How safe do you think it is to breath the steam, impurities, and burned #methane gas exhaust coming out of these power plants? When the dew point is low and it's freezing outside, you can be sure that these massive amounts of generated cloud aerosols are surrounding the north and south-eastern parts of the city, where our massive energy plants burn tons of fossil fuel daily. Thanks #ENMAX #energy #fossilfuels #lungcancer #clouds #weather #powerplant #energyplant #calgary #alberta #prairies
A high pressure zone appears just south west of Utah, moves its way towards Cedar City, UT (KICX Nexrad tower), and then heads north towards Salt Lake City, UT (KMTX Nexrad tower). The high pressure zone hovers over the KMTX NEXRAD tower for more than 2 days, creating an anticyclone weather system and influencing the jet stream! It looks KMTX has a new friend ...
Got clouds? Don't be surprised when you have these facilities running 24/7, all across the continent, producing clouds all day and night. And when they peak, and lower air mass + wind direction changes, you got a sky with a thick blanket of clouds; sometimes bringing rain/snow or sometimes simply blocking the sun ...
#Calgary and surrounding areas experienced a sudden drop in temperature and dumps of #snow on Sept 9th lasting for two days. What is important to note, during this weather system that brought us snow, pay close attention to the radar anomalies seen in the images below. Near Grand Prairie, AB, Spirit River experienced a "hole-punched" #sky right above its radar station. This anomaly, which showed the clouds with a circle through them, lasted over 5 hours.
Furthermore, we noted that areas around the circumference of the #Strathmore weather #radar tower experienced heavy dumps of snow. At some points there were bands of #precipitation going right through the radar centre.
So, we must ask ourselves: a circle of clouds being dissipated right above a #NEXRAD tower, and precipitation being driven right through the centre of another tower -- are these highly-powered devices affecting our #weather?
And one of His #signs is that He created #mates for you from yourselves that you may find #peace in them, and He put between you #love and #compassion; most surely there are signs in this for a #people who reflect. [30:21]
#Lactuca serriola, prickly #lettuce aka #opium lettuce
Lactuca - From the Latin, ‘lac’, ‘milk’ after the #milky #sap in the stems.
Serriola - From the Latin, ‘serro’, ‘saw’ for the saw-tooth like edges to the leaves.
Contains lactucarium which is a #sedative and #painkiller and can be used as a less powerful alternative to opium. Larger doses are reported to be stimulant rather than sedative. Pliny says it is purgative if large amounts are ingested.
Can be collected fresh from your garden or disturbed soils. Leaves can be dried, frozen, or tinctured. This plant is believed to be the ancient ancestor of today's cultivated lettuce, except that grocery produce lettuce does not emit the milky sap, which is white and then dries into a dark brown resin. Perhaps our produce lettuce should be taken out of the genus #Lactuca. Note in the top right photo the sap that has leaked from the plant and hardened as a brown resin on the flower heads. The stems from this plant were juiced to create #tinctures of varying strengths, and leaves left to dry for future teas and / or tinctures.
Are you also wondering how #oil #spills over the years have affected #life, our #soil, #forest fires, #air, #water, and other aspects of ecology and #health? Well, you're not alone... As it turns out, #Alberta has a very long and troubled history of oil pipeline ruptures. The 29 April 2011 oil spill near Little Buffalo was not an anomaly. Since the expansion of the oil and gas industries in Alberta following the 1947 discovery of conventional crude oil resources at #Leduc, the province’s pipeline infrastructure has grown to more than 370,000 kilometres. With such an extensive pipeline system, failures have, since at least the 1970s, been a regular occurrence.
In considering what oil and gas has to do with fires, one must first ask themselves what oil and gas spills do to soil and moisture. Research conducted in India concluded: The effect of crude oil spill on soil causes decrease in soil moisture , porosity, water holding capacity, soil pH and extractable phosphorous whereas increase in total nitrogen, organic #carbon , exchangeable potassium. Spilled #crude oil is certainly responsible for alterations of soil physico-chemical properties.