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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

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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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You Wanna Build A WHAT In Kansas?

Mar 03, 14 You Wanna Build A WHAT In Kansas?

Posted by in Natural Science, WTF???

There are many famous walls in the world: Hadrian's Wall, The Great Wall of China, the Wailing Wall. The list could go on, but one wall I'm sure we won't be seeing anytime soon is the Weather Walls of Kansas. In a new study, Temple University physicist Rongjia Tao has proposed a rather novel solution to Tornado Alley: walls.

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Blue Grotto: A Natural And Amazing Display Of Light

Feb 25, 14 Blue Grotto: A Natural And Amazing Display Of Light

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The sun’s light produces many colorful and spectacular displays around the world, from the Aurora Borealis to sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows arcing in the sky after a summer rain. All of these are dazzling exhibits of nature’s pure beauty.

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Ever Heard Of Snow Donuts?

Jan 30, 14 Ever Heard Of Snow Donuts?

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

These donuts don’t come from your local coffee shop or donut franchise. They don’t have jelly inside or have sprinkles. They can only be found in the winter when weather conditions are right.

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DNA Results Uncover The Truth Of War Elephants

Jan 12, 14 DNA Results Uncover The Truth Of War Elephants

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Way back before any of us were born, even before our great, great, great, grandparents were conceived, there was a huge conflict, the battle of Raphia. When the battle was through 11,500 foot soldiers, 1,000 horses, and 21 elephants lost their lives between the two armies.

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A Couple Of Desert National Parks (Part Two)

Jan 11, 14 A Couple Of Desert National Parks (Part Two)

Posted by in Lifestyle, Natural Science

Though we did not make it to Death Valley National Park, we researched it extensively. We quite literally decided on Joshua Tree National Park at the cusp, the point where we would either turn east or continue south. Death Valley provides much that interests visitors, so let’s take a look.

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European Wolf Population Boom Due To Economic Downturn?

Jan 11, 14 European Wolf Population Boom Due To Economic Downturn?

Posted by in An English Angle, Natural Science

Here in Europe the debates and controversy over the reintroduction and natural spread of Gray Wolves in the USA has been watched with interest. But it seems that the wolf is making a come-back even without artificial help and that this recovery is, in many places, due to the impact of changing economic conditions for the human population.

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A Couple of Desert National Parks (Part One)

Jan 10, 14 A Couple of Desert National Parks (Part One)

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

As we prepped and planned for our winter trip we finished just this past week, we looked into several national parks to visit. Ultimately, though, we decided on Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California about 150 miles or so east of Los Angeles. It is almost 800,000 acres of desert park.

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Western Australians Protest Against Shark Killings

Jan 10, 14 Western Australians Protest Against Shark Killings

Posted by in An English Angle, Natural Science

Fatal shark attacks and plans to catch and destroy sharks off Australian beaches have brought authorities and environmentalists into conflict.

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