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Atlantic: Should the U.S. Adopt Water Markets Like Australia’s to Solve the West’s Water

Many droughts will occur. [snip] Many seasons in a long series will be fruitless.” My distant relation, ladies and germs.

02/09/16 • 11:26 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Snow-virga.

Snow-virga.

02/03/16 • 05:06 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePersonalPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ScienceDaily: Discovery of ‘Jurassic butterflies’.

Not to rain on the parade, but can I express that I was hoping for five foot wingspans? (wink)

02/03/16 • 04:55 PM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Researchers Who Need To Avoid Mosquito Bites Tell What Works For them.

FYI.

01/30/16 • 12:47 PM • HealthNatureScience • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Bears get a handle on opening car doors – but could it be their downfall?

Bears are anything but stupid.

01/29/16 • 12:13 PM • GeneralMotion GraphicsNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Tampa Bay Times: Florida lizard that survived being made into a salad becomes New Jersey class pet.

Riverside Elementary in my hometown of Princeton. Cute.

01/26/16 • 09:18 AM • NaturePersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Toxic chemicals found in most outdoor gear.

The study showed that toxic chemicals are ‘still widely present in products by brands such as Jack Wolfskin, the North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Norrona and Salewa, especially in the production of footwear, trousers, sleeping bags and some jackets.’.” It’s a bit naive to want Teflon-like features in outdoor gear, and not expect some entertaining chemical combos to be utilized.

01/25/16 • 11:49 AM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmentalNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC News/Oregon Governor: Feds Told Us To Keep Quiet About Occupation.

Ball firmly in Obama’s court now. Next?

01/21/16 • 12:06 PM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsLawNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: 2015 Was the Hottest Year in History.

Our atmosphere turns another dark page, thanks to overpopulation and other excess.

01/21/16 • 11:49 AM • EnvironmentalNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Leonardo DiCaprio savages corporate greed of big oil: ‘Enough is enough’.

This would have been much more daring in the days of high per-barrel prices. Now? Latest on the bandwagon-du-jour.

01/20/16 • 10:24 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures.

A lot of people say we just need the earth to stop shaking, and I understand that, but the fact of the matter is that without the ability to dispose of wastewater, we cannot produce oil and gas in the state of Oklahoma, and this is our lifeblood.” Read that one twice, and see if you have as hard a time believing anyone could state that.

01/18/16 • 08:11 PM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsNaturePolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Scientists weigh in on ‘giraffe relative’ fossil.

Awesome. Sort of a giraffe-moose on steroids.

01/15/16 • 10:58 AM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: French explorer Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso to sail again.

A big chunk of history that shouldn’t be lost. Not a huge ship to restore, and not loaded with asbestos as the SS United States was. All I can say is ... this.

01/07/16 • 04:14 PM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NWS: Weekly Weather Briefing for NM.

Great to see the snowpack updates. 150%+ Woohooo!

Emmett, did you see Edgewood had two feet?

12/28/15 • 03:12 PM • NatureSanta Fe LocalScience • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NM has 10’ drifts ... national news sort of notices ... and ...

... as the storm moves East, I’m awaiting the 24/7 news cycle to report “A FOOT in NYC! DISASTER!”

12/28/15 • 12:52 PM • NaturePersonal • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Awaiting this ‘monster snowstorm.’

Flurries at the moment.

Update: Halfway to predicted depths, and still 12 hours or more to go.

12/26/15 • 12:30 PM • NaturePersonal • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Meat eating could save the planet.

Interesting arguments I’ve not heard before.

12/23/15 • 12:27 PM • EnvironmentalFoodFutureHuman RightsNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Fracking under national parks approved by MPs amid acrimony.

Hideous.

12/16/15 • 12:10 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePoliticsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: New study shows surprising path of bird evolution.

Make fun of birdwatchers and ‘bird brains’ all you want; birds are pretty amazing.

12/16/15 • 09:01 AM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Wild feral horses are bad for the environment in the West.

I love seeing wild horses. But they do need population control, otherwise they become like deer back East. Not enough predators.

12/14/15 • 09:32 AM • EnvironmentalNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover: New Form of Bacteria Invincible to All Known Antibiotics.

Mother Nature’s working overtime to find a way to reduce humanity’s burgeoning numbers.

12/11/15 • 04:29 PM • HealthNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Ancient Greek temple aligned to winter solstice full moon.

Um ... As I understand it, calculating moon movements was a pretty complex task. I wear a skeptic’s garb on this one.

12/08/15 • 01:53 PM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Massive natural gas storage leak alarms California residents, climate activists.

Dang. We’re in for a warm summer next year, methinks.

12/04/15 • 01:02 PM • EnvironmentalNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SunsetWx.

A better sunset is denoted by warmer colors.” Yeah, we’ll see about that. Via Mefi.

12/01/15 • 01:48 PM • InternetNaturePhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Howard Axelrod’s The Point of Vanishing, reviewed.

... if there was a crazy man in the woods, a wild bearded loner liable to do anything, I was him. I am the crazy man.

11/20/15 • 09:26 AM • ArtsBooksNaturePsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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