GWPF optimism on climate sensitivity is ill-founded

Skeptical Science - The UK anti-climate policy advocacy group Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has published a report written by Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok claiming “the IPCC hid the good news” regarding climate sensitivity. Lewis is an amateur researcher and retired financier who has published a few papers estimating climate sensitivity, and Crok is a freelance science writer. GWPF asked climate scientist Judith Curry to write the Foreword to the report, presumably to lend it … [Read more...]

The 7 Day Allergy Makeover Book Review

Budget Earth - Looking for a way to better manage or eliminate allergies in your own home? Check out our review of The 7 Day Allergy Makeover here! (c) Budget Earth - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Green Travel Tips- The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel

Green Global Travel - Green Travel Tips- The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Green Travel Tips The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel  If you took a poll asking people whether they’d prefer to be responsible or irresponsible travelers, most would choose the former over the latter. But what does Green Travel even mean? How do you do it? Do you have to sleep in a tent and cook on a solar-powered camp stove to be considered eco-friendly?  … [Read more...]

Could you live "off the grid"?

Reduce Footprints - Could you disconnect?Have you ever considered living off the grid? The basic idea is to disconnect from the national electrical grid, operating one's home using autonomous systems such as solar or wind power. It sounds nice, independent living which is kinder to the earth. But, in reality, how easy would it be to make the switch? Eco-friendly forms of energy require nature's cooperation. When the sun shines and/or the wind blows, energy flows into batteries and … [Read more...]

Farm Bill Reflects Shifting American Menu and a Senator’s Persistent Tilling

NYT > Sustainable Living - As one congressman put it, “There is nothing hotter than farm to table.” The bill’s champion, Senator Debbie Stabenow, made sure the trend got a boost. (c) NYT > Sustainable Living - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Expedition to Southeast Suriname Uncovers 60 New Species — and Untold Natural Wealth

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - A team of scientists ventures into unexplored wilderness. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Biofuel Industry ‘Faces Huge Slowdown’

Environmental Management & Energy News - The 53.2 billion gallon a year biofuel industry is poised for a “huge” slowdown in capacity growth, according to a study by Lux Research. The industry will grow to 60.4 billion gallons a year between 2013 and 2017 representing a 3.2 percent annual growth rate, but this is a far slower rate of growth than the 19.6 […] (c) Environmental Management & Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Boost for wildlife tourism in the Hebrides

- Description: Wildlife tourism in the Scottish Hebrides has received a boost thanks to a major grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund. Wildlife tourism in the Scottish Hebrides has received a boost thanks to a major grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund to develop a community based ecotourism scheme.Recent research has revealed an exciting diversity of marine life in the Hebrides. Photo: … [Read more...]

Sckoon Menstrual Cup Review

Nature Moms Blog - Attn: Giveaway at the bottom of this post! Tampons and menstrual pads are the go-to products for most women. They are what you see sold in traditional stores and what you see advertised in TV commercials and magazine ads. They are far from the only options women have though. Hopefully by now you have also heard of some of the alternatives…cloth pads, natural tampons (sponges), and of course menstrual cups. Let’s start off by saying that this product was not my … [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Battle Seasonal Allergies

The Eco-Friendly Family - Pin ItAs the weather begins to warm, seasonal allergies start to kick into high gear. Our lungs pump in approximately 3,400 gallons of air each and every day, which gives airborne allergens like pollen many opportunities to get in. These are a few tips to help keep your allergies under control all year round, but especially in high-allergen months, starting with your home! Check Your Filters Filtrete, a company I have used for years, is all about indoor air quality – … [Read more...]

The case for urbanism: reminding Labour what it stood for

green alliance blog - This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). It is a version of a post featured on CPRE’s blog. Good ideas can lose political currency for no good reason.  For example, the … Continue reading → (c) green alliance blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Spring clean your beauty routine

Green Living - 28 fantastic beauty products that are good for you and the planet By Green Living Editors This spring, say goodbye to nasty toxins and give your beauty routine a clean slate. We’ve rounded up our favourite selections for gorgeous skin, great hair and chic makeup. Click through for our top picks. read … [Read more...]

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat – swatches and review

we heart this - press sample affiliate links I saw a very peculiar thing this week, my husband sitting at our desk staring deep into one of my compacts for what seemed close to a minute. He only stopped when I asked him what he was doing and he replied “I never looked at this stuff before so I wanted to see what was up.” Stuff meaning makeup, of course. And “what was up” meaning why I spend a majority of my waking hours dedicated to it. So, I asked him what he thought … [Read more...]

The great resource price shock

green alliance blog - Today, Green Alliance has published new analysis on the ‘great resource price shock’. We show that food and energy prices have risen faster than other prices in the past ten years and how, if the cost of these resources had … Continue reading → (c) green alliance blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Nourish Organic Body Lotion

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - There's a new organic lotion that comes in scents appropriate for men. My little man loves his Nourish Organic body lotion in Lavender Mint. Spiced Citrus and Lemon Lime would be two other great options. The tube is great to put in your gym bag or bedside table to help combat wintery dry skin.I love having body products that are non toxic and smell good, but don't contain unhealthy synthetic fragrance. Nourish does contain nourishing ingredients like argan … [Read more...]

Photo: Fantastic light turns rock formation blood red

Latest Items from TreeHugger - This mountainous range is located in Arizona. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Auto Show – Less Green in 2014

EcoGeek - As we've done for the past several years, EcoGeek went to this year's North American International Auto Show (the Detroit Auto Show) to see what is new in clean and green transportation. However, this year's displays continue to move away from a focus on environmental awareness as a major selling point. This has seemed to be the trend over the past few years. In retrospect, it seems that the peak of the green focus was probably the 2009 Detroit Show. Green isn't gone entirely. … [Read more...]

Old Greek Plays Record Halcyon Days and the Weather

Living Green Magazine - By Tim Radford for ClimateNewsNetwork.com History and literature provide evidence of consistently mild mid-winter weather in ancient Greece, helping climate scientists to reconstruct the past and so understand the future. In fifth century Athens, in January at least, the skies were clear and the rain stayed away. The days, to use a classical reference, were halcyon. Two Greek researchers have combed the great plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and the … [Read more...]

Gisele Bündchen Joins Rainforest Alliance Board of Directors

Press Releases - January 2, 2014 The Rainforest Alliance announces the appointment of international supermodel, entrepreneur and environmental activist Gisele Bündchen to its Board of Directors. In her role as a board member, Bündchen will help shape the vision, strategic plans and policies that guide the Rainforest Alliance’s development and global sustainability efforts. (c) Press Releases - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Tenant Star program drives efficiency for commercial spaces

Energy & Climate | GreenBiz.com - Groundbreaking provisions aim to cut utility bills for landlords and tenants while reducing carbon emissions. (c) Energy & Climate | GreenBiz.com - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

From Mac ‘N Cheese to “More Kale, Please!”

The Green Life Online - A bowl of pasta with “no green things.” I wouldn’t order anything else until I was nine or ten years old. If, god forbid, there was a piece of parsley as a garnish, my dinner was ruined. Broccoli and green beans were the only two green vegetables in my rotation for years, and the only fruits I ate until pretty recently were apples and watermelon. This was the life I led as a painfully picky kid. In the past year as a vegan, I’ve probably consumed more fruits and … [Read more...]

Gaia Natural Cleaners Review

Get Green Be Well - GAIA Natural Cleaners is made by a mom of three young children with a passion for health education and her biochemist husband. Those facts pretty much sold me on the natural cleaning products before I ever tried them. When I did put GAIA Natural Cleaners to use in my own home, I was convinced that […] (c) Get Green Be Well - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sustainable Prison Rehabilitation Program Celebrates Years of Success

Sustainablog - Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five years of success stories involving these specific activities. Not only are they giving … [Read more...]