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  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Green] Mom Develops Sustainable Playhouses for Kids
    Green News eco-friendly playhouse sustainable playhouse Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of high tech and colorful toys for your cat and then you find your feline having the most fun with a piece of string? Well, the same lesson can be learned from kids too. Of course, there are elaborate toys out there on the market, but it doesn’t mean that you have to purchase that specific one or else your kid won’t have an enjoyable childhood.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Green] Camels Are a Serious Environmental and Economic Threat in the Australian Outback
    Environment Green News Australia has a problem that’s nearly 1 million strong. Wild camels are roaming the Australian outback and causing more harm than good. They are destroying scarce water supplies and property to the tune of 10 million Australian dollars a year. Now, a new website called CamelScan hopes to limit the damage by enlisting the help of citizens. On this website, the public can report feral camel sightings and damages using a Google maps-based tool.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Green] Future Look: Kite Borne Generators Could Light Up Megacities like New York
    Alternative Energy Environment Green News Wind Power In the near future you could stare up at the New York sky and see a multitude of kites sailing in the wind. No, it won’t be a kite festival but a flight of high altitude energy generators. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University cite the winds over the Big Apple as a potential wind energy mine.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Green] A More Ethical Bottled Water?
    Environment Green Tips disposable water bottles water projects It’s a quandary – where do you turn when you’re thirsty? Imagine going for a short walk. The weather gets hotter and suddenly you are parched. No water fountain in sight. No handy reusable container either. But the corner store does have nice cold bottles of water. And isn’t that better than a can of something fizzy? We all know the problems with bottled water.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Green] Reusable Filters Save Money and The Environment
    Green Tips Changing your A/C’s filter is an easy way to increase you’re A/C’s efficiency, cut down on indoor air pollution, decrease your energy bill and help the environment, especially if you use reusable filters. Reusable A/C filters are exactly what they sound like, they are filters that can be washed and reused over and over again. Unlike disposable A/C filters, which once dirty, are trashed and end up in landfills adding to piles and piles of trash already there.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Green] Tar Sands Endanger Tens of Millions Of Birds
    Green Tips Everyone knows that the Tar Sands are a danger to the environment, and the past few years have been rife with news about how the tar sands have endangered species and created a great deal of problems for local environments. Well, a new study released by the NRDC shows that birds will be severely affected if tar sands are allowed to continue to expand. The northern Boreal forest in Alberta and Saskatchewan is an important area for birds to nest and breed.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
    [Green] Embrace Your Independence in an Eco-friendly Way
    Green Tips Living on your own can be a freeing experience, but it also comes with more bills and headaches. Instead of splitting the bill with a roommate or living rent free with your parents, everything is on you now. Instead of rushing to make your new home, condo or apartment the cat’s meow, it’s important to pace yourself and develop eco-friendly habits so your new adventure isn’t a horribly expensive one. So where do you start?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    [Green] Enzyme Breaks Down Tough Chitin. Signals Breakthrough for Biofuel from Waste
    Environment Green News The hunt for novel enzymes that can break down waste and produce useful byproducts has been ongoing for long; especially, in the area of biofuels. The positive fallout could be enormous. It could help stave off world hunger as large tracts of land are being used up to grow crops like sugarcane for bio-fuels. Biofuels are easiest to make from crops like sugar cane, sunflowers or maize. But that comes at a cost of land for food cultivation.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    [Green] Study of Araucarias Gives Clues to Ancient Levels of CO2
    Environment Green News How much CO2 was present in the air in prehistoric times is a question that needs answering. It could go a long way in our understanding of climate change. Knowing the levels present in today’s air is of course, easy. We just measure it with the innumerable tools we have. But just how do we go about measuring the levels in the atmosphere of prehistoric times? Araucarias are coming to the rescue as an answer to this unique problem.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    [Green] Carpooling, Just a Click Away
    Environment Green Tips A carpooling service for Northeast Ohio called OhioRideShare says it’s as easy as “Point, Click, Ride!” With rising gas prices and global warming, it’s becoming more important to find alternatives to traditional travel. OhioRideShare’s online service enables people in 13 counties to find partners for carpooling. This service has many advantages including providing a safe, convenient way to find rides, save money and decrease air pollution.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Green] EPA Plans to Give Cars a Grade: Does Your Vehicle Deserve an A?
    Green Tips eco-friendly vehicles EPA proposes new car labels EPA to grade cars How can you tell whether a vehicle is eco-friendly? Since you can’t always trust the salesperson at the dealership or the manufacturer’s persuasive commercials, you have to go with the facts. Along with the fuel economy, you have to analyze the greenhouse gas emissions, other air pollutants, where the car is made and what the car runs on.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Green] Butterfly Species Gives Valuable Lessons About Microhabitats
    Environment Green News It was conservation gone wrong that brought about the near extinction of a butterfly species in Great Britain. And now in a turn of events, the same species is providing insights into conservation. The large blue butterfly had a unique lifecycle – including a stage where it mimicked red ants. The butterfly laid its egg on thyme flowers and the hatched caterpillars secreted chemicals and made noises that fooled red ants into mistaking them for grubs.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Green] Air Excellence Award Goes to car2go
    Environment Green News The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded car2go with the 2010 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award in the Transportation Efficiency Innovations category. This prestigious award is quite an achievement for this Austin, Texas based company, and it does have a unique and innovative take on public transportation, which makes the award well deserved.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Green] Fun Ways to Protect Endangered Species
    Green Tips Spring is well on its way, so what are you doing to protect the endangered and threatened wildlife in your region? There are actually many different ways to help, so as long as you either have some extra money or spare time, you can make a difference. In order to help the species in your area, you should first find out what animals and plants are struggling for survival.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Green] How to Start Recycling
    Green Tips When it comes to recycling, there are various opportunities available for households, businesses and communities. It’s just a matter of educating yourself on what can be recycled, how you can recycle and where you can recycle. For households, there are curbside recycling services, which is an easy way for families to recycle. Simply put recyclable items in a recycling bin supplied by the program and leave the bin out on designated recycling collection dates. How easy is that?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Green] An Exciting New Alternative Energy Seeks to Tap Energy From the Ocean Floors
    Alternative Energy Environment Green News Anything that moves possesses kinetic energy and can potentially be converted to other forms. Applying the thought, a University of Michigan professor has patented a unique form of alternative energy. This new form of energy uses the vibrations emanating from the depths of the ocean floor. The system consists of a network of metal rods designed to tap into the currents that flow along the bottom of the ocean floor (and along riverbeds as well).
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
    [Green] Cancun’s Lost Mangrove Forests Could Be the Symbol for Climate Talks
    Climate Change Environment Green News The Mexican tourist hotspot will hold the upcoming climate talks. Delegates and observers will stream in. What may be lost to many in the idyllic setting of the tourist paradise is that this region was once a thriving mangrove ecosystem. That was till developers and bulldozers took over to transform it to the Cancun the world sees today. It has been 40 years now but the destruction of mangroves in and near Cancun continues.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Green] How to Grow a Greener Garden in 2009
    Green Tips Do you want your backyard garden to be greener in 2009? Maybe you want to save money by canning food and freezing vegetables. If so, try making your garden more eco-friendly. According to a survey of gardeners administered by the Garden Media Group, it’s predicted that gardens will be more environmentally friendly in 2009. Below are some tips on how to make your garden more rewarding in the new year.
  • GREEN LIVING IDEAS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
    [Green] It’s Rambutan Season!
    Green Lifestyle diy herbal organic tropical fruits Here in the mountainous area of Costa Rica the rambutans have finally ripened and you can see the little fuzzy red fruit being sold everywhere on the side of the road. We have an abundance of them on the farm and I’ve been eating more than I can count. Naturally, I needed to know what health benefits came with excessive consumption of the fruit. I was a little bit disappointed when I found out they were about 70 calories a pop.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Green] For Your Reading Pleasure
    Environment Green Tips books Duane Elgin environmental Masaru Emoto Michael Moore New York Times Oprah Rory Freedman Thomas Berry The dreary, cold winter months are a perfect time to catch up on reading. There are so many fiction and nonfiction books to choose from that you will have no problem finding the books that are right for you. Plus, you can learn valuable information and have a new sense of comprehension if you choose to read books on environmental issues.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Green] Chemical Spill Fears and Realities
    Environment Green News Science & Technology The latest chemical leak at the Indspec Chemical Corporation plant in Petrolia, Pennsylvania is another example of the dangers of chemical production. The Associated Press reports that last Saturday, October 12th, at 5 pm the plant experienced a leakage of a substance called oleum that overflowed a tank and instantly evaporated.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Green] Climate Change and Rising Seas Could Claim California’s Beaches and Beachfronts One Day
    Environment Green News Our grandsons won’t get to enjoy California’s golden beaches. Perhaps, one day they will remain immortalized on film and TV shows like Along with many low-lying islands around the world, rising seas brought about by climate change could claim the low lying Californian coast too. A new study has highlighted the danger that could become very real by the century’s end. It would also wipe out billions of dollars of real estate, roads, and tax revenues.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Green] Cheaper Hybrids By Honda
    Alternative Energy Environment Green News Many consumers are still wary of purchasing a hybrid, even in the midst of rising gas prices. This is mainly because of the cost of the hybrid itself. Before the rise of gas prices to significant levels, it has been hard for many consumers to justify buying one because the savings in gas wasn’t worth the high cost of the hybrid. But Honda has recognized this and is giving the consumers what they want. Cheaper is Better.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Green] Organic vs. Local
    Environment Green Tips local produce organic produce We’ve all been there. Standing in the produce aisle looking at lettuce – there sits the organic, next to it the conventional from across the country. If you’re lucky enough to have another option, locally grown food, then you have to make a decision. Go local or go organic. Which is better? Both have their benefits but it’s a matter of what’s best for your beliefs and/or your health.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Green] California to Regulate Flat Screen TVs
    Green News Flat screen TVs have been all the rage since their debut, and according to the Los Angeles Times , the sales of them are growing by 4 million a year. While they make watching TV a more enjoyable experience, they fail when it comes to energy efficiency. Compared to the larger, bulkier units, flat screens use 43 percent more energy.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Green] Our Trash Kills Sea Life
    Green News For all of you who think that when you toss away bags, ropes and bottle caps, that it amounts to no effect on nature, then maybe you should hear about the unfortunate whale in Malaysia who beached herself to die. During an autopsy by officials in Malaysia, it was found that the 30-foot long Bryde’s Whale had swallowed a plastic bag, a rope and a bottle cap. This does not mean those items came from that area of Malaysia. Those items could have come from any of us.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Green] Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Fatigue
    Green Tips When expecting a baby, your hormones are increasing as well as your body weight and the stress on your back. This transformation can be an exhausting experience at times, but you can manage your fatigue in a healthy and natural way. Although it’s beneficial to consult your doctor, there are some natural remedies that can help you regain some energy so you can continue your daily activities.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Green] The Future of Bottled Water
    Green Tips plastic bottles recycling Depending how you view it, the bottled water industry is either an environmental disaster or a necessary convenience. The truth of the matter is that it is both. It is also a major industry worth $22 billion a year. It has environmental costs and benefits. Environmental Consequences of Bottled Water. Plastic bottles, of course, are the primary concerns regarding the bottled water industry. The U.S.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
    [Green] Have a Glass of Nondairy Milk
    Green Tips cows grain hemp milk rice soymilk sustainable In our culture, sustainability is on the brain, so why not wash that idea down and let it digest with a glass of nondairy milk? If truth be told, soymilk, rice milk, grain milk and hemp milk are not all that bad tasting. Some taste just as close and maybe even better than the real thing. Who knew soybeans could taste that good as a liquid?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
    [Green] Easy Energy Saving Tips
    Green Tips There are so many ways to save energy, but do you make a conscious effort to actually do some of them on a daily basis? By making these small changes you can reduce your dependency on electricity and lower your monthly electric bill. Even though your laptop might not be connected to the charger, the charger is still drawing a small amount of energy from the outlet since it’s plugged in. This is true for all electronics and appliances.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Green] Alternatives to Baby Powder
    Green Tips Did your parents use baby powder on your when you were young? The use of this product for eliminating moisture from the skin, preventing friction and degreasing hair is common, but just because it’s effective doesn’t make it safe. As with any product, you have to look into the ingredients, and if you read closely, baby powder isn’t so innocent. Baby powder is made from a clay mineral called talc.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Green] Solar Aircraft Completes a Historic First Ever Self Powered Night-time Flight
    Environment Green News Solar Power Flying in the night sky, a giant glider like plane completed a historic flight lasting 26 hours and 9 minutes. It was the longest and highest flight in the history of solar aviation. The Solar Impulse was powered only by the solar energy it managed to store up during the day. The flight could be a watershed moment as it shows what can be achieved with solar technology and the potential that continues to progress day by day.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Green] New Year, New Ozone Rules
    Green News Who owns the ozone? The answer to this question is not corporations, but it’s easy for these entities to pollute it. Technically, no one owns the ozone, but we all affect it, which is why Representative Edward J. Markey proposed stricter smog standards today for 2010. Using the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new smog standards would mean that many countries would be in violation of the new terms, which is no surprise.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Green] Singing Against Mountaintop Removal
    Green News Mountaintop removal is a cheap way to extract coal from mountains. However, it causes irreparable damage to mountains, and it also negatively affects the nearby land. This method of coal mining isn’t new and has been happening in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee for quite some time. It started in Appalachia in the 1970s, and residents as well as non-residents alike want this method of coal mining to stop.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
    [Green] Tips for Packing a Litter Free Lunch
    Green Tips litter free lunch reusable lunch accessories Between packing lunches for you, your significant other and your children, the amount of trash adds up — paper napkins, product wrapping and containers, plastic utensils, plastic water bottles and juice drinks, etc. Simply because you can’t eat at home doesn’t mean you need to litter the world. Instead you can make some adjustments to your lunch packing habits, which will make the packing process more eco-friendly.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Green] Beware of Indoor Pollutants
    Environment Green Tips What types of indoor pollutants are lurking in your home? It might surprise you that excess moisture can qualify as an indoor pollutant. Although it’s important to figure out how to reduce these pollutants, it’s also crucial to identify them in your home first. Which indoor pollutants do you have and which ones don’t you have? Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can take the steps to improve your air quality.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Green] Tips for Finding a Sustainable Waterproof Jacket
    Green Tips Waterproof jackets can be a costly expense, which is a good reason to ensure that you’re purchasing the right type of jacket to keep you dry. Depending on what type of activity you will be taking part in, you will require a different type of waterproofing. With the rainy days of spring coming, it’s wise to invest in a jacket like this. So where do you start if you want a functional jacket that will also be durable?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Green] Study: LEDs Likely Lighting Of Choice By 2015
    Environment Green News LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are becoming more popular with electronics and lighting alike. Until recently, LEDs were not available for lighting but the technology may become the most popular form sold in lighting, surpassing both incandescent and compact fluorescents. LEDs are currently not as popular as the aforementioned due to the cost. However, LEDs use ninety percent less energy than the common incandescent light bulbs.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Green] A Kite and Wind Energy Takes a Car on a 3000 Kilometer Trip across Australia
    Environment Green News Wind Power Wind has been harnessed and used in a variety of ways. Modern wind turbines have proved that if effectively used, they are more than a viable source of renewable energy. But using wind turbines to power cars is an area that hasn’t been explored to that extent. Now, a wind and kite system has been tried out in Australia and has met with ‘flying’ success.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Green] Greener Cookware
    Green Tips Non-stick pans are a lot less appealing these days. Yes, it’s great to have fewer burned messes and less cleanup. But not at the cost of exposure to toxic chemicals from non-stick coatings. So it’s back to cast iron and coated aluminum in the kitchen. In fact, there’s even more at stake with those coatings. Classic non-stick surfaces are based on polytetrafluoroethylene ( PTFE ) – more commonly called Teflon.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013
    [Green] Stop Flushing Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
    Green News There are many items that you should not flush down your toilet, and apparently those biodegradable packing peanuts are one of them. It’s questionable why people are disposing of them in the toilet in the first place, but it has obviously received some attention in the news lately. The biodegradable packing peanuts are ones made from corn starch, which are supposed to dissolve in water.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013
    [Green] College Bike Loan Programs
    Green News bike loan program college bike loan program Remember the days of being a broke college student? Maybe you’re still living these days and trying to finish your degree without breaking the bank even further. Funding one’s education is becoming more difficult every year as tuition rates increase and the economy bounces back from its retreat.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
    [Green] Top 8 Ways to Downsize
    Top Green Lists how to downsize how to simplify In American culture, it’s the norm to have it all—the big house, family, job, etc. However, the recent economic situation has put these big, bold moves into perspective. Living above your means isn’t fulfilling when you lose your once secure job. In light of Jay Shafer who downsized to an 89-square-foot-home, here are some tips to guide you through the simplifying process. Clear the Clutter.
  • GREEN PROPHET  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Green] So What if Better Place Buyers are Late with Their Bill?
    Business Better Place bankruptcy Captain Sunshine Electric vehicles green transportation Sunrise Ltd. Sunrise Ltd, the court-appointed new owners of Israel’s Better Place electric vehicle company, is struggling to pay the company’s liquidators, and that is surprising? Step in for a short history lesson. Yosef Abramowitz (a.k.a.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Green] Money on Trees
    Climate Change Green News During a meeting of forty environment ministers from around the world in Jakarta last Wednesday, Indonesia’s environment minister, Rachmat Witoelar and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono both tried to truss up support for their proposed economic incentive policy that would bring revenue to countries with the greatest areas of rain forest.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Green] The Do It Yourself Plug-In Hybrid: XR3
    Alternative Energy Environment Green News Science & Technology This one is for serious mechanics interested in putting together a more technologically sustainable vehicle than the usual automobile, or even those interested in putting up the $200 to view the specs and see if they are willing to put together their own version of the XR3 plug-in hybrid.
  • GREEN LIVING IDEAS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Green] Martha Stewart Shares her Love of Beekeeping!
    DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Garden and Yard Care Green Lifestyle beekeeping Bees Martha Stewart organic We all know Martha is the goddess of the home, but she is also quite the homesteader too. She has a beautiful farm in which she composts and grows organic vegetables, and she’s recently taken an interest in beekeeping. As we know, bees are vitally important to our ecosystem and our food supply.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
    [Green] This Week In Fuel
    Alternative Energy Green News The New York Times featured an article on Sunday about a promising new biodiesel source called Jatropha curcas or Barbados Nut – a weed that is currently used to shield food crops from animals in Northern Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. The plant seems ideal for both farmers and the environment: it is accustomed to dry conditions and is poisonous to pests, thus eliminating the need for complicated irrigation or dangerous, expensive pesticide use.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
    [Green] Toilet Paper Doesn’t Need Trees Anymore
    Green News When you tell someone you use recycled toilet paper, they will look at you with a disgusting look on their face. Recycled toilet paper has a bad rap because it is usually made from old toilet paper. However, before you start thinking that you are using dirty toilet paper, you need to understand that it is completely safe and processed.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Green] Global Warming Claims First Mammal Species
    Green News It was only a matter of time, considering the huge amount of habitat loss, rising temperatures and high extinction levels, that a mammal would be lost due to global warming. It has finally happened as researchers have released reports stating that the White Lemuroid Possum. This Possum thrived in cooler temperatures of high altitude rain forests in Queensland, Australia.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Green] Brazil’s Farmers Urged to Plant More Trees for Better Financial and Environmental Returns
    Environment Green News Brazilian farmers are being urged to plant more trees to not only compensate for vagaries of agricultural returns but also offset carbon emissions. Brazil is a crucial country when it comes to the world’s climate. It is home to the Amazon and is also a large producer of agricultural commodities. How does one ensure the sustenance of one and the survival of the other?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Green] Climate Study Says That Leaf Eating Primates Could Go Extinct Because of Increasing Temperatures
    Environment Green News A global warming climate model has predicted that rise in Earth’s temperatures could have other far reaching effects. Directly in harm’s way are species like Gorillas and Monkeys. The root cause could be indigestion. If the idea sounds farfetched consider this direct correlation –. Leaves that grow in hotter climates contain more fiber and less protein. More fiber also means that herbivores take longer to digest them.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Green] Hilsa Catch Signals Climate Change in Bangladesh
    ” Environment Green News Hilsa fish is considered to be an irreplaceable part of the staple diet in Bangladesh. It is the national fish of Bangladesh and also very popular in parts of India. It is a sea fish which spawns in rivers. The anadromous fish lives in the sea for most of its lives. Only when it comes upstream near the coastal river mouth, it’s caught by the fishermen. Normally the fish stays in the Indian Ocean or the Bay of Bengal in the winters.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Green] Make a Resolution to Conserve Water
    Green Tips There are some clear ways to conserve water such as taking shorter showers and not letting the water run while you brush your teeth or wash your face, but what are the less obvious ones? Saving your water requires awareness, diligence, consistency and persistence, but once you get in a habit, you will reap the rewards: extra money in your wallet and a spare water supply.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013
    [Green] Air Pollution Cuts Visibility in Hong Kong but Raises Death Rates
    ” Environment Green News When you hear news like this, you begin to wonder about the skies over your own city. Hong Kong suffers a perennial problem of urbanization – air pollution. But now that cost can be directly measured in mortality rates. Health experts have warned that air quality of Hong Kong has deteriorated to such an extent over the last 50 years that the variations can be used to predict mortality rates. In Hong Kong, visibility is now 12.6 km (7.8
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
    [Green] Eco-friendly Mother’s Day Gifts
    Green News Over this Mother’s Day weekend, how are you going to pamper your mom and make her feel special? Yes, it’s Sunday, May 10, so if you don’t have any ideas yet, maybe these eco-friendly options will get you on the right path. First, you should think about what you mom needs. Sometimes those functional and practical gifts can be the most environmentally friendly ones. Maybe the clothes in her closet are worn and falling apart.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Green] Study: The Use of Natural Gas as an Alternative to Coal Might Not Slow Global Warming
    Environment Green News Natural gas is being thought of as a bridge fuel. It’s also the most likely alternative to coal as its reserves deplete. But a new study has put forward a more pessimistic view – natural gas would not significantly slow down the effects of climate change, even though direct carbon dioxide emissions would be less.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Green] New Microbe Offers Germinal Hope in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
    Environment Green News Is it a case of nature self healing itself, or is it giving man another chance to atone for his environmental sins? Either way, the agent of hope in the Gulf of Mexico is a newly discovered microbe that has been found to be gobbling up oil at a remarkably accelerated rate. Scientists made this ‘serendipitous’ discovery while studying the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Green] Are Men An Endangered Species?
    Green News decline male population males sex ratio There was a time when the world was made up of about 50 percent boys, and 50 percent girls. This was nature’s way of making sure that there was enough variety in the gene pool and enough men and women to go around. However, while many species on the planet are disappearing, it turns out that there is another species disappearing as well; human males.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Green] Carbon Free City
    Alternative Energy Green News Solar Power Wind Power What would a carbon free city look like to you? Well, if you see no cars and a large amount of wind turbines and solar panels, you’re starting to get warm. Creating a carbon free city requires sacrifice and innovative development, which is why one doesn’t exist yet. However, efforts are currently being made to build the first carbon neutral city.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
    [Green] Part 1: Pros and Cons of a Natural Outdoor Wedding
    Green Tips outdoor vs. indoor wedding outdoor wedding Having your wedding ceremony outside is risky, but isn’t the fresh air and picturesque landscape worth it? There are both pros and cons to an indoor and outdoor wedding, which you should become familiar with before you commit yourself to one or the other.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
    [Green] Ice Melting Faster and Faster
    Environment Green News In the heart of winter, you may not want to think too much about ice, and when you do, you probably only think about ice melting. Well, we have good news for you about melting ice and that is that it is melting faster and faster in the arctic. The bad news is that it is not supposed to and the effects may be felt for decades, or even centuries to come. Since 2003, 1.5 to two trillion tons of ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska has been lost.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Green] Hype or Hope: Startup Company’s Helioculture Technology for Biofuels
    Alternative Energy Environment Green News Joule Biotechnologies Inc is a startup company with ambitious plans. The company, just a fledgling having started in 2007, announced plans for a new energy source. Though exact details are still under wraps, the company says it has a developed a technology based on Helioculture. The technology involves sunlight and carbon dioxide interacting with a photosynthetic organism to produce liquid fuels.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Green] EPA Fights to Ban Pesticide Used Against Birds
    Conspiracies Environment Green News Carbofuran has been available to farmers as an insecticide for over forty years, but the chemical spray has recently come under scrutiny because of reports that it is being used as a tool to kill birds. In fact, according to a database compiled by the American Bird Conservancy, there are currently 558 cases of deliberate carbofuran use against bird populations that are under investigation.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Green] Let’s Talk about Plastics
    Green Tips In order to recycle plastics, you have to have some knowledge about the types of plastics and which ones you can even recycle. If you don’t have much experience recycling plastics or are unsure of which ones can go in your curbside bin, this overview of plastics by the numbers can be your guide. Most plastics have a number imprinted inside of a recycling triangle, usually at the bottom of the product, which actually tells you quite a bit about the plastic.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Green] The Great Soy Debate
    Food and Diet Questions Green Tips When you decide to put restrictions on your diet such as being a vegetarian or vegan, you will find that soy seems like a viable alternative to meat eating. Morning Star Farms, Boca and Quorn have transformed plant proteins into meat like products. Even though you might not eat animal products, you can still take care of your burger, chicken and rib cravings. But what are the downsides to restricting your diet to soy?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Green] The Power of Companion Planting
    Green Tips Spring is coming, and that means the time to start planting your garden begin. If you want an organic garden, and don’t want to have any type of herbicides or pesticides in your garden, you may think about using companion planting. Companion planting involves putting some plants together with other plants that will help to protect them from insects, while helping them grow.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
    [Green] A Vegan Wedding Affair
    Green News Chelsea Clinton''s vegan wedding vegan bride vegan wedding tips Over this past weekend, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were wed on July 31 in upstate New York. This luxurious affair made the headlines for several reasons, but eco-conscious individuals might appreciate the fact that Clinton had a vegan conscious wedding. Does hearing about a famous vegan wedding make you want to have one too?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
    [Green] New Study Says That Plane Exhaust Is a Bigger Killer Than Plane Crashes
    Environment Green News The airline industry is having it really bad. A new study has put another damper by saying that plane exhaust causes more fatalities than plane crashes. Aerophobia just got pushed up a notch. The study says that e xposure to toxic pollutants in plane exhaust is the chief cause. Research statistics say that while plane disasters take a thousand lives annually, plane emissions indirectly kill about tens of thousands prematurely each year.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
    [Green] What’s the Deal with Carbon Offsets?
    Green News Politics Questions More and more companies are offering carbon offsetting programs, but is it doing any good or just a way to make environmentalists feel guilty enough to pay up? Everything we do creates carbon dioxide, which is a gas that traps heat, and as our population increases along with our activity, forests and oceans are unable to efficiently process our carbon dioxide emissions.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
    [Green] Store Your Backyard Honey Properly
    Green Tips Maintaining a backyard beehive takes continuous work, and sometimes the bees can pose a challenge if you have concerned neighbors. So when you’re able to extract some delicious honey from the hive, it’s important to preserve that hard work so it doesn’t get exposed to sunlight, fungus or other bacteria. Once you get your beekeeping skills perfected, all that is left to do is learn how to properly store your honey. So how can you keep this tasty food item safe from the elements?
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Green] Dealing with Solid Waste
    Green Tips Dealing with the world’s solid waste is an overwhelming task. However, dealing with your own solid waste can be a more manageable task, which can aid in decreasing the amount of solid waste that is disposed of in the world. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), solid waste should be dealt with by following these basic guidelines: waste prevention, recycling and disposal. Obviously, disposal is the step of last resort.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Green] Reusing Tissue Boxes
    Green Tips Everyone has tissue boxes in their home because from time to time, everyone needs to blow their nose. While you probably buy recycled tissue paper, what do you do with the tissue boxes? Why throw them away or recycle them before you can reuse them? Remember, it is important to reuse, then recycle. So, what can you do with your tissue boxes before throwing them out? Here are just a few tips you can try. Put a tissue box in the car with a plastic bag liner inside of it.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Green] Encyclopedia of Life Grows Towards Success
    Environment Green News The ‘ Encyclopedia of Life ’ if one recalls was a project started in 2007. Its mission is to be an online information fount on every type of animal and plant on the planet. At last count it has reached a very healthy content figure of 170,000 species entries. And to just underscore its value again, it has already started lending its knowledge to diverse fields such as climate change, aging and insect pestilence. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out at EOL.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Green] The Red List 2008 Says That A Quarter of Mammals Face Extinction
    Environment Green News It’s the ‘Who’s Who’ of the animal world and the de facto bible for nature conservationists. The Red List , a compendium worked on by nearly 1,800 scientists includes all the animal species known to man. It includes mammals, birds and amphibians. An exhaustive work comprising over 45,000 species each classified according to risk (Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered, Extinct in the Wild, and Extinct).
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Green] New Cars in the U.S to Get Labeled With Energy and Environmental Information
    Environment Green News Starting 2012, The Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S is mulling over the idea to label new cars and trucks with energy and environmental information. The government is conceiving letter grades or updating the design of the current sticker to include comparisons of a vehicle’s fuel economy and tailpipe emissions.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Green] Take the Greener Cellular Call
    Green Tips Science & Technology cell phones Greenpeace Nokia resources soldiers technology troops It seems as though everyone has a cell phone these days, and some people have a difficult time putting them down. People talk and send text messages while they are shopping, working and even driving. Updates and innovations in cellular technology happen on a daily basis.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Green] 5 Factors That Affect Recycling
    Green Tips curbside recycling e-waste recycling Recycling offers a win-win situation both for the consumer and the environment. Americans are embracing recycling more and more as a part of everyday life. The EPA reports that recycling increased three percent between 2006 and 2007. In addition, the amount of trash generated per person dropped during this same period. The recovery rate varies with the material. In 2010, Americans recycled over 60 percent of the paper generated.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Green] Will Rising Oil Prices Ignite a Boomtime For Recycling?
    Environment Green News landfill oil plastic recycling Waste Rising crude prices have a beneficial fallout after all. If expert opinions are to be taken at face value, ballooning oil prices around the world could force our hands one day to ‘scavenge’ around for plastic to recycle. And that day doesn’t seem too far into the future as the barrel is touching more than $100 now. The expected result – look towards recycling.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Green] How Your Weight Affects Your Carbon Footprint
    Green Tips carbon footprint carbon footprint of e The health consequences of being overweight are well-documented. In subtler ways, it also affects your environmental impact. Even small choices leave some type of impression. With over 60 percent of Americans overweight, it is easy to see how this can build up. Getting Around. If you’re overweight, it might be more difficult to get around. You may find yourself getting winded easily from even small trips.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
    [Green] Sustainable Bikes Made of Bamboo
    Green News Pedal power has gotten more sustainable thanks to the engineering ingenuity of Calfee Design and the techniques they use to produce their Bamboo Bike. I know what you’re thinking, Bamboo may be good for flooring, cutting boards, or bowls, but how successful is it being put to use as a high-tech piece of sports equipment, and while the $2500+ price tag may be high for the everyday biker, it costs a lot less than less sustainable carbon-fiber bikes that start at $13,000.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Green] FishPhone: Ready To Answer Your Sustainable Fish Questions
    Green Tips Breaking News! The oceans are dying! Well, you probably already knew that because studies have shown that about half of all marine species will be extinct in the next few decades thanks to pollution, acidification, global warming and over-fishing. So, when you go to the supermarket, you may be feeling guilty about the fish that you are buying and you may begin wondering if that fish is sustainable. A good example of this is cod, which was once very sustainable.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Green] Bioengineered Meat Could Help To Stave Off Food Crisis
    Environment Green News Scientists have been trying to grow future food crops in the petridish for long. But unlike high content food crops, growing meat is more of a recent development. Developmental biologist Vladimir Mironov, M.D., is one of the many who are sort of setting the pace in this new area. Bioengineering ‘cultured meat’ could stave off a future food crisis.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Green] Helping Bees Through Donations
    Climate Change Environment Green News Albert Einstein once said that if bees were to disappear from the planet, humanity would be gone within four years. This is one of those ‘beware’ messages of doom from the past, and what makes it so scary is that bees are disappearing, very quickly. In just the United Kingdom, the number of pollinators include bees have declined by 15 percent in only two years according to a research council out of the United Kingdom.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Green] Superweeds Winning Ground over Crops in the U.S
    Environment Green Guides Just like human immunity might lose the battle one day against antibiotic resistant germs, so will the same fate befall agricultural crops. In an alarming development, the superweeds have risen from the ground and are suffocating crops all around them. Weeds versus crops have been a battle since the beginning of agriculture. But the modern day fight has moved on to a different battleground where weeds are increasingly resistant to modern day herbicides.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Green] Ethiopia Unveils First Electric Vehicle
    Green News Hybrids Africa and other areas of the world are expected to suffer the greatest due to global warming. This is why the richer nations of the world are contributing to helping these areas fight the very warming the richer nations helped create. Despite poorer conditions, many nations in Africa are attempting to turn to renewable energy and more environmentally friendly vehicles. South Africa launched an electric car in 2008.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Green] High Tech Insurance Looks to Cover Crop Loss Due To Bad Weather and Global Warming
    ” Climate Change Environment Green News You wouldn’t bet your money on climate and its effect on crops, but an insurance company is attempting to do just that. Is it the brave new frontier of high-tech insurance? Only time will determine ‘weather’ (pun intended) it’s a success or a risk. The insurance company is hoping to scientifically fine-tune policies that offer protection against floods, frosts, droughts and other bouts of crop-damaging weather that are on the rise.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Green] Zoos Should Play a More Dynamic Hand in Slowing Extinctions
    Environment Green News Zoos should become the fountainheads of species conservation. Zoos around the world get 700 million footfalls a year and they are the right place to showcase the enormous diversity that we will be missing when a few species go extinct. Mark Penning, president of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), told Reuters –. “We have a huge opportunity for education, to explain the gravity of the situation.”.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Green] Grow a Backyard Nut Tree Orchard
    Green Tips Have you reduced your meat intake? Well, it’s time to add some alternative sources of protein to your diet. If you want to mix up your diet, nuts can do the trick. There are so many to choose from—chestnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts, butternuts, hazelnuts, etc. Nuts taste great in salads, sauces or by themselves, but it can be expensive buying them in stores. One way to get a fresh and cheap supply of nut is to grow a nut tree orchard right in your backyard.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Green] The Natural Way to Clean Up Toxic Soil
    Green News Using plants to absorb toxicity in soil and thereby clean it up is not a new idea. It has been used with success for some years. It is cheap and obviously, environmentally very friendly. It works well in removing heavy metals such a zinc, copper, chromium and arsenic from contaminated soil.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Green] Top 3 Reasons You Should Have a Backyard Greenhouse
    Top Green Lists backyard greenhouse reasons to have a greenhouse Are you trying to live more off of the urban grid? Along with using alternatives for your utilities, the food category is also an area where you will have to make changes in. One way to get on the right path toward produce independence is to have a backyard greenhouse. If you have the carpentry skills and know-how, building one will be no problem, but you can also purchase sustainable ones too.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Green] Bike Tips – Eco-friendly Bicycles
    Green Guides Bicycles are one of the best ways to get around these days with little impact on the environment, not fuel required other than your muscles, and plenty of health, fitness, and financial benefits for everyone. Unfortunately not all bicycles are created equal and the manufacturing processes used to build some bicycles are more harmful than others. If you’re looking for the greenest bicycle around to get you where you need to go there are some things you need to know.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Green] The World’s Highest Microbial Ecosystem Discovered
    Environment Green News A 19,850-foot-high Andean volcano is an extreme environment highly inimical to any form of life. But according to a team of researchers from University of Colorado-Boulder, this is the site of the world’s highest microbial ecosystem. Socompa volcano, which spans the border between Argentina and Chile high in the Atacama Desert, is an environment as harsh as can be imagined.
  • SIERRA CLUB COMPASS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Green] Rejecting Keystone Means Less Tar Sands Extraction, Less Carbon Pollution
    Dirty Fuels Energy Solutions Green Transportation Health Oil Politics Safe and Healthy Communities Tar Sands The U.S. State Department has stated multiple times that tar sands oil will find a way to reach global markets even without the Keystone XL Pipeline. That argument was based on the State Department's assumption that other options for transporting the heavy tar sands, including rail, will take the place of the pipeline if Keystone were rejected.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
    [Green] Salmon Plays Hide and Seek in Canada and France
    Environment Green News In what can be described as nature’s yin-yang, two contrasting events caught my eye among the many reported daily by Reuters. The first even reported the disappearance of salmon from one of its most fertile grounds in Canada. The second reported just the opposite – the reemergence of salmon (not the same, of course!), a few thousand miles away in the Seine River which runs through Paris.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
    [Green] Pre-FAB(ulous) at the MoMA- Home Delivery:Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
    Green News Fabricating the Modern Dwelling Home Delivery MoMA Pre-Fab Housing Sustainable Building Sustainable Dwellings The ever increasing interest in all things sustainable has give new life and contemporary form to prefabricated houses. New York City dwellers interested in checking out the latest and greatest trends can do so first hand at MoMA’s latest exhibit, Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Green] Clean Cargo Transport Using High Altitude Blimps Enters the Imagination
    Environment Green News It’s back to the past with the high flying blimp air ship. But with some essential differences. The only similarity between the airships of old and the futuristic blimp is the fact that both will rise to their cruising altitudes aided by hot gasses. This is where the similarity ends. The High Speed Solar Airship is envisaged as a high altitude cargo carrier with a very low ecological footprint.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Green] Ways to Control Pests Without Chemicals
    Green Tips A wooded backyard can be a relaxing scene, but you don’t even have to live near the woods to experience an infestation of ants or the presence of large and sometimes scary looking spiders. However, spiders are an important part of the ecosystem, because they eat other insects such as mosquitoes, which can carry the West Nile Virus and Heartworms. Fortunately, there are eco-friendly ways to manage these insects from getting into your home where you don’t want them.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Green] Mmmmm….Pesticide Rich Flavor!
    Green News Times are tough for the United States these days. Wall Street is tanking, the Iraq War is going on forever, people are losing their homes and the credit crisis threatens the very economy. On top of all of that, the United States can no longer afford to fund a government program that tests levels of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. The fact of the matter is that $8 million a year is just too darn expensive.
  • ECO FRIENDLY DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Green] Renewable Energy Agency Lacks Top Polluters
    Green News The International Renewable Energy Agency was created to promote the adoption of renewable energy worldwide. It has the goal to create renewable energy technology usage throughout the world to help the planet and the environment. Officially created on January 26, 2009, the agency suffers from a noticeable problem. Even though 75 nations have joined the agency, including most of Europe, several nations have not, as can be seen from this picture.
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