August of 2019 All High Sierra Outdoors & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 15 August 2019

 

Updated
August 28, 2019

 

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High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 
August
, 2019

Happenings in the relationship between Man and Nature affecting our hike down life's trail through both worlds. We study both the reality created by humans and the uncreated reality reflected in, and tended by Nature. 

The vast majority of our reporting on Nature comes from the American Association of Scientists summarizations of each day's bounty of the peer-reviewed research published by academic institutions and journals around the world.

Our focus is on everything, every living thing and natural process that we will encounter hiking from Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney, and out the Portal. The birds, the bees, the water, the trees, the granite in the ground under our feet, and the stars in the sky at night.

Our goal of tracking the status and trajectory of everything we encounter and engage as we hike through the Natural World then brings into play everything it takes to put and keep us out there, which covers a plethora of backpacker-related safety, health, fitness, gear, skills, observation, navigation, and, of course, weather and climate issues.
 

Finally, the most deciseive factor we track that predicts the current status and future trajectory of the health and well-being of Nature are the behaviors, science, culture, and arts of Mankind, who are both one of Nature's greatest and worse creations at the same time. We're going to try to make things better at the bottom-line.

We track the alingment of forces affecting the Nature of our hike through Life on this planet.

You will get the latest news from the forefronts of Climate, Bio, Astro, and the hard sciences affecting our engagement with Nature here, typically two days before hitting the corporate press, but a very long time after they've already deeply affected Man & Nature, if the grimness of our purposeful ecological collapse even comes across the pages of the corporate press at all.

You'll get the real deal here.

 

Updated
August
28, 2019

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
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LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
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Trail News Forum

General News Forum

 

 

Caltrans: ALL High Sierra Highway Status 

 

High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

Last Month
JULY HIGH SIERRA NEWS

 

 

Dead Serious

High Sierra Weather

All Snow Reporting Tools

High Sierra Calendar

Sierra Crestline Snow & Temps

 

HIGH SIERRA Mountain Safety Topics & Incidents


 

 

 

Day Length

August 1
14:10:29
Day length decreasing -1:53 per day

 

July 1
14:51:07
Day length decreasing -0:33 per day

 

June 1
14:43:02
Day length increasing +1:06 per day

 

May 1
13:50:16
Day length increasing +2:10 per day

 

April 1
12:38:41
Day length increasing +2:31 per day

 

March 1
11:19:59
Day length increasing +2:29 per day

 

February 1
10:14:51
Day length increasing +2:02 per day

 

January 1
9:29:49
Day length increasing +0:38 per day

 

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21
9:32:53
Day length decreasing −0:01 per day yesterday, as daylight contraction ended today. and began expanding.

 

December 1
9:38:23
Day length decreasing -1:12 per day

Last Year's Day Lengths

 

 


Night Skies

Summer Triangle
Night Skies on the Trail Guide

 
Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons,
Earth-Sky, March 2, 2017.

 

December 21
First Day of Winter
NASA: Annual Cycle of Light

 

 

 

Astro Observation Tools

Fermilab Virtual Telescope, all views

Current Star Chart and Sky Wheel for Field Use

The In-The-Sky.org Digital Star Wheel

Backpacker Planning & Study Constellation & Star Chart

 

All Astro-Phys, Stellar, & Atomic News

All Astronomical Data

All High Sierra Weather



Also of Interest
NASA Astro Image of the Day

NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY

AGU Blogosphere

 

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High Sierra Roads & Highways

All CalTrans High Sierra Road Status

High Sierra Road Opening History

YOSEMITE ALERTS

Fed: Tioga Pass Status

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

JULY HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS BELOW

Trail News Forum

 

 

August 2019
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

Storm Warnings

Tracking the Spring Thaw of 2019

 

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 August 15

WEATHER HAZARD: HEAT WARNINGS

High Temps in Valley & Along Sierra Crest & Flanks

High Sierra Calendar--High Sierra Weather Resources--High Sierra Air-Fire Resources

 

 

 

August 12

 

 ASTRO-EVENT

Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower,
In the Sky, Mid August, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

"The Perseid meteor shower will be active from 17 July to 24 August, producing its peak rate of meteors around 13 August."

All Astro-Physical News

 

 

 

August 9

 

CRASHING OUR OWN ECOSYSTEM FOUNDATIONS

Growing into Destruction: The Diminished, and Diminishing Western Snow Pack

Back-to-Back Low Snow Years will Become More Common

 

 

 

August 1

NASA DOES THE PCT, FROM SPACE

The Ultimate Top Down View

Trailing the Pacific Crest from Space,
NASA Earth Observatory, August 1, 2019.

 

 

Top of Trail News

Top of Page

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
JULY
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN

High Sierra
NEWS
 

 

SEPTEMBER HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

 

 

SEPTEMBER HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 

LAST MONTHS'
JULY
GENERAL

High Sierra
NEWS

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

On the Calendar

 

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


AUGUST
2019

 

NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

Updated

 

 August 28

CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVING EURO-WEATHER HEAT & FLOODING CHANGES

Two Fronts of Climate Euro Chaos, Rapid Flooding & Heating

1> Climate Driving Changes in Euro Flooding

2> Rapid Euro Climate Warming

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: AFRICAN FUTURE LOOKING HOT & DRY

Climate Change Bringing Trouble to the Source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian Highlands

Upper Nile will Experience More Water Scarcity due to Hotter, Drier Periods

 

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS; OUR NEW, WARMER WINTER WEATHER

Warming Changed Rainfall Patterns, More Seasonal Precip as Rain

Climate Change Altered Winter Precipitation across the Northern Hemisphere

 

 

 

August 24

 

OCEANS, WATER, & ICE: FLOODING PROJECTIONS

New Flood Maps: Extreme Flooding to Become Regular Events

'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & EXERCISE

Any Exercise Prolongs Life

Physical Activity at any Intensity Linked to Lower Risk of Early Death

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & SKEETERS

Testing the Range Limits of the Asian Tiger Mosquito

Mosquitoes Push Northern Limits with Time-Capsule Eggs to Survive Winters

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, PAIN, & WEED

THC-Weed a Very Effective Pain Killer

Study Confirms Cannabis Flower is an Effective Medication for Pain

 

 

PLANTS, FORESTS, & TREES

Massive Northern Forests at Risk

Boreal Forest Fires Could Release Deep Soil Carbon

 

 

 

August 22

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: HEAT, PRECIP, & WINE

Sour Grapes? Conditions Conducive to Fine Wines Changing in Italy

Shift to More Intense Rains Threatens Historic Italian Winery

 

 

August 19

 

ECO-CRASHING ANTHROPOCENE

Birds

Climate is Changing Faster than Animal Adaptation

 

 

 

August 19

 

HEALTH & FITNESS: WATER

Final Arguments about Fluoridation?

Pregnant women who drink fluoride-treated water may have children with lower IQs - but only if they give birth to boys, new study suggests,
Daily Mail, August 19, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

"...water fluoridation can reduce the amount of decay in children's teeth by up to 60 percent."

"...for every increase of 1 milligram per liter (mg/L) of fluoride in a mother's urine, there was about a 3.7-point lower IQ score."

Health & Fitness Section

 

 

 

WATER WOES, THE VALLEY SUBSIDENCE BLUES

Friant-Kern Canal: Socialism for Rich Corporate Farmers & Their ILLEGALS

Surviving the Next Drought: It’s Organized Political Corruption in California’s Central Valley

 

 

 

August 16

 

CLIMATE CRASHING NEWS

NOAA: JULY HOTTEST MONTH EVER

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2019

 

 

 

August 15

 

ASTROPHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, EXOPLANETS

It's Raining Exoplanets: Trappist-1 Solar System

James Webb Space Telescope begins learning alot about TRAPPIST-1 atmospheres in a year

 

 

ASTRO-PHYSICS: PROBABILITY OF HABITABILITY

How Many ExoPlanets are in the Liquid Water Sweet Spot?

How Many Earth-like Planets are Around Sun-like Stars?

 

 

 

August 12

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Microplastics Everywhere

Microplastics in Arctic Snow Suggests Widespread Airborne Distribution-Pollution

 

 

 

August 9

 

ANTHROPOGENIC ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Already Outrageous Human Population Still Rising -- Nature Crashing Rapidly

88 Percent Decline of Big Freshwater Animals

 

 

PLANTS & TREES

Acid Rain Makes for Thirsty Forests

Previously Unknown Mechanism Causes Increased Forest Water Use

 

 

 

August 8

 

ASTRO-PHYSICS

The Elemental Universe

Dark Matter may be Older than the Big Bang, study suggests

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: EL NINO & LA NINA

Ancient, Traditional Weather Patterns Breaking Up

How the Pacific Ocean influences long-term drought in the Southwestern U.S.

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

PFAS. What's Really Inside Your Body?

California 1st State to Require Notification of Toxic 'Forever' Chemicals in Water

 

 

 

August 7

 

EXTREME WEATHER INCREASING

End of July-August

Japan Heat Wave Kills at Least 57 People; Over 18,000 Hospitalized,
The Weather Channel, August 7, 2019.

May Deadly Heatwave

Japan Heat Wave Kills 5 People, Hospitalizes Nearly 600,
The Weather Channel, May 27, 2019.

 

 

 

August 2

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: 2019 GREENLAND MELTING EVENTS

Rare Melting Events becoming Common

EURO Heatwave Brings Major Melting to Greenland

 

 

 

August 1

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & SKUNKS

Fungal Antidote for Skunk Spray Found

Fungal Compound Deodorizes Skunk Smell

 

 

 

 

JULY HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 SEPTEMBER HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 

 

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Nature News

 

Climate Destruction News

 

Trees

Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News

 

Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History

 

Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News

Anthropocene

 

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August, 2019, all, High, Sierra, nature, climate, weather, mountain safety, news, index, PCT, JMT, seasonal, trail, review

 

Originally Published
2019-08-01 09:23:55
 

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