Whitney Houston Dead at 48: Remembering Her Charity Work


In a life marked by extreme highs and lows, one aspect of Whitney Houston's life never wavered: her dedication to charity work. Entertainment Featured Music News People whitney houstonRead More.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

When Houston ended glass recycling this 8-year-old saw a healthy business opportunity

Green (Living) Review

I’ve always wanted to be a basketball player,” he says as he and his business partner, 28-year-old David Krohn, drive through a neighborhood in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward. Eight-year-old Tristan “Pan” Berlanga never dreamed of starting his own business. “I’ve

The Hero of Houston: Mattress Mack, the anti-Osteen.

Elephant Journal

If you need a dose of business as a force for good, and in a world running right getting love for doing good, and therefore doing well, well, here’s Mattress Mack. Click above for inspiration. Click below for inspiration! For more.

Hurricane Harvey: Who we are as Houstonians.

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Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only adversity compassion disaster relief floods Harvey houston hurricane hurricane Harvey kindness life love thy neighbor natural disaster neighborhood red cross shelter Southeast Texas TexasI've been saying, "I can't imagine being there," a lot this week. Now I can.

CRC builds a specially designed Solar Racking system for Lone Star, Houston


Pratima Kalra: CRC Solar is a leader in manufacturing Fixed Tilt Ground Mount Racking Systems and just recently they supplied the same to Lone Star College in Houston. Lone Star is the fastest growing community college in Houston and since they have introduced a course in Alternate and Renewable Energy Ideas and Solutions, they wanted to have a practical demonstration of the same on their campus to promote active learning amongst their students.

Nickelodeon Star Inspires Kids to Go Lean And Green


Daniella Monet, who starred in the network’s ‘Victorious’ made an appearance to kick off Houston’s ISD''s Lean and Green effort. Read More The post Nickelodeon Star Inspires Kids to Go Lean And Green appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegetarian daniella monet

University Cited but Not Fined for Death of Lab Monkey


The University of Houston has been issued its seventh citation for improper handling of research animals after a rhesus monkey died from dehydration.

The Stunning Twist Ending

10,000 Birds

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus By Su Houston at Venus Modern Body Arts, NY, NY. So, in the face of my inevitable return to the mountain strongholds of Missoula, I now have one bird that I can count on being with me, country or city. Any habitat, any season, any continent, any time.

Vegan Blogger Victoria Moon Erickson Missing


Vegan blogger Victoria Moon Erickson turns up missing in Houston, after touring the country and blogging healthy lifestyles. Read More The post Vegan Blogger Victoria Moon Erickson Missing appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News Vegan victoria moon erickson

This is why you need to look at the data

Environmental Economics

  Two years ago, I took my Dad down to the Final Four in Houston.  From the National Journal : Some observations that go against my own preconceptions: Bud leans left but Sam Adams leans right? 

What happens when a Girl gets a Doll Just Like Her: The Video that is Captivating the World.

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Emma is a young girl in Houston, Texas who has lived her life with a.

Fusion Food.

Elephant Journal

Through commerce and travel, technology and media, we are being catalyzed into ways of being that a few short years ago were the stuff of fantasy and myth.

Officer Comforts Dying Police Horse Hit By Truck


3, a Houston police officer laid with his dying horse after she was spooked and hit by a truck. Get your tissues out because this one’s heavy. On Dec. According Read More The post Officer Comforts Dying Police Horse Hit By Truck appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Who the Hell Am I? ~ Sher Meyer

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) deepak chopra ego jean houston meditation self-doubt sher meyer soul uncertainty

Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

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a case in which an African American community in Houston rallied against the establishment of a landfill in their neighborhood. In his research, Bullard found toxic waste sites were often placed within black communities in Houston.

Yoga in Space. 5 Life Lessons From the Movie Gravity.

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In space, no one can hear you b h. Boredom is an early sign of depression, and Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is bored. She complains a lot, and does not feel like she has much to live for, even though she is one of the most privileged humans on or off earth.

WATCH: Emma Watson Poses Au Naturel for Global Green USA


Actress Emma Watson goes topless for photographer James Houston's latest project 'Natural Beauty' and to help raise funds for Global Green USA. Read More The post WATCH: Emma Watson Poses Au Naturel for Global Green USA appeared first on Ecorazzi.

What’s the Next ABA-Countable Exotic?

10,000 Birds

Outside of Florida, there are also growing populations in Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Houston. This popular cagebird also seems to have a toehold in the Houston area. In February of 2013, I wrote a piece outlining my thoughts on which exotic bird species should be added to the American Bird Association (ABA) checklist.

Animal Crushing: What it Is & Why We Have to Look. ~ Stephanie Vessely

Elephant Journal

This week Houston Press ran a cover story entitled, “Open Season: Do Laws Against Animal Crushing Videos Violate Free Speech?” We don’t show up on our mats and cushions so we can stay asleep, we do it so we can look at what arises. ” It details the recent story about Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent [.].

Science + Flickr + Social Media Show the World’s Coral Reefs = $36 Billion to the Travel Industry and Host Nations Every Year

Nature Conservancy - Science

Jason Houston. If it’s true that people reveal their true values by how they spend their money, coral reefs are very valuable indeed. In fact, according to a new study in the Journal Marine Policy coral reef tourism generates $36 billion (U.S) in global value every year.

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Nurses Say No To Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

Brenda Prewitt, a Houston-based nurse, has seen what these types of pollution do to our children. Houston is already home to various refineries for everything from tar sands to chemicals.

Marketing Oysters in the Delaware Bay: Top 5 Insights

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo © Jason Houston. Oysters provide important environmental benefits to people by filtering and improving the quality of water in the bay. But are consumers willing to pay more for oysters to help fund the benefits they provide?

Reforestation for Ozone Removal: An Attractive Option

Nature Conservancy - Science

Smog blankets Houston, Texas. They based the model on a 405-hectare site, currently dominated by grass and shrubs, located outside of Houston, Texas. Ozone — together with fine particulates — contributes to smog formation.

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Weekend Inspirational Roundup – Number 5

Hug a Tree with Me

8: When You Believe by Mariah Carey ft Whitney Houston. 1: You are Strong Enough! 2: Motivational Video : Fear. 3: You are Blessed! 4: Never Give Up! 5: If Jah by Tony Rebel. 6: Try. 7: 7:Do Happy. 9: You are Amazing. 10: Do for your Future! inspiration inspirational motivational

Breathing New Life Into Cities

Conservancy Talk

In places like Louisville, Kentucky, New York City, and Houston, Texas, for example, the Conservancy and our partners are exploring what planting trees in and around cities can do to address the public health problems of heat and air quality and to improve living conditions. In just 35 years, it’s estimated that 6 billion people , the equivalent of the world’s entire population in the year 2000, will live in cities.

Connecting with Nature in Texas City

Conservancy Talk

Since September 2016, Tjelmeland, along with Arnold and preserve technician Tim O’Connell, have made a concerted effort to attract a wide cross-section of volunteers to TCPP, which is less than an hour south of Houston.

9 Animal Cams You Need in Your Life

Nature Conservancy - Science

Houston Zoo. So this one is an outlier — and I’m not sure how long it will stay in heavy rotation — but I just couldn’t resist watching leafcutter ants strip an ear of corn at the Houston Zoo.

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Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

Nature Conservancy - Science

To put that number into perspective, it’s the equivalent of the entire state of Texas – from Amarillo to Brownsville, El Paso to Houston with a little bit left over. Research Update from the NatureNet Science Fellows.

Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Thanks to Tim for the shirt , purchased on site at the Final 4 (or at the Houston airport I received this from the WCOB blogger today, and can't resist posting it since it shows how patriotic I am with a blue shirt and all. sorry about that! Photo Credit: Rob Robertson.

Peter Kareiva on Why the Ozone-Reforestation Study is Important

Nature Conservancy - Science

While Kroeger and colleagues did their analyses for ozone mitigation in the Houston area, the opportunity and need is truly global. The Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary in East Texas. Photo by Lynn McBride. By Peter Kareiva , chief scientist, The Nature Conservancy.

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Over 50s in UK politically right-wing

Green (Living) Review

When we see how the older working class, for instance, run, literally, over to UKIP and even other right-wing parties and groups the radio call from a certain Apollo spacecraft “Houston, we seem to have a problem,” rings in one's ears, only that the call is not being made to Houston but to all of those that look for a better alternative to Toryism and Capitalism.

The NFL Goes Green… Slowly

Green Life Smart Life

Houston Texans : The NFL’s newest franchise is proud of its recycling program. With the football season upon us, I decided to check out the green programs of the NFL’s 32 teams. As a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and season-ticket holder, I’ve grown accustomed to the Eagles’ green messaging and programs. They’ve been at it very vocally for a few years now. So I assumed all of the NFL’s teams were just as vocal about it. Boy, was I wrong.

New Gulf Oil Spill Found, Slicks May Be Spreading


The source of the oil, according to the Times Picayune , is Houston based company, Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners , a group that has taken responsibility for leaking crude oil from a non-producing well. The Gulf can’t seem to catch a break.

Green Mountain Energy Company Donates $20,000 Solar Array to Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House

Green (Living) Review

The Centennial House is a Houston Habitat for Humanity home designed and built by Rice University students and will be provided to a deserving local family later this year. Celebrate Earth Month in Houston Earth Day takes place every year on April 22, but why celebrate just one day?

Green Versus Sustainable

Environmental News Network

She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. People hear a lot of talk about “green energy” and “sustainable energy”, and many times the populace assumes these are the same things.

Shell CEO urges switch to clean energy as plans hefty renewable spending

Green (Living) Review

"If we're not very careful, with all the good intentions and advocacy that we have, we may, as a sector and society, not make the progress that is needed," van Beurden said at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.

A Transgender Person Went Into the Ladies’ Room & Here’s What Happened.

Elephant Journal

I realize that people in Houston and in North Carolina are terrified that “allowing transgender people to use public bathrooms based on their gender identity would expose women and girls to discomfort and possible. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights cisgender equal rights female ladies room male safety transgender washrooms woman

Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake

10,000 Birds

Positive reinforcement tells me that I should be finding snakes in Houston, TX. The first one was found simply by accident, but consistent herpetological luck at Houston’s Arboretum makes me look harder and longer until I find one. It took two visits during this trip, but I was rewarded with a very intimate look at a charming little snake. This is the Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus orarius.

Beware the broken window fallacy

Environmental Economics

growth in the third quarter, but economists say it may ultimately provide a tiny boost to the national economy because of the rebuilding in the Houston area. In Houston's case, the storm's impact on the refining sector and gasoline prices could spark inflation, said Swonk. I don't get a whiff of "Harvey might be good for the economy" from this article but, still, beware.