Contaminated Crab Might Be ‘New Normal’ With Climate Change

Fans of sweet, meaty Dungeness crab are going to have to settle for the smaller Chesapeake blue crabs for now. California health authorities are warning everyone to stop eating Dungeness and rock crab for now after finding unsafe levels of a naturally-occurring neurotoxin in crabs caught along the Pacific coast between Santa Barbara and the Oregon border.

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The Active Sun: US Unveils Plan to Deal with Space Weather

The U.S. government is getting more serious about dealing with the dangers posed by powerful sun storms.

On Thursday (Oct. 29), the White House released two documents that together lay out the nation’s official plan for mitigating the negative impacts of solar flaresand other types of “space weather,” which have the potential to wreak havoc on power grids and other key infrastructure here on Earth.

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