Sat.Oct 06, 2012 - Fri.Oct 12, 2012


10,000 Birds

Weavers are truly magical birds, combining bright plumages with ingenious weaving talents and cheerful, noisy social lives. The IOC world birdlist recognizes 90 species that bear the name “weaver” or “malimbe” Not all of these are true weavers as we will discuss below.

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Chewing Gum And The Environment

Green Living Tips

Chewing gum? You could well be chewing fossil fuel. Cutting back on chewing or. bubble gum, or being especially careful of how you dispose of it, is just one of. the many little things we can do to reduce our environmental impact

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Nader Khalili-inspired Eco Resort in Oman Wins Big Accolades at WAF

Green Prophet

A Nader Khalili -inspired earthen eco resort in southern Oman designed by SSH International won first prize in the Future Projects – Leisure led development category of this year’s World Architecture Festival.

James Cameron Challenges Environmentalists to Go Vegan


James Cameron is challenging us all to remove animal products from our diets. Read More The post James Cameron Challenges Environmentalists to Go Vegan appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Featured News Vegan

Maybe I shouldn't worry so much about the wording of survey questions on the sidebar of webpages?

Environmental Economics

Here are the results of the poll in the sidebar of the article mentioned in this post : I voted "Yes, through a cap-and-trade system." " At this point I'm not really sure why I prefer cap-and-trade other than more practical stuff.

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The paper cup and its environmental impact

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) And I do not even want to talk about the expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) cup. Time and again people throw those “paper” cups into paper recycling bins in the erroneous belief that they are recyclable but this is, in fact, not the case.

REVIEW: New Documentary Follows Turkish Village’s Battle Against Invading Garbage

Green Prophet

Polluting Paradise , the latest film by Turkish-German director/producer Fatih Akin, documents the disgusting damage caused by a garbage dump near the Black Sea village of Çamburnu.

Modern Design Ideas for the Home

Green Furniture Home Design

Modern Design Ideas. Whether you are thinking of repainting a room in your home or if you want to remodel an entire space in the house, there are many modern design ideas that are available to implement to give any area in your home an entirely new look, feel and overall atmosphere.

Kaley Cuoco ‘Heartbroken’ Over Kelly Ripa Pit Bull Comments


Kelly Ripa made more than a few people angry on her show yesterday when she made a comment about pit bulls, calling them dangerous. Read More The post Kaley Cuoco ‘Heartbroken’ Over Kelly Ripa Pit Bull Comments appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News kaley cuoco kelly ripa

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You could lose your right to sell your own stuff

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Yes, you have read that right. If the case currently in the US Supreme Court that is on the docket this session is successful for the claimant the it could cost you your right to sell items that you actually legally own. The case is called Kirstaeng v.

The name of our department is Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, and this story has them all.

Environmental Economics

This looks like they are sending up the benefit/cost bat signal: Four Nigerian farmers and the environmental group Friends of the Earth took oil giant Shell to court Thursday in the Netherlands to demand a proper cleanup and compensation for pollution in the Niger Delta. The farmers want the Anglo-Dutch multinational to "clean up the oil pollution in their fields and fishponds" and make sure their pipelines are maintained and kept secure to prevent leaks in the future.

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Columbarium is an Eco-Luxe Cave Dwelling in Israel

Green Prophet

A surprising number of people still live in caves throughout the Middle East, but hardly any of them have a home that is as luxurious as the enviable Columbarium in Israel. Iranians live in caves , some Turks live in caves , and one of the region’s most sought-after Couchsurfing hosts brings guests to his tranquil lair in Petra, Jordan , but most of those dwellings are rather simple and dank.

WATCH: Stars Say Vote Yes on GMO Labeling with Prop 37


In a new PSA the stars came out to ask the public to vote yes on prop 37, a ballot initiative in California that will make it so companies have to label whether or not their foods have genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Read More The post WATCH: Stars Say Vote Yes on GMO Labeling with Prop 37 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Don't fall for greenwash

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Tom's of Maine, best known for it's supposedly environmentally friendly toothpaste practices, is seen by a great many people to be a real caring company but few know that it is almost wholly owned nowadays by Colgate-Palmolive and that means by one of the biggest corporations in the personal care market.

We're part of a new enlightenment

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I'm following up with you about the list has published of the Top 100 Sites for Enlightened Economists. I emailed you last week to let you know you'd been nominated, and I'm pleased to report that your site made the Top 100. You can view the list here: [link].

Egypt Environment Activists Fighting Back Over Sinai Red Sea Bridge

Green Prophet

A bridge over troubled waters still being planned for Saudi Arabia and Sinai. About 20 dive sites will be lost, activists tell Green Prophet. A grassroots environmental group of activists are continuing to put pressure on the Egyptian government to end its plans to develop and erect a bridge linking the Sinai Peninsula with Saudi Arabia.

WATCH: NFL Player Bret Lockett Joins PETA’s Anti-Fur Campaign


Former NFL player Bret Lockett says no to fur for PETA's anti-fur campaign. Read More The post WATCH: NFL Player Bret Lockett Joins PETA’s Anti-Fur Campaign appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News bret lockett

Repair Café: A concept that hopefully catches on all over

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Trust the Dutch to come up with a great idea of waste reduction yet again and it is an idea that should find followers everywhere. What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way!

A nonzero probability of a U.S. carbon tax?

Environmental Economics

No surprise that environmental economist  Joe Aldy  supports President Obama's reelection, but the President's potential openness (maybe) to a carbon tax is surprising: An Obama campaign representative speculated Friday that the White House would consider a carbon emissions tax if Republicans were interested in negotiating — a political circumstance the surrogate cast as highly unlikely. “So

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How Much Do Cats Actually Kill?

10,000 Birds

Do you or someone you love still doubt the apocalyptic ecological impacts of outdoor domesticated cats? The Oatmeal serves up a must-see infographic that makes the connection between cats and the number 2,912,000,000 crystal clear. Asides cats

‘Twilight’ Star Embraces Vermicomposting


When it comes to composting kitchen scraps, “Twilight” star Nikki Reed prefers to enlist the help of worms. The 24-year-old vegan actress recently revealed that she was inspired to take Read More The post ‘Twilight’ Star Embraces Vermicomposting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News nikki reed

Going naked for the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Going sans clothes for the sake of the Planet by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Man was not made with clothes or fur and clothes were just “invented” as a means to protect us from the elements in inclement weathers and climates. Choosing a clothing free lifestyle, at least where and whenever possible, can and will save on buying clothes and also on impact on the Earth. Even more so as far as the kids are concerned for it is much easier and cheaper to wash them than to wash their clothes all the time.

Costs of accreditation

Environmental Economics

A number of years ago I tried to debunk the "one million dollars per mile" rule of thumb for hurricane evacuations as too high (and more heterogeneous than the rule of thumb). Nevertheless, the cost of evacuation is still high. I would say the same thing is going on here.

Iranian Farshid Moussavi’s Prismatic MOCA in Cleveland Goes for LEED Silver

Green Prophet

Farshid Moussavi’s inaugural project in the United States, the sharp Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland , is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification if it performs as designed.

Ben Affleck Making 7th Congo Charity Trip in November


With news that Ben Affleck is about to undertake his 7th trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, I’m easily convinced that this guy is in the same league as Read More The post Ben Affleck Making 7th Congo Charity Trip in November appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News ben affleck

Another new trip in GreenSumption

Green (Living) Review

Has the Conscious Box got real eco-consciousness? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I really must say that there is not much of eco-consciousness here, as far as I am concerned, for it is but another way of having people buy so-called green products. Conscious Box is what appears to be a “box-a-month” scheme where the buyer receives a “surprise box” of “green” products, chosen by the company, and those could be a number of different products from food, to personal care, etc.

MR: Handicapping the 2012 Nobel

Environmental Economics

Tyler Cowen: This article mentions Alvin Roth, Bob Shiller, Richard Thaler, Robert Barro, Lars Hansen, Anthony Atkinson, Angus Deaton, Jean Tirole, Stephen Ross, and William Nordhaus. I’ll predict a triple prize to Shiller, Thaler, and Eugene Fama.    Fama clearly deserves it, can’t win it solo (too strongly EMH in an age of financial crisis), but can be bundled with two people from behavioral finance and irrational exuberance theories. 

Greenpeace action exposes shockingly weak security at Swedish nuclear plants

Green Blog

On Tuesday this week more than 70 Greenpeace activists took action in what they said was “a peaceful stress test” of two Swedish nuclear power plants.

VegCo Market: 100% Plant-Based Supermarket Coming to Phoenix


Attention plant-loving denizens of Phoenix, Arizona: You’re all lucky bastards. Starting in early 2013, the 12,000 square-foot 100% plant-based VegCo Market will open in the heart of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Read More The post VegCo Market: 100% Plant-Based Supermarket Coming to Phoenix appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan Vegetarian

Save tons of money by ditching the take-away coffee

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) You could save over £500 ($850) by Christmas if you stopped having your daily takeout coffee. And I mean from now to Christmas, but obviously depending on how many takeout coffees you have per day. If it is just one a day from Starbucks or such at around £3 per day then that would be “only” about £240 but most people have about two or three a day and that does add up.

Water-Producing Eole Wind Turbine Has Gulf States Drooling

Green Prophet

Eole Water from France has developed a water-producing wind turbine and Gulf states are drooling at the jowls to have at least one of their own.

Adventures in Shoes with the Eco Friendly and the Fabulous: Coclico Covers All Our Bases

Eco Chic

The Pepper Clavel. I expect a lot from my shoes; they need to look great (but unique, cool and as creative as the rest of my wardrobe). They must be made extremely well so that they last for years, and they must be comfortable.

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Kaley Cuoco Not at War with Kelly Ripa Over Pit Bull Comments


Kaley Cuoco had no idea her tweets about Kelly Ripa's remarks calling pit bulls dangerous would spread so fast. Read More The post Kaley Cuoco Not at War with Kelly Ripa Over Pit Bull Comments appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News kaley cuoco kelly ripa wil wheaton

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Air pollution is a forgotten public health crisis

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Poor air quality has been found to cause 29,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. Meanwhile the Government is failing to recognize the impact of its policies on air quality and is still failing to meet European targets for safe air pollution limits across many parts of the country. In response, CIWEM is pleased to announce it has joined as a partner in the Healthy Air Campaign to raise awareness of this forgotten crisis.