Archive for the ‘Trees’ Category

Fire clouds

So I recently wrote a post entitled Fire & science about the fires in California and mentioned a book I previously read entitled Fire Season by Philip Connors. Well, to follow that up, I recently came across this article entitled “Amid California Forest Fires, 3 Books Set Among Flames” by Concepcion De Leon in the New York Times that also suggested that book, along with two others. I think I need to add them to my must read list.

Now normally I only post one article but I also came across this article the other day on those California wildfires entitled “California’s wildfires are Spawning ‘Fire’ Clouds by Michael D’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network.

I may or may not have mentioned it before, but clouds are also one of my favorite topics. Which reminds me I need to look up that book I read on clouds several years ago, that first got me interested in them. I also just checked and found out that it’s not on my Green Reading List, so I need to add it. A librarian’s job is never done.

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Vikings and the environment

I must say that I never thought I would be talking about the Vikings and the environment. It seems more that one thousand years ago, the Vikings razed most of the forests in Iceland when they first settled there.

This according to the article “Vikings Razed the Forest. Can Iceland Regrow Them?” by Henry Fountain at the New York Times. It definitely gives you insight into what’s happening in many parts of the world.

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Earths first trees

So this was an interesting article to say the least. Apparently earth’s first trees were very different from today’s trees. This according to the article entitled “Primordial Fossils of Earth’s 1st Trees Reveal Their Bizzare Structure” by Laura Geggel over at Live Science. I must admit, very fascinating stuff.

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Summer heat = dull fall colors

So unfortunately this is another one of those articles that you need to have an account for but as usual, I will tell you, you can go to your local library and look for the October 14-15 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal and read it there.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Leave It to the Heat to Dull Autumn’s Glory” by Jo Craven McGinty at the Wall Street Journal. I know from what I’ve seen around here so far, fall might be a little dull in St. Louis.

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Get to know your trees

It’s not often where I use the title of the article I’m going to post as the the blog title but this one just seemed appropriate. Unfortunately, since I don’t have a lot of trees in my yard these days, I don’t have many to know.

The article is entitled as mentioned “Get to Know Your Trees” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. The only tree I have is a silver maple. I use to have three of them, along with a bradford pear and one in the back yard, I don’t remember. Maybe it’s time I get to know the trees in my neighborhood.

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Family of trees

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and it was because of technical issues. To start back up, I’m still reading the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and right now he’s talking about how important it is for trees to grow straight. So when I saw this article, I wanted to read it.

The article is entitled “In Poland’s Crooked Forest, a Mystery with No Straight Answer” by Joanna Klein at the New York Times. Hopefully I’ll find the answer. That’s what we librarians do.

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Smell of rain

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before and now science has begun to look for the answer. To begin with, check out the article entitled “Why does rain smell?MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.” by  Ali Berman over at the Mother Nature Network. Really it was only a matter of time.

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