Environment

Alaska Quake

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:30
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A potentially serious and extremely large-scale earthquake has slammed the State of Alaska so large #USA hasn’t seen recently. 

The M8.2 Alaska quake is on the subduction zone interface. What this means is that the seafloor under the Pacific Ocean is being pushed under the Alaskan peninsula. It also means it generated a tsunami and this is a potentially dangerous development. 

M 8.2 - 104 km SE of Perryville, Alaska. A tsunami warning was issued, largest wave height above tide level reported thus far was 0.7 ft. in Old Harbor, Alaska. Other tsunami warnings were canceled.

Killer Climate Change
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ub Thu, 07/08/2021 - 07:35

Scientists point to the deadly Northwest heatwave as the climate change culprit and warn of more extreme heat as commonplace.

As climate change deniers show how dumb they are, the scientific community continues comparing the shocking temperatures in Oregon, Washington state, and British Columbia. Differentiating a forecast in Canada from a forecast in Phoenix is usually a breeze, but not this June.

NEW YORK TOPS LIST

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/30/2021 - 04:30
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Start spreading the news. The New York Metropolitan area tops the nation for the worst traffic congestion in the entire USA.

The 2021 Urban Mobility Report provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 494 urban areas across the United States. The report points to the need to consider a full range of mobility improvement strategies.

America Roasts
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ub Mon, 06/28/2021 - 08:11

Heat records in many American cities may be broken today as dangerous temperatures continue to scorch the lay of the land.

USA ROASTS
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ub Thu, 06/24/2021 - 17:26

@NASA and @NOAA compiled data showing an “unprecedented” amount of heat is being trapped in Earth’s atmosphere, 

Waving Away

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:58
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This one for the #CityImages greatest hits files, literally and otherwise.. It comes to you courtesy of the folks at #HistoryDaily.

This amazing image is of massive waves that started smashing against the lighthouse on La Jument off the coastline of Brittany, France, on December 21, 1989, as photographer Jean Guichard just happened to be in a helicopter over the premises with his camera at the ready.

Celebrate Earth Every Day
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ub Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:43

On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across the world celebrated the very first Earth Day. Their message was sparked by the power of the anti-war protests of the 1960s, and events that brought the issue of the environment and its vulnerability to ecology to the forefront.

Earth 🌏 Day

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 09:15
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As we prepare to celebrate Mother Earth, take a moment to consider various worthwhile ideas and exercises to apply.

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG formerly Earth Day 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. So everyone should plant a 🌳 tree.

Prepare For Brood X Cicadas
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ub Sun, 04/18/2021 - 17:36

‘There’s good news and bad news for planet 🌎 earth as we hear that the cicadas will soon return for a short visit this year.

They don’t visit very often, but when cicadas come here, you hear, and see them so clear, you’d wish they no longer were anywhere near.

Brood X Cicadas are about to return in droves after their protracted gestation period and the bugs don’t really know what happened while they were underground for the last 17 years.

Be Loyal To Local News

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 08:03
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The Northeast News in Kansas City sent a powerful message by running a blank front page and asking readers to consider a future without a local news source. 

The message was loud and clearly sent that Democracy not only dies in darkness but also if local news is allowed to diminish.