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  • One of the "perps?"
    Improvements at Aiken’s Carolina Bay, 2016
    Last week the City of Aiken finished work on an entrance-way to the Carolina Bay parking lot. The work was done well and no problems with standing water by the roadside will be in the Bay user’s future. During their daily walk, TobiJuan and...
  • Graffiti at Crater Lake
    Vandalism in national parks: Casey Nocket's sentencing
    Back in the fall of 2014, graffiti artist Casey Nocket caused an uproar among environmental activists when she documented--via social media--her own vandalism at numerous United States National Parks over a period of 26 days. This month, Nocket...
  • Female grizzly/polar bear?
    DNA evidence reveals ‘grolar’ bear was really a blonde grizzly
    DNA evidence released this week showed a much-hyped blonde bear killed by a hunter in Canada’s Nunavut region was not a grizzly polar hybrid, or grolar bear, but rather a light-haired grizzly. News outlets and prestigious zoologists...
  • hd tRUCKS 1
    SJVAPCD asks EPA for new rules on heavy duty trucks and trains
    Under the premise that it can’t clean up the San Joaquin Valley’s air by controlling the things it is legally allowed to control, the San Joaquin Valley APCD (the District) today asked the United States Environmental Protection Agency ...
  • Hillary Clinton on Capital Hill
    Leaked DNC docs show Hillary a climate change charlatan
    Today, leaked DNC documents show that while Hillary Clinton was giving speeches on the perilous dangers of climate change, she was flying across the world on a private jet with over a dozen of her closest advisors. Just add her name to the growing...
  • Trader Joe's CAA violations
    Trader Joe’s not as green as you think, must spend $2.5 M for CAA violations
    Trader Joe’s, a popular national grocery chain, particularly for those consumers looking for unique and healthy products not found in typical grocery store chains, has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the...
  • CABOTS_dc8_carb
    New study aims to learn how much ozone enters the Valley from the Pacific
    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has just announced that a new research project is underway that is designed to determine how much of an impact, if any, ozone pollution entering California from the Pacific Ocean has on the San Joaquin...
  • Observation Deck, post studenten
    Ah, those were the days, my friend….
    Earlier this month Dog and your Examiner were out taking care of our daily walk requirement, when we came upon a few city workers repairing some damage to the observation deck at Aiken’s Carolina Bay. Since this comment is probably...
  • Secretary Kerry tours Arctic Ocean
    Kerry finally admits terrorism is greater threat than global warming
    Just days after the ISIS-inspired Orlando shooting, Secretary of State John Kerry was busy touring the Arctic Circle this week to see how climate change was affecting the region. But he did make one stunning admission: ISIS and terrorism poses a...
  • Flash flood alerts
    Baltimore weather includes flash flood watch
    The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch effective from 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, to 6 a.m. on Friday, June 17. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to a rapid rise in water level. There was also a...
  • NASA shares preliminary data via Twitter
    Earth rapidly cooling off thanks to now-dead El Nino
    With El Niño officially over, new data shared yesterday by NASA’s GISS shows the average surface temperature was 0.93 degrees Celsius (1.57°F) above average for May 2016, the first time in eight months that it was under one degree...
  • La Nina and El Nino surface water temps
    NOAA: 75% chance of La Nina by September, cooler temps coming
    NOAA announced this weekend that there is a 75 percent chance a La Niña will form in the equatorial Pacific Ocean by fall, a phenomenon that is the flip side of the now-deceased El Niño. Currently, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) have returned to...
  • Calcium-based Limestone
    Researchers turn carbon dioxide into stone using natural processes
    A new paper published this week shows it’s possible to turn carbon dioxide into limestone, but the price tag isn't cheap. Scientists pumped large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into underground basalt rocks, and the resulting...
  • Starfish on Great Barrier Reef coral
    Great Barrier Reef head says reports of widespread coral bleaching misleading
    Russell Reichelt, chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, said this week that activist scientists, green lobbyists, and environmental organizations have distorted "surveys, maps and data" to intentionally mislead the ...
  • Sanders attacks Big Oil and Big Ag in appearance at Kern County Fairgrounds
    Sanders attacks Big Oil and Big Ag in appearance at Kern County Fairgrounds
    Bernie Sanders brought his 2016 Presidential campaign to Bakersfield yesterday with an appearance at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Supporters creatively seized the opportunity to rename the venue “Bern” County, distributing free name...
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