Archive for December 22nd, 2008

Hooray for the trees

Here are a couple of articles on one of my favorite topics, trees.

This one starts like a good old-fashion Dr. Seuss book (of which my kids love) entitled “I speak for the Trees: New Law Protects Trees from Developers in Israel” by Jesse Fox over at Treehugger.

This other article is about an invasive tree in Texas and it’s entitled “Beetles May Battle Invasive Trees in Texas” over at EarthSky.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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There’s a chill in the air

As I watch the ice float down the mighty mississippi river, knowing there’s a chill in the air, the climate continues to be all the rage. That said, here we go.

Here’s an interesting argument regarding when this latest round of global warming began.  According to the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s “New Study: Large Scale Agriculture Began Global Warming 5000 Years Ago, Not Industrialization” over at Ecoscraps.

Meanwhile,”Under Frozen Lake in Siberia, Geoscientists Drill for Secrets of Earth’s Ancient Climate” over at Science Daily.

Finally, back over here in the U.S. again, “Corals, turfgrass and sediments offer stories of climate past and future” by Sid Perkins over at Science News gives us more insight into the climate.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Real estate for the few

While the small blue bird the Cerulean Warbler is getting more real estate,  the Florida Panther is still looking for more.

Just south of here, the news is good according to the article  “Cerulean warbler breeding grounds protected in Missouri Ozarks” by of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

For the Florida Panther, the news is still up in the air in the article “Where to Put the Panther?” by John Platt over at Plenty Magazine.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

I remember when

When I read this article, I must say I was taken back. I remember when I first read about  Francisco Alves “Chico” Mendes while I was working in a bookstore in the early ninties. That said, here is a nice article entitled “Forest Plan in Brazil Bears the Traces of an Activist’s Vision” by Alexi Barrionuevo over at the New York Times. I guess what comes around, goes around.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian