Author Archives: rsingram

About rsingram

Environmental Specialist, Disaster Reservist, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, Para-Archeologist

The Super Moon Strikes Again!

Last night’s full moon, August 10,2014, was the second in a series of three full super moons. Another super moon will occur on September 9, 2014.  The August 10th one was considered the brightest however as the distance from the … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere…But Here!

Certain parts of the United States have had an extremely wet winter and spring. The upper mid-west had snowstorm after snowstorm, Pensacola, Florida had 19 inches of rain in one day! But forget about rain in California and the Southwest. … Continue reading

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State of the Climate – AMS Update 2013

How many times can our Annual Climate report be the 6th warmest on record? I guess every time one record is surpassed it gives rise to the ability of another record to be broken as well.  I know it’s obtuse, … Continue reading

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Petrichor-The Monsoon is Here!

There is a Word Desert Denizens Need to Know…Petrichor. It’s been a long hot Spring! Now finally the Monsoon has arrived. With the clouds come lightning and thunder…and the oh so welcome RAIN. And RAIN And more RAIN! And then … Continue reading

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Sunrise or Sunset?

Originally posted on sustainabletravelling:
The only difference between sunrise and sunset is which way you’re looking. At least until you wait 5 minutes or so and find its either day or night. Not so deep, but if you just take…

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Originally posted on sustainabletravelling:
Caye Caulker is a lonely flat island offshore of  Belize.  The Caye is a part of the Belizian Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef to the Australian Great Barrier Reef! The island is one mile…

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The Giant Saguaro, King of the Desert!

It’s That Time of Year Again, the Saguaros are Blooming! The Saguaro bloom is the official State Flower of Arizona! Carnegiea gigantea, commonly known as the Giant Saguaro is the sentinel of the desert.  It reigns tall over all other … Continue reading

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Sunsets, Sunrises and Jet Contrails

Two of the most beautiful things in life are Sunsets and Sunrises! We are blessed by these events twice a day.  In many parts of the country weather conditions often improve beauty of a sunrise/set, but on a cloudy day … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday – Vegetarianism as a Climate Change Control Agent?

Meatless Monday could become an effective method to reduce Greenhouse Gases! A recent article in the Slate.com in their Health and Science page is about Vegetarianism and it’s potential impact on climate change.  We have known for years that it … Continue reading

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Climate Migration – A Fact of Life

Over the Eons man has moved around because of fluctuating climates. But even though our long ago ancestors moved up or down latitudes with the Glacial periods, they really didn’t have the infrastructure that we have to worry about.  What … Continue reading

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