Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 17

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Published on April 17th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  


After you’ve had a species named after you, what else is left? I mean, where can you possibly go that’s better? (Even if it’s a species of lichen.) That’s the dilemma for President Obama this morning….while the rest of us ponder what the difference between moss and lichen is, and the rest of today’s cool and moist green news:

  • Beeing Better? Researchers have now pinned honeybee colony collapse disorder on an Asian parasite, reports Journal Watch Online.
  • When Scientists Debate: How can scientists talk effectively about combatting human-caused climate change while also acknowledging the wide natural variability in climate? Dot Earth sets off an interesting debate on the topic.

(Image: Caloplaca obamae growing on Pleistocene soils on Santa Rosa Island. Credit: J. C. Lendemer.)

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