Archive for December, 2018

Iceland

So several years ago, when I decided to go back to school for a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Illinois at Edwardsville, my first and favorite instructor was from Iceland.

It was in that class where I learned about the history of Iceland. So tonight’s article,  about Iceland and it’s glaciers, is entitled “Documenting the Disappearing Glaciers of Iceland” by Jonathan Blaustein over at the New York Times.

I also learned years later after my dad died, that he had always wanted to go and teach a class in Iceland through Webster University, where he taught part-time and I later worked as a librarian.

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Green Librarian

Winter solstice

So tonight’s article is one that takes me back to a good place, laumeier sculpture park to be exact. A place where I’ve spent many a days with my kids. A place to enjoy nature and time with my family.

The article is entitled “Winter Solstice and Winter Walksby Dwight Bitikofer over at the Webster-Kirkwood Times. I think a winter walk sounds really good right about now.

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Green Librarian

Land and sea

So about a month ago I wrote the post Mother earth’s main ingredients where I talked about what’s in our soil. Then I came across this article a few days ago, entitled “Scientists just discovered billions of organisms underneath the land and sea by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger. Who knew!?

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Green Librarian

Pieces of a puzzle

Ever since my oldest son got interested in volcanoes, I got an education about tectonics plates and how they work. So this article sort of took the discussion of tectonic plates from how they work to when did they first come about?

The article is entitled “The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked, and We’re Drifting on the Pieces” by Natalie Angier at the New York Times. Definitely taking the talk to the next level on tectonic plates.

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Green Librarian

 

Down south of here

So every every so often, they talk about the New Madrid fault and how much damage it could do. Honestly, with all the strange weather these days, I guess it wouldn’t surprise me though I sure hope it doesn’t happen.

This article, entitled “How likely is an Earthquake in the Midwest, South? The Big One Could be Coming” by Thomas Novelty at the Louisville Courier Journal via USA Today talks about the chances.

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Onward, and upward

So yesterday I finished reading the book Still Waters by Curt Stager. I learned so much about lakes and in particular, the one that are cabin is on up in northern Minnesota. Makes me want to learn more about our lake and others up in that region but that’s for another day.

Now I’m reading the book Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. I’ve already a couple of his books including The Old Ways and The Wild Places, books I highly recommend. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to get into this book.

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Green Librarian

Rocks tell a story

As someone who enjoys collecting rocks when out in nature, this article struck home with me. In fact, as I told my co-workers just today, my son once did a science fair project on the rocks of Minnesota. The reason they were from Minnesota is because that’s where our family cabin is, where we to each summer for vacation.

The article is entitled “Earthworms’ Castings: Rock Pile” by Jean Ponzi over at the The Healthy Planet. We still have those rocks scattered about the house. After all, they’re really part of the family.

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Green Librarian