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Constant as the Northern Star

Some species struggle to adapt to climate change Change is afoot. Climate patterns across the globe are shifting as the planet steadily warms. That climate change is occurring is largely a settled issue in the scientific community. The debate has … Continue reading

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Leave Them Alone and They’ll Come Home

Humanity leaves a great deal of collateral damage in its wake.  From Fukushima Daiichi to climate change, destruction is often the common denominator of our footprints.  With extinctions on the rise and ecological communities threatened from the Arctic to the … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

2012 DA14 will pass close to Earth around midday today (Seattle local time), right as I’ll sit down to lunch.  The 190,000-ton asteroid, identified only last year, will wander within 17,000 miles of us, closer than some of our satellites.  It … Continue reading

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The Burst

The years 774 and 775 were eventful times in human history.  Charlemagne conquered the Lombards and began his campaigns into Westphalia.  Heizei, a future emperor of Japan, was born, while Byzantine Emperor Constantine V died and was succeeded by his … Continue reading

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