Archive for March, 2012

Greener Missouri

First up, we have an article entitled “Blub Boy Comes Full Circle” by Doug Moore at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jason Delaney sounds a little like the Johnny Apple Seed of daffodils.

The other article is “Missouri’s next state park is gift from man who sold spot remover” by Michael D. Sorkin, also at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It’s about Don Robinson, a man who left behind quite a legacy gift in 843 acres of land south of St. Louis in Jefferson County to establish another state park in Missouri.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Our friends the shark

The more that I read the book “Demon Fish” by Juliet Eilperin, the more concern I have for our friends the shark (and their habitat) and with all of the good work being done, I have to agree with the author of this article that it’s videos like this that attempt to undo all of that work. The video is “Scuba diver’s close call with large tiger shark captured on videotape by Pete Thomas over at GrindTV.com

Swimmingly-

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Dun Dun Dun Dun

Well, you get the idea.

Anyway, the book I’m reading now is “Demon Fish” by Juliet Eilperin and so in that vein, here are a couple of videos on sharks. They are just amazing animals.

The first one up is entitled   “Spectacular shark feeding frenzy filmed off Australia”. It’s been making the rounds on the internet over the last several days.

This other video is entitled “Orca attacks shark in surf zone as beachgoers watch in awe“. This is from late last year.

Both are very impressive video’s on one of nature’s most incredible animals.

Swimmingly-

 

Green Librarian

Good green people

Here are a couple of stories about some good people here in St. Louis striving to make the world a little better. First up, “They’re Wild about Wildlife Rescues” by Marlon A. Walker at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They’re just “filling a need”.

The other article is about a teacher making a difference on the “Mighty Mississippi”. It’s entitled “Teacher, River Outfitter from Richmond Heights Keeps on Paddling” by Deb Peterson, also at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Fly, fly, fly away

Seeing this article reminded me of a wonderful book I read recently entitled “Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle” by Thor Hanson. The article is “Feathers Worth a 2nd Look Found on Tiny Dinosaur” by John Noble Wilford at the New York Times.

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Green Librarian


Keep the home fires burning

Okay, this article has nothing to do with that but it does have something to do with Minnesota and with Wildfires (the topics of my last couple of posts), so for what it’s worth, here it is. It’s “Fire Proves Formidable in Watery Wilderness” by Jack Nicas at the Wall Street Journal.

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Green Librarian

Only you can prevent forest fires

Since I just finished “Fire Season” by Philip Connors on my lunch hour, I thought I would post this article entitled “Forest Ranger Hat for a Rolling Stones Sideman” by Kim Severson at the New York Times as an appropriate article.

Rolling on-

 

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