I used to call this day Halloween, but since I spent almost 13 years in the Reno area I (and Elaine, too) know it as Nevada Day, the day Nevada entered the Union as a state in 1864. But since 2000 Nevada Day has been celebrated on the last Friday of October so Iam out of touch.
Elaine has also treated us to the 5 Scariest Places in the World. One of them is pictured above.
If you are a fan of water witching (aka 'dowsing'), read this.
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Here is a link to the weekly water news and jobs for 22 - 28 October 2016.
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Geosciences Bulletin Board - 31 October 2016. Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford.
New theory on why Pleistocene ice ages recur about every 100,000 years
- Paper: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2016/10/20/G38636.1.full.pdf
Photo-essay: Humans have now set foot on Nishinoshima
Polar vortex continues to shift as part of a decades-long cycle
A history of long-term droughts in California
GPS & GRACE satellite data reveal that Australia tilts and spins with the seasons
Two earthquakes, including M5.9 event, in area in Italy that was struck in August 2016
- Images: http://www.ibtimes.com/ussita-italy-2016-earthquake-photos-tremor-rocks-town-leaving-destruction-buildings-2438042
- Images: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/double-earthquake-destroys-rural-homes-italy-leaving-hundreds-without-shelter-1588611
Real raptors had feathers! (video)
Glaciologist Gordon Hamilton, died in Antarctica when snowmobile plunges into crevasse
Altiplano-Puna in central portion of the Andes is dome uplifted by large magma body
Wastewater disposal likely induced February 2016 M5.1 EQ near Fairview, Oklahoma
Avimumus dinosaurs were gregarious social animals
Savannasaurus elliottorum, mid-Cretaceous sauropod, discovered in Queensland, Australia
Microbial communities thrive at depth in fracking wells despite high temps, pressures & salinity
NASA satellite tracking plume of sulfur dioxide fumes emanating from mine fire in northern Iraq
Qilinyu rostrate, Silurian fish fossil found in China, helps reveal the evolution of jaws
NASA uses SMAP and satellite data to create comprehensive timeline and regional flood map of May 2105 flood in southeast Texas
CRS Report: Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA) – aka: “Ocean Dumping Act: A Summary of the Law”
Genetically engineered “BacilaFilla” may help shore up ground under foundations & reduce subsidence of structures
Dead Zone in the Black Sea has preserved sunken ships
Manicouagan Crater in Canada likely resulted from comet impact on Earth
Iceland starting to harness energy from superheated molten rock in volcanoes
“Down to Earth with: volcanologist Kayla Iacovino”
First known brain fossil from a 113 myo iguanodontian dinosaur is presented to the public
- Video: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-discover-first-bit-fossilized-dinosaur-brain-180960941/
New research on the Permian-Triassic (P-T) mass extinction
Largest marine Sanctuary declared: 600,000 square miles of the Ross Sea
Enviro-Sciences Bulletin Board - 31 October 2016. Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford.
The rise of “urban mining” to reclaim resources
Satellite views of what humans have wrought upon planet Earth (images & video)
Bundy brothers and 5 others acquitted of charges in legal dispute following seizure of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon – an act of civil disobedience (Thoreau would be proud)
Impacts of discharges of pollution & warm waters into Potomac River from paper mills
“Agent Orange” still causing significant disease in military veterans
Map shows the major river basins in the US
Does hexavalent chromium in well waters in North Carolina come from coal ash impoundments or nature?
Pharmaceutical companies source materials mostly from India & China, being pressured to clean up pollution that leads to “superbugs” that are antibiotic resistant
New vaccine target may help protect against pathogens like Chagas disease, TB and AIDS that replicate inside human cells
Secretions of bottle fly maggots are highly effective at killing some bacteria, including MRSA
Exposure to chemicals in common household cleaning products linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Toluene, hydrocarbons, dioxins and furans allowed in controversial Vancouver Island landfill – large spill of contaminated water raises more concerns for drinking water quality
Cigarettes linked to 25% of all cancer deaths in the US
Science and simple decency may prevail to protect the public from methylmercury poisoning resulting from hydroelectric megaproject on the Churchill River in Newfoundland and Labrador
WWF releases report: wildlife populations have plunged almost 60% since 1970
Update: Dakota Access Pipeline nearly completed in South Dakota despite protests
- Obama administration criticized: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/302169-energy-groups-slam-obama-administration-pipeline-review
- Video: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/22/us/dakota-access-pipeline-arrests/
Understanding the science of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms
16 unusual plants across the world…from Dragon Blood Tree to underground orchid
Waging war on plastics – seeking alternative packaging materials
19 years & millions of dollars, but Jefferson County, Missouri, is still pumping raw sewage & wastewater into local waterways (video)
Cleanup to begin to remediate century of contamination at Quanta site in Edgewater, New Jersey
CRS Report: “Irrigation in U.S. Agriculture: On-Farm Technologies and Best Management Practices”
Baking “volcano bread” in Iceland
“Into the Inferno” illustrates man-made nature of deities and the monumental indifference of Nature
Global agriculture is currently dominated by six corporations – how that happened
Hundreds of swans & other birds in Inner Mongolia poisoned by poachers with pesticide carbofuran
Studying impacts of a large pulse of water released into the mostly dry delta of the Colorado River
Vitamin D appears to engage longevity genes to increase lifespan & prevent accumulation of toxic proteins linked to age-related chronic diseases
New report reveals dependence of global food security on freshwater fish
Trilobite beetles have existed for about 47 million years and have “weird” sex life (video)
Terrorists, porous borders, and shifting populations led to resurgence of Polio in Nigeria
"From ghoulies and ghosties / And long-leggedy beasties / And things that go bump in the night, / Good Lord, deliver us!" - Things That Go Bump in the Night (Scottish poem)