White-throated Dipper in Switzerland

10,000 Birds

Though originally from Switzerland he now makes New York City his home where I (Corey) have had the great fortune of meeting him, birding with him, and photographing wildlife with him. Francois Portmann is a professional photographer with an impressive portfolio.

Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe?

Green Traveler Guides

| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?)

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Switzerland prepares its Army for Euro Zone Fallout

Green (Living) Review

In September 2012 Switzerland launched the military exercise "Stabilo Due" to respond to the current instability in Europe and to test the speed at which its army can be dispatched. Switzerland's armed forces are not a professional nor a standard conscripts force. As a neutral country Switzerland is probably one of the best defended countries of Europe and has one of the highest number of legal gun ownership and -possession in Europe also.

Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

Green (Living) Review

Airlight Energy Brings CSP to Morocco from Switzerland

Green Prophet

A cement plant in Morocco will switch on sunshine from Switzerland this year.

iLAND’s Solar Packs for Peace-keepers, Festivals, Eco-jocks and Alpha Wolves Who Travel with the Sun

Green Prophet

Actually the first time I had set to talk with him from Northern Ontario over to Neuchatel, Switzerland, bad weather dropped my power and I had to call in on a landline with a raging, noisy and smoking generator outside my door.

Would You Fly By Sun and a Solar Impulse?

Green Prophet

Less than a year later, HB-SIA spent flew to Brussels from its home base at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, cruising at an altitude of 6,000 feet during the 13-hour flight. Cars & Transportation aviation Morocco Rabat Solar Energy Solar Impulse Switzerland

Swiss Urged to Stop Eating Cats and Dogs


Animal activists are trying to ban hundreds of thousands of people in Switzerland from eating dogs and cats at Christmas.

Why walking can be your best eco-friendly vacation ever

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Russia to Boost Its National Protected Areas to the Size of Switzerland

Eco Friendly Daily

Russia plans to cover acreage the size of Switzerland by establishing 9 new nature reserves and 13 national parks covering a total area of over 3.8

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving $15 Million To Help Save the Planet


While at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Oscar nominee pledged to give $15 million to sustainability and conservation projects around the world. Leo strikes again! The environmentalist made Read More The post Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving $15 Million To Help Save the Planet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News leonardo dicaprio

WWF Switzerland's Tropical Forest Challenge for the For-Profit Sector


On behalf of WWF Switzerland , Ennovent is managing the Tropical Forest Challenge to discover innovative for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity.

Summer Course: Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013 Download program (pdf) Apply Now (online application form) Overview The question of how to feed the world, while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time. If you want to be one of these leaders, join the World Food System Center‘s 2013 summer school in Switzerland. [link] Call for Applications Now Open!

Zoo Shoots Animals, Feeds Them to Guests at Restaurants


A wild animal park in Switzerland is killing deer and boars Read More The post Zoo Shoots Animals, Feeds Them to Guests at Restaurants appeared first on Ecorazzi. We probably didn’t need another reason to dislike zoos, but one in Zurich is giving us the sentiment anyway. Animals Causes News Top News

Competitive Yoga To Be Added to 2020 Summer Olympics Games. ~ Josie Huang

Elephant Journal

From Lausanne, Switzerland - As the International Olympics Committee had recently voted to drop wrestling—the oldest competitive sports known in the world dated as far back as 3000 B.C. Competitive yoga as an Olympics sport will no longer be a stretch. and part of the ancient Olympics in 708 B.C.—from from the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, IOC [.].

Swiss 'environmental' anti-immigrant plan defeated

Green Blog

A purportedly pro-environment campaign to keep out immigrants has been defeated in Switzerland. 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.”

Home Kits to Capture the Sun from Roofs and Private Homes

Green Prophet

Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Germany Israel pv Solar Energy SwitzerlandComplete kits are now available for installing home solar energy systems.

A Surprising Look at Crow Family Life

Nature Conservancy - Science

The team noted that in Switzerland cooperative breeding was rare, while in Spain it was common. Although the “tough job market” explanation is tempting, it turns out that Spain actually has more vacant territories available than Switzerland does.

How to Make Love, Eat & Work like a True Minimalist.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Switzerland Tiny Houses ZurichThink about it: How much "stuff" and space do we require to satisfy our basic needs? How many separate rooms are warranted? How many material objects are. Adventure Enlightened Society Travel Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels


CERN has provided the airport with an array of solar panels that will make it one of the biggest solar power systems in Switzerland. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //.

Nanoflow’s Quant is a $1 million car that runs on salt

Green Prophet

The Quant salt-water powered car made its debut at the motor show in Geneva Switzerland. Nanoflow technology’s Quant e-Sportlimousine is fast. Its 920 horsepower engine can accelerate this sleekly luxurious car from 0 to 100mph in 2.8 seconds. Its maximum speed is 217.5

A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

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Green Prophet’s Karin meeting Jordan’s prince in 2010 in Switzerland. Way back in 2010 a group of high profile water researchers and dignitaries from the Middle East met in Switzerland to find ways of making liquid peace.

Foreign Language Yoga: Breaking the Walls of Ego. ~ Stefani Crabtree

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga Yoga Practice Yoga Wisdom Adventure awareness body class connection effort ego foreign language Paris practice Rome student Switzerland teacher How I didn’t allow a language barrier to get the best of me.

Swiss Top Court Tells Nude Hiker to Pay Up

Wend Magazine

Swiss nude hiking made the news again last week after Switzerland’s top court rejected the appeal of a man fined for trekking in the buff in the canton of Appenzell.

From Davos: Water Is a Valuable Asset – Let’s Treat It like One

Conservancy Talk

But this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I’m pushing global leaders to consider a different solution—one that could significantly accelerate progress on addressing the root cause of water scarcity around the world. Mark R.

Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Freddie Mercury's statue in Montreux, Switzerland. And don't miss the caption contest in the comments section!  

China buys Israel’s largest food producer putting Zionists on edge

Green Prophet

They point out: “But then again, the peanut-flavored snack Bamba is just as Israeli, and its maker, Osem, has been controlled by Switzerland’s Nestle since 2000. Sensational food production issues in Israel are covered by Green Prophet.

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Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Conservancy Talk

Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

Portable LifeStraws Could Make Water Potable in Syria Refugee Camp

Green Prophet

Food & Health Water carbon credits carbon offsets clean water humanitarian aid Jordan LifeStraw Switzerland United Natons water treatmentA small piece of plastic can save lives, preserve local eco-systems, and cut greenhouse gas emissions: finally, positive press for plastics.

World’s First Solar-Powered Transcontinental Flight in Pictures

Green Prophet

The world watched with bated breath as André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard respectively made their way from Switzerland to Spain and finally to Morocco in the sun-powered Solar Impulse.

U.S. authorities read our e-mails

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Switzerland, February 2013: A resident of the French-speaking area of Switzerland was denied entry to the Unit ed States after a somewhat bad joke in an e-mail.

Shipping containers morph into urban food miracle machines

Green Prophet

She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Singapore, Switzerland, New York, and Tel Aviv.

If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Photo © Rama/Wikimedia through a Creative Commons license. By Sara J. Gottlieb. Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers?

The Cactus Smuggler: Are Desert Plants Being Loved to Extinction?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Mammillaria luethyi , only the people who described it, which is a team from Switzerland, knows where it is. The smugglers carried their tiny prizes tucked away in suitcases of jalapenos and dirty laundry. The spicy fruit was supposed to deflect inspections.

UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

Green Blog

Extreme precipitation led to severe floods in Europe’s Alpine region and in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released their annual State of the Climate report this past Sunday, to coincide with the World Meteorological Day. The report confirms that recent extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, heat waves and tropical cyclones around the world, are linked to human-caused climate change.

Every citizen should be a soldier

Green (Living) Review

Switzerland works with a citizen army and is doing nicely, thanks, and if the task of the military, as in Switzerland, is only, as it also should be according to the US Constitution, the defense of the country in case of an attack, then a militia of minutemen could do the job much better than any (large) standing army. Switzerland does have conscription of all young men age 18 and all (able) males remain citizen soldiers until age 55 and that too is compulsory.

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

Switzerland designed its tax to act like a cap, self-adjusting to make sure it cuts pollution to certain levels. Oregon and Washington leaders are contemplating turbocharging their clean energy transition by instituting carbon pricing here in the Pacific Northwest.

The right to drive, the right to fly

Green (Living) Review

Most biofuels better than oil for greenhouse gases, worse or similar eco-impact otherwise, study finds

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It once again took a study to find out the obvious, it would seem.

Ecuador Yasuni Rainforest Under Threat From Oil Below


Germany pledged $838 million to Ecuador and it is expected that Spain, Sweden, France and Switzerland will make generous contributions. Ecuador’s Yasuni rainforest is home to more species of animals, plants, and insects than anywhere else in the world.