Playing God with the Yellowstone

As I write this post, media from across the U.S. report that tens of thousands of fish in the Yellowstone – including whitefish, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and others are washing ashore along the river mysteriously. While initial reports from authorities suggest this may be a result of a rare,…

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Do You Know How NYC Gets its Water?

Did you ever stop to think how one of the most famous cities in the world gets clean drinking water to its residents? The process is both interesting and somewhat surprising. For instance: Did you know a certain watershed pretty far from the bright lights of Broadway accounts for 90%…

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Was Maryland’s flash flood a sign of what the future has in store?

A sudden and intense storm rocked a quiet Maryland town recently, causing catastrophic damage and several deaths. In a Grist.org blog post, Andrea Thompson reports “the streets of Ellicott City, Maryland became raging rivers …”, “with cars tossed around like toy boats after nearly six inches of rain fell in…

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Is Climate Change Increasing Wildfire Risk?

More than 29,000 wildfires have burned over 2.6 million acres in the U.S. 2016. Those numbers are increasing concerns that 2016 may approach last year’s historic totals of 10 million acres burned costing Americans $2.1 billion. A recent National Climate Assessment study suggests that climate change has made our landscapes…

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Is Climate Change Already Affecting Gamefish?

Fact Alert – the following is based on science, not opinion, so proceed at your own intellectual peril! Four recent studies have found climate change has impacted both cold and warm water species. The American Fisheries Society found this news so important that it devoted the latest issue of its…

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Can the Environment Recover from this Human Damage?

Is human degradation to the natural resources really outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage? The most comprehensive environmental study ever conducted by the United Nations suggests that is exactly the case. A recent article in The Guardian says the report warns that “water sources are under increasing threat…

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