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What’s up with 99L?

Investigation 99L has confounded forecasters’ attempts to figure out when, where and even if it is going to develop into a tropical storm, much less where it might be going.  Originally hurricane forecasts predicted that it would organize into a tropical depression and storm and then cross southern Florida.  But…
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Oldest tree in Europe

Scientists have recently identified the oldest tree in Europe as a Bosnian pine growing in Greece which has been measured to be at least 1,075 years old based on tree rings.  While old trees are more common in the US, they are rare in Europe because it has been populated…
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Mosquitoes and weather

In the news today I heard that the FDA is recommending that we test all blood donations for the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and can cause severe birth defects in babies if the mother gets infected during pregnancy.  Zika is just one of several severe diseases that…
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“Mapping global temperature change”

The use of small multiple images is one that allows you to look at changes in the individual images differently since the format of each image is the same.  I love this collection of small multiples of global temperature because not only does it show changes in temperature over time…
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