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Shoveling Snow Is Way, Way Harder In Antarctica. Via a Gizmodo’s reblog
Video: 100,000+ bats die from heatwave in Australia. Bat bodies strewn all over. Temperatures topped 109 degrees this week - too hot for bats to survive…
Obama’s science advisor describes the #PolarVortex and climate change. Seriously! Check it out.
President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes—and why climate change makes extreme weather more likely going forward. Learn more at http://wh.gov/climate-change.
Rescue ship sent to retrieve stranded Antarctic voyagers now stuck in ice
An icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, was trapped in the heavy sea ice.
The icebreaker Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to the Aurora.
James Avery, best known as “Uncle Phil” from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, died from complications due to heart surgery. He was 65.
Here, James, Ben Vereen and Will Smith in one of the most poignant scenes in TV history.
Huge explosion caught on video of the Casselton, North Dakota oil train derailment. h/t Mental Transparency.
Local paper Valley News reports:
A train is derailed west of Casselton, North Dakota. It happened at 35th Street and 154th Avenue Southeast just before 2:20 p.m. Monday.
No injuries have been reported so far. Several area emergency teams are on scene and are setting up an incident command center. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a train went off the tracks and a second train hit it.
Several train cars are on fire and huge plumes of toxic, black smoke can be seen for miles. Several explosions have also been reported. Emergency crews are urging people to stay inside and a code red alert has been sent out to residents in a two mile radius of the accident.
Cute. A puffin follows a girl at Monterey Bay Aquarium. The MBA has a great tumblr, btw…
Bristlecone pines are the oldest trees on earth. The oldest, Methuselah, has lived more than 4,800 years.
From their perch atop the White Mountains at California’s eastern edge, the bristlecones have survived as entire human civilizations have arisen and disappeared.
But there’s a new threat to the bristlecone’s existence, a globe-spanning emanation more menacing than anything they’ve faced in thousands of years.
Learn more on KPCC’s AudioVision.
A poetic look at the oldest organisms on earth.
Wow. The video makes this storm seem apocalyptic.
Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation
Cities and communities are confronted with planning and implementing climate adaptation with very few resources available to help pay for the help they need. Adaptation funding is competing against already limited funding for schools, police, and libraries from scarce local resources. So, while adaptation is a responsible long-term investment for communities, it is usually very difficult to secure adequate funding for planning and implementation. During this webinar we will explore ways to use existing mandates for implementing adaptation, give an example of how adaptation is moving forward in the City of Cleveland, and provide a forum for discussion on challenges and creative ways to move adaptation forward.This webinar is the first of the National Adaptation Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and Georgetown Law Center and hosted by CAKEx.org.AgendaThis webinar will focus on identifying existing adaptation funding streams and using existing resources and mandates to implement adaptation.Webinar will take place from 1:00-2:00 PM EST1:00-1:15Lara Hansen. Ph.D.Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt, will discuss "The State of Adaptation in the United States". Download the presentation.1:15-1:30Sara P. Hoverter, Senior Fellow (health & climate) and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center, will discuss federal opportunities and challenges to supporting state and local adaptation. Download the presentation.1:30-1:45 Jenita McGowan, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland will discuss the Cleveland Climate Action Plan and the challenges and plans for implementation. Download the presentation.1:45-2:00 Open discussion and questions for panel members.
A spinning ice disk spotted on the Sheyenne River in North Dakota is a totally natural phenomenon and not the work of aliens or secret government spies, according to reports.
Retired engineer George Loegering saw the giant frozen circle on Saturday while on a hunting trip with relatives, The Associated Press reported. About 55 feet (17 meters) around, the icy disk was spinning in the river current like a record on a turntable.
The massive pancake-shaped ice pans often turn up on flowing rivers in cold climates. Video and photos posted online show similar disks discovered in Canada, England and Sweden during winter.
Theories abound to explain their formation. National Weather Service forecasters told The Associated Press that the Sheyenne giant likely appeared because cold, dense air slowly froze the river surface in bits and pieces. The floating ice chunks were trapped in a river eddy, creating the rotating circle discovered by Loegering. In 1993, MIT researchers who sought to explain smaller ice swirls on Boston’s Charles River also suggested current-driven eddies.