NOAA has released its Sea Level Rise Technical Report for 2022, the first update since 2017. The report includes projections for all US coastal waters through 2150.
Category Archives: Environment
How Ocean Currents Work
(and How We Are Breaking Them)
A fun, silly and scientifically accurate 12 minute summary of how Ocean Currents work, and their effects on the North Atlantic.
Featured photo of Deception Pass, Puget Sound, WA.
Gray Whales Dying off Pacific Coast
Featured photo: Gray whale breaching. Photo by Georg Wolf on Unsplash.
Since January 2019, there has been an increase in gray whale strandings along the west coast of North America from Mexico through Alaska.
The Man Who Planted Trees
A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet
By Jim Robbins
The cast of characters reads like a science fantasy novel: Methuselah, Twin Stem, Old Blue, Gramma, Stagg and Waterfall. But these names aren’t the names of hobbits and elves; they’re behemoth trees — Champion Trees.
Supertrawlers and Trump: Scraping the Bottom
On June 5, 2020 President Trump unveiled the decision to ease protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England, opening it to commercial fishing. Trump made the announcement in Bangor, Maine at a roundtable discussion with commercial fisheries companies and Maine’s former Republican governor, Paul LePage. Maine's Governor Janet Mills was not invited to the event.
Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument comprises nearly 5,000 square miles of protected area that contains endangered right whales and sensitive deep sea corals. It has been closed to most commercial fishing since 2016. Trump called the existing regulations "ridiculous" and "terrible," reported WBUR Earthwhile.