With the drought affecting over 60% of the US this year, lots of people are paying attention to water scarcity issues. In a warming world, there will be higher levels of evaporation. That means some places will encounter more arid conditions that will lead to drought.
Since water is a greenhouse gas, more water in the atmosphere means more warming. This is called a… Continue reading
English: A Blue Starfish (Linckia laevigata) resting on hard Acropora coral. Lighthouse, Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
June 8th is the day we set aside to honor the world’s oceans, because as Jean-Michel Cousteau
What goes into the oceans, eventually ends up back in you. As the big brained-mammal at the top of the food chain, we can’t expect to kill off the bottom of the chain and still survive ourselves.
Surfrider has a campaign called… Continue reading
This week my son and I visited the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. As part of an exhibit entitled “Degrees of Change”, visitors can select items from a menu and calculate the carbon footprint of their meal. Ian had a great time checking out the footprint of various food items. A carbon-intensive meal is one that puts out over… Continue reading
Scientists are concerned that melting sea ice will increase the amount of fresh water in the Beaufort Gyre. If this happens, excess fresh water might spill into the North Atlantic Ocean and act as a barrier to the warmer Gulf
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Today, March 22, is World Water Day . The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
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For the first time since 1934, Key West has seen an outbreak of dengue fever. With 27 confirmed cases in 2009 and 18 as of July this year, dengue returns… Continue reading | 1 Comment
With BP having poured nearly two million gallons of the dispersant known as Corexit into the Gulf of Mexico, many lawmakers and advocacy groups say the Obama administration is not being candid about the lethal effects of dispersants. In this Democracy Now interview, Amy Goodman and Sharif Abdel Kouddous speak with Hugh Kaufman, a senior policy analyst at the… Continue reading
Update: January 12, 2010 Broward Commission Unanimously Pass 2-Day Week Water Restrictions with an Eye Toward Enforcement http://bit.ly/7PA6iB
Most residents in South Florida realize we have two seasons; rainy and dry. Yet, how many realize what a precarious water dance we do?
According to the South Florida Water Management District, Florida receives an average annual rainfall of 53 inches, making it one of the wettest states in the… Continue reading | 2 Comments