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The secret physics of dandelion seeds

I saw a very interesting article in Nature magazine this week about how dandelion seeds float through the air. Apparently the science of how they sustain flight after someone blows them away was not well understood, and when researchers figured it out, it showed a new method of flight that…
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New York Times: $2.5 Billion in Storm Losses, but Don’t Ask Georgia Farmers About Climate Change

This week the New York Times published a long article looking at whether farmers in Georgia that have been affected by recent storms like Hurricane Michael are attributing the impacts from these storms to climate change. While most farmers think that they are primarily caused by year-to-year weather variations, which…
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Georgia Climate Project: What opportunities are there for creating curricula on climate impacts on Georgia?

This week’s question from the Georgia Climate Project Roadmap deals with how we communicate the science and potential impacts of climate change on Georgia to K-12 and college educators. It also discusses the best ways to provide appropriate information to them for use in their class curricula. Teaching children and…
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Georgia Climate Project: How can we improve resilience of potable water infrastructure?

The flooding from Hurricane Florence caused a lot of different impacts around North and South Carolina, including impacts on agriculture, highways, businesses and residences, but one impact that I have not read much about is the impact on potable water supplies. Since many water treatment plants are built near rivers,…
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