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Image: NASA’s satellites show parts of California sinking due to heavy groundwater use

From NASA’s web page: “Since the 1920s, excessive pumping of groundwater in California’s San Joaquin Valley has caused land in sections of the valley to sink by as much as 28 feet (8.5 meters), a problem exacerbated during droughts, when farmers rely heavily on groundwater to sustain one of the…
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Southeastern fires by satellite

NASA posted a new photo of fires that are burning around the Southeast.  Many of these fires are prescribed burns for people clearing land in preparation for field work.  Others are wildfires which have grown due to recent dry conditions.  You can read about the latest photo and view it…
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Weird things that have shown up on radar

Weather Underground posted a story today describing some of the non-precipitation things that have shown up on National Weather Service radars across the nation.  I’ve shared some of them before but you might be interested in seeing the full list.  You can see images and access the information at https://www.wunderground.com/news/radar-gaggle-geese-arkansas-iss?__prclt=FNouhSlu.
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Video: Making snowflakes in slo-mo

Even though it’s been warm here in the Southeast, winter is not yet over.  To remind us, NPR has a fascinating video on the growth of snowflakes available as their Valentine’s Day gift to us.  It is about two minutes long and features the slow growth of dendrites, which are…
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