Archive for the ‘Hurricanes’ Category

Rainforest no more

So today I learned that the United States only had one tropical rain forest and it was located in Puerto Rico. Now however,  it has none. This according to the article entitled “Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Treasured Rainforest” by Luis Ferre-Sadurni over at the New York Times.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

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Pirates and the environment

So who knew that pirate ships sitting at the bottom of the ocean, would one day help scientist studying sun spots, hurricanes and climate change? Well, that’s what’s happening according to the article “Ahoy, Mateys! Downed Ships Reveal Hurricane History” by Tia Ghose over at Live Science.

To me, pirate ships are something that my oldest son use to love reading and learning about. We even got the chance to see some of the remains of the pirate ship Whydah over at the St. Louis Science Center.

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Green Librarian

Polar vortex, landcane, …

So I just learned the term polar vortex earlier this year thanks to old man winter, now I’ve just learned a new term, landcane.  Thankfully I haven’t had the opportunity really to experience one or a hurricane (except for the rain) and according to this article, I don’t think I’ll ever have the chance to experience a landcane.

Anyway, if you want to learn about them, check out the article “A Landcane over Australia” by Matt Daniel over at Earthsky. Of course, with California experiencing a dry winter like really never before or at least for a very long time, I guess it’s possible.

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Green Librarian

After the “super storm”

Tonight as I sit and sift through some old copies of the Science section from the New York Times, I came across an article about hurricane Ike entitled “After Hurricane Ike, Finding the Coastline Rearranged, Again” from September of 2008 and it got me to thinking, I  wonder how Long Island fared in all of this?

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Green Librarian