Nice fogbow from Scotland!
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Geosciences Bulletin Board - 28 November 2016. Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford.
M6.9 & M7.3 EQs reported near Fukushima, Japan – fears, evacuations, tsunamis, shaking
- Video: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/fukushima-earthquake-live-updates-tsunami-9306230
- Compare 2011 & 2016: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/comparing-2011-2016-japan-earthquakes-tsunamis-43710040
- Aftershocks of 2011: http://www.livescience.com/56969-japan-earthquake-may-be-tohoku-2011-aftershock.html
- Tidal surge: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-earthquake-tidal-surge-74-quake-river-a7432561.html
1811 EQs still impacting the New Madrid Seismic Zone – zone has 400-500 year recurrence interval for major quakes
Rare white fogbow captured in photo over the moors of western Scotland near Glencoe
Reef raised by EQ in New Zealand provides insights into seismic activity & seismic hazard risks
Explaining the science of EQ aftershocks
Smooth, ramp-shaped fault lines indicate potential for mega-quakes
Can monitoring gravity changes provide a good early warning system for earthquakes?
“Weather bomb” storms create rare types of deep-Earth seismic waves
Video of newest images of Earth from Urthecast
Rocks fall into one of three great family groups
Strong EQs can re-draw maps (video)
Vegetation can reveal the underlying geology – we used to map tuff layers by the lichens in Arizona
Hurricane Otto transits Central America with eye intact on Thanksgiving Day – historic also for its intensity so late in the year
New data used to reconstruct the Chicxulub meteor impact (video)
Another short-coming of the IPCC emissions inventory: does not consider concrete carbonation
Putting polar sea ice into proper perspective, current lows are short-term (i.e., weather) events not a climate event
NASA reacts to assertion that they “removed” Arctic data to mask warming in the 1940s
Orphaned pumice raft spotted in the middle of the Pacific Ocean west of Tonga
Residents of Pawnee, Oklahoma, class-action file lawsuit against 27 Energy firms for trigging earthquakes and seismic shaking by wastewater injection from O&G production
Explaining the “marine methane paradox”
Enviro-Sciences Bulletin Board - 28 November 2016. Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford.
The “long & sordid” history of the love affair of Americans for the cranberry
Perpetuating the myth of sustainability, here are suggestions that could have reduced the environmental impact of Thanksgiving…and Christmas dinner is yet to be
Protesting to protect the environment has long history at Standing Rock, North Dakota because the systemic violation of indigenous land rights is an old story
US F&WS removal of a Mexican Gray Wolf leaves only 97 remaining in wild of Arizona & New Mexico
Bird flu (H5N8) again causing deadly outbreaks across Europe & is evolving – are humans at risk?
Despite FDA control, homeopathic treatments can be very effective (I speak from experience) and definitely lack the toxic effects of many FDA approved pharmaceuticals, though some are “snake oil”
Judge in California ruled against beekeepers in lawsuit & public interest advocates to protect from unregulated harms by lax EPA policies for insecticide-coated seeds
GPS helping to mark the recovery of wild horses
Air pollution across Asia is toxic & deadly – India now has the most polluted
Air pollution recognized as “single largest environmental health hazard in Europe”
Evidence of super colonies of Lepisiota canescens found in Ethipia – ant species a global threat?
Still believing in the myth of sustainability with ever growing (2.5+B) urban human population
A call for “smart cities” as urban population grows, but where will the resources come from?
Wild hogs cause considerable environmental damage across the country and carry numerous diseases
- South Carolina: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/wild-hogs-a-costly-headache-for-s-c-landowners-clemson-study-shows/
- Washington: http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/state-agencies-ask-public-to-report-wild-pig-sightings/469242659
Strong thunderstorms can lead to outbreaks of “thunderstorm asthma”
What does the Sixth Mass Extinction mean for the human species?
“No one has a right to make decisions that affect billions of people based solely on ideology or without proper input” – John Kerry – but isn’t that what they are trying to do?
Perspective: expected US climate change policy may not be so bad
Book Review: “THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE: From Ice Age to the Present” by N. Crane
New software & hardware will allow use of UAVs and biobots to map disaster areas
The lowly potato changed agriculture across the World
Update: Energy Transfer Partners will not reroute Dakota Access pipeline but want to meet with Standing Rock Sioux tribe
Reaction to WHO declaration that Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency
Glyphosate reveals deep social pathology
Revamping the national energy plan
New study of effects of Agent Orange could result in VA expanding benefits to military veterans
“Timely” removal of leaf litter can improve urban water quality, but short-changes the nutrient cycle
The white-throated sparrow behaves as if it has four sexes as a result of a chance genetic mutation
Get used to more hurricanes, scientists warn Northeast US
“I stand to protect our drinking water. We are very similar to my brothers and sisters in the Dakotas fighting to protect the Missouri River." - Alika Atay, Hawaiian Water Protector