Category Archives: Ecology/Environmentalism

Gingko Petrified Forest

Gingko Petrified ForestVantage, Washington. http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest Article by Thomas Baurley on 12/3/2016 ~ Enroute to a archaeological survey I was doing, we stopped the night at Wanapum State Park only to discover next door was the GIngko Petrified Forest. What a … Continue reading

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American Bison

Names: Bison bison. Common: Buffalo, Bison, American Bison. Kingdom: Animalia. Phylum: Chordata. Class: Mammalia. Order: Cetartiodactyla. Family: Bovidae. Genus species: Bison bison. Two types in North America: Bison bison and Bison athabascae. Description: Once upon a time there were millions … Continue reading

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The first USGS Gauging Station 1889

USGS Gauging Station 1889 * Embudo, New Mexico * (south of Taos) * http://md.water.usgs.gov/publications/presentations/md-de-dc_rt98/sld002.htm * As studying stream and river flow patterns, power, and conductivity became a passion with the U.S. Geological Survey, they established their very first gauging station … Continue reading

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BP oil spill: The ‘horribly mutated’ creatures living in the Gulf – Yahoo! News

By The Week’s Editorial Staff | The Week – 19 hrs ago Email 3 Print Fish, shrimp, and crabs are missing eyes and suffering strange deformities, according to a harrowing new report — yet the FDA insists the seafood’s safe to eat Shrimp born without eyes, clawless crabs, and fish with … Continue reading

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The Venus Project: Sustainable Cities

A world of modern design, no hunger, no unemployment, no financial collapse, as visioned by Jacque Fresco in his “The Venus Project”. Very interesting ideas, concepts, and applications.

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The Friends Cascade

Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra, Australia Capital Territory * Australia The Friends Cascades http://www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/visiting/exploring/public-art/friends-cascade/index.html A unique cascading water sculpture located near the visitor’s center celebrates and represents the Friends of the ANBG. There are five flowforms that the friends created … Continue reading

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“Zombie” Fly Parasite Killing Honeybees – Yahoo! News

By Katherine Harmon | Scientific American – 22 hrs ago cross-posted via WordPress “Press This”  A heap of dead bees was supposed to become food for a newly captured praying mantis. Instead, the pile ended up revealing a previously unrecognized suspect in colony collapse disorder a mysterious condition that … Continue reading

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Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life – Yahoo! News

Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life – Yahoo! News. (copied via WordPress “Press This” App) By SETH BORENSTEIN | AP – 1 hr 32 mins ago   This undated handout artist rendering provided by NASA shows Kepler-22b, a planet … … Continue reading

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Thawing permafrost vents gases to worsen warming – Yahoo! News

(Copied/Cross-posted using WordPress “Press This” applet)   WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive amounts of greenhouse gases trapped below thawing permafrost will likely seep into the air over the next several decades, accelerating and amplifying global warming, scientists warn. Those heat-trapping gases … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About The Beef You Eat

What You Need to Know About The Beef You Eat.   By Jo Robinson February/March 2008 746 3 Image Gallery Today’s industrialized process reduces the nutritional value of the meat, stresses the animals, increases the risk of bacterial contamination, pollutes the … Continue reading

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