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Today is the Winter Solstice

Late this evening we will officially be at the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. You can read more about this year’s event at the links below. For astronomy types, it marks the beginning of winter. EarthSky: The December solstice is coming Vox: Ten…
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Newly Identified Jet-Stream Pattern Could Imperil Global Food Supplies

Scientific American recently posted an article describing a new study that shows an increase in highly amplified jet stream patterns which can lock into place for long periods. This can lead to simultaneous droughts and associated food shortages in different parts of the world, especially important grain-producing areas. If this…
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