Saturday, 7 September 2013

What is Biodiversity Offsetting?

Biodiversity offsetting is a chance to improve the environment and grow the economy.
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2293143/biodiversity-offsetting-a-chance-to-improve-the-environment-and-grow-the-economy

Courtesy: Business Green



http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2293143/biodiversity-offsetting-a-chance-to-improve-the-environment-and-grow-the-economy

Alzheimer and A Healthy Environment

Does Living In a Healthy Environment Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer's? A New Theory Says Yes.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/09/06/does-living-in-a-healthy-environment-raise-your-risk-of-alzheimers-a-new-theory-says-yes/

Courtesy: Forbes and Alzheimer Association

Fairtrade Gold

Africa's mines ditch polluting practices to produce its first Fairtrade gold.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/06/fairtrade-gold-africa-mining

Tanzania is Africa's fourth largest gold producer. About 15 million people work in mines

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/06/fairtrade-gold-africa-mining

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Amazon Earth Friendly Products


Make Your Home Green This Year

There are a large number of Green friendly products to help you on your quest to make your home Eco-Friendly.


Here are 20 Green Products to make your home, Eco-Friendly and Efficient

The Paperless Office Guide

Offices are still filled with paper in the form of files and documents in big folders on desks in most offices all around the world. The time has come for the paperless office. Read this Paperless Office Guide and make your office and home office paperless and eco-friendly at the same time.

The Paperless Office

Sunday, 16 June 2013

When Your Hair Has Its Own Life

Having a bad hair day? Blame the water at home as scientists link copper deposits in pipes to damaged locks
Researchers claim they discovered the metal gradually builds up in hair
Split ends, fly-away strands and less shine are all thought to be a result

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2342557/Having-bad-hair-day-Blame-water-home-scientists-link-copper-deposits-pipes-damaged-locks.html#ixzz2WNubac4U 


Monday, 3 June 2013

Food For Free

Fans of Food for Free will be delighted at this new format -- ideal for carrying in a rucksack. Over 100 edible plants are featured together with recipes and other interesting culinary information. With details on how to pick, when to pick and regulations on picking.

This new format of a best-selling title provides a portable guide for all those who enjoy what the countryside has to offer. Over 100 plants are listed, fully illustrated and described, together with recipes and other fascinating information about their use throughout the ages. The recipes are listed so that you can plan your foray with a feast in mind. This is the ideal book for both nature-lovers and cooks. Particularly with today's emphasis on the freshest and most natural of foods. There is also practical advice on how to pick plus the countryside laws and regulations on picking wild plants.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

For one hundred years, RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been the annual event in the world of horticulture. This is the essential centenary souvenir, and an enduring look at what makes Chelsea special.
Royal Horticultural Society insider Brent Elliott explains how the show has grown and changed, how it is has formed part of the social calendar and how the nation’s taste in garden design and planting has been reflected and shaped by Chelsea over the years.

Short pieces from some of our greatest nurserymen, nurserywomen and garden designers describe what Chelsea means to them, along with pieces from those who present the show to the public and those behind the scenes who pull it all together.
A wealth of illustration draws from the extensive RHS archive and includes photographs in colour and black and white, plans and posters, many published here for the first time. Whether you come for the nurseries or the show gardens, to buy gardening gloves or foxgloves, or whether you simply prefer to beat the crowds and read all about it, this magnificent book conjures up the full Chelsea experience.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ecological News April 2013


This month in Ecology: Oysters, big rivers, biofuels
April highlights from Ecological Society of America journals. Read more...
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/esoa-tmi041613.php

Looking to large tributaries for conservation gains

Oyster reefs buffer acidic inputs to Chesapeake Bay

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/esoa-tmi041613.php

The Buddha Tree

On April 11th, accomplished art historian Gregory Levine visited campus to deliver his lecture “Silenced by Aesthetics”? A Tentative Poetics of Art History and Ecology.” Levine is a very active member of his field, currently serving as associate professor of the art and architecture of Japan and Buddhist visual cultures in the Department of the History of Art at U.C. Berkeley. He has published a wide variety of writing with a focus on Zen Buddhism, visual Buddhist modernism, art and architecture in Japan, forgery and authenticity, as well as Japanese painting culture and calligraphy. Read more...
http://elm.washcoll.edu/index.php/2013/04/art-history-meets-ecology-the-buddha-tree-story/

Forest Ecology


Decades after Thomas Lovejoy isolated fragments of the Brazilian rainforest in a grand experiment, researchers are building on his legacy around the world. Read more..
http://www.nature.com/news/forest-ecology-splinters-of-the-amazon-1.12816

Friday, 1 March 2013

Taylor Wilson and the Nuclear Reactor

Eighteen-year-old Taylor Wilson has designed a compact nuclear reactor that could one day burn waste from old atomic weapons to power anything from homes and factories to space colonies. Read more...
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/us-teen-designs-compact-nuclear-reactor-003511962.html

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Folding House

In Buenos Aires there is a new concept, the new Foldable Houses for Disaster Relief. Read more...
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/global-observer/in-buenos-aires-foldable-housing-for-disaster-relief/9680

United Nations Advice on Saving the Planet

"Stop eating meat to save the planet", say the United Nations. Read more...
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/378484/Stop-eating-meat-and-save-the-planet-says-United-Nations

Evangelicals and the Environment

Can Evangelicals save the Environment and bring the planet back from the brink of self-destruction by Man. Read more...
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1819960/evangelical_environmentalists.html

Save the Tribes of the World

Promote the work done by Survival International to save the tribal people of the world. Read more...
http://www.survivalinternational.org/

International Mother Language Day

Discover the importance of Tribal languages on International Mother Language Day. Read more...
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/22/tribal-languages-on-international-mother-language-day/

Saving Paradise


Over the years the attitudes of Brazilians have changed dramatically towards the environment. Read more...
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/36d15930-7bbe-11e2-95b9-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fmagazine%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#slide0

Eco-Mysticism by Carl Von Essen

Carl Von Essen’s book, "Ecomysticism, The Profound Experience of Nature as Spiritual Guide" is divided into three parts, in which some chapters are entitled The Hunter, The Explorer, The Poet & the Artist, The Healer, The Psychobiology of Mystical Experience, Ecocrisis and The Future Rests with Us. Read more...
http://www.countercurrents.org/sparenberg230213.htm