Archive for August, 2017

Strawless in St. Louis

Okay it’s not as catchy as strawless in Seattle but it’ll do. So I’ve been trying to go strawless for a while now and I will admit it’s not easy as I thought it would be. Tonight though, I just decided to put one of my metal straws in my work bag.

Anyway, if you need some motivation, check out my earlier post entitled Plastic straws. You can also check out this article entitled “Seattle Fights for Sea Animals by Going Strawless for September” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. It’s not easy but it is worth it. Check out some of the statistics in the article.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

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North of the border

This is a topic that while I’ve read about from time to time, is not one on most people’s lips, permafrost. The article is entitled “Alaska’s Permafrost is Thawing: The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come. over at the New York Times. Scary times to say the least.

Sincerely-

  
   
Green Librarian

150 Migration paths (simultaneously)

So I written several post’s on the migration paths of various animals but here’s an article and video that talk about and show the migration paths for 150 animals, all at the same time. The article is entitled “Watch 150 Animal Species Roam the Globe in This Amazing Migration Animation” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger.

There is also a link in the article to Movebank, an online database of animal tracking data where researchers can share their data. I think the article does a really nice job of showing how other species work in harmony with the planet, rather than against it.

Sincerely-

       

Green Librarian

People or sentient beings, it’s all in your perspective

So when I read this article, I was under the impression it was all about plants and animals when in fact, it’s all about people. The salmon people, bear people, oak people, raven people and others.

To get a better understanding of what I’m talking about, check out the article entitled “Why I obsess About the Names of Plants and Animals” by Pepper Trail over at High Country News. It may give you a whole new perspective on nature and the world we live in.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Greenland and fires

Two words I have to say I never would have put together and according to the Danish meteorological service (Greenland is technically an autonomously governing part of Denmark) there are no experts who specialize in Greenland fire.

The articles is entitled “Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning over at the Grist. The phrase that I’ve heard before is that Iceland is green and Greenland is ice.  Makes you wonder what’s burning.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Vacation time

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So for most of the last week, this is where I was, northern Minnesota or what I like to call heaven. It seems like every sunset we see up there is different. This year though, we also went up to Winnipeg, Canada and I must say we had a great time up there too. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our time there. I’ll have to ask my daughter if she has any. I was busy just enjoying the moments.

Sincerely-

       

Green Librarian