Monthly Archives: June 2015

Good news for flying insects

Two items this week on the topic of providing necessary habitat for insects in urban settings: Monarchs reappear in Portland, reinforce need for milkweed and Oslo creates world’s first ‘highway’ to protect endangered bees. In Portland, where monarchs are rarely … Continue reading

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I’m struggling a bit with the fact that it’s been three years

(How did so much time pass already? And: I thought I’d be somewhere different by now.) The first question for the Heathen Round Table couldn’t be more perfect: “How did you first become involved in heathenry? What started you on … Continue reading

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It’s a glue AND a sink!

But this is not an infomercial. This week’s topic is, again, dirt, with a little focus on one particularly important component: a soil protein called glomalin, which exists thanks to the relationships between plants and fungi. From Terra Cognita: Carbon … Continue reading

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But is that a good fit for the niche?

One of the things people expect to happen as the global climate continues to warm is that species will die out in some areas (or entirely), but migrate into new areas, as warming makes it possible (or necessary) for them … Continue reading

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Soil, bacteria, digestion

I’ve written a bit about soil before – and I expect will be doing more in the future, both because it is a critical part of ecosystems and because this year was declared by the UN the “International Year of … Continue reading

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Angst and woe: the career edition

I’ve felt sometimes that working at the place I am now was a bit of a cruel joke: I’m surrounded by architects and intern architects, I overhear people talking about architecture in ways that I used to, or about the … Continue reading

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