Archive for August, 2019

Volcanoes

This story sort of takes me back to the days when my son was so into volcanoes. Up in fact, to the point where he (or should I say we) did a science fair project or two on them. Fast forward to today and needless to say, this article peaked my interest.

The article is entitled “Vast ‘pumice raft’ found drifting through Pacific Ocean” over at BBC News. In an interesting way, it reminds me of the last science fair project he (again we), did one on Devils  Tower. Looking to answer the age old question, what exactly is it? I know a lot of people think it’s the remnant of an ancient volcano.

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Green Librarian

Early life on earth

I think it’s been ever since I read Richard Forte’s book Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind, where I became fascinated with how plants and animals have evolved over time. This article fits into that story well.

The article is entitled “Early life on Earth limited by enzyme” from University College London over at Science Daily. I also find it fascinating how this planet has changed along with them. Makes you wonder how those baby sea turtles have changed too?

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Green Librarian

Baby sea turtles

So when I saw this video of baby sea turtles over at Facebook, I knew I had to post it. As I’ve said many times, I’ve always loved turtles and, especially sea turtles. If I had one chance to help any animal in the world, I think sea turtles would be the one.

Anyway, the video is over at Al Jazeera English on their Facebook page. The fact that I have a good friend who lives in Greece, made it an even easier decision to post it.

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Green Librarian

Circle around the sun

Circle round the sun“, to quote an old Poi Dog Pondering song, “turn, turn, turn“. What a great song! Anyway, I’ve always been fascinated by solar flares and shockwaves.

So today’s article, “For the first time, scientists capture a shockwave bursting from the sun” by Christian Cotroneo over at Mother News Network was a great read. Especially on a day like today, where the sun was nowhere to be found except in a gorgeous sunset.

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Green Librarian

 

Farms & flowers

Now while I’m not a farmer, even though I have been a gardener from time to time, I’ve had relatives over the years who were farmers. These days my gardens mostly consist of flowers, so this article was right up my alley.

The article tonight is entitled “Why Farmers Are Using Flowers Instead Of Chemicals To Tackle Pests by Fino Menezes over at Bright Vibes. Love the colors!

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Green Librarian

 

Buzzingly

Somehow this summer, the topic of bees has continued to buzz around in my head and so today’s article continues along that theme. As someone who has a family cabin up north in Minnesota, I only wish this idea would spread south to the state of Missouri. Regardless of that however, I’ve finally this summer begun to make my yard more bee friendly

The article is entitled “Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Create Bee Friendly Lawns” by Jordan Davidson over at EcoWatch. Ironically enough, I just took a picture of my first bumblebee up north this summer, which I posted last month in To the north and back.

Buzzingly-

 

Green Librarian

Cloudy days

Now one of my favorite things to do on any given days, is to do watch the clouds go by. The fact that I work in a tall building, over looking the Mississippi river, makes it even more fun.

That’s what made reading this article, “Take time to look at the clouds” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, so much fun to read. Just yesterday I took this picture just after the rain cut short my son’s golf tournament, sponsored by St. Louis Arc.

Clouds

Also, if you get the chance, check out the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney over on the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website. A great read and one I realized I need to add to my  Green Reading list (which I just did).

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Green Librarian