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Baltic Sea

Ever since my trip to Latvia, I have always had fondness for the Baltic region. A few years later I even did a paper on the Baltic Crusades.

When I came across this article on the Baltic Sea, I knew I had to post it. The article is entitled “Baltic Sea Climate Change Counteracts Decline in Eutrophication” at Physics.



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This is what I’m talking about

I found this article this afternoon in the Missouri Conservationist and I have to say, I really like what he said.The article is entitled “Note to Our Readers Engaging in Conservation” by Tim Ripperger.

I would like to think that over the years, that’s how I’ve tried to live my life. With this blog, while the topics may vary greatly, I write about what interests me.

As a father, I simply try to get my kids to get outside and enjoy nature.  Maybe they won’t have the passion that I have but as long as they have fun, it can be a life long adventure. In fact, the last couple of weekends, I’ve even taken one of their cousins with us and I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a great time.



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Tag, you’re it! (and you and you…)

I guess being a dad of three amazing kids keeps me geared toward activities for kids but at the same time, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I’m a little past the 50 yard line so when I saw this article this morning in my inbox (courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation), I thought okay maybe I should go ahead and expand my horizons.

Besides, as I’ve been saying lately, that book again (yes, the one entitled “Let Them Be Eaten by Bears : A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids into the Great Outdoors” by Peter Brown) has been really helping me to see the bigger picture.

So here’s the article, “Nature’s Benefits for Seniors” by John Carey and as I usually say, it’s well worth read.



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What comes around goes around

Interesting how things sort of do that for me a lot. I requested a couple of books on the topic of Nature Deficit Disorder, which is also the topic of the  book I’m reading now, “The Nature Principle” by Richard Louv.

In turn, the first book I requested “Birds”,  is written by the same author of another book we’ve read “My Garden”, both by Kevin Henkes.

Now before getting off this merry-go-round,  I also requested the book “Bird, Butterfly, Eel” by James Prosek who also happen to write the book “Eels: An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish”, a book on my list of things to read this summer.

Coming around!

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Citizen involvment

Here’s a couple of articles more for the whole family and and how they can help. The first one is over at Earth & Sky. It’s entitled “Citizen-Scientists Count the Stars”. I’m a little late on this but it goes through March 8th. Check it out here.

The other article is about “Energy Saving Day (E-Day)”. This article is over at Ecospace. Both are great ways to help make a difference. Read it here.

One little side note, here’s a link to an article on yesterday’s post about International Walk to School Day here in the Webster-Kirkwood Community.

Upon further review, I just realized there are a couple of additonal links in the Citizen Scientists Count the Stars article that might of interest. They are for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and GLOBE at Night, both groups involved in this years count and/or 2009’s.


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