Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann, who was not involved with the study, said "it confirms what we have long feared: that the sooner-than-expected ice loss from the west Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets is leading to acceleration in sea level rise sooner than was projected." … [Read more...] about Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it
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If it's time to replace your water heater, you'll have a few decisions to make, such as the tank shape and size and if the heater will be part of your central heating system. You'll also need to consider the right heat source, choosing between an electric, gas, oil, or solar water heater. … [Read more...] about Minnesota Homeowners: Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?
Those students will face an unstable school year and may stumble in their academic progress. But the fallout could touch other students, too. Each student compelled to switch from a private to a public school costs the state extra money, which will require many states to come up with more money or leave fewer dollars for schools on a per-pupil basis. … [Read more...] about Schools and states must adjust to life after COVID-19
Colorado public health officials have ordered the installation of additional underground clay barriers and groundwater monitoring wells to track toxic plumes, as well as aeration systems that suck benzene vapors from soil. More than 100 aeration wells have been placed between the refinery and the wastewater plant. … [Read more...] about Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver
For a residential pool, “there’s nothing special you need to do” beyond your normal weekly maintenance, Carroll says. Stick to your usual pool cleaning routine: Test your pH at least once a week and make sure you have plenty of chlorine available. It’s also a good idea to hyperchlorinate once a week to ward off cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that can make swimmers severely ill. … [Read more...] about Can Your Pool Kill the Coronavirus? And Everything Else You Should Know About Swimming During a Pandemic