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Past, present & future

So while I usually I like to post articles are upbeat when talking about our environment, perhaps because of the new year, I’m posting this article tonight that while not uplifting allows me to be a bit reflective about what has happened, what is going on presently what we can do in the future.

The article, entitled “A Forest of Ancient Trees, Poisoned by Rising Seas” by Nathaniel Popkin over at the New York Times, looks back at what’s been happening the last year or more both close to where he lives and around the world. I think it also motivate me to look around where I live and what I can do to help.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

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Trees in Lebanon

As I’ve said many times before, I love trees. The last book I just finished reading in fact, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, taught me so much more about trees than I think I knew was possible.

It also adds a bit more background to tonight’s article, “Climate Change is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon” by Anne Barnard at the New York Times. By that, I mean in the sense that while climate change is going on, these trees are continuing to fight to survive in so many ways.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Cat’s meow

So to say this has been a tough week would be an understatement. It started last Thursday and ended yesterday as my daughter and I said good-bye to our beloved Oreo. Even though I have said many times, I am much more of a dog person, I have cried many, many tears over the last few days.

Like many pet owners, Oreo was and still is, a beloved member of our family. As someone who is divorced, he has also provided much comfort to all my kids. While I have known this, as I’ve reflected on our life with Oreo over the last few days, I have only begun to find out how much.

Like I entitled my post tonight, he was truly the Cat’s Meow and unlike any of my previous pets, we will have his ashes here to remind us. We will also have many, many pictures, which I hope to soon make into a collage.

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Oreo, you will truly always be loved.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Life on earth

It was when I first read the book Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind by Richard Fortey and mentioned in an earlier post entitled Horseshoe Crabs that I first began to read about life and evolution on earth. So when I came across this article entitled “Did Life on Earth Start Due to Meteorites Splashing into Warm Little Ponds?” over at Science Daily, I realized that I want to read more.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Bees of the sea

I like the title of this article so much I decided just to go with it. Who knew that there were actually marine animals that pollinated plants in the ocean just like bees and other animals on land.

To learn more, check out the article entitled “Like bees of the sea, plankton pollinate plants For the first time, scientists have shown that an ocean plant is pollinated by zooplankton and other tiny marine animals.” by Russell McLendon over at Mother Nature Network. How cool is that?!

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Maps & migration

There’s nothing I like better a good than a map and an article on migration. This article entitled “One Glorious Map Shows the Future of Animal Migrations ” over at LiveScience has it covered on both accounts with this amazing visual map. Too cool!

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Green Librarian

Stone work

Well, this is definitely, at least to me, a new use for stones. It seems that according to the article entitled “The Fly Larva That Thinks It’s a Stonemason: Caddisfly larvae build themselves a protective house of stones with some of the stickiest sticky tape on Earth” by Lydia Chain over at Scientific American, we have a fly that also does stone work. All I can add is, from what I can see in the picture with the article, they do nice work.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian