Plate tectonics utterly fascinate me, and this new news out of Caltech University just proves that this particular field of science is one of the most interesting out there. Researchers … [Read full article]
… and just 1 cold record. As the image below, from Ilissa Ocko of Princeton University, shows, the 7 nations (and 1 territory) that set heat records in 2011 were: … [Read full article]
2011 was a record year for extreme weather, as I’ve noted a few times already. Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters of Wunderblog has more on last year’s wild weather, including … [Read full article]
Via DailyKos, here’s the “official meme of 2011“: Seems spot on to me. We certainly covered the Japan nuclear meltdowns, Arctic ice cap meltdown, and multiple (Republican-driven) Congressional meltdowns … [Read full article]
If you’ve been a loyal reader of Planetsave for the past year or more, before reading on, perhaps see if you can guess one or more of our top … [Read full article]
2011 was a big year for the environment, in some good ways and some bad ways. Here’s a quick run-down of the top 10 stories of the year, in … [Read full article]
Despite the disheartening defeats for environmental causes in the past year or so (with one recent exception: the upholding of the forest ‘roadless rule’), it is more than encouraging to … [Read full article]
Heavy monsoon rains over the course of August 2011 have caused widespread flood damage in Pakistan. The southern province of Sindh was hit especially hard. The horrendous flooding has effected close to 5 million people, destroyed millions of homes, killed at least 361 people and displaced 600,000 who are currently living in refugee camps because of the continually rising waters.
A 6.0 earthquake shook far beyond its epi-center in Mineral, Virginia; shaking was felt from as far north as Rhode Island, New York and as far south as Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Starting at approximately 1:51 PM at the epi-center 3.7 miles beneath the surface, reports are varying as to how long the quake lasted; best estimates are only a few seconds.
Each year on the Saturday before or on June 21, tens of thousand line up along a two miles stretch just north of Seattle’s Lake UNion (the famed Fremont neighborhood) to witness a celebration of all things summer (under sprinkling, over-cast skies), ecological, alternative, creative and just plain freaky…oh, and naked (sometimes painted) people on bicycles!
Want to make a green New Year’s resolution? Of course you do. A cool site powered by Fashioning Change (a startup “working to create positive systemic change by engaging people on a … [Read full article]