UK Floods Continue to Ravage Crops and Land – No Action in Sight

A Typical Human Response? One “Green New Deal” scheme ‘floated’ – Funding “After Floods” Full Link To Article in The Guradian “The price of crisps (edNA: potato chips) and chips (edNA: French fries) are expected to rise in the new year as the flooding in northern England hits the supply of winter vegetables such as …

Forest Soils Storing Carbon Are Linked to Climate Change in a Warming World

by Cornelia Rumpel, for Nature News and Views "Carbon has been stored in the organic layers of boreal-forest soils for hundreds of years. An analysis reveals that this carbon might be released into the atmosphere as global warming increases the frequency of wildfires..." Full Link to Nature Article "Boreal forests are key players in the …

From climate mysteries to dead zones, an evolving computer model tackles Puget Sound’s eco-riddles

“The local population of Puget Sound orcas is in decline, having dropped to 73 animals. A computer model built by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is helping scientists studying industrial pollutants, one of the key threats to the killer whales’ survival. (NOAA Photo)” Lisa Stiffler, GeekWire “Puget Sound — Washington’s inland sea — is a mysterious place. …

“Now in space, a cutting-edge satellite the size of a shoebox, and UW students built it…”

By Erik Lacitis  Seattle Times staff reporter   "Just be thankful there are students like Paige Northway and Nathan Wacker, two University of Washington students who think it’s neat to work on stuff like a satellite the size of a shoebox. "For most of us,  all that is beyond our comprehension. "But that’s how things move …