Tag: pollution

The Tomales Bay Watershed: Giacomini Wetlands

The Tomales Bay Watershed: Giacomini Wetlands

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 15, 2020

[Daniel Strain] This is the Natural Laboratory, a podcast exploring science for Bay Area National Parks. I’m Daniel Strain. In the second part of this series on the Tomales Bay watershed, we’ll explore wetland restoration projects here on the Point Reyes peninsula and across California. [background voices] [Daniel Strain] These eighth-grade students are getting a […]

Yosemite Nature Notes – 19 – Night Skies

Yosemite Nature Notes – 19 – Night Skies

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 11, 2020

[CRICKETS CHIRPING] Man: THE SENSE OF SCALE INVOLVED IN LOOKING IN THE SKY IS ENORMOUS. YOU REALIZE THAT WE LIVE ON A TINY SPACESHIP THAT’S ORBITING THIS AVERAGE STAR IN A GALAXY FULL OF 200 BILLION STARS. Second man: I THINK WHEN PEOPLE COME UP FROM THE CITIES, OFTEN ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I […]

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 7, 2020

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth. It really is nature’s fuel. We’re at a very interesting stage of development of this technology where it’s not quite ready for prime time time but it’s getting tantalizingly close Fuel cell technology is evolving, the technology is improving constantly. We’re competing in a market that we […]

Will We Lose Oxygen If We Lose the Amazon Rainforest?

Will We Lose Oxygen If We Lose the Amazon Rainforest?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 6, 2020

The Amazon Rainforest is big news right now as fires continue to consume its lush landscape. It’s essential to our planet’s climate, ecosystem, and more. If we do nothing, the Amazon could be gone within 100 years. What would that mean for us? 1. We’d miss out on important medicine. A lot of the ingredients […]

Wetlands Restoration

Wetlands Restoration

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 31, 2019

Wetlands are among the richest and most diverse places on earth. Thousands of fish, mammals and birds call the wetlands home. If you can believe it, wetlands, thick with plants and soggy soils, act as a sponge, soaking up pollutants to help keep our water clean. They also help protect people from floods and storms. […]

Potential Effects of Rising CO2 and Climate Change on Coastal Wetlands

Potential Effects of Rising CO2 and Climate Change on Coastal Wetlands

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 26, 2019

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Reviving a Great Lakes Wetland

Reviving a Great Lakes Wetland

By Micah Moen 1 Comment December 24, 2019

(gentle music) (birds chirping) – [Narrator] The Great Lakes are making a comeback. A restoration initiative has funded thousands of projects to clean up and restore habitats in the basin. The cleanup of the former Zephyr Oil Refinery, and Muskegon Lake Area of Concern, is taking us one step closer to clean, healthy, usable habitat […]

A Desert Town of 80 People That’s Only 5% Complete

A Desert Town of 80 People That’s Only 5% Complete

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 24, 2019

Imagine this: you’re driving around the Arizona desert, about an hour north of Phoenix, when suddenly, you see a city rising above the sands. It’s all made of giant futuristic arches and looks pretty much empty. All this sounds like a sci-fi movie plot, but it is, in fact, real! The experimental town of Arcosanti […]

This Trump plan would strip protections from wetlands and smaller waterways

This Trump plan would strip protections from wetlands and smaller waterways

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 23, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: The Trump administration proposed the biggest rollback today in water protection since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972. The move would reduce safeguards to millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams as well. This follows an expansion of water regulations under President Obama that was hugely controversial. Under the […]

Incredible Wetlands – IMPA Award Winner

Incredible Wetlands – IMPA Award Winner

By Micah Moen 10 Comments December 23, 2019

they’re called potholes, marshes, and swamps they can be found on every continent except Antarctica they’re called waterlogged forests, peat lands, bogs, transition zones where water meets the land they’re called fens sloughs and river deltas covering just six percent of the earth’s land surface wetland store ten to twenty percent of the Earth’s carbon […]