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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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. Though this question is probably only relevant to birders in the midwest and northeast of the United States I feel compelled, like last year , to ask it. Was it earlier or later than usual for you?

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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. Every four years, researchers and Nobel laureates work to identify the smartest responses to the biggest problems facing humanity.

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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. You and all your gear will fit comfortably with it’s unique “porch” storage, and you can count on staying warm and dry no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.

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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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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.” Check out the remaining items on ActiveJunky.com. TENT: Easton Kilo 3. Earn cash back on the Easton Kilo 3 tent. SHELL : Outdoor Research Axiom. Earn cash back on the Outdoor Research Axiom jacket.

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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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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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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. In total, it took seven years to prepare and develop the strategies that would make the 2012 Summer Olympics the most sustainable to date. & Industry 2012 summer olympics london olympics sustainable olympics

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. If you are one who embraces an eco-friendly lifestyle and wants to get away from it all or the family scene just may be a little too much this year, here are the top 10 best eco-holiday destinations in 2012 as reported by the all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization Ethical Traveler. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

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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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Top 9 Eco Stories From the Middle East in 2012

Green Prophet

Hit the jump to see these and other stories that captivated our readers in 2012. In 2012 we brought on a new science writer Brian Nitz, who wrote this fantastic piece about ESL’s and CFL lights, and our readers hung on every word. Lifestyle & Culture 2012 Energy environmental news food Middle East top eco stories 2012 transportationEvery year we like to round up a list of our most popular stories from the preceding year.

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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. It is a scary line of thought, let me assure you. I began by playing down expectations; on my list I state that I would be very happy to reach 300 birds for the year.

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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. Even though the company claimed that the extra cost would pay for itself within several years of saved fuel cost, that initial price tag was just too daunting to the average family. Toyota believes that they’ve addressed this concern with their latest Prius- the V Five.

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2012 Honda Civic HF

Eco Auto Ninja

The all-new HF model Honda Civic is the most fuel efficient of the non-hybridized Civics that will be available in the United States in 2012. Pricing has yet to be announced on the 2012 Civic. Hybrids 2012 Honda Civic HFHonda expects the HF, with its 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy of 41 miles per gallon on the highway.

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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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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 think my official Best Bird of 2012, though, was (finally, finally seeing) the Burrowing Owl. I added 38 lifers in 2012, including Wilson’s Snipe. 2012 was one of my best years for birding in Costa Rica. Birding 2012 best bird best bird of the year

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Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012

Green Home Blog

Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012. Whether you are a socially conscious green friendly consumer or environmentally concerned small business, upcoming American eco-fests for 2012 could be just the thing to visit or join and become an eco-vendor. These upcoming American eco-fests for 2012 continue to sweep the country.

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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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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. The new Yaris Hybrid is surprisingly gutsy for what is typical when one thinks of a hybrid car (and when one thinks of a Yaris.) It’ll get its juice from Toyota’s HSD powertrain that combines the 1.5

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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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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. The review of the Agralan Threadhoe, designed and made in Sweden, and which was shortlisted for the Tool of the Year 2012 at Chelsea, can be found here. I look now forward to, hopefully, being able to go to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 to, hopefully, see another load of interesting things.

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No light aircraft over London during 2012 Olympics

Green (Living) Review

Pilots of light aircraft warned they will be shot down if they fly anywhere over London during the Olympics by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From what sources have indicated it would appear that the skies over the British capital will be totally militarized during the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games held there this summer. London 2012 2012 Olympics London no-fly zone Olympic security

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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. The 2012 Garden Press Event was another great one – shame that some old faces though were missing – and my thanks to to all concerned who made it thus.

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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. 2012 has certainly been a bumper year for me with an estimated year list of around 3,000 species after extensive travels to South Africa, Ethiopia, South Korea, Indonesia, the Russian Far East, United Kingdom, Peru, Guatemala and Panama.

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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. While ditching society, stress, and ‘stuff’ is sometimes half the fun, we recommend that no matter how much of a free-spirit you are, you keep just one thing in mind pre-adventure: hydration. This gear list allows you to stay hydrated as effortlessly as possible, so much so that you will likely not even realize you’re carrying extra baggage.

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AERE sponsored sessions at the 2012 Southern Economic Association meetings

Environmental Economics

Session 04A. Revealed Preferences 1. Session 04B. Revealed Preferences 2. Session 04C. Stated Preferences 1. Session 04D. Stated Preferences 2. Session 04F. Climate Change: Modeling. Session 04G. Fisheries and Coasts. Session 04H. Residuals. Session 04I. International. Session 04J. Agriculture and the Environment. Session 04K. Empirical Studies. Session 04L. Energy.    

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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. Greenswapping isn’t just good for the bottom line, it cuts down on carbon emissions by reducing manufacturing needs. B2BeTrader is the leading the way in online greenswapping by giving businesses the tools they need to list their equipment quickly and efficiently.

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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. Chairman of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012 award, Dougal Philip, said: “Congratulations to Harrod Horticultural for winning this award.

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Updated: AERE sessions at the 2012 SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

After a few cancellations, late additions, rearranging the lineup that will go into the printed program has 12 sessions, 48 papers and 0 discussants. Here  Here is the link:  [link

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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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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. I very much regret that I had not booked myself at least two days so as to cover Home London and Top Drawer Spring 2012 properly; I had to race through the latter in order to manage to do it all on one day, as planned. The UK's premier new design homewares event has finally arrived.

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Vermont Named Healthiest State of 2012

Eccorazzi

Congratulations to the denizens of Vermont - you've once again scored the top spot in the 2012 America's Health Rankings. Read More The post Vermont Named Healthiest State of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

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7 Super Ways to Be More Eco-friendly at Home for 2012

Living Green & Saving Energy

In today’s home builds and renovations, one of the most popular requests is to use materials and install appliances that are as green as possible. Ensuring the home maintains its beauty while taking care of the environment in the process continues to maintain a large focus in these projects. The true beauty of utilizing eco-friendly [.]. green gadget how to go green saving energy eco-friendly home green home appliances save energy

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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.” ” “Summer (birding) sucks!” ” Wah wah wah. Summer happens to be one of my favorite seasons, except for the whining.

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NASA’s 10 Most Stunning Pictures of 2012

Eccorazzi

Check out last year's list and scroll down for some 2012 beauty. Read More The post NASA’s 10 Most Stunning Pictures of 2012 appeared first on Ecorazzi. For the second year in a row, we've gone through an entire years worth of photos and picked out our favorites. Featured News Science

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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. KeepCup was lauded for its efforts to change community behavior and inspire individuals and businesses to work towards making the city more sustainable. The City of Melbourne recognized KeepCup as an inspirational local business success story that demonstrated the growing demand for sustainable consumer products.

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U.S. chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012

Green Traveler Guides

chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Hottest trends for restaurants this year? Go local and sustainable, say America's chefs. A National Restaurant Association poll finds locally sourced meat, seafood and produce top menu preferences U.S. News Restaurants/Cafes green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters

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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. Today happens to be mine, so send some cheer my way!

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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. Tell me about it; I know and I see it daily. AnyJunk surveyed 316 councils in England under the Freedom of Information Act about incidents, costs, and prosecutions 1 of fly tipping on public land during the 12 month period ended 31 Mar-12.

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Tûranor PlanetSolar Launches at 2012 World Future Energy Summit

Solar Power Ninja

A solar powered boat docked in Abu Dhabi just before the 2012 World Future Energy Summit has made a 48,000 kilometer voyage entirely on electrical power to get there. The boat wanted to prove that there were ways for the shipping industry to reduce the amount of green house gases that boats emit into the atmosphere. The PlanetSolar may not have been designed to carry a large amount of cargo but as a concept ship, the vessel has completed its mission.

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Keeping it Simple & Sustainable for Earth Day 2012

The Green Samaritan

Today is Earth Day. My friends over at Celebrate Green shared a post about all the hype over Earth Day. With the flood of ads, email and promotions surrounding what feels to me at times like. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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