Archive for December 30th, 2008

The giving tree

You gotta love those trees. In Spain they certainly love theirs.

Spain’s Trees of the Year” by Bonnie Alter over at Treehugger I think says it all about how some spainards love their trees.

On the flip side, we here in the U.S. seem to always be fighting our own tree battles as “Tiny Beetle Chews Way Through Millions of Trees” by Stephanie Simon at the Wall Street Journal shows.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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Cry me a river (or sea)

Here are a couple of rather sad stories on our seas.

The first is over at Ecoscraps and is called “Environmental Catastrophe: The Aral Sea is Almost Gone” by Jennifer Lance.

The other is “Methane Bubbling Up From Undersea Permafrost?” by Mason Inman over at National Geographic.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Two for my son

These couple of stories are for my oldest son. He loves space and volcanoes.

For an interesting story on a volcanoe here in the lower forty-eight, check out this story on yellowstone entitled “Scientists Eye Unusual Swarm of Yellowstone Quakes” by Mead Gruver over at the AP.

For a story on space (or space pollution to be exact) check out “Preserving the Starry Night in the Glare of Light Pollution” from the AP courtesy of the New York Times.

Scientists eye unusual swarm of Yellowstone quakes