Tag: Blog

A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

The Twin Cities Versus the Invaders from Planet Earth

The Twin Cities Versus the Invaders from Planet Earth

When William Shakespeare introduced the starling into his play Henry IV more than 400 years ago, he recognized the bird’s moderately annoying qualities by imagining it tormenting its host with the repetition of a single utterance—over and over and over. However, he certainly could have had no concept that his

The First Domino Falls

The First Domino Falls

Here’s something you never think about that I’m going to make you think about. Falling dominoes. I’m talking about those gigantic kinetic displays that show thousands of dominoes standing side by side in a row, in a spiral, in a circle, in a pattern, and even in multi-level structures. You

Deep Secrets

Deep Secrets

In the past weeks and months, I’ve realized, I have spent a lot of time on this blog writing about nasty things in our waterways: invasive species in the Great Lakes, algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay, scary-looking critters expanding their territory as ocean temperatures

Algae Wars

Algae Wars

Each summer, algae blooms take over lakes and bays as waters saturated with nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus warm. These blooms are the product of a quick-growing algae that can be toxic to aquatic life and humans.

During a bloom, as algae settles to the bottom and decays, it depletes

Construction Drone Buyer’s Guide

Construction Drone Buyer’s Guide

If you’ve had a freelancer flying drones over your construction projects, you know the advantages of regular aerial photography. As you increase the frequency of your drone flights, purchasing your own drone and having a licensed pilot on staff will make the most financial sense.

While you might think the best

Editor’s Comments: The Mastodon Mystery

Editor’s Comments: The Mastodon Mystery

Several weeks ago, in a blog for the magazine’s website, I mentioned a report released in April called ­”Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science.” The scientists who wrote it—members of the California Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team—are working to update guidelines for coastal planners in

Squaring Off on the Right to Repair Debate

Squaring Off on the Right to Repair Debate

As a journalist, I truly appreciate the “Right to Repair” debate. There are two sides to the story and both have strong, legitimate arguments. If you haven’t heard of it, put simply, owners feel they should be allowed to fix their equipment, and manufacturers don’t want to release company secrets.

What’s in a Name? Just Possibly Your Funding

What’s in a Name? Just Possibly Your Funding

In the 1850s, a Portuguese man named Pedro Carolino set out to create an English phrasebook for his students. The problem? He did not actually speak English himself, and did not have at his disposal a Portuguese-English dictionary. He did, however, have a Portuguese-to-French dictionary and a French-to-English one, and

Straight to the Source

Straight to the Source

It has been estimated that California wastes about 350,000 acre-feet of treated drinking water each year—a significant amount for an already water-challenged state. Proponents of Senate Bill 555, however, hope that legislative action helps address non-revenue water issues state-wide by providing data and valuable insight.

In last week’s blog we discussed

Just Don’t Call It Wastewater

Just Don’t Call It Wastewater

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it,” Mark Twain famously said. It often seems everyone talks about recycling water, too, but too few—especially now with the widespread perception that the drought is over in many places—really practice it.

Twain (after whom a New York golf course

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