Patagonia 2011

Wend Magazine

This land has been many things to many people. For Magellan and Drake , it was the land of giants. For FitzRoy , it was the beginning of the end. For Darwin , it was a trip that would change his life. For Jeremy Button , it was his home, then his curse. For St-Exupery , Patagonia was his muse. And for Chatwin and Theroux , it became their salvation.

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How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use. There you have it: 5 simple, inexpensive steps to live greener and save money for 2011. And best wishes for 2011.

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“The M&G Garden” 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 was a modern take on the traditional kitchen garden and a garden that really spoke to me. The M&G Garden 2011 proves the point that a vegetable/kitchen garden doe not have to be or need to be hidden away out of sight. The M&G Garden” 2011 was designed by Bunny Guinness, who is a multi award-winning garden designer, landscape architect and journalist.

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Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011 by greenwise on January 24, 2011 Biofuels Digest released its top 10 predictions for the biofuels industry for 2011.

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World Sparrow Day 2011

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / World Sparrow Day 2011 World Sparrow Day 2011 By Corey • March 19, 2011 • 3 comments Tweet Share Though it may seem insane to American readers, as well as to any other people who view the House Sparrow as an invasive pest, in its home range Passer domesticus is on the wane. Coreys 2011 Year List - 228 Copyright © 2011 10,000 Birds.

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Lunar Eclipse June 15, 2011

Sustainability Ninja

The last eclipse to exceed this duration was in July 2000,” astrophysicist Fred Espenak wrote in NASA’s eclipse guide for 2011. Eco News lunar eclipse 2011A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon so that all or part of the sun’s light is blocked from the moon. Today’s eclipse is important because of how long it will last. “The total phase itself lasts 100 minutes.

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Earth Day 2011

Sustainability Ninja

” Today, those people are encouraged to observe Earth Day 2011 by pledging online at act.earthday.org/ and to do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve things on our precious planet. Eco News earth day 2011This year’s Earth Day has a slogan – “A Billion Acts of Green.”

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First Phoebe of 2011

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / First Phoebe of 2011 First Phoebe of 2011 By Corey • March 20, 2011 • 11 comments Tweet Share My first sighting of an Eastern Phoebe each year is, for me, when spring officially begins. I guess 2011 will be a standard year of birding for me. Audrey Mar 20th, 2011 at 1:17 pm and PS.

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Reel Rock Film Tour 2011

Wend Magazine

In February 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, and Corey Richards became the first to achieve this alpine dream by summiting Gasherbrum II, surviving -50 degree temperatures and a massive avalanche. The fall adventure movie season kicks off in Boulder next week with the Reel Rock Film Tour.

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Epic Kayak Carnage of 2011

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Normally, this kind of thing would be saved for a Wipeout Wednesday roundup, but since the end of the year is upon us… Enjoy. Via: The Goat ]. Related Posts. Father Takes Son on Unplanned “Shark Fishing” Kayak Trip, Asks Him to Film it All. Wipeout Wednesday: Right in the Goods. Wipeout Wednesday: Sucks to Be That Guy, Too

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RHS Chelsea 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The end of May 2011 saw the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the prestigious annual event held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. RHS Chelsea 2011 also saw the launch of the “Gardening Matters: urban gardens” report by the Royal Horticultural Society; a report that is worth a second a closer look and we shall do that at another time.

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Buy Nothing Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Friday, November 25, 2011 is By Nothing Day and, maybe, we should just do that; by nothing instead of all running to the stores and buy, buy, buy.

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2011 is 10th Hottest Year on Record

Sustainability Ninja

Today the World Meteorological Organization released a report that shows 2011 to be the 10th hottest year ever recorded, and they say that human-caused global warming is the reason. “Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Nina event, which has a relative cooling influence” according to the report. The WMO report said the extent of Arctic sea ice in 2011 was the second lowest on record.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

10,000 Birds

By Julie • March 14, 2011 • 18 comments Tweet Share ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Kentucky. March 14, 2011 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Jon Gassett, Commissioner One Sportsman’s Lane Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Dear Mr. Gassett, I am a writer, naturalist and artist with a special interest in human/bird interactions.

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Great Kestrel Count 2011

10,000 Birds

If you do know what a kestrel is, particularly an American Kestrel , our buddy Robert Mortensen came up with a constructive way to finish your Labor Day weekend… The purpose of the Great Kestrel Count 2011 is to celebrate the the ABA Bird of the Year, introduce someone to birding, and have fun. Be sure to send pictures, stories, and video clips of your celebration of The Great Kestrel Count 2011 to Robert , who will post them at www.BirdingIsFun.com to share with the world.

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Backstory: Digiscoper of the Year 2011

10,000 Birds

The results of the Swarovski Optik Digiscoper of the Year 2011 have just been published and once again, they show just what is possible with a telescope and everything from a cheap compact camera to a semi-pro DSLR. The winner this year was Tara Tanaka of the USA, with a stunning image of a Roseate Spoonbill ( Platalea ajaja ), showing action, movement, great lines, a bright colour palette, and a strong focal point - not to mention the great “wish I was there” feeling.

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Notable Mentions: Digiscoper of the Year 2011

10,000 Birds

v=WV48TIkHVKg Now, obviously it is always difficult to choose a few favourites, but if you find an image in the complete DOY 2011 gallery that you believe is worthy of being in this post, feel free to give the details in the comment section below – and a description of why you find it so appealing – and I will add it to this post over the next few days.

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Mountainfilm 2011 Brings 'Awareness Into Action'

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share Mountainfilm 2011 Brings ‘Awareness Into Action’ Sami Ewers March 9th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @samiewers Every spring, Mountainfilm brings people together from around the globe to share in a four-day experience of film, art, adventure and conversation about the power of the “indomitable&# human spirit. The 2011 event will take place May 27-30.

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Audubon Magazine Photography Awards 2011

10,000 Birds

The deadline is September 5, 2011, so get to snapping! Audubon Magazine features some of the finest nature photography you’ll ever have the pleasure to behold. If your nature photography dazzles the eye and delights the imagination, you should consider entering this year’s award contest. If the phenomenal prizes don’t inspire you, the level of competition should! Asides Audubon photography

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London Green Fair 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, June 2011 : The London Green Fair, developed from the Camden Green Fair, has been running on the weekend of June 4 & 5, 2011 at Regents Park, just north of the heart of London, and I took the opportunity to go up to there for a gander on Saturday. London Green Fair 2011

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UK Aware 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK Aware, in 2011 now in its 4th year, is Britain's only sustainable living consumer show and the 2011 show is the second UK Aware event that I have attended for the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW. UK AWARE UK AWARE 2011At about 1010 GMT Joanna Yarrow, the sustainability expert and TV presenter, who has greened the Premier League and helped Ariel turn to 30 degrees, opened the show.

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Best Bird of the Year 2011

10,000 Birds

2011 is about to become 2012 and birders the world over are taking a look at their year lists and reminiscing about the awesome sightings and devastating dips that they have experienced. We here at 10,000 Birds thought this would be a perfect time to look back and figure out what each of us considered our Best Bird of the Year, just like we did last year.

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Sargent-Sims Nobel 2011 « Knowledge Problem

Environmental Economics

Lynne Kiesling: Congratulations to Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims for the 2011 economics Nobel. Marginal Revolution has developed a well-deserved reputation for go-to commentary on the Nobel; see Alex’s overview , Tyler’s comments on Sargent , and Tyler’s comments on Sims. Note also the Tyler points out Sargent’s work in economic history (his “small change” book with Francois Velde is a particularly good example of economic history).

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Galveston FeatherFest 2011

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Galveston FeatherFest 2011 Galveston FeatherFest 2011 By Mike • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share Texas has been on my mind quite a bit lately, as has spring migration. Coreys 2011 Year List - 228 Copyright © 2011 10,000 Birds.

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Birds of Chicken Inferno 2011

10,000 Birds

For 13 years now, friends and family have been gathering in an undisclosed corner of Potter County, Pennsylvania during the third weekend of July to create a glorious giant chicken of wood, straw, and gunpowder only to burn it. See why we keep the location undisclosed? The Chicken Inferno is always one of the highlights of my year, but bird watching rarely takes center stage at the event. This year, though, the birding was better than usual.

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Five year anniversary: Halloween 2011 from PhD Comics

Environmental Economics

PhD Comics: Halloween 2011. Source: [link]. via www.env-econ.net.

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Staycation UK 2011

Green (Living) Review

It would very much appear from the numbers of visitors to and users of local parks that this year – 2011 – staycation may have been bigger than in the previous years. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have Brits stayed at home for the holidays in greater numbers in 20112 than the year and years before? Definitely, when one is seeing the way that parks and open spaces are being made use of, fewer families seem to be taking a vacation abroad or even in this country.

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Avian Quiz – May 20, 2011

10,000 Birds

A most interesting question was posed to me by a birding friend. I could not guess the answer despite some pretty good tries on my part. I open the question up to you. The email, received on May 7 at 6:15AM, reads verbatim: “RE: NEW YARD BIRD ‘This morning – flying with three of another related species (those were interesting enough in themselves). It was still a little dark out there; I would have missed it had it not been for the three companions.

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My Top 10 Albums of the 2011

Environmental Economics

A lot of env-econ.net readers use my annual list for their holiday shopping and I am happy to share it for another year. As always, the list is based on revealed preference. I bought each of these (CDs. not downloaded to the IPad I don't have) and the ranking is based some mix of (a) the order I'd like to listen to them right now and (b) how many times I think I listened to them this year. Here it is as posted at No Depression : 1. Decemberists - "The King is Dead" 2.

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Avian Quiz – Oct 7, 2011

10,000 Birds

Hello all. This will be my last Avian Quiz. I am hanging up my computer? My binoculars? Hard to tell. I hope you’ve had as much fun with these quizzes as I have had. Here is this week’s quiz: I was fortunate to visit a college friend these last few days. I live in the US, in New York State. My friend also lives in the US, but in a different state. A state that I have never visited before. [Yes, Yes, that's a hint. It's not nearby.] Please do NOT guess the species.

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EARTH STROLL 2011

Green (Living) Review

EARTH STROLL 2011 Saturday, April 23, 10 AM–3 PM Crissy Field Center 1199 East Beach in the Presidio, San Francisco Celebrate Earth Day and the 10th anniversary of Crissy Field's historic transformation by bringing the whole family to Earth Stroll!

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2011 AERE sessions at the SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

I guess it is official. The sessions have been posted on the AERE web page. My most favorite is Top Ten Tips for Young Economists: Teaching, Research and Service. The panelists are Laura Taylor (living the life), Jill Caviglia-Harris (teaching), Will Wheeler (getting grants), Glenn Blomquist  (accumulated wisdom) and Glenn Sheriff (publications). The title is purely alliterative, as I'm sure there will be more than ten tips (which is only 2 per panelists, on average).

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Avian Quiz – July 1, 2011

10,000 Birds

Today’s quiz is all about birds. Every clue is about birds. Birds, birds, birds. The answer, however, is not about birds. I give clues to 4 words, a phrase. Your task is to figure out the next word in this sequence of words. 1 st two words: Birdsong I am hearing now, near the end of June, in the suburbs. I am in upstate NY and it’s pretty common hereabouts.

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It’s PARK(ing) Day 2011!

Wend Magazine

We’re a little late in the game on posting this, but—in case you didn’t know—today is international PARK(ing) Day. Meaning: today, all over the world, make-shift parks are popping up in parking spaces. As the official PARK(ing) website says, they’re “providing temporary public open space… one parking spot at at time.&#. Check out the PARK(ing) Day website to find one of these “parks&# near you.

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

Green Traveler Guides

The 2011 winners. Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |. T his year’s World Savers Awards from Conde Nast Traveler honors Lufthansa , Six Senses resorts, Accor hotels, tour operator Abercrombie & Kent and other travel companies from around the world for leadership in social responsibility in six key areas: education, health, poverty, preservation, wildlife and “doing it all.&#.

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Avian Quiz – April 29, 2011

10,000 Birds

This week’s quiz is all about what we don’t know. Or that the internet will allow anyone to post anything no matter whether it is correct or not. While researching this quiz on the internet, I have seen many numbers claiming to be the correct number. These numbers include 234, 204, 172, 225, 212, and 221. The snarky part of me is tempted to have judgments about all these people who post invalid numbers. Don’t they do their research?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2011)

10,000 Birds

The odd climate patterns lately have conspired with my already suspect grasp of phenology to completely baffle my sense of season. As I’m sure you’ve heard me mention once or twice, winter comes early– very early –to western New York. Yet we’ve barely seen a flake of frost so far. Even more peculiar, I think our foliage just hit peak last week. This seems at least a couple of weeks off what I expect. Has weather and seasonal activity been screwy where you live?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

In the United States, so much seems to be happening towards the end of October. Not only is baseball hitting the very apex of what excitement it arouses, but the storylines in the National Football League are just beginning to manifest in reality rather than in the empty space between commentators. Kids can’t help but work themselves into a multi-week Halloween frenzy. And we still get to enjoy fall migrants knowing well that the birds of winter aren’t far away. Good times!

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Killing Birds in Cyprus – Fall 2011 Version

10,000 Birds

Summer is ending, and that means the birds are migrating again. In Cyprus it also means that the hunters and trappers are active again. It starts with the trappers, who’ve been at it for weeks now. BirdLife Cyprus started their Fall monitoring program weeks ago. The trapping is particularly bad in the Cape Pyla area. If you’re a tourist there, no problem, you can get some sand and sun only a walking distance from fields used for trapping.

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“Mean Joe Green’s” Top 11 Environmental Cartoons of 2011

Wend Magazine

Follow this link and spend a few minutes looking over what were my eleven most-viewed cartoons of 2011. With environmental-cartoon topics ranging from Michelle Bachmann to Tim DeChristopher, Breastfeeding to Big Coal, it was an interesting year in environmental cartoons. Happy New Year! Joe Mohr (aka “Mean Joe green”). Joe’s cartoon archive , twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page … Related Posts. Monsanto’s Broccoli (and Other Business Endeavors).

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

10,000 Birds

This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature. It is not limited to North America, as many of my other quizzes are. Your objective is to determine the correct country and then answer the questions shown at the bottom of the quiz. Good luck! Here are the clues: 1. Some references indicate that this country has nearly 900 different species of birds. 2. It is at the top of my list of countries to visit specifically for birding. No plans yet, sigh.

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Route To The Future 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first weekend of October 2011 (Oct 1-2) saw the first “Route to the Future” event organized by “Bricks & Bread” and staged at Loseley Park, near Guildford, in Surrey. I managed to attend on the Sat, October 1, from rather early on, traveling to Guildford by train and then to Loseley Park on foot. Quite a hike but with the weather pleasant enough. Just made the mistake to try and walk back via another direction and then ended up taking the bus.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

Happy Halloween! See how I assume you celebrate Halloween no matter where in the world you live? Must be the way you’re dressed… The best bird of my weekend was Tufted Titmouse , which has become more prominent here as we approach winter. I forgot how much bigger these birds are than the other species like chickadees they pal around with. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend ™ was one of the many American Pipits that were moving along the coast.

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