Thursday, December 2, 2010
in the movie SILKWOOD, Karen Silkwood a worker at a plutonium processing plant discovers that the employees are forced to work in unsafe conditions in her battle to expose this and do something about it she is shunned, tortured, infected, and eventually killed in order to keep this unsavory information quiet.
my thoughts on this movie were that it is wrong to have to work with unsafe materials with unsafe conditions, it should be a crime if it is not already.
Hitchiti Experiment Forest lab
|From Google dictionary: Wild Ginger - low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes.|
Leaf Litter Decomposition
|"Leaf Litter Decomposition is a process in which leaves are broken down by insect and microbial decomposers to the point where they release their vital nutrients into the ecosystem." Paraphrased from a website.|
Southern Pine Beetle
|Impact of the pine beetle|
|A group of phytoplankton|
|Bull Shoals Macrophytes: (eelgrass, Canadian elodea, pondweed, coontail)|
|"A streamlined torpedo shape helps flying fish generate enough speed to break the water’s surface, and large, wing-like pectoral fins help get them airborne." a quote form a website.|
|Water vole Arvicola terrestris Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire|