Entries by kathyconway

Volcanic Activity

Has overall volcanic activity been decreasing in recent decades? According to the Smithsonian Institution there are no discernible trends in volcanic activity, just periods of higher and lower activity as would be expected. Reference: https://volcano.si.edu/faq/index.cfm?question=historicalactivity

Rising Sea Levels

Is there and interactive site to demonstrate the impact of rising sea levels? [Alan] There are, actually several: These allow the operator to adjust ocean level – The U.S.:  https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/#/layer/slr/6/-13819038.877725068/5373388.674015605/12/satellite/none/0.8/2050/interHigh/midAccretion Global: http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/ From the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “Before the Food, this allows the operator to adjust temperature and view the sea level impact: https://www.beforetheflood.com/explore/the-crisis/sea-level-rise/ http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/

Medford Water Quality – Pigtails

Medford Water Quality – “What about pigtails?” The recent concern for the quality of water delivered by Medford Water Commission (MWC) had to do with occasional lead levels exceeding EPA standards. Most of the high lead levels were found in the downtown core area.  The primary source of MWC water is Big Butte Springs which […]