Archive for January, 2015

Atmospheric rivers

I have to say this is a term I’ve never heard before. So imagine my surprise to find the article entitled “Atmospheric Rivers” by KU Leuven over at the Environmental News Network. As I’m fond of saying, you learn something new every day.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Glaciers & ice

It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without reading about climate change. Just check out the evidence provided by our melting Glaciers in the article “What Happens with all the Organic Carbon Released from Melting Glaciers?” by Florida State University courtesy the Environmental News Network.

And if you think this hasn’t happened before, you don’t need to look any further for proof than about 2,400 feet below the ice in Antarctica according to this article, “Climate Change Could be Happening 2,400 feet under Antarctic Ice” over at the Grist by Liz Core?.

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Green Librarian

As the nights get brighter

I get planet guides from time to time courtesy of the great people over at Earthsky and usually I just sort scanned them over but this month (after seeing the “January 2015 Guide to the Five Visible Planets“) I actually got some great glimpses. I might have even seen Saturn.

First on my metrolink ride and then in the car on the way home. I also saw a few nice shots of the moon and even one or two the stars outside my house.

Sweet!

 

Green Librarian

These buffalo are so cool

Okay, so there’s no snow here and my daughter is very upset about that. She got a new sled for Christmas and she’s never had the chance to use. The buffalo are one of my favorite animals and they’re not here either. Still, it’s a cool story.

Check out the article entitled “How Bison Survive Winter in the Northern Great Plains” by Alison Henry over at the World Wildlife Federation.

Chow!

 

Green Librarian

Singing with the trees

It seems that over in Dutch island of Vlieland you can in fact sing with the trees. All you have to do is approach, touch, strok or hug the trees. Check out the story over at Treehugger entitled “This forest sings and sighs with sound” by Melissa Breyer. Very cool!

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Green Librarian

Seed libraries

In this day and age where we try to get books into as many hands as possible, who knew it would be an issue when it came to seed libraries. Check out the Scott McFetridge article over at Yahoo! via the AP entitled “Seed Libraries’ Popularity Grows in Spite of Laws“.

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Green Librarian

Wild France

I’ve always loved the city of Paris and the French language. My time in Paris is one of my favorite memories an so tonight when I came across “Wild France” on PBS tonight, I have to say I learn so much about France outside of Paris.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian