Wild card destinations in Australia and New Zealand you need to visit

STA Travel Blog - Australia and New Zealand may be far away from pretty much everyone, but they’re both hot on the list for most adventurers. And so they should be. They’re... The post Wild card destinations in Australia and New Zealand you need to visit appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

6 zero-waste lessons from Paris

Latest Items from TreeHugger - A visit to the French capital offers great lessons in how to make less waste. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

It’s time to ban demolition and design for deconstruction

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Oliver Wainright of the Guardian calls for a rethink of the way we put buildings together and take them apart. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Fossil fuel political giving outdistances renewables 13 to one

Skeptical Science - This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Karin Kirk Corporations, special interest groups, and individuals inject billions of dollars into the American political system every year. Much of the financial support in politics is concealed from public view, as some rules – and loopholes – allow “dark money” and undisclosed donors to remain behind a wall. But some of those contributions can be traced via the Federal Election Commission, the IRS, … [Read more...]

I had an intense conversation at work today.

Skeptical Science - Claire Cohen-Norris volunteers with Citizens Climate Lobby as a chapter founder and leader in rural New York. Her climate advocacy sprung from her drive to provide a secure, joyful and fulfilling life for her two wonderful children. It has become a life’s mission, shared with her like-minded husband and partner. Claire earned her biology degree from Mount Holyoke College and her law degree from Tulane Law School. She has taught high school biology and environmental … [Read more...]

THE BOX could eliminate cardboard and plastic packaging waste

Latest Items from TreeHugger - It's a lot more than just a box, it's packaging as a service. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The tourism industry needs carbon footprint labels

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Because not all vacations are created equal. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019

STA Travel Blog - Boughs of prickled green holly adorns the top of cabined huts. Bratwursts sizzle in the crisp night air. Mitten-hands hold cups of warm mulled wine.... The post You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

7 Christmas dinners done differently around the world

STA Travel Blog - It’s that time of year again: the shelves begin to fill with advent calendars and Lynx gift sets, and people begin the stressful task of Christmas... The post 7 Christmas dinners done differently around the world appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing!

STA Travel Blog - If you hear the phrase “wet season” and shiver, you’re not alone. Many people who’ve not experienced the country run (or fly) in the opposite... The post 5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing! appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020

STA Travel Blog - From surprising emerging destinations like South Korea and Lebanon to old favorites like Peru and New Zealand, here are our top holiday destinations for 2020... The post Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020 appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Why we need fewer, smaller, lighter, slower cars: particulate pollution from brake wear is giving us "London Throat"

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Got a froggy "city throat"? It might be from metal particles emitted from braking cars and trucks. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #2, 2020

Skeptical Science - Conflation and how to fix it VIa AMS, Raul Lejano looks at what in a layperson's thinking would be called conflation— confusion and blending of entirely different topics— when people think about climate change. Ideology and the Narrative of Skepticism (open access) starts with some arguably frightening false connections between the science and policy outcomes of climate change with other drivers of social anxiety among people who reject what we know about … [Read more...]

Wood architecture meets nature in new community in Copenhagen

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Henning Larsen's design for Fælledby is "a model for sustainable living." (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

‘Cranky Uncle’ smart phone game will show you how to disarm climate deniers

Skeptical Science - This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bud Ward (Image: Courtesy of John Cook) When it comes to climate change, it seems every family has its own version of the proverbial Cranky Uncle. An uncle, cousin, grandparent, in-law, neighbor, whatever. Just think back to the recent holiday season’s large family get-togethers. They’re everywhere. And now your unique climate change version of Cranky Uncle will soon be yours for the asking for your delight and … [Read more...]

One more data point

RealClimate - The climate summaries for 2019 are all now out. None of this will be a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention, but the results are stark. 2019 was the second warmest year (in analyses from GISTEMP, NOAA NCEI, ERA5, JRA55, Berkeley Earth and Cowtan & Way, RSS TLT), it was third warmest in the standard HadCRUT4 product and in the UAH TLT. It was the warmest year in the AIRS Ts product. For ocean heat content, it was the warmest year, though in terms of … [Read more...]

Benefits of Shopping at a Farmer’s Market

Nature Moms - Whether you go ever once in a while when you have a free weekend day, or if you choose to go a few times a week, you know that shopping at the farmer’s market is unlike any other shopping experience that you can have. They are fun, filled with fruits and vegetables that your local supermarket may not have, filled with people enjoying a day out as well, and so colorful that you just enjoy taking it all in. Farmer’s markets can offer you organic foods that are better for … [Read more...]

Cleaning Habits for a Healthy Home

Nature Moms - The thought of spending several hours every week doing a big clean in your home can be daunting. This is especially the case if you work full-time out of the home Monday to Friday; come the weekend all you want to do is relax and see friends. But apart from getting in a house cleaner or signing up to a home cleaning services outfit, what you can do is clean and tidy as you go along. In other words, break up the Big Clean as the week goes on. Little things like folding and putting … [Read more...]

Why Americans will never love tea as much as coffee

Latest Items from TreeHugger - But some thoughts on why they should... (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Golden Globes go vegan this year

Latest Items from TreeHugger - A last-minute menu change has switched out fish for mushrooms. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #1

Skeptical Science - Story of the Week... Editorial of the Week... El Niño/La Niña Update... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Claim Reviews... SkS Week in Review... Poster of the Week... Story of the Week... The signal of human-caused climate change has emerged in everyday weather, study finds Satellite image showing weather on Jan. 2, 2019. (NOAA) For the first time, scientists have detected the “fingerprint” of human-induced climate change … [Read more...]

Filtering Your Drinking Water With a Berkey

Nature Moms - The water industry is big business. Not only are corporations making a killing off of selling bottled water we see portable water pitchers, tap water filtration systems, showerhead filters, and even whole house water filtration systems marketed to us in abundance. Because it is such a huge business and the hype is everywhere it can be easy to try and push the noise aside and stick to our tap water. After all, here in developed countries the water is some of the safest and cleanest … [Read more...]

Transportation is the killer of a 1.5 degree lifestyle

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Part of a series where I try to calculate the carbon footprint of my life. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]