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Eco-friendly kangaroo farts could help global warming: scientists

Australian scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say.

Eco-friendly kangaroo farts could help global warming: scientists (AFP)

Animal poop to power Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo officials are moving forward with a plan to turn animal droppings, cardboard and tree limbs into power for several buildings and irrigation for the zoo’s landscaping.

Animal poop to power Dallas Zoo

Consumerism! The Musical

Consumerism! The Musical (Via Treehugger)

Blog Action Day Required Reading

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I am an environmentally friendly vegetarian, as I have obviously mentioned before. Just in case you wondered where most of the posts come from on my web site, here is the list of blogs and news sites that I read on a daily basis:

  • [RSS] Digg / Environment
  • [RSS] Green Options
  • [RSS] EcoGeek.org
  • [RSS] Earth2Tech
  • [RSS] The Nature Conservancy
  • [RSS] Greener Magazine
  • [RSS] The Daily Green
  • [RSS] Green Living – Gaiam Community
  • [RSS] Yahoo! News: Environment News
  • [RSS] TreeHugger
  • [RSS] Off-Grid
  • [RSS] Ecotality Life
  • Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. Join in!

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    Blog Action Day is Here

    blog action day

    Are you participating? 

    On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

    Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Here are 3 ways to participate:

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    Video: Al Gore Nobel Speech

    Video: Al Gore Nobel Speech (via Treehugger)

    Gore, U.N. body win Nobel Peace Prize

    WOOOOOOO! Congrats!

    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore waves to the media at the Japanese premiere of his documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" in Tokyo in this January 15, 2007 file picture. Al Gore and the U.N. climate panel won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on October 12, 2007, for raising awareness of the risks of climate change. Picture taken January 15, 2007.  REUTERS/Kiyoshi Ota/File (JAPAN)AP – Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.

    Gore, U.N. body win Nobel Peace Prize

    SimCity adds global warming to the mix

    SimCity Societies — the forthcoming installment in the classic urban simulation franchise — will include a global warming variable. If your SimSocieties aren’t carefully balanced, they’ll swamp their environments with greenhouse gasses and die off. The module is produced with BP, who, I guess, are trying to figure out what a giant oil company does next.


    The game does not force players to power their cities any specific way, but allows them to make choices, each of which come with advantages and disadvantages. Similar to real-life, the least expensive and most readily-available buildings in SimCity Societies are also the biggest producers of carbon dioxide, an invisible gas that contributes to global warming. Should players choose to build cities dependent on these types of sources for power to conserve their in-game money, their carbon ratings will rise and, at reaching critical levels, the game will issue alerts about the threat of the various natural disasters like droughts, heat waves and others that may strike their cities.

    Read the rest of the story at: SimCity adds global warming to the mix (via Boing Boing)






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