Meet the drain sock — a simple pollution solution taking the world by storm

From ABC (Don’t think this is scalable to large municipalities myself~ctm) By Gian De Poloni Updated Sat at 9:20pm Video: A drain sock stopping litter from polluting local waterways (ABC News) Cities across the globe are looking to Australia for a simple pollution solution to stop rubbish from spoiling creeks and river systems. Key points:…

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Unusual Cool Temperatures over the Pacific Northwest Leads to Strong Winds and Power Outages in California

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Saturday brought record or near-record cold temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, and strangely enough, that led to unusual Diablo winds over northern California, with the regional utility PG&E cutting power to thousands to reduce the chance of another major wildfire. Cold temperatures potentially producing wildfires?   Ironic, perhaps, but…

First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

From NASA Global Climate Change By Kate Ramsayer, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica – are now available to the public. With millions more observations added each day, data from…