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The snow is weird. It’s now 0 degrees C and the snow isn’t melting. It’s subliming. It’s not unusual for snow to sublime (evaporate) but it usually does it when it’s sunny and it doesn’t smell like plasticky gasoline when it does. 5 mins outside and I’m super dizzy and nauseous.
Sublimation means when a solid like snow turns into a gas without going through a liquid state. So is this snow off-gassing? Sure smells like it. Even my partner had to go lie down.
I left a jar out to collect a sample the other day but I just put the lid on. If this has vinyl chloride in it, can I assume it won’t leak out of a mason gar? @CuzzinSnooter thoughts?
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My partner went out to shovel snow. She couldn’t finish and came inside bc her throat was getting worse. She now has a metallic taste in her mouth and could smell something “funny”. She said “The snow isn’t right. It’s crystallized”. #OhioChemicalDisaster #Ontario #GreatLakes
What chemicals cause a metalic taste in your mouth? It’s strong. She was wearing an N-95 outside.
This is what I also noticed the other day when it snowed.
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I recently wrote a #GreatLakes tweet discussing the distinction between storm surge and seiches, following a huge surge on LakeErie. I was asked if a seiche was to follow, but the answer caught me off guard: #LakeErie may have huge storm surges, but it has a weak seiche game!
I’ll reiterate: storm surge refers to water stacking up at one end of a lake during a large wind event; seiches are periodic sloshing of water back and forth in a basin. Seiches frequently follow storm surges, but they are separate phenomena resulting from distinct physics. high lake levels and waves threaten some shoreline homes
While I study lake physics in general, the system I’m most familiar with is the #GLOAT, #LakeSuperior. Seiching activity is ubiquitous in Lake Superior- it’s hard to look at a record of lake level without seeing the characteristic, eight-hour oscillations.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/06/2022…
American alligators are capable of West Nile virus amplification, mosquito infection and transmission…
#WestNile, #VirusAmplification, #MosquitoInfection, #AmericanAlligators
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His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni-President of the Republic of Uganda.
#Thread #History #mustread #WednesdayWisdom #10milliondreams #Uganda #GreatLakes #UZI #EAC

Bazzukulu means Grandchildren


It is always good for the Bazzukulu and even the adults to know their country. Uganda is the best country in the World. I always marvel at some Ugandans that look so desperate to travel to other countries, almost all of them not as endowed and as..
...beautiful as Uganda. On this occasion, I will inform the Bazzukulu about the few facts I have on Nalubaale (what Europeans call Victoria) and Kiira (what the outsiders know as Nile). We cannot talk about the two without talking about Mwitanzigye (Lake Albert), Kyooga,..
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It’s starting! Watch State of Black and Brown America: A National Townhall on Environmental Justice & Frontline Communities 👇 #EnvironmentalJustice…
What's #EnvironmentalJustice?

Environmental justice is the fair treatment & meaningful involvement of all marginalized & communities of color in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.…
As the #COVID19 crisis continues to unfold, we are seeing how inequities play out in our world. The pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on low-income communities of color–the same communities that face more frequent and more severe environmental impacts and injustices.
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Never mind what the insiders & powerbrokers tell you, if you’re SERIOUS about solving Michigan’s problems, @BernieSanders is THE ONLY real choice for
- union rights
- healthcare
- racial justice
- education
- Great Lakes protection
And SO many more...

A thread:

Nobody stands with unions like @BernieSanders. He opposed NAFTA, recognizing it would fundamentally destroy our manufacturing economy by giving corporations carte Blanche to exploit foreign labor.

He came to Detroit to picket w/ @UAW & helped put #Fightfor15 on the map.

Even after our “comeback,” economists estimate we lost 250K jobs during the recession that are NEVER coming back.

Why? Wall St played fast & loose w/ our economy.

@BernieSanders wants to hold them accountable so it never happens again.

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1. Life stage coupled with water chemistry influence #lakesturgeon sensitivity to #lampricides, our latest work (@OanyBee #wilkielab) in @conphysjournal.

Read the full article here:

@LampreyControl @LaurierBiology @LaurierResearch @Lauriergrad
2. #Sealamprey population control is critical for maintaining #ecological integrity of the #GreatLakes, as one lamprey can kill up to 40lb of lake trout during its parasitic life-stage.
3. #Lampricides are applied by @LampreyControl as part of an intergrated #pest management program, to target the larval stage of the #lamprey, residing in rivers and tributaries of the #GreatLakes.

Read more here:…
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
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After the heroic sacrifices of valiant & ordinary citizens, the leadership of @_AfricanUnion is about to sit in idle complicity as the soldiers in the Transitional Military Council (TMC) launch a violent & bloody #SudanCounterRevolution. #Africans everywhere shd weigh in
Here is the #SitRep: Since the end of last month, the soliders in the TMC have been launched a rolling #InternetShutdown on Khartoum with the design to facilitate a #SudanCounterRevolution by constraining & ultimately cutting off the ability of the protests to co-ordinate
At the beginning of the week, on Monday, 3 June, about 05:00hrs Khartoum time, the TMC sent 1000s of armed Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers, the Janjaweed militia & men in police uniforms using RSF trucks to disperse the sit-in.
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Tomorrow, in Addis-Ababa, the Peace & Security Council (PSC) of @_AfricanUnion meets in emergency on the situation in Sudan under. Nigeria will chair it. It's the 1st meeting of any policy organ of the #AU on the epochal situation unfolding in Khartoum…
Sudan matters to the stability of Africa in a way that arguably no other country does. It is a complex, big, fragile country with borders to the most complex & fragile regions of the continent. The potential for regional stability contagion are huge if Sudan is distressed
Sudan is critical to stability in the #Sahel, North Africa, the #GulfOfAden, the #NileBasin, the #GreatLakes, East Africa; the Horn of Africa, Central Africa & #WestAfrica. There's no other #African country whose wellbeing can so ripple through the continent like Sudan.
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The weather outside might be frightful ❄️, but that’s just delightful for Day 11’s fish, the coldwater-loving brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) #GreatLakes #25DaysofFishmas The #25DaysofFishmas calendar, updated with brook trout for December 11.
Brook trout is part of the Salmonidae (salmon) family + genus Salvelinus (chars). Most char may be identified by light spots over a darker body, while "true" trout typically have dark spots on a lighter body #25DaysofFishmas Image of a brook trout with the text
Brook trout’s species name “fontinalis" comes from Latin for "of a spring or fountain" in reference to the cold, clear stream habitats they prefer #25DaysofFishmas
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“You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon.” 🌕

It’s a Wonderful Life for the first #GreatLakes #25DaysofFishmas feature, the mooneye (Hiodon tergisus)!
Shining like #fishmas lights: Mooneye’s common name comes from the metallic shine of its big eyes; the “tergisus” part of its scientific name means "polished" #GreatLakes #25DaysofFishmas
The mooneye is found in large, clear rivers + lakes throughout North America including the southern #GreatLakes (Erie, Ontario, parts of Michigan) and their tributaries (connecting rivers) #25DaysofFishmas
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Though we welcome support from @EPA to combat harmful algal blooms, this plan does not reflect the urgency or accountability we need in this fight.

My full statement w/ @RepDebDingell:… #GreatLakes
This first step must be followed by actions on the state and federal level to meet the plan’s reduction targets.

Congress has provided one important tool for achieving these goals by funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Even still, @POTUS plans to cut #GLRI by 90%.
We cannot settle for the US @EPA having its budget slashed and hands tied leaving the #GreatLakes and the millions of Americans who rely on them for water and commerce in the lurch.
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In 2016, Foxconn replaced 60,000 Chinese workers with robots.…
Brazil expected 100,000 jobs from Foxconn investment, but got only 3,000.…
Even if my hands were dirty, I wouldn't wash them in this water."

Foxconn has a history of dumping heavy metals into rivers that supply drinking water.

@wisgop has given Foxconn permission to do whatever it would like to #wisconsin rivers and streams.…
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In Congress, I led a bipartisan push to ensure that sources of federal #GreatLakes research and restoration funding continues. (1/6)
But that is not enough, we need to do all of the following to help undergird our response to this issue. (2/6)
In any new tax reform package, Congress should include tax credits to incentive turning manure into biogas. (3/6)
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