Has National Geographic Sullied Its Reputation?

Prior to forty or so years ago, the National Geographic magazine was a respected publication. As a student, I used to refer to the National Geographic for accurate information on historic events, people and geography. Today, it is becoming just Continue reading Has National Geographic Sullied Its Reputation?

Sun Spots

Sun spots can have a powerful effect on the Earth. Sun spots create magnetic storms that can threaten the grid. See A Carrington Catastrophe, January 2013. A solar storm equivalent to the 1862 Carrington event could destroy power transformers across Continue reading Sun Spots

EPA Warns of Oil Threat (1901)

Word has just reached Washington by telegraph that there has been a huge oil spill in Beaumont, Texas. An oil well was drilled on a dome known as Spindletop and oil is flowing unchecked from the well. There is wild Continue reading EPA Warns of Oil Threat (1901)