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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Back in April when the release of 215 million gallons of nutrient laden water from the Piney Point Phosphogypsum stacks was underway, I wrote that some of the effects would be immediate and others would not be realized for some time. Research done by scientists with USF suggested soon after the release, that dilution of the nutrients took care of the issue with no immediate repercussions. This reminds me of the old adage from the 1960's that went, "the solution to pollution is dilution" which has proven to be bunk many times over. read more

The Sunshine City and its sparkling waterfront parks have become the center of Tampa Bay's Red Tide crisis. Rafts of dead fish are washing ashore more quickly than crews can gather the carcasses. Workers have picked up 477 tons of dead marine life from the coastline in recent weeks, according to Mayor Rick Kriseman. That accounts for the overwhelming majority of more than 600 tons picked up across Pinellas County. Scientists continue to detect high levels of Red Tide through much of the bay, with no sign of immediate relief on the horizon. read more

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Bald eagles in Idaho slaughtered 54 sheep, including some weighing up to 80 pounds, that were grazing on a farm. ... Although the eagles have cost him money, [farmer Rocky ] Matthews says they are cool birds who don't know any better. read more

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Radiolab: Albert Einstein asked that when he died, his body be cremated and his ashes be scattered in a secret location. He didn't want his grave, or his body, becoming a shrine to his genius. When he passed away in the early morning hours of April, 18, 1955, his family knew his wishes. There was only one problem: the pathologist who did the autopsy had different plans. In this episode we follow Einstein's stolen brain from that Princeton autopsy table, to a cider box in Wichita, Kansas, to labs all across the country. And eventually, beyond the brain itself entirely. All the while wondering, where exactly is the genius of a man who changed the way we view the world? read more


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