2013

The Best of the Year 2013

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This is a new one for this publication but I thought it would be a good idea. Here I shall be listing the best books and products that I have encountered and reviewed this year.

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Snowy Owl vs. Peregrine Falcon

10,000 Birds

The video above, taken yesterday at New Jersey’s Stone Harbor Point by Tom Johnson , is pretty awesome. He was simultaneously filming with two different devices so the video starts with the wide-angle view and then starts over again with the closer look.

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OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

| Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues. I yearn to be alone in the wilds, with scarcely another tourist within miles, in a Bali as I imagined it might be long before it became inundated with outsiders like me.

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Gallery: The Coolest Custom Bikes from the American Handmade Bicycle Show

Wend Magazine

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show set up shop at the Colorado Convention Center last week and we had to check it out. There was a vast array of bicycles on hand, including road racers, tandems, cruisers, snow bikes, and more. Check out some of the photos from the event! Conner Bicycles.

I'm thinking this might put a kink in the Keystone pipeline debate

Environmental Economics

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Modern Kitchen Design: Tips and Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Part of the fun of decorating your home is being able to choose the perfect color and design scheme to suit your tastes and the overall look of the home. As the kitchen is the heart of the home it is worth investing considerable time and energy into making it feel comfortable and inviting.

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LEDs Versus CFLs, It’s No Contest Anymore

Green Home Blog

In 2008, I interviewed Dan Fink , a Northern Colorado off-the-gridder and co-publisher of Otherpower.com , a DIY renewable energy website. The interview was the basis for a case study on efficient lighting – the study published in my book, Green Your Home.

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Greener Grocery Shopping

Living Green & Saving Energy

We all try to live green, which includes reducing fossil fuel consumption. But you need food, and lugging grocery bags without benefit of a motorized vehicle is not easy. Well, I have recently been introduced to a useful product to address that problem.

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UK government to force Internet content blocking

Green (Living) Review

What Happens When A Code 5 Rarity Shows Up At A Bird Festival

10,000 Birds

I love the Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival. I love birding the area and I love the people–it’s a fantastic combination of crazy birds and fun socializing.

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OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

| Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues. I yearn to be alone in the wilds, with scarcely another tourist within miles, in the Bali of my imagining before it was inundated by outsiders like me.

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Music Monday: The Flannel Attractions

Wend Magazine

Since I began writing Music Mondays , I’ve been wanting to highlight some local music out of Jackson Hole, WY (my place of residence).

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Env-Econ 101: Hotelling's Rule Part 1

Environmental Economics

As with any good economic model/principle, let's start with a few assumptions to a) motivate the problem, b) set the stage, and c) simplify the explanation to cut off the fat and get to the meat.    Assumptions: Suppose a private owner owns the complete stock of a natural resource.

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Ugly Animals Need Protection Too

Green Living Tips

One of the challenges of preserving biodiversity is the cuteness factor. The plight of the panda gets a lot of attention and dollars, but what about something like Australia's aptly named blobfish? eco news

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

Hug a Tree with Me

January is national hot tea month, it is a wonderful time to pause in observe of the ever-giving tea. There are thousands of different varieties of tea available in the world all produced from a plant called Camellia Sinensis. History states that the first known cup of tea was brewed in 2700 BC.

Join Nina Munteanu at Indigo in Yorkdale Mall (Toronto area) for Book Signing of The Last Summoner

The Alien Next Door

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3 Ways To Zen Your Living Space

Green Furniture Home Design

To get a relaxing and zen feel to any living one needs to add a few classic features. A water feature is key. Adjustable lighting, comfortable furniture, and music are also great ways to bring a relaxed feel to any living room.

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Secrets of Green Cultures Part 1: The Nabataeans, Water Warriors

Green Home Blog

Imagine a culture that could teach today’s society a thing or two about respecting and harvesting the free, natural resource of water. The Nabataeans were green before their time. They followed a mission of ingenuity while other tribes relied on Nature’s unpredictable handouts.

Safe Nails SNAILS

Green Earth Journey

Safe-nails or Snails is a new nail polish coming out of Paris for children. Snails is a non-toxic, all natural, washable nail polish!

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Native Americans: They're Illegal Immigrants, Essentially

Green (Living) Review

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Best Photobomb By A Bird Ever!

10,000 Birds

Matt Daw just had the find of a lifetime at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. He was busy filming a Least Bittern , a pretty good bird to get video of to begin with, when, well, watch the video!

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Palm Springs, Calif.: this retro resort town looks marvelous in green

Green Traveler Guides

| A New Era Dawns | Palm Springs, someone says. What comes to mind?

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Music Mondays: Wild Belle

Wend Magazine

Wild Belle. Wild Belle on Twitter. Chicago-raised siblings Elliot & Natalie Bergman align their musical talents to create their up-and-coming duo, Wild Belle.

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PhD Comics: Budget Sequestration Explained

Environmental Economics

Source: PhD Comics

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Farming Bugs For Food

Green Living Tips

I've kept an open mind on eating insects - mainly because billions of people around the world have been eating bugs for a very, very long time. articles & guides food

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Pre-shampoo Dandruff Treatment Recipe

Hug a Tree with Me

Dandruff will always return if the fungus that causes it is not killed off completely.

Author's Night at Chapters-Indigo with Nina Munteanu

The Alien Next Door

Nina Munteanu Signing at Chapters Richmond. Yesterday, Chapters-Indigo (Richport in Richmond) hosted an author''s night, where I signed copies of The Last Summoner , my latest novel and first in the genre of fantasy (I''d published five science fiction books up to then).

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Tips and Ideas For a Modern Bedroom Design

Green Furniture Home Design

Your bedroom is the place where you go to unwind, but that doesn’t mean that you are stuck with a boring room! A modern bedroom shows off your personality as well as your living room does, so think about how you can bring your bedroom in line with your favorite design accents.

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of LEED

Green Home Blog

Weighing the Pros and Cons of LEED. Most of us can agree that moving towards environmentally-friendly building practices is one of the keys to a more sustainable future. After all, the construction industry accounts for around a quarter of all non-industrial waste production in the U.S.,

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5 Ways to Save Money in Lighting Costs

Living Green & Saving Energy

Compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs can save you a great deal of money every year simply by installing them in the lighting fixtures. However, the savings doesn’t have to end there. You can still do more to reduce your annual electricity costs from something you use on a daily basis. Just how much further can […]. easy green living tip energy efficient lighting green living how to go green saving energy saving money live green and save money save energy save money

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EU food control coming?

Green (Living) Review

Crop diversity under threat by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The European Union minions in Brussels/Strasbourg are working on controlling what foods we can eat. No, I am not jesting.

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African Penguins in Peril

10,000 Birds

I grew up in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Cape Town, South Africa. The birdlife in the Cape is nothing short of spectacular, with a healthy dose of charismatic endemic species.

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Letting Lisbon happen at the eco-friendly Inspira Santa Marta hotel

Green Traveler Guides

| A Green Oasis | Lisbon isn’t a city you can pin down. In terms of both time and space, the Portuguese capital is at once so many different things.

Music Monday: Small Souls

Wend Magazine

Small Souls. The Portland-based duo Small Souls are releasing their first LP, Small Souls , on January 25, 2013, riding on the heels of their debut EP, You Can Feel the Devil’s Heart , released early last year.

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