Simple Travel Tips for Going Green

Eco Travel Logue - For many people the idea of “going green” can be overwhelming. I try to turn off lights when I’m not in the room, I walk more than I drive, and I care about where my food comes from, but I’m not about to commit to buying only eco-friendly clothes, composting in my backyard, or quitting travel. I’m sorry, Mother Earth, but it’s just not going to happen. The good news for me, and others like me, is that going green in travel doesn’t have … [Read more...]

Travel Responsibly in South America

Eco Travel Logue - Sustainable travel and responsibility are definitely two of the main travel trends for the past years. We all know that our planet is hurting both from global warming and the effects of developing areas for travel (and , in general, for supporting human life). Along with finding the cheapest tickets to South America for your next vacation, it is also important to do some research and understand what you should in order to travel responsibly. When you plan your vacation, … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Survey Supports New No-take Zones in Timor-Leste

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - The tiny nation's reef-building coral count rivals the Great Barrier Reef. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How Can Cambodia Sustain Its Freshwater ‘Fish Factory’?

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Tonle Sap has been called the beating heart of Cambodia. We want to see it keep beating. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

PHOTO GALLERY: The Beauty of Galapagos Birds

Green Global Travel - PHOTO GALLERY: The Beauty of Galapagos Birds originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The Beauty of Galapagos Birds We had no idea what to expect when Ecoventura invited us to join their small ship eco-cruise to the Galapagos Islands back in 2011. The archipelago has been famous for its remarkable array of endemic species ever since Charles Darwin made his famous Voyage of the Beagle back in the 1830s. But the Galapagos was a dream destination we didn’t expect … [Read more...]

Save Nature, Save Lives

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog - Like many places in the tropics, Borneo is burning — and the consequences are widespread. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Success of Marine Protected Areas Depends on These 5 Things

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog - A new study examines why MPAs like Cocos Island are so rich in marine life. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Green living, according to Elizabeth Sy – Inquirer.net

green living - Google News - Inquirer.netGreen living, according to Elizabeth SyInquirer.netSy maintains she doesn't get coughs or even morning sniffles, common to most people living in polluted cities. When her friends in and past midlife complain about the aches that come with age, Sy is amused. “What are they talking about? They are ... (c) green living - Google News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

10 Health Benefits of Green Tea – Care2.com

green living - Google News - Care2.com10 Health Benefits of Green TeaCare2.comThat is inevitable. However, given that green tea drinkers are at a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, it makes sense that it could help you live longer. In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank the most green tea (5 or more ...and more » (c) green living - Google News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Grid-Tied Renewables Savings Outweigh Costs

EcoGeek - The additional costs associated with adopting renewable energy are frequently used to argue that it is too expensive to adopt renewables. However, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has taken a look at the costs and offsets from renewable energy use and finds "The answer: the cost is a tiny fraction of the ultimate savings." Although the costs for the equipment needed to integrate renewables into the existing grid are not insignificant, the associated savings in reduced fuel … [Read more...]

Making Tractor Trailers More Fuel Efficient

EcoGeek - Sixty-eight percent of all goods in the United States spend some of their journey across the country stored on tractor trailers attached to a tractor. With the average semi-trailer truck getting about 5.6 miles per gallon of diesel, however, tractor trailers take an immense amount of fuel to transport. It’s not simply the weight of the materials on board causing this low MPG, either--the boxy tractor trailer isn’t exactly areodynamic. Addressing this problem, Advanced Transit Dynamics … [Read more...]

Revisiting Nicaragua, This Time as a Tourist

NYT > Sustainable Living - More than 25 years after arriving in Managua during the Sandinista-contra conflict, the author returns, finding contrasts between her memories and today’s Nicaragua. (c) NYT > Sustainable Living - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Experiencing New Orleans With Fresh Eyes and Ears

NYT > Sustainable Living - Artists who have moved to the Big Easy reflect on the influences and inspiration they find in their adopted home. (c) NYT > Sustainable Living - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Teacup pigs are a fraud

Latest Items from TreeHugger - The internet is full of breeders selling teacup and mirco-mini pigs, but many of these claims are false. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Photo: A pristine beach on Fuerteventura island

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, its name can be translated as "strong winds." (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Obama’s Climate Action Plan Acknowledges Role of Nature in Solutions

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News - CI's experts comment on the U.S. president's much-talked-about climate plan. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Global Community Takes Bold Steps to Fight Elephant Poaching

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News - Halting the ivory trade could do more than protect elephants; it could help enhance national and global security. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How We Spend Trillions of Dollars To Feed Our Self-Sabotage

Living Green Magazine - By Mike Bundrant for NaturalNews.com If there is anything in life that you can count on, it’s people doing harm to themselves. In fact, it seems the world economy might just collapse if it weren’t for consumers acting outside of their own best interests. Businesses around the globe invest in your potential for self-sabotage routinely and to the tune of trillions of dollars. Why? There is only one reason: It’s a secure investment. If it … [Read more...]

The Power of Scent

Living Green Magazine - By Sachinda Jayatilleke There is a lot to be said for the healing power of flowers. Not only do they activate those feel good endorphins around your body but they also can lift you in other ways you may never have thought about. Did you know flowers can help you with your work out as well as your down time? We burn them, drop them onto our soft furnishings and skin, spray them, and infuse them. Scent is a powerful healer and there are any number of holistic … [Read more...]

Typhoon Haiyan’s Impact Felt in Warsaw

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Climate Change - Thousands are dead and millions of lives were changed forever when the devastating storm struck the Philippines. As the world negotiates a climate treaty, the director of CI's Philippines program asks if we're acting fast enough. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Climate Change - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

California’s Plan to Replace San Onofre Nuclear: Green Success or Natural Gas Giveaway?

Greentech Media: Headlines - It’s official: the long-range plan to replace 2,200 megawatts of shuttered Southern California nuclear power will include new natural gas-fired power plants, as well as a hefty share of green alternatives. But advocates of an all-green replacement strategy for the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) are still pushing for smart, distributed clean alternatives as reliable grid resources -- and highlighting the dangers of putting too much emphasis on … [Read more...]

Winston turns for the first time

Renewable Energy News - Jon Beeson from Severn Trent Water shows us around the new wind turbine that has been erected at the Newthorpe site. (c) Renewable Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

East Anglia: New Anglia LEP welcomes Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult report on growth prospects

Renewable Energy News - New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed a study highlighting the huge potential of offshore renewble energy projects to boost growth and jobs. (c) Renewable Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]