Archive for the ‘West’ Category

Out west

As someone who has always enjoyed both history and science, not to mention went to school at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, the dust bowl has always been one of those topics that I actually know very little about so this article over at the Wall Street Journal was a quick and easy read.

The article is entitled “The Prophet of the Dust Bowl” by John F. Ross over at the Wall Street Journal and like I’ve said in the past, you will need a subscription to the Journal in order to access the article or you can just go down to your local library to read this article in the Review section of the June 16-17 weekend edition.

You could also check out the book The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West, also by John F. Ross. Me, I’ve already read the article and now I need to go request the book.

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Green Librarian

 

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Great Salt Lake

Okay, so I’ve been to the Great Lakes but I believe that I’ve also been to the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. When I was younger, we use to take road trips to see my grandparents in San Diego and it was during those trips we visited (or at least drove by) the Great Salt Lake.

Reading the article entitled”Facts About Great Salt Lake” by Jessie Szalay at Live Science reminded me of those trips out west. Looking back now, I realize how lucky I was.

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Westward migration

I’ve read about some amazing journey’s, at least in terms of the distance, such as sea turtles and monarch butterflies but this one is surprising in the fact that there are several groups all working together to help out Mule Deer’s in Wyoming.

The article is entitled “An Incredible Journey” by James Gorman over at at the New York Times. It’s the story of Mule Deer and their 150 mile journey from the Red Desert to near Jackson, Wyoming, crossing over both public and private land. With a little luck, maybe they’ll set a precedent for others as to how to work together.

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Wild, wild west

It seems like forever ago but I remember reading a book back at my previous library job on water rights and ranchers, so when I read this article, I was reminded of that book.

While I can’t remember the name of that book, the name of this article is entitled “The wild West of drought, crazy water rules, and cattle ranchers” by over at the Grist. Unfortunately some things don’t change.

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Green Librarian