2014 SkS Weekly Digest #10

Skeptical Science - SkS Highlights If you like the Sunday funnies, you'll love, Cartoon: the climate contrarian guide to managing risk, cartoon by John Cook and text by Dana and John Cook. Needless to say, it generated the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. The Extraordinary UK Winter of 2013-14: a Timeline of Watery Chaos by John Mason drew the second highest number of comments. Coming in third was The Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine is wrong to endorse … [Read more...]

5 Ideas for Upcycled Bike Parts

greenUPGRADER - We love riding bikes around here, but as with anything that works hard, bike parts break and wear out. Rather than toss them in the trash, though, there are lots of fun ways that you can upcycle those old bike parts into something usable and new! Check out these ideas, and I'd love to hear about how you're reusing your bicycle parts, too! 5 Ideas for Upcycled Bike Parts 1. Bike Frame Shelving - Hit your local bike shop for old frame pieces that aren't usable anymore for biking … [Read more...]

Renewable energy: Samsung introduces digital village concept

Renewable Energy News - Samsung Electronics is developing a concept that will make use of sunshine, which is an abundant natural resource in Africa, to change and improve the lives of inhabitants of rural communities in Africa. (c) Renewable Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate a Homemade Valentine’s Day

Healthy Home Magazine - Do you celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day? We do! But we don’t feel the need to spend a bunch of money to do it. Just finding little ways to show our love and affection makes it a fun day to celebrate, without the pressure of lavish gifts or last-minute trips to the store. [...]The post 3 Easy Ways to Celebrate a Homemade Valentine’s Day appeared first on Healthy Home Magazine. (c) Healthy Home Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How to Cook Dandelion Greens

greenUPGRADER - In the height of summer, those cute yellow flowers in your lawn might seem a nuisance, but for the rest of the year think of dandelions as your friend in healthy living. These super delicious and wonderfully nutritious greens are easy to use in your kitchen and offer a host of health benefits. Dandelions are part of the sunflower family, and the flowers, leaves and roots are all edible! Usually the leaves and flowers are eaten fresh, and the roots are used in herbal teas and … [Read more...]

Manifesto for a corporate idealist: When girl meets oil

GreenBiz - Big Oil broke her heart, but that didn't end her affair with doing good in business. If you can relate, here are 10 points to live by for your sustainability career. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

OP-ED: B.C.’s Carbon Tax Leadership Now More Important than Ever

Climate & Clean Energy | Blogs | David Suzuki Foundation - (Credit: Kris Krug via Flickr) "It is a budget that confronts and completely overturns the outdated notion that you have to choose either a healthy environment or a strong economy. That either-or-thinking belongs to the past." -- Former B.C. Finance Minister Carole Taylor When the B.C. government … [Read more...]

DIY Disney Salt Dough Necklaces #disneyside

Green Living, Cloth Diapers and Going Green with Kids - The Eco Chic - Earlier in the week I shared a recipe from our Disney Side @Home Celebration, today I’m sharing with you one of the craft projects we did during our party.  Before the party I made up a batch of salt dough necklaces for the guests to paint.  I used the Disney cookie cutters we received in our party package from Disney Parks and MomSelect for the project.  You could do the entire project during the party but the dough … [Read more...]

Mango-Mint Green Smoothie

Green Living - Start the day right with this flavourful recipe Recipe by Whole Foods Market Photo credit: Whole Foods Market Mint and fresh lime juice are the surprise ingredients in this incredibly refreshing morning … [Read more...]

Review of Bryn Bella, Snowdonia, Wales

- Description: Consummate hosts, comfy beds, fluffy towels, delicious breakfasts and panoramic views of the mountains which offer an amazing variety of thing to do – why go anywhere else but Wales? Consummate hosts, comfy beds, fluffy towels, delicious breakfasts and panoramic views of the mountains which offer an amazing variety of thing to do – why go anywhere else but Wales?>> For prices and availability, see our full … [Read more...]

10 DIY Green Cleaning Recipes – Care2.com

green living - Google News - Care2.com10 DIY Green Cleaning RecipesCare2.comThe first day of spring is coming up in just a week and a half, and that means it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning! Instead of harsh store-bought cleaners, try some of these DIY green cleaning recipes to get your house squeaky clean with ... (c) green living - Google News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How to Help our Bees

Green Living Ideas - In case you have not heard, our bee populations are in big trouble. Experts from around the world have been reporting on declining bee populations across the world, and the disappearance of our winged friends. Bee populations help pollinate the majority of our food crops around the world, and without bees pollinating our crops, our grocery stores would look very different indeed. Research has shown that GMO agriculture is affecting the bees, as is overuse of pesticides in … [Read more...]

Review of High Broadwood Hall Cottages, Northumberland, England

- Description: In the middle of an AONB, you will find an unspoilt, tranquil place. Come here for the gorgeous peace and views, stay because of the brilliant welcome and on-going hospitality. In the middle of an AONB, you will find High Broadwood Hall, one big, unspoilt, low light pollution, tranquil place – and on a clear crisp winter night you can see the most amazing stars in the night skies. Come here for the gorgeous peace and … [Read more...]

California Drought Dries Up Hydro, But Power Stays On

Renewable Energy News - Folsom Lake, a hydroelectric reservoir in California's Central Valley, was so dry in January a visitor could walk in its bed. (c) Renewable Energy News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The great penguin sweater controversy

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Penguin experts disagree on the use of knitted sweaters for rehabilitating oiled penguins. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What is a living roof? (guest post)

Our Daily Green - A living roof refers to one that has been covered either partially or wholly with foliage such as grass beds, flowers and shrubs. Although not a new concept to many parts of the world, living roofs is still a fairly new concept in the Unities States. Nevertheless, the popularity of green roofs has been growing steadily as word of its aesthetic and environmental benefits become more known. Below (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Strawberry Pancake Muffins Recipe

Green Living, Cloth Diapers and Going Green with Kids - The Eco Chic - What’s for breakfast?  How about some strawberry pancake muffins make with Stonyfield organic greek yogurt.  You can make up a batch on the weekend and have them for the kids during the week to grab on their way out. I actually had to giggle when I found out it was National Pancake Week because my family knows that the only type of pancakes I am good at making are the frozen kind.  I really don’t know what is … [Read more...]

Cambodia Expedition Wrap-up: Where Do We Go From Here?

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - This is an integrated freshwater ecosystem with a highly uncertain future — yet I am hopeful. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Singapore’s Most Eco-Friendly Hotels

Eco Travel Logue - It seems like these days everyone and everything seems to be making the effort to become a friend of the environment and hotels are no exception. Hotels of every kind are taking steps to join the green movement and Singapore has some of the best eco-friendly hotels in the world. When booking your Singapore holiday packages be sure to have your travel agent include these options and do your part for the environment. Siloso Beach Resort Located on the island of Sentosa, the … [Read more...]

“More Fun, Less Stuff”

The Green Life Online - What would weddings be without a pile of store-bought presents the couple will probably never use? Well, for one, they’d probably be more fun. A new website, SoKind Registry, is set up to help you do just that. It’s a registry website for any occasion – though we imagine they’re thinking mostly about weddings – that focuses on non-material gifts. Your favorite gifts don’t always come in a box! And it’s about time. In what my … [Read more...]

Using Citrus Fruits to Clean Your House

Nature Moms Blog - Citrus fruits are actually quite amazing. Not only are they delicious and refreshing to eat they have many other household uses as well. One of their most powerful side uses is their ability to clean your home. When you have a tough cleaning job you need to do, you may automatically think you need a heavy duty commercial cleaner to get the job done right. Well, not only are those cleaners laden with chemicals that are not healthy for you and your family they are also very … [Read more...]

Can we make better graphs of global temperature history?

RealClimate - I’m writing this post to see if our audience can help out with a challenge: Can we collectively produce some coherent, properly referenced, open-source, scalable graphics of global temperature history that will be accessible and clear enough that we can effectively out-compete the myriad inaccurate and misleading pictures that continually do the rounds on social media? Bad graphs One of the most common fallacies in climate is the notion that, because the climate was hotter … [Read more...]

Camaflexi Eco-Friendly Furniture for Growing Children

Healthy Home Magazine - For a long time the idea of shopping for the safest non-toxic nursery furniture for baby was a bit daunting. But there are so many great brands and resources available for parents of babies and toddlers these days, the difficult part is no longer finding options, but narrowing them down to make the best decision [...]The post Camaflexi Eco-Friendly Furniture for Growing Children appeared first on Healthy Home Magazine. (c) Healthy Home Magazine - Read entire story … [Read more...]