Archive for the ‘Earth’

  • A seawall in Shell Beach to protect a sewage lift station
    Once upon a time, people were even stupider than they are today. Some bright light bulb built a sewage lift station into the fragile cliffs of Shell Beach. Surprise – about a generation later – Mother Nature threatens to expose that lift station to the elements and render most of old Shell Beach Village without flushing toilets – or at least, ones that...
    by at June 21st, 2012 at 07:06 am
  • Full Moon over Avila Beach
    Full Moon Setting over Avila Beach - photo by Sandra Full Moon over Avila Beach Jan 10 pre-dawn - photo by Sandra Full Moon shining like the sun over Avila Beach - photo by Sandra The Full Moon setting over Avila Beach begins to compete with sunrise - photo by Sandra
    by at January 18th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • First hand story of Christchurch earthquake from Brutus, my real friend
    Hi, yes, I am fine, but it is getting old. We get substantial aftershocks a couple times a week, but this morning it was a sort of rolling thunder. I figure since the house hasn’t fallen down yet, then it probably won’t, but there is a sliver of doubt about what to do while you are sitting and the earth is jumping around. I tend to measure them by the amount...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • Watch amazing waterspouts off Australia’s NSW Coast
    Aerial footage of powerful waterspouts near the coastal suburb of Terrigal on Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) coast.
    by at May 30th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Another gorgeous sunset on Planet Earth
    Sunset photo by Carol Georgi
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Policy to allow nuclear power is the greatest evil in history
    Open Letter to Governor Brown and CPUC Wise public policy is central to a society. It should be based on such principles as the greatest good for the greatest number for the longest time. The policy to allow nuclear power is, by these principles, the greatest evil in history. Nuclear power creates many toxic products, including plutonium 239, the deadliest substance known....
    by at April 1st, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • “Nature is challenging Man’s best efforts” – NHK report on Japan nuclear crisis
    Roof blows off at reactor in Japan After a couple of days of frustration trying to watch NHK World TV on a tiny box in the upper corner of their website, I am happy to report that UStream is carrying the continuing coverage. Just link to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv for replaying informative video of what has happened in Japan over the last days: earthquake,...
    by at March 14th, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Japan explosions, meltdowns and radiation releases at nuclear sites
      Fukushima Reactor #3 hydrogen explosion Mar 13 Fukushima: 2 hydrogen explosions in 2 days. Reactor #1 yesterday. Reactor #3 today. Problems in 3 other plants. Official Japanese government line: partial meltdowns; containment cores intact; released radiation not harmful to humans. Crew of USS Ronald Reagan exposed to one month’s radiation in one hour while...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Stunning Japan earthquake and tsunami photos from New York Times
    Click here for 19 stunny photos of the Japan earthquake and tsunami from the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/world/asia/20110311_japan.html?ref=asia#10
    by at March 11th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • Cycle of Insanity, the real story of water
    Freshwater is precious, yet we manage freshwater by promoting one-time use, then divert the used water to the ocean, often polluting our ocean and beaches.  When it rains, we use gutters and hard surfaces to rush the water to the ocean, often causing flooding, instead of directing run-off to natural watersheds and water storage containers. When water is scarce, we seek...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Personal story from Christchurch earthquake
    This is the email from my friend Brutus who has an organic farm not far from Christchurch New Zealand. I had asked about earthquake history in CC, wondering if it were like San Francisco or Los Angeles where you live at your own risk. “Christchurch, like all NZ, got little tremors every now and again, but no one was aware of the fault line that has ripped open –...
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 08:02 am
  • Sunset Shakra
    photo by Carol Georgi
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Sunset
    Sunset by Carol Georgi
    by at December 23rd, 2010 at 09:12 am
  • Pelican Sunset
    Pelican Sunset photo by Carol Georgi
    by at May 15th, 2010 at 05:05 pm
  • Wildflowers on Hwy 58 California
    Hwy 58 Wildflowers (Lupine) photo by Peg Pinard Thank you to Peg Pinard for providing these shots of the wildflowers growing along Highway 58 in California.  This is the lovely windy two lane scenic route from Santa Margarita over to Bakersfield, starting at Hwy 101 and crossing over the 5.  Hwy 58 will take you all the way to Barstow, but not many wildflowers on that...
    by at March 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Crescent Moon Magic
    Crescent Moon photo by Carol Georgi
    by at March 21st, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  • Writers Bench and Rainbow
    Pot of Gold Rainbow from the Writers Bench photo by Carol Georgi We call this our Writers Bench.  May the Rainbow be our muse!  Photo by Carol Georgi.
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 11:03 am
  • Stormy Sunset
    Sunset on a stormy day Storms Storms and more Storms. We still can be lucky and have a beautiful Shell Beach sunset, thanks to a fleeting break in the clouds. photo by Carol Georgi
    by at March 5th, 2010 at 01:03 pm
  • Calm between the storms
    A Break in the Storms Carol captures a calm clear Shell Beach sunset in between storms.
    by at January 25th, 2010 at 09:01 am
  • Sunset on Fire
    Here’s a breathtaking shot by Carol Georgi of one of those surprise splendid Shell Beach sunsets that erupt unexpectedly out of a gray and clouded sky.
    by at January 18th, 2010 at 01:01 pm
  • Shell Beach Sunset
    My dear friend Carol Georgi is dedicating a huge part of her life in paradise to saving the precious environment of sea and shore (especially trees, birds and sea creatures) of the San Luis Bay area, especially our beloved Shell Beach.  She is daily photographing the splendors of sunsets, frolicking sea otters and flights of ever diminishing numbers of cormorants. Shell...
    by at January 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Zion Canyon Outdoor Classes
    The Zion Canyon Field Institute offers workshops to educate visitors on the Zion National Park ecosystem. The courses are 1, 2, & 3 days and are held at various areas near the Zion Canyon National Park about 2.5 hours NE of Las Vegas. For complete details and enrollment, go to zionpark.org. Schedule of Classes: Sep 27 – Thursday Trek $35 Sep 29 – The Illustrated...
    by at September 12th, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • “11th Hour” – Film and Panel Discussion
    I went to 11th hour with a certain sense of dread. It was a film that was going to reiterate a lot that I already knew, expose more and generally leave me slightly depressed. I was most pleasantly surprised. Using a format similar to "The Secret," with cameo interviews by shakers and movers of the environmental movement, interspersed with sometimes beautiful...
    by at September 11th, 2007 at 08:09 am
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z
    Sandra’s Showcase highlights intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas, people whose lives are dedicated to making a difference – in our town, in our country, maybe even across the globe. Sheila Z certainly fits that job description. I first met Sheila at a weekend seminar with Dr. John Demartini, one of the featured contributors to the...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z and the Climate Project
    There are many fascinating personalities in our town, following a myriad of different paths, living vastly different lifestyles, pursuing diverse destinies – all of them influencing our lives and our local culture in their own unique way. Sandra’s Showcase will highlight intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas. These articles will feature...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • LVWAC Downtown Presidential Series
    The public is welcome to join this event sponsored by the Las Vegas World Affairs Council (LVWAC) on Aug 24 when presidential candidate Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) will speak on “The Solar Hydrogen Economy: A New Energy Policy for America.” A long-time activist, this former senator is known for his efforts to end the draft after Vietnam and for putting the...
    by at August 11th, 2007 at 03:08 am
  • Sen Reid Town Hall Meeting on Coal Plants
    Senator Harry Reid will be hosting a town hall discussion on “Nevada’s Role in Achieving Energy Independence.” This is a great opportunity to hear and be heard concerning the complex issues surrounding energy independence and the environment. The event has been rescheduled for Mon Aug27 @ 10:30am. Venue is the Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Las Vegas...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Lone Mtn Children’s Discovery Park
    If you are looking for a place for the family to learn about the history of Nevada as well as such a myriad of subjects as math, earth science, plant and animal life, check out the Lone Mountain Children’s Discovery Park. A 5-acre learning and play area, it is full of hands-on activities as well as a maze, climbing wall, walking paths, old-fashioned playground,...
    by at July 14th, 2007 at 06:07 am
  • Live Earth Concerts Video Replay
    If you want to view videos, go to livearth.msn.com A global environmental musical event called “Live Earth” took place 7-7-7. Let’s hope it’s true that today is the luckiest day in a thousand years cause the planet could use some help. Stars performed at nine concerts around the world to raise awareness of the environmental trends which portend...
    by at July 1st, 2007 at 08:07 am
  • Jewel in Concert Springs Amphitheater
    In celebration of the grand opening of the Springs Preserve, the Springs Amphiteater showcases vocalist and environmentalist Jewel with a solo and acoustic concert Sat Jun 9 @ 8pm. You can find out more about Jewel at jeweljk.com. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 702-474-4000 or ordering online at ticketmaster.com. Rain or shine. No reserved seating....
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 05:06 am