Environment

Japan’s New Green Deal

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

Japan's PM Taro Aso is ordering his ministries to draft a "Green New Deal" this week. The "Green New Deal" is expected to counter the twin towers threats of climate change and economic downturn. [caption id="attachment_3923" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Green New Deal"][/caption] Aso's stimulus package will focus on slashing greenhouse gases. Aso is expected to fall in step with new US President Barack Obama ...

15 Deadly Effects of Global Warming: A Catastrophe in the Making?

January 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

There is a point beyond which you cannot trample with the mightily patient Mother earth. She has taken everything that has been thrown at her and has tried to balance the planet and keep it up and running by making tiny adjustments and giving us gentle jolts once in a while. But when the planet that you call home is ...

The “Fellows” Who Will Shape Tomorrow – TogetherGreen

December 22, 2008 / No Comments

In October, Alex shared an initiative brought to you by Audubon in alliance with Toyota called TogetherGreen. If you remember, TogetherGreen’s main focus is to secure a bright and healthy future for generations to come … but it takes the inspiration and wisdom from dedicated leaders to accomplish such a goal. TogetherGreen has been fortunate enough to have some of the ...

Climate Change in California Causes Heavy Losses

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Without any fanfare it's no longer global warming, well not as often anyway, but climate change. No matter. Real estate assets in California are said to be at risk to extreme weather events, sea level rise, wild fires and such, to the tune of $2.5 trillion. A group of researchers in UC Berkeley are the first to quantify the costs of ...

85 Beauties at Miss Earth 2008 Focus on Green Lifestyle

October 30, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Miss Earth 2008 Competition is happening in Manila, where 85 beauties from around the world are declaring their campaigns for a 'green lifestyle.' Asia has some of their best - Miss China Zhou Yingkun, 22. Miss Macau Qian Wei Na, 22, Miss Thailand Piya Porn (her real name) Deejing, 20, Miss Singapore Ivy Leow Kian Peng, 25, Miss Philippines Karla ...

Climate Change Bleaches Corals

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Corals at the Great Barrier Reef are soaking up carbon dioxide at new levels say researchers. As a result, the corals may (operative word) be accelerating bleaching and some might (operative word) be destroyed by 2050. I say operative word because the actual effect is not known and the ultimate outcome is still very much everyone's best guess. Could, maybe, might, ...

TogetherGreen With the Help of Audubon and Toyota

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

TogetherGreen is an Audubon program funded by Toyota, that aims at helping people get involved in creating a brighter, healthier future. It's a program that provides inspiration, leadership and opportunities that will make people aware and will persuade them to take action at home, in their communities and beyond to improve the health of our environment. Sample projects that received funding ...

Our Environmentalist Who Art in Trees

September 17, 2008 / No Comments

Yeah, I am a creationist and not ashamed to admit it. That is why I love our planet, our home (Earth) and advocate that we be the best stewards of the resources with which we have been entrusted. I live in the 'neighborhood' of the knuckleheaded tree sitters of Berkeley. They are north of the Bay and I am located to ...

4 Reasons Why Obama is Green with Envy as Lynn Forester de Rothschild Picks McCain

September 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

It can be expected that Obama would be green with envy as Lynn Forester de Rothschild picked McCain to back in the upcoming election. McCain told Ohioans he preferred their company to Hollywood celebs. The AP says "Lynn Forester de Rothschild has said she thinks Democratic nominee Barack Obama is arrogant and has a problem connecting with average Americans. Rothschild is a member ...

China Makes Move to Protect Marine Environment

September 3, 2008 / No Comments

As Bush made a move to protect the world's largest marine sanctuary, on the other side of the world there is another surprise leader in the protection of the marine environment - China. China held its first international drill against oil spills with South Korea off the coast of Qingdao. Some 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed wing aircraft and ...