Reduction in human activity showing up in seismic results

If you ever doubted that human activity has an instant effect on the planet, here's a story that proves it. Decrease in heavy transportation and other weight pushing activities is letting the planet breathe a bit easier. Read on. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00965-x Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves A reduction in seismic noise because of … Continue reading Reduction in human activity showing up in seismic results

Dark Sky bought by Apple

Apple acquires hyperlocal weather app Mar. 31, 2020 2:09 PM ET|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has purchased popular iOS app Dark Sky for undisclosed terms. The acquisition means the Android version of the app will shutter on July 1, and other popular apps like Carrot Weather will lose API … Continue reading Dark Sky bought by Apple

Grocery store Aldi moves strongly to being green

Aldi's has been working very hard at becoming green. If only other grocery stores would take the same steps. Grocery Chain Aldi Goes Full Organic and Pesticide-Free In Addition To Other Major Changes In response to climate change and the need for healthier food options, grocery store chain ALDI is leading the way and is … Continue reading Grocery store Aldi moves strongly to being green

Finally a triumph for Standing Rock

Dakota access pipeline: court strikes down permits in victory for Standing Rock Sioux Army corps of engineers ordered to conduct full environmental review, which could take years Dakota Access Pipeline water protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota, in 2017. The Standing Rock Sioux chief welcomed the court’s action on Wednesday. Photograph: ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock Nina LakhaniPublished onWed … Continue reading Finally a triumph for Standing Rock

Coronavirus may be a wake-up call

I was fascinated by the maps showing the massive reduction in pollution across China that's occurred as a result of the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus. Yes, those business disruptions are wreaking havoc on business supply lines and the availability of certain products made only from China (including some medications). But the air is incredibly … Continue reading Coronavirus may be a wake-up call

Ocean about to turn from protector against the climate crisis to a problem

This article is technical and complicated but the interplay of ocean waters with the rest of the planet isn't simple. The bottom line is that the ocean has changed in temperature, currents, and more as it absorbs additional CO2 and heat. Those changes are having a material impact on what the ocean can do and … Continue reading Ocean about to turn from protector against the climate crisis to a problem

This is what happens with dictators instead of the rule of law

Our President is making many decisions about protection of the environment on his gut instincts (because he's so much smarter than anyone else even without having studied or consulted anyone) or based on what will benefit business interests now, rather than long-term. The climate resiliency study that was planned for New York City has stopped … Continue reading This is what happens with dictators instead of the rule of law