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June 20th, 2024 - 2:26 am § in Environment

PHOTOGRAPHY: What climate change?

This is just weather and practicing for sea level rise. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 13th, 2024 - 12:00 am § in Environment, Politics

Florida’s social contract with climate change

Opinion by the Miami Herald Editorial Board, June 12, 2024: “It’s like an unspoken social contract. When people choose to live in South Florida, they must make peace with the possibility that, thanks to hurricanes, there will be flooding and they may incur thousands of dollars to fix their h[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 1:43 am § in Environment, Health, Law and Courts, Politics

RFK Jr. is lying about the pandemic

In his early days Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (photo, left) struggled with drugs and initially failed the New York bar exam, but then bootstrapped himself to a highly successful environmental law career, much of it working for nonprofits and teaching law students (read his bio here). I’ve attended e[...]

May 21st, 2024 - 7:14 pm § in Economics, Environment

Why Washington’s natural gas law won’t save the planet

New restrictions on natural gas use in Washington State were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inlsee in April 2024 (see story here). Democrats, Republicans, progressives, and the building trades council (a mouthpiece for developers) disagree on what the law means. It’s confusing, because after fail[...]

May 15th, 2024 - 2:44 am § in Environment

2023 was hot Hot HOT

Scientists use tree rings, ice cores, and coral reefs to reconstruct Earth’s climate history because they act as time capsules. A tree-ring study published in Nature, a scientific journal, on May 14, 2024, concluded 2023 was the warmest year in “at least” 2,000 years (read CNN stor[...]

May 5th, 2024 - 11:55 am § in Environment

Map: Where cicadas will strike next

(Click on map to enlarge; see story here.) As a side note, will South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem name her next dog “Cicada” before shooting it? (If you haven’t heard about her dog Cricket, go here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 5th, 2024 - 11:34 am § in Business, Environment

The wind didn’t knock out your power

When it’s windy and the lights go out, you may assume a tree limb fell on a powerline somewhere in your neighborhood. Not necessarily. The electric utility may have deliberately cut power. It’s a tactic to prevent fires in the dry windy conditions that are becoming increasingly prevalent[...]

May 3rd, 2024 - 2:04 am § in Environment

Climate change is a hoax dep’t

“Climate change is steadily raising sea levels around the world, but the Gulf of Mexico is rising faster than almost anywhere else in the world,” an article in the UK-based tabloid Daily Mail said on Friday, May 3, 2024 (read it here; see map below). “Ocean levels are at least si[...]

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

PHOTOGRAPHY: Smoke

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[...]