Archive for February, 2011


No, we’re not talking about the academy awards but people who are stars in the world of green (and blue).

The first aricle, “85 Year-Old Activist Fights for Michigan River” by Dave Dempsey at Ecolocalizer is about the type of superstar this planet needs more of.  

Next, with the summer ahead, we have the article “After Oil Spill Crisis, a Protector Keeps Watch” by Dan Barry at the New York Times. Another true superstar.

Finally, a little closer to my home (near the Mighty Mississippi) we have the article “Region’s Waterways Have  Dedicated Advocate” by Stephen Deere at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (I may have posted this article before, so if I did, I apologize).

Go Green (& Blue)!

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Roar like a lion

While spring  definitely roared last week, it also seemed to be a time for lions as well with a nice article on some rescued lions plus a couple of good films.

First up is the feel good story about a group of circus lions entitled “25 Ex-Circus Lions to Be Air Lifted from Bolivia to Colorado by Alex Davies at Treehugger.

Next up is this new documentary on lions called “The Last Lions” over at National Geographic.

Finally, there’s a documentary over at PBS on the cats from Born Free entitled  “Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story“. Check it out.


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Classic cars

When we celebrated my youngest son’s fifth birthday back on February 7th I meant to put this post up on classic cars (but I couldn’t find it back) because he loves cars so much.

Anyway, now I have so check out this classic old-time looking racing car from Audi in the article “Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling” by Yuka Yoneda over at Inhabitat.

See ya on the streets!

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Whale of a day

Okay, that’s not really funny but I couldn’t think of anything else and that leads me to my next post. The book I was reading (and have yet to finish) before Four Fish is The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare.

First up, reading this article brought back memories of the one time  I saw a whale off a ferry up near Cape Cod. The article is about the man who helped introduce whale watching John Olguin and is entitled “California Showman Pioneered Whale Watching as a Pasttime” by Stephen Miller at the Wall Street Journal.

Second, we have an article actually about those whales up in Cape Cod (almost straight out of Philip Hoare’s book), “No ‘Moby-Dick’: A Real Captain, Twice Doomed” by Jesse McKinley at the New York Times.

Finally, while this article is about a pod of Orca’s, it also makes the point that the name Killer Whales is incorrect. It’s entitled “Killer Whales Spotted Near San Francisco” by Jake Richardson at Care2.

I would also add that  this article shows  us how all ecosystems are interrelated. The book Four Fish talks about the relationship between salmon and humans while in Jakes article we see how  Orca’s and others in our oceans, also have a relationship with these fish.

Happy Whale Watching!

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Going back in time

First let me just say that my previous post Follow the Moon was in fact suppose to come before the one entitled “Funny how these things happen“. Oh well!

That said, going back again to the book I’m reading, Four Fish by Paul Greenberg,  I have come across another uplifting article on salmon entitled “Extinct Salmon Discover in Japanese Lake” by Julian Ryall at National Geographic.

That leads me to a couple of other articles on another of the four fish, Tuna. They are “Anglers Are in Dire Straits Along Istanbul’s Bosphorus” by Marc Champion at the Wall Street Journal and “Tuna’s End” by Paul Greenberg at the New York Times. I may have posted on this last article before but perhaps it bears repeating.

Interestingly enough, this last article falls under the subject of whales and whaling at the New York Times. Hmmm…


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Follow the Moon

After reading the book Follow the Moon by Sarah Weeks last night, along with Turtle in the Sea by Jim Arnosky, I thought this would be a great day to post a couple of articles on Sea Turtles. The first one is entitled “Endangered Turtles Saved from Fishery” by Jake Richardson over at Care2.

The other one is actually an action that you can take (as I already have) for Australian Sea Turtles over at the Sea Turtle Restoration Project entitled “Take Action for Australia’s Sea Turtles and the Kimberley”. It also has a link to the turtle’s nesting pathway that I really liked.



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Is spring right around the corner?

While I know spring is not just right around the corner, at least we’ll get a peek at it these next few days. That said though and with winter still hanging around, I thought this article “Cold Jumps Arctic ‘Fence,’ Stoking Winter’s Fury” by Justin Gillis at the New York Times. Good reading

And while I’m trying not to look ahead, the article “Water Hazard on the Plains” by Joe Barrett at the Wall Street Journal might just be a warning of what’s to come. Here’s hoping it’s not.


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Funny how these things happen

During the day I came across a couple more articles on Sea Turtles. The first one is “Cold-Stunned Green Sea Turtles Rescued Along Texas Coast” by Heather Carr at EcoScraps. With all the cold weather they’re having, that’s not a surprise unfortunately.

The other one is “Sea Turtles and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” by Cutler Cleveland at the The Encyclopedia of Earth. This one however is man-made not mother nature.


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As my thoughts turn to summer

While we are stuck here in winter in the midwest, this article on Loons took me to our family cabin that the kids and I enjoy each summer. It’s entitled “Will Gulf Oil Disaster Threaten Minnesota’s State Bird” by Dave Dempsey at  EcoLocalizer. I’m hoping not. Stay Tuned.


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Four fish

As I’ve been reading the book Four Fish by Paul Greenberg, I was drawn to this article in the Wall Street Journal by Justin Scheck today entitled “Big Salmon Run Spawns Profits“.


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