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Winter 2018: DROUGHT DISASTER APPROACHES, The Age of Self-Induced Drought sticky icon

 

DROUGHT DISASTER APPROACHES
We Have Grown Ourselves to Destruction

The Self-Induced Age of Drought

Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights,
AP, February 21, 2018.

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ANTHROPOCENE: Ecosystem Loss at Rising Sea level, Say Bye to the California Coastline sticky icon

 

ANTHROPOCENE
Ecosystem Loss at Rising Sea level

Saying Goodby to the California Coastline

Under projected rates of sea level rise, a bleak future for Pacific coast tidal wetlands,
American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 21, 2018.

 

IT'S ALL GONE

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Climate Change News, Wildflowers, Mountain High Elevation Ecosystem Loss sticky icon

 

ANTHROPOCENE
Wildflowers

Mountain High Elevation Ecosystem Loss

Climate warming causes local extinction of Rocky Mountain wildflower species,
University of Colorado at Boulder, February 21, 2018.

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Climate News: Cape Town gets a Break, "Day Zero" Posponed sticky icon

 

KARMA COMES RAPIDLY
Global Weather Changes

Cape Town gets a Break

Cape Town dreads "Day Zero" when taps will run dry,
Reuters, February 21, 2018.

"Zero Day," the day water runs out, has been moved from June 4 to July 9.

"...restrictions make it compulsory for residents to use no more than 50 litres per person per day..."

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WEATHER for High Sierra Backpackers: REPORTS, FORECASTS, PREDICTIONS, SNOW, ROADS, CONDITIONS sticky icon

Key Quick Reference
  HIGH SIERRA WEATHER RESOURCES
Below  
Current Visible Satellite View of the Whole Sierra Nevada Range 1 KM National Weather Service Satillte view of Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Above:

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Unexpected: Active Black Hole not Suppressing Galaxy Star Formation sticky icon

 

DEEP SPACE
Unexpected Observations

Active Black Hole not Suppressing Host Galaxy Star Formation

No relation between a supermassive black hole and its host galaxy!?
National Institutes of Natural Sciences, February 20, 2018.

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DEEP SPACE: Furthest, Brightest, Oldest Supernova News sticky icon

 

DEEP SPACE
Furthest, Brightest, Oldest Supernova News

Ancient Magnatar Remnants Light Up Contemporary Understanding

Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected,
University of Pennsylvania, February 20, 2018.

"...the most distant supernova ever detected, a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago..."

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Ultra Dry 2018 Winter Fire in Bishop: New Normal Emerging: Wait 'till Summer sticky icon

 

MIDWINTER FIRE
Ultra Dry Winter Fire in Bishop

New Normal Season Emerging: Wait 'till Summertime

Update: Pleasant Fire at 2,250 acres; 15 percent containment,
Sierra Wave, February 19, 2018, 11:00 AM.

 

STATUS
Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018

Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M.

Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 15%

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Climate Change: Grazing Land Increasingly Unreliable sticky icon

 

Climate Change News
Climate Change Hits the Ground Running

Grazing Land Increasingly Unreliable

Seasonal Changes Increase Food Instability

Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate,
University of Minnesota, February 19, 2018.

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This Amazing Reality: Early Solar System Asteroids Contained Prebiotic Molecules sticky icon

 

This Amazing Reality
Early Solar System Asteroids Contained Prebiotic Molecules

Finding the Natural Roots of Life

Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth,
Georgia Institute of Technology, February 19, 2018.

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Climate Change News: Sierra Snowpack Far Below Normal is a Wakeup Call sticky icon

 

California Drought-Water Crisis
KQED Descriptions with No Analysis

Levels of Threat of Corporate Growth Machine of Death Unidentified by Corporate Press

Sierra Snowpack, Far Below Normal, is a ‘Wakeup Call,’
KQED, February 15, 2018.

 

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Eco Crash News INDEX for January & February, 2018: Observing Our Rapidly Shifting Seasons and Ecosystems sticky icon

 

 

 CHANGING WEATHER, 

&
CHANING WORLD,
NEWS

January & February
2018

Updated Daily 

February 21,  2018

 

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Looking into the Mirror of Life II: Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Science News & Research for Good Observers sticky icon

ASTRONOMY, PHYSICS 


Really Big and Really Small Scale Sciences

The Fundamental Nature of Reality Big to Small... 

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NEW ERA on our PLANET: Tracking the Anthropocene sticky icon

2015 through 2018


 INTRODUCTION
Nature is no longer in charge. There's a new sheriff in town, and he's a real piece of work. In any case, the greedy motivations of man have replaced the driving fertility of Nature as the leading force on this planet, and even the scientists have noticed. Which means it needs a name...

 

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All News about High Sierra Trees and Plants sticky icon

All Tree News
Generally Covering the Plant World

 

 

All
High Sierra Fire and Smoke Information

High Sierra Tree Identification Resources

Tree Forum

 


The Brethren

Updated

 

 

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News of Fish, Water, Oceans, Ice, and People sticky icon

This is the High Sierra
Fish &
 Water News

The Fish News has been stretching into Fish & River News, now into covering Water Issues generally.

 

2018 Water and Fish News

Last Updated
December 28, 2017

Nestle Water Heist Update

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Looking into the Mirror of Life sticky icon

ASTRONOMY, PHYSICS
&
Really Big and Really Small Scale Sciences

The Fundamental Nature of Reality Big to Small... 

We follow Astro-physics and Science for fun, because the Nature of Life itself is pretty darn entertaining on its own merits. Understanding the Nature and construction of our reality is a pragmatic move for all its "operators," but especially for backpacker's finding context in, and navigating the terrain to both ascertain & clarify our place in the Universe.

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HOW TO CRASH YOUR ENVIRONMENT: Mega City Morons of Mexico City

 

HOW TO CRASH YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Mega City Morons

Mexico City: How to Screw Everything

Floods and Water Shortages Swamp Mexico City,
Circle of Blue, February 16, 2018.

Don't concentrate 21 million anywhere: it's a stupid move, if you've got the quality of life of your people and your environment as your goal. 21 million destroys both.

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Polar Vortex Splits Under Warming Stratosphere

 

 

Crashing Climate News

Polar Vortex Splits Under Warming Stratosphere

The Polar Vortex Has Split,
Weather Channel, February 13, 2018.

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