Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding via Red, Green, and Blue

Powerful storm systems triggered flash flooding across the U.S. in late July, inundating St. Louis neighborhoods with record rainfall and setting off mudslides in eastern Kentucky, where at least 16 people died in flooding. Another deluge in Nevada flooded the Las Vegas strip. https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article263921716.html/video-embed Mathew Barlow, UMass LowellThe Conversation The impact of climate change on extreme water-related events like this isContinue reading “Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding via Red, Green, and Blue”

Project raises $2.5M for national parks via Marin Independent Journal

Keith Eshelman, who grew up in Mill Valley, co-founded the company that turns merchandise sales into restoration funds for treasured U.S. landmarks. Marin roots: Project raises $2.5M for national parks — Marin Independent Journal Visitors stroll through redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)Parks Project shirts hang atContinue reading “Project raises $2.5M for national parks via Marin Independent Journal”

At town hall, Georgia Power customers ask for faster response to climate change via The Current

Georgia Power customers demand clean energy better rates at PSC town hall. At town hall, Georgia Power customers ask for faster response to climate change — The Current State regulators will hold hearings soon on Georgia Power’s energy plans for the next two decades. Those plans will dictate how quickly Georgia’s largest utility moves away fromContinue reading “At town hall, Georgia Power customers ask for faster response to climate change via The Current”

Study: Meatless Diets Produce 59% Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions — Cooking with Kathy Man

Emily Baker wrote . . . . . . . . . Diets rich in plants and low in red meat and sweet snacks produce less greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), a new study into the effects of diet on the climate crisis has concurred. Meat accounts for more than a quarter of diet-related emissions, the paperContinue reading “Study: Meatless Diets Produce 59% Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions — Cooking with Kathy Man”

LIGHTNING AND THUNDERSTORM via Art in Tanzania Blog

Lightning is the brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere occurring within a thunderstorm, between the clouds. The flashing of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity and a flashing of light is the result of discharge of atmosphere electricity within a thunderstorm cloud way up into the sky. Many small bits of iceContinue reading “LIGHTNING AND THUNDERSTORM via Art in Tanzania Blog”

10 HUGE TREES WHO GIVE SHADES via EliteExtant

Everybody needs a friend.” “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” “Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.” “Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and […]Continue reading “10 HUGE TREES WHO GIVE SHADES via EliteExtant”

Some coastal areas are more prone to devastating hurricanes. Meteorologist explains why via The Current

Warm water, little wind shear and moisture spark storms but coastlines and offshore shelves help determine strength. Some coastal areas are more prone to devastating hurricanes – a meteorologist explains why — The Current Every coastline in the North Atlantic is vulnerable to tropical storms, but some areas are more susceptible to hurricane destruction than others.This story alsoContinue reading “Some coastal areas are more prone to devastating hurricanes. Meteorologist explains why via The Current”

The American alligator’s tail can regenerate giving them a functional advantage when living in murky aquatic habitats via Awesome facts

The American alligator’s tail can regenerate like that of other reptiles 10h ago Some lizards have developed strategies to regrow their docked tails, but until now little was known about the much larger American alligator’s ability to regenerate it. A team of scientists has discovered that the youngest alligators can recover part of this limb,Continue reading “The American alligator’s tail can regenerate giving them a functional advantage when living in murky aquatic habitats via Awesome facts”

Colorado Fire: Containment Grows, Crews Monitoring Lines For Heat via CBS Denver

Containment on the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Spring grew to 71%, up from 68% reported on Friday. Absolutely fabulous pic via Grizzly Creek Fire: Containment Grows, Crews Monitoring Lines For Heat — CBS Denver

Freshwater Mussels via The Ephemeral Stag

  Walking along the riverbanks, lake sides, and pond shores across the world are empty open shells that were once the shield of protection to many freshwater bivalves, also known as freshwater mussels. I, personally, have even seen shells mixed into “river rock” on playgrounds. When I was a child, I even cut my footContinue reading “Freshwater Mussels via The Ephemeral Stag”

Cleaning up oil spills with hair via Science Everyday

Adsorption of oil with hair is the adhesion of atoms, ions or molecules from a gas, liquid or dissolved solid to a surface. This process creates a film of the adsorbate on the surface of the adsorbent. What this means is that hair allows oil to coat, hence effectively absorbing it. And given the surfaceContinue reading “Cleaning up oil spills with hair via Science Everyday”

Clearer water, cleaner air: the environmental effects of coronavirus (video) —

  From crystal clear waters in the canals of Venice to dramatic falls in pollution levels in major cities, the coronavirus pandemic has had a number of positive effects on the environment as millions across the world are placed under lockdown. Video: France 24 via Clearer water, cleaner air: the environmental effects of coronavirus (video) —

Lake Mendocino invasive mussel species inspections now seven days a week — The Ukiah Daily Journal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Mendocino announced it will now be conducting inspections seven days a week for invasive mussel species, with help from the Sonoma County Water Agency, an increase from the current weekend inspections. The inspections will start every day on Sunday, March 1, and the inspectors will be looking […]Continue reading “Lake Mendocino invasive mussel species inspections now seven days a week — The Ukiah Daily Journal”

Sunrise, palm trees, buildings, boats. — Cool San Diego Sights!

This chilly January morning I enjoyed a brisk walk. I brought out my camera when it was light enough for good photographs. Come follow me from the County Administration Building north along San Diego Bay for a short distance. After returning back south, we’ll turn away from the water and head east on Ash Street, […]Continue reading “Sunrise, palm trees, buildings, boats. — Cool San Diego Sights!”