User: flenvcenter Topic: Education Arts and Culture-National
Category: Lifestyle and Psychology
Last updated: Aug 30 2015 20:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,337    
Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina 30.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Also found in: [+]
Reformation has made recycling clothing insanely easy 28.8.2015 TreeHugger
The eco-conscious clothing maker now ships its garments with a recycling return label.
Also found in: [+]
Natural Building: Rediscovering the wonder of building with mud 25.8.2015 TreeHugger
Once thought of as "primitive" in the West, natural building techniques are enjoying a revival.
Also found in: [+]
Experimental pavilion built with 10,000 recycled BIC pens 22.8.2015 TreeHugger
Ubiquitous, cheap and made to be disposable, thousands of BIC pens are now repurposed to form this chandelier-like canopy.
Also found in: [+]
Saving urban birds ... by embarrassing cats? 18.8.2015 TreeHugger
Conventional wisdom says more birds get killed by cats than by wind turbines. Here's the way to cut down on urban bird deaths – would it work for wind turbines?
Also found in: [+]
Neighborhood electric vehicles 17.8.2015 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
While much of the focus of late has been upon mainstream electric vehicles it seems as though the popularity of Neighborhood electric vehicles continues to grow. These vehicles have a history which is far more successful than there larger electric vehicle counterparts but receive very little in the way publicity or promotion. The Global Electric Motor (GEM) brand is by far and away the best known brand in this particular sector having changed hands on numerous occasions in the past.So, why is it that NEVs continue to sneak under the radar yet gain in popularity?
Also found in: [+]
Eco-Conscious Commuters Get a Push From the Sun 15.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Don Willlmott As the world's population becomes more urban and as Western populations grow older, transportation visionaries are obsessing over short-range urban transportation solutions -- some kind of small and efficient vehicle to get you from here to there across town without having to pedal. It's the niche that Segway was supposed to fill...until it didn't. And to up the ante, what if the vehicle in question could be at least somewhat solar-powered, making it pleasingly inexpensive to operate over time? Would you be willing to hop on and solve what the transportation gurus call your "last-mile" problem, the bit of your commute where you go from home to the train station or bus stop? The e-floater is meant to fill the gap between a commuter's home and mass transit stop. (Source: BASF) In March, German chemical giant BASF and a company called Floatility introduced a design for a lightweight solar-assisted electric scooter called the e-floater. The scooter will weigh less than 27 pounds because it ...
Also found in: [+]
Disrupting the conventional at Joshua Petker's Ashes/Ashes 12.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
Feature and TV films 7.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Aug. 9 - 15, 2015
Also found in: [+]
What actually causes aging? 1.8.2015 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
When does aging really begin? Two Northwestern University scientists now have a molecular clue. In a study of the transparent roundworm C. elegans, they found that adult cells abruptly begin their downhill slide when an animal reaches reproductive maturity.A genetic switch starts the aging process by turning off cell stress responses that protect the cell by keeping important proteins folded and functional. The switch is thrown by germline stem cells in early adulthood, after the animal starts to reproduce, ensuring its line will live on.
Also found in: [+]
Haunting Nude Photos Bring 1970s Hippie Community Back To Life 29.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In 1977, Taylor Camp was burning down . The flames, ignited by the Kauai, Hawaii, county police and state officials, devoured homes, churches and community gardens that stretched through seven acres of sandy beach and shaded jungle. The camp was essentially a clothing-optional  village where hippies, families, war veterans and runaways could live peacefully together. Freedom and love reigned supreme. But suddenly, Taylor Camp was burning. And once the skeleton of its towering tree houses were dusted away, it would be transformed into a government-owned state park at the end of a road on the Hawaiian island of Kauai's north shore. All photos are courtesy of John Wehrheim and appear in the film and book , "Taylor Camp." Wehrheim captured these images during his time at the camp between 1971 to 1977. Less than a decade earlier, in 1969,  Howard Taylor , brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor, wanted to get back at the local government of Kauai, Hawaii. He hadn't been able to secure building permits for his ...
Also found in: [+]
INDIA GREEN NEWS: Climate Challenges Unite US-India; Govt Raises Energy Efficiency Standards 21.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. Week of July 11-July 18, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study The economic benefits for a...
Also found in: [+]
An Interview With "Eco-Pioneer" Priscilla Woolworth, Author of LOLA Lots of Love Always 20.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The first time I heard about Priscilla Woolworth was when she was named a "New Green Pioneer" in Time Magazine. Of course, having grown up in New York, her name was more than familiar. Priscilla is the granddaughter of the founder of Woolworth's, the iconic chain of "five and dime" stores. Connecting with Priscilla brought back a flood of warmhearted memories of accompanying my mom on shopping trips to Woolworth's for "odds and ends." When Priscilla became a mom, she began creating books for her two daughters about making healthy choices. After producing 40 volumes (talk about mother love!), she decided to compile her tips into a book for young women, LOLA Lots of Love Always . Here's my interview for with Priscilla Woolworth: Moms Clean Air Force: What is LOLA? Why did you write the book? Priscilla Woolworth: LOLA Lots of Love Always is a book I wrote for young women about how to live a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices that are good for them and the planet. It's a health and lifestyle ...
Also found in: [+]
For Love or Profit? The Different Worlds of the Pope and the President 20.7.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Also found in: [+]
Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty's Gaza Reports Are 'Just Israeli Propaganda' 16.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken and controversial scholar of the Israel/Palestine conflict and one of Israel's most consistent and trenchant critics. Along with prominent Israeli historian Benny Morris, he has recently announced a partnership with Byline , a crowdfunding platform for independent journalism. He intends to use his journalism to raise $100,000, which he will donate to the Al-Awda hospital in Gaza. You can support his journalism and crowdfunding campaign here . Nick Mutch read advance copies of Norman's work on Amnesty International's Gaza war reports, and spoke with him on the phone from New York about his new project. Nick Mutch ("NM"): Your latest article is extremely critical of Amnesty International's reports on Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli assault on Gaza last summer. In particular, you attack a false equivalence between " Unlawful and Deadly: Rocket and Mortar Attacks by Palestinian Armed Groups " and " Families Under the Rubble - Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes ." ...
Also found in: [+]
Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Democracy Now!
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences -- in some cases life in prison -- for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
Also found in: [+]
Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Democracy Now!
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences -- in some cases life in prison -- for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
Also found in: [+]
Why Are the Koch Brothers and Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences - in some cases life in prison - for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
Also found in: [+]
Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? 15.7.2015 Democracy Now!
This week President Obama has launched a major push to reform the country's criminal justice system. On Monday, he granted clemency to 46 men and women facing extreme sentences -- in some cases life in prison -- for nonviolent drug offenses. Tomorrow he is set to become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. On Tuesday, Obama described what he called a "broken system" in an address at the NAACP's annual convention. During his speech, Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. We speak to Jones, Obama's former green jobs adviser, and Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel for Koch Industries, where he is a close adviser to its leader, Charles Koch. We also speak to Shaka Senghor. He shot and killed a man in 1991. At the age of 19, he went to prison for 19 years, seven of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has used his experience to inspire and motivate ...
Also found in: [+]
World-leading energy economist says fossil fuels may be risky investment 14.7.2015 TreeHugger
The case for the carbon bubble just keeps on getting stronger.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,337