Category: Blog Posts

August 2, 2019August 2, 2019

Glacial Calving Speed Unprecedented

Just gonna leave this right here. (It took 35 minutes for this massive [read: 4 miles wide] glacial calving to occur.) Read this National Geographic article.

August 1, 2019August 2, 2019

Making Maps Accurate

Great blog post by The Nature Conservancy on how “white space” on maps… isn’t really nothing, it is likely nature and agriculture. Ensuring our maps are correct helps continue the dialogue how we need to plan for our communities (where to put roads, where to put housing, where to connect natural lands). Read The Nature...

July 17, 2019July 19, 2019

Western US Should Expect Higher Temps

As a follow up to yesterday’s post. There is more information specific to our region (Southwest) in the Union of Concerned Scientists report. There will be seven or more weeks each year that temps feel hotter than 105 degrees. Read the Union of Concerned Scientists Press Release.

July 16, 2019July 19, 2019

New Climate Choices Report

Today the Union of Concerned Scientists released its latest report: Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days. You likely guessed it based on the title, but the research determined that there will likely be deadly heat in the lower 48 states due to climate change. The time...

July 12, 2019July 19, 2019

Gnatcatcher Still Protected

This is a little bit of good news for a Friday afternoon. Courts ruled in favor of conservation groups to uphold protections for the federally endangered California Gnatcatcher. The small bird is found throughout Orange County and has endured years of declining habitat due to development. We must continue to protect our imperiled species. Read...