Melting South American Glacier…

This weekend, I was reading The Economist in the tiny alpine country of Lichtenstein with a wide view over the mountains. Although snow had started to dust the peaks, a good amount had melted away. It was 70 degrees outside, 20 degrees higher than the average temperature for a mid-October day. As the sun beamed down, […]

via Far from the Arctic, Venezuela’s last glacier melts away — cryopolitics



I don’t know where to start. I really don’t “text mining” oy ~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Aug-2017 A new method of surveying published research, which has highlighted current issues faced by the marine environment, hopes to place scientific knowledge at the heart of policy agendas Frontiers Share Print E-Mail Covering two-thirds of our planet, […]

via Current threats to our oceans are revealed — Watts Up With That?

Tweet for Wild Horses & Burrows!

Tonight and Tomorrow ~ in conjunction with the Cloud Foundation Tweet everyone you know, your two Senators and members of the Appropriations Committee: Public lands belong to US and these are OUR horses & Burros! DO NOT KILL AMERICAS WILD HORSES & BURROS #SaveOurWildHorses

via Twitter Storm for the Wild Horses & Burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

World Environment Concern

Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan MICHAEL BIESECKER and ADAM BEAM , Associated Press•October 9, 2017 HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration’s move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking Monday in the […]

via Almost Everyone on Planet Earth (Outside North Korea) Condemn Trump Override of USA Climate Plan — Eslkevin’s Blog

Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal

Not a good situation. Vietnam can do much better…


The Ba Bo Canal has varied in color from murky to foamy since 2003

By Tuoi Tre News

October 10, 2017, 18:00 GMT+7

Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal
A section of the Ba Bo Canal that runs through Provincial Highway No. 43 in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, is filled with white foam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Factories in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Binh Duong Province have secretly been dumping industrial wastewater into an already seriously contaminated canal, leaving local officials scratching their heads.

The heavily polluted Ba Bo Canal, which snakes along from Binh Duong Province, approximately 30km from Ho Chi Minh City, to the southern hub’s Thu Duc District, has been a serious issue for a decade.

The water’s condition has remained mostly unchanged despite a costly project to ‘clean’ the channel that began in 2008.

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Lets Not Kill Our Precious Natural Spaces With Too Many People.

The New York Times reports the number of park visitors has reached an unprecedented level, leaving many tourists frustrated and many environmentalists concerned about the toll of overcrowding. Read full story at National Parks Struggle With a Mounting Crisis: Too Many Visitors

via National Parks Struggle With Overcrowding — Natural History Wanderings