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Floating Fire Ants in Texas

This is why insects will survive way after the human race has completely damaged the environment or bombed themselves to death.

Insects are highly adaptable and have a killer survival instinct that humans no longer possess.

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Yes, That's a Huge Floating Mass of Live Fire Ants in Texas

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Floods make them more venomous and more aggressive.
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Climate change could make flying worse

Oh goodie, more delays, just what we need more of.

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Climate change could make flying even more hellish

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Rising temperatures mean more weight restrictions — which might mean more bumped passengers.
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Backyard Waterfall

Our backyard waterfall is back up in 2017


Waterfall

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Opinion | "Trump Poisons the World"

Strong Op-Ed column from David Brooks of the NY Times

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Opinion | Donald Trump Poisons the World

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This White House is an axis of selfishness, which explains its suspicion of cooperative global arrangements, like NATO and the Paris climate accord.
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Election fatigue?

I'm tired of this election. Get it over with please.

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Election fatigue? Consider these 12 blissfully quiet places

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If Election Day still feels so close, yet so far away, it's time to escape -- mentally, at the very least -- to wide-open places where solitude is easily achieved.

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Atlantic City Gambles on Rising Seas

Atlantic City is sinking. Casinos will be fine, but floods in the city are becoming a routine, exacerbating inequality by dividing the population between those who can leave, and the ones who are forced to stay.

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Atlantic City Gambles on Rising Seas

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This city’s famous casinos are on high ground, while its poor are in the floodwaters’ path. The people still there "haven’t figured out a way to leave yet," one lifelong resident says.
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Zika: What is it?

There’s a lot of alarm about Zika virus, now spreading “explosively” (says the WHO) in the Americas. Travelers have brought cases from the tropics to the US, and a few to Europe. The alarm is because there’s a lot scientists still aren’t sure of.

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Zika: What is it and should you be worried about it?

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The outbreak has now spread to Europe and the US.
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GIF of My Waterfall

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Water from Above

Video of our waterfall



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Blooming Rhododendrons

The rhododendrons are blooming.

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