The ITCZ And The Crash Of Air Algérie AH5017

The ITCZ in July. Courtesy of NOAA

AH5017 went down, presumably in a thunderstorm, in southern Mali. Could the accident have been avoided?

Dangerous Weather Alert ‘Canary’ For High Fire Danger In The Western US

The jet stream forecast for next Monday through Friday. Courtesy of NOAA

The western United States faces the likelihood of extreme fire danger next week. The weather pattern is returning to the one that caused the Washington fires last week — only more pronounced and more widespread.

What, Where, When, And Weather For Weekend Activities

The US forecast for Saturday. Courtesy of NOAA

It’s a typical mid-summer weekend — weatherwise. Lay back or dive in; here’s some of what’s available and what the weather will be.

Triclosan: The All Purpose Anti__?

triclosan dangers

How dangerous is the antibacterial soap you’re using? Triclosan may not be keeping your family healthy, based on its chemistry and animal trials.

Fiji and Alaska: Earthquakes 17-23 July 2014

Earthquakes 19-23 July 2014. Image credit: USGS

This week saw earthquakes around the Pacific, including Fiji and Alaska. Smaller, quarry-related blasts are also of interest.