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

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.

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.

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.

Popular Wind-Powered Bamboo Landmine Detonator Needs Support

Green Prophet

Land mines kill 42 people every month. They’re all over Egypt, where Bedouins frequently lose limbs while daring desert treks , and in 81 other countries around the globe.

Coyotes in Carbon Canyon

10,000 Birds

When staying with Daisy’s family in Yorba Linda, California, I often wake up early in the morning and take the short walk up to the southern end of Carbon Canyon Regional Park to do some birding.

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The Roommate Gap: Your City’s Occupancy Limit

Sightline Daily

Portland, OR Skyline at Night, Photo Credit Pirtz. When The Real World filmed its 2013 season near downtown Portland recently, it did so in apparent violation of city law, which forbids more than six unrelated people from sharing a dwelling.

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Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Human Swimmers


If you take a trip down to Australia's Tangalooma Island Resort, you might find yourself accepting a gift in the form of a dead fish from a generous dolphin. Read More The post Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Human Swimmers appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Science Top News

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.

Simple Oregano Keeps Chickens Disease-Free

Green Prophet

It’s za’atar season in the Middle East and though we don’t really need it, there’s another reason to love this versatile spice: it could be useful as an alternative to antibiotics.

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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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Inside Vegan Chef Jason Wrobel’s New Cooking Channel Show (Video)


The buzz for Jason Wrobel’s new vegan series on the Cooking Channel has been steadily growing over social media the last few days. Clearly, people are eager for some delicious, simple, Read More The post Inside Vegan Chef Jason Wrobel’s New Cooking Channel Show (Video) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Film/TV News Top News Vegan jason wrobel

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.

7 Evergreen Books on Sustainable Food for Your New Year

Green Prophet

Eating sustainably can make a huge impact on our planet. We all know that eating sustainably, and eating local is good for the planet and good for the economy.

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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.

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.

Make This: Vegan Lentil Meatballs


Lentils are extraordinary versatile and are great to use when you are trying to mock the density of meats with a vegan alternative. Read More The post Make This: Vegan Lentil Meatballs appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Qatar University’s Accredited Environmental Science Program is an Arab World First

Green Prophet

What a great way to start 2013: the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) accredited Qatar University’s BSc and MSc Environmental Sciences programs.

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What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

At 10:30 PM on New Year's Day, the House of Representatives passed the bill negotiated between Senate Republicans and the White House to address the "fiscal cliff." " That package contained a one-year extension of the

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.

10 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks to Kick Off 2013


Editor’s note: VegNews recently listed their 10 favorite vegan cookbooks from 2012. For anyone thinking of incorporating more vegan food into their diet, going all the way, or simply looking Read More The post 10 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks to Kick Off 2013 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Eco Travel Morocco at Holistic Meditation Retreat in the Sahara

Green Prophet

The Sahara. It’s the world’s hottest desert and almost as large as China or the United States, so travelers have good reason to be wary of wandering into it alone. But adventurer Tom Thumb has organized another retreat in 2013 for those who want to experience the Sahara.

Heroines for the Planet: Honoring a ‘Force of Nature’ and Rainforest Action Network’s Leader Becky Tarbotton

Eco Chic

Environmental heroine Rebecca Tarbotton died tragically on Wednesday, December 26th. Rebecca was the Executive Director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network.

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.


Alan Cumming and Anderson Cooper Dine on Vegan Chicken


Actor Alan Cumming visited Anderson Cooper on New Year's Day to munch on vegan chicken and talk about resolutions. Read More The post Alan Cumming and Anderson Cooper Dine on Vegan Chicken appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

Mushroom Farmers Start to Sprout Up in Iraq

Green Prophet

While they might not completely satisfy the Middle East vegetarian , Iraq’s Kurds have found a lucrative new way to cash in on year-round crops, which require no chemicals or pesticides: they have turned to mushroom farming, reports the local paper rudaw.

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Eco-Chick Tested: Cherlyn Skincare Clarifying Serum

Eco Chic

Cherlyn Clarifying Serum is an intensive treatment formulated with potent fruit extracts, such as bilberry, that provides the skin with highly bioavailable alpha hydroxy acids.

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.

Top green stories of 2012

Green Blog

2012, what a year! And in just a couple of hours it will have ran its course and we will rush into a new and exciting 2013. What will happen? I have no idea! But one thing I do know for certain is that a lot of things happened in 2012, both good and bad things.

7 Eco Issues to Address in 2013

Green Prophet

It seems silly to perpetuate apocalyptic hype that NASA debunked eons ago , but as 2013 approaches, we are sensitive to a shift in global consciousness – something that spiritual leaders have long advocated as the necessary means to our survival.

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.

Nick Clegg calls for new garden cities and suburbs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has made a call for a new generation of garden cities that has been cheered by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Clegg also said that the UK has the smallest new homes in Western Europe and that in the future housebuilders should create light and spacious, flexible homes with lots of private and open spaces.

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.

With Some Advice From the Dutch, Istanbul Tries To Get More Bike-Friendly

Green Prophet

The occasional bicycle rack can be found near pedestrian promenades in Istanbul, such as the one pictured above on the Asian side of the city. But the city’s heavy traffic and reckless drivers discourage many would-be bicycle commuters.

Birds on Film

10,000 Birds

I haven’t been birding yet in 2013. Oh, I’ve gotten my first bird of the year ( European Starling – yay?)