Sat.Dec 29, 2012 - Fri.Jan 04, 2013

White-tailed Antelope Squirrels at Joshua Tree National Park

10,000 Birds

While eating lunch with Daisy and her family at a picnic area in Joshua Tree National Park the other day a small chipmunk-looking creature ventured out of the rock formation we were eating next to. The cute little critter was clearly looking for a handout which we did not provide.

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Beauty Recipe: Bentonite Clay Rose Water Face Mask

Hug a Tree with Me

Bentonite clay is a great detoxifier and cleanser. It has the ability to tighten loose skin and help rid it of blemishes. This easy recipe combines the clay with skin loving rose oil and moisturizing aloe vera gel.

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Field Research--Invasive species

Environmental Economics

During my recent vacation (a whirlwind family tour of the Western Caribbean), I spent some time on the island of Roatan (off the coast of Honduras). 

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My eco-friendly vacation

Green Traveler Guides

| Tips For A Green Resort Stay | We love to travel together as a big family, and we even take my little brother with us. We choose overland travel because of the environmental concerns we all share.

Red-crowned Parrots at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

10,000 Birds

Southern California is loaded with parrots. Many escapes and introductions have taken place over the years and some species have found the warm, dry climate to their liking. Quite a few species are well-established and breeding from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond.

Can You Say “Knife Envy”

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. I’ve always loved knives and have owned a few decent ones, but watching this video (there are two others as well) brought about an internal lust that I didn’t know I’d been repressing. Unfortunately the Latvian craftsmen of John Neeman are backordered, but there is a waiting list… Related posts: Revolutionary New Airless Bicycle Tires

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The new NSFHWAR is here!

Environmental Economics

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Spectacled Bears at Machu Picchu

10,000 Birds

Happy New Year everyone! In early December we had the privilege of filming the inaugural Peru Birding Rally Challenge , a six day, five night event where teams from around the world compete to see the most species of birds.

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Revolutionary New Airless Bicycle Tires

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Imagine never needing to patch a tire, own a pump, carry an extra tube or patch kit. Those days could soon be here courtesy of Britek and their Energy Return Wheel system. The airless tire consists of two layers of rubber on a carbon fiber wheel. One layer at the center, stretched and held by adjustable rods and the other on the outside.

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Environmental Economics

Daniel Hall from High Point University gave a talk at Appstate about a month ago. It was a fine talk, but what stood out for me was his uncanny resemblance to a young Tim Haab (even the wookie-like height and beard). Thanks to Daniel for letting me share this pic

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12 Resolutions to Live Greener & Healthier in 2013

The Green Samaritan

Yes, it’s that time when we reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. Many resolutions have been made and most will be abandoned. If one of yours is to improve your. See the full post and more at Buying Green Environmental habits Green Living Healthy Living Recycling Green New Year's Resolutions

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Turkey Vultures Get No Respect!

10,000 Birds

The Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura ) is probably one of the most misunderstood birds in North America. Some people think they are ugly, but not I (click on photos for full sized images). Their odd looks serve very important purposes.

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DIY Home Remedy: Simple Tea Tree Oil Mold Killer

Hug a Tree with Me

Mold is a persistent fungus that can wherever there is dampness and excess moisture. Mold can cause annoying side effects such as allergies, asthma, and internal toxicity.

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Let the sunshine in

Environmental Economics

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a unit of Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway ( BRKA , Fortune 500 ) , has purchased two solar power projects in a deal valued at between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.

A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A single tree, it is reckoned, will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime and the shade provided by trees around a home can also reduce your air conditioning bill by ten to fifteen per cent. While this is true we have to remember, however, what lifetime and absorption here means. Only while the tree actually is of a good age will it absorb carbon. After a certain age a tree, actually, becomes a carbon producer and a methane producer too.

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Razorbill Swimming in Slow Motion

10,000 Birds

Mark Vance took advantage of the Razorbill invasion of Florida to get this video of a Razorbill swimming in crystal clear water. You always hear about how birds underwater look like they are flying and here is some proof! How awesome is that? Birds alcids Bird Behavior Florida Razorbill video

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12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions

Green Home Blog

12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions. It’s that time of year again, when the holidays are over and we all turn our attention to the New Year. Most of us will try to start the year off right with a resolution – whether we want to lose weight, save money, find love, or switch careers, everybody will be looking to improve in 2013. But this year, in addition to your personal goals, we want to help you with another New Year’s resolution: to make 2013 the year you go green.

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A Quick Look into Keen’s Repurposed New Home

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Keen does it differently again, this time gutting and outfitting their new building by recycling, reusing and rethinking the way it’s done. Their goal was to send less than one full dumpster to the landfill, watch the video and see how they accomplished it. Related posts: Skateistan Documentary Now Available Online

Children at risk of rickets due to lack of Vitamin D

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Health experts call for low-cost supplements and the fortification of foods with vitamin D amid health fears for children with doctors fearing a return of the 19th century disease rickets as the number of children suffering from vitamin D deficiencies increases. There has been a four-fold increase in the bone disease – which has been relatively uncommon in the UK since the 19th century – during the past 15 years.

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Sungei Buloh – Singapore’s Finest Wetlands

10,000 Birds

SINGAPORE, DECEMBER 2012 – Ask any birder where you should go birding in Singapore and the short list will always include Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve , this city-state’s finest wetlands.

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. The holidays are the one time of the year when college students are glad to come home again. The lure may not be family or old friends, but simply the feeling of warmth and well-being.

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We Can Change the World.

The Alien Next Door

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Selective coppicing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Under selective coppicing we must understand the difference between removing all stems from a coppice stool, as is the general practice, and just removing large (overgrown) ones. Selective coppicing is the latter. Selective coppicing should be considered in order to have a continuous supply of wood available, especially when a wood is being restored, which can take many years.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2012)

10,000 Birds

Time to put another year in the books! You are undoubtedly reviewing the best and worst of everything you experienced in 2012 as we prepare to ring in the New Year.

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Time to Try Something New?

Green Home Blog

Time to Try Something New? I’ll be posting here regularly about community supported agriculture (CSA) and my own personal experiences with tasty, organic produce from my local CSA. Last week I was pretty excited to pick up my first bag of CSA goodies, and I have to say it did not disappoint.

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Transform your Bathroom with a Beautiful Vanity

Hug a Tree with Me

Vanities have the power to completely transform the look and feel of a bathroom. For example, antique vanities help to create a classic old world feel while more modern vanities help to create a look that is sleek and fresh.

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Tower and desktop are not dead

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Tower and desktop PC are not dead. In fact, they may be the future. The death of both the desktop and the tower PC have been announced rather frequently and so-called experts in the field of computing keep insisting that laptops, netbooks, tablets and hand-held devices are the future. I seriously doubt this, however.

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Still the Same Hawk: A Review of a Book about Nature and New York by a Native New Yorker

10,000 Birds

My spark bird was the Red-tailed Hawk that lives next to Central Park, the one named Pale Male I’ve always been a little embarrassed about this.

Giving Back to Earth

Green Home Blog

Giving Back to Earth. Three hundred sixty four days a year, we humans take some part of Mother Earth to sustain ourselves. Mostly, it’s food, but fuel for our vehicles is another big bite.

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Wake Up Your Muse: How My Cat Taught Me the Art of Being

The Alien Next Door

Sammy enjoying the rooftop garden. I’m not a very patient person--ask my publisher. I make no time for writer’s block or lingering in useless limbo over some plot issue or misbehaving minor character.

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2013. Already. Trends.

Blue Earth

Here are some of my predictions for 2013: Thing Trends. Drones and Robots. We are seeing the robotic revolution take shape in new ways and become a part of our everyday lives. From sheep herding aerial chopper drones to driverless cars, to robotic butlers, this is the breakout year.

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A Christmas Day list

10,000 Birds

Whenever possible we have used our Christmas Day to see how many bird species we can get in our local area and this year was no different. It is a great way to spend the day together, especially if work commitments have prevented birding trips together for a few weeks.

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Recycling Christmas Trees

Green Home Blog

Recycling Christmas Trees. One of the downsides of the season, at least for me, is taking the decorations off the Christmas tree and putting it out back to die.

When will the lies about paper stop?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The other day I received a press release with regards to an Eco Comics having won an award and the claim was made, in the statements by the CEO of the publisher as to why they work digital, that paper use and the paper industry was responsible for the deforestation of the tropical rainforests. Now this is a blatant lie that continues to be perpetuated by those that should know better and I am sure do know better. So, what's the agenda? Well, if we would but know that.

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The Cooking Channel Goes Vegan with New Show on Jan. 6


The Cooking Channel is starting off the new year by diving headfirst into the world of veganism with their new show on plant based cooking. Read More The post The Cooking Channel Goes Vegan with New Show on Jan. 6 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2013?

10,000 Birds

Happy New Year! Yes, I understand you may feel that 2013 just began and its first weekend comes too quickly, but that is old-fashioned 2012 thinking. This year, the weekends arrive fast and furious. Make the most of them!

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Perpetual eMotion contras


If you love wild contra dancing, the Front Range of Colorado is the place to be this weekend. Perpetual eMotion will play Fri, Sat and Sunday. They are two guys who sound like many more, fusing old traditional tunes with electronic techno looping. Their music makes for dancing that is both rocking and super trance [.]. Arts Dance Announcements dancing Tina Fields Perpetual eMotion contra caller trance