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Sea Level Rise and Property Values

“Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise” Asaf Bernstein, Matthew Gustafson, and Ryan Lewis. Sea level rise coming home, the market is paying attention (Halleluia! who woulda thunk it. The real estate market, especially on the coasts is a wretched hive of villainy)) The first sentence of the abstract is “Homes […]

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Temperature Reaches 123 Degrees in India

The temperature went over 123 degrees (50C) in India. This was the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. “Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 24 hours, along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 48 hours and also and off […]

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Global Drought

by Daniel Brouse EARTH — The world is experiencing one of the worst years of drought ever recorded. The conditions are so bad in India that the state of Bihar has banned daytime cooking. “We call this the fire season in Bihar,” a state-disaster management official said. “Strong, westerly winds stoke fires which spread easily […]

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California Running Dry

CALIFORNIA — Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California said, “As our ‘wet’ season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Groundwater […]

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The Costs of Solar Energy

A lot of the environmental costs of solar depend on how the panels and batteries are produced, transported and disposed of… and most importantly how the energy is stored. As renewable energy grows, storage will become a greater problem. In general, we would be better off producing energy like the sun (fusion) than trying to […]

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Colorado Water Rights

Colorado is one of the states with the most restrictive water rights. Similar to how mineral rights can be sold separately then the other property rights, water rights in Colorado are often owned by someone other than the property owner. This means it is illegal to even capture rain water. Colorado has it’s own government […]

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California Zero Water Allocation

Though much of the United States has been experiencing a cold, high precipitation winter, California has had extreme drought and fire conditions. The State Water Project announced the state reservoir will “effectively be closed for business.” “This is the most serious drought we’ve faced in modern times,” Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources […]

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Adrift at Sea for 16 Months

EBON ATOLL — A Mexican man was found washed ashore in his small fiberglass boat on a remote Pacific Ocean island. Since he only speaks Spanish, he has been communicating by drawing pictures. It appears he left Mexico in September of 2012 with a companion on a trip to El Salvador. His companion died several […]

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Underwater Robotics Competition

Annual competition, sponsored by Marine Advanced Technological Education Center, gives competitors a taste of the real-life capabilities needed to maintain an ocean observing system by NSF.gov The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center hosted its 12th annual student underwater robotics competition earlier this summer in Federal Way, Wash. The Center is a national partnership of […]

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Global Warming Proof

by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Ocean measurements taken more than 135 years ago during the scientific expedition of HMS Challenger have provided further confirmation of human-produced global warming over the past century. The researchers also found the thermal expansion of sea water caused by this global warming contributed to around 40 per […]

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