Holy Pigs In Taiwan

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A festival in Taiwan showcasing the corpses of fattened pigs has come under fire from “animal advocates.” Chen Yu-min, director of the Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan, has been telling people that “obesity in animals is a disease,” just as it is with humans. The “holy pig” ceremony is a Chinese New Year tradition where pigs are fattened, slaughtered, dressed in New Year decorations and paraded through the streets of Sanxia.

A Little Tern flagged in Taiwan visits Australia

10,000 Birds

This indicated that the Little Tern had been captured in Taiwan. Little Tern “M1” from Taiwan with Greater Sand Plovers. We have observed an individually marked Grey-tailed Tattler from Taiwan each year in the non-breeding part of their year since late 2012 and it is especially nice to see its safe return to Broome each year. Little Tern “M1” from Taiwan with Greater Sand Plovers.

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Ellen DeGeneres to Taiwan: Do Not Use Puppies for Experiments

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Read More The post Ellen DeGeneres to Taiwan: Do Not Use Puppies for Experiments appeared first on Ecorazzi. Ellen DeGeneres joined with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to urge the Taiwanese government to refrain from using puppies in experiments. Animals Causes News Top News alec baldwin ellen degeneres maggie q

A Grey-tailed Tattler flagged In Taiwan returns annually

10,000 Birds

You may remember my recent posts where we discovered a Little Tern that had been flagged in Taiwan on Cable Beach. I immediately contacted the banders in Taiwan and they confirmed that it was one of their birds and it had received its metal band and flags on 4th August 2012 at Kinmen Island in Taiwan and had not been observed since! The other interesting fact is that it has never been observed back in Taiwan and it has never been observed anywhere else in the Flyway.

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Alec Baldwin Asks Taiwan to Cancel Dog Experiments

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Read More The post Alec Baldwin Asks Taiwan to Cancel Dog Experiments appeared first on Ecorazzi. The proposed experiments would include injecting beagles with rabies in order to test vaccines. Animals Causes News Top News alec baldwin

50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan

Green Living Ideas

This week Taiwan announced their intention to create 50 “low-carbon villages” by the end of 2011. According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), the plan is to recruit two or more village-level districts in each city or county each village to cut emissions using a range of tactics, from limiting car or scooter trips and [.] [ 50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan from Green Living Ideas ].

Taiwan Surges Forward in Solar Energy Developments

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gigawatts, while combined solar cell shipments by China and Taiwan accounted for 62.2 Taiwan's solar industry is equipped with world-class manufacturing capability, excellent industry infrastructure and a strong research and development base, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported. Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Eversol announced a one-year agreement to supply 58 million

Rare Tree Cut Down by Christmas Thief at WA Arboretum

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4 Tips for Surviving a Move-in With Your Long-Distance Partner.

Elephant Journal

This past year I was intensely studying Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan when love came a knockin’: I met my Israeli partner, who was doing a three month work project in Taiwan. During this time, we built a love and friendship that neither of us wanted to end when his project was over. So, we decided […]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) adapting Adventure culture shock international love long distance relationships travel

Stop Saying This if You Want to Live a Happier Life. I Guarantee.

Elephant Journal

My dad came visited me in Austin all the way from Taiwan. I tried to go back every year, but since I didn’t go back last year, my family decided to come instead. One day I was chatting with my dad on our way to a local outlet, he started saying, “You should’ve majored in […].

Artist Turns Thousands of Bicycles Into Art

Wend Magazine

In his latest exhibit, Forever Bicycles in Taiwan, Weiwei layers thousands of bicycles to represent the rapid pace of China’s social change. It’s not often that you find more than one thousand bicycles hanging from a ceiling in a fine art gallery, but for Ai Weiwei it is just another expression of his art. You may know him from his role in the 2008 Olympics as the artistic consultant for the Beijing National Stadium.

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Black-faced Spoonbill

10,000 Birds

In Taiwan, two major sanctuaries have been allocated as part of the spoonbill recovery program. In Taiwan, where around 60% of the birds spend the winter, they are reliant on the Large-scaled Mullet, but this small fish is also endangered so much of the conservation effort is directed at preserving the spoonbills’ food supply. It has a number of favoured wintering sites of which Taiwan is the most popular, harbouring around 60% of the world’s population.

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Bird Found on Plane

10,000 Birds

A songbird was found on a flight between Taiwan and Los Angeles and authorities believed it escaped from the custody of someone trying to smuggle it. The bird was not identified to species, which is kind of frustrating. This serves as a reminder that there are always jerks out there willing to break the law to fulfill demand from other jerks who don’t understand that wild birds should be left in the wild. Asides

I'm just humbled to be nominated (and arrogant enough to believe I contribute)

Environmental Economics

The seven finalists -- Columbus, Ohio; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and. On Wednesday, Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013. Intelligent Community of the Year. The announcement was made during the. final day of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual meeting in. Honolulu.

In an Interconnected World, it’s “Selfish” (in a Good Way) to Care about Others.

Elephant Journal

My bike is made in Taiwan. In an Interconnected World, it’s “Selfish” to Care about Others. My vodka is local, for reals. My pizza is vegan, made locally, but from a hardcore Italian place. My kebab doesn’t exist, but my cell phone is sourced from Africa and China and California. My movies are foreign, as [.]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good

In case you were wondering, I joined the Ohio State faculty in 2000*

Environmental Economics

Taiwan. I was recently made aware of a 2012 article in Ecological Economics listing the "Most influential institutions in the field of environmental and ecological economics (2000–2009)."  "  Here they are: 1. University of Maryland. Resources for the Future. University of East Anglia. World Bank. National Chung Hsing University. Vrije University Amsterdam. Netherlands. Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Indonesia. Ohio State University.

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Local permaculturist creates sustainable food forest in Ypsilanti Township

Green (Living) Review

Chen comes from Taiwan, with a background in business. Her interest in medicinal and edible plants grew from time she spent hiking through mountains in Taiwan- she wanted to know what plants to avoid and what she could eat, as a survival skill. To the untrained eye, Zeal Chen’s yard might look overgrown and unkempt. But ask her about any plant on her property and she’ll tell you what it is and how you can use it.

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"A good lesson for journals"

Environmental Economics

At the time, corresponding author Wen-Bin Chiou , of National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, told us that a research assistant who had since left the lab hadn’t kept questionnaires used in the research, making replication impossible. Retractionwatch : Last month, we reported on a retraction in Judgment and Decision Making that said “problems were discovered with the data.”

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Brilliant IKEA dinner table outsmarts mealtime smartphone users!

Green Prophet

Head to IKEA Taiwan where designers have cooked up a table that encourages real-time relationships, eye contact and chat. Images: YouTube/IKEA Taiwan 宜家家居. Sit four people around the dinner table, and at see that least three are tethered to their smartphones (well, someone’s got to cook and serve). What’s a conversation-starved hostess to do? You remember those once-essential ingredients to a decent mealtime experience.

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DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

Green Home Blog

The mini-blind connection was first noted in 1996, when the CPSC analyzed blinds being imported from China, Taiwan, Mexico and Indonesia. DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights? News media company CNN recently completed a study which shows that four ordinary brands of Christmas lights exhibit lead levels that are high enough to present a danger to children.

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An Agile Wallaby amongst the shorebirds

10,000 Birds

It was rather nice to get a report about 10 days later of one of those Great Knot feeding on a mudflat in Taiwan! It is not uncommon to see Agile Wallabies Macropus agilis around the Broome area and everyone avoids driving on dusk or dawn as much as possible when they are most active. We often see their footprints on the beaches around Roebuck Bay and we have on occasion seen them close to the sea. The male Agile Wallaby weighs in at about 27 kg and the female at about 15 kg.

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Mexican Warblers

10,000 Birds

I have taken refuge on the high ground as Irene batters the east coast of North America and Nanmadol swamps the Philipines, Taiwan and east China, but my thoughts and best wishes are with anyone who has been affected by the storms. If Mexico City itself was not high enough, the mountains to the south rise above 12,300 feet and I was there looking for a Sierra Madre Sparrow to confirm a sighting of this rare and local sparrow from 15 years ago.

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Liberal or literal?

10,000 Birds

The Collared Finchbill is found quite commonly in Taiwan, N Indochina and S China, but being present in Beijing would extend its range by over 450 miles to the north and eBird were keen to get some additional details when I tried to submit the sighting. This week brings the quandary of whether suspect provenance should disqualify a bird from my life-list.

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Five myths about economic growth

Green (Living) Review

There’s been the Taiwan miracle, the miracle of Chile and even the Massachusetts miracle. We were sent this by CASSE – the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. Love it – there are so few organisations pointing out the insanity of the quest for perpetual growth (image: [link] ). We particularly like the observation that the service economy can’t be de-materialised, and therefore can’t grow forever.

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Pig Problems? Start Potty Training to Avoid Pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

Taiwan believes it has hit upon a solution to the perennial problem of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms. Stephen Shen, Taiwan’s environment minister had this to say to Reuters –. As Chang Chung-Tou, general manager of Long Kow Foods Enterprise, a pig farm with toilets in the western Taiwan county of Yunlin, says –. It has experimented with potty training for pigs and results are quite encouraging.

Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Go for the green photo: #9

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter

Greentumble

government has international agreements in place with Canada, the European Union, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan to use the Energy Star designation in those nations as well [17]. In a 2008 study sponsored by the New York Times, it was found that two-thirds of electricity used by United States consumers was wasted [1]. Other countries waste less, but even in the most energy-efficient locales like Scandinavia and Japan there is still plenty of fat to be trimmed.

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A Terek Sandpiper flagged in Japan visits Australia

10,000 Birds

I had only just written about the observation of a Little Tern flagged in Taiwan last week when another flagged bird from overseas placed itself in our path! The Little Tern was also blue and white flags, but it was a white flag above a blue flag on the left tarsus and that indicates it has been flagged in Taiwan. This time we were walking the beach near the port in Broome where we regularly encounter large flocks of shorebirds at this time of year.

High numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips in Dogs

Conservation Hawaii

Prevalence and incidence rates that of dizziness increased at significantly in taiwan from 2000 to 2013, while to balance problems were exhibited no substantial evolutionary change in incidence, according to findings published in probability the journal of rheumatology.

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Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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Honolulu's Halekulani intros 'GMO-free cuisine'

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Honolulu’s Halekulani intros ‘GMO-free cuisine’ 16 March 11 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | H alekulani , on Honolulu ‘s Waikiki beach, is the first U.S.

Go for the green photo: #7

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Go for the green photo: #7 13 July 10 · 0 comments | A Thousand Words | T he unbridled joy of sunset on a glorious Nayarit , Mexico beach says it all. You might also like.

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Cooking up Energy: Waste gases from fried chicken offer clean power

EcoFriend

In this context, Yu Chin-hung from Taiwan has just found a way to convert all the waste gases from a chicken frying stand into enough energy that will drive a whole chicken cart unit. This special chicken cart is currently on display at the exhibition of dual use military technology in Lung-Yuan Research Park, Taiwan.

Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble

Sightline Daily

Over the next two years, as China’s coal imports continued to grow, prices on the Pacific Rim seaborne coal markets skyrocketed, as power companies in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China all competed for a limited supply of coal on the seaborne markets. Hey, kids!

San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Francisco to install 5,000 electric car chargers 15 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | T he electric car has found a welcoming home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives 15 November 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | S ix Senses Laamu , a new luxury green resort in the Maldives , opens in April 2011.

Ubud, Bali: visit the Eat Pray Love cafe

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Lebanon’s Bees are Freezing

Green Prophet

Previously thought to occur only in Europe and North America with potential cases in Taiwan and Ireland, CCD is a phenomenon in which worker bees suddenly abandon their hives en masse, literally collapsing the colony. Huge bee die offs do not bode well for agriculture in Lebanon. A staggering proportion of bees in an important agricultural hub have frozen to death in Lebanon.

Bring Your Own Cutlery needs to become a new trend

Green (Living) Review

Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC) needs to become a new trend, no ifs or buts by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bring your own chopsticks has become a trend in Japan and Taiwan and this must extend to cutlery elsewhere. Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC) needs to become a new trend, no ifs or buts, but, oh, and here is a but, we then also have to take it home again to wash up when it is dirty. It is not difficult and not rocket science.

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Reddell Beach shorebirds

10,000 Birds

In fact we are still observing our Grey-tailed Tattler that was flagged in Taiwan on 4th August 2012 and returns to Broome each year in the non-breeding season! Reddell Beach or Riddell Beach, depending on your source of information is a very picturesque beach in Broome between the port of Broome and Gantheaume Point. It varies from Cable Beach , because rather than white sand and white sand dunes it offers pindan red cliffs and the dirt does stain!

Why Are Pangolins Endangered?

Greentumble

Taiwan. Pangolins are small nocturnal creatures. who quietly roam through forests and savannahs eating termites and ants. They are solitary and easily frightened. Naturally shy creatures, they are seldom seen. Yet those dealing in the profitable illegal trade for them have been terribly effective in finding them. Lacking the charisma of the largest or fastest animals of the world, the fact that they are being poached to extinction has gone largely unnoticed by the world.

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