The Torreya (Torreya taxifolia) is Missing its Megafaunal Disperser

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
The torreya (Torreya taxifolia), also known as the stinking cedar because its crushed needles give off a strong resin odor, is a relic species thought to have been more widespread during warm climatic phases of the Pleistocene.  It likely diverged from an ancestor that was even more widespread during the Miocene…

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Our Climate is Sick and Our Politicians are Deliberately Ignorant Of It — We Need to Demand Remedies Now For Our Sake and Future Generations’

Originally posted on A Delicate Balance of Light and Shadow:
Our climate is sick and we need to remedy it.  More and more people are facing intense storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, unnatural changes in seasons and other weather extremes in all parts of the United States these days, and you would think with all…

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A “casa azul” de Sintra

Originally posted on SÉCULOS:
Ao descer a Estrada da Pena, na Vila de Sintra, deparei-me com uns curiosos telhados azuis. De forma muito pouco encantadora digitei “casa azul Sintra” no Google em busca do que seria. A descoberta foi rápida: o Chalet Biester. No meio da vegetação da paisagem natural da Serra de Sintra,…

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