I've posted previously about the Pennsylvanian Fountain Formation, but it's been a long time. So here's another shot of these tilted red rocks from Roxborough State Park, CO. The red sedimentary rocks here are tilted upward from the rise of the Rocky Mountains further west. These are striking and beautiful rocks - the same formation that is found at Garden of the Gods (to the S near Colorado Springs) and at Red Rocks Park (to the N near Denver). I recently gathered a few of these shots and posted them on the new website I've been developing, which can be found here: http://charleswcarrigan.wix.com/geoscienceimaging#!Roxborough-Tilted-Strata-Geophotography-Field-Trip/cf15/5583b4b50cf23681a55fdb42
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This month, Nov. 2015, may be the last time the Earth's atmosphere sees a value less than 400 ppm CO2 - until humans start to do some drastic things about climate change.
A number of months ago, CO2 in Earth's atmosphere passed the 400 ppm mark for the first time. But as the seasons come & go, the value goes up and down. It hits a low point in Sept every year, then begins to rise again until spring, when it begins to fall again. But over the years, the range continues to climb. The most recent measurement from the Mauna Loa observatory (Nov. 8, 2015) was 399.65. Soon it will pass this number, but when the values start coming back down again next spring, they may not dip below 400.
Huckleberry cobbler, huckleberry ice cream, huckleberry cheesecake...do we have your attention?
No, we don't plan to start a food blog, but black and grizzly bears also saver the purple berries.
Meet Tabitha Graves, a USGS Research Ecologist working out of Glacier National Park in Montana. Tabitha's research is looking at potential effects of climate change on bear foods such as huckleberries.
Using remote cameras and field observations, Tabitha's team is examining the relationship between climate and the pattern of huckleberry growth, flowering, and number of berries in a given year. She is also exploring the relationships between pollinators and insect pests, and huckleberry development. Citizen science opportunities are also being developed to collect phenology (seasonal changes in plants) and productivity data on huckleberries, with the goal of developing predictive maps/forecasts of berry productivity.
For more information on climate change impacts on bear foods, please see:
#WomeninScience #GlacierNationalPark #huckleberries #pollinators #phenology
of asked 8 scientists to grade the statements of US presidential candidates. The scientists were recommended by scientific societies (not by AP), and were not told which candidate had made which statements.
Here are the results:
The three democratic candidates scored the highest, with Hillary Clinton scoring the highest (94%). Ted Cruz scored the lowest (6%).
#climatechange #globalwarming #science #sciencecommunication
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