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Almost half the US is in drought and there’s little sign of letting up, NOAA says

California is in megadrought, where’s the conservation? Almost half the US is in drought and there’s little sign of letting up, NOAA says The HILL By Alexandra Kelley | March 18, 2021 A dried out lake stands near the Navajo Nation town of Thoreau on June 06, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico. Spencer Platt/Getty Images NOAA’s […]

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Pacific Ocean’s rising acidity causes Dungeness crabs’ shells to dissolve

Note: County planners were criticized at the draft Local Coastal Plan meeting Thursday with the Planning Commissioners for lack of current (12 and 15 year old science used) and real climate science strategy. Staff planners want parking lots, 2 turn lanes to promote more tourism. Fossil fuels are blamed for the crabs demise….    “Since

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Rainwater and Drinking Water Throughout the U.S.

“The substances are dubbed forever chemicals because they do not degrade in the environment. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to various ailments, including cancers in humans and animals, especially in the kidneys and testicles. They have also been linked to thyroid disease, weakened immunity and other diseases, as NBC News reported.” Toxic Chemicals Found

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Trump’s nominee wants to privatize the weather

He’s back…….recycling bad appointees. “We sent a letter raising our concerns about his lack of scientific credentials and experience with many critical parts of NOAA’s mission relating to oceans and coasts; his previous efforts to privatize many functions of the National Weather Service (NWS), which would adversely affect its vital public safety mission; and his

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Artic heating up 2X’s faster: A historic tornado onslaught in central U.S.

“Context: While the heavy rains are consistent with studies showing an increase in heavy precipitation events and stalled, highly amplified weather patterns due to climate change, trends are tougher to discern with tornadoes. Studies suggest that environments supporting severe weather will increase but become more variable in coming years, leading to potentially bigger tornado outbreaks

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