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Archive for February, 2006

Drifting Dunes

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 @ 2:44 pm in Geology | Comments Off on Drifting Dunes

Based upon what you see in the movies, you would expect deserts and drifting sand to be synonymous, but actually a sand dune is a rather unique occurrence. So unusual are sand dunes, in fact, that several of the finest (and most colorful) dune fields have been preserved as state parks or national monuments. You […]

Freeze-Dried Trees

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 @ 2:38 pm in Trees | Comments Off on Freeze-Dried Trees

In a normal year, most areas record their lowest temperatures for the winter right about now. ‘Tis the season for below zero windchill factors – weather cold enough to make the mercury in your thermometer curl up and hibernate until spring. But somehow, in spite of the ice, the sleet, and the snow, most living […]

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