Bugs you may find overwintering in your NYC apartment

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/hv6rf/5-bugs-want-winter-inside-your-nyc-apartment 5 Bugs That Want To Winter Inside Your NYC Apartment Find out which bugs could be in your home, and how to get rid of them. Adam Nichols,Patch Staff Posted Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm ETReply (1) The Asian Lady Beetle. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images ) NEW YORK CITY — The cold months aren't far away, … Continue reading Bugs you may find overwintering in your NYC apartment

Looking at fall splendor without crowds or high prices

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2021/10/17/fall-travel-4-affordable-enjoyable-us-towns-check-out/8471162002/ These US towns offer plenty of fall splendor, without the crowds or peak prices Erica LambergSpecial to USA TODAYAD0:11SKIPhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.485.1_en.html#goog_1931129779get my offer The Hyundai SONATA.$2,999 due at lease signing. $0 security deposit required.$169per month for36 months It can be tricky to plan an affordable and enjoyable trip to popular destinations because there’s almost always a … Continue reading Looking at fall splendor without crowds or high prices

Complicated, but clear, explanation of why coming winter likely to be tough

Altho it is published with a European spin, the explanations of the polar vortex and the expected changed this winter don't end at the Atlantic coast. The next article on this site is, in fact, about a powerful storm this week in the northern Rockies that included deep snow and blizzard conditions plus a severe … Continue reading Complicated, but clear, explanation of why coming winter likely to be tough

Monster seawater fish tanks grow even larger during the pandemic

Glad the article includes at least a mention of the rarity of tropic fish for aquariums and at least one owner who cultures living coral. http://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/realestate/high-end-home-aquariums.html High-End Design Comes to the Fish Tank Luxury home aquariums now can rival installations at public aquariums in size and scale, and they come with hefty price tags. A … Continue reading Monster seawater fish tanks grow even larger during the pandemic

Coral reefs worldwide reduced by 14% in just 10 years due to more acidic and warmer ocean

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/climate/coral-reefs-climate-change.html Climate Change Is Devastating Coral Reefs Worldwide, Major Report Says The world lost 14 percent of its coral in just a decade, researchers found. Dead and dying corals off the Maldives in 2019. “Since 2009, it’s a constant decline at the global level,” one of the report’s editors said. Credit...Carl Court/Getty Images By Catrin Einhorn Oct. 4, … Continue reading Coral reefs worldwide reduced by 14% in just 10 years due to more acidic and warmer ocean

Geez authorities shouldn’t you have checked on the oil spill reports sooner than TWELVE HOURS

What's the worst that would have happened if someone had bothered to go and check? A bit of time on a boat? This reported spill had the potential to be a major disaster. Better to act with too much concern than too little. Heads should roll. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/05/california-oil-spill-huntington-beach Officials knew of California oil spill 12 hours … Continue reading Geez authorities shouldn’t you have checked on the oil spill reports sooner than TWELVE HOURS

American Bumblebee vanishing

The American Bumblebee Has Vanished From Eight States In two decades, the insect’s population has declined by nearly 90 percent due to a combination of threats, including habitat loss, pesticides and diseases Elizabeth Gamillo Daily Correspondent October 6, 2021 American bumblebees are a vital pollinator for wildflowers and crops, and their decline could have severe … Continue reading American Bumblebee vanishing

Moneyball analytics helped fight wildfires but they’re being tested with their increasing number and size

https://www.wsj.com/articles/moneyball-analytics-help-fight-wildfires-this-years-blazes-are-testing-their-limits-11631230478? ‘Moneyball’ Analytics Help Fight Wildfires. This Year’s Blazes Are Testing Their Limits. Forest conflagrations are so extreme that the best new weapons crews have—computer models to predict how flames spread—sometimes can’t keep up By Jim Carlton and Dan Frosch Sept. 9, 2021 7:34 pm ET SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.—When the Caldor Fire roared toward a granite ridge above South … Continue reading Moneyball analytics helped fight wildfires but they’re being tested with their increasing number and size

With salmon, you may not be getting what you’re paying for

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/why-you-might-not-be-getting-the-salmon-you-paid-for Why you might not be getting the salmon you paid for America’s favorite fish is swimming in a sea of controversy, from alleged corporate price fixing and false sustainability claims to mislabeling and fraud. [photo] Underwater viewing windows at the Little White Salmon hatchery in Cook, Washington, allow visitors a close-up look at young … Continue reading With salmon, you may not be getting what you’re paying for

In case you still doubt that humans are wiping out other forms of life

Of course I realize this article is about birds almost reveling in the reduction of human activity in urban areas. But it's no stretch at all to envision these modifications at every level of life from whales whose waste turns out to be an essential source of food for micro plankton to coral that has … Continue reading In case you still doubt that humans are wiping out other forms of life

Water needed to extract fossil fuels from tar sands wiping out local water table

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/19/tar-sands-pipeline-minnesota-lakes Tar sands ‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watersheds The Anishinaabe people are rallying to save their lakes and their traditional wild rice harvests Low water levels mean rice harvesters can’t paddle their canoes to their traditional harvesting areas. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images Will Parrish@willparrishcaSun 19 Sep 2021 … Continue reading Water needed to extract fossil fuels from tar sands wiping out local water table