Tree day

Okay, for most people this (or was) Thursday but me it’s Tree day. Why you ask? Well, first I went on my daily walk at lunch to the local library and came across the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

I’ve just read the foreword but I like what I’ve read. You can read about the author and his book in the article entitled “German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too” by

Then I came across this article at work today entitled “Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster over at the West Fargo Pioneer. Of course the article comes from Duluth, Minnesota, where our family has gone on vacation for the last couple of years and where there are lots of trees!

Enjoy!

   

Green Librarian

The earth plays hardball

So it seems to some scientist that at one point, the Earth began life with a hard shell (kind of like a turtle shell) that later developed into the plate tectonics we know today. This is however, just the latest study done in a long-standing debate about plate tectonics and earth.

You can read about the study in the article entitled “Earth probably began with a solid shell: New research suggests that plate tectonics began later in Earth’s history” at Science Daily, courtesy of the University of Maryland . Something tells me that this debate will continue for a while.

Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian

Primates

Today, like most day’s, I received an e-mail asking me to give my support to an environmental cause. This time the Wildlife Conservation Society wanted me to ask Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State in Nigeria to re-route their highway and save the rainforest habitat of the Cross River Gorilla’s.

Many times I do write the e-mail and in this particular situation, I had just read an article entitled “Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find” by

So if you have the time, head on over to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s action page for these beautiful animals and make a difference. As they mention on the page, the project has been scaled back but let’s get them to take the next step had develop it somewhere else.

Good night!

       

Green Librarian

Spring time?

Okay it’s true, I’m a big fan of migrations but I prefer one’s that are on schedule.With all the temperature swings this year, at least here in the Midwest, I’ve been a little worried about the timing.It seems that the sandhill crane migration is already started along the Platte River. The question is, is it too early?

Just like last night, I have two articles but this time, they’re both on the crane migration. The first one is entitled “‘Magical’ crane season only weeks away” by over at the Lincoln Journal Star. It gives the details on when and where.

Enjoy!

  

Green Librarian

Solar storms & beaching

With this recent story over all over the news including NPR entitled “As 200 More Whales Are Stranded In New Zealand, Heroics Turn To Heartbreak” by , many scientist  wonder, why do these mass beachings continue to occur?

That brings us to this article from a few days ago entitled “Are Solar Storms Causing Mysterious Sea Animal Beachings?” by Kacey Deamer over at LiveScience. Unfortunately it’s a very timely topic. 

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Green Librarian

 

Nature in the community

nbsp; It’s nice to hear about programs that are close to home. This one is located in Florissant, Missouri and serves the students of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The article is entitled “How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive

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Green Librarian

 

 

Buffalo north of the border

So a century later, buffalo are once again roaming in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park. That according to the article entitled “After More Than A Century, Bison Return To Canada’s Oldest National Park” by over at NPR. First Indiana (check out the post Indiana, bison and car and now Alberta, Canada.

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Green Librarian