California fires’ carbon dioxide effect are HUGE — a must read

Washington Post puts out sterling daily emails on the environment and climate change. This is a particularly scary one.  By Dino Grandoniwith Alexandra Ellerbeck EmailCalifornia's fires are putting a huge amount of carbon dioxide into the airCalifornia’s unprecedented wildfires, driven by man-made climate change, are pumping the atmosphere with tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide that … Continue reading California fires’ carbon dioxide effect are HUGE — a must read

When the facts change, the rules change — caps on recyclable bottles

https://smartnews.link/w/d8y1 Why you’re now supposed to leave the cap on when recycling One recycling myth we can clear up right now. byRuthie Darling•3 days ago The rules surrounding recycling are confusing, and seem like they’re constantly changing. In a 2014 online poll by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and Earth911, 65% of respondents said they didn’t … Continue reading When the facts change, the rules change — caps on recyclable bottles

Orange air and Purpleair — and people aren’t leaving here, but they are leaving NYC?

09.09.2020 07:03 PM The Bay Area Just Turned Orange. All Eyes Are on PurpleAir Catastrophic wildfires are spewing smoke all over the West Coast. This website lets you track the respiratory crisis in real time—with a few caveats. PHOTOGRAPH: JESSICA CHRISTIAN/SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE/GETTY IMAGES WHEN I WOKE up on Wednesday morning, I thought my phone was … Continue reading Orange air and Purpleair — and people aren’t leaving here, but they are leaving NYC?

PurpleAir meets a need for highly localized measurements of air quality under wildfire conditions

This article doesn't copy but is well worth your time. This company has found an essential niche and is filling it well. https://www.fastcompany.com/90543956/how-this-small-sensor-startup-became-essential-to-helping-california-deal-with-toxic-wildfire-smoke?

California wildfires so extreme that they’re creating their own weather

The firenados beginning to occasionally appear during the California wildfires are no joke. They indicate heat and wind patterns so extreme that they can create weather. This is not good. https://www.wired.com/story/california-wildfires-can-create-terrifying-weather/ Matt SimonScience 08.21.2020 02:57 PM California Wildfires Can Create Their Own Terrifying Weather Sparked by freak thunderstorms, the blazes changed wind patterns and could … Continue reading California wildfires so extreme that they’re creating their own weather

Three Gorges Dam — a man-made disaster coming to a peak

I was in China as a tourist to see the beautiful Three Gorges area before they were intentionally drowned. This was before the closing of this dam when they were moving millions of people involuntarily. Even then scientists were worried that the silt-laden flow would rapidly fill up behind the damn and produce flooding even … Continue reading Three Gorges Dam — a man-made disaster coming to a peak