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November 08, 2014

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10:33 PM | Giant Storm that Battered Alaska May be Strongest on Record for the North Pacific
As the monster storm that once was Super Typhoon Nuri swept toward the western Aleutian Islands, bringing hurricane force winds and 50-foot waves, it may have been one for the record books. But luckily, there are no reported injuries or significant damage on the sparsely populated islands. One measure of the strength of a storm […]The post Giant Storm that Battered Alaska May be Strongest on Record for the North Pacific appeared first on ImaGeo.

November 07, 2014

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11:58 PM | Move Over Super El Niño, Here Comes the Tasmanian Devil (Or Would that be the Dreaded Polar Vortex?)
Andy Revkin, my friend and colleague, has an excellent post up over at DotEarth on the ‘Super El Niño’ Forecast Fadeout’ (which I wrote about yesterday here). And as he notes, attention is now focusing — again — on the return of the polar vortex. The super El Niño that was predicted back in June […]The post Move Over Super El Niño, Here Comes the Tasmanian Devil (Or Would that be the Dreaded Polar Vortex?) appeared first on ImaGeo.
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6:38 PM | Remnants of Nuri Explode, Creating a Monster Storm Now Threatening Alaska With Hurricane-Strength Winds
The Aleutian Islands in Alaska are bracing today for a monster storm born of the remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri. The forecast in the westernmost part of the island chain is for hurricane strength winds and waves up to 35 feet high or more. You can see the transformation of the cyclone into an extra-tropical […]The post Remnants of Nuri Explode, Creating a Monster Storm Now Threatening Alaska With Hurricane-Strength Winds appeared first on ImaGeo.

November 06, 2014

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9:02 PM | Waterspout Pas de Deux
Care to dance? Twin waterspouts from Italy today via @ReteMeteoAmator. pic.twitter.com/DgTyykCNvo — Anthony Sagliani (@anthonywx) November 6, 2014   I spotted this spectacular image on Twitter today and had to share it. You’re looking at twin waterspouts off the coast of Italy. A waterspout is a rapidly rotating column of air that stretches from the […]The post Waterspout Pas de Deux appeared first on ImaGeo.
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4:46 PM | Latest Forecast: Odds of an El Niño Drop
The odds of an El Niño developing this winter have faded somewhat, further dimming hopes for a break in California’s historic drought. Back in June, forecasters pegged the odds of an El Niño emerging by fall and winter at 80 percent. Today, a bulletin from the National Climatic Data Center reports that the long predicted El Niño […]The post Latest Forecast: Odds of an El Niño Drop appeared first on ImaGeo.
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9:03 AM | Smilin’ Stone and a Super-Sweet Rip-Up Clast
Sorry I’ve been gone so long! My kidneys conspired with some bacteria in order to attempt murder upon me, probably because they’re tired of me threatening to donate the one that used to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 05, 2014

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4:38 PM | How the Elections Matter (and Not), in Five Simple Graphics
| See update below | As expected, Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate, as well as a good number of governorships, in the midterm elections yesterday. And not surprisingly, even before the votes were tallied some commentators were predicting  that a Republican victory would be a disaster for the environment in general, and efforts to grapple […]The post How the Elections Matter (and Not), in Five Simple Graphics appeared first on ImaGeo.

November 03, 2014

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8:26 PM | Latest IPCC Report: Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Will Require Leaving Most Remaining Fossil Fuels in the Ground
If humanity is to avoid dangerous impacts from climate change, we’re going to have to do something that seems almost unthinkable: walk away from the massive riches of fossil fuels still left in the ground. For me, that’s the key message of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released yesterday. The […]The post Latest IPCC Report: Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Will Require Leaving Most Remaining Fossil Fuels in the Ground appeared first on […]

October 30, 2014

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9:00 PM | Haunted
How a group of paranormal investigators made one man realize what it really means for a house, or a man, to be haunted.
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5:00 AM | Blogging all over the place
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged here, but it’s not as though I’m not blogging at all. In fact, most of my posts lately have been appearing on the Canadian Science Publishing blog. Thanks to CSP for letting me share some ideas on science and society, and science culture. In case you’ve missed…
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