Archive for April, 2017

Heading south

Well, I’m always up for a migration story but this time, were talking about one that took place thousands of years ago right here in North America. That’s according the article entitled “Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas:A study of remains found in southern California puts an unknown human species in the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than expected—but critics aren’t buying it” by Kate Wong at Scientific American.

In some ways, it’s a follow up to another article entitled “First humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed“ from the Universite de Montreal over at Science Daily. This is an article talks about some human regarding the Yukon region in Canada while the first article talks about some mastodon bones that were found further south in San Diego.

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New Fire Season

So whenever I see an article on forest fires, I’m reminded of the book I read a few years ago entitled “Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout” by Philip Conners. I must admit that while it sounds scary, it’s something that has always intrigued me.

Unfortunately, times have changed and this article goes to talk about that. It’s entitled “New era of Western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems” from the University of Colorado at Boulder over at ScienceDaily.

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Family of trees

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and it was because of technical issues. To start back up, I’m still reading the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and right now he’s talking about how important it is for trees to grow straight. So when I saw this article, I wanted to read it.

The article is entitled “In Poland’s Crooked Forest, a Mystery with No Straight Answer” by Joanna Klein at the New York Times. Hopefully I’ll find the answer. That’s what we librarians do.

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Green Librarian