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  • Climate change making seasonal allergies worse, study says

    05/12/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies ^ | May 11, 2017 | By HealthDay News
    If you're sniffling and sneezing a lot more lately, you're hardly alone. Climate change is making seasonal allergies worse, an expert says. "With the combination of increased temperature and carbon dioxide, we are seeing a dramatic change, and allergy sufferers can probably feel that change," said Dr. Richard Weber, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. "We are experiencing longer allergy seasons, earlier onset and there is just more pollen in the air," said Weber, who's also an allergist at National Jewish Health in Denver. About 40 million Americans have seasonal allergies -- also known as hay...
  • The summer solstice is Monday: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

    06/20/2016 7:46:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | 6/20/2016 | Brad Plummer
    The summer solstice is upon us: Monday, June 20, will be the longest day of 2016 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat. This year’s even includes a "strawberry moon," the first time that’s happened since 1967. Below is a short scientific guide to the longest day of the year (though not, as we’ll see, the longest day in Earth’s history — that happened back in 1912).
  • Here Comes the Sun: Why Weather Influenced the Music of the '60s

    07/30/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mark Lebberfinger
    Over 900 songwriters or singers have written or sung about weather, the most common being Bob Dylan, followed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, according to British researchers, writing in the journal Weather. Sixteen percent, or 48, of The Beatles' 308 songs are weather-related. Weather plays a powerful role in our lives so it should be no surprise that the theme is played out in the music songwriters and singers produce, researchers said. "I think they simply wrote about aspects of the world that they enjoyed or inspired them. They have lots of good catchy music tunes, so that helps...
  • All 50 States Hit Freezing Temperatures Or Below

    11/19/2014 5:47:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    All 50 U.S. states, including President Barack Obama’s home state of Hawaii, dropped to freezing or below on Tuesday, reports the National Weather Service.
  • Katie Couric talk show canceled after two seasons

    12/19/2013 6:19:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/20/13 | DON KAPLAN
    The sun is setting on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show. The newswoman and ABC have pulled the plug on her daily talk show, “Katie,” which will not return for a third season next year. “While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” reps for Couric and the show’s distributor ABC Domestic Television said in a joint statement.
  • A Season for Everything

    11/07/2012 4:24:12 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 5 replies
    The Bible ^ | 11/7/2012 | God
    I felt it right to remind all of us that there are seasons for everything. Let's not despair or fight against what God has set in motion and pre-ordained as a season in the life of America and all of us. This does not mean we don't stand strong on His truth and remind everyone who will listen that we are being call to our knees in repentance and surrender but to also know that our God holds all things together and we are not to fret.
  • Who Needs a Moon?

    05/28/2011 4:43:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Science ^ | 27 May 2011 | Govert Schilling
    BOSTON—The number of Earth-like extrasolar planets suitable for harboring advanced life could be 10 times higher than has been assumed until now, according to a new modeling study. The finding contradicts the prevailing notion that a terrestrial planet needs a large moon to stabilize the orientation of its axis and, hence, its climate. In 1993, French mathematicians Jacques Laskar and Philippe Robutel showed that Earth’s large moon has a stabilizing effect on our planet’s climate. Without the moon, gravitational perturbations from other planets, notably nearby Venus and massive Jupiter, would greatly disturb Earth’s axial tilt, with vast consequences for the...
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have “paralyzed” governments. Gore – who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement – was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. “It’s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • Scientist Watches Glacier Melt Beneath His Feet (LOL)

    09/05/2010 1:12:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Sep. 5, 2010 | NPR staff
    Earlier this summer, a group of scientists spent two weeks in Indonesia atop a glacier called Puncak Jaya, one of the few remaining tropical glaciers in the world. They were taking samples of ice cores to study the impacts of climate change on the glacier. Lonnie Thompson, a professor of earth sciences at Ohio State University, led the team and what he witnessed shocked him: The glacier was literally melting under their feet. Thompson tells NPR's Guy Raz he has conducted 57 expeditions around the world, but this trip was unusual. It was the first one where he experienced rain...
  • After 20 Seasons, 'Law & Order' Is Canceled by NBC (THANK YOU!!)

    05/14/2010 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Braak · 69 replies · 1,976+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | 5/14/2010 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The venerable police-courtroom drama "Law & Order" has been axed. NBC announced Friday that the show would end its historic 20-season run on May 24, with a season finale that was never meant to bring the saga to a close. The show starred an ensemble cast currently consisting of Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Linus Roache, Alana De La Garza, Sam Waterston and S. Epatha Merkerson, who, unrelated to the show's abrupt cancellation, had already announced she was moving on. Even as it issued a death sentence to the original "Law & Order," NBC announced a new...
  • Gloom and doom over climate change 'silly'

    01/22/2009 2:20:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 695+ views
    ONE NEWS ^ | 1/22/2009 4:00:00 AM | Pete Chagnon
    NASA's Jim Hansen has declared that President Obama has four years to save the planet from impending climate doom, but critics say Hansen is making much ado about nothing. The Guardian is reporting that Hansen has given the Obama administration four years to save planet Earth from soaring carbon emissions that will trigger worldwide flooding from melting ice caps, wide-spread extinction of animals, and catastrophic weather patterns. He says only the U.S. has the political muscle to lead the world in stopping climate change. Christopher Monckton is the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley and has done extensive research into climate change....
  • Nailing Christ to the Cross

    09/29/2004 7:05:00 PM PDT · by skellmeyer · 29 replies · 637+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    It wasn’t a coincidence. When Martin Luther decided to nail his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Wittenburg Castle Church, he chose Halloween to do it. This Augustinian monk held fiercely to many grievous doctrinal errors, but he did understand one thing: the liturgical year of the Catholic Church. The liturgical year is meant to do two things at once: through it, we cast our eyes back towards Christ’s life on earth and through it we simultaneously cast our eyes forward through the long history of mankind, a history which will be crowned in the Parousia, the Second Coming of...
  • Philippine Recording Artist To Re-Record Album After Album Caught for Illegal Lyrics

    11/23/2003 4:56:10 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 538+ views
    Philippine Inquirer / GMA 7 ^ | 8/26/2003 | Marinel R. Cruz
    Corrected' Jamie Rivera album to be released Posted: 10:41 PM (Manila Time) | Aug. 26, 2003 By Marinel R. Cruz Inquirer News Service EXECUTIVES of Star Records, which produced Jamie Rivera's "Seasons" album of inspirational songs, have ordered that the album be issued again, this time with the corrected lyrics of one song. Another record company, BMG Music, earlier claimed that the song had been "altered" in Rivera's album and that the song's legal owners were not acknowledged. Heinrich Ngo of Star Records marketing division said the alteration of the lyrics of Rivera's version of "My Life is in Your...
  • Philippine Recording Artist Busted for Illegal Cover of Troccoli Classic

    11/23/2003 4:52:26 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 477+ views
    INQ7/GMA Network Philippines ^ | 8/25/2003 | Marinel R. Cruz
    TWO years after singer Jamie Rivera released her "Seasons" album of inspirational songs, a cut from the compilation is now the subject of an infringement complaint. According to Bobby Chang, Star Records, which produced "Seasons," failed to give credit to Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. and Floating Note Music when it included Kathy Troccoli's "My Life is in Your Hands" in Rivera's 12-track album. (NOTE: It is Track #5) Careers-BMG Music Publishing and Floating Note Music own the rights to the Troccoli song, which the latter singer released in 1994, Chang said in a letter to BMG Pilipinas. Chang said that...
  • Before science, original tales explained fall's coloring

    09/21/2003 11:57:00 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 838+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, September 21, 2003 | Lillian Thomas
    <p>Before humans used chlorophyll and carotenoids to explain fall leaves, they drew on a mother's grief over the kidnapping of her daughter or the persistence of a group of bear hunters to account for the spectacle of summer green giving way to autumn's fiery blaze.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-05-03

    04/05/2003 1:23:48 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 975+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-05-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 April 5 The Seasons of Saturn Credit: R. G. French (Wellesley College) et al., Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI / NASA) Explanation: Since Saturn's axis is tilted as it orbits the Sun, Saturn has seasons, like those of planet Earth ... but Saturn's seasons last for over seven years. So what season is it on Saturn now? Orbiting the equator, the tilt of the rings of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-20-03

    03/20/2003 6:11:36 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 299+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-20-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 20 Sunrise Analemma Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis Explanation: Astronomically speaking, at the Equinox on March 21, 0100 UT (March 20, 8:00 PM ET) the season changes. For this Equinox the Sun rises due east as it crosses the celestial equator heading north. In celebration, consider this spectacular sunrise analemma! An analemma is the figure-8 loop you get when you mark the position of the Sun...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-22-02

    12/21/2002 11:26:15 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 349+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-22-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 22 Summer at the South Pole Credit & Copyright: Galileo Project, NASA Explanation: The December solstice brings the beginning of Winter to Earth's Northern Hemisphere and Summer time to the South! This view of Earth's Southern Hemisphere near the beginning of Summer was created using images from the Galileo spacecraft taken during its December 1990 flyby of our fair planet. Dramatically centered on the South Pole,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 7-09-02

    07/08/2002 11:39:21 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 353+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-09-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 July 9 Analemma Credit & Copyright: Vasilij Rumyantsev (Crimean Astrophysical Obsevatory) Explanation: If you took a picture of the Sun at the same time each day, would it remain in the same position? The answer is no, and the shape traced out by the Sun over the course of a year is called an analemma. The Sun's apparent shift is caused by the Earth's motion around the Sun...