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Map: How much snow does it typically take to cancel school in the U.S.?

February 3rd, 2014 at 2:16 pm » Comments Off

A map was created by Redditor atrubetskoy that shows how much snow, on average, it takes to cancel school across the United States. Atrubetskoy also shared a few helpful facts about the map’s limitations and inaccuracies on reddit:  

Can electric cars handle Canadian winters?

October 14th, 2013 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Nissan Leaf winter test. How do people drive electric cars in places that consistently get many feet of snow every winter? The short answer is snow tires. The long answer is plan ahead.    

CIA investigates geoengineering to fix climate

July 20th, 2013 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is late to the geoengineering party, at least compared to its British counterpart. But it has now arrived, with an influential friend in tow: the CIA.    

Hurricane Sandy deals blow to medical research, wiping out NYU lab mice

November 1st, 2012 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Researchers at NYU worry the mice they use to study human disease may have perished in the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy. It has been reported that the New York University Hospital has lost thousands of laboratory mice to Hurricane Sandy  This will setback research that could take years to correct, according to scientists.   […]

2012 drought reaches proportions not seen since the ‘Dust Bowl’ era

July 16th, 2012 at 1:10 pm » Comments (0)

Over 50% of the U.S. is under drought conditions. More than half of the United States is under drought conditions right now, putting 2012 in the same category with some of the worst droughts in the nation’s history. This makes 2012 the sixth worst drought on record with a 54.6 percent figure (not counting Alaska […]

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