Regular lunar cycle in the 2030s will bring surge in coastal flooding

The combination of higher sea levels with amplified high and low tides will show quite the impact the next time the lunar 18.6 cycle hits its peak. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/UME5HUiNRhU/index.html Moon wobble to bring surge in coastal flooding in 2030s, NASA study predicts By Rachel Trent, CNN Updated 6:08 PM ET, Tue July 13, 2021 Nearly all US … Continue reading Regular lunar cycle in the 2030s will bring surge in coastal flooding

A new look at what you can do about solving the plastic problem

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/12/1015296355/zero-waste-single-use-plastic-trash-recycle? The Plastic Problem Isn't Your Fault, But You Can Be Part Of The Solution July 13, 20212:55 AM ET REBECCA DAVIS Credit: Becky Harlan/NPR One of the most overwhelming aspects of modern life, in my (Rebecca) opinion, is knowing about major global-impact issues like climate change and plastic waste pollution and feeling like there … Continue reading A new look at what you can do about solving the plastic problem

Sunscreen for pavement could help with higher heat in urban environments

I've wondered for a long time why someone hasn't come up with a reasonably priced way of changing the color of asphalt so that it absorbs less heat that radiates out later on. https://gizmodo.com/a-sunscreen-for-pavement-could-help-keep-cities-cool-1847214621 A Sunscreen for Pavement Could Help Keep Cities Cool Spraying streets with a special treatment could help reduce city heat and … Continue reading Sunscreen for pavement could help with higher heat in urban environments

Fracking produces toxic “forever chemicals” — E.P.A. approved anyway

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/climate/epa-pfas-fracking-forever-chemicals.html E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity. By Hiroko Tabuchi Published July 12, 2021 Updated July 13, 2021 For much of the … Continue reading Fracking produces toxic “forever chemicals” — E.P.A. approved anyway

Dark Sky disappearing next year

Should you decide to click thru to the article, fair warning first that this website is the most cluttered I know with pop-ups, moving ads, and clutter. https://macdailynews.com/2021/06/10/apple-to-shut-down-dark-sky-ios-app-website-and-api-at-the-end-of-2022/ Apple to shut down Dark Sky iOS app, website, and API at the end of 2022 Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:01 pm News In March 2020, Apple acquired … Continue reading Dark Sky disappearing next year

Cicadas are emerging, but not in Sussex County, Delaware

If you're into insect photography, there are some great shots in the article. https://www.capegazette.com/article/no-brood-x-chorus-southern-delaware/220360 No Brood X chorus in southern Delaware Not far away, billions of noisy cicadas are emerging from 17-year underground hibernation Brood X cicadas are emerging in large numbers in several states, including parts of northern Delaware. These cicadas are clinging to … Continue reading Cicadas are emerging, but not in Sussex County, Delaware

3 reasons why recycling is failing

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2021/05/22/three-reasons-recycling-is-failing/?sh=35461de17e09 May 22, 2021,12:00am EDT|1,109 views Three Reasons Recycling Is Failing Jeff McMahonSenior ContributorSustainabilityFrom Chicago, I write about climate change, green technology, energy. A villager sifting through plastic waste in the village of Bangun, Java. Indonesia has become a ... [+] AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES Part 1 of 2 Many people think of recycling as their primary … Continue reading 3 reasons why recycling is failing

Plants you should not grow outside

backyardvitality.com/plants-should-never-grow-in-garden/?  Plants You Should NEVER Grow in Your Garden Words by Taylor Ramsey April 19, 2019 It may seem strange to cultivate a list of flowers you should avoid planting in your garden, however it is vital to be aware of some eye-catching beauties that are more trouble than they’re worth. These plants are either toxic, … Continue reading Plants you should not grow outside

Four bird species rule the air

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/50-billion-total-wild-birds-inhabit-planet-study-estimates-180977753/? An Estimated 50 Billion Birds Populate Earth, but Four Species Reign Supreme House sparrows, European starlings, barn swallows and ring-billed gulls all occupy the billion-bird club with gargantuan population numbers Researchers found that the House Sparrow Passer domesticus had the biggest population out of the total bird species surveys at 1.6 billion individuals. (Corey T. Callaghan) By Elizabeth … Continue reading Four bird species rule the air

Water crisis at OR-CA border simply couldn’t be worse

https://apnews.com/article/oregon-california-health-droughts-science-1f93619dc660f40e558a91b095f41f7b Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border By GILLIAN FLACCUSMay 14, 2021 1 of 10In this handout photo released by the Yurok Tribe shows 70 dead juvenile salmon captured by the Yurok Tribe that are presumed to have died from deadly pathogen, Ceratonova shasta, in the Klamath River water flows. On May 4, … Continue reading Water crisis at OR-CA border simply couldn’t be worse

A visible, inevitable environmental disaster that’s being ignored

This giant rusting ship holding over a million gallons of oil in a highly vulnerable location -- environmentally and economically -- gets no attention despite the horrendous impact either a break in the ship or fire would cause. I hope you can click thru to see the charts. I've added some bolding to the article. … Continue reading A visible, inevitable environmental disaster that’s being ignored

Super derecho not a labeled class of storm until 2009

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/this-day-in-weather-history-may-8-2009-the-super-derecho-of-2009 Recalling the 2009 U.S. event that prompted a new class of storm — super derecho Randi Mann Digital Reporter Saturday, May 8th 2021, 6:18 am - On this day in weather history, a derecho hit parts of the U.S. Midwest. On Friday, May 8, 2009, an extreme derecho struck areas of Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.  … Continue reading Super derecho not a labeled class of storm until 2009