Big Years in 2013

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What records will fall in 2013? Periodically throughout 2013 we will check in with the folks we find doing big years to see how they are doing. Anyway, without further ado, here are the 2013 Big Year birders! Check out EPIC Big Year 2013. You can keep up with Matt at Canada Big Year 2013. Laura Erickson is doing a “Conservation Big Year” seeking to see, photograph, and highlight conservation stories around the United States in 2013.

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2013 Big Year Update

10,000 Birds

Now seems like a good time to look in on the birding big years happening in 2013 to see how folks are doing as they tear around their county or region or state or province or country trying to see as many birds as possible before 1 January 2014. Since the initial post on 2013 big years I have learned of several more people attempting big years this year. You can follow along at Birding for Conservation , where I learned that David has already reached 270 species for 2013.

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EARE 2013

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: We are pleased to inform you that the Scientific Programme of the 20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists is now accessible online at [link]. We also invite you to visit the Conference website at [link] , where information on keynote speakers, the venue, transportation, social programme, registration, accommodation, and much more is available  

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Birding in Ecuador 2013

10,000 Birds

If you are planning a birding trip to 2013 maybe you should consider Ecuador, my home country! Thanks to Lonely Planet we hope to see a small boost in tourism this year since Ecuador has made it to Top 10 Countries to travel in 2013. Happy Birding in 2013! Destinations Ecuador 2013Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Even if you are not a birder, you will find Ecuador to be a top notch destination for all sorts of people.

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Your 2013 Green Crusade

Green Home Blog

Your 2013 Green Crusade. Make it your 2013 green crusade and it just may be the best gift you receive this time next year. Whether solo or as a group, launching a green crusade is a great way to ‘hit the ground running’ into 2013. Sailing into the end of another three sixty five, might there be one thing we could choose to make next year that much sweeter? Sure, eat healthy, lose weight, exercise, blah blah blah, but what about a real green commitment?

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Spring 2013 economics graduates

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CNREP 2013

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Global Expert on Ecosystem Services to Headline CNREP 2013 Conference Dr. Edward Maltby will be the keynote speaker at CNREP 2013: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy – The 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. His address will mark the opening of the CNREP 2013 conference to be held March 24-26, 2013, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. This is a great conference.

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CO2 emissions increased in 2013

Environmental Economics

energy-related carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions increased in 2013 by 129 million metric tons (2.5%), the largest increase since 2010 and the fourth-largest increase since 1990. In the decade prior to 2013, energy intensity decreased on average by 2.0% in 2013, this meant there was a 2.5% Heating degree days, a measure of heating requirements, increased about 19% between 2012 and 2013. Some time series data: U.S.

2013. Already. Trends.

Blue Earth

Here are some of my predictions for 2013: Thing Trends. Motor Trend’s 2013 car of the year is the Tesla model S. The learning revolution continues, and it won’t be restricted to 2013. Drones and Robots. We are seeing the robotic revolution take shape in new ways and become a part of our everyday lives. From sheep herding aerial chopper drones to driverless cars, to robotic butlers, this is the breakout year.

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First Phoebe of 2013

10,000 Birds

I finally saw my first Eastern Phoebe of 2013 yesterday at Hempstead Lake State Park on Long Island. So, like last year, I thought I would ask the question,which is only really relevant to folks in the midwest and northeast of the United States and in eastern Canada: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2013? In fact, I saw three!

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Clare M’s 2013 Year List

10,000 Birds

This was last updated January 4th 2013. Birding 2013 listing year listI really enjoyed the challenge of listing my birds during the last year and although we have kept lists in the past we have never noted the first date each year that we see a bird, so that was a very interesting exercise. Every now and again we would look at our list for a bird that we should have seen, but hadn’t and therefore go looking for it.

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World Habitat Day 2013

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) October 7, 2013 marks this year''s World Habitat Day and the theme for this year is “Urban Mobility”. With this World Habitat Day 2013 acknowledges that mobility and access to goods and services is essential to the efficient functioning of our expanding cities and towns. Accessible cities encourage a shift towards more sustainable modes of transportation and draw more and more travelers out of cars and onto trains, buses, cycle paths, and footpaths.

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Marine Resource Economics 28(4), 2013

Environmental Economics

4 2013. "Making Table of Contents Marine Resource Economics Volume 28 No. "Making Cents Out of Barter Data from the British Columbia Groundfish ITQ Market" Daniel S. Holland. Thalassorama. "Conservation "Conservation Value of Coral Reefs around Kish Island, Iran" Shima Madani, Adán L. Martínez-Cruz, and Kenneth E. McConnell. Special Section in Honor of the Career of Professor Rögnvaldur Hannesson. "On

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Duck Hunt 2013

10,000 Birds

So as many of my loyal readers know, I have a very mixed relationship with vagrants and the chasing thereof. Nevertheless, when a Baikal Teal was reported by the illustrious Radd Icenoggle just outside Missoula, I couldn’t very well ignore the siren call. Especially once the bird made the front page of the Missoulian and my friends started asking me about it. My quest began on Tuesday, two days after the first sighting and mere hours after the second set of x-rays on my wrist. (It’s

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Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

Green Traveler Guides

The forecast is based on an analysis of Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Healthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel.

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My top 10 albums of 2013

Environmental Economics

Based on revealed preference as submitted to the  No Depression  top 100 (I missed voting in WNCW's top 100 by 35 minutes - dang it!):  Jason Isbell - Southeastern  Scott Miller - Big, Big World  Patty Griffin - American Kid  Steve Earle - The Low Highway. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison - Cheaters Game  Holly Williams - The Highway  Donna the Buffalo - Tonight Tomorrow & Yesterday. Son Volt - Honky Tonk.

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My 2013 Birding Year in Review (With My Top Ten Birding Moments!)

10,000 Birds

In 2013 I birded in two countries, submitted eBird checklists for seven U.S. At the beginning of the year I said the following about my goals for the year’s birding: I start 2013 with 297 birds on my Queens Life List , 500 birds on my ABA Life List , and 1,096 birds on my World Life List. I would like to end 2013 with 303, 512, and 1,150 birds on those lists. But what were my top ten birding moments of 2013? What were your top birding moments of 2013?

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The Best of the Year 2013

Green (Living) Review

Best products Loewe garden pruners must here be mentioned as the best tools that I have reviewed in 2012 and 2013 as far as pruning shears are concerned. 2013 saw the 90th anniversary of the first ever anvil pruning shears made and patented by Loewe and for this anniversary the company went retro and produced a version of the first one in almost identical packaging too. My take on the best books and product that I was able to review in 2013.

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World Sparrow Day 2013

10,000 Birds

North Americans may find this hard to believe, but the House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus ) is beloved around the world yet slowly declining throughout the Old World. The annual observance of World Sparrow Day reminds us of the impact our changing world has on even the most common species as well as how much we miss the birds we take for granted when they are gone. Most of us in the United States are unwitting Sparrow Heroes , providing water, food, and nesting sites.

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Unusual Underground Sancaklar Mosque Recognized at World Architecture Festival 2013

Green Prophet

Later today the winner of the World Architecture Festival 2013 Best Building of the Year will be announced, and the unusual underground Sancaklar Mosque designed by Emre Arolat Architects from Turkey, is one of the contenders. Design Emre Arolat religious design Sancaklar Mosque Singapore World Architecture Festival 2013

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Remembrance Sunday 2013

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Once again we have been commemorating Remembrance Sunday, and tomorrow, November 11, Armistice Day, as per usual, a two minute silence at 1100 hrs in memory of the thousands who died on all sides in the War to End all Wars. Problem is that the War to End all Wars did not end all war and that ever since we seem to have more wars and "conflicts" than at any time in history though, aside from World War Two, none have come close to home.

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2013 NIT Challenge first round summary of picks

Environmental Economics

Click here:  Download 2013 NIT Challenge - Google Drive. Weird, most everyone picked Kentucky to beat Robert Morris. Don't they know Kentucky can't win on the road

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2013 AOU North American checklist proposals

10,000 Birds

The first batch of proposals for the 2013 American Ornithologists’ Union North American checklist supplement has hit the ‘tubes. Let’s take a look at some of what lurks inside: Pygmy-owl split. Proposal 2013-A-2 would split the “Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl” ( Glaucidium cobanense ) of southern Mexico and northern Central America from the widespread Northern Pygmy-Owl ( G. gnoma ) on the basis of vocal differences and a discrete range. Sandwich Tern split.

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Gas prices were $4/gallon in 2013

Environmental Economics

To appreciate challenge of decarbonizing transport, see: 16 yrs since intro, hybrids are just 2% US auto sales - and falling from 2013 peak. pic.twitter.com/aFAYIEnbtO. Teryn Norris (@TerynNorris) January 13, 2017

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John Whitehead's 2013 NIT Bracket Challenge!

Environmental Economics

The rules are simple: Each correct pick is worth 1 point. Only make your first round picks. The second and later rounds will be reset with the winners of the previous rounds. I'm resetting the brackets after each round for two reasons: I'll never figure out a simple way to update the second round with your picks in Google Docs (assuming Google Docs won't be retired before March 19). 

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The stand-up economist at the 2013 AEA Humor Session

Environmental Economics

Hyperinflation in Hell. by Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., "the world's first and only stand-up economist"

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2013 ABA Bird of the Year!

10,000 Birds

The 2013 ABA Bird of the Year has been announced. It’s well worth clicking over to the ABA Blog and checking out the video announcing the 2013 selection. Congratulations to the Common Nighthawk ! It’s a nice bird, though no Green Heron. Seriously. Asides ABA

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First Bird of 2013

10,000 Birds

What was your first bird of 2013? And here’s hoping you see many great birds, including lots of lifers, in 2013! After all, 2012 was a pretty great year and there is no reason 2013 can’t be the same! Let us know in the comments…and, if you wrote a blog post or have a picture of your first bird of the year online somewhere, well, leave a link in the comments too. Happy New Year from all of us at 10,000 Birds!

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Australian White Ibis Survey 2013

10,000 Birds

Are you going to be in Australia this weekend? As you go about your weekend, how about helping out and counting any Australian White Ibis that you see? This survey started in 2003 and needs your help! You can report your sightings easily online. You may even see a tagged ibis, like we did on our trip to Sydney last year. This bird “040″ had been banded at about 5 weeks old in 2005 and given a tag as an adult in 2008 within Centennial Park.

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Jamaica Birding Trip 2013 Part 1

10,000 Birds

One of the perks about living in Miami is that plane tickets to the bird-rich Caribbean, Central, and South America are often cheaper than going to places like Arizona, Colorado, or California.

Climate Solutions is Mountainfilm’s Symposium Theme for 2013

Wend Magazine

To help lead the way and offer hope, the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride is focusing its 2013 Moving Mountains Symposium on climate change. 2012 was a record breaking year for high temperatures and superstorms, pointing to the planet heating up at a faster pace than ever expected by scientists and further evidence of continued growth of havoc wreaking weather systems.

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Get Ready for Vegan Pizza Day 2013!

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Get Ready for Vegan Pizza Day 2013! Saturday, June 29th is a day to celebrate all the delicious ways to eat a vegan pizza! appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Events News Top News Vegan

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Best Bird of the Year 2013

10,000 Birds

As 2013 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 , 2011 , and 2012 , shared our Best Birds of the Year. I was fortunate to rack up a number of lifers in 2013, both at home and abroad ( Varied Thrush in Washington, Brewer’s Blackbirds in California, Burrowing Owl in the Nevada desert).

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Why 2013 is the Year to Buy a Hybrid Car

Living Green & Saving Energy

At the beginning of 2012, the median age of cars on the road was 10.8 years, an all time high, according to WashingtonPost.com. This statistic was somewhat expected by the auto industry since the 2008 financial crisis depressed demand as buyers ready for a new vehicle tried to get a few more years out of [.]. Green News energy efficient hybrid car save gas save money

EARTH DAY 2013

Green (Living) Review

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How Will Your Small Business Celebrate Earth Day 2013?

Green Home Blog

On April 22 nd , 2013 Earth Day will yet again be celebrated throughout the globe. If you own a small business or even work in one, this is the perfect opportunity to unveil a green initiative or continue your support for planetary healing. Either way, the demographic of potential green conscious consumers is turning greener by the minute which, while helping the environment, offers you the opportunity to get on the green consumer’s radar as well.

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15 Vegan Cookbooks That Will Rock 2013

Eccorazzi

By Colleen Holland | VegNews.com With more vegan cookbooks than ever hitting store shelves this year, it was a nearly impossible feat to narrow down my most-anticipated list to just Read More The post 15 Vegan Cookbooks That Will Rock 2013 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Marine Resource Economics: 2013 Outstanding Article Award Winners

Environmental Economics

2013 OUTSTANDING ARTICLE AWARD WINNERS. Marine Resource Economics. Volume 28. Douglas M. Larson and Daniel K. Lew, How Do Harvest Rates Affect Angler Trip Patterns? MRE Vol. 28(2):155-173.   Honorable Mention: Daniel S. Holland, Making Cents Out of Barter Data from the British Columbia Groundfish ITQ Market, MRE 28(4):311-330

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MARINE RESOURCE ECONOMICS VOLUME 28 NO. 2 JUNE 2013

Environmental Economics

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Markov-Perfect Rent Dissipation in Rights-Based Fisheries. Adriana Valcu and Quinn Weninger. Social Capital and the Success of Harvest Cooperatives in the  New England Groundfish Fishery. Daniel S. Holland, Andrew W. Kitts, Patricia Pinto Da Silva and Joshua Wiersma. How Do Harvest Rates Affect Angler Trip Patterns? Douglas M. Larson and Daniel K. Untangling the Recreational Value of Wild and Hatchery Salmon. Leif E. Anderson and S. Todd Lee. Books Reviewed.

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Bird Science and Evolution: 2013 Year In Review

10,000 Birds

Many, many things happened in the area of bird science this year, so this review can not be comprehensive. But I’ve compiled a sampling of this year’s news and events for your edification. I’ve organized them by date (month/day) of the approximate reporting or blogging time of the item of interest, which does not necessarily reflect the actual date of occurrence. 01–15 Who could forget the catfish that figured out how to eat birds ?

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Celebrities Celebrate Earth Day 2013

Eccorazzi

Celebrities shout from the rooftops support for Earth Day 2013 and how they''re celebrating the special green holiday. Read More The post Celebrities Celebrate Earth Day 2013 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

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2013 AERE Sessions at the Southern Economic Association Meetings

Environmental Economics

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6 Eco Resolutions for 2013

Green Prophet

It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. And with it my motivation to do something about it, which is why I decided to sit down and map out a few ways in which I hope to reduce my environmental footprint in 2013. Lifestyle & Culture 2013 DIY eco resolutions environment gardening Green Prophet lifestyle new yearsAfter three years of traveling with a backpack through 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East, I am finally back home with my family in the United States.

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