Twelve miles off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tim Marshall and I knife through the salty, choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in an aging white fishing skiff. It’s a clear, bright August morning, and Marshall, slugging cans of Diet Coke, steers us straight for the approximately 4,500 acres of tidal marsh that make […]
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Here’s photo of Hurricane Patricia from the AP. This one is going to be really dangerous. Residents of a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific Coast dotted with resorts and fishing villages boarded up homes and bought supplies ahead of Friday’s arrival of Hurricane Patricia, a monster Category 5 storm that forecasters say is the strongest ever […]
Starting when I was younger, I have been curious about the stress that humans have put on the environment. The dangers of CFC’s to the ozone, microbeads in personal care products, endocrine disruptors getting into the water system are the types of things that have brought concern. For years, science has told the public to […]
Scientists have detected a disproportionate number of methane bubble plumes off the Washington and Oregon coast. The warming Pacific ocean may be triggering the release of this powerful greenhouse gas, which has remained frozen beneath the seafloor for thousands of years. The new study, which has been accepted for publication in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, details […]
Just want to note that the SC congressional delegation all voted against relief aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy: Even South Carolina residents who had been through Hurricane Hugo a quarter century ago said they have never seen anything like this, the deadly torrents that have crumbled roads, submerged houses and cars and killed at […]
Where it rains and people die! (CNN)Horrific accounts of people drowning in a retirement home and being trapped in a road tunnel by floodwater have emerged after the French Riviera was hit by extreme downpours. Rainfall on an “exceptional scale” set off flash floods that wreaked havoc along France’s southeastern Mediterranean coast late Saturday, killing […]
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They’re Republicans, so I guess it’s redundant. But there they are, on a day when three Category 4 hurricanes are lined up in the Pacific, talking like the fools they are: WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]
From what I hear, an awful lot of Californians are ignoring the drought restrictions in favor of a green lawn and clean cars: Gov. Jerry Brown, appearing at the site of a wildfire that has charred nearly 70,000 acres in Lake, Yolo and Colusa counties since last week, said Thursday that the ferocity of fires […]