Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

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[...]

November 18th, 2022 - 9:16 pm § in Environment

Victory for Klamath River dam removals

A river runs through a controversy that has brewed for 20 years, but is now coming to closure. Historically, the Klamath River (map, left) was the third most productive salmon river in the lower 48 states, behind the Columbia and Sacramento rivers, Wikipedia says (here). During the 1850s, gold seeke[...]

October 29th, 2022 - 10:29 am § in Environment

Does the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker still exist?

It might be a snipe hunt, but true believers aren’t giving up. After all, if it’s not a real bird, it once was. And that’s the question; last seen in 1944 for sure, North America’s most elusive bird may not be around anymore, except for stuffed specimens in museums (photo bel[...]

October 27th, 2022 - 2:42 am § in Environment


These high-altitude ice formations are caused by solar erosion. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 22nd, 2022 - 1:00 pm § in Environment

Anti-oil protests, meh

Back in the 1970s, when people fretted over “peak oil” and freaked out about long gas lines caused by Arab oil embargoes, Ralph Nader said “the world is awash in oil.” He was right, of course; much more oil has been found, and technological advances (e.g., fracking) have unlo[...]