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April 22, 2004
VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY As we approach Earth Day 2004, news of global climate change is disturbing. Headlines last week predicted another six years of severe drought throughout the west, with high risk of major wildfires in Southern California. Here in Huntington Beach, we have had only 6 inches of rain since last November, about 9 inches less than normal. Yet in Huntington Beach and throughout Southern California, new houses keep going up and water-demanding landscaping replaces native plants that flourished on minimal rainfall.
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March 6, 2014
The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a chemical reaction at a paint manufacturing business Wednesday after two chemicals were unintentionally mixed, authorities said. Firefighters monitored the venting of the mixture in the 15000 block of Commerce Lane at about 4 p.m. and evacuated the surrounding businesses as a precaution, fire Capt. Bob Culhane said. Reverse 911 calls were also made to residents in the surrounding neighborhood to either stay away from the area or shut any outside ventilation, according to a fire department press statement.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | February 18, 2009
Vic and I are not animal rights activists. You’ll never see us marching to free enslaved bovine Americans. Cows are delicious, and we enjoy eating them. But we have a beef with cattle. They’re flatulent. And that flatulence contributes to global warming in a major way. Here’s how cows work. They eat grass, which is loaded with cellulose. Mammals can’t digest cellulose, which is the fiber in our diets. Cows and other ungulates have solved this problem by hosting bacteria in their four-chambered stomachs.
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August 12, 2004
Andrew Edwards Fire. Melting green heads. Foamy concoctions. Don't worry, it's just science. Scientific inquiry moved out of the clinical world of the lab to the airy environs of Central Park as the young ladies attending Huntington Beach Girl Scout Day Camp capped off their summer with a playful science demonstration by "Mad Scientist" Tom Knox. In one demonstration, Knox started a fire to force "Eggbert" the egg through a tight squeeze. Eggbert was too round to fit through the mouth of a beaker, but with a flame burning inside the container, Eggbert slipped right through.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | October 9, 2012
The world around us is constantly changing, more so now than ever before in recorded history. Humans are dramatically affecting the natural world. Between global warming and the exploding growth of the human population, which results in the need to convert more and more wild land to agriculture and housing, it is becoming increasingly difficult for species in the wild world to survive and thrive. Species have always gone extinct, and new ones are slowly evolving by genetic changes too subtle for humans to witness in their lifetimes.
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March 6, 2014
The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a chemical reaction at a paint manufacturing business Wednesday after two chemicals were unintentionally mixed, authorities said. Firefighters monitored the venting of the mixture in the 15000 block of Commerce Lane at about 4 p.m. and evacuated the surrounding businesses as a precaution, fire Capt. Bob Culhane said. Reverse 911 calls were also made to residents in the surrounding neighborhood to either stay away from the area or shut any outside ventilation, according to a fire department press statement.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | October 9, 2012
The world around us is constantly changing, more so now than ever before in recorded history. Humans are dramatically affecting the natural world. Between global warming and the exploding growth of the human population, which results in the need to convert more and more wild land to agriculture and housing, it is becoming increasingly difficult for species in the wild world to survive and thrive. Species have always gone extinct, and new ones are slowly evolving by genetic changes too subtle for humans to witness in their lifetimes.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | August 13, 2009
Two weeks ago, Vic and I wrote about the record 7.3-foot-high tide that rolled onto shore, a high tide that was swelled by a storm surge. The high water topped the berm that separates East Cell from the main channel at Warner Bridge and cut a new channel into the wetland cell. Now even a moderately high tide will overtop the berm and cut the channel even deeper. That turned out to be only one effect of the extra high tide. That high tide also undercut Pacific Coast Highway near the tide gates, eating well into the bike lane.
NEWS
August 12, 2004
Andrew Edwards Fire. Melting green heads. Foamy concoctions. Don't worry, it's just science. Scientific inquiry moved out of the clinical world of the lab to the airy environs of Central Park as the young ladies attending Huntington Beach Girl Scout Day Camp capped off their summer with a playful science demonstration by "Mad Scientist" Tom Knox. In one demonstration, Knox started a fire to force "Eggbert" the egg through a tight squeeze. Eggbert was too round to fit through the mouth of a beaker, but with a flame burning inside the container, Eggbert slipped right through.
NEWS
April 22, 2004
VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY As we approach Earth Day 2004, news of global climate change is disturbing. Headlines last week predicted another six years of severe drought throughout the west, with high risk of major wildfires in Southern California. Here in Huntington Beach, we have had only 6 inches of rain since last November, about 9 inches less than normal. Yet in Huntington Beach and throughout Southern California, new houses keep going up and water-demanding landscaping replaces native plants that flourished on minimal rainfall.
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