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Chapin Wind Damage

Yesterday around 4:00 pm some very strong winds slammed into Chapin. The National Weather Service looked into the cause and concluded that the winds were not from a tornado, but rather from a strong thunderstorm. Here's the tweet: Here's the…

Could We Stop an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

In a simulated exercise, NASA wanted to see if we had the technology to stop an asteroid from hitting earth.  Here is the summary from the businessinsider.com article. Space agencies around the world took part in a NASA simulation of…

The Globe is Warming - And So is Columbia

Below is a plot of the average temperatures here in Columbia since 1970. The average temperature has warmed almost 3 degrees. Climate Scientists tell us this is a direct result of human activity increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in…

Yes, the Globe Continues to Warm

Here's a tweet from Zack Labe @ZLabe: "Last month observed well above average temperatures across large portions of North America and Asia. Overall, the average March global air temperature was +0.88°C above 1951-1980 climate baseline (+1.16°C above the 1880-1920 baseline)."

Mars Helicopter Takes Flight

From NASA: "NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the…

Drought in the West is Getting Worse

The drought in the Western United States is getting worse. It's the most widespread since the summer of 2013. Mountain snowpack, which is an essential source of water for Western rivers and reservoirs, has declined by an average of 15-30%…

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