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365/2: 108. Lady Grey feeding her young’uns.

365/2: 108.

Old Nikon 75-300 mounted on my 50D; terrible quality, sorry. Worth the shot, though.

04/18/14 • 04:31 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AP: Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited.

WHAT?!! Do you know how much we could use that post-pee water? Seriously, I’m surprised frackers haven’t made competing bids yet.

04/17/14 • 01:42 PM • LawNatureTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Patrice Ayme’s Thoughts: Terminal Greenhouse Crisis.

At the present rate of greenhouse gas emission, within nine years, massively lethal climate and oceanic changes are guaranteed.

04/15/14 • 06:25 PM • EconomicsHome & LivingNaturePoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Ohio Links Fracking to Earthquakes, Announces Tougher Rules.

In the strongest wording yet from the state linking energy drilling and quakes, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said that injecting sand, water and chemicals deep underground to help release oil and gas may have produced tremors in Poland Township last month.

04/11/14 • 04:04 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 099. From death, life.

365/2: 099.

Pretty severe crop, but worth it, IMHO.

04/09/14 • 07:23 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mother Jones: Why This Year’s El Niño Could Grow Into a Monster.

The warm water just below the ocean’s surface is on par with that of the biggest El Niño ever recorded, in 1997-98. That event caused $35 billion in damages and was blamed for around 23,000 deaths worldwide, according to the University of New South Wales.”  I’d better caulk the roof.

04/08/14 • 06:52 PM • EnvironmentalNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Relics thrown to the surface by long-dead rabbits.

You don’t need fancy excavation tools; just train some rabbits?

04/04/14 • 05:46 PM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DiscoverMag: Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Riddle Finally Solved.

It turns out that flies find stretches of water to mate and lay their eggs in by looking for the horizontally polarized light it reflects. Zebra stripes, however, are vertical and reflect polarized light differently, which makes them unappealing to horseflies.”  Dated April 2, so I’m assuming legit.

04/03/14 • 08:51 AM • NatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ThinkProgress: Drilling Co. Could Force PA Landowners To Allow Fracking Under Their Land.

Oil and gas company Hilcorp is trying to use a 1961 Pennsylvania law that would allow the company to bundle properties of people who don’t sign drilling leases with their neighbors who do, meaning that even landowners who don’t sign leases will be forced to allow drilling under their land if enough of their neighbors sign leases.

04/03/14 • 08:47 AM • EnvironmentalLawNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 091.

365/2: 091.

Our ‘Juli & Will’ Pink Euphorbia.  Grown quite a bit since they gave it to us.

04/01/14 • 06:42 PM • MusicNaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe LocalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: No Pause in Global Sea-Level Rise.

When the scientists corrected for this La Niña effect on rain patterns in the past decade, they found that the slowdown in sea-level rise disappeared and fell in line with the 1994-2002 pace, coming to about 3.3 millimeters a year. The results call for re-examination of long-term sea-level records to detect the true warming signal ...

03/26/14 • 10:17 AM • EnvironmentalNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NM Fishing. Don’t these numbers make you sad?

# of fish you can eat monthly from NM’s lakes and streams. Mercury, DDT and PCB contamination.

03/25/14 • 05:29 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout.

A bit maudlin, but instructive. Would’ve liked to have seen that tower in a thunderstorm (isn’t that what we all wonder?).

03/24/14 • 09:49 AM • Motion GraphicsNature • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 082. Quaking Aspen flowers.

365/2: 082.

Fuzzy.

03/23/14 • 06:43 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 081. Plum blossoms.

365/2: 081.

This year, the birds haven’t eaten all the buds, so we’ll actually have a nice display out the bedroom window.

03/22/14 • 04:42 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 080. First liz of the season.

365/2: 080.

03/21/14 • 05:53 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Denver Post: Tensions over Rio Grande escalate with drought.

Ultimately, possession is 9/10’s of the law … right?

03/21/14 • 11:57 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Radio Ecoshock Show: Climate Dark Age.

Painful to read, but read one must. Via wood s lot.

03/20/14 • 09:22 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryHome & LivingNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Unusually Intense El Nino May Lie Ahead, Scientists Say.

Strew that fear and panic; the Southwest’s immune. El Niño usually brings NM moisture. And we need it.

03/19/14 • 04:55 PM • NatureSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF Reporter: Tinder Box Fears - Residents fear Forest Service thinning delays jeopardize safety.

If the Feds won’t move, locals must.

03/19/14 • 11:22 AM • Home & LivingLawNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: A remarkably accurate global warming prediction, made in 1972.

This research illustrates that climate scientists have understood the main climate control knobs for over four decades. Perhaps it’s about time that we start listening to them.”  Ya think?

03/19/14 • 09:35 AM • NatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover: How Sea Snakes Survive Without Water to Drink.

Dehydration at sea could be a unique challenge to marine vertebrates like the sea snake, and may explain their rapidly declining populations in some parts of the world.” Rainfall is how they hydrate.

03/19/14 • 09:32 AM • NatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Reuters: France bans Monsanto GM maize ahead of sowing season.

Interesting, because France has one of the greatest ‘superweed’ problems in the EU. Here. Can’t blame it on GM.

03/17/14 • 11:22 AM • NaturePoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang.

Although I might not fully understand it, [snip] this is a signal from the very earliest universe, sending a telegram encoded in gravitational waves.

03/17/14 • 11:01 AM • HistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MailOnline.UK: Research shows ladybugs travel as fast as racehorse + fly at height of 3,600ft.

Up until now, scientists believed that anything over seven foot was a long-distance flight for a ladybird - but the new data shows they can actually travel up to 74 miles in a single flight.

03/17/14 • 10:59 AM • NatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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