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Whether The Weather

I did a few errands around the yard today: finished seeding some bare spots in the lawn, applied high nitrogen granular fertilizer and observed some germination on the last edge of lawn facing the road. The grass survived winter quite … Continue reading

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YES! RAIN!

Our lengthy drought is over. Last night a line of thunderstorms came by and even though we just caught the edge of it and a few tail-enders we’ve had a significant rainfall, enough to close up the cracks in the … Continue reading

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Plant More Trees

“American cities and their surrounding areas have been losing as many as 36 million trees a year. That might not sound like a lot when you think about the number of trees in our nation’s forests, but those trees have … Continue reading

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Getting With The Plan

“Plans for mitigating the effects of climate change are generally straightforward: they look at ways to increase efficiency, transition to clean energy and improve heating, insulation and transport. In doing so, they are likely to result in financial savings or … Continue reading

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Waiting for Spring

Well, we got a glancing blow from a “Colorado low” today and it dumped about a foot of wet snow on us. Today, the temperature was around melting when the storm was gone except for some wind and I fired … Continue reading

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Having a Heat Wave

Forecast high this afternoon is 5ºC. That’s 18ºC above normal… I do intend to celebrate by going out for some yard-work but it’s also a reminder that global warming is real. 2017 was the warmest year on record according to … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Life

One of the most important characteristics of living things is that they die. It’s a necessary part of life so that new living things have opportunity for growth and progress. I helped celebrate life yesterday, attending the funeral of a … Continue reading

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Rearranging The Deck Chairs On Our Deck

Environment Canada is forecasting an intense low pressure cell north of us that will cause 60k/h westerly winds with gusts to 90k/h. 60 k/h is rather routine but 90k/h is dangerous. TLW and I were out in the yard planting … Continue reading

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On Not Being Stupid

“These hurricanes have not been caused by global warming, but their frequency and intensity have likely been magnified by climate change. Particularly calamitous hurricanes have their names retired, and in the last 20 years there have been about as many … Continue reading

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Hurrying In A Hurricane

Recent events in Texas and Florida remind us that in some cases, it’s better to flee danger. To the extent that hurricanes travel rather slowly, a motor-vehicle is a practical solution to getting large numbers of people out of harm’s … Continue reading

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HURRICANES And Hurricanes

“Andrew was a small and ferocious Cape Verde hurricane that wrought unprecedented economic devastation along a path through the northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana. Damage in the United States is estimated to be near 25 billion, … Continue reading

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Maybe, Just Maybe, There’s Another Clue To The Whereabouts of MH-370

Two weeks after the disappearance of MH-370, a French satellite collected images from the Indian Ocean. Years later, a selection of images that showed some floating objects were turned over to Australia. Thorough analysis strongly suggests several large man-made objects … Continue reading

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