IOG Saltex 2012 – Show Review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year saw a rearrangement of the display areas are the usual top area close by the river could not be used as it had be rather churned up during the 2012 London Olympics boat races. DJ Turfcare used Saltex 2012 to launch Viano MO Bacter in the smaller 7.5

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First Phoebe of 2012

10,000 Birds

Have you seen your first Eastern Phoebe of 2012? my first decently photographed Eastern Phoebe of 2012 at Bayonne Park on 4 April 2012 This year I had several first phoebes.

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World Sparrow Day 2012

10,000 Birds

We’ll be celebrating World Sparrow Day 2012 by running some of our favorite House Sparrow posts. Residents of the Americas may find this hard to believe, but the ubiquitous, adaptable House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus ) is declining in its native lands. We should all be concerned about this, if not out of love for this prosaic passerine then because the sparrow may very well be a signal species for more encompassing environmental threats.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – A little review

Green (Living) Review

While the trend for growing your own food expands the RHS has, sadly, as far as the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show was concerned, ignored this fact to a very large extent. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012 award

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Best Bird of the Year 2012

10,000 Birds

As 2012 draws to a close we here at 10,000 Birds thought that it would be a great idea if we, like we did in 2010 and 2011 , shared our Best Birds of the Year.

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2012 Tent Round Up

Wend Magazine

This award winning 4 person storm-proof tent has been even further improved for the 2012 season. Related posts: 2012 Outside Gear Of The Year Announced. The Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1 Al Tent . The Alps Mystique 1 perfect lightweight tent for solo trips.

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Your Best Birds of the Year for 2012

10,000 Birds

On this final day of 2012 it is time, just like it was on the final days of 2010 and 2011 , to share your Best Birds of the Year. Here, without further ado, are your Best Birds of 2012, in no particular order. I added 38 lifers in 2012, including Wilson’s Snipe.

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KeepCup wins 2012 Melbourne Award

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Melbourne, Australia : On Saturday, August 19, 2012, KeepCup was awarded the 2012 Melbourne Award for its contribution to sustainability.

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Garden Press Event 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year's annual event for members of the garden media, organized by Uniquevents on behalf of the Garden Media Guild and GIMA, was held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the usual location, the good old prestigious Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year Award 2012 Winner Announced

Green (Living) Review

London, UK, 05/22/2012 : The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, is pleased to announce that Harrod Slot&Lock™ Framework Building System by Harrod Horticultural has been selected as the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012 award.

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AnyJunk Fly Tipping Report 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) AnyJunk, the UK's largest private bulk waste clearance company, had released its Fly Tipping Report 2012 and things still are quite bad and in some cases are getting worse as regards to fly tipping on public land.

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British Leeks - 2012 Season Launches

Green (Living) Review

Shop Seasonally for Great Flavor and Budget Beating Recipes The new British leek season is here (November-April).

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Lakeland Garden 2012 Catalog – Preview

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If it hasn't happened already then in the next couple of days or so the Lakeland Garden 2012 Catalog will be dropping through people's letterboxes. Lakeland Garden Catalog Lakeland Lakeland Garden 2012 Catalog

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2012)

10,000 Birds

Stick with 2012 until the New Year comes rocking in! December is drawing towards its grand finale as we all work furiously in advance of seemingly endless celebration.

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My Year in Birding 2012

10,000 Birds

I had some goals for this year as well, goals which I laid out in the introduction to my 2012 year list. I came up just short of reaching 1,100 Birds on my overall World Life List , clocking in at 1,096, not a bad increase of 48 from the beginning of 2012 when I started at 1,048.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 – Visit Impression

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Just like in 2011 I paced my visit to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 over two days, the Press Day and the first official day. While the likes of Burgon & Ball, Harrod Horticulture, Bahco, and others were represented through themselves at Chelsea 2012, unlike 2011 where after Chelsea they also came to Hampton Court this year they did not. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of December 2012?

10,000 Birds

Assuming you survived the calendar craziness of 12/12/12, it’s time to come to grips with the truth you may have been denying: the 2012 holiday season has now started.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2012?

10,000 Birds

The last weekend of December 2012 is the last weekend of the entire year. Since I didn’t keep a year list in 2012, I feel no pressure to beat the bushes for final ticks. How many of you plan, before turning the page on this eventful year, to try to pad your year list?

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2012 Outside Gear Of The Year Announced

Wend Magazine

Outside Magazine has just released their bi-annual Gear of the Year list. The products that make the cut undergo “several months of torture-testing the latest crop of rugged cameras, tents, shells, boats, packs, and just about every other piece of gear you need to play outdoors this summer.”

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2012)

10,000 Birds

This is one of those weekends where actually watching birds gets in the way of writing about them, so I’ll cut to the chase. See any nice birds lately? The best bird of my weekend was Japanese Waxwing spotted where else but in Japan!

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Home London 2012 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The new home show running alongside of Top Drawer Spring 2012 and hopefully we will see at least an annual return of Home London. The UK's premier new design homewares event has finally arrived.

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Top green stories of 2012

Green Blog

2012, what a year! But one thing I do know for certain is that a lot of things happened in 2012, both good and bad things. Here are the most important, stupid and interesting stories – related to our climate and environment of course – that happened in 2012.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2012)

10,000 Birds

Nothing stirs this birder’s sense of excitement and adventure like the preparation involved in a trip to a new part of the world.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2012)

10,000 Birds

We in the United States just enjoyed (or endured) the most commercial weekend of the calendar year. The extravagant culinary commitment of Thanksgiving Thursday seems modest next to the profligate spirit of Black Friday.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of June 2012?

10,000 Birds

Tomorrow is the first day of June, yet the complaints have already started. Have you heard them yet? “Now that migration is over, all I can do is look for local breeders.” ” “I guess I’ll go to the beach… maybe I’ll see a shearwater or something.”

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Terra Madre Day – December 10, 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The annual Terra Madre Day is upon us again and many organizations worldwide, especially the Slow Food Movement, are participating. Find a local event and get involved.

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Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Climate Change

Environmental Economics

That is the question that I posed to a panel of five top economists, including four Nobel laureates, in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 project. Bjorn Lomborg: If you had $75 billion to spend over the next four years and your goal was to advance human welfare, especially in the developing world, how could you get the most value for your money? The panel members were chosen for their expertise in prioritization and their ability to use economic principles to compare policy choices.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of June 2012)

10,000 Birds

An interesting–or perhaps enervating–aspect of this time of year is how birding tends to run feast or famine. That is to say that, at least in the temperate regions, those of us who aren’t traveling somewhere special have to make do with the same old same old.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2012)

10,000 Birds

Early April is a special time for most, especially those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that love each emerging sign of spring. The month and this particular period is all the more auspicious for me and mine, as so many friends and families celebrate spring birthdays.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2012?

10,000 Birds

Nature lovers who love to travel know that few experiences are more enjoyable than preparation for a big trip. The mundane details that actually allow a trip to happen are tedious, but researching all those potential birds… huge fun!

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2012?

10,000 Birds

September has been flush with weekends this year, but all good months must come to an end. But worry not… regardless of weather conditions, this month goes out like a lion when it comes to birds on the move!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2012)

10,000 Birds

I don’t know how things are in your part of the world, but in my geographic proximity, people are freaking out. Much of the Mid-Atlantic is bracing for what has been endearingly termed a Frankenstorm. No wonder folks are hoarding water and batteries!

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2012?

10,000 Birds

Friends, birders, countrymen (and women)– lend me your ears. I come not to praise winter, but to bury it. Those of us occupying the boreal half of the planet can give Old Man Winter an exuberant sendoff this weekend, while you on the austral side can say so long to summer.

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Ecobuild 2012 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While the ZED area and a couple of other stands were rather interesting at a whole, however, from my position, this trip to and visit of this year's Ecobuild was rather a waste of time. The lack of a proper press office, even though journalists had the use of the VIP lounge, did not help either.

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2012 World Fantasy Convention in Toronto

The Alien Next Door

On November 1-4, 2012 I did a cool thing: I participated in a world event about the fantastic. Events included an art show and auction, the 2012 World Fantasy Awards and banquet on Sunday to announce and celebrate the winners. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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Go Green Week 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Monday, February 6, 2012 sees the start of Go Green Week in the UK which coincides with National Green Week in the USA and which runs until February 12, 2012. For more information and ways to participate see the website at: www.peopleandplanet.org For the National Green Week in the USA see the website of the Green Education Foundation at www.greeneducationfoundation.org © 2012

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2012)

10,000 Birds

April didn’t deliver many of its vaunted showers in my area this year. I’d fear for May flowers if so many weren’t already in bloom. How is the season in your corner of the world?

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2012. The Year Of Greenswapping

Green (Living) Review

January 2012 : It’s a year of transition for a number of different businesses. More and more businesses are getting into “greenswapping,” a radical new way to start up their business with minimal costs.

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How Sustainable Were the London 2012 Summer Olympics?

Sustainability Ninja

London and the United Kingdom put a great deal of effort in making the 2012 Summer Olympics as sustainable as humanly possible. The 2012 Olympics will not only be a legacy for London but it will set an example for all future Olympics wherever they are held.

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