Bomb cyclones of the Mid-West remove the rich soil we’re counting on to feed us

As Mother Jones explains below, the sight of the spectacular flooding has been impressive but flooding is only the tip of our bread basket's problems with the bomb cyclone -- and others to come. The force of these floods is carrying away the soil that we need for our crops at the same time that … Continue reading Bomb cyclones of the Mid-West remove the rich soil we’re counting on to feed us

Water shortage within 25 years in a surprising place

Another post today discusses the water shortages that already exist in parts of Africa. This shows it's not just the far away, arid, drought-stricken parts of the world that should be planning for less water. Merry Olde England is at risk too. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/18/england-to-run-short-of-water-within-25-years-environment-agency England could run short of water within 25 years Exclusive: Environment Agency chief … Continue reading Water shortage within 25 years in a surprising place

New concept — winter rain in Greenland

Excellent article pointing out that the effects of rain on the Greenland ice sheets. Not only is it odd -- but it's also accelerating the melting process. Among other things, the rain is producing crevasses and other new surfaces that can erode, evaporate, and melt. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47485847?fbclid=IwAR0Zb15O4GW1sLQuIC5rmjF-rhusnx2sxuyYr5TFD7Y2xqHyvjX1WuxMqGs Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet 'even in … Continue reading New concept — winter rain in Greenland

More you can do to avoid single use plastic

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/style/plastic-how-to-use-less.html? 9 Ways to Cut Down on Plastic It’s all about reducing single-use plastics. Don't forget the reusable tote bags for the farmers' market.CreditAdam Amengual for The New York Times By Steven Kurutz Feb. 16, 2019 Drowning in plastic, but not sure how to set yourself free? Plastic purgers say you can drastically reduce, if not eliminate, … Continue reading More you can do to avoid single use plastic

Fresh water already being rationed in parts of Africa

The US faces relatively little stress (for now) from demand exceeding the supply of fresh drinking water. Other parts of the world are not so lucky. As the glaciers melt (sole water supply for an amazing number of people, and the rains reduce because of rising temperatures, rationing will only solve short-term shortfalls. When there … Continue reading Fresh water already being rationed in parts of Africa

It MATTERS if you stop using plastic bags

If the concept of making One More Decision makes you cringe, I'll make it easy.  Use the link below and never use another plastic bag. These reusable bags were their first product and they're still the most useful. They're made out of washable rip-stop material with 40% recycled content. The standard size Baggu Bag holds … Continue reading It MATTERS if you stop using plastic bags

Exciting news about the moon

https://bgr.com/2019/03/11/water-on-the-moon-surface-lunar-regolith/ SPACE Scientists found moving water on the Moon Mike Wehner @MikeWehner March 11th, 2019 at 11:07 PM The Moon apparently isn’t nearly as dry as scientists once thought. That’s the message from researchers using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to detect water molecules and the behavior of the moisture over the course of a … Continue reading Exciting news about the moon