Posts Tagged ‘Ecology’

July 15th, 2022 - 12:52 pm § in Europe, Science

U.K.’s 2050 climate is here now

     “Two years ago,” CNN reports, “forecasters in the UK conducted an interesting thought experiment: What will our forecasts look like in 2050?”      Meteorologists at the U.K.’s official weather agency produced “super long-range climate models in the sum[...]

October 25th, 2018 - 1:14 am § in Misc.

Going Thirsty In The Land Of The Rainforest

When São Paulo’s water ran out Deforestation in Amazonia in the service of agribusiness has depleted the rainfall in southernmost Latin America and now the powerhouse city of São Paulo is in severe drought.[...]

February 28th, 2017 - 12:47 pm § in Misc.

Super Prawn

Two men from the Canadian Atlantic Coast made an astonishing catch while fishing near the confluence of the Matane River and the St. Lawrence River. The fishermen captured a northern prawn measuring over 2.80 meters (9 ft) long and weighing more than 145 kilograms (319 lbs), the biggest crust[...]

January 10th, 2017 - 11:26 pm § in Misc.

Over half of world’s primates on brink of extinction

More than half the world’s primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned Tuesday.  Humans, the most abundant primate, are thriving. WHAT IS LEFT:  Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur — unknown Lake Alaotra bamboo lemur — about 2,500-5,000 Red ruf[...]

August 21st, 2016 - 2:09 pm § in Misc.

Global Warming


June 15th, 2016 - 6:49 pm § in America

Scrapping a Naval Heritage

While it was docked in Rhode Island, a pair of peregrine falcons had chicks in a nest aboard the carrier USS Saratoga. “After consultation with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, any movement plans were put on hold until after Aug. 15 to be certain that any fledglings would have ample t[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 10:16 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: God’s Response to Benghazi Hearings

With maximum sustained winds near 200 mph (325 kph), Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the eastern Pacific or in the Atlantic, said Dave Roberts, a hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Patricia’s power was comparable to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which left [...]

September 29th, 2015 - 4:36 am § in The Ave Scene

Chum is cheap, is Kita Good?

Ever consider eating Kita?  Or do you feed it to your cat? How many times have I told visitors not to eat Kita? Kita is the name Ivars’ puts on the chum salmon, cheap stuff we in Seattle also call catfood. Kevin Bailey of Crosscut claims that  chum has gotten a bad rap over the years. [&hel[...]

July 22nd, 2015 - 4:53 am § in Misc.

Commercializing Growth of Marine Penises

Geoduck species of clam hauled from bottom of ocean off BC coast by divers. British Columbia is industrializing the growth of the geoduck. The giant clam has long been a subject of penis jokes until the last two decades when geoduck became  a delicacy sold for $80 a pound in some restaurants in Asi[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 8:00 am § in Misc.

Festival de la Ballena Jorobada

Today is El Festival de la Ballena Jorobada.  The festival is held at a lighthouse in Rincón, Puerto Rico, where the humpback whales can be seen in the ocean during their breeding season.   The whales prefer the warm and calm waters off the coast of Rincón to give birth to their offspring, an[...]