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Chicago: Green Roofs Make the City Cooler

10/10/2012

In summer, cities are hotter than surrounding rural areas because tall buildings and paved streets soak up and hold in the sun’s heat. One way to deal with rising temperatures is to plant gardens on tops of buildings. Here is a slide show of rooftop gardens in the city of Chicago. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/chicago/index.html These green oases […]

Warmer World Book Trailer!

01/10/2012

Habitats on the Move

10/09/2012

As the world grows warmer, plants and animals sometimes have to move to find cooler habitats.  In Arizona, the rare Mt. Graham red squirrel lives in mountain forests above 8,500 feet.  Now climate change threatens its survival. If the climate grows warmer, the forests will change and force the squirrels to adapt or go extinct. […]

art and science

11/06/2012

I met Isabelle Cadene at a book event recently. She showed me her sketchbook and other work she’s proud of. How fantastic to meet another artist interested in the environment! The above art by Isabelle won 1st place in the Computer Graphics category of the 2012 Marine Art Contest for the 20th anniversary of the […]

No Poles for the Dinosaurs

12/04/2012

We thank the fine folks at Archimedes Notebook for interviewing A Warmer World author, Caroline Arnold on their “hands-on science exploration for children and their parents” website. “Arnold started thinking about this book a few years ago when she was writing about pterosaurs. “I found an article describing the discovery in Antarctica of both dinosaur […]

mapping ideas

06/04/2012

I’ve always been drawn to maps. They are full of strange shapes and colors and represent distant places or maybe the back yard. We’ve had lots of fun looking at Google Maps. The ability to zoom in and out provides a certain kind of magic. Have you ever drawn a map of your day? Or […]