Archive for February, 2017

Primates

Today, like most day’s, I received an e-mail asking me to give my support to an environmental cause. This time the Wildlife Conservation Society wanted me to ask Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State in Nigeria to re-route their highway and save the rainforest habitat of the Cross River Gorilla’s.

Many times I do write the e-mail and in this particular situation, I had just read an article entitled “Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find” by

So if you have the time, head on over to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s action page for these beautiful animals and make a difference. As they mention on the page, the project has been scaled back but let’s get them to take the next step had develop it somewhere else.

Good night!

       

Green Librarian

Spring time?

Okay it’s true, I’m a big fan of migrations but I prefer one’s that are on schedule.With all the temperature swings this year, at least here in the Midwest, I’ve been a little worried about the timing.It seems that the sandhill crane migration is already started along the Platte River. The question is, is it too early?

Just like last night, I have two articles but this time, they’re both on the crane migration. The first one is entitled “‘Magical’ crane season only weeks away” by over at the Lincoln Journal Star. It gives the details on when and where.

Enjoy!

  

Green Librarian

Solar storms & beaching

With this recent story over all over the news including NPR entitled “As 200 More Whales Are Stranded In New Zealand, Heroics Turn To Heartbreak” by , many scientist  wonder, why do these mass beachings continue to occur?

That brings us to this article from a few days ago entitled “Are Solar Storms Causing Mysterious Sea Animal Beachings?” by Kacey Deamer over at LiveScience. Unfortunately it’s a very timely topic. 

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

Nature in the community

It’s nice to hear about programs that are close to home. This one is located in Florissant, Missouri and serves the students of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The article is entitled “How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive

Sincerely-

         

Green Librarian

 

 

Buffalo north of the border

So a century later, buffalo are once again roaming in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park. That according to the article entitled “After More Than A Century, Bison Return To Canada’s Oldest National Park” by over at NPR. First Indiana (check out the post Indiana, bison and car and now Alberta, Canada.

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Green Librarian

Earth Day

Whenever I think of Earth Day, I think back to the one in 1990. Somewhere, and I don’t know where, I came across a flyer about the 20th anniversary of Earth Day and when I saw it, I decided I wanted to get involved.

I remember going to the first meeting and that they ask everyone there to introduce themselves and say why they were there. I think I said something about  Robert Kennedy and that he was my  hero.

So here we are in 2017 and Scientist have decided to march on Washington, D.C., just like the Women’s march on January 22nd, on April 22nd.So even though I won’t be able to get there and my opportunity to march in St. Louis (if there is  one) will also be limited, I will find a way to participate in Earth Day 2017.

While I don’t remember where I first found out about Earth Day 2017, here’s where I found out about Earth Day 2017 and the march. The article is entitled “March Madness: Mark your calendars! The March for Science is happening in D.C. on April 22 (Yes, that is Earth Day.)“over at the Grist.

Hopefully!

   

Green Librarian

 

 

Nature walks

I don’t normally don’t write two posts on the same night but this article by a friend of mine was just too good to pass up. The post, entitled “Two Treks and What I Learned On Them” by Jean Ponze over at Earthworms Castings (via the Healthy Planet), talks about the importance of treks or getting out in nature similar to my blog post Dose of Nature last month.

Enjoy!

     

Green Librarian

Mountain lions and elk

Who knew we’d have both here in the state of Missouri during my life time. I have to same I’m a little hopeful that maybe one day we’ll have mountain lion cubs here too. The fact that a female showed up is actually pretty cool.

The article where you can learn more about the mountain lions here in Missouri is entitled “Confirmed report of female mountain lion raises questions about the future of the species in Missouri” by over at the . Very cool!

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Lost Continent

It always amazes me what science is able to discover. In this case, it’s how they’re able to discover a piece of a lost continent under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius through the discovery of a rock known as zircons. I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never heard of it.

Anyway, the article is entitled “3-Billion-Year-Old ‘Lost Continent’ Lurking Under African Island” by Tia Ghose over at LiveScience. Reminds me, I need to go back and check out the book Roadside Geology of Missouri by Charles G. Spencer. Next stop, the library.

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Green Librarian

Seal survival

It’s nice to see people like these volunteers over in Finland so committed to the environment while still understanding that a long term plan for climate change is needed. Check out this video entitled “WWF-Finland ensuring seals can bank for help” courtesy of World Wildlife Finland.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian