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Elisa Bergslien
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Environmental Legislation Links and Links for Homework
For Homework #1 League of Conservation Voters Score Card   http://scorecard.lcv.org/ Open Secrets 114th Congress List   http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary_all.php From Class  Library of Congress   https://www.congress.gov/   (this is where you f...

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Feeling very cranky
'cause National Parks and holding lands in trust for the public is totally a  waste of exploitable resources!  Obviously clean water costs too much and impedes business growth!  And clean air regulations are a huge impediment to growing the economy   Blow u...

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Hoyt Lake Closed to Recreation
According to the news, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has confirmed the presence of a harmful algae bloom in
Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park. Yesterday, Buffalo's Department of Public Works began installing signs in Delawa...

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Over 400ppm permanently ?!?!
Just noticed this depressing news - CO 2 readings from the Mauna Loa Observatory for the month of September haven't dropped below 400 part per million. If you remember the Keeling Curve, the graph that shows how carbon dioxide levels fluctuate with the seas...

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I get to be Cybils Round 1 Elementary/Juvenile Non-Fiction Judge
Guts & Glory: The Vikings Book by Ben Thompson Yippee!  I can now announce that I have been chosen to be a
Round 1 Elementary/Juvenile Non-Fiction Judge! This is such a great
honor, and an unexpected one really since I haven't been very active on the blog...

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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Second Lowest Yearly Minimum Ever Recorded in the Satellite Record
Each summer the ice cap in the Arctic melts to a point of lowest annual extent or "minimum" before the temperature once again drops, the sun falls below the horizon in the Arctic, and the sea ice once again regrows during the frigid fall and winter months. ...

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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Second Lowest Yearly Minimum Ever Recorded in the Satellite Record
Each summer the ice cap in the Arctic melts to a point of lowest annual extent or "minimum" before the temperature once again drops, the sun falls below the horizon in the Arctic, and the sea ice once again regrows during the frigid fall and winter months. ...

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New Office - again - in new Building this time
So, last September I posted about how I had become department chair and moved into the Chair's office ?  I didn't even get to keep that particular office for a whole year. Over the summer we had to move everything , and I do mean EVERYTHING , out of the old...

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August was the hottest August on record - like, ever
According to the scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (which has the unfortunate acronym GISS which sounds more like a gas leak than a science agency) August 2016 globally was the warmest August on record out of the 136 years of record-k...

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August was the hottest August on record - like, ever
According to the scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (which has the unfortunately acronym GISS which sounds more like a gas leak than a science agency) August 2016 globally was the warmest August on record out of the 136 years of record...
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