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Things added in October, 2010


Awesome viz tool connects to brain’s widest bandwidth channel!

Posted on October 31st by Tom Yulsman. %
I just discovered "Many Eyes," the coolest data visualization tool I've seen on the Net (although to be honest I can't say I've explored very many!). Here's a ...

Learning to live in a ‘gas-soaked stadium’

Posted on October 31st by Tom Yulsman. 3
Part 2: How we can get out of the wildfire mess we've created in the "WUI" By the end of the day on Oct. 22, 2007, the Grass ...

Learning to live in a ‘gas-soaked stadium’

Posted on October 30th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Part 1: Insights on how we got into this mess from some of the West's leading fire scientists Smoke from the Fourmile Canyon Fire drifts over the foothills of Colorado's Front ...

EarthArt: A geologic abstraction

Posted on October 28th by Tom Yulsman.
Astronauts on the International Space Station shot this picture of the southern part of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah on June 14, 2009. Over the years ...

What makes a storm “super” anyway?

Posted on October 28th by Tom Yulsman. %
Given that new records are set all the time these days, what meaning does labeling a storm "super" actually have? The powerful storm that swept through the Midwest Tuesday, dropping ...

The Homer Simpson-John Riggins plan for energy independence

Posted on October 26th by Tom Yulsman. 4
Just as the prospects for solar energy are looking up, could the new Congress wind up promoting a new vision of "renewable" energy that includes nuclear power and even ...

Is the world’s fastest-moving glacier set to speed up even more?

Posted on October 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 16
Greenland's Jakobshavn could be poised to speed up. So could even bigger glaciers farther north — with significant implications for global sea level UPDATE 10/25/10: I've made a correction in this ...

Mass loss from Greenland ice accelerates

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Konrad Steffen: Greenland's contribution to sea level rise is increasing httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_pkWVjRXU&feature=related In this astonishing video, Jason Amundson captures the calving of a gargantuan iceberg from the face of the Jakobshavn Glacier ...

EarthArt: Free abstractionism? Actually, it’s phytoplankton

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 2
The Nimbus 7 satellite launched in 1978 captured this striking image showing the concentration of chlorophyll pigments from phytoplankton in the North Atlantic. (Look closely and you'll see the ...

The Juan Williams imbroglio

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 4
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGUyLEJnfsg&feature=player_embedded This blog is dedicated to news, analysis and commentary about pressing environmental issues such as climate change. So what does Juan Williams' firing by NPR for expressing fears about Muslims ...

Climate change: No new narrative in sight

Posted on October 21st by Tom Yulsman. 7
I just don't find it terribly newsworthy that Tea Party candidates and their supporters oppose cap-and-trade legislation, and doubt humankind's impact on the climate. Do you? But evidently, the New York ...

EarthArt: Super Typhoon Megi

Posted on October 19th by Tom Yulsman.
The eye of Super Typhoon Megi takes aim on the island of Luzon in the Philippines in this image acquired Monday by the MODIS instrument ...

History made: Lake Mead drops to lowest level ever

Posted on October 16th by Tom Yulsman. 38
Eleven years of low flows and growing consumption are draining the reservoir. Meanwhile, much of the rest of the West is slowly aridifying too. UPDATE, SUNDAY 10/17/10: AS OF ABOUT 11 ...

What would the Great One think?

Posted on October 8th by Tom Yulsman. 42
United Nations climate change negotiations in China make little progress Who was it who said that insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"? Oh yes, ...

EarthArt: A trippy perspective on the Roof of the World

Posted on October 8th by Tom Yulsman.
Space Shuttle astronauts captured this radar image of Mount Everest and the Himalaya along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Everest is visible to the right of the image's ...