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Thursday, 19 July 2018

URBAN GEYSER steam pipes that power NYC. And one just exploded

quote [ A steam pipe exploded as the work day began in New York City July 19, opening a hole in the busy Flatiron District of Manhattan and sending steam spewing several stories into the sky...New York City is home to the largest steam-power system in the world, first set up in the 1880s. Beneath the streets, 105 miles of pipes snake from five steam generating plants to 2,000 of the city?s buildings, providing heating and cooling. Restaurants and hospitals use that same steam to disinfect things. In the winter, when demand for steam heat is highest, 10 million pounds of steam move through the system per hour, according to Con Edison, the city?s electricity and steam utility. ]

From the 1880's to 2018.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by yunnaf@9:50pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Invasion of a river giant

quote [ After a devastating flood breached a fish farm in Peru in the 70s, the paiche has invaded a quarter of Bolivia?s Amazon, upending a delicate ecosystem and remaking a regional economy. ]

Betcha' goin' fishing, all the time
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 18 June 2018

Multiple Deaths After Earthquake Hits Osaka in Western Japan

quote [ A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in their 80s.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 307 people were treated for injuries at hospitals. Most of the injured were in Osaka ? Japan?s No. 2 city bustling with businesses. Osaka officials did not give details, but the injuries reported in Kyoto and three other neighboring prefectures were all minor. ]

Japan is living on the edge.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Informative]
[by HoZay@4:34pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 15 June 2018

The humans are coming! HIDE!

quote [ Mammalian species around the globe are becoming night-owls in order to avoid us. ]

Hidding away from the world with eye's closed
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought

quote [ The study, in Joule, was written by researchers at Carbon Engineering in Calgary, Canada, which has been operating a pilot CO2-extraction plant in British Columbia since 2015. That plant ? based on a concept called direct air capture ? provided the basis for the economic analysis, which includes cost estimates from commercial vendors of all of the major components. ]

They are creating the economics for the carbon market first proposed at the Kyoto Protocol. Full article in extended.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4]
[by JWWargo@11:19pmGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Judge Orders EPA to Produce Science behind Pruitt's Warming Claims

quote [ The EPA boss has so far resisted attempts to show the science backing up his claims. His critics say such evidence doesn?t exist, even as Pruitt has called for greater science transparency at the agency.

Now, a court case may compel him to produce research that attempts to contradict the mountain of peer-reviewed studies collected by the world?s top science agencies over decades that show humans are warming the planet at an unprecedented pace through the burning of fossil fuels. ]

And the DC beat goes on, and on...
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Good]
[by knumbknutz@2:22pmGMT] [5 comments]

New explosion at Guatemalan volcano

quote [ Emergency services in Guatemala are evacuating areas around the Fuego volcano after a new eruption sent lava spewing down its south side.

At least 72 deaths have been reported since the volcano first erupted on Sunday, with many others missing.

Authorities say more than 1.7 million people have been affected by the eruption, with more than 3,000 evacuated and many living in shelters.

Villages on the slopes of the volcano were buried in volcanic ash and mud. ]

Ouch - with all the other problems in C.A. this is definitely bad news
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@12:03amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 18 May 2018

Trump?s NASA Chief: I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing

quote [ ?I don?t deny that consensus that the climate is changing,? he said. ?In fact, I fully believe and know that the climate is changing. I also know that we humans beings are contributing to it in a major way. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. We?re putting it into the atmosphere in volumes that we haven?t seen, and that greenhouse gas is warming the planet. That is absolutely happening, and we are responsible for it.? ]

Jim Bridenstine, was a well known climate change denier when he was confirmed as head of NASA last month. Now says he fully believes in anthropogenic climate change. That's a relief.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6]
[by knumbknutz@9:40pmGMT] [2 comments]

GOP Congressman: Rising Sea Level Caused by More Dirt on Ocean Floor

quote [ Brooks wasn?t buying it. ?Let?s assume for a moment that what you?re talking about has some kind of factual, rational basis for it, that ice has melted. Are there other factors?,? he asked. Brooks proceeded to explain that rivers carry dirt into the sea, causing the sea level to rise.

"Every time you have that soil or rock deposited into the seas, that causes the sea level to rise, because now you?ve got less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up" ]

This is why I drink. Better yet - I'll do a long bong rip...
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@4:23amGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 14 May 2018

Rainy Mood

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OK, I mentioned my fondness for rain videos in JWWargo's Napflix post and was asked to provide links, so here's a list.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Good]
[by hellboy@9:36amGMT] [8 comments]

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