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Odds are you have never heard of the Ob River or of Novosibirsk. Perhaps you’ve seen them on a map and wondered. Well, the Ob is the Mississippi River of Siberia (well, one of three…but the Ob is the biggest). 792 more words


What makes Italy so frighteningly vulnerable to earthquakes

On the night of Aug. 24, a 6.0 earthquake destroyed the towns of Amatrice, Accumoli, and Pescara del Tronto in central Italy. It killed at least 268 people, injured hundreds, and severely damaged the homes of 2,500 people. 1,224 more words

Dixence dam and Lac des Dix

After 4 days of increasingly difficult walking, yesterday was a rest day.  So we did the touristy thing and drove around to the Dixence dam to marvel at its size.  65 more words


Hartland Man Seeks to Rename Mt. Ascutney

A Hartland resident has petitioned the federal government to change the name of the 3,130-foot peak that dominates the Upper Valley’s landscape from Mount Ascutney to Cas-Cad-Nac.  87 more words


Human-Driven Warming Started Nearly 200 Years Ago...

The signal of human-driven warming can be detected as far back as the 1830s, a new study finds…

Read all about it below. This article, which I found on… 17 more words


Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth's cloud cover...

Solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere, a new study suggests. Large eruptions on the surface of the Sun can temporarily shield Earth from so-called cosmic rays which now appear to affect cloud formation.

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why i made this website

I am making this website because my fantastic beardless (for now) teacher Mr. Sommerer asked me too. Its really hard to think about what to type when he is reading his post out loud for everyone to hear. 59 more words