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Earth Day Hero: Rachel Carson

Originally posted on Jet Eliot:
Rachel Carson. Photo from Rachel Carson The Writer at Work by Paul Brooks. ? Pair of Brown Pelicans, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, FL Rachel Carson changed the world when her book, Silent Spring, was published in 1962. At the time of writing, agriculture was accelerating to new heights with the advancement of synthetic fertilizers,…

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Water, Not Temperature, Limits Global Forest Growth As Climate Warms 

Originally posted on Natural History Wanderings:
ScienceDaily reports The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms. The effect is most evident in northern climates and at high altitudes where the primary limitation on tree growth had been cold temperatures. The research details the first time that changes in tree growth in response to current climate changes have been mapped at a near-global scale. Read story at  Water, not temperature, limits global forest growth as climate warms — ScienceDaily

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Panamanian lance-tailed manakins dancing

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/-vhPyDn3TGg This video says about itself: Hail Hail The Lance-tailed Manakin Gang’s All Here – April 5, 2019 A female, two adult males and a juvenile male all shared the display perch at once today. The males took turns practicing their display. The juvenile male in attendance got a thorough and vigorous dance lesson. Watch Live at http://allaboutbirds.org/manakins This cam shows one display perch in a population of Lance-tailed Manakins on Isla Boca Brava, Chiriquí, Panamá, that has been monitored intensively since 1999.

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Green Winged & Scarlet Macaws~

Green Winged Macaws have green feathers on their wings and red feathers on their faces. They are red, green and blue, and live in South America. Scarlet Macaws are red, yellow and and blue, with white faces. Scarlets live in South and Central America and Mexico. I was amazed to come upon this friendly scarlet in Costa Rica. I couldn’t…

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