Which Enzyme Companies Made News in 2014?

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For those readers with an interest in the enzyme industry, David Rozzell has just published his Enzyme Industry: 2014 year in Review. biocatalysis Enzyme industry news enzymes Enzyme Companies that Made News in 2014 Enzyme Industry 2014 Year in Review

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First Bird of 2014

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What was your first bird of 2014? And here’s hoping you see many great birds, including lots of lifers, in 2014! After all, 2013 was a pretty great year and there is no reason 2014 can’t be the same! Birding 2014 first bird of the year Hopefully it was better than a pigeon! 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.

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2014 Arenal Bird Count

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But the prospects of our trip grew even more exciting once we learned that our stay would coincide with the Conteo de Aves Arenal 2014 or 2014 Arenal Bird Count. When the proprietors of Costa Rica’s Finca Luna Nueva Lodge graciously invited Corey and me to visit, we were both thrilled at the prospect of awesome Costa Rican birds at an amazing ecolodge.

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First Phoebe of 2014

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I finally saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2014 today at Rockaway Community Park in Queens! As I have for the last several years, I will now ask the same question of midwesterners and northeasterners that I ask every year: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2014? Here are my arrival dates for my first Eastern Phoebes of the year for the last nine years: 2014 – 29 March.

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SALTEX 2014 – Visit Impression

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I visited SALTEX 2014 on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and that was the only day that I went, this year. PARKS & OPEN SPACES SALTEX 2014 In other years I needed at least two, if not all three days, to cover the show this year, though, I was done and dusted, so to speak, by one o''clock in the afternoon, having arrived by about 9:15AM.

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2014 EnvEcon NCAA Tournament Challenge

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The 2014 EnvEcon NCAA Basketball Tournament Challenge is ready to go.    To join the challenge, click here , or go to espn.com and click on 'Tournament Challenge.'  '  If you don't already have one, you will need to create an espn.com account to join. 

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Jochen’s 2014 Year List

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Outlook and goals for 2014. In a funny twist of fate, it seems that 2014 will be much the same as 2012 and 2013 have been, with family trips to somewhere in France and business trips to Indonesia and Kazakhstan. The year 2014 started out as 2013 did, with a family holiday in southern France, where I was able to spot a few species I am very unlikely to see anywhere else this year. What about the competitive element in my 2014 year list? A very good start into 2014.

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Clare M’s 2014 Year List

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Birding 2014 listing year list Once again it is a new year and once again I will commit to listing the birds I see during the year! We have no plans beyond Broome whatsoever at the moment, so we did put a fair bit of an effort in on New Year’s Day together to get a good start. There was one big problem that really restricted what we would see and that Cyclone Christine had just travelled down the coast from north of us and had brought flooding rain.

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Carrie’s 2014 Year List

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On a larger scale, I have no particular plans to get outside the ABA area in 2014, but I would like to time a trip back east with the spring migration this time around, and it’s been far, far too long since the west coast has seen hide or hair of me. One more thing – I don’t know whether 2014 will bring any new bird tattoos, but if it does, you guys will be the first to know.

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Best Bird of the Year 2014

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2014 has been a good year for us at 10,000 Birds. Larry starts us off right with an owl that makes birders drool: I was able to see and photograph many great birds in 2014 but my Best Bird of the Year would have to be the Great Gray Owl , the largest Strix in North America. Patrick had many birds to choose from for his Best Bird of the Year but he chose a new species for him in Costa Rica, a real regional rarity: My BBOTY for 2014 goes to Hudsonian Godwit.

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Redgannet’s Year List 2014

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This year Redgannet has agreed to include birds on his year list only if they are logged from a site that he has either not birded before, or has not visited for more than 5 years. Whilst his nomadic lifestyle allows him to bird all around the world, he tends to favour certain spots and sticks to where he knows. If he is to become a better birder, he must try harder! So this year he will have to stretch his wings a little and explore further afield if he is to amass a decent roll call.

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Hong Kong Trip Report: February 2014

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I visited Hong Kong from February 20-27, 2014. The sprawling city-state of Hong Kong is, without a doubt, one of the great capitals of the world, a gleaming metropolis where centuries of Eastern and Westerns culture blend with commerce to produce a true 21st century society. Despite impressive, often rampant development, Hong Kong reserves 40% of its land as greenspace. The result is a nature lover’s paradise rich with mountains, beaches, and birds. Lots and lots of birds!

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2014?

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Another year slipping away with but one more weekend to imbue 2014 with magical memories? You’ve got one more weekend to pad your year list and make your Best Bird of the Year 2014 one for the ages. Is this all there is? With hope, you’ve carpe’d every diem over the past twelve months, but don’t ease up on the throttle just yet. Corey and I will both be in NYC this weekend, one for holiday fun and the other to track down a rare vagrant.

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2014 Recreational Fisheries Economics Constituent Workshop

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From the inbox: Thank you again for attending the Recreational Fisheries Constituents Workshop this past January. A website with materials from the workshop is now available at [link]. You

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2014)

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The calendar year 2014 has just about run its course. What a way to end 2014’s birding. And that’s a wrap. It’s all over but the year bird counting, so take stock of any species you’ve added this weekend. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was New York State’s first Couch’s Kingbird in the incongruous location of the West Village in Manhattan.

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Marine Resource Economics Vol. 29, No. 4, December 2014

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4, December 2014.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics December 2014, Vol. Marine Resource Economics Vol. 29, No.

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Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markers—EAC Conference 2014

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Eager participants at the National EAC 2014 conference I recently participated in the Editors Association of Canada (EAC) National Conference at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto.

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London buses to stop accepting cash payments from July 2014

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Cash fares will no longer be accepted on London buses from July 6, 2014 Transport for London (TfL) has announced. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A sign of things to come?

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"2014 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change"

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Out of 18 books reviewed, four still make the “Not Recommended” list, with the biggest loser being Gwartney, Stroup, Sobel, and Macpherson’s Economics: Private and Public Choice (15th ed.) , hereby dubbed the recipient of the undesired 2014 Ruffin and Gregory Award for the Worst Treatment of Climate Change in an Economics Textbook (so named for a comically bad treatment of climate change in a textbook now thankfully out of print).

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Duncan’s 2014 List

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2013 was a strange year for me, staring in the UK, ending in Borneo and spending large tracks of the year not really seeing many birds in New Zealand. In many ways that seems to be the pattern, as the major holiday breaks for New Zealand are over December and January; the year before I started in tropical Queensland and ended in Thailand and the UK.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2014)

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The year 2014 is approaching its imminent end, which means different things for different people. For those of us interested in observing avifauna, the last six or so weeks of a year offer enough time and opportunity to finish up with the year list we’d love to look back on. Have you been working on yours? I was both surprised and pleased to spy a Bald Eagle flying over my house, which is quite uncommon so far from the lake.

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Waste Less, Live More Week 2014

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The theme for 2014 is Be Resourceful. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) 22-28 September is Waste Less, Live More Week organized by Keep Britain Tidy and supported by Business in the Community. Waste Less, Live More Week aims to raise awareness that environmental and social issues are interlinked and tackling these issues together is a far more effective solution.

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October 2014 Eclipses: How to Handle the Lunacy.

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Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) 19 year eclipse cycle 2014 eclipses astrology Crystal Bichalski lunar eclipse new moon solar eclipse We’re in eclipse territory and this is a process that’ll surely to keep us talking!

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of August 2014?

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Ready to close the books on the summer of 2014, northerners? Keep your eyes to the skies for chickadees and t**s. We in the United States like to usher out the season in style with a three-day weekend. While we used to honor the American Labor movement during this time, we’ve turned our collective focus from work to play and plenty of it. Hope you’re on board!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2014)

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Less than two weeks into the new year and I’m already used to writing 2014 instead of 2013. That must be a new record! This weekend, I took time to appreciate the sight of ten American Robins congregating in a leafless tree. The use of the robin as a symbol for spring seems inapt considering how beautiful those rust red breasts appear in the gray of winter.

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My top 10 albums of 2014

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Based on revealed preference (no cheap talk treatment necessary) as submitted to the WNCW and No Depression top polls: Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else. Hard Working Americans - Hard Working Americans. Drive-by Truckers - English Oceans. Old 97s - Most Messed Up. Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. Rosanne Cash - The River and the Thread. Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers. Sarah Borges - Radio Sweetheart.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of November 2014?

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Keep your eyes to the skies for vultures circling for fresh meat. Do you think vultures find zombies confusing? This Friday brings a macabre parade of little monsters to those parts of the world that celebrate Halloween. The following day comes El Dia de los Muertos. Both holidays can be fun, but neither are particularly birdy unless you count sexy Halloween birds. Since I’ve been working weekends, I haven’t had much luck hustling up interesting bird sightings.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2014)

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Why is camping so interesting? I ask because, despite my deep affection for warmth, indoor plumbing, and uninterrupted Internet access, I found myself and my family enjoying an overnight out of doors. Camping and birding both fall under the category of “nature” activities, yet the two seem only tangentially related. How many of you birders enjoy camping and how many of you would rather skip the whole thing?

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2014?

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Now that we are officially in the holiday season, weekends tend to get pretty hectic with parties, shopping, and end-of-year activities. But busy days don’t have to foster busy minds; if you’re looking for a little “serenity now” give yourself the early gift of an hour connecting with your winter (or summer) birds. See how relaxing that is. I’ll be traveling the wilds of the Southern Tier this weekend wondering if any winter finches have arrived yet.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2014)

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Now that autumn has fallen, my part of the world feels like summer. Hopefully, October offers more of the same! My best birds this weekend were American Goldfinches on purple coneflowers, which is where I like them best. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a surprise Marsh Wren which popped up out of the reeds while Corey was busy counting Chimney Swifts feeding low over Willow Lake in Queens on Saturday morning.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2014?

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American fashion dictates that we retire our white shoes and frocks once the sun sets on Labor Day. Most blame snooty millionaires and sloppy September weather for the changes, but we birders know better. Fall migrants are on the wing, which brings the teeming multitudes of avian observers out in force. What’s the connection? Easy… good birders don’t wear white !

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2014?

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The calendar says that this is the last weekend of the winter of 2014. Keep your eyes to the skies and look out for bull dust ! For those of us in the northeastern United States, this winter has been rough. Even if you snapped enough Snowy Owl photos to make a bird-a-day calendar, you’ve got to be sick of the excessively frigid temperatures and relentless precipitation. I’m writing this still aching from shoveling the 18+ inches that blanketed Rochester yesterday.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2014)

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Quick show of hands… how many of you in the U.S. kept a special eye out for Bald Eagles ? My favorite sighting this weekend was not of the regal representative of my nation’s pride but rather a single brilliant Indigo Bunting at Lake Skaneatles. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a bird that has frustrated him for quite some time now.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2014)

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The final weekend of October positively burns with activity, from spectacular seasonal fare to sports extravaganzas to Halloween hullabaloo. How does a person even find time to look at birds? I was able to spare a few moments to appreciate the Northern Cardinals that, while always present at my home, seem so much more welcome once days turn gray.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2014?

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Watching African Skimmers and a gorgeous sunset makes a person most thankful. As we hurtle ever closer to the American day of thanks, I’m struck by the realization that we don’t begin celebrating this holiday early like we do Christmas or Halloween. That’s a shame, since gratitude is far more becoming, not to mention spiritually enriching, that the greed or gluttony attached to most observances (not that I’m against those either.)

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2014?

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Keep your eyes to the skies… you never know what you’ll see! Autumn in October means many things to many people more eloquent by half than I. Rabindranath Tagore observed, “The music of the far-away summer flutters around the Autumn seeking its former nest.” ” According to Percy Bysshe Shelley, “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky…” What are your favorite fall quotes?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2014)

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We’re a little slow to discuss this weekend’s birding because many of us in the U.S. are still enjoying a beautiful Memorial Day. But if you’re eager to share the spoils of your recent avian adventures, let the bird bragging commence! While I saw some pretty special species this weekend, the most special was the Gray Catbird because my sweet 7-year niece totally got into finding one; I think I’ve found the next generation birder in the family!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2014)

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One of the many ancillary benefits of becoming a birder, apart from an elevated social status and encyclopedic knowledge of taxonomy, is a subtle grasp of phenology. But you don’t have to be wise to nature’s ways to realize that spring is mighty slow to fully bloom in some parts of the world. The birds seem to be dragging their proverbial heels this year, but migration still rewards those who would brave the bitter May chill!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2014)

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Can the best bird of your weekend be one you didn’t see? Obviously, not seeing a desired bird can place the offender in the Worst Bird of the Weekend category. We’ve all been there, right? But search your soul… could you possibly take pleasure in a special bird like the tasty vagrant that popped up in the most unlikely place or maybe one far from home that a friend just added to the life list?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2014)

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We birders seem to keep our own arcane calendar, with weeks and months symbolized not by numbers but rather by avian avatars. Each phenological totem evokes the confluence of time, climate, and geography that tells a richer story of a place than simply its position relative to the sun. Most North American birders I know would definitely represent the month of May with a bright and sprightly wood-warbler, though the argument about which bird would best serve would be epic indeed.

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