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Lake Michigan January thaw

Groundhog Not Sure What To Say

In Chicago, I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to go for a run. While preparing my warm clothes I looked at the weather report and saw that it was 45° outside. The ice that had built up along the shore

noaa arctic temperatures 2015

Observe Arctic Matters Day – January 14

The video below, produced by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, illustrates the change in arctic sea ice over the last generation – not just in surface extent, but also in thickness. Shifts in these measurements are subtle in the early years, so have the

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Why Do We Need Cars In Cities?

The city of Milan has become so thick with toxic smog that it banned cars from its streets for six hours during the middle of the day for three days this week. Smog kills tens thousands of times more people worldwide than terrorism does. Lack

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Can You Identify This Tree?

Here we are in December, and one tenacious young deciduous tree has yet to give up most of its leaves. In fact, most of this tree’s leaves are still green, photosynthesizing in the dim light, even though we’re only about 100 miles south of the

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?