Hida Folk Village is a sort of Japanese Colonial Williamsburg. Its origins go back to when several villages in the remote, mountainous Hida region of central Japan were scheduled to be flooded due to the construction of a hydroelectric dam. In order to preserve the area’s cultural heritage, conservationists worked to move various artifacts and […]

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A town is recovering after a tornado with winds reaching nearly one hundred and ten miles per hour touched down in Massachusetts. The National Weather Service confirmed the e-f-one tornado hit the town of Conway with a brief touchdown in neighboring Goshen. The strong winds brought down trees damaging several homes and power lines. The…

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The National Space Research and Development Agency has said that there would be a partial Solar eclipse across the country on Feb . 26 . The Head of Media and Corporate Communications , Dr Felix Ale , in a statement on Thursday said , “ A partial solar eclipse will be visible all over the […]

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From the American Geophysical Union: WASHINGTON, DC — Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. The new results challenge the perception that Arctic sea ice extent was unperturbed by human-caused climate change until […]

via Claim: Air pollution may have masked mid-20th Century sea ice loss — Watts Up With That?

By Ijeoma Ndubisi/ Jacinta Nwachukwu Abuja – UNESCO has on Thursday reiterated its support to Nigeria in ensuring that climate change is combated, while developing a roadmap toward raising the water level of Lake Chad basin. UNESCO’s Ms Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Science and Mr Firmin Matoko, Assistant Director General for Africa,…

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Please send in your photos; there’s always a need. Today’s batch comes from reader Tony Eales from Queensland, who sends us pictures from the western part of his country. His notes and IDs are indented: I recently went to Western Australia for a very short visit. It is my first time there and it’s like […]

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