News of Fish, Water, Oceans, Ice, & People, 2018


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 02 January 2018

News of Fish, Water, Oceans, Ice, & People, 2018

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The Fish News has been stretching into Fish & River News, now into covering Water Issues generally. We cover water as it stands, pools, flows, freezes, and precipitates. A step further, we cover how water affects the things that most directly depend on it, the things that grow, swim, drink, ship, & store water.

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2018

 

 October 9

ANTARCTIC: CLIMATE CHANGING OUR AMAZING PLANET

The End of Cold

McMurdo Dry Valleys Unique Environment Threatened

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: ARCTIC SEA ICE

6th Lowest Summer Minimum

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2018 Minimum

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: THE OCEANS

Surf’s Up, and Rising to Record Levels...

Global sea level to 50 feet by 2300?

 

 

 

October 2

 

CLIMATE & WATER

Another Climate Changing Warmer & Drier Year

Below Average Precipitation for Water Year 2018

 

 

 

September 26th

 

ECO-CRASHING ARCTIC NEWS

Arctic Warming Increasing Extreme Weather

More persistent weather patterns in US linked to Arctic warming

 

 

OCEANS, WATER, ICE, & FISH

The Long, Steady, Decline in Salmon Populations Continues

Threatened spring-run chinook salmon are sparse this year

 

 

 

September 25th

 

ECO-CRASHING CONSEQUENCES

Megacity Thieves, Grouse, and Ranchers Fight over Diminishing Waters

Los Angeles reduces Eastern Sierra water deliveries because of climate change

 

 

 

September 20th

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WATER, SOUTH

The Old, Cold One is Going Away. Eventually...

Moderate warming could melt East Antarctic

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WATER, NORTH

The End of Cold, 2018: Ice Caps Racing Away

Unprecedented ice loss in Vavilov Ice Cap

 

 

 

September 18

 

ICE COLLAPSE UPDATE

The End of Cold: Alaskan Glacier-Permafrost Deterioration

Yakutat Glacier Terminus Collapses: Added to Bridge Glacier Collapse Reports

 

 

ECO-CRASHING OCEANS

British Colombia Heat Wave Continuing

The Blob Hides in the Deep

 

 

 

September 10

 

THE SOURCE of OUR ECOLOGICAL BREAKDOWN

Massive Irresponsible Growth and Development

& Stuffing The Twin Tunnels Down our Throat

 

 

 

September 5

 

The SUM of all CLIMATE FEARS

Last Massive El Nino Foreshadows Magnitude of Next

El Niño fears grow as starving baby birds wash up on California beaches

 

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGING WATER SYSTEM

Water Source for Millions Going Away...

Colorado River Flows Drop By 15 Percent Over Last 100 Years

 

 

 

August 31

 

ECO-CRASHING WATER NEWS

Direct to Article

Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First,
Bloomberg, August 29, 2018.

Related

Already Hot Lands Getting Much Hotter: Florides to FRY in HEATWAVES

 

 

 

August 24

 

WATER on LAND

Analysis and Context

2018: Impending Lake Mead Emergency Declaration

 

 

 

August 22

 

ICE WATER

Summer 2018 Sea Ice Minimum Approaches

Crazy North Hemisphere Heatwave of 2018, Oldest, Thickest Ice Breaks in the Arctic

 

 

 

WATER on LAND

Agricultural Overproduction and Endless Urban Expansion Must Stop

Two Environmental Victories on the Horizon!?!

Closing the off the Water Tap while Deporting Cheap Illegal Labor

 

 

 

August 8

CLIMATE & OCEANS

Hot Times in SoCal

Record Warm Waters off Southern California

 

 

DRAINING CALIFORNIA DRY

How the Devils Straws is Really “Working”

Colossal Political Arrogance, Corruption, Lying, and Cheating

 

 

 

August 4

 

HEALTH & STATUS of LAKE TAHOE

2018 State of the Lake Report

Lowest Clarity & Highest Temperatures in Lake Tahoe’s History

 

 

 

August 3

CLIMATE & OCEANS

Hot Times in SoCal

San Diego's Scripps Pier Records Highest Ocean Temperature

 

 

 

August 1

 

OCEANS, CHEMISTRY, & CLIMATE

Cooking Up a Toxic Brew

PETM Disaster Shows Grim Connections between Climate Change & Warming Oceans

 

 

 

July 31

 

LOBOTOMIZING the WEB of LIFE: In the Oceans

Coral Escape Limits

Acidification having major impact on marine life

 

 

WATER SAFETY

Vast Summer 2012 Blue Green Algal Outbreaks across Northern Hemisphere

Three Reports: Western US, Northern Europe, Great Lakes and Florida

 

 

 

July 26

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WATER

East Antarctic Breakdown: The Totten Glacier is Melting

Once Thought Stable, the East Antarctica is also 'Imperiled' by Climate Change

 

 

OCEAN HEALTH

Only 13% of Ocean Wilderness Remains

The Last Wild Ocean

 

 

 

July 25

 

UNDERSTANDING OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE RELATIONS

El Nino & La Nina Research Reveals Deep Relationships

The blueprint for Understanding El Niño diversity

 

 

 

July 18

 

ATLANTIC OCEAN CIRCULATION OK?

Nothing Happening Here, Keep Moving Along...

Atlantic circulation is not collapsing -- but Shifting Gears

 

 

 

July 17

 

CLIMATE-WATER NEWS Updated

South African Drought Broken?

Cape Town gets a Break, "Day Zero" Postponed

 

 

 

July 16

 

GEO-WATER NEWS

Still Got that Sinking Feeling?

We’ve Destroyed the Natural Foundations of Our Own Bounty

2018 Valley Subsidence a Symbol of Overproduction Abuses

 

 

 

 

 July 9

 

California Fish Research

Sad History of Coho Salmon

Direct to Article
How Much Water Do Coho Salmon Need? Researchers Find Surprising Answer,
Water Deeply, July 9, 2018.

Interesting information about Coho Salmon.

Earlier
California seeking help from landowners to save coho salmon

 

 

 

July 6

 

WATER NEWS

Finally, A Splash of Water for the Dying Wild Fish

California proposes reducing river flows for farms & cities

 

 

 

 July 3

 

EXTREME NATURE

Coldest Temperatures on Earth

Tiny Valleys near the top of Antarctica's Ice Sheet

 

 

 

June 19

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Carbon Calculations Wrong?

More CO2 into Oceans than Previously Predicted?

 

 

 

June 18

 

THE ARIDIFICATION OF THE SOUTHWEST

Growing into the Jaws of Doom

Colorado River, Lakes Mead & Powell going below 50%

 

 

 

June 15

 

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS: ICE

2018 Status of All Antarctic Ice

Ice Loss Triples

 

 

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS: ICE

Status of East Antarctic Ice

Will E Ant Melt? Will Humans Exceed Pliocene CO2? Stay Tuned? 

 

 

 

June 13

 

WATER NEWS

Ending an Era: Watching the Transformation of The Sierra and Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Clarity at Lowest Ever

 

 

 

 June 12

 

WATER & CLIMATE NEWS

2018 Water Woes Deepening in the Southwest

No Solution for Crazy Development Using more Water during Drying Times

 

 

 

June 6

 

End of the Line for Massive Iceberg

B-15z Gonna Bite the Dust

 

 

 

June 5

 

OCEAN FERTILITY CRASHING

What Happened? Retrospective View of The Blob

Human Caused Ocean Instabilities Caused-Causing Massive Die-Offs

 

 

 

June 1

 

CALIFORNIA WATER SCAM: THE DEVILS STRAWS

Next Step in the Destruction of California's Ecology

No Vote for You!

 

 

 

 May 31

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Watch Out for the Green Water

Salem drinking water contaminated, children advised to avoid tap water

 

 

WATER, IRRESPONSIBLE GROWTH, & ECO-CRASH

Our Future's In the Toilet: The Survey

Everything's Fine, Move Along with Endless Growth...

 

 

 

May 28

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: WATER

Identifying The Physical Problem

“...how easily we could crash Lake Mead!”

 

 

 

May 22

 

WATER SUPPLY NEWS

"Environmental" Politics?

Two Ca Water Bonds: "Fixing" Nature or Expanding the Problems?

 

 

 

May 18

 

UPDATE

TWIN TUNNELS STORY
Earlier
Corporate Corruption at All Levels, Both Parties: Repub. Seeks Lawsuit Ban

UPDATE
Garamendi Speaks about Democrat Twin Tunnels (Devils Straws) Indemnified by Republican Conservative

 

 

OCEANS, WATER, & FISH

Fish Moving North Too...

Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes

 

 

 

May 16

 

WATER NEWS

NASA Probes Gravity of Earth's Surface Waters

Massive Satellite-Ground Data Coordination

Sees Wet Areas Wetter, Dry Areas Drier

 

 

 

MAY 14

 

WATER NEWS

Corporate Corruption at All Levels, Both Parties

Democrat Twin Tunnels (Devils Straws) Indemnified by Republican Conservative

 

 

 

MAY 9

 

WATER NEWS

Lake Tahoe Destruction Plan

End of Lake Tahoe as We Know IT

 

 

 

MAY 2

 

CRASHING CLIMATE CONSEQUENCES

World's Lakes Changing

Global Lake Evaporation Changing, Accelerating

 

 

THE SOUTH POLE-ANTARCTIC

Midwinter Antarctic Lakes Surprise Everyone

Freak Warm Winds Melt Snow During Antarctic Winter

 

 

PERSIAN GULF WARMING

Global Oceans Dying

The Persian Gulf Boils When Lakes form in Antarctic Winter

 

 

 

April 30

 

BIRDS IN HOT WATER

Increasing Warm Water Episodes in Gulf of California

Threatens Heermans Gulls

 

 

WATER SUPPLY POLICY

Cutting off Medusa's Snake-Heads?

Oroville Dam Not to be "Regulated" by its DWR "Owner?"

 

 

 

April 24

 

WATCH THE ARCTIC DISINTEGRATE

How to Use MODIS

Video of Fifteen Years of Change in the Arctic

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC CHAOS

Gulf Stream Freaking Out in the Ancient Past

The Past Points to a Grim Future Supercharged by Global Warming

 

 

INLAND CORRUPTION CRISIS

Irresponsible Growth & Corruption Sucking Delta Dry

The Unraveling of the Delta

 

 

 

April 21

 

THE SOUTHWESTERN WATER WARS BEGIN

TIME TO BURY ARIZONA IN THE SAND

Central Arizona Project Greed Threatens Whole Colorado System

 

 

 

April 19

OCEAN NEWS

2 Pieces of Great Barrier Reef Research

Ocean Life: Hope for Great Barrier Reef?

Remnants to Survive a Hundred Years?

 

 

2016 Massive Northern Great Barrier Reef Die-Off

Sad Status of The Great Barrier Reef

 

 

FISH NEWS

Lahontan Cutthroats Isolation and Recovery

How the Lahontan Cutthroats Survived

 

 

 

April 16

 

OCEAN NEWS

Sea Levels Rising Rapidly on East Coast

Coastal Environment Changing Everywhere, & Asseteague National Seashore

 

 

 

April 12

 

WATER NEWS

Asset-Stripping California

Status of Twin Tunnels Post MWD Funding Vote

 

 

 

April 11, 2018

 

CALIFORNIA UNDER ATTACK

DEVILS STRAWS FUNDED

Forces of Organized Greed in Control of Twin Tunnels

Public Ripoff for Private Profits & Vast Destruction of Nature

 

 

ARIZONA DRYING OUT

Regional Drought Deepening

Arizona & Whole Southwest in Big Trouble

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC CHAOS

Gulf Stream Freaking Out

Colder Here, Warmer there, Short Term Instabilities Abound

 

 

 

April 10, 2018

 

WE CHANGED THE WEATHER

The End of Cold

Arctic Mountain Glaciers Melting Rapidly

 

 

WE'VE DESTROYED WHOLE ECOSYSTEMS...

Hotbed of Diversity-Fertility Badly Damaged, Disappearing

Indonesian Archipelago Seagrasses in Rapid Decline

 

 

& WE CHANGED THE WEATHER

Trend of "Aridification" of Southwest Continues

Diminishing Annual Snowpack

 

 

High Arctic Lake Ecosystem

Small Temp Rise Brings Vast Regional Changes

 

 

 

April 3, 2018

 

WATER NEWS

Do We Have Ground and Surface Water Crisis in California?

I Can't Tell from this Article...

 

 

ICE NEWS

The End of Cold
Antarctic Ice Retreat

Looking Under Nature's Cold Skirt

 

 

 

March 30

 

End of Wild Rivers in the West

Half the West's Rivers "Altered"

 

 

 

March 29

 

West Greenland Melting

Fastest Seen in Historical Record

 

 

All The Wild Fish in California Are Dying

No Identification of Root Causes, & No Plan to Stop Them?

 

 

Irresponsible Growth Funded by Rubes

Stealing More Water to Kill More of Nature

 

 

 

March 27

 

Phoenix: Sand Castles in a Desert

Rockies-Colorado Failure Assures Phoenix Failure

 

 

 

March 23

 

OCEAN, CLIMATE, & HEALTH

2018 Arctic Sea Ice Winter Maximum

Trend of Record Lows Continues

 

 

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Bigger than Thought, Growing Larger

 

 

 

March 21

 

WATER IN THE SOUTHWEST

Colorado Water Distribution House of Cards

52 Card Pickup. Bottom-Line: Farmer Water Rights Prevail over Multi-state Plan

 

 

 

March 20

 

OCEAN CRISIS

What Happened to the Sea Stars?

Great Mystery Deepens

 

 

OCEAN-ICE-GLOBAL CRISIS

Fundamental Pattern Changes

Arctic Winds & Sea Ice

 

 

March 19-20

 

Killing the Whole Planet

End of Cold

Glaciers are Crashing

 

 

 

March 17

 

WATER & WEATHER

Western Water Crisis Continues

New Weather Patterns Steadily Diminishing Rio Grand & Colorado River Flows

 

 

 

 March 14

 

CLIMATE-DISEASE-LINKAGE

Two Interesting Cases

Seal Pups & Starfish

 

 

Global Warming Avalanches

THE END OF COLD

Here Comes the Himalayan Ice

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS
Karma Coming Quickly

Threat to the Foundation of Life

Global Warming Killing Phytoplankton

 

 

 

March 12

 

OUR DAMAGED ECOLOGY

We Face An Extenstial Water Crisis

A Simple Letter to the Editor

 

  

ECHOS OF PAST POLITICAL CORRUPTION TODAY

Bribed Politicians Historically Ripoff and Kill People with Dams

St. Francis Dam failure parallels Oroville Dam crisis

 

 

Epic Drought

California Drought one for the Ages? Response: Stuff in Millions!

 

 

 

March 9

 

Offshore Conditions "Normalizing"

NOAA WEST COAST FISHERIES REPORT

Profound Offshore Threats Diminished, OnshoreThreats & Growning Weather Instabilities Remain, History of The Blob

 

 

 

March 8

 

TOILET WATER FOR CALIFORNIA

The Fountain of Filth

Our Corporate Masters Will Have Your Kids Drinking Drug-Tainted Toilet Water

 

 

PLANATARY CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS

What's Going On?

The Whole Southwest of the US Undergoing Aridification

 

 

PLANATARY CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS

Thousand Year Fishing Downturn

Huge Systamatic Effects of Altering Atmosphere

 

 

 

March 5

 

RADICAL SEASONAL CHANGE ALREADY HAPPENED

The "New Normal" Warmer, Drier, & Wetter High Sierra

Too Much or Not Enough, and it's Still Changing Rapidly

 

 

 

HISTORICAL WATER SCAMMERS BROUGHT TODAY'S TROUBLES

Same Institutional Crimes & Criminals Now as Then, Just a Lot More of Them Now

The History of, and Ongoing Institutionalized Corporate Corruption of Oroville Dam

 

 

DEJA VU, ALL OVER US AGAINS

Are Our Leaders Corrupted Lying Theives or Lying Corrupted Theives?

Quick Answers, Yes and Yes...

 

 

SAME RESULTS FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Recognizing Klamath Salmon Destruction

Spring Run Considered for Endangered Status

 

 

 

 March 2

 

WATER & WEATHER NEWS

2018 Climate News: Radical Western Snopack Decline

15 to 30% Average Loss

 

 

 

 Feburary 28

 

KILLING OCEAN LIFE

Chinook Debacle

 

 

 

 Feburary 27

 

THE ANCIENT BANTU KILLED CENTRAL AFRICA?

That's NOTHING: We Americans are Killing the whole Modern World

RADICAL ARCTIC WARMING

 

 

 

Feburary 22

 

Fish, Water, & Climate

Latest Smelt News

A Third of Samples Not Really Smelt

 

 

WATER SCAM PROCEEDS

Twin Tunnels hearing lunges forward

Stealing When There's Nothing Left to Steal

 

 

 

Feburary 21

DROUGHT DISASTER APPROACHES

We Have Grown Ourselves to Destruction

The Age of Self-Induced Drought

 


KARMA GOES LOW

Sea Level Ecosystems Destroyed

Sea Level Marshes Disappearing

 

 

KARMA COMES RAPIDLY

Global Weather Changes

Cape Town gets a Break

 

 

 

Feburary 19, 2018

HEALTH & FITNESS
&
Fish & OCEANS

Microplastic Madness Everywhere

Plastic and its by-products are Everywhere in our Environment

 

 

 

 Feburary 17, 2018

WARMING BLOWBACK

Massive Tibet Avalances of 2016 Examined

Four Causes Discovered: Climate a Factor in Three

 

 

California Drought-Water Crisis

Descriptions with No Analysis: Let's Fix That

 

 

 

Feburary 15, 2018

WATER RIPOFF

Devils Straws Revival

Mordor Wants Our Water

 

 

BAD WATER

Post Industrial Decay: Interactive Water Quality Map

Bad Water

 

 

 

Feburary 12, 2018

YET ANOTHER CORPORATE RIPOFF

Nestle in San Berdo Nat Forest

Selling Us our Own Water

 

 

EVERYTHING'S CHANGING RAPIDLY

Higher-Faster

Sea level rise accelerating

 

 

 

Feburary 6, 2018

AMAZING NATURE

Natural Wisdom of Shark Design

Denticles for Less Drag and More Lift

 

 

 

Feburary 1, 2018

Luxury Thieves

Too Many People, Too Many Thieves, Doom Abalone & Wild Fish in California

 

 

The Water System Collapses
Citizens Subsidize Profits & Pay for Repairs

San Joaquin Subsidence Blues

 

 

 

January 30

Southern CAL Takeover of Northern CAL Delta

The Final Brown Ripoff Scam for his Bribers

 

 

 

January 25

WATER RIPOFF

Water News, Status of the Devil's Straws

Twin Tunnels Must Be Killed Dead and Buried

 

 

 

January 24

EVOLVING WEATHER

Climate Changed News: High Sierra Winters

Warmer, Wetter, Shorter

 

 

CORRUPTION CRISIS

The Long Genesis of The Oroville Dam Crisis

What Loss of Control over Two Spillways Means

 

 

DRANING THE SKY & THE LAND
POLITICAL CORRUPTION KILLING WEATHER & GROUND WATER

Corruption Radically Changing Seasons

The New Normal: "Snow Droughts" During "Wet" Years

 

 

How our Politically Corrupt Water System "Works"

Keep it "In the Family:" New state water chief is married to SoCal water strategist

 

 

 

January 22

Turtle Trouble Widespread

Flordia too, Warm Sand & Water Dooms Turtles?

 

 

Shallow Lakes in a Warmer World

Methane Bubbling Machines

 

 

Rising Humidity with Rising Heat

Snowpack Melting Patterns Shifting with Both

 

 

 

January 19

FAKE DEMOCRACY

DWR: Corrupt from the Top to the Bottom

Bribed Politicians, Crony "Water Mafia" Apointees, Corrupted Staff

 

 

The Natural World

How Bad IS It?

California Blue Oaks record our Disaster

 

 

Dead Forests & Tree Mortality

The Water of Millions of Dead Trees

  

 

The Unnatural World of Sociopathic Greed

Devil's Straws Won't Die, Cheaters be Cheating: How to Rape Our State

 

 

 

January 16

ICE NEWS

Mid Winter Melt of 2016

Analyzed

 

 

Happy Delta Smelt? (Not)

Survival Trumps Feelings

 

 

 

January 14

ROBBING MAN & NATURE

Draining the Sky, Mountains, Rivers, Land & Man

Colorado River, Lake Mead, & The Rockies: A BROKEN SYSTEM

 

 

ROBBING MAN & NATURE

Bribed Political Assholes put Briber Profits before Citizen Safety

Oroville Dam "Safety" a CORRUPTED Joke from Constuction to Disaster

 

 

 

January 13

Freshwater Acidification

Warming Climate Changing Freshwater as well as Ocean Chemistry

 

 

 

January 9

Delta Broken

Delta Smelt & Wild Fish in California all Headed for Extinction

 

 

Rockies Broken

A Desert Full of "Consumers" Depend on Colorado River Water

 

 

The Biggest Tipping Point

Warming can "short-circut" Food Chains?

 

 

Humans: Salting the Earth

And the Sky, the Water, the Fields

 

 

 

 January 8,  2018

Keeping Tahoe Blue

Analysis with Recent Tahoe Research & Reporting

 

 

 

 

January 5.  2018

 

Oroville Dam Failure:
Undermined by Corruption every Step of the Way to Failure

Corrupted by Political Bribery since Inception, through Design, Oversight and Maintenance

 

 

 

January 4

 

Drying Times

Colorado River in Trouble? Naw, millions of people are

 

 

Warming Times

Ocean Oxygen Disappearing

 

 

Warming Times

Coral on the Way Out

 

 

Third World USA

The Sick Country Cheating and Corporate Greed Built

 

 

 

January 3

 Arctic Way Out of Balance

Arctic Ocean Changing Rapidly

 

 

California Climate & Ecosytems Crashing

Delta Pumping & Growth to Continue Unabated?

 

 

 

January 2, 2018

Salmon Going Down

End of the Line for Wild Salmon & all Wildlife, Approaches

 

 

 

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