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Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Nov 20, 14 Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

The first major Northeastern snowstorm of the season dumped five feet of snow in some areas of upstate New York and record low Nov. 19 temperatures were shattered in many states Tuesday, kicking off what many forecasters say will be a tough winter for much of the country.

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Dead Of Winter About To Emerge

Nov 11, 14 Dead Of Winter About To Emerge

Posted by in Natural Science

House Stark had it right: Winter is coming -- now. About 200 million Americans could see record low temperatures and early snow this week as a result of Typhoon Nuri, the strongest known Northern Pacific cyclone, which brought cold air down from the Arctic.

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The Top 100 “Geosites” In The British Isles

Oct 15, 14 The Top 100 “Geosites” In The British Isles

Posted by in An English Angle, Natural Science

In spite of its diminutive size, Great Britain boasts a wonderful variety of landscapes and habitats. In fact, the relatively small distances involved make it a great place to explore. In celebration of that rich diversity, the Geological Society of London has just named its top 100 geological sites as part of the annual Earth Science Week.

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National Public Lands Day 2014

Sep 27, 14 National Public Lands Day 2014

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day (NPLD). The theme this year is "Helping Hands for America's Lands," sponsored by Toyota, Northrup Grumman and many others. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event.

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Hurricane Arthur – An Early Arrival Sign Of Climate Change?

Jul 08, 14 Hurricane Arthur – An Early Arrival Sign Of Climate Change?

Posted by in Natural Science

Up and down the East Coast there were likely feelings that they dodged a "Fourth of July" hurricane bullet as Arthur came and went. It left rain and some damage but it was hardly a noteworthy storm -- except for the fact that the media noted that it came rather early.

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Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks

Jun 23, 14 Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks

Posted by in Lifestyle, Natural Science

One of the nice things about California is that there are numerous National Parks to experience. Back in winter I wrote about Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park. Now, I would like to give redOrbit readers some information about Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Colorado River Meets The Sea Again

May 21, 14 Colorado River Meets The Sea Again

Posted by in Natural Science

For at least two decades, the Colorado River has run dry down in Mexico. It has not reached the sea, nor have residents seen water in the river. However, in a recent effort between the US and Mexico, things are looking up.

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Mount St. Helens – One Man’s Story

May 20, 14 Mount St. Helens – One Man’s Story

Posted by in An English Angle, Natural Science

This Thursday, May 22, 2014, it will be 34 years to the day since Mount St. Helens in the Cascade Mountains of North America erupted. Here in the UK, and around the world, people watched with fascination as the events were reported. The pictures that were beamed across the Atlantic were full of beauty and horror in equal measure. On the ground, a human tragedy was unfolding.

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Climate Isn’t Weather, Except When It Is

Mar 14, 14 Climate Isn’t Weather, Except When It Is

Posted by in Natural Science

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” recently told Rep. Marsha Blackburn that climate and weather aren’t the same thing. Nye, who appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, said, “Climate is the big picture. Weather is day to day.” Bill Maher was impressed by that statement and the audience applauded. Take that, “climate change deniers.”

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National Severe Weather Preparedness 2014

Mar 07, 14 National Severe Weather Preparedness 2014

Posted by in Natural Science

This week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a part of the National Weather Service (NWS). This joint effort of NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) focuses on raising awareness and saving lives.

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