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After Oil Spills, Hidden Damage Can Last for Years: NYTimes Environment

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Louisiana Wetlands Blanketed With BP Crude Oil, Video: Huffington Post

Read the post and see two videos here.

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Wildlife at Risk from Gulf of Mexico Spill : NYTimes Graphic

The oil spill from a deepwater well is threatening various birds and marine mammals along the Louisiana coast. The National Audubon Society has identified some of the most vulnerable birds. About 210,000 feet of protective boom has been laid.

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Stunning shots of thirsty bats swooping down for a drink from garden pond: Daily Mail UK

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In Brooklyn, a Prarie Springs from Former Landfills: NYTimes

BROOKLYN, USA:  Former landfills becoming a thriving ecological reserve. In a $200 million project, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection covered the Fountain Avenue Landfill and the neighboring Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill with a layer of plastic, then put down clean … Continue reading

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Reviving the Lost Art of Naming the World: NYTimes

Written by CAROL KAESUK YOON and published August 10th in the Science section of the NYTimes: (…) the ordering and naming of life is no esoteric science. The past few decades have seen a stream of studies that show that … Continue reading

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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.

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What the Land Says: NYTimes Editorial Notebook

Brief and sweet from the Rural Life, VERLYN KLINKENBORG delivers.

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Stepping Out of the Normal Boundaries of Analysis to Ask a Radical Question

In his Op-Ed piece in today’s NYTimes, Thomas Friedman steps out of his normal boundaries: Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 … Continue reading

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