Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

April 4th, 2022 - 9:36 pm § in Environment, Health, Politics

We’re not ready for the next pandemic, and don’t want to be

We humans aren’t exactly a suicidal species, but we come close. We’ve invented weapons to destroy ourselves. We regularly wage large wars that kill many of our own species. We refuse to stop destroying our own habitat. Climate change will end our way of life, but we’re not going t[...]

March 20th, 2022 - 1:26 am § in Environment, Science

Scientists observe extreme warming at both poles

“Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average,” NBC News reported on Saturday, March 19, 2022 [...]

March 11th, 2022 - 5:34 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Elk crossing

By summer of 2021, a new wildlife overpass on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass was getting plenty of action (see story here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 2:56 am § in Environment, Russia

ART: Extinction

The poor creatures didn’t understand what was happening. Will the next mass-extinction event be caused by fire from the sky? And radioactive ash? Will we know why? One potential reason: “If there is no Russia, why do we need the planet?” — Vladimir Putin (Click on image to en[...]

February 26th, 2022 - 8:51 pm § in Environment, Humor

Notice to hikers

Mountain goats are native to the North Cascades, but not the Olympic mountains. Goats need salt. The North Cascades have salt licks, the Olympics do not. There, the goats have only one salt source: Hikers. Consequently, the “Olympic National Park in Washington had a huge problem: [very friendl[...]

February 25th, 2022 - 12:15 am § in Environment, Politics

Oklahoma GOP Sen. Imhofe to retire

Sen. Jim Imhofe (R-OK), 87, who was re-elected to a 5th term in 2020, is expected to announce this weekend he will resign at the end of this year so his successor can be elected this coming November (see story here). Imhofe previously had said he wouldn’t run for reelection in 2026. He plans t[...]

February 21st, 2022 - 3:31 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Feeding the bears

Who says bears can’t adapt to civilization? Does this look like nature’s bear food? “It’s easier to find leftover pizza than to go in the forest,” says Peter Tira, a California department of fish and wildlife spokesperson. Ann Bryant, director of Bear League, says “Hank the T[...]

February 15th, 2022 - 1:10 pm § in Environment

Are you ready for climate change?

Scientists now predict sea levels on U.S. coasts will rise “10 to 12 inches” by 2050, according to a NOAA report released on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, ABC News reported (here). That’s only 28 years away, which means a lot of people alive today will see it happen. The report says [...]

February 8th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Environment


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February 8th, 2022 - 10:14 pm § in Environment


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