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Oroville dam spillway may fail, 188,000 told to evacuate

Update: A mandatory evacuation affecting nearly 200,000 people around Lake Oroville in California was downgraded to an evacuation warning Tuesday — with the caution that the condition of the dam … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Years rituals

I asked several people what they will doing tonight. Here’s what they said: A: I’m singing at the Hyatt in midtown for their NYE party.  T: I’ll make happy pancakes … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

A world-wide monitoring system is listening

A sensitive globe-spanning instrument array is monitoring the Earth. It was set up under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), first signed by more than 100 nations in 1996.  From earthquakes … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chilling Chile Christmas quake

Update: No deaths reported, but it did some damage. Original: I receive earthquake alerts on my phone and this is the largest I’ve seen in a while. An alert says hazardous … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

More species on Earth than stars in our galaxy?

Scientists just estimated that Earth could contain as many as 1 trillion species, an incredible 99.999 percent of which are currently undiscovered. … it’s a good bet that a whole … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bizarre “spherical” cloud over Japan

Bizarre pictures coming out of Japan last week show what appears to be an oddly spherical cloud hovering over the city of Fujisawa, just south of Tokyo. According to reports … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

What would be under water if the ice caps melted?

What would the Earth look like if sea level were 216 feet higher than today? Here are some maps of that scenario. As you can see, there is still plenty … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment