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Winter solstice comes on December 21

Thursday, December 21, is the date of this year’s winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  You can read more about it at EarthSky at http://earthsky.org/tonight/years-shortest-season-starts-with-december-solstice. They also have an interesting article describing the difference in sunlight hours at St. Augustine FL and New York City…
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Cornell online Climate Change class available

If you are interested in taking an online class on climate change science, communication and action, you should check out this 3-week class offered from Cornell University which will be offered in January and February. You can get more details and register at https://civicecology.org/course-climatechange/.  
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Happy National Farmers’ Day!

Today, October 12, is National Farmers’ Day.  If you like to eat, you are reaping the benefits of hard work by agricultural workers around the world.  Enjoy your food and thank a farmer for providing it for you!
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Film: Celebrating American Farmers

Here is a trailer for a new documentary that will be coming out soon on farming in America and the challenges that farmers will face in the future.  We all want to eat and we depend on farmers to provide the food we need, even though they are not always…
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Happy astronomical fall!

While fall started on September 1 for meteorologists and climatologists, today is the first day of astronomical fall.  Most of the Southeast will be feeling summer-like temperatures for a few more days before cooler air moves into the region in about a week.  You can read more about why climatologists…
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