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Growing all over the world

March 14, 2019 1 Comment
Growing all over the world

It is well known that human activities disrupt some of the normal or “natural” processes that occur around the earth and in the atmosphere. Various societies and small populations have suffered some negative effects from these disruptions, mainly in the form of toxic pollution. So far though, we have managed to avoid total ecological collapse. […]

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Breaking All the Snow Records

February 13, 2019 0 Comments
Breaking All the Snow Records

My grandparents often mentioned how there was so much snow and cold “back in the day”. You might recall your own older wiser elders telling the story of “walking 5 miles to school uphill both ways through 5 feet of snow”. Tall tales do tend to grow. No more exaggerations in the present day. While […]

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The End of a Martian Era

February 8, 2019 0 Comments
The End of a Martian Era

A little detour into space news for those of you who look up at the night sky and dream – the Mars Opportunity rover is probably dead. It is sad news but it also highlights something very remarkable. A device (Opportunity) that was only supposed to last 90 days, ended up exploring the red planet […]

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Water Woes

January 31, 2019 0 Comments
Water Woes

If you could pick one thing people have done to improve the health and comfort of everyone on the planet, it would have to be management of water resources. The instantaneous availability of clean, fresh, healthy water in developed nations is something most people take for granted. Water is so ubiquitous and cheap that we […]

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Choosing “Better” Progress

January 14, 2019 1 Comment
Choosing “Better” Progress

I have noticed some negative headlines in news reports lately. It seems “progress” and growth might be slowing down in some parts of world. The U.S. birthrate hits an all-time low, again! Chinese auto sales suffer a historic collapse. Single family housing starts are the lowest since 1990. Fertility rates are declining around the world! […]

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2018 By The Numbers

January 2, 2019 0 Comments
2018 By The Numbers

Before reading ahead to the recap of the year, you might want to take a look back at the top ten list from 2018. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the honorable mentions, 10 through 7, 6 through 4, and 3 through 1. As mentioned in the top ten list, 2018 did not […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 3 Through 1

December 31, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 3 Through 1

The previous events in the top ten list were definitely interesting but the top three really stand apart and might be the sort-of record-setting weather that could stand for a long time. Before getting into the top 3, you might want to review the honorable mentions, 10 through 7, and 6 through 4. 3. Snowy […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 6 Through 4

December 28, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 6 Through 4

We are advancing through the list and the weather events are getting bigger. If you haven’t seen the list up until this point, take a short bit to review the honorable mentions and numbers 10 through 7 that were profiled over the last couple of days. 6. A very wet and record-breaking period of weather […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 10 through 7

December 27, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 10 through 7

Before getting into the next weather events in the 2018 top ten list, you might want to check the honorable mentions from yesterday’s blog. 10. A wild week of weather in October. On October 9th we had a record rainfall of 1.72 inches in Wausau (on the next day there was an additional 0.60 inches). […]

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Top Ten for 2018 – Honorable Mention

December 26, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten for 2018 – Honorable Mention

Looking back at 2018, it was definitely filled with notable weather but the events were not too difficult to rank. Most of the events on the list were not all that extreme as compared to some years in recent memory. There were just a couple that would joust for top ranking outside of this year […]

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