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A Super Bloom

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2019

A Super Bloom

California landscapes flower. 

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Ode to Mars

21

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2019

Ode to Mars

A planetary haiku for Poetry Day.

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Irony Alert: Plants Used in Herbal Remedies Cause Cancer

By Reilly Capps Plants that have been used by Chinese medicine men for centuries as a natural way to cure arthritis and other disease actually...

14 Aug 2013

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Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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