Category Archives: Environment

The Earth’s Bounty–Fish Stocks!


A recent book that I found of interest is discussed below: from http://www.amazon.com/The-Most-Important-Fish-Sea/dp/1597261246 “In this brilliant portrait of the oceans’ unlikely hero, H. Bruce Franklin shows how menhaden have shaped America’s national—and natural—history, and why reckless overfishing now threatens their … Continue reading

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The Days are Getting Longer!


Yesterday was the Winter Equinox so now the days are one minute longer until the summer Equinox in June. White Nights in between. I try to make sunrise each day sitting with my coffee looking east out of my living … Continue reading

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ATOMOSPERIC MODELING


Great article in today’s NY Times: Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril By NORIMITSU ONISHI and MARTIN FACKLER Residents of a town in the nuclear disaster zone expressed fury that unpublished radiation forecasts could have prevented them from … Continue reading

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Carol Browner–A Success or A Failure?


Carol Browner has joined the Center For American Progress, the Democratic effort to offset the American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation. The CAP news release: Here is the full CAP release: Carol M. Browner Joins the Center for American Progress … Continue reading

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US Coast Guard Self-Assessment on BP Catastrophe


In a brutal self-assessment the US Coast Guard has given itself a D- grade on its GOM performance!  Please see: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704302704576253280126613312.html I have long advocated that the Coasties funding and staffing should be doubled.  What really disturbs me about the … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Modeling


An important piece of news was the deployment of up to a dozen new teams from EPA to monitor potential radioactivity from Japan arriving on the West Coast. Hawaii’s almost mid-Pacific location probably means that a team is deployed there. … Continue reading

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Water Resources–FEMA Levee Policy


FEMA published a notice seeking comment on its levee policy in today’s Federal Register. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POLICY ISSUE FACING THE NFIP TODAY AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PROPOSED RULE. It also should have been treated as a … Continue reading

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