Monday, October 30, 2017

'Sandy' 5 Years Later: Lessons Learned, Good and Bad - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

'Sandy' 5 Years Later: Lessons Learned, Good and Bad - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert: Like many of you, I will never forget that Tuesday five years ago, turning on the television to see images of New York City, horrifically flooded. We watched the real-time aftermath of the superstorm that hit the region the previous evening. Just a day ahead of Halloween, it looked like a Hollywood disaster movie. Cars …

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Drones Help Discover Lost City With Ties to Alexander the Great - Drone360

Drones Help Discover Lost City With Ties to Alexander the Great - Drone360: With the help of drones, archaeologists discovered a lost city with ties to Alexander the Great, according to the British Museum in London. Qalatga Darband, an ancient city located in what is now Iraqi Kurdistan, lies along the Darband-I Rania, or a pass at the Zagros Mountains. What’s so significant about this path? Besides being …

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Study Finds 8 Islands Swallowed By Rising Sea Level - Forbes - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

New Study Finds 8 Islands Swallowed By Rising Sea Level - Forbes - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert: A recent study found that at least eight islands in Micronesia and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean have disappeared due to rising sea levels.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Why We Failed to Predict 'Harvey' - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

Why We Failed to Predict 'Harvey' - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert: Hurricane Harvey came on suddenly and is still doing catastrophic damage to Texas as this is published. Since flooding is the combined effect of storms, extreme tides, rainfall and rising sea level, it is worth a moment to consider its relevance, even if it might seem a little outside my usual sea level focus. In …

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Chicxulub Crater

Chicxulub Crater: Blog about Earth and Astronomy - Scientific Pictures and News about the Universe

City governments are raising standards for working people—and state legislators are lowering them back down

City governments are raising standards for working people—and state legislators are lowering them back down: On August 28, 2017, low-wage workers in St. Louis, Missouri, became the latest victims of state preemption laws. St. Louis had raised its minimum wage above the state minimum—but was then forced to lower it back down when the Missouri state legislature preempted the local ordinance.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How Toxic Pollutants Can Harm Future, Unexposed Generations

How Toxic Pollutants Can Harm Future, Unexposed Generations: The impact of toxic chemicals on generations of offspring with no direct exposure to the contaminant is known as a transgenerational effect.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Earth seen by Voyager 1 spacecraft from 4 billion miles away

Earth seen by Voyager 1 spacecraft from 4 billion miles away: Blog about Earth and Astronomy - Scientific Pictures and News about the Universe

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tell the Forest Service not to let this magnificent National Forest be bulldozed for coal profits!

Tell the Forest Service not to let this magnificent National Forest be bulldozed for coal profits!: The Forest Service is taking public comments through July 26th. Tell them to do the right thing by continuing to protect this land.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Protect Our National Monuments

Protect Our National Monuments: Tell Interior Secretary Zinke that our public lands must be protected for generations to come.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Climate change and commercial real estate: How resilient is your portfolio? - Institutional Real Estate Inc - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

Climate change and commercial real estate: How resilient is your portfolio? - Institutional Real Estate Inc - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert: With climate change threatening environmental stability, a wise real estate investor needs to assess the environmental resilience of investment locations.

Father's Day Letter to share with Climate Doubters - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

Father's Day Letter to share with Climate Doubters - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert: With Father’s Day approaching next Sunday, June 18 I have a message for Dad’s (and Grand-dads) who might have various doubts about climate change. As a point of reference, recent surveys show that about 70% of Americans accept that climate change or global warming is a serious issue that should command our attention. That leaves almost one …

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Perseus Galaxy Cluster: Blog about Earth and Astronomy - Scientific Pictures and News about the Universe each dot in the photo is a galaxy not a star!

‘The People’s Budget’: Analysis of the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2018

‘The People’s Budget’: Analysis of the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2018: For the seventh year in a row, the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center (EPIPC) has provided assistance to the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) in analyzing and scoring the specific policy proposals in its alternative budget and in modeling its cumulative impact on the federal budget over the next decade. EPIPC finds that The People’s Budget would have significant positive impacts, including improving the economic well-being of low- and middle-income families, making necessary public investments, strengthening  the social safety net, and increasing tax progressivity and adequacy while reducing the deficit in the medium term.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would lift wages for 41 million American workers

Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would lift wages for 41 million American workers: Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would directly lift the wages of 22.5 million workers and directly or indirectly lift wages for 41.5 million workers, nearly 30 percent of all U.S. workers. The workers who would receive a pay increase are overwhelmingly adult workers, most of whom work full time in regular jobs, often to support a family.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Adapt to Rising Seas? Sure, but Not in My Neighborhood - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert

Adapt to Rising Seas? Sure, but Not in My Neighborhood - John Englander - Sea Level Rise Expert: Flooding may be the greatest cause of property damage throughout human history. Heavier rainfall and rising sea level have made flooding much worse in recent years. More and more people and communities are noticing that something is different than just decades ago. It is clear that we are in a new era, as the planet …

Sunday, April 16, 2017