This Changing Life

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Jun 6
(via Some positive trends in documenting life on Earth)

(via Some positive trends in documenting life on Earth)

Three questions about climate change addressed by President Obama

revkin:

Glacier retreat in Andes last 30 yrs fastest since depth of Little Ice Age 300 yrs ago. ht @mongabay. Warming main driver. Good @WorldBank video report.

revkin:

Glacier retreat in Andes last 30 yrs fastest since depth of Little Ice Age 300 yrs ago. ht @mongabayWarming main driver. Good @WorldBank video report.

It's Okay To Be Smart: It's been a big week for poop science . . .

jtotheizzoe:

Thankfully, most of us don’t go through our day puckered in fear that we might, at any unknown moment, loose our bowels in a Niagara-esque outpouring of one’s colon contents. But for people with Clostridium dificile infections, that is a clear and present danger.

It’s not just the discomfort…

revkin:

American farmers and crop scientists are amazing.

revkin:

American farmers and crop scientists are amazing.

Dec 7

skeptv:

Urban Coyotes Mate for Life

Wild canines commonly form long-term attachments to their mates, partnering until death. But when resources are plentiful, monogamy is often abandoned. Not so for urban coyotes in the American Midwest. Researchers found that despite abundant food, coyotes still formed close attachments to one mate. The coyote couples raised several generations of pups together. This new study presents the first genetic evidence of long-term coyote monogamy in urban areas.

Related Links:
American Society of Mammalogists: Long-term pair bonding and genetic evidence for monogamy among urban coyotes
mammalsociety.org/articles/long-term-pair-bonding-and-genetic-evidence-monogamy-­among-urban-coyotes-canis-latrans
Ohio State University: School of Environment and Natural Resources
senr.osu.edu/
Urban Coyote Ecology and Management, Cook County, Illinois
urbancoyoteresearch.com/
Purdue University: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/default.aspx
Ohio Wildlife Center
ohiowildlifecenter.org/coyote-info.cfm
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Canis latrans
iucnredlist.org/details/summary/3745/0
American Museum of Natural History: Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals
amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/mammal-halls/hall-of-north-american-m­ammals

by AMNH.

Nov 3
This view is on my top ten list.  Children’s Eternal Rainforest, Costa Rica, looking toward Arenal volcano.  January 2012.  Hope to see you again in two months.

This view is on my top ten list. Children’s Eternal Rainforest, Costa Rica, looking toward Arenal volcano. January 2012. Hope to see you again in two months.

Sep 6
(via 3.5 billion year old organic deposits show signs of life | Ars Technica)

(via 3.5 billion year old organic deposits show signs of life | Ars Technica)

The Secret To Writing?


Write as much as you can.

As fast as you can.

Finish your shit.

Hit your deadlines.

Try very hard not to suck.

(Source: addtoany.com)

Jun 5

Tree of Life Project Aims for Every Twig and Leaf

A group of scientists is trying to graft existing smaller trees into one huge tree of life that includes every known species, a tree with two million branches and counting.