The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" -- an area of water where oxygen is depleted, preventing any marine life from surviving -- is now 6,765 square miles wide. That's bigger than the state of Connecticut.
What does climate change have to do with preparing for upcoming disasters? A whole lot, it turns out.
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The president alone decides if the pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico is "in the national interest." There are, however, already worrisome signs within the Obama administration.
You can blame it on global warming, the rapture, or just plain bad luck. But I have a different theory, backed by science. Yet no one is reporting on this.
The stream of reactor disasters spewing from this dying industry is certain to escalate. The toll rises with each leak at Fukushima, every flame at Los Alamos, each legal brief at Vermont Yankee, every foot of Nebraska floodwater.
Traveling through Great Falls, Montana, last week, we happened to arrive while the Missouri River was roaring through the top of Ryan Dam as if it was no more than a sieve in a sandbox.
Although the Missouri River floods threatening Nebraska's Ft. Calhoun and Cooper nuclear power plants will put tremendous stress on both the systems and their operators, the immediate risk of a meltdown like Fukushima is small.
If the Son of God can Lament, why not us, who are wondering where God is in the midst of all of this. Lament is an act of deep faith. Even as we question, rant or cry, it is God the Father who we are addressing.
I'm sure your goal in life isn't to make a big insurance company happy. But remember that keeping your own insurance record as uncluttered as possible will likely help keep your future rates down.
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This year's extreme weather, marked by unusually heavy precipitation in the northern half of the country and drought in the South and Southwest, continues.
While the floods in Missouri and Louisiana do not mean Asian carp are any closer to the Great Lakes than they were yesterday, they do serve as a serious reminder that a multi-tiered solution is the best answer.
Yes, Congressman Graves, the river is managing us -- because we took away the space and resilience that gave the Missouri its capacity to manage itself. We can't afford to do away with nature, however hard you have been trying.
In my conversations with Ken Pomeranz, one of the world's leading specialists in Chinese history, I have learned a lot about how complex a role issues relating to water have played in China's past and continue to play in China's present.