Tag Archives: letters for the king

Dam removal benefits for birds

Well, some birds anyway. Birds that eat fish that are impacted by dams. This is another bit of news related to the Elwha River, and how its damming, and now freedom, is affecting the surrounding ecosystem. The article concerns itself … Continue reading

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Patterns of succession

This article, Mats and Nets – Patterns from the Dunes, describes two different patterns of plant succession on the sand dunes along the Oregon coast, and how those relate to certain permaculture strategies. It’s really lovely and clear writing about … Continue reading

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Another river to be freed

In Central Oregon, a dam on the Deschutes River is slated to be removed, which will improve habitat for – not salmon, for a change – but redband trout, among other species. The removal will also involve removing contaminated soil … Continue reading

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How Shell got to the Arctic – and why they didn’t get what they wanted

Audubon has a good article talking about some of the process that went into Shell being granted permission to return to the Arctic this past year, and some of the regulations that actually slowed them down a bit. It’s an … Continue reading

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Biodiversity in the deep ocean

Here is a brief post, which has some wonderful photos, about the life in the deep sea (a very large area we still know very little about), which is damaged by a lot of human activity, including deep sea trawling … Continue reading

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November 30th

The next big round of international talks on climate change start on Monday. November 30th is also the Remembrance Day for Lost Species. There’s a certain sort of poetry to these two things aligning.

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Mother trees and the plant-fungi network

I found multiple articles this week talking about how plants (trees, in particular) are connected with one another through their connections with fungi (usually referred to as mycorrhizal networks, and also called the “wood-wide web,” because it facilitates communication as … Continue reading

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