Here’s How You Can Help Support The Richmond Bay Trail

Natural History Wanderings

 
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Governments are requesting comments on their proposal to add Bay Area Toll Authority’s Richmond/San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project to Plan Bay Area with funding from toll bridge revenues. This project includes a critical section of the Point Molate Bay Trail, as well as a two-way, barrier-separated bicyclist and pedestrian Bay Trail on the top deck of the bridge.
 
The City of Richmond and East Bay Regional Park District are partnering to design and build 2.5 miles of Bay Trail north of the RSR bridge to access Point Molate Beach Park and the entire shoreline of former Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot. However, the I-580 corridor blocks pedestrian access to the northern side of I-580, and bicycle access is possible only by riding on the shoulders…

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Strong El Nino Very Likely

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The San Jose Mercury News reports

As Pacific Ocean temperatures continue to warm and trade winds shift, federal scientists now say that the El Niño weather event that’s emerging could be one of the strongest on record.

With California desperate for relief from its punishing four-year drought, the trend is significantly increasing the chances that storms will drench the state this winter, according to a new report released by federal scientists Thursday. And scientists say the conditions are lining up in ways not seen since the winter of 1997-98, when downpours filled reservoirs and sent rivers raging during the last major El Niño.

The chances are now “greater than 90 percent” that El Niño conditions that began in March will remain through this winter, according to the monthly El Niño report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Read full story at El Niño weather event is biggest since 1997…

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Dead whale washes ashore on beach in Babylon (New York, USA)

The ocean update

Minke-whale-NYJuly 9th, 2015 (Kristin Thorne). BABYLON (WABC) — Experts are investigating the death of a 12-foot minke (MIHNK’-ee) whale found on a Long Island beach, the sixth to wash up in just the past few months.

The latest whale was found Wednesday night at Robert Moses State Park in Babylon.

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NJ ocean blasting research done ; request to halt it dropped (USA)

The ocean update

This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat Light, N.J., part of Long Beach Island. A seismic testing that blasted the ocean floor off Long Beach Island with sound waves to study climate change was completed on July 6, 2015. The research was bitterly opposed by environmentalists and fishing groups who say it can harm marine life including dolphins, whales and turtles. | Wayne Parry AP Photo This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat Light, N.J., part of Long Beach Island. A seismic testing that blasted the ocean floor off Long Beach Island with sound waves to study climate change was completed on July 6, 2015. The research was bitterly opposed by environmentalists and fishing groups who say it can harm marine life including dolphins, whales and turtles. | Wayne Parry AP Photo

July 9th, 2015. BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. Seismic testing that involved blasting the ocean floor off the New Jersey shore with sound waves has been completed, and fishing groups have stopped seeking a court order to halt it.

Five fishing groups had sued to stop the research, led by Rutgers University and involving the National Science Foundation, and the University of Texas, claiming it disturbs and possibly harms marine life including dolphins, whales, turtles and many fish species.

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VIDEO: How Microwave Transmitters Produce Climate Change and Storms

20 years of cleaning up NYC pissed away

Well here’s my two cents worth…. take all the animals that live at the zoo and send them back to their natural habitat so they can be free, then take all these low life and let them live at the zoo and bleeding hearts like her can go feed and clean up behind them!