Monthly Archives: March 2012

The “Anthropocene” doesn’t have to be our darkest hour

I came across a recent op-ed in the New York Times written by Emma Marris and others, including famous conservation biologist Peter Kareiva of The Nature Conservancy. Emma Marris wrote a book that I’m currently reading called “Rambunctious Garden“. Both the … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots

Habitats change over time: flowers bloom, turn to fruit, and then die; leaves go from green to brown; bare patches of ground made by gophers get covered in grasses; pools once teeming with plants dry up; wildfires periodically turn lush … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Nature in Bloom!

The Life of flowers (Жизнь цветов) from VOROBYOFF PRODUCTION on Vimeo.

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A river runs through it: flowing water sparks conservation

I bookmark and save unique studies that I think will be great for this blog and recently I noticed that I have a bunch on river revival, or restoration. Rivers, it seems, are something that people are drawn to, something … Continue reading

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If I were an Ohlone tiger beetle for a day…

I was recently on our Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay local radio station KUSP talking about what I would love to be! At least for a day…… Here’s the link: http://blogs.kusp.org/firstperson/2012/02/27/ohlone-tiger-beetle/

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Biodiversity discovered in….Staten Island?

After writing about the Tree Lobsters found on a cliff face on a remote uninhabited (by people, at least) rock jutting out of the sea, I found it a nice contrast to read about a new species of Leopard Frog … Continue reading

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World Environment News – Cuba nurses American crocodiles back from the brink – Planet Ark

World Environment News – Cuba nurses American crocodiles back from the brink – Planet Ark.

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