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18 August 2011

Sweden Cancels Lease on McMurdo Icebreaker

McMurdo Base, Antarctica is located where it is, because it is as far south as you can get a ship in for resupply a couple of times per year. Every year the ice breaker breaks up the ice, and a ship with tons of food and science supplies arrives. It carries back all the waste (virtually none is allowed to stay in Antarctica). Going to the restroom at a field …

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Waterspout Today In North Carolina

Waterspouts are not tornadoes but have caused damage and injuries in the past. They develop when horizontal rotations from wind shear (and rising and falling air parcels) get twisted into the vertical.

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It’s Time For Meteorologists On TV To Stand Up For Science

Guest post by Joe Witte (former meteorologist for NBC and WJLA-TV in Washington, and now with George Mason Univ. and NASA Goddard) This post originally appeared on the WJLA Weather blog, and Joe has kindly given me permission to repost it here: Can we really trust TV weather forecasters for accurate information about the science of climate change? Not really, more and more Americans think. That’s according to the recently released …

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