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Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Environment's Wildfire Dangers

Before I began to use Facebook (FB) as an autobiography with my photographs, those of you who follow me know I was posting stories and data related to specific environmental issues. I have now reserved my Saturday-Sunday FB postings to announce my various public events, AND to occasionally re-visit some of those important environmental issues of interest.

A recent series of articles in the Los Angeles Times (LATimes) reminded me of an online post I put up awhile back, entitled 'Thunderheads', in which the Smithsonian Channel brought together 250 international researchers take part in a unique collective project studying thunderstorms. The pertinent part of their many discoveries for me was the fact that hailstones, especially large ones, form around a VERY particular particle of matter – the particle matter put up in the air by wildfires! I've embedded the 'sneak peak' video, as it's going to air early August. Check your local listings for the next time this show airs, as it's a must see!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Something to truly celebrate on the 4th of July - Obama has taken a lot of heat for not being more pro-active abt the environment, BUT much of what he has done is overshadowed or ignored, as we have been distracted by other debates. SO, this is a celebratory 4th-of-July Shout Out to President Obama: thank you for canceling all of the oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay, AK; thank you for being the 1st president brave enough to attempt to address climate change; thank you for creating TWO NEW NATIONAL PARKS (Shown above is Pinnacles, one of my favorites among the California parks): I know you will work with the Senate to see that the 3 wilderness bills (MI, OR, WA) become a reality protecting more than 90,000 acres; and going forward, I hope you will encourage the EPA to SAY NO TO THE PEBBLE MINE !  
Photograph © 2013 @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #NoPebbleMine #LittleBearProd

Orvis Supports No Pebble Mine

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