Archive for the ‘Oil’ Category

Funny how these things happen

During the day I came across a couple more articles on Sea Turtles. The first one is “Cold-Stunned Green Sea Turtles Rescued Along Texas Coast” by Heather Carr at EcoScraps. With all the cold weather they’re having, that’s not a surprise unfortunately.

The other one is “Sea Turtles and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” by Cutler Cleveland at the The Encyclopedia of Earth. This one however is man-made not mother nature.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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As my thoughts turn to summer

While we are stuck here in winter in the midwest, this article on Loons took me to our family cabin that the kids and I enjoy each summer. It’s entitled “Will Gulf Oil Disaster Threaten Minnesota’s State Bird” by Dave Dempsey at  EcoLocalizer. I’m hoping not. Stay Tuned.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

What I’m thankful for

Every night when I put my kids to bed, I ask them what they’re thankful for. For me each night, it’s them. So here are a few posts on topics they love.

First up is Evan. For him I have a couple of articles on volcanoes. The first one is entitled  “Electric Ash Found in Evjafjallajokull’s Plume, Says UK Rsearchers” at Science Daily. Very funky.

The other one is on a volcanoe closer to home, Mount St. Helens entitled “Mount St. Helens Aftermath” by Andy Soos at the Environmental News Network. This was acutally the topic of his Science Project this past school year.

For Gwen I have one that I couldn’t agree more with, “Outdoor Bacteria Can Make You Smarter, and Happier” by Jeff Kart at Treehugger. She’s proof positive of that.

The other one, while an extremely depressing story, is about a man whose grandfather she admires very much. It’s entitled “Cousteau Dives Into ‘Nightmare’ U.S. Oil Slick” over at the Grist.

Finally, for Julian I have one about a car that I think he will love entitled “Toyota Releasing Prius ‘Alpha’ MPV in 2011” by Ariel Schwartz at Inhabitat. Very cool and it’s about time.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

The sun is shining, the tank is clean…

Okay, it’s a quote from the movie “Nemo”, which my kids watched this past weekend and it got me thinking. Then I saw this post about a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle named Will over at the Gulf Restoration Network website and anyway, you get the point.

First up, let’s start with a small science lesson. How much water do we have in our oceans? The answer can be found in the article “Ocean’s Depth and Volume Revealed” over at Live Science.

Now that we know the answer, lets take a look at what’s happening in our oceans. Even before the “Oil Spill”, we’ve already done our fair share of damage to the oceans and the post entitled “We’re Taking 100 Million Tons of Sear Creatures From the Ocean & Replacing Them with Plastic: Sylvia Earle”  by Matthew McDermott at Treehugger says it all.

Finally,  for the latest we have “Loop Current Now Dragging Gulf Oil Disaster Towards Florida Keys Updated“, again by Matthew McDermott at Treehugger.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian