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“Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales”

Here’s the most interesting story I’ve seen this week. BBC News reported that due to the pervasive drought they have been experiencing, fields are yielding up secret outlines of former fortresses and castles. The fortifications are marked by deeper soils than average, resulting in more moisture and better crops. Green…
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Natural sky show for the 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! You probably saw fireworks or at least heard them today. I don’t have any fireworks for you here, but here is a great video of some beautiful skies in North Carolina and West Virginia from Outside magazine. Hope you enjoy it! https://www.outsideonline.com/2111586/stunning-timelapse-west-virginia-and-north-carolina-night-skies
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Explore 20 years of Earth data with NASA’s Worldview

For the past 20 years, NASA has provide a great inventory of satellite pictures of the earth available to view through their Worldview app at no charge. You can view volcanic eruptions, floods, and a wealth of climate information through their site. Read more about it at EarthSky at http://earthsky.org/earth/explore-20-years-earth-data-satellite-nasa.
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Cloud types, ranked

Here’s a Mashable article which describes the various types of clouds, along with some spectacular photos. Andrew Freedman provides rankings that are definitely biased towards severe weather and leave out several varieties of clouds altogether (like cirrus and cumulus), but the pictures are still worth seeing. Check it out at https://mashable.com/2018/05/06/cloud-types-ranked/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#LJvtrYCARsqn.
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