My Latest Musings On 4 March, 2016

Here are my recent musings on patterns and connections In Nature.

This series of blog posts contains the most recent  Internet articles that interest me. They are sources for my musings and my research which I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

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A New Way to Save the Bees: Have Them Deliver Natural Pesticides to Crops

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The Circle of Poo. Nutrients from whales’ poo fertilize phytoplankton, which are eaten by krill … which are eaten by whales.

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Malheur was taken over by ranchers long before the Bundys came along

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The Bison Roundup That The US Government Wants To Hide. Once more, agricultural politics rather than good conservation prevails.

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Surreal Spring: The Cognitive Dissonance Of Our Climate Emergency

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Intricate connections in Nature. A rerun of the important message about how wolves change rivers. A beautiful 4 minute story about deep connections within an ecosystem.

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Exploring Our Connections To Nature. A lesson set for environmental educators.

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What Lessons Can We Learn From Biosphere 2

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Bernie Krause is one of the pioneers in soundscape ecology. Here he talks about: How Does Listening To Nature Teach Us About Changing Habitats?

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A great TED talk on why our bees are disappearing.

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A powerful and optimistic TED talk by Al Gore given in February 2016 in Vancouver where he says why he is optimistic about climate change

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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

2 Responses to “My Latest Musings On 4 March, 2016”

  1. peter schaar says:

    re entomovectoring: It seems contrary to the spirit of your blog. The organisms killed by this technique are food for other organisms, so the ecological balance is still thrown off. In other words, the trouble with benign, organic pesticides is that they work!

    • Hi Peter:

      You are correct in my view. However, what is contrary is the demand by agriculture to protect their crops from pests. So, when I look at something, I usually have to put “political will” into the equation. The fact is that we will never get farmers to agree to no pesticides. The best we can do is contain the effect and stop the killing that goes on indirectly beyond the geographic limits of the farm. You raise a very tough question. I am on your side totally !!! But, I also think one needs to be pragmatic and accept some of the reality that we don’t like. What is your solution?

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