Big Years in 2013

10,000 Birds

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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Bodegas Navarro Lopez Laguna de la Nava Gran Reserva (2013)

10,000 Birds

I unearthed this 2013 Laguna de la Nava, a Spanish Gran Reserva wine bottled by Bodegas Navarro Lopez in Valdepeñas, a Denominación de Origen Protegida region in the province of Ciudad Real, about one hundred miles south of Madrid. Bodegas Navarro Lopez Laguna de la Nava Gran Reserva (2013).

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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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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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Spring 2013 economics graduates

Environmental Economics


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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.

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. Teryn Norris (@TerynNorris) January 13, 2017

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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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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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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!


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 Weekend (Second of September 2013)

10,000 Birds

Were there any birds about this weekend? The only ones that concerned me were Ravens, Falcons, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Eagles. Welcome back, NFL football! Of course I still kept my eyes out for other types of birds. This time of year is perfect for finding juvenile Eastern Bluebirds , which I was happy to do. Corey’s BBOTW was a Blackburnian Warbler on Saturday in Alley Pond Park in Queens. Fall migration is in full swing! How about you? What was your best bird of the weekend?

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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 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

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2013)

10,000 Birds

Here in the United States, April 15 is Tax Day, which means that countless Americans have toiled through the last 48 hours to prepare their taxes. Some are surely at it still. What a way to ruin a weekend! With the foresight to get my taxes taken care of early, I was free to enjoy the cold spring weather and lingering winter species around here. It’s nice to see that Red-breasted Nuthatches still haunt my home turf. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a total surprise.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2013)

10,000 Birds

One question every self-described birder must grapple with is to twitch or not to twitch. Some of us love to chase down preposterous vagrants, while others eschew bird chasing for contemplation of standard local fare and seasonal specialties. I raise this perennial issue because I found myself twitching a rare ABA bird this weekend. Did you? My ill-advised twitch was a run for the Long Island Ruffs recently spotted on the south shore.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2013)

10,000 Birds

As the year 2013 accelerates towards its imminent endpoint, I find myself deluged with end-of-year tasks both mundane and inspired. Instead of easing into the last days of December and out of 2013, you might consider redoubling your efforts to end this year on a triumphant note. We may all perceive time differently, but in the modern world we are all subject to the same calendar.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2013

10,000 Birds

Keep your eyes to the skies for fun celestial bodies! Did you see Pan-Starrs? Clare Kines spotted the charismatic comet above Admiralty Inlet in Nunavut!). Spring is here! I know this not from the gradual appearance of robins, grackles, and blackbirds around me, but rather from the fact that our local schools are about to embark on spring break. Party! We won’t be leaving town until after the weekend, but plan to celebrate Easter the way we always do: egg hunt, baskets, and a nice hike.

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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


By Colleen Holland | 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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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2013?

10,000 Birds

After all, this is National Moth Week 2013! When the birds of summer grow stale, a birder’s fancy turns to leps and odes. If you don’t know what those terms mean, think about the most colorful and fascinating flying creatures that aren’t birds. Summer is sweet for dragonflies, butterflies, and moths, the last of which deserve your attention over the next seven or so days.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2013)

10,000 Birds

Winter in the temperate portions of the Nearctic ecozone might be cold, but fine birds choose to visit no matter what the weather. I’ve always equated winter with big predatory birds like Snowy Owls and Rough-legged Hawks. But on second thought, smaller birds like Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs spring to mind. And on third thought are those winsome winter waterfowl and exciting alcids… so what avifauna do you equate with winter in your part of the world?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2013?

10,000 Birds

Keep your eyes to the skies for flying pink birds like these Roseate Spoonbills , which are really ibises with big flat bills ! Excited about the equinox? One half of our global population will be surrendering minutes and then hours of daylight for darkness while the other half enjoys the inverse transaction. Those dark days of December are still far off, however, and migrants fill our skies in light and darkness. This threshold weekend holds promise everywhere in the world, so enjoy it!

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