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North Carolina’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project delivered strong results in 2019

2019 marked another successful year for the Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project (SFLRP) in North Carolina, continuing to deliver on its mission to empower forest landowners who have been traditionally underserved, to turn their family farms…

Climate Change Is Not Behind Australia’s Hailstorms

It was pretty inevitable that once the rain finally started to fall in South Eastern Australia, extinguishing some of the bushfires which have been raging for weeks, the wet weather, too, would be blamed on climate change. ‘Climate apocalypse starts…

9 things you don't know about sand dollars

We’ve all seen sand dollars wash up on the beach, a pretty white shell with a stunning star shape stamped on one side. But what’s up with those five oval holes? And what are they like in their ocean homes,…

9 illuminating facts about iguanas

Simply amazing lizards Unless you’re a herpetologist or dedicated reptile enthusiast, you might not know much about iguanas. These docile creatures are laid-back, and their unassuming nature is often the root of many misconceptions. Although they may seem quite stoney…

Why The Current Interglacial Might Be Coming To An End

Did you know that over the last 450,000 years there have been four Ice Ages lasting around 100,000 years each? And five interglacial periods lasting around 12,000 years each? Look at this graph of temperature data derived from the Vostok…

Strange objects found orbiting our galaxy's supermassive black hole

The forces generated by Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way, appear to have formed a new class of celestial objects. In results published in the journal Nature by researchers from…

Chinese New Year 2020 falls on January 25

Chinese New Year 2020 falls on January 25 in Asia (January 24 in the west), beginning the Year of the Rat. China’s public holiday will be January 24-30. In Beijing this week, Chinese health officials expressed concerns about a coronavirus now spreading during this heavy travel season in Asia.