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"united states geological survey agency" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"united states geological survey agency" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"Wildlife experts warn that work must be done to limit the spread of wildlife borne diseases in order to prevent another pandemic federal lawmakers are expected to address that issue in the next coronavirus aid bill is the one of my niece has the story the golden nineteen pandemic has brought attention to Zoomdata diseases which are diseases transmitted from animals to humans but experts warn that this is not a recent phenomenon seventy five percent of emerging diseases that affect humans come from animals according to public health experts now lawmakers are pushing for legislation to prevent other wildlife borne diseases from spreading to humans and causing another pandemic the legislation is part of the most recent cove in nineteen a bill dubbed the heroes act passed by the house Dr Christine Johnson is a professor of epidemiology at the university of California Davis she says it is important to start preparing as soon as possible for the next pandemic as you know even in times of peace the military is preparing for the next fight they're gathering intelligence on the whereabouts in the activities of potential enemies and that is the scene activity that we need to think about in terms of preparing for pandemics we need surveillance in wildlife to identify and understand the threat need capabilities in early detection of animals human interface and that needs to happen all over the world much like our threat surveillance and happens with the military so that we can stop these kinds of earliest time Johnson says the pandemic threat has been heightened by recent environmental change like urbanization and industrialization that have affected wild animal distribution increased animal to human contact the heroes act includes amendments to the Lacey act of nineteen hundred the conservation law that prohibits illegal trade of wildlife that would allow the government to block the trade of wildlife deemed to pose risks to human health they've just sub is the former executive director of the wildlife diseases association he says that although the corona virus outbreak beginning China their activities in the United States that have the potential of creating new outbreaks as United diseases China indeed appears to be the epicenter of the covert nineteen pandemic and the wildlife trade their particular to trade in wild animals and this is similar to the sars outbreak that occurred about ten years ago but I can tell you that there are situations in America in North America that have the potential for these same types of situations but we call them exotic animal auctions roadside zoos animal swap meets and some forms of confined feeding operations are exotic imports the cities have the same potential for recombination and breeding a mute woman resistant strains of bacteria viruses and other pathogens the heroes act also includes a hundred and eleven million dollars to the fish and Wildlife Service in the United States Geological Survey agencies to support activities related to wildlife borne disease prevention by a surveillance and research members of wildlife health agencies say that they have been underfunded for years Daniel asked is the former director of the US fish and Wildlife Service he says that the funding needed for wildlife health agencies is a minor investment compared to money being spent to remedy the damages caused by the corona virus we simply have to build that infrastructure and and it all it always sounds expensive until you put it in the context of the five or six or eight trillion dollars that we're going to spend in hearing this this pandemic and and I and so I think that the the type of expense that we're talking about is a is minuscule in comparison to that and the opportunity to really kind of reduce the risk and the frequency of pandemics in the future the Senate is unlikely to pass the heroes act as Republicans deem it to be too large but efforts to prevent wildlife borne diseases could remain in a final coronavirus aid bill reporting for KPFA I'm on the minis and you're listening to the evening news on KPFA Berkeley KPFK Los Angeles KFC a Fresno online KPFA that'll work this is Brian Edwards ticker broadcasting from my home in Berkeley every morning with cat Brooks we are doing covert coverage from a safe distance on up front seven to nine AM we talk to doctors public health specialists elected officials political analysts we take your calls and we are your stories and we also try to lift up people during her ROIC and inspiring things to help each other.

"united states geological survey agency" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

07:12 min | 2 years ago

"united states geological survey agency" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

"Welcome to kiss deaths and mysteries i'm your host kid chrome today tunnels there's something exciting about tunnels they could be manmade or naturally occurring longest tunnel the saliva to formed in eighteen fifty nine by the model low a volcano on the island of hawaii continues from forty miles at a depth of bumped up three thousand six hundred feet from hawaii we move onto new zealand and what is called black water rafting this essentially tubing down an underground river inside a cave although the south island has over two dozen latitude limestone caves it's a north island the task one of the most fascinating caves called the wall toma caves well toma is a small village in the west of the north island of new zealand about two and a half hours south of auckland the surrounding areas full of limestone form thirty million years ago when when toma was under the ocean and limestone form like this means caves toma caves were first explored in the eighteen eighties by a mallory chief end surveyor he floated them on a raft of slacks an open them to tourists shortly thereafter what makes them so different is it the walls and the roof recovered with global worms basically a day arab type of insect will eventually have wings but when they are glowing daring the larva stage from a distance in case you could just see the pin print blue while luminescent glow but if you look closely or what the torch you'll see they look like a long very thin worm with many threads hanging around them they use their light to entice other insects into the threads food before they turn into flies the glow worms stage is the longest portion of their life though and it lasts around nine months in the united states the longest saliva to be in the state of washington and it's called eight k this cave slash live but to this located in the south cascades near mount saint helens it was formed over two thousand years ago when mount saint helen's interrupted and lava poured down the south side of the volcano eight caves so divided and upper and lower the longest is upper a mile and a half long if you decided i did take upper trail you'll be confronted with boulders an eight foot wall you'll have declined california's now lassen last corrupted nineteen fifteen creating huge lab teams not so long but high wide enough to drive up eighteen wheeler through nobody really thinks of california is being of all keno country but it is besides having active earthquake activity the state is susceptible to potential she'll major eruption with eight active sites united states geological survey agency actively monitors these locations and creator don't watch lists some of the most potent three volcanoes at this point there supercharge and ready to blow any minute but because this information doesn't really stop anyone from exploring the national walkout parks i've made a list from north to south we have mendocino lake volcano no shasta volcano which is way overdue lasted volcano clear lake volcano long ballet called era kosovo canot field in the salton beauts one of them it's just it comes to mind and speaking of caves has been made famous by hundreds of horror films show bats accident in a cave into the night with cg in green screen they could create a very visual effect but old tunnel state park in fredericksburg spur both the real thing the nine hundred and twenty foot railroad tunnel was constructed in the early portion of the nineteenth century train stopped running through the tunnel in nineteen forty two and today it is home to three million mexicans retail bats in three thousand cave my otis bats bats emerge every evening at sunset wherever you have volcano you'll find latitudes but perhaps the most common tunnel belonged to a bygone time when railroads across the country pass through solid stone now finally around that same mirrors railroad miners were leaving their markets thousands of mine shafts one such mind is burrow through two thousand eighty seven feet of solid rock up and copper mountain in the mojave desert self paso range william berle schmidt spent thirty three years of his life digging singlehandedly through amount to reach and isolated ledge over four thousand feet above sea level schmidt used mostly hand tools and explosives in this excavation he removed rubble wheelbarrows sometimes he carried it out on his back later in his life is the dominant muscles were so strong but they forced him to bend over permanently eventually schmidt installed rails furniture car he meant to use to take or out of copper mountain to smelter smelter on the other side but that seems improbable because the tunnel emerged on a high ledge in the middle of nowhere dirty years he worked on his tunnel schmidt supported himself not by mining but by hiring himself out is rach hand every summer and the fall he would take his to boroughs source of his nickname jack and jenny and had backup the copper mountain to resume is compulsive excavation of the tunnel schmidt in the course of digging a tunnel actually discover potentially rich minds of gold silver copper and iron additionally there was a rumor about a very rich gold thing in the mountain however the minor in schmidt had upstaged staged by the tunnel are driven to complete his monumental one man project schmidt simply disdain precious metals he even after he finished just tunnel never transporting allen so or through it later in his life schmidt took on a partner a man named mike lee to assist in taking visitors on tour so the tunnel after schmidt died in nineteen fifty four league continued to give tours of the tunnel until he passed away in nineteen sixty three the property is currently owned by the bureau of land management an open to tourists to walk through now a warning if you decide to explore latitude deserted train tunnel a mine shaft remember that many of these are on private property and always be careful go prepared lava tubes like mine shafts can cave in and they'll many old train tunnels shored up when they were in use timbers may have rotted always.

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"united states geological survey agency" Discussed on BrainStuff

BrainStuff

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"united states geological survey agency" Discussed on BrainStuff

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