Showing posts from November, 2007
My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920US poet (1892 - 1950) Have been speed-reading a couple of books by James Lovelock on the Gaia hypothesis the past 2 weeks to prepare for a book review presentation in Oceanography class, and the second book ended with this lovely poem. Lots of thoughts bounce around in my head right now, which I'll try to write down after my review session on Monday. Suffice to say that despite a slow start in which I thought I would flounder through the whole semester drowning in modelling jargon and shiploads of data, it has been a really interesting exploration through climate change and planetary systems and I found myself gradually looking forward to class each week. In the meantime, keep your candles burning bright!!

Upcoming developments on the UNCW campus

Just received this info sheet in the email today:

5 November 2007


This information sheet is being provided for all those who are concerned about UNCW’s plans to develop most of the remaining natural habitats on campus and want to help. UNCW is about to begin the Phase III student housing project in forested habitat across the road from the Watson School of Education. However, this area has been a recognized conservation zone since the early 1990s and developing it will impact numerous species of birds, reptiles, and plants, many of which that have been designated as ‘Species of Concern’ by the state Wildlife Resources Commission and, in some cases, also by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Phase III housing also will remove approximately 30 acres of habitat currently being used by ecology and ornithology students at UNCW for labs and classes. This ‘natural laboratory’ is a valuable asset at UNCW that helps make thi…

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