It’s getting hot in here

The fact the world is getting warmer isn’t a newsflash, or, it shouldn’t be at least. But just how much warmer is it getting? According to a Feb. 21 report from Climate Central: though the U.S. as a whole has seen a trend that raised annual average temperatures by 1.3°F, winter has seen the fastest…

The Weekly Boat: Irondequoit, NY

It’s Tuesday, which means, it’s time for the Weekly Boat. An given the weather, let’s spice it up — literally. We give you…the Paprika!

“Journey to the edge of climate change”

  Steps: The Ride Greener Film is promising to be the “first climate-friendly snowboard and ski movie of its kind.” It’s a group of snowboarders and skiers who are trying to find a more sustainable way to pursue their passions. Check out the trailer.

Gulf oil spill trial, Day 1

Here’s the Associated Press recap of the first day of the trial involving BP and the devastating Gulf oil spill of 2010 that killed 11 workers and released 172 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf over three months, making it the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Quick recap of today’s proceedings:…

Repurposing tidal marshes

  The San Jose Mercury News has a riveting web media series on how coastal communities are being affected by sea-level rise as brought on by climate change.  In the latest accompanying article from Feb. 23, the Mercury News writes that “as global warming escalates, San Francisco Bay’s existing flood protection system will be no…

On this day, 208 years ago

On Feb. 25, 1805, this is what explorers Lewis and Clark were up to, per their journal entry: [Capt. William Clark] 25th of February Monday 1805 we fixed a Windlass and Drew up the two Perogues on the upper bank and attempted the Boat, but the Roap which we hade made of Elk Skins proved…

Mosquito Monday

The lowly mosquito. We spend time and money on preventing these winged bugs from noshing on us. We buy sprays, weird salves, nets and tarps for our tents. We buy specially-scented candles to ward them off around barbecues, campfires and Adirondack chairs. Our municipal governments invest in spraying forests and land to ward them off….

Gulf Oil Spill Trial to start

Via the Associated Press: U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is expected to hear opening arguments today in the trial surrounding 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Per the AP: BP has said it already has racked up more than $24 billion in spill-related expenses and has estimated it will pay a total of $42 billion to fully…