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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Extreme Heat Kills. The devastating heat dome that affected parts of the west coasts of the U.S. and British Columbia has been blamed for the massive die-off of mussels, clams, and other marine creatures that live in the intertidal zone. They were effectively cooked in their shells. Christopher Harley, a professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia, estimates that a billion animals may have died this way in the Strait of Georgia, the Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Old News is Still News. You may have already forgotten about Hurricane Dorian that swept through part of the Bahamas two years ago, but much of the destruction in the Abaco chain of islands is still very much in evidence. It may be years before all repairs are made and the island is good again....

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