August and September 2016 High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 03 August 2016

High Sierra Backpacker News
August and September of 2016

Happenings in Nature and Society affecting the Trail.
 

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Of Interest to Backpackers
Current Star Chart and Sky Information

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
Smoke and Fire Information

 

High Sierra Backpacker
NEWS

Updated 
August 5, 2016

 

Current
DANGERS & THREATS

WATER THREAT 
Widespread blue-green algae threat-warning.

 

FIRE & SMOKE THREAT
Heading to the Mountains? Watch for Fires & Smoke!
Bad Fire Conditions:

FIRE NEWS-----EARLIER FIRE NEWS

Fire and Smoke Information

High Sierra Weather Page

 

 MOSQUITO THREAT 
Sacramento County resident becomes first person in California to die of West Nile virus,
Sacbee, August 5, 2016.

Current Conditions Status

Mosquito Information

Mosquito News

 

 NEWS

Preventing mass extinctions of big mammals will require immediate action,
University of California - Los Angeles, August 5, 2016. 

 

Nature Soothes its Most Savage Beast
Can nature videos help improve prisoner behavior?
  American Psychological Association, August 5, 2016.

Is nature or the city the real jungle? 

 

Brains of overweight people 'ten years older' than lean counterparts at middle-age,
University of Cambridge, August 4, 2016.

Health and Fittness Forum

 

The Damages We Do
Environmentalists sue, seek to stop oil wells in protected aquifer,
OC Register, August 4, 2016.

It has been common practice of the Dems to sell our health, safety, and environment to their corporate sponsors for decades. The examples of PGE and the Nuke Industry complete this trifecta of industrial death.
The link between vast wealth and politicians must be broken to protect every aspect of life.

No corporation, person, or organization should have any more economic clout in politics than the individual voter. All power in democracy must come from organizing equals, not a criminal elite purchasing politicians.

Not content with injecting this crap into our aguifers, the oil industry has apparently bribed the right Democrats to allow them to irrigate our food crops with tainted waters:

Fruits of Evil

Bribes by Big Oil

Bribed by Big Oil

This corrupt behavior in a corrupted system has and is continuing to devastate our environment and our institutions.

TWIN TUNNELS:
Dems steal Water for Big AG-DEVELOPER Bribers

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Why the Southern California smog is so bad this year,
LB Press Telegram, August 4, 2016.

Hilarious. They build a megacity, then blame Nature for its changing in responce to our influences on it.

 

August 3, 2016

'Above average' wildfire activity is forecast through October,
LAT, August 3, 2016.


Sierra forests turned to brown,
 Calmatters, July 29, 2016.

I just drove up the West Flank of the Sierra on Highway 108 to Sonora Pass. Huge swaths of low and high elevation forest were dead. The rust color of the trees below 8000 feet is dramatic. The silver color of the dead forest above 8000 feet of elevation is more subtle, and only partially hides the fact that the percentage of tree death above 8000 feet is dramatic. 

Fire and Smoke Information

High Sierra Weather Page

See previous reports "Trees," and especially "Trees-2," about the long-term spreading death is the Sierra's Western Flank Forests and its inevitable consequences.

 

Wonders of Nature

First evidence of sleep in flight. Birds engage in all types of sleep in flight, but in remarkably small amounts,
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT, August 3, 2016.

All’s I can say is, “wow!”


Asian giant honeybees may move in synchrony to ventilate nests
Collective 'inhalation'-'exhalation' cycles may keep the interior of honeybee nests cool
, PLOS, August 3, 2016.

Bee News

 

Health and Fitness

Research shows new neurons created through exercise don't cause you to forget old memories, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, August 3, 2016.


Exercise results in larger brain size and lowered dementia risk,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES HEALTH SCIENCES, August 2, 2016.

Health and Fittness Forum


 

Later News

October and November of 2016 

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June and July High Sierra Backpacker News

 

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