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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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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

Posted by in Natural Science

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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