green does not have to stop at the human scale; there are plenty of ways to include your dog as well. Owning a dog is a great responsibility that reaps even greater rewards in loyalty, laughter and love.

Vegan Daniella Monet is a Mermaid for PETA


Daniella Monet provided a preview of her new mermaid shoot with animal rights organization PETA. Read More The post Vegan Daniella Monet is a Mermaid for PETA appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News daniella monet

Why You Want to Go To A Writer’s Convention

The Alien Next Door

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. Nina Munteanu and Tom Doherty share a panel on ecology. I'm about to attend (and participate as a panelist and guest author) tomorrow for four days at the World Fantasy Convention in greater Toronto (The Sheraton Hotel in Richmond Hill).

Dash for Gas Isn’t all it’s fracked up to be

Green (Living) Review

The government should proceed with caution over fracking warns the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), in its new policy position statement ‘hydraulic fracturing of shale in the UK’. The statement reviews the potential environmental impacts of the use of hydraulic fracturing, known as ‘fracking’ to access natural gas reserves in shale rock, and discusses whether it is an acceptable method to produce gas in the UK.

Sexy Halloween Birds

10,000 Birds

Warning, saucy photos of females to follow. About six years ago, my husband was chatting with a friend of ours about how we need to have an UnSexy Halloween Party where you take the unsexy and try to make it sexy.