Archive for March, 2009

Time to talk about libraries

This is a topic that up till now, I don’t think I’ve covered. Well, all good things must come to an end.

Here’s a place that sounds like a great place to work. The article is entitled “The Aquarium: The Eccentric, Wonderful Environmental Library is Open” at The Daily Green.

The other article is how one library is doing something totally green in “Kill-A-Watt Meters  Available at Ottawa’s Public Library” by Michael Graham Richard at Treehugger.



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These are my kind of parks

Here are two articles on parks that I’ve come across recently that I thought were really neat.

This first one is about perhaps where the future of parks is headed entitled “Parks That Can Move When the Animals Do” from the Environmental News Network via the Christian Science Monitor .

The second article is “Brazil Promotes Sustainability With Sao Paulo Eco-Park” is over at Inhabitat. This too is a direction that newer parks maybe headed.



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Let the budding begin

With the trees starting to bud, I thought this is as a good time as any to talk about trees. This despite all the yard work that comes with having three huge silver maples surrounding your house (god love ’em).

Despite the fact that the kids and I weren’t able to tap the maple trees this year, this article made me yearn for the chance to try again next year. It’s entitled “In South Korea, Drinks Are on the Maple Tree” by Choe Sang-Hun over at the New York Times.

Speaking of trees, here are a couple more feel good articles on trees that I’ve come across lately.

Loving Trees in Kenya” by Kristin Underwood at Treehugger shows the importance of trees across the world.

In an article a little bit closer to home, “The Nature Conservancy Protects 272 Acres of Appalachia Forest” by Cris B. over at the Nature Conservancy also talks about that.

To finish up, we travel back around the globe to Turkey with “Planting New Trees: The Gift That Keeps on Giving” by Jennifer Hattam also at Treehugger.



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Northern lakes

Since my daughter just did her science project on the northern lakes of Minnesota, I thought I would post a couple of articles on the great lakes of that area.

The first one, “Invasive Earthworms Denude Forests in U.S. Great Lakes Region” by Michael Tennesen at Scientific American. Earthworms?!

The other ones (actually two on the same topic) are entitled “Great Lake’s Sinkholes Host Exotic Ecosystems Akin to Iced-over Antartic Lakes” at Science Daily and “Odd Life Found in Great Lakes” at Live Science tell an interesting tale.

Good night-


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Fly away home

This morning as I headed out to work on my scooter, I was welcomed on the road by a small band of geese heading north. This reminding me not only of my daughter’s favorite move Fly Away Home but also of an article I still haven’t finished on migration called “Rescue Flight” by Jon Mooallem at the New York Times.

Flying away-

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One more

I almost forgot this film, “Farm for the Future” by Sami Grover over at Treehugger.



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Films on Tuesday

For some reason, I seem to write about films on Friday’s. Okay, I never go this posted, so now it’s Films on Tuesday. Anyway, here are a few that sound good.

First up, “Silent Snow Documentary Shows Greenland’s Plight” by Jaymi Heimbach at Treehugger is about the affects of pollution on the Inuits of Greenland.

Next up we have a movie that played last night but has an encore tomorrow entitled “Kingdom of the Blue Whale” over at National Geographic. I might just to have to recommend this to my local library.

Finally, we have ” A Sea Change” at World-Wire, that will premiere at the Environmental Film Festival this Fridayin Washington, D.C.

Happy viewing-


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