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”

The Future of Water

Where will water come from? Earlier this month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their landmark report on Global Warming of 1.5°C which warned the world has just 12 years to limit global warming in order to avoid extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty. So now feels like as good a time as ever toContinue reading “The Future of Water”

Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia

Dozens of wildfires ravaging forests in Appalachia are prompting mass evacuations — including an entire town in western North Carolina, a state official said. The Party Rock Fire, which has consumed about 2,000 acres, was headed toward Lake Lure, a community of about 1,200 people, beside a lake by the same name in Chimney Rock… viaContinue reading “Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia”

How to snorkel with sharks without a cage! – Oahu, Hawaii

    Ellie / 11 hours ago  Sharks are often misunderstood because of Hollywood’s interpretation of them – think Jaws and Snarknado.  One Ocean Diving is a research facility who is trying to change the perception of these gentle giants.  If dolphins are like the dogs of the ocean, sharks would be cats.  Their personality isContinue reading “How to snorkel with sharks without a cage! – Oahu, Hawaii”

Greenwich, CT Carefully Monitors Water Supply — WTNH Connecticut News

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) – Governor Dannel Malloy asked residents statewide to reduce their water consumption and Greenwich is carefully monitoring the water supply. Reservoir levels for the Greenwich system remain low at 26.1% and groundwater levels also remain low. Last week the reservoir levels were at 26.2%. “Residents are reminded that we are still in… viaContinue reading “Greenwich, CT Carefully Monitors Water Supply — WTNH Connecticut News”

Snow Facts

It’s not really the most wonderful time of the year unless there is snow involved. Fact.  Not only can snow be the greatest part of the British weather experience, but it also guarantees more happiness than a decent summer season. Ah snow. Word on the street (the street being the Met Office) is that weContinue reading “Snow Facts”

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma a deadly consequence of residing near industrialized neighborhoods.  Pollution resulting from our Built Environment have resulted in  extensive health disparities worldwide: About 25% of the USA’a housing —some 24 million homes— contains significant lead-based paint hazards, i.e. deteriorating lead paint or lead contaminated dust. (HUD, 2009). The majorityContinue reading “High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide”

Coral damage from BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill ‘extensive’

Originally posted on Chibuisi Ikwuagwu's Blog:
A new study reveals that damage to coral resulting from the massive 2010 BP oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico is worse than previously thought, according to reports. The study, which will be published in the oceanography journal Deep-Sea Research, found sick and dying corals in…

Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild

THE URATO ISLANDS, near the coast of Japan, rebuilds after the Tsunami disaster: How can new ways of discussion trigger action towards sustainability?  Actions were organized by sustainability researchers in the Satoyama Initiative to discuss rebuilding and revitalization of the Urato Islands after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on the 11th of March 2011.  These sessionsContinue reading “Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild”

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Record breaking HEAT is Resulting Wildfire Damage & Destruction

Good News in Forecast for Firefighters in Northwest Cooler and wetter weather in the Northwest will be good news for those fighting several wildfires in the region. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed Thursday a record $243 million was spent last week combatting wildfires raging around the country. The U.S. Forest Service has been forced toContinue reading “Record breaking HEAT is Resulting Wildfire Damage & Destruction”

I don’t know if you’re hurting t-day. E’en so, His love can light the way. We’re each on our own unique pathway. Some are so broken they’ve no will to stay. Don’t highlight the faults of others you see. They have their own reasons for defeat. Just allow Him to, help, guide – strengthen you.Continue reading