Archive for January, 2008

Easy way to save a tree

In what could be the easiest way to save a tree, click on over to OneSquareFoot.org and play a trivia game where the real winner is the rainforest in Ecuador, Paraguay and Brazil.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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Here in St. Louis

The Local Chrysler plant in St. Louis has found a new use for paint waste. It is being used as an alternative fuel for a nearby electric utility plant. Read the entire article at GreenBiz.com.

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Green Librarian

Trees again

There is a nice little story in the New York Times about the Dragon’s Blood tree on the island of Socotra entitled “Off Yemen, A Storied Stand is Vulnerable”. Currently the United Nations and Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh are helping to finance a tree nursery near the coast.

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Green Librarian

Trees from both sides now

Here are a couple of nice articles on two ways to protect trees, one entitled “In Life’s Web, Aiding Trees Can Kill Them” by Cornelia in the New York Times and the other is “Protesters block cutting down of old tree” (in Dresden, Germany) in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

On the other end of the spectrum, here’s an article about a green company within the paper industry called “Pioneering a Sustainable Paper Industry” by Frank Marquardt over at Greenbiz News.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

We’re going down, down, down.

Two nice articles on the probing. The first one can be found at Environmental News Network entitled “Deep sea probe to track Australia climate change” and the second one is in the New York Times January 8th section of Science entitled “In Greenland, Ice and Instability“.

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Green Librarian

List, what list?

Here are a couple of more articles on some animals, though they are not listed as endangered, probably need to be. It appears that the Bush Administration will miss the deadline for listing the Polar Bear under the Endangered Species Act . Also, the National Fisheries Services will not list the Atlantic Whie Marlin as endangered or threatened. Both articles can be found at the Environmental News Network website.

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Green Librarian

Tweet, tweet

There was a nice article awhile back (in the New York Times) about the Atlantic Piping Plover, a bird that has been on the endangered species list for nearly twenty years and a recent success story in it’s recovery.

The article remined me the organization, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and their Project Feederwatch. Every year, thousands of volunteers watch and record the birds they see at their birdfeeder. For more information on it, check out their website.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian