Bees & planet earth

So yesterday I talked about how I love taking pictures of insects, in particular bees and butterflies. Well, according to the Earthwatch Institute, bees are considered to be the most important living being on the planet.

The article is entitled “The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet” over at the Science and Info Blogspot. I think the book I’m still reading, The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson would agree with that statement.

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Green Librarian

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Insects in the winter

These days it seems that insects are what I’m most enjoying when it comes to nature. In fact, I just took up the hobby of photography with my new(ish) camera, and so insects sort of fell right into my lap as it were.

I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures of bees and butterflies in particular, along with all the flowers in my yard. Of course, I just started doing this a few weeks ago, so I can’t wait till I have a whole summer to do this.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Where do insects go in the winter?by Mary Jo DiLonardo Over at Mother News Network. Now of course, my next purchase will be a lense for taking close up shots of all insects. I can’t wait!

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Here fishy, fishy…

Reading this article tonight made me feel sad about all the times I (and later when I was with my kids) caught a fish. I remember being told that fish don’t feel pain. Now fish, and many other animals these days, we know do feel pain. The first one’s I think of are elephants.

That said, the article is entitled “Do fish feel pain?” by Christian Cotroneo over at the Mother Nature Network.Definitely an eye-opening article about fish. To a degree, I also think the same thing with all the turtles I kept as pets (though at least they always escaped). At least I can say now, the kids and I no longer fish, so hopefully that’s something.

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Using art to make the world a better place

So this is a gentleman who saw something and used art to make it better. In this case, it was over fishing and what he used was the art of sculpture. What makes this story even more amazing is that, he is a fisherman himself.

The article is entitled “An Underwater World of Marble to Amuse and Protect Tuscan Fish” by Jason Horowitz over at the New York Times. Talk about taking things in your own hands.

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Smoothie time?

Plastic versus banana peels and orange skin, hmmm? It’s been a while since I posted from the website of Inhabitat but when I do, the articles are always great. In fact, tonight I have two articles from them. The first one about oranges and the second one on bananas.

The first article is entitled “Innovative orange juicer 3D prints bioplastic cups out of leftover orange peels“ by Nicole Jewell while the second one is entitled “ Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic“ by Mariecor Agravante. They also sound like the ingredients for a really good smoothie.

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Viva la France

To be honest I don’t think I post lot of article about what’s going on in other parts of the world but as my kids well know, I’ve always been partial to France. From learning (or trying to learn) french in high school to going to Paris many years ago, so tonight’s posting shouldn’t be a surprise to them.

The article is entitle “A Revolution in Brittany: Mayors Defy French State to Ban Pesticides” by Adam Nossiter over at the New York Times. Safe to say what goes on in other parts of the world concerning the environment, affect us all. Also, it kind of makes me long to visit France again.

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The undamming of America

So the headline of tonight’s post, is also the title of a book that I believe I read many years ago by Elizabeth Grossman. Ever since then, I’ve been a strong believer in the removal of dams.

That said, the article is entitled “How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’ by  over at the New York Times. Meanwhile, I just went ahead and requested the book again to see if it is indeed the one I read.

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Green Librarian