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NASA scientists say United States could be in for Megadroughts if current rate of Greenhouse Gas Emissions continues

 

Written by Steve Cole
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study.

The study, published Thursday in the journal Science Advances, is based on projections from several climate models, including one sponsored by NASA. The research found continued increases in human-produced greenhouse gas emissions drives up the risk of severe droughts in these regions.

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s father dies

 

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn at her Town Hall Meeting in Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN –  Congressman Marsha Blackburn is dealing with the loss of her father after Hilman Wedgeworth passed away Wednesday.

Mr. Wedgeworth was a retired sales and management professional from Armco Steel/National Supply Company and co-owner of M&D Sales in Laurel Mississippi.  He served his country as a member of the US Army during WWII.

Service will be on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 10:00am, Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Laurel, MS.  Dr. Randy Turner, pastor of First Baptist Church, Laurel, MS is officiating. «Read the rest of this article»

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PeaPod Travel Tents by KidCo recalled due to Suffocation, Entrapment Risks

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds.

Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.

PeaPod Plus Travel Bed

PeaPod Plus Travel Bed

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NFL Fan Flag Challenge

 

National Football League - NFLNew York, NY – Creative fans who are anticipating the opening of training camp have an opportunity for a friendly competition in the inaugural NFL Fan Flag Challenge.

Fans are being asked to show their team spirit and creativity by inspiring the design of team flags. A grand prize winner for each of the 32 teams will win a trip for two to New York for 2012 NFL Kickoff festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, when the 93rd NFL season begins on September 5th with the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys. «Read the rest of this article»

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