On Saturday morning, diners enjoying the fare at Moby Dick’s, a seafood restaurant jutting into the ocean on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, got a surprising visit from a massive wave recently as high tide and a recent storm brought the breaker much higher than usual.
Needless to say, restaurant operations were put on pause…
In the mid-90′s wolves were reintroduced in small numbers into Yellowstone National Park. Their effect on the ecosystem was virtually immediate, and in the years since, they have caused an improved environment for species on every level of the food chain.
Beautifully filmed and spiritedly narrated, this mini-documentary explains how wolves had such a vast and positive impact. It isn’t what you expected today, but this ecological lesson will have you genuinely inspired and excited…
FOX 29 reporter Karen Hepp seems to think she’s the only person in the Philadelphia area who understands how devastating an ice storm can be. Two days ago, Hepp spent three animated minutes making sure everyone watching knew just how forceful the devastation coming their way really was.
Some of her best quotes include:
We’re going to have people who are going to be dying over the next couple of days.
We’re going to see people use candles; we will have many, many fires.
There are, of course, three more minutes of quotes, frantic hand-waving, run-on sentences, and even survival tips as Hepp frantically tries to communicate just how severe this situation is…
In Hepp’s defense, more than 700,000 people eventually lost power, and there were a few cases of people actually going to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning from bringing grills and generators inside, as she warned against.
However, her sure prediction of death has thankfully not yet come true in the two days since her doomsday report.
At the debate yesterday between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham, apologist for young earth creationism, Matt Stopera asked a number of those there in support of Ham to jot a quick note to those who don’t believe in creation.
A windstorm last Sunday brought literally tons of tumbleweed through the town of Clovis, New Mexico. As the storm subsided and the tumbleweed came to rest, the city was covered with the roaming foliage, with many of the piles well over 8 feet high.
Pathways have been dug out for cars and the huge piles keeping some residents stuck in their houses have been removed. But crews are still putting in 10-hour days clearing the rest and expect to continue for weeks…