Archive for September, 2019

Using art to make the world a better place

So this is a gentleman who saw something and used art to make it better. In this case, it was over fishing and what he used was the art of sculpture. What makes this story even more amazing is that, he is a fisherman himself.

The article is entitled “An Underwater World of Marble to Amuse and Protect Tuscan Fish” by Jason Horowitz over at the New York Times. Talk about taking things in your own hands.

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Green Librarian

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Smoothie time?

Plastic versus banana peels and orange skin, hmmm? It’s been a while since I posted from the website of Inhabitat but when I do, the articles are always great. In fact, tonight I have two articles from them. The first one about oranges and the second one on bananas.

The first article is entitled “Innovative orange juicer 3D prints bioplastic cups out of leftover orange peels“ by Nicole Jewell while the second one is entitled “ Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic“ by Mariecor Agravante. They also sound like the ingredients for a really good smoothie.

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Green Librarian

Viva la France

To be honest I don’t think I post lot of article about what’s going on in other parts of the world but as my kids well know, I’ve always been partial to France. From learning (or trying to learn) french in high school to going to Paris many years ago, so tonight’s posting shouldn’t be a surprise to them.

The article is entitle “A Revolution in Brittany: Mayors Defy French State to Ban Pesticides” by Adam Nossiter over at the New York Times. Safe to say what goes on in other parts of the world concerning the environment, affect us all. Also, it kind of makes me long to visit France again.

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Green Librarian

 

The undamming of America

So the headline of tonight’s post, is also the title of a book that I believe I read many years ago by Elizabeth Grossman. Ever since then, I’ve been a strong believer in the removal of dams.

That said, the article is entitled “How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’ by  over at the New York Times. Meanwhile, I just went ahead and requested the book again to see if it is indeed the one I read.

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Turtle tunnel

So as I’m sure I’ve said before, turtles were one of my favorite animal growing up. Unfortunately I kept many as pets, at least until they got away and they always escaped. So reading this article tonight is a story that makes me wish I had done this.

The article is entitled “How a turtle tunnel is saving lives in Wisconsin” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at Mother News Network. What a dedicated group of people.

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Green Librarian

Bird migrations

A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to watch the movie Winged Migration and so reading tonight’s article gave me more insight into truly how difficult those migrations can be.

The article is entitled “How do hurricanes affect birds? Research project tracks how storms modify birds’ migrations” by Tom Oder at Mother News Network. After watching the video and reading the article, it’s simply incredible how they do it, adjusting as they need to along the way.

After reading all the news about Hurricane Dorian this past week and it really shows you how amazing migration is. As soon as I finish reading the book Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson, I need to start North on the Wing by Bruce Beehler. So many books, so little time.

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Green Librarian

 

A road less traveled

So sticking to our theme here of roads, this article is more about a road on the ground this time and one that doesn’t last for long. To be honest with you, and according to the author’s as well, these roads have in fact never been found before.

Tonight’s article is entitled “First fossil trails of baby sea turtles found in South Africa by and  over at a website called The Conversation. Talk about being off road.

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Green Librarian