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Climate May Have Helped Crumble One of the Ancient World’s Most Powerful Civilizations

CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies) at the University of Colorado-Boulder posted an interesting story earlier this week about how changes in climate, specifically a megadrought, may have contributed to the collapse of the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century BC. Assyria was one of the most powerful…
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The Tale of the Weather Bureau Kiosk

Did you know that the National Weather Service used to provide weather kiosks in the downtowns of major cities which had Weather Bureau offices? This was to provide local weather information to pedestrians and downtown businesses. But because of their design and their likelihood of being vandalized, they were phased…
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