December 2016 and January 2017 High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 06 December 2016

High Sierra Backpacker News

December 2016
and
January of 2017

Happenings in Nature and Society affecting the Trail and our Path through Life.

Last Updated
January 31, 2017

 

NEXT MONTHS' NEWS

LAST MONTHS' NEWS



Of Seasonal Interest to Backpackers 

High Sierra Calendar

Mid-January:
Venus in Western Sky during Evening, Jupiter greeting dawn in SE with Morning.

Nice Sky Tonight: Venus, Mars, & Neptune 
December 29, Earth and Sky

 Current Star Chart and Sky Information

November guide to the bright planets,
EarthSky, November 1, 2016.

 

Winter Skies are Upon Us
Orion the Hunter and the Winter Circle

All Astronomical Data

All High Sierra Weather



Also of Interest
NASA Astro Image of the Day

NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY

Just Plain Fun 
NASA Image of the Day



Dead Serious
Winter Weather Reports

High Sierra Calendar

 

Tioga Road Closed for Season: Thursday December 1
Yosemite: Snow closes Tioga and Glacier Point roads for season,

 

NEWS
Updated

Updated January 31, 2017 

Health

Nature-based sunscreens,
WILEY, January 30, 2016.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted,
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, January 26, 2016.

Health and Fitness Forum

 

Dog's Best Friend, Too
Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations,
UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE – VIENNA, January 27, 2016.

 

Astro-Physis & Science

Study reveals evidence that the universe is a hologram,
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, January 30, 2016.

Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, January 30, 2016.

Note
Our use of the word “holographic” puts a lot of the “mechanism of reality” it describes into terms of “conventional” meaning that are at best imprecise, and at worse misleading to the general public. Think of “holographic” like this: Is the “holography” of the universe being projected or absorbed?

This may seem superfically meaningless, but the time and space motions of our universe have a direction.

Is the universe currently a projection of encoding or is it encoding? If both, this indicates the predominance of one or the other, of projection or of encoding is part of a long term cycle of energy exchange that has “turning points” between phases dominated by projection then encoding.

This suggests physical mechanisms driving “holographic” principals have non-holographic states and phases before and after what we currently call the “Big Bang.” “Holographic” mechanisms describe part of the “mechanism of reality,” not it’s totality.

“Holographic” is a concept useful to describe an aspect of the totality of this “mechanism of reality,” but is misleading, as it is merely one point, yet a very important one, of the cycle of the “mechanism of reality” we live within. There are other ways I see the term “holographic” as being misleading to the general public, but this is my main complaint.

 Holographic Universe,
Definition

Science Daily

Wiki

All Astro-Physics News

 

 

 

January 29, 2017

Weather
 The Great Storms of 2017
Jan 6 to 24

NASA observes extreme rainfall over Southern California,
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, January 26, 2017.

 

STRONG JANUARY STORMS STIR DESTRUCTION FROM COAST-TO-COAST,
AP, January 24, 2017.

 

Men post selfie while trapped in avalanche on Highway 89
Sacbee, January 23, 2017.

 

Heavy snow forces closure of I-80 in the Sierra Nevada,
LaLa Times, January 22, 2017.


As California goes from drought to deluge, a dangerous old foe returns: mudslides.
LaLa Times, January 22, 2017.

 

Much of Ca Nailed by Flooding
AT LEAST 4 REPORTED DEAD IN CALIFORNIA STORMS,
AP, January 23, 2017.

 

Sierra slammed: Avalanche warnings, 154-mph wind gust recorded,
SFCrate, January 22, 2017.


Sacto Fears
After years of drought, Sacramento confronts an old foe: Flood risk,
Sacbee, January 23, 2017.

 

OC & Statewide Mud Fears
Flooding, mudslides, power outages follow torrential rainstorm,
OC Register, January 23, 2017.

 

 

 January 23, 2017

The Great Storms of 2017
Jan 19 & 20

Contemporary Conditions-News

Mountain snows that feed Colorado River look good so far,
Vegas Sun, January 20, 2017.

 

 ICE STORM PARALYZES PARTS OF OREGON, WASHINGTON STATE,
AP, January 18, 2017.

 

 Over an inch of rain in 72 hours in many IE areas,
Press Enterprise, January 20, 2017.

 

 Lake Tahoe weather: 2 to 4 more feet of snow expected by Monday,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 20, 2017.

 

 Schools in Siskiyou County close Friday for snowy weather,
Record Searchlight, January 20, 2017.

 

 Yolo Bypass
Flood Control Weir’d,
Nor Cal Water Ass, January 19, 2017.

 

See
Feb 3, 2017 High Sierra snowpack      

January 26, 2017

Astro-Physis & Science

0LiCOW! Hubble's constant update paves way for 'new physics,'
The Register, January 26, 2017.

Why? Why?
This is Why:
(And Just Brilliant...)
Earth's orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods,
BROWN UNIVERSITY, January 26, 2017.

 

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY, January 26, 2017.

 

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality,
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, January 26, 2017.

All Astro-Physics News

 

 

Unintended Consequences,
or
Intentional Disregard of Potential Consequences?


Intense industrial fishing,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA BARBARA, January 18, 2017.

 

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses,
PENN STATE, January 16, 2017.

 


skeeter news
Insecticides mimic melatonin, creating higher risk for diabetes,
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, January 19, 2017.

 

Human Effect on Enviro:
Dumbass Human Tricks

Drug-resistant 'nightmare bacteria' show worrisome ability to diversify and spread
HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, January 16, 2017.

 

Deadly superbugs may be spreading, evolving quietly among the healthy,
Ars Technica, January 17, 2017.

Do we really understand the consequences of our manipulating and affecting the warp and weave of the DNA at the center of Life Itself, while we are still dealing with the “unintended” consequences of our thoughtless superficial manipulations, such as our creation of superbugs?
No, we don’t understand the consequences of our most superficial actions, let alone our deep manipulations of Life, and as our political actions below indicate, we don’t care.

 

 

California Says Oil Companies Can Keep Dumping Wastewater During State Review,
KQED, January 17, 2017.

They ("our" politicians) are bought and sold by oil companies, and every other special interest, in a manner very similar to an auction where the special interests fund virtually all the politicians and both the political parties. Those candidated who "refuse" this money in public take it from party coffers privately.
After that these politicians easily trade the public’s health (and wealth) for the bribes of their “contributors,” and the promises of future perks, positions, and luxuries.


We the People, our environment, our democratic process and rights, and subsequently our health and general welfare have all been repeatedly damaged by the vast bribes of the special interests to both political parties. These bribes have subverted our democracy and drained our health, wealth, and welfare.
The worse offenders are energy companies, banks, financial and insurance interests, pharm and health corporations. No legitimate legislative process exists within the framework of the bribery of these, and the other super-powerful private interests who taint our polity.
These interests fully “fund” both the Democratic and Republican parties. No decisions against the interests of these influences can be made in the current political system. Thus our environment and health will continue to be put at risk until our political system is cleaned up.

That means cleansing the influence of corporate bribery from our political system is fundamentally necessary to save our environment. That will only happen if we can wrestle the reigns of power from the forces of corruption to return to real democratic forms and legitimacy, and not continue to run a polity rigged by billions of dollars of annual corporate and special interest bribery. These bribes must be stopped.

We have neither democracy nor political legitimacy today (though we do have the first “renegade” billionaire president , who bucked & broke both the Repug and Dem parties ((the former by getting nominated, the latter by winning)) since Teddy, if not Andrew Jackson), while the special interests are using their bribery and purchased influence to asset-strip the remaining natural and human resources of our country as quickly as they possibly can, until they know if Trump will turn to or against them. Only one thing is crystal clear.

Before we can “fix” Nature, or at least stop damaging it, we must “fix” ourselves. Reaching that goal specifically requires we strip corporations of citizenship status, remove “their” ability to enrich politicians in any way, while completely equalizing the influence of all voters with strict contribution limits, to re-equalize each of our citizens, billionaires and gardeners, one with the other. The most important restriction being a complete restriction on contributing to an election one is not qualified to vote in. No vote? Then no contribution. The rich man’s “freedom of speech” is currently superior to the poor man’s franchise. Well, this would not be so in a democratic country… the rich man would not be able to bribe politicians, er, “contribute” to politicians in who’s elections he cannot even vote!

Our goal here is simply to save Nature by removing as much of the open power of greed and corruption we presently see influencing, if not completely controlling our political processes, and our so-called, “Free Press.” We must fix our political process itself if we ever want to see it produce good results, especially effective environmental policy.

We need a New Environmentalism that clearly identifies the Greed at the center of our Polity as our main Environment Problem. Take out the corporate corruption at the center of our polity and we would never have pursued the irresponsible growth that feeds this greed, and the system of corruption that enabled and is enabling both the greed and irresponsible growth to consume our Natural and human resources and balances.

Our politicians and press are currently less than worthless in their current status as corporate captives. They are in fact, dangerous to our environment, our health, welfare, and our wealth exactly because the former take these bribes, while the latter “report” that open bribery by corporate interests constitutes honest democracy. The irony of this “devil’s deal” between the corporate politicians and corporate press would be delicious, if it was not so painful to behold the Natural and human damages this corruption has advanced over the past hundred and thirty-seven years of our country’s own corporate captivity.

See "We Need a New Environmentalism."

I put the corporate takeover of the USA at around 1880, when the Top Robber Barons consolidated national political control...

See previous citations… The Damages We Do

 

 
Backpacker News:
When it Started here in N America...

“Official” Date from 14,000 to 30,000 years.
‘Bout time.

The first humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed,
UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL, January 16, 2017.

Latest
April 26, 2017:
Humans in California 130,000 years

 

Even Deeper into Our Past
What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers,
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, January 18, 2017.

 

The Grand Scale: Celestial Time Frames

SF State astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet,
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, January 19, 2017.

 

On the Smallest of Scales: NO Observer Effect

Traffic jam in empty space,
UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ, January 18, 2017.

 

Coming up for some Atomic Air:
Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter -- and cleaner,
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY,

 

Green Sahara's ancient rainfall regime revealed,
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, January 18, 2017.

Did humans create Sahara?

All Astro-Physics News

  

Not Anon:
Your 'anonmyized' web browsing history may not be anonymous,
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING SCHOOL, January 19, 2017.

 

GEAR
Forced Draft Stove

Advanced cookstoves provide environmental benefits, but less than expected,
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, January 19, 2017.

(See ex-ranger dude at Bensen Lake, guide)

 


Amazing Life
Ants use sun and memories to guide their backwards walk home,
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, January 19, 2017.

 

 

January 16, 2017

Health, 'Skeeters

The Winged Threat

Why odds are against a large Zika outbreak in the US,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, January 3, 2017.

Aedes aegypti transmitted viruses:
Zika, yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya

Note there are no PHYSICAL barriers to Aedes aegypti and its viral companions, only, “lifestyle.”

 

Health, General

Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality,
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, January 13, 2017.

 

Exercise ... It does a body good: 20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO, January 12, 2017.

Why Lyme disease is common in the north, rare in the south
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, January 11, 2017.

Ticks that carry Lyme disease found in eastern national parks
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, January 3, 2017.

 

BAD Sugar

Close to half of adults and one quarter of kids in the US regularly consume artificial sweeteners, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, January 10, 2017.

 

Sugar
Wow:

“Overfat”
“...overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health...”

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat,
FRONTIERS, January 3, 2017.

“...current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world's population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people.”
“...as little as 14 percent of the world's population with normal body-fat percentage...”

 

Fake Sugar for Fake Folks

I knew these fake sugar chemicals were dangerous when I first encountered them in the ‘70s.


Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks,
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, January 3, 2017.

More Information

Aspartame

http://aspartame.mercola.com/

 saccharin

 sucralose

Series of Informative Articles on Artifical Sweeteners

Food Politics
http://www.foodpolitics.com/tag/artificial-sweeteners/


Health for Sale
Rumsfeld involved in approval of aspartame

 

The KEY
If you eat you must work. If you work you must eat. You must balance work and food over a long term pattern of activity and eating. The status of your weight, fitness, and overall health is the direct product of your long term balance between activity and eating. Establish a good long-term balance and long-term health will follow.

Trying to eat more than your level of activity justifies by substituting “diet,” “low fat,” or other ways of getting more gratification than you deserve makes you fat, slow, and eventually, stupid. The real source of problems are the pursuits of unengaged gratifications of a "consumer," vs. the engaged life and gratifications of a Human.

One feeds the mind, body, and soul while the other makes a mockery of you, your life, and the very concept of deeper values than your own self-satisfaction.
The singular goal of consumer self-gratification removes context and meaning, while an approach of, "balancing," inputs against outputs creates and builds context out of determining your own values and interpreting your own experiences in motion through life, ideally within a natural environment.


Do exercise 'weekend warriors' lower their risks of death?
THE JAMA NETWORK JOURNALS, January 9, 2017.

 

Pollutants in the Arctic environment are threatening polar bear health,
WILEY, January 5, 2017.

 

 Flightless Wings

Think chicken -- think intelligent, caring and complex,
SPRINGER, January 2, 2017.

A lot of folks mistake chickens’ stubbornness for stupidity. Nope.

 


Amazing Tech/Physics

A big one of these would be So Much Better than a Tazer

Acoustic tractor beam
How to 3-D print your own sonic tractor beam,
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, January 3, 2017.

Video

What
Compact Tractor BeamsBuild Your Own 

Portable Acoustic Tractor Beam

 

Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy, and perhaps magnetar,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY, January 4, 2017.

 

 

December 30, 2016

Earthquakes close beloved California ghost town of Bodie,
Mercury News, December 29, 2016.

 

Astro-Amazing

Russian physicists measure the loss of dark matter since the birth of the universe,
MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY, December 26, 2016.

 

Hubble gazes at a cosmic megamaser
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, December 29, 2016.

Hubble recently

More Hubble below

 

 

Chinese boffins: We're testing an 'impossible' EM Drive IN SPAAAACE,
Time NASA pulled its finger out, The Register, December 22, 2016.

 All Astro-Physics News

 

 Amazing Life 
An astounding number of insects migrate overhead,
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, December 22, 2016.

Mass insect migrations in UK skies
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, December 22, 2016.

 

Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home,
ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN CORAL REEF STUDIES, December 21, 2016.

 

Bees
'Ant-like' bees among new desert species identified by Utah State University entomologist,
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, December 24, 2016.

 

Little Tricksters…
Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria,
AARHUS UNIVERSITY, December 21, 2016.

 

Geo-Biology
A fertilizer dearth foiled animal evolution for eons?
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, December 21, 2016.

 

Sprinting towards extinction? Cheetah numbers crash globally
PANTHERA, December 26, 2016.

 

133 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2016,
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, December 21, 2016.

 

Stupid Human Tricks 

State releases report on disputed twin tunnels water plan,
SF Chron, December 22, 2016.

You will drink Piss and Like It:
Our Corporate Leaders tell us,
“We will continue irresponsible growth until you beg to eat shit and drink Piss:”
Cal Public Radio, December 22, 2016.

 

Long EPA Retreat 

EPA Turns Away from CAFO Water Pollution,
Circle of Blue, December 22, 2016.

 

More than 50 percent of women are avoiding pregnancy due to Zika in Brazil
BMJ, December 22, 2016.

 Mosquito News

 

Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases,
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, December 21, 2016.

 

 

December 20 

Human Design, Wisdom, Health, and Folly

Design:
Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids,
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS), December 20, 2016.

I have been aware that I am a “fat burner,” and well adapted to cold for quite some time. My knowledge of my attributes affects my behavior today. It’s interesting to think that these ancient genitic traits may well be affecting individual’s experiences, their behaviors, and their decision making process today as they did in the distant past.

 

Wisdom
Earliest evidence discovered of plants cooked in ancient pottery,
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, December 19, 2016.

See earliest Agricultural evidence, below... 

Wisdom
'Tiny earthquakes' help scientists predict mountain rock falls,
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, December 19, 2016.

 

Health Folly
Educated Idiots: Meat (eggs, fat, whatever) is bad, now it is good…

Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors
PURDUE UNIVERSITY, December 19, 2016.

 

Folly 
RIT researchers estimate 10,000 metric tons of plastic enter Great Lakes every year,
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, December 19, 2016.

 

Folly 
Ring-tailed lemurs: Going, going, gone?
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, December 19, 2016.

 

Rule of Unintended Consequences
Outdoor recreation in protected areas negatively impacts wildlife,
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, December 16, 2016.

Tahoe to Whitney
Living Things Policy

 

Amazing Nature

Male bumblebees leave home without looking back,
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, December 20, 2016.

 

Geo-Material Science 
This may help explain Emigrant Wilderness’ amazing rock staining
Coffee-ring phenomenon explained in new theory,
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, December 20, 2016.

Emigrant Wilderness Granite Staining: Trail Guide

 

Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth's core,
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, December 19, 2016.

Geology News

 

Astro Physics

New antimatter breakthrough to help illuminate mysteries of the Big Bang,
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, December 20, 2016.

 

All the Visible Skies

Astronomers release largest digital survey of the visible Universe,
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST, December 19, 2016.

Access Visible Universe 

 


Hubble: Amazing.

Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite,
ESA/HUBBLE INFORMATION CENTRE, December 20, 2016.

Hubble: Visual Treats

Take a second and examine some of Nature’s most dynamic and fundamental Fine Arts:

Hubble: Nebulae

The same forces driving the engines of life we see in Summit City Creek drive these nebulus deep space beauties.

Hubble: Sees it All! Well, most of IT) Note the observational info and extra features on each page.

End of the Line 
Hubble: Eskimo Nebula

Hubble: Hands of God & ?

Hubble: Mandela Prime

Input the coordinates of these nebulae into our digital star chart:
Digital Telescope on the Web

More Astro-Physics News below on the 12th and 5th.

All Astro-Physics News

 

Lake Tahoe filling up, and the water level is back to the natural rim
SFChron, December 16, 2016.

 

Vast Corruption
Obama signs California’s massive water bill, but Trump will determine its future,
McClatchy, December 16, 2016.

This bill is designed to continue our forty year long push of completely irresponsible growth, as is true with all Dem-Repug bills and laws. More on this Water Bill of Death below

This is not about anything but continuing the expansion of growth and profits for our corporate elite and their minions. That’s it.

 

 

December 16

Amazing Nature

When horses are in trouble they ask humans for help
KOBE UNIVERSITY, December 15, 2016.

 

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños,
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, December 13, 2016.

Original Article

Antarctic Currents Video

 

Getting to the bottom of deep sea volcanic activity
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, December 15, 2016.

 

Astro-Physics

ALMA finds compelling evidence for pair of infant planets around young star,
NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY, December 12, 2016.

 

 Health

Runners' brains may be more connected, research shows
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, December 14, 2016.

 

Do most Mount Everest climbers use medications, and should they? 
MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC./GENETIC ENGINEERING NEWS, December 14, 2016.

 

Hands-free just as distracting as handheld mobile phone use behind the wheel
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, December 12, 2016.

Health and Fitness Forum

 

 

Society & Stupid Human Tricks

Applying the '80/20 rule' to social costs
DUKE UNIVERSITY, December 12, 2016.

 

Common insecticides are riskier than thought to predatory insects,
PENN STATE, December 7, 2016.

 

The Fake World of Media:

Half of people believe fake facts,
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, December 7, 2016.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Now let’s consider what our corporate media is doing.

Not just memories, but “states of mind,” perspectives, and attitudes are induced by the media. Note how the lines between “news” and “entertainment” have been intentionally blurred over the past couple of decades.

The projection of “info-tainment” replaces “analysis,” reasoned thinking, and logical decision-making with emotional “attitudes,” making both news and media nothing more than tools of psychological, subtle emotional persuasion, rather than forums of information and analysis where the democratic process begins.

Our corrupted “Free Press” and corporate media machine is where democracy goes to die. Then Hollywood shows us how nice being ripped-off feels, and how happy we are being intellectually raped.

This is not just a great loss, but exposes many levels of betrayal of their public trust by media, our corporate elite, and their bribed political servants.

Our citizens and our Natural World both suffer terribly when science and greed combine to create and maintain an Empire of Lies.

 

 

Updated December 6 

(Tioga Road closed for a week between 11-1 and 11-8)

Tioga Road Closed for Season: Thursday December 1
Yosemite: Snow closes Tioga and Glacier Point roads for season,
The Mercury News, December 1, 2016.

 


 Irresponsible Growth
The Water of Life, the fight of a lifetime.
The Corporate Traitors Squabble over the remnants of our ecosystems…

 Boxer slams water bill rider backed by Feinstein,
SF Chron, December 5, 2916.

  Boxer, Feinstein in angry split over new California water-bill plan,
McClatchy, December 5, 2916.

Our Corporate Growth Machine of Death will consume everything, then itself.
It has long ago digested “our” political parties and “our” politicians.
It has stripped Nature bare, now it has unbalanced the progression and character
of the seasons. Everywhere.

Now these greedy, corrupted fucks want to end the Endangered Species Act so they can continue full-speed ahead with their already failing program of irresponsible growth.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

End all corporate bribery in politics to stop the Corporate Growth Machine of Death.

 

Too Many People:
Tahoe now going “high density.”

The highest density is between their ears:

 Placer could focus Tahoe development in north shore towns to avoid growth elsewhere,
SacBee, December 4, 2916.

 

DUMB HUMAN TRICKS

Resistance to drug of last resort found in farm animals in US,
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY, December 5, 2016.

 

A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, December 5, 2016.

 

Just One Effect of Humans

Availability of human food shortens and disrupts bears' hibernation,
WILEY, December 5, 2016.

This, and the warming Winters, have caused many bears in the Tahoe Basin to forgo hibernation.

 

The coldest decade of the millennium? How the cold 1430s led to famine and disease,
European Geosciences Union, December 1, 2016.

 

 

Amazing Human Tricks & History

Neolithic Syrians were first to domesticate cereals,
SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (CSIC), December 5, 2016.

 

Researchers may have found first polluted river from before Bronze Age,
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, December 2, 2016.

 

 

SKEETERS

Growing mosquito populations linked to urbanization and DDT's slow decay,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA CRUZ, December 6, 2016.

Experimental insecticide explodes mosquitoes, not honeybees,
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, December 5, 2016.

 Mosquito News

 

 

SOUTHEAST DROUGHT AND FIRE

 During first look at wildfire rubble, residents in a daze,
AP, December 2, 2016.

 

 Brown water, beaver battle among early signs of water woes,
AP, November 30, 2016.

 

 

Geo Sciences

Seismically active Katmandu region in store for larger earthquake,
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, December 2, 2016.

“much more powerful and damaging than last year's 7.8”
Holy Cow!

 

 

Astro and Physics

Confirmation of Wendelstein 7-X magnetic field,
DOE/PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY, December 5, 2016.

 

More “Awesome Sauce:” 
'Spooky' sightings in crystal point to extremely rare quantum spin liquid,
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, December 5, 2016.

More Awesome Sauce.

 

Really?
Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified,
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, December 2, 2016.

 

NASA's AIM observes early noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica,
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, December 2, 2016.

 

New evidence on the formation of the solar system,
Monash University, December 1, 2016.

Astro-Phiz Forum

 

 

Updated December 2

Tioga Road Closed Thursday December 1
Yosemite: Snow closes Tioga and Glacier Point roads for season,
The Mercury News, December 1, 2016.

 

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