Archive for the ‘Droughts’ Category

The earth shall rise

This is an affect from climate change that I didn’t really occur to me, according to the article “Extreme Drought is Making the West Cost Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring” by Taz Loomans over at Inhabitat, the drought out west is causing the earth’s crust to rise. Wow!

So it’s sort of like we’re baking a pizza and we’re the toppings. You know, I just had pizza tonight. How scary is that?!

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When a tree falls…

When I came home tonight from work, I noticed the tree in my neighbors front yard had been taken down. Now while it was probably for the best, it was still a sad sight. So in honor of that tree, here are a few recent articles on trees.

First up is this story about the country of Haiti and it’s trees, or lack of them, comes courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via the Associated Press and is entitled “Haiti Struggles with loss of woodlands” by Trenton Daniel.

Next up is “U.S. Forest mortality declines due to lack of food for mountain pine beetle” by Allison Winter at the Environmental News Network. I guess the drought doesn’t help either.

Finally, there is this “Fossil Forest May Sprout Again as the Artic Warms” by Jeanna Bryner over at LiveScience. So as the climate heats up and the droughts continue, we’ll have more trees? I’m confused.

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Green Librarian

 

Looking back at the Dust Bowl

While this article came out a few days ago, I’ve always felt that in order to move forward, we must learn from our past and this in an article on one of our darkest moments in terms of conservation,the Dust Bowl. The article is “Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl” by Mark Tercek of the Nature Conservancy via Care2.

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For most, summer is here

As the wildfire continues to spread across New Mexico and other parts of the southwest, we realize that summer is here.

Just like last year, it appears that Texas is headed towards another dry year as we see in this story, “Drought in California and Texas Threatens US Food Security” by Timon Singh at Inhabitat.

Meanwhile, here in the midwest some are calling it adrought” in this article “Missouri farmers battling ‘flash drought’” by Georgina Gustin at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
 
Finally, lets not forget that the fire continues to rage on in New Mexico and as Philip Conners talked about in his book Fire Season: Fieldnotes from a Wilderness Lookout, we still have a lot to learn. This article over at Yahoo! today entitled “Record NM Blaze Studied for Forest Management” by Susan Montoya Bryan via the Associated Press only confirms that.
 
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Green Librarian