Archive for the ‘Light’ Category

Bat highway

So, I’m reading this article but I can’t for the life of me think of the book I read a few years ago on night skies and light pollution that this reminds me of but, course just as I say that, I find it. The book is called The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

I’m always happy to find an article about another way that human’s are trying to reduce light pollution to benefit nature. Tonight’s article is entitled “The UK is getting its first bat highway!” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Can’t wait to see the first bat highway here in the U.S.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Looking up at the moon

I must say that over the last few nights, I’ve found myself not only outside for a bit but, also looking up at the moon while I wait patiently for another full moon. Anyway, when ever I get the chance, I enjoy reading and posting articles on the night sky.

So tonight’s article is one entitled “Losing the Night Sky” by Caroline Crampton over at a website entitled How We Get to Next. I would also be remiss if I don’t mention the book entitled The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

It’s the book that got me started on this journey of the night sky. That and our annual family vacations to our cabin in northern Minnesota, where we are always guaranteed to see a sky full of stars at least a few nights.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Steve

So I can’t say I’ve ever written a post entitled with my name. Anyway, whenever I think of stars, I think of our cabin up north and the skies up there that when I look up, I always think that the skies are so full of stars that there’s not room for one more.

Anyway, that’s about as close as I’ll probably ever get to the Aurora Lights. That said, I just came across this article about these new northern lights called Steve, I kid you not. The article is entitled “Meet ‘Steve’, a New Kind of Northern Lights Discovered by Aurora Chasers” by Kimberley Mok over at Treehugger. There’s even a video. How cool is that?!

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Light time

I admit that when Christmas time approaches, I start thinking about putting up the lights on the house. That said, I’m also one of the first to talk about light pollution when I see it. I first really started to think about it when I read the book Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina.

Then when I read The End of Night by Paul Bogard, I realized how bad it is. So reading this article only reminded me of those books. The article is entitled “We’re Losing the Night (and that’s not good) by Michael D’estries over at the Mother Nature Network. Definitely a good read, perhaps in the middle of the day, outside on the porch.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Copenhagen, lighting the way

It seems that whenever people talk about what countries are leading the way environmentally, the Scandinavian countries are always near the top and in regards to energy use, Denmark is right there.

I was cleaning tonight when I came across this article entitled “Lighting the Way to a Green City” by Diane Cardwell over at the New York Times.With all the technology that we have, that region always seems to be light years ahead of us.

Lights out!

  

Green Librarian

Nighttime

As I was driving around tonight, there was a really nice view of some nighttime cumulus clouds heading east. I tried several times to take a picture of the evening sky and while it’s not a great picture, I was happy with it (see below).

NightTimeSky2

Nothing however, compared to the picture in the article that accompanies the article entitled “We’re Losing the Nighttime Sky” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. It’s time to take back our nighttime sky.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Night lights

When I saw this video over at the Mother Nature Network, I immediately thought of the book I’m reading, The End of Night by Paul Bogard. The book is about artificial light but the video, “Fireflies Turn Dusk to Disco in Dazzling Time-Lapse Video” by Russell McLendon, is just about nature’s light and that is all good.

I hope it lights up your night. Unfortunately, we’ve got rain tonight.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian