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NOAA posts annual summary for 2014

NOAA released their annual summary report for 2014 this morning.  You can read the report at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/national/2014/12.  The report shows that this is the 18th year in a row that the US average temperature has exceeded the 20th century average, and the 34th warmest year for the contiguous US.  In…
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The latest climate threat: Beavers

Yahoo News posted a story yesterday about one of the newest threats to climate change in the US–beavers!  The critters have been making a comeback across the country, building dams which back up water into ponds.  The ponds are great for improving water storage and providing habitat for a variety…
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Solar power is a win for the South

The Southeast is one of the best regions in the country for the development of solar power  due to its abundant sunshine, available acreage, and closeness to major cities and other power users.  The Athens Banner-Herald posted a column today describing the state’s growing stature as a national leader in…
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“Weird and Wacky Weather: How Do We Cope?”

The title above is the subject of a talk I will be giving later this week.  I’ll be headed to downtown Savannah on Thursday to participate in the annual Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Conference.  Carrie Furman of UGA and I are giving a talk to the Organics section on…
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