Here in Corvallis it broke 100 F (38 degrees C) last week.
This photo from China is from Elaine's list - the story about sinking coal-mining towns.
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Here is a link to the weekly water news and jobs for 13 - 19 August 2016.
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Geosciences Bulletin Board - 22 August. Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford.
Just for fun: Advice from Hollywood on how to survive a disaster, tsunamis…asteroids…ice ages…
A virtual peek of the Nuuks and crannies of Greenland
A short, politically incorrect climate conversation, but containing many truths
Is Dark Matter that perhaps ended the Age of Dinosaurs going to hit Earth again on its 30M year cycle?
Remnant of 340 Ma oceanic crust remains buried beneath silts in the Mediterranean
As Superfund remediation continues, PCBs continue to enter Kalamazoo River from sediment erosion
Fossils abound in the dolomites in remnants of ancient reefs and marine sediments (photo-essay)
Earthquakes may be viewed as destructive, but they are also part of the tectonic construction of Earth
“Firenadoes” flamed across the brush in wildfire near Phelan, California
- Video: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/firenado-california-1.3724387
Northward migration of the Himalaya results from tectonic uplift measured by OSLT (optically stimulated luminescence thermochronometry)
Geothermal beach to open on Lake Urradavatn in eastern Iceland
- Video: http://www.visir.is/ylstrond-opnar-a-egilsstodum-2018/article/2016160819006
“The question is not if, but when sea cliff will fail” but will overlying tower remain safe on Tigné peninsula in Malta ?
Coal mining in China has created geological disaster spread across 23 villages, with 55 landslides and more than 800 events of mine subsidence (photo-essay)
Point of entry of lava flow into the ocean in Hawaii poses safety concern for crowds of tourists – don’t they know better? (videos)
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, and yet more dinosaurs (video)
Mineralogy of drill samples from Nullarbor Plain suggest super-volcanoes impacted the continent
WRF-Hydro is new NCAR model forecasting more future water levels and potential flooding
Wildfires in Cyprus leave area prone to landslides and flooding
Glacial lake outburst floods put cities in the Andes at risk
65% reduction of Antarctic sea ice around 128,000 years ago preceded major ice age
Diatoms help reveal that sea ice expansion & retreat closed tied with climate over past 90,000 years
“Anthropocene” must be defined in terms of the whole Earth and human impacts
- Clive Hamilton: http://www.nature.com/news/define-the-anthropocene-in-terms-of-the-whole-earth-1.20427
- AWG: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/scientists-to-launch-global-hunt-for-line-in-the-rock-marking-the-scary-new-manmade-epoch-34976685.html
Glacial meltwater in the Yukon has formed a new lake
Peering into the eye of super typhoon Nepartak
Center of US tornadic activity has shifted east and south over recent decades – decrease in annual counts and tornado days in “Tornado Alley” and increase in “Dixie Alley”
Groundwater replenishment in Upper Colorado River Basin may remain stable under climatic projections
Highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains gets renamed: Black Elk Peak replaces “Harney Peak”
Seems humans taking more risks has resulted in more lightning deaths this year
In addition to gravity, electromagnetism, strong and weak nuclear forces, a fifth fundamental force of nature may have been discovered
Scripps Research Institute takes step toward laboratory creation of RNA that may have preceded evolution of DNA life on Earth 4B years ago
Combining dendrochronology with C-14 from radiation bursts may help pinpoint historic timelines
Link found between naturally occurring minerals found in Siberian coal mine and metal-organic framework structures created in the lab
Fossil rediscovered on storage shelf of Natural History Museum at University of Oslo contains thigh bone
Data from the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland reveals how caldera collapsed
Geologic training for our astronauts
GEER: Geotechnical Aspects of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes
The future of underwater engineering and the ocean
Enviro-Sciences Bulletin Board - 22 August. Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford.
New “One Health” website portal
- Website: http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/onehealth/
Is it ethical to even consider genetically engineered human babies?
Did they stop to think that just because they could, should they? Synthetic super-microbe – what could go wrong?
Perspectives: “Against Sustainability” and “Human Hubris Against Nature”
World is running out of potable water…recycling on a massive scale may be necessary (free account sign-up may be needed to view whole article)
Water crises, institutional scientific misconduct – Marc Edwards: “We are the greatest generation of cowards in history.”
“Going Green” was not only more costly in terms of $$$ but also reduced our national security
American art & artists presented a mythologized view of the “winning of the West”, masking “the problems created by westward expansion” across America
How and why did cholera spread so quickly through Haiti following the 2010 earthquake?
DNA study helps answer some questions about 1979 anthrax accident in Russia
Salmonella is primary cause of food-borne illness – FSIS report on 16 years of trends
- Report: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/3866026a-582d-4f0e-a8ce-851b39c7390f/Salmonella-Serotype-Annual-2014.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
What we have learned in 15 years about prion diseases since outbreak of “mad cow”
Massive response triggered by outbreak of polio in Nigeria
North Carolina legislators raised concerns when they funded new entity at Chapel Hill to explore environmental policy and research
Navajo Nation files lawsuit against USEPA for Gold King Mine disaster and pollution of rivers
Salt may provide new method to combat MRSA
Microbeads of plastic are being eaten by fish, and then attract toxic chemicals into the fish we eat
Following $7B remediation, Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge to be opened to the public, but serious health risks posed by residual plutonium may remain
Seven environmental groups file lawsuit to block USDOE transfer of nuclear waste from Canada to the US
Very rare Zenkareela – a living fossil species is found! So what did humans do? Killed three to study them
“Bad Pharma” and the question of drug trial outcomes versus drug safety
Regulators accused of ignoring bacterial buildup in waters that now make them unsafe for human recreation
To be or not to be? Should Lake Powell be drained or should drought take its toll?
Former antimony plant site leached toxic heavy metals into Urunga lagoon, remediation conducted, but questions of safety remain
Goldfish released from home aquariums become invasive species in the wild
Corps of Engineers approves all permits for controversial Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida & requires buying of credits from several federal- and state-approved wetlands mitigation banks to offset environmental impacts
Even low levels of lead contamination can have significant health impacts
Environmental concerns and risks depend on the size of the dam
Congressional debate centers on unregulated $50B cosmetics industry and unsafe products
Not just skunks, raccoons and bats, but other animals can also carry rabies - in this case a groundhog
Bactrian deer have survived two wars, despite population numbers having dwindled
First US offshore wind farm – construction costs average more than $17,500 per household, is that cost-effective?
Court slams USEPA for 9-year delay in banning dangerous pesticide (Chlorpyrifos) which can cause brain abnormalities in infants
Is there a better (more cost-effective) system for collecting garbage?
It is August in New York City – hot, humid and the cockroaches love it and take to the skies
Concerns for potential outbreak of smallpox as permafrost thaws in Russia where victims were buried in 1890
A vision of a renewed urban center in…..Los Angeles, California
Calculating “poverty” by usual means is misleading and can cause harm to the poor
NIH says chimpanzees in federal custody no longer used for research are on-schedule to be moved to sanctuary by 2026
Conspiracy theories about airplane chemtrails….and efforts to discredit them
How did fins evolve into hands?
“We are the greatest generation of cowards in history.”' - Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech, in New York Times Magazine