Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

June 7th, 2023 - 2:30 am § in Environment, Misc.


What the Statue of Liberty looked like on June 6, 2023, because of Canadian wildfires. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 9th, 2023 - 4:20 am § in Environment

When the Big One hits, run like hell

A disaster “the size of multiple Katrinas” is brewing off Washington’s coast. “Katrina,” of course, is the Category 5 hurricane that leveled New Orleans in 2005, killing nearly 1,400 people. The lurking monster in the Pacific Northwest is the Cascadia Subduction Zone, w[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 9:41 pm § in Environment

Eagle trying to hatch rock now a dad

Through sleigh-of-hand by his keepers, a bald eagle at a wildlife sanctuary who was trying to hatch a rock is now a dad. They slipped a baby eaglet into his pen, and naturally an eagle who doesn’t know a rock from an egg thinks the eaglet is his hatchling, and is feeding it and looking [&helli[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 1:52 am § in Environment

Still in denial about climate change?

March 2023 was the 529th consecutive month of above-normal planetary temperatures, using the 2oth century average as a baseline (see story here). You can see that global warming is happening; ice is melting all over the world: Mountain glaciers, Arctic Ocean ice cover, the Greenland ice cap, Antarct[...]

March 1st, 2023 - 3:00 am § in Environment, Misc.

How to stay warm in Siberia (video)

The Nenets (nomadic reindeer herder) people (read about them here) have been doing it for hundreds of years. Watch the video below to find out how. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 15th, 2023 - 6:36 pm § in Environment, Politics

Florida won’t be a state in a few years

It’ll be a reef. Disney World will be gone, but it’s on the way out anyway, Gov. DeSantis having declared it “woke.” On the bright side, Congress will be rid of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and there’ll be two fewer Republican senators. “Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday [...]

January 28th, 2023 - 9:21 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Pallas’s cat (video)

This small wildcat (details here), native to Tibet, craps on Mount Everest (read story here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 1:19 am § in Environment, Misc.

A whale is born (video)

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December 2nd, 2022 - 9:21 pm § in Environment

Busting a polar bear myth

Background: Polar bears are a symbol of the deleterious effects of global warming. Climate deniers claim: The polar bear population has “never been higher.” The facts: Polar bears came back from near-extinction caused by overhunting, thanks to conservation efforts and hunting restrictions, but t[...]

November 20th, 2022 - 3:32 am § in Environment

A brief primer on lithium mining

Lithium, a soft white metal (photo, left), is a key material for electrical car batteries — making it a strategic material. The world’s currently known commercial-grade deposits are concentrated in South America and Australia. Mining methods on the two continents couldn’t be more d[...]