Can cruises ever be environmentally friendly?

Green Traveler Guides

As a recent article in Biofuels Digest put it, “There is a significant movement to convince the public that the environmental price of cruises is too high to be sustainable.

Environmental Appreciation- 15 Interesting Facts about Seahorses

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Environmental Awareness endangered animals environmental appreciation Found shying in-between the coral reefs and sea-grass of shallow tropical waters, seahorses are the mystical creatures of the sea that bare the uncanny resemblance to horses that walk on land.

Environmental Appreciation – 10 Interesting Facts about Butterflies

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Environmental Awareness environmental appreciation pollinators Known to admirers as flying flowers, butterflies have the serene ability to bring smiles to saddened faces and give hope to the hopeless just by flying gracefully.

Environmental Appreciation – 12 Interesting Facts about the Killer Whale

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Environmental Awareness environmental appreciation Sporting its trademark transcendent black and white pattern, the killer whale happens to be one of the most beautiful, awe-worthy toothed whales in the ocean.

10 Awesome Environmental Ads


Clean water, clean air, protecting nature and preserving the land we enjoy are the goals of environmental campaigns. Here are our picks for top 10 environmental ads from Greenpeace, WWF, and many more. Read More. Causes Environment Featured News

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Conservancy Talk

Investors earn a below-market fixed rate of interest together with an environmental return. NatureVest is a TNC unit that structures investments and raises capital from investors who want to fund projects that deliver both environmental and financial returns. Mark R.

The First Commandment of Environmentalism.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Environmentalism ethics love reverence for life

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Addressing Environmental Challenges Today – Core Principles for a Time of Change

Conservancy Talk

Democrats will likely push back against Republican attacks on existing environmental policies and programs. In that spirit, we offer a few core principles that we believe both Republicans and Democrats can embrace to make progress on our nation’s—and the world’s—environmental challenges.

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Eighty-percent of environmental economists surveyed think cutting EPA regulations will not benefit the U.S. economy

Environmental Economics

Anyway, I know John posted about our article that (finally) came out in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy , describing the set of issues upon which a sample of AERE members appear to have consensus, and those for which they don't.  And it is also why: Eighty-percent of environmental economists surveyed think cutting EPA regulations will not benefit the U.S. Environmental economists are not market-killers.

Rechargeable and disposable batteries – the environmental impact

Green Living Tips

Rechargeable batteries are definitely better for the bank balance; but what about the environment? And where can they be recycled once they're worn out? Learn more in this article. articles & guides energy gadgets

Teaching environmental policy to MBAs with Veconlab

Environmental Economics

App State has become quick to cancel classes with the buses won't run. When that happens we are asked to "winterize" our courses. In other words, we're supposed to keep the students busy while they are enjoying no class time.

What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think?

Environmental Economics

 Just a reminder to read John and my article: What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think ?  in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Blatant self-promotion alert.  Right now we're #4 on the Most Read list, but we're not happy until we're #1.   And why wouldn't we be with profound insights like this: political ideology may play a role in how AERE members view the issues

Aguanomics: Why bother with environmental economists?

Environmental Economics

David Zetland: I got this email: As a student studying environmental engineering, I'm curious to know what exactly is the role of an environmental economist?

Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

There is an obvious trend toward environmental premise in science fiction. I was delighted to hear that Tor was officially embracing a new kind of hero and associated paradigm for storytelling; one based on intelligent innovation, creativity and cooperation and sound environmental stewardship.

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An environmental law prof on Atlas' environmental substance abuse

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Ask an environmental economist at the Answer Desk. valuation) side of environmental economics we don't know any environmental science; all we need to know is the Q (the environmental good) and how much it increases or decreases[*].

This is why Environmental Problems Should be Blamed on Consumers.

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Z ADMIN Green Featured Today awareness bcorps biodegradable change conservation consumerism consumers corporations eco environment environmental problems green plastics politics practiceAs citizens, it will always be the responsibility of consumers and citizens to demand laws, policies, and products that do not harm the environment or wildlife. Animal Rights Boulder Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

First pics of Israel’s greenest building – Porter School of Environmental Studies

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Geotectura sent us images of their recently completed Porter School of Environmental Studies. Even the mayor came out to inaugurate Tel Aviv’s living laboratory and environmental sciences showcase on May 21, 2014.

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Swiss 'environmental' anti-immigrant plan defeated

Green Blog

The campaign was initiated by Ecologie et population — usually abbreviated as Ecopop — which describes itself as “the only environmental organization in Switzerland, which focuses on population growth.” The right-wing Swiss Peoples Party (SVP), which has more seats in the federal assembly than any other party, also favors strict limits on immigration, and is not averse to using environmental arguments to promote them.

Environmental Implications of Bottled Water

Green (Living) Review

Buy, Grab, Drink, Trash: Environmental Implications of Bottled Water by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A plastic bottle is NOT the problem either. Emissions like these are at the forefront of the world’s current environmental crisis. It is the water which is, more often than not, from “public” sources, which means it is but tap water in a bottle. Buy, grab, drink, trash; this is the life of one bottle of water after a consumer gets their hands on it.

Al Gore goes vegan for environmental reasons

Green Blog

Former Vice President, climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore has switched to a vegan diet due to environmental concerns. It’s not surprising that Gore has switched to a vegan diet due to environmental concerns. The environmental costs and damages done by the meat industry to our climate are obvious.

Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster


As Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, conservationists are calling the area an environmental disaster. Read More The post Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders’ Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Conservancy Talk

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Environmental studies creates crusaders for our planet

Green Prophet

We know at Green Prophet that environmental sustainability and stewardship is a top issue in our world. Undergraduate programs in Environmental Science are available at most top universities. Environmental science is all about identifying problems and creating solutions.

Environmental Appreciation – 8 Fun Facts about Algae

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Read, Algae – Nature’s Smallest Gift to learn more about its environmental benefits and value and visit our Environmental Appreciation page to read more about the strange and beautiful entities that make up the world we live in.

Qatar Eco-Summit Spotlights Environmental Safety

Green Prophet

Particular focus will be on environmentally and socially sustainable deployment of oil and gas processes. The conference will spotlight the latest developments and technological solutions essential to ensure effective and sustainable environmental practices in the energy sector.

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Republicans for Environmental Progress: An Endangered Species

Environmental Economics

For most of modern American history, the two major political parties in America have largely agreed on the desired long-term environmental outcomes for the country: there was a consensus among Republicans and Democrats that it was a good thing to press for cleaner air and water, less toxins in the environment, biodiversity preservation, and mitigation strategies for clean energy and, mostly recently, climate change.

LEAKED: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards

Sierra Club Compass

free trade agreements have been legally enforceable and included a list of environmental treaties that countries committed to uphold. Last fall, 24 environmental organizations sent  a letter to the U.S.

Teens from Nairobi Make Winning Environmental Film, 'Me and my.

Wend Magazine

It features young kids from the impoverished towns of Nairobi who argue, through lyrics and a hip-hop style of music, that bikes are a way to help the earth from its environmental issues. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

10 Reasons to be Encouraged We Made Real Environmental Progress in 2014

Conservancy Talk

are creating opportunities to fund conservation projects that deliver both financial returns and clear environmental benefits. There has been lots of buzz around impact investing as a breakthrough solution to big social and environmental challenges.

Top 10 environmental issues of 2013

Green Blog

It''s been another year of environmental disasters in the U.S. It''s disconcerting to know that the billionaire Koch brothers have been technically responsible: KCBX Terminals, which has done some of the dumping, is a division of Koch Industries, which has been implicated in numerous other environmental disasters. Oil Possibly the number one word on the tip of every environmental activist''s tongue this year, for a variety of unpleasant reasons.

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Beef Causes Most Environmental Harm, Study Says


That is the concluding message from a new study that shows beef has the largest environmental impact out of any Read More The post Beef Causes Most Environmental Harm, Study Says appeared first on Ecorazzi. Put down that burger if you care about the environment! Causes Eats Environment News Science Top News richard branson

The first review of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia

Environmental Economics

From Booklist : Arguably, our adherence to the free-market model of economics has been among the major factors that have contributed to environmental deterioration. This is because environmental benefits are treated as public goods and are hence underpriced and undervalued. More recently, economists have tried to use corrective mechanisms to account for environmental costs.

Ski Wax Dangerous to Environmental, Human and Animal Health | Wend.

Wend Magazine

What’s more, According to the Environmental Working Group , PFCs are found in 98 percent of the population’s blood; PFCs are commonly found in non-stick cook wear and on to-go food wrappers and containers. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Understanding Global Environmental Indicators: What’s Behind Australia’s Rankings Rise?

Nature Conservancy - Science

There has long been a search for an equivalent metric that be used to gauge the overall environmental health of a nation. This would anyone to look at the environmental performance of country overtime and also compare between countries. Photo: © Evan Parker/TNC.

Why Stopping Urbanization Is Not Only Impossible, But Misses the Environmental Point

Nature Conservancy - Science

All these myriad environmental benefits are what are driving people to cities, and it is not clear we should try to stop them. This growth, due to increases in both population and consumption, could have significant environmental consequences.

Egypt’s environmental suicide by coal

Green Prophet

Regarding the environmental impact of coal, the organization Egyptians Against Coal (EAC) say that the use of it “affects the brain, the nerves, the lungs, and the blood. Energy coal Egypt environmental pollution

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Environmental Appreciation – Interesting Facts about Rainbows

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Environmental Awareness The sight of a colorful rainbow is powerful enough to lighten the hearts of the grouchiest of souls. The playful round of colors and the mystical way in which it appears is truly awe-worthy. Read on to learn a few interesting facts about them.

Consumption in Dubai – Breathtaking Photos of Our Environmental Impact

Green Prophet

To be continued… Lifestyle & Culture consumer culture environmental art nature Photography Richard Allenby PrattRichard Allenby-Pratt’s popular Abandoned photo series still haunts us.

5 Ways to Involve Children in Environmental Awareness.

Elephant Journal

Coupled with that, Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animals climate change education environmental awareness extinction For Children recyclingResearch shows that no matter how consciously parents shop or diligently recycle, having children is bad for the planet.

Environmental Appreciation – 7 Interesting Facts about Termites

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Environmental Awareness No other insect is loathed by property owners more than the hard-working termites. The bad behavior of those little critters has cast them aside as destructive, annoying and down right pesty.