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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Copenhagen Consensus 2012

Environmental Economics

[I wish I had posted this on April 26*.]. Bjorn Lomborg in Slate : The Copenhagen Consensus project , which I direct, provides a link between academic research and concrete economic analysis that can be used by decision-makers in the real world.

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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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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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No light aircraft over London during 2012 Olympics

Green (Living) Review

London 2012 2012 Olympics London no-fly zone Olympic security

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2012 Birding Resolutions

10,000 Birds

Like some of the other beat writers around here I’ve been roped into keeping a year list this year , and inspired by the other lists I looked at I thought about what I wanted to achieve this year in birding. As opposed to my usual position of seeing whatever I see.

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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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Lakeland Spring 2012 “around the home” catalog – Preview

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The latest Spring 2012 catalog from Lakeland is about to drop thought your letterboxes. Along with that catalog arrived a Spring 2012 Gift Ideas catalog and there will be lots of it in there that, I am sure, will make you smile. catalog preview Lakeland Lakeland Spring 2012 around the home catalog previewAs a writer I have had the privilege to get mine earlier than the rest for a sneak preview.

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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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My top 10 albums of 2012

Environmental Economics

Honorable Mention: Kelly Hogan -- I Like to Keep Myself in Pain; Mic Harrison and the High Score -- Still Wanna Fight  As you can see ( WNCW's Top 100 Contest Weekday Mix - 2012 Survey ),  I had to write in the top 2 albums, which were clearly my favorites along with #3. It more or less got buried in the mess of my car for a significant chunk of 2012.  Based on revealed prefernece as submitted to WNCW's Top 100 : Bruce Springsteen -- Wrecking Ball.

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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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The 2012 Toyota Prius V Five

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrids 2012 prius v toyota prius V fiveWhen Toyota first introduced the ground-breaking Prius to the market, people were impressed, but many consumers were put off by the car’s high price tag.

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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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MR: Handicapping the 2012 Nobel

Environmental Economics

Tyler Cowen: This article mentions Alvin Roth, Bob Shiller, Richard Thaler, Robert Barro, Lars Hansen, Anthony Atkinson, Angus Deaton, Jean Tirole, Stephen Ross, and William Nordhaus. I’ll predict a triple prize to Shiller, Thaler, and Eugene Fama.    Fama clearly deserves it, can’t win it solo (too strongly EMH in an age of financial crisis), but can be bundled with two people from behavioral finance and irrational exuberance theories. 

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Award Winners Announced

Green (Living) Review

The award and medal winners at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, sponsored by M&G Investments, have been announced. Winner of this year’s RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2012 award was the tropical-looking Digitalis Illumination Pink ('Tmdgfp001'), bred by Thompson & Morgan, and appearing in one of this year’s Generation Gardens. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower ShowThe Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Cleve West, wins Best in Show.

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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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On a Budget? The Affordable 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

They are now bringing the new Yaris Hybrid to the world, and they are presenting it at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Hybrids 2012 toyota yaris hybridToyota has always prided itself on being a car company that made affordable vehicles that surpassed all safety and emissions standards.

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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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Hydration Pack Roundup: Just in Time for Summer 2012

Wend Magazine

2012 Tent Round Up. What’s true for every outdoor adventure? Your excursion is a lot less epic if you’re ill prepared.

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New Earth Day 2012 Infographic by WordStream

Green (Living) Review

WordStream’s Earth Day 2012 Infographic Reflects the Internet’s Growing Impact on the Environment Boston, MA, April 2012 : WordStream Inc.,

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World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

March 20, 2012 : In less than two weeks, clocks will strike Earth Hour as Americans switch off non essential lights for one hour in celebration of the world’s largest voluntary environmental action. Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C.,

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Lakeland Spring 2012 Catalog – Preview

Green (Living) Review

Lakeland Lakeland Spring 2012 catalog

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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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London 2012 Edition of Classic Word Game launched

Green (Living) Review

Winning Moves has announced the launch of a London 2012 edition of the word game Bananagrams. The London 2012 version stays true to the classic game while including five additional coloured “joker” tiles featuring various Olympic sport pictograms.

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Gander Kids debut at the 2012 London Toy Fair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, January 24, 2012 : Precocious new distributor Gander Kids make their debut at the 2012 London Toy Fair with an award winning range of products from the USA. www.pkolino.com © 2012.

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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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London 2012 Edition of Classic Word Game Launched

Green (Living) Review

Winning Moves UK Ltd has announced the launch of a London 2012 edition of the word game Bananagrams. Providence, RI, May 2012 : Winning Moves UK Ltd has announced the launch of a London 2012 edition of the word game Bananagrams.

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United By Blue Kicks Off 2012 Waterway Cleanup Season

Green (Living) Review

Philadelphia, PA, February 29, 2012 : United By Blue (UBB) , the ocean-friendly brand of apparel that removes one pound of trash for every product sold, will kick off cleanup season on March 6, 2012 at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia with a celebratory BBQ following the event.

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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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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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