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9 July 2013
An incredible paper today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS). The study indicates that the burning of coal in areas north fo the Huai River is causing a loss of 5.5 years of life expectancy for the 500 million residents who live there. Click the image above to read the paper in PNAS. It is NOT behind a pay-wall. Louise Watt in Huffington Post also has …
7 July 2013
Meteorologist Brett Collar noticed these strange circles on the radar Saturday night in San Antonio,TX. See the ghostly circles?? Is it HAARP? Is it chemtrails?? No, it’s bats. Somehow, I suspect the truth will not cut it for the tinfoil hat crowd!
6 July 2013
Neil de Grasse Tyson is the only person I know of who deserves a fan club. He has one on Google Plus too! His Star Talk podcasts are excellent ways of learning more about science and astrophysics. Teachers, these would be a great thing to use in a classroom too.
4 July 2013
Spotted this pic and story on the Maryland DOT Facebook page. Worth sharing! CHESAPEAKE BAY OSPREY STUDY – Rebecca Lazarus of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center pauses Monday while monitoring an osprey nestling (approximately 45-50 days old) at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40). A team of Patuxent scientists are currently monitoring four active nests at the Hatem Bridge and four active nests at the Millard Tydings Memorial …
Anne Makosinski of Victoria, BC Canada has made a human powered flashlight that runs on the heat of the human hand.She is one of 15 finalists in the Google science fair. I’m impressed. You should be too.
2 July 2013
When you look at the warming over North America in the past century, the southeast USA stands out as an exception. In some cases it has actually cooled. Meteorologist Gene Norman told me about a piece he did about an experiment underway in Central Alabama that’s trying to find out why. The study is called SOAS which stands for Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study. It’s worth a watch and a …
1 July 2013
Ask ten people in America if they know the difference between a watch and a warning, and you will likely find that many do not. I’m asked this question very frequently, and this in spite of the fact that we forecasters have been talking about it for years. Here in America, we’ve used the same system for five decades now, and perhaps it is time to look at improving it. …