- Greenland Melting? Not so Fast, It’s Gaining Mass. So is Antarctica.
- FEMA’s Dilemma – Renewal of the Expired National Flood Insurance Program
- You parked the trains where?
- Romeo, the amorous 400 lb. alligator, killed in 3am meeting with lady driver and baby
- Cos Cob Power Plant Park takes shape -But where’s the erosion and sedimentation control?
- The warmest of Winters in the Northeast gives way to Spring with a cold ocean fog.
- Please stand by for a brief service interruption
- Moon Jupiter Venus and Mercury fill the evening sky
- A lightning-split tree heals on Leap Day.
- How does the Interstate cross the River?
- What you see at the beach if you look up – and not down.
- Byram River Sewer Siphon repaired – with big increase in flooding hazard
- Excuse me! Did you drop something???
- First Iris of 2012 – Alligators in breeding season
- A day at the beach anywhere is still a good day, says Sound Beacher
- January is best enjoyed on the Gulf of Mexico after 5 pm with Venus high!
- The Sun marches ever northward!
- Even Turtles get lucky in the Spring.
- Anhinga Who?
- S3 Solar Storm in Progress. Button down the hatches, Scotty!
Author Archives: EarthImage
Town of Greenwich, CT Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility-Improvement Plan Does Mt Fly Ash exist at Holly Hill? What is this: The ashes remain from operations of the municipal incinerator, now replaced with a transfer station. The old incinerator … Continue reading
From Sound Beacher: Here are these mysterious daisy wheels washed up along the shore. Been seeing them since the spring. It’s December and I think I may be seeing more of them: On the beach they float in with the … Continue reading
From near extirpation to recovery to pestilential abundance:
How long does a mylar ballon last? Will it look like food to a sea bird, a seal or a whale?
EarthImage spent the weekend surveying damage to various Catskill creek and stream bridge structures. Imagine this is the only way into or out of your property: The force of flooding ripped many abutment structures in two: Temporary bridges are … Continue reading
Earth Image invites readers and guests to post photos or essays along the general themes of better quality in water, earth and sky with related environmental topics. Email your stuff to MWF@EarthImage.Net and share your views and thoughts. First up … Continue reading
A friend asked me, how does one clean up a brook that flows through a fly ash pile at the old Town incinerator? Good question. The problem is leaching out of heavy metals, especially lead and chromium. What absorbs those: … Continue reading
The outfall is the delivery system for all water-borne pollutants – for it all runs down to the sea.
What can you buy for $1 these days? Oh, the obligation to build 24 units of affordable housing, and the bill to remediate a toxic ash site – say $20 Million in taxpayer money. Again from April 2, 2008 From … Continue reading
The Seawall with a mysterious outfall pipe. Tom’s Brook – Direct from the Holly Hill dump.
A long line of cars waiting to get in all afternoon. Only about 1 in 10 seemed to be there for dropping off trees. About half were there for the dogs.
“Tis the reason for the season” by Robert F. Walsh describes pagan festivals over history, designed to induce the sun to change direction, or afterward to thank it for doing so: Brumalia, an ancient Roman solstice festival honoring the god Bacchus … Continue reading
How does one measure that over time? With today’s technology, a mathematical ellipse (OK- Clarke’s spheroid of 1888) in space is used to measure land and water. At Battery Park at the south tip of Manhattan, the high precision … Continue reading
This is not your father’s Indian Summer. Foliage still green – not orange and red – over a foot of snow. Here’s the big picture, thanks to MODIS (snow and ice in red.) Me? With Connecticut closed for business, I … Continue reading
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/upper-air/2010/13 Stratospheric temperatures (14 to 22 km / 9 to 14 miles above the surface) have been below average since the warming effects from the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption dissipated in 1993. January-November 2010 was the 18th consecutive year with … Continue reading
From NASA’s new Aquarius satellite: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/aquarius/multimedia/gallery/pia14786.html NASA’s new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth’s ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission’s anticipated discoveries. Its rich tapestry of global salinity patterns … Continue reading
When a city is built at a ferry landing on a flood plain, what should the government be doing to protect its residents?
From NASA Earth Observatory: Nearly a week after Hurricane Irene drenched New England with rainfall in late August 2011, the Connecticut River was spewing muddy sediment into Long Island Sound and wrecking the region’s farmland just before harvest. The Thematic … Continue reading