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Meteorological winter arrives with a roar in North America

It’s December, which means it’s “meteorological winter” for the Northern Hemisphere. And while there are still a few weeks until the winter solstice — which marks the official beginning of “astronomical winter” on Dec. 21 — the weather across much…

South Dakota Agrees to Back Off Harsh New Protest Law, ‘Riot-Boosting’ Penalties

South Dakota officials on Thursday agreed to walk back parts of the state’s new anti-protest laws that opponents say were meant to target Native American and environmental advocates who speak out against the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. Gov….

US corn yields get boost from a global warming ‘hole’ – EurekAlert

IMAGE: U.S. map of growing season average temperature from 1930 to 2011 over agricultural land with a box drawn around the Corn Belt. Growing season based on USDA planting and harvesting… view more  Credit: Figure by Trevor F. Partridge. The global…

​'The Real Dirt on America's Frontier Legends'

We think we know a lot about frontier legends Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass (of “The Revenant” fame), Jeremiah Johnson (whose actual name was John “Liver-Eating” Johnston) and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, but in…

Temps Drop More Than 50 Degrees As ‘All-Out Blizzard’ Sets Sights On Dakotas

A “potentially historic” fall snowstorm is set to wallop a large stretch of the country — evolving into an “all-out blizzard” as it passes over the Dakotas and sending an arctic blast into much of the northern US, forecasters predict….

Two Anti-Pipeline Activists Indicted For Sabotaging Dakota Access Pipeline

Two anti-pipeline activists have been indicted on federal charges stemming from multiple 2016-17 attacks on the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa, including burning pipes and valves with torches. Jessica Rae Reznicek and Ruby Katherine Montoya each face up to 40…

The truth about fish oil

In the United States, sales of fish oil, commonly sold as the nutritional supplement omega-3 fatty acids, reached $2.25 billion in 2014. Touted for its ability to do just about everything but leap tall buildings, fish oil has become one…

Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection

(American Geophysical Union) Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal infection’s range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.S.

Your 2019 fall foliage guide

As the temperature drops and autumn sets in, Mother Nature is painting the treetops in vibrant hues of red, orange and gold, and many people are planning their leaf-viewing vacations. SmokyMountains.com created a prediction map for the year’s fall colors…