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 ...”
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.
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?).
365/2: 082. Quaking Aspen flowers.
365/2: 081. Plum blossoms.
This year, the birds haven’t eaten all the buds, so we’ll actually have a nice display out the bedroom window.
365/2: 080. First liz of the season.
Denver Post: Tensions over Rio Grande escalate with drought.
Ultimately, possession is 9/10’s of the law … right?
The Radio Ecoshock Show: Climate Dark Age.
Mashable: Unusually Intense El Nino May Lie Ahead, Scientists Say.
SF Reporter: Tinder Box Fears - Residents fear Forest Service thinning delays jeopardize safety.
If the Feds won’t move, locals must.
Guardian.UK: A remarkably accurate global warming prediction, made in 1972.
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.
Reuters: France bans Monsanto GM maize ahead of sowing season.
NY Times: Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang.
MailOnline.UK: Research shows ladybugs travel as fast as racehorse + fly at height of 3,600ft.
Silver City Sun-News: Warning issued on New Mexico fire conditions.
60MPH winds forecast for overnight in my area, with single-digit humidity.
10,000 Birds: Ten Things About The New Sibley.
Sounds like you want to buy one at a bookstore to make sure you don’t get one that’s inked too heavily.
Guardian.UK: Fukushima operator may have to dump contaminated water into Pacific.
The poor Pacific, another of mankind’s dumping grounds.
SciAm: Does Climate Change Stand a Chance against the Oil Boom in U.S. Elections?
Nope. Not as long as the realities of extraction tech keeps getting papered over.
Discover Magazine: Birth of El Niño?
“If unusually strong westerly winds continue over the equatorial Western Pacific during March and April, this Kelvin wave has the potential to trigger a strong El Niño event over the Eastern Pacific later this year.” Hey, Aeolus, eat some garlic. We need to get this moving.
NPR: Family Trust Wins Supreme Court Fight Against Bike Trail.
“The federal government loses its control of land that’s granted to railroad companies after the track has been abandoned.” I expect a flurry of land grabs. The oil and gas folks won’t sit still, certainly.
365/2: 066. Snow’s a-comin’.
Mashable: Scientists - El Nino (May Be) A-Comin’
“According to both L’Heureux and McPhaden, scientists issued this outlook without the benefit of their full complement of available data. A network of ocean observing buoys strategically located throughout the central and eastern tropical Pacific and designed specifically for improving El Niño forecasts, is now only 40% operational, largely due to federal budget cuts.” Oy. My emphasis. Well, El Niño would be welcome moisture here, if it does form. We need it. Roofers in the area will be mightily pleased, too.
Guardian.UK: Snake eats crocodile in Queensland lake.
Well now, you don’t see this everyday.
Ski Santa Fe Webcam.
A foot of snow was forecast; looks like they almost got that much.