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Mt Fly Ash discovered and scaled at Holly Hill

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

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Sewage Treatment Disks persist along Long Island Sound beaches

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

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Even Alligators and Turtles Need a Sunbath

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Turkey and Deer over-run Westchester County

From near extirpation to recovery to pestilential abundance:

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From Sound Beacher at the Beach

How long does a mylar ballon last?  Will it look like food to a sea bird, a seal or a whale?

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Irene – Lee Impacts on Catskill Region

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

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Earth Image – Monday Wednesday & Fridays – Guest postings invited

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

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Tom’s Brook Outfall in Byram Harbor – Greenwich – CT

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

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The outfall is the delivery system for all water-borne pollutants – for it all runs down to the sea.

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Cos Cob Power Plant Park – Environmental Remediation

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

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Back corners of Byram Park – A Jewel

The Seawall with a mysterious outfall pipe. Tom’s Brook – Direct from the Holly Hill dump.

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Greenwich Point – World’s best dog park. Canines welcome in 2012!

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.

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The sun starts its northerly journey home…

“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

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Is the sea rising or the land sinking?

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

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Global cooling leads to Snowtober wipe-out in Connecticut

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

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Global Cooling in the Stratosphere

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

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The Oceans are a Salty Place – from 3% to 4%.

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

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Is it warm in here, or that my imagination?

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What can Shipoke do?

When a city is built at a ferry landing on a flood plain, what should the government be doing to protect its residents?

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Best Farm Soil Flows to Sea

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

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