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And now, the weather. January 24, 2014

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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From last year: The lake at the North Pole. In other ice-no-more news: the melting of Greenland.

On the doing-it-right end of the spectrum: Sweden has used up all its garbage (and other European countries are now paying to have it import theirs).

Though [one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history] occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center – tasked with responding to chemical and oil spills – did not make the report available until October 8 due to the ongoing government shutdown.”

“The century-old house was the last structure left on Holland Island, an abandoned watermen’s community. Waves had eroded so much land that, at high tide, the house seemed to sit directly on the waves.

The detective work has required scientists to grapple with the influence of ancient ice sheets, the meaning of islands that are sinking in the Chesapeake Bay, and even the effect of a giant meteor that slammed into the earth.”


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