Entries by Ron Russo

Stop tractors from shredding plastic on our beaches!

This past week while making a few phone calls while walking on the beach I realized how much damage these tractors are doing. Instead of combing the beach and properly sifting through sand and removing debris these tractors are merely rolling over plastic and shredding it into much smaller pieces that are much harder to […]

Lightning Strikes in the North Pole

I just read in the CBInsights Newsletter that multiple lightning strikes were detected within 300 miles of the North Pole. They stated that this is an unusual occurrence that requires warmer, wetter air than is normally found in the region. America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described it as among the northern-most lightning strikes ever […]

South Florida Divers Break Guinness World Record For Underwater Cleanup

On Saturday, June 15th, the Sun Sentinel published an article – 633 divers set world record cleaning ocean floor off Deerfield Beach. It is very cool that they broke a world record but the coolest part is that a total of 1,500 lbs of trash was cleaned out of the reef. This is something other […]

CO2 Reaches All-Time Record Levels

CNN just put out a story titled There is more CO2 in the atmosphere today than any point since the evolution of humans. The article stated: According to data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is over 415 parts per million (ppm), far higher than at any […]

The Launch of BeachLabs.org

Monday morning around 7:45 am, as always, I dropped my daughter off at Palm Beach Public. I had already started on the BeachLabs.org website so on my way home I stopped at the Municipal Beach to get some ideas for our launch and this blog post. For anyone not familiar there are two public beaches […]