Category Archives: Environmental Science

Camera Trap Images from the Smithsonian

Very very cool.   Smithsonian Wild I found this thanks to Geekdad, who says … It is fantastic. The site, which launched March 3, is designed to be a clearinghouse for motion-triggered “camera traps” used in research across the world … Continue reading

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Hang Your Kid’s Scrapbooks on the Wall

  During a recent weekend, we spent some quality geeky time at a friend’s house. … But before we headed over, my friend called and asked my kids to collect some things from nature. Dead bugs, leaves, sticks, anything interesting or … Continue reading

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Bees Be Going. Bees Be Gone?

Honeybee populations continue to collapse across the globe. There does not seem to be a single cause, but a multiplicity of them. This article serves as a reminder of the service these pollinators do for us, and indicates that we … Continue reading

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Greenland: “I’m Melting! I’m Melting!”

Jeff Masters has details on the record temperatures in Greenland last year. This map from NOAA shows the departure from average (since 1920) of the temperature of the waters near Greenland. Many areas were over 5 degrees F over normal, … Continue reading

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Flowers in Your Footsteps

Your old sneakers may smell like something found only in fetid corners of nature, but chances are there’s plenty that’s not natural about them. A pair of Dutch entrepreneurs wants to change that. They’ve created a fully biodegradable shoe that … Continue reading

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Just Discovered Marc Roberts’ Cartoon Strip

This one here: 1-GortKlaatu Home seems to be here: MARC ROBERTS CARTOONS A tip of the space alien helmet to Dot Earth

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The Moss Likely to Succeed

It’s not just carbon dioxide that feeds a forest. Trees also depend on nitrogen to grow. And the best buffet of nitrogen comes from moss-loving bacteria. But to get a really nutritious growth of bacteria going, the moss needs to … Continue reading

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