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Pat Shingleton: "Formerly a Swamp, Now D.C.-Minding your P's and Q's."

Pat Shingleton: "Formerly a Swamp, Now D.C.-Minding your P's and Q's."

Posted 3:02 AM 1/28/2020 by Pat Shingleton:

One of the responsibilities of the Federal Emergency Management Administration or FEMA, is updating maps to identify flood prone areas.  The Associated Press reported that more than 200 years ago Washington, D.C. was built on swampland furthering the Army Corps of Engineers re-examination of (More)

1/24/2020

Pat Shingleton: "No Rain Trees and Glacier Adependence."

Pat Shingleton: "No Rain Trees and Glacier Adependence."

Posted 3:08 AM 1/24/2020 by Pat Shingleton:

Geophysical Research Letters reported published that some trees aren’t dependent on rain for survival.  Despite the lack of rainwater, scientists referenced a forest in the Dhofar Mountains of Oman that survive by utilizing moisture from occasional fog.  Years ago, researchers at (More)

1/23/2020

Pat Shingleton: "Springs Ice..."

Pat Shingleton: "Springs Ice..."

Posted 3:09 AM 1/23/2020 by Pat Shingleton:

In 1678, the towns of Fieschertal and Fiesch, located in the Swiss Alps, were flooded because of the Aletsch glacier.  The flooding (More)

1/22/2020

Pat Shingleton: "Chapstick and Bees Wax..."

Pat Shingleton: "Chapstick and Bees Wax..."

Posted 10:01 PM 1/21/2020 by Pat Shingleton:


In the 1880s, Dr. Charles Fleet invented 
Chapstick. The tubular ointment contains camphor, bees (More)

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