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.

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. Pan and Krohn started their company, Hauling Glass , in April after the city of Houston decided to cut glass recycling from its curbside pickup program. Eight-year-old Tristan “Pan” Berlanga never dreamed of starting his own business. “I’ve


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Whitney Houston’s Family Asks for Donations to Her Former School


In lieu of flowers mourners are asked to send donations to Whitney Houston's former public school. Causes News People Top News whitney houstonRead More.

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. 80 Shares 100 views hot on elephant The Lethal Problem Lurking Deep Inside our […]. Main Categories* Arts Enlightened Society Family Food Health & Wellness Waylon Lewis Waylon: Daily Newsletter WAYLON: Today Only

Houston to Buy Half of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources


The city of Houston has agreed to purchase half its electricity from renewable sources. That will make Houston the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the nation, according to the city, which cited estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency. “Houston is already known as the energy capital of the world, but we are committed to becoming the alternative energy capital of the world as well,” Mayor Annise Parker said in a written statement Thursday.

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.”

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.

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 [.].

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

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga being priveleged depression experiences in space george clooney gravity gravity movie houston imax letting go lower charkras mission movies about space root chakra sandra bullock sandra bullock space space movie imax when things fall apart In space, no one can hear you b h. Boredom is an early sign of depression, and Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is bored.

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Who the Hell Am I? ~ Sher Meyer

Elephant Journal

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 "The first time I asked the question "Who am I?" the answer came quickly. It is simple, right? I am a mom, a wife, a teacher, a daughter, a sister, aunt, friend, etc.,

Fusion Food.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) consciousness cooking culinary arts cultural energy of food flavor food fusion food future global cuisinei Jean Houston Jump Time medicinal herbs multi nternational past tongue wake up call wisdom Wok & Roll world food

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Purple Buddha Jewelry: Turning Tools of Violence Into Objects of Beauty

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion berlin wall Cambodia conflict Germany houston Jewelry kickstarter meteor upcycled uxo When you are trying to save the world, how do you start? Where should one begin, when turning negative into positive? How do you use the past to change the future? Turning destruction into beauty is a pretty good start. The Purple Buddha Project , brainchild of Forrest Curran, is trying to do just that.

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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. Birds phalaropes tattoo

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Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If

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

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.

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Texas Oil Spill Threatens Migrating Birds

10,000 Birds

Oiled Laughing Gull photograph above by Melissa Phillip/ Houston Chronicle ). Here’s the outlook from the folks on the ground , namely Houston Audubon. Is last week’s oil spill near Galveston, Texas bad for birds? As the guys on SportsCenter say, it’s not good , according to conservationists and wildlife officials, since spring migration is just heating up.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

The Lover Who Wouldn’t Say Love.

Elephant Journal

I picked up a new lover at a class in Houston, Texas. It was a class on consciousness, so I figured picking up a guy there was probably a safe bet in that, he might not only be into the idea of being conscious but also into the actual practice of it, too. I’d been […].

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. Read More The post University Cited but Not Fined for Death of Lab Monkey appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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

Elephant Journal

Emma is a young girl in Houston, Texas who has lived her life with a. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education For Children Inspiring (Wow) Writer's Contest June 1-14 a step ahead prosthetics awareness beauty doll with prosthetic leg Emma Bennett enlightened society family girl's reaction to doll like her happiness hope humanity kindness love viral video news

Off-topic post: How dare you call us profitable!

Environmental Economics

The Houston Astros are bad.really bad.  Astros' revenues, the Astros media rights fee from CSN Houston, and CSN. Houston's per subscriber rate are all significantly inaccurate. First a little background for those who don't follow Major League Baseball (why don't you?):   The team is in the supposed process of rebuilding after moving to the American League from the National League this year.    They are currently 31.5

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Trillium Brewing Company: Stumpy Duck American Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

Birds and Booze News: It ends tomorrow, but Houston, Texas is celebrating its very first Houston Bird Week , to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Houston Audubon. I’ll be the first to admit the selection of ducks so far at Booze and Birds has been rather paltry.

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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

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. Beauty Causes Environment News Top News adrian grenier emma watson

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?    I would've thought Bud was preferred by the conservative NASCAR crowd while Sam Adams was preferred by them liberal Yankees. Corona left, but Corona Light right? Heineken left but Amstel Light right? Miller Genuine Draft and Miller High Life to the left of Miller Lite?

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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.

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Off Grid Solar Generator for Emergencies


In 2008, Hurricane Ike took the Houston area by storm, leaving 2.15 The experience led Seamus "Shay" Curran, a professor of physics at the University of Houston and director of UH''s Institute for NanoEnergy, to create "Storm Cell" -- an off-grid, portable solar generator that produces two-to-five kilowatts of energy, enough to power a home during an outage, without the emissions of its diesel counterpart. million people without power.

Yao Ming Blocks Shark Fin Trade


This Thursday, February 14th, former NBA Star and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, will be in Houston with conservation organization, WildAid, visiting the Houston Zoo with local school children to educate them about the importance of wildlife conservation.



Matthew Nystrom grew up in the well-to-do Klein suburbs of Houston, Tx. Many of the people Matt knew growing up in Houston paid their mortgages and fed their families by working for ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Halliburton, and Conoco Phillips. By age ten Matt was acutely familiar with these companies and their logos; he saw their branding everywhere he went.

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

Green (Living) Review

This is the first ever Houston Habitat House designed solely by students with a solar array design element Houston, TX, April 2012 : In conjunction with Earth Month and in celebration of Rice University’s 100th anniversary, Green Mountain Energy Company proudly presents a check in the amount of $20,000 to the Houston Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House for a solar installation.

Japan Dumps Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

Sustainability Ninja

According to Dr. James Cox, a radiation oncologist at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center and a CNN consultant, the radiation will be quickly diluted. Japan started pouring thousands of tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean today, saying that it was needed to prevent a worse leak from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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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. The oil and gas industry risks losing public support if progress is not made in the transition to cleaner energy, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said on Thursday.

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Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in Oil Protest at White House

Sustainability Ninja

The protest and ensuing arrests involved several people who have been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which if approved, will run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston,Texas. Daryl Hannah was arrested today during a protest in front of the White House. The protesters oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

Houston Jr. "The Alden, Dave. "Experience "Experience with scripted role play in environmental economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 30, no. 2 (1999): 127-132. Anderson, Soren T., and Michael D. Bates. "Hedonic

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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. She cited a study by the University of Texas School of Public Health that revealed “children who live within two miles of the Houston Ship Channel have a 56 percent greater chance of getting leukemia than children living elsewhere.”.

Communities call for strong EPA pollution standards near oil refineries

Sierra Club Compass

Hundreds of concerned residents from port communities along the Gulf Coast packed an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Houston this week to call for stronger pollution controls near oil refineries. "In The Sierra Club, EarthJustice and coalition partners helped bus in residents from neighborhoods near refineries in Louisiana to speak at the Houston hearing.

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Big Year Birding Update

10,000 Birds

Not only that, but they are doing their big year to raise money for the Houston Audubon Society and the Katy Prairie Conservancy. Seeing as it is near the midway point of the year I thought it would be nice to check in on how the blogging Big Year birders are doing thus far in 2012. It’s quite a list! Josh Vandermeulen is sitting pretty at 317 species for the year in Ontario, only 21 off the province’s record of 338, set by Glen Coady in 1996.

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Answer: not for at least two years

Environmental Economics

Houston, a former research director with the U.S. I've been wondering when the benefits and costs of sea level rise regulations in North Carolina might be assessed as required by the state legislature (emphasis added): Frank Gorham III, chairman of the state Coastal Resources Commission, is winning support for his mission to chill the scorching issues around climate change and rising sea levels on the North Carolina coast.

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