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INTRODUCTION - Some career Resources

Career resources from Accreditedschoolsonline.org

People who are interested in learning about going green on and off campus, can find an informative guide below.
- A Guide to Sustainability In College and In Life

Students who are passionate about turning their interest into a reality, and want to pursue a degree, can find an additional guide below.
- Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers:

Career resources from Collegeaffordabilityguide.org

Affordable Environmental Science Degrees
The 50 Most Affordable Environmental Science Degrees

Career resources from LearnHowToBecome.org

From Learn How to Become
The 50 Most Affordable Environmental Science Degrees

Career resources from Find Your Context education

A Well Written article on 6 deadly factors impacting the environment

Here is

a well-researched article on the subject of ”6 deadly factors impacting the environment, and ways you can help." This includes recent studies, worded to be easy to follow, digestible, interesting and would be scientifically supported.

The Author discusses: - loss of biodiversity - deforestation - oil spillages - plastics - waste - vehicle emissions I also have a 1st class degree in Biosciences, so I have written numerous articles such as this in the past. This is a topic i'm very passionate about.

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Regional Weather

Lansdale, PA

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Pennsylvania forecast

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Videos from youtube.com RE:Our Environment




Thunder Storm

Tropical heat


Click here for Noaa's web site to help you forecast a survive HURRICANES




Northern Lights

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Let's ban this dangerous chemical from our environment

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

New Jersey

State Weather and Climate


State Weather and Climate


State Weather and Climate

Northeast USA

Forest research station

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Here is a day night clock for the earth!

Click here for a
Google "Mashup" of a day/night Clock of the world

And here for
NASA's World simulator

Here is Earth's Gravity ...

And here for
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is
a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and
education program.

Here for
Population media news about world population

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Here is the latest real time earthquake report:

Click here for the latest CALIFORNIA EARTHQUKE REPORT

Live Internet Seismic Server

These data update automatically every 30 minutes!!

Earthquakes definitely are not my expertise by any means. I do subscribe to two of the USGS email alert services for major quakes. (I live somewhat close to the New Madrid Fault) If you are interested in getting any these, Click HERE! Here is a list of most earthquakes in the past 7days This is an alert issued by Stan Deyo. Read it with an open but skeptical eye as with anything else

LISS - Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: April 20, 2013 17:49:24 UTC

Seismograms may take several moments to load. Click on a plot to see larger image.

CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

 ANWB 24hr plot

CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

 BBGH 24hr plot

CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

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CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

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CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

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CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

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IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Autonomous Region, China

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IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

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IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Hainan Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

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IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

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IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

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IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

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IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

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IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

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IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

 DAV 24hr plot

IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

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IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

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IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

 JOHN 24hr plot

IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

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IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

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IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

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IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

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IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

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IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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IU/MA2, Magadan, Russia

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IU/MAJO, Matsushiro, Japan

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IU/MAKZ,Makanchi, Kazakhstan

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IU/MBWA, Marble Bar, Western Australia

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IU/MIDW, Midway Island, Pacific Ocean, USA

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IU/MSKU, Masuku, Gabon

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IU/NWAO, Narrogin, Australia

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IU/OTAV, Otavalo, Equador

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IU/PAB, San Pablo, Spain

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IU/PAYG Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

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IU/PET, Petropavlovsk, Russia

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IU/PMG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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IU/PMSA, Palmer Station, Antarctica

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IU/POHA, Pohakaloa, Hawaii

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IU/PTCN, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

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IU/PTGA, Pitinga, Brazil

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IU/QSPA, South Pole, Antarctica

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IU/RAO, Raoul, Kermandec Islands

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IU/RAR, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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IU/RCBR, Riachuelo, Brazil

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IU/RSSD, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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IU/SAML, Samuel, Brazil

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IU/SBA, Scott Base, Antarctica

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IU/SDV, Santo Domingo, Venezuela

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IU/SFJD, Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

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IU/SJG, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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IU/SLBS, Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico

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IU/SNZO, South Karori, New Zealand

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IU/SSPA, Standing Stone, Pennsylvania USA

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IU/TARA, Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/TATO, Taipei, Taiwan

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IU/TEIG, Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico

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IU/TIXI, Tiksi, Russia

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IU/TRIS, Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean

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IU/TRQA, Tornquist, Argentina

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IU/TSUM, Tsumeb, Namibia

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IU/TUC, Tucson, Arizona

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IU/ULN, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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IU/WAKE, Wake Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/WCI, Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA

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IU/WVT, Waverly, Tennessee, USA

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IU/XMAS, Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/YAK, Yakutsk, Russia

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IU/YSS, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia

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Here is the Earthquake main page

Click here for United States Geological Survey's Quaternary Fault and Fold Database

Here is the National Seismic hazard map.....

Click here for almost real time The USGS' Real time world wide earthquake report

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Earthquake information centers

  • EARTHQUAKE SAFETY From Educator Labs

  • EARTHQUAKE SAFETY From Public Health Org

  • EARTHQUAKE SAFETY From Elderimpact.org

  • Earthquake information from EDUCATOR LABS

    Reviewing Earthquake Safety and Preparedness

    How to Keep your Family Safe During Earthquakes

    Protect Yourself During an Earthquake

    The Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Recovery

    The Science of Earthquakes"

    Disaster Recovery Training for Post-Earthquake Clean Up

    Earthquake Preparedness: What Every Child Care Provider Needs to Know

    Earthquake Safety at School

    The Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Recovery

    Drop, Cover & Hold: Earthquake Safety for Kids

    Disaster Recovery Training for Post-Earthquake Clean Up

    Ready.gov: Earthquake Safety

    How to Keep your Family Safe During Earthquakes

    Red Cross Disaster Safety Checklist

    Home Safety Checklist

    Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities

    How to Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake

    Emergency Planning - Protect Your Pet

    Earthquakes, Insurance, & Loss Prevention

    Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills

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    Earthquake safety information centers from elderimpact.org

    The worst part about earthquakes is their unpredictability -- certain factors give us clues to when one might occur, but ultimately there's no way to forecast exactly when one will strike. As a California resident, that's a pretty overwhelming thought. And this year, it isn't just us Californians who have to worry. Geologists are predicting that 2017 will bring particularly destructive earthquakes. Early preparation has perhaps never been more important.

    Home Emergency & Disaster Safety

    Earthquake Preparedness For Central U.S. Mobile Home Owners

    Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

    Minimizing Damage and Repair Costs to Manufactured Homes During an Earthquake

    Driving to Safety: The Car Owner's Guide to Emergency Evacuation

    How To Stay Safe In Your Apartment During Earthquakes (And other calamities)

    How Much Does it Cost to Earthquake Retrofit a Home?

    Debunked myths about what to do during an earthquake

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    Some Webcam stations

    Partial Eclipse 2013

    Partial Solar Eclipse 2013 from Mark 'Indy' Kochte on Vimeo.

    On November 3, 2013, there was a rare hybrid annular/total solar eclipse of the Sun. Unfortunately, the only places one could see totality was either in the Atlantic Ocean or in central Africa. For the East Coast of the United States, we were treated to a partial eclipse in progress as the Sun rose. Wanting as flat a horizon as I could get, I went out to the town of Chesapeake Beach on the Chesapeake Bay to catch sunrise eclipse. I had two cameras with me to shoot two time-lapse sequences of sunrise, a Nikon D7000 with an 18-105mm lens set to 105, and another Nikon D7000 with a 70-400mm lens set to 400. Other settings: ISO 100, f/8-f/11, aperture mode, time-lapse interval set to 5 seconds between exposures for the 400mm lensed camera, 10 seconds for the 105mm lensed camera (was supposed to be 5 also, but I goofed :-) ). Focus was set to manual, otherwise things would have been seriously wonked up (as it turned out, for some reason the 400 lens sequence bounced a few times during the course of the sequence, despite being on the heavier tripod and locked down pretty solidly).

    As you watch the sunrise eclipse, notice that the silhouette of the Moon slowly shrinks as the Sun gets higher in the sky (more noticeable in the 400mm sequence). I had hoped to have gotten the entire length of the eclipse shot, but as I was driving out, a cloud deck formed and started spreading eastward. I was happy just to get the 15 minutes of eclipse that I could before the Sun went behind the clouds (the entire eclipse would otherwise have lasted 41 minutes for my area).

    Joshua Tree Nights

    Joshua Tree Nights from Mark 'Indy' Kochte on Vimeo.

    This astro-lapse (night sky time-lapse) has been two years in the making. It was shot exclusively out in Joshua Tree National Park on two separate weekend visits to the Park, one in September, one in November (during the 2012 Leonid Meteor Shower). Since that time the images had sat dormant in an archive, waiting for me to get some time to devote to transforming them into this video. That time has finally come.

    Due to the lateness in the year I was there, the Milky Way was setting into the light dome of Palm Springs and greater Los Angeles. Consequently, I only got one decent Milky Way sequence in the nights I shot.

    At the time I was not traveling with a dolly rail set up, so was limited in the camera movements to using an Astrotrac astrophotography guiding system. However, the Astrotrac would only pan for about 90 minutes before reaching the end of it’s workable motion. Hence why there are a number of ‘still’, tripod-only sequences.

    **Geeky Astro Details**

    The bright star-like object that appears from behind a sky-silhouetted Joshua Tree at 0:15 is Jupiter. Jupiter also appears at 0:24, 0:38, and rises through the Arch near White Tanks Campground at 0:57.

    The shadows that play across the rocks in the Arch sequence are from the moon setting behind the camera.

    Venus makes an appearance at 0:50 and rises during the final sequence at 1:38

    The star trails at 1:13 were created using StarStax. On the left side of the field of view at 1:19 you’ll note the appearance of a bright shaft of light. That was a minor fireball from the Leonid meteor shower. All the other streaks you see shoot across the field of view are planes.

    The final sequence (at 1:28) features a classic instance of Zodiacal Light, the glow you see in the sky as the camera pans from right to left. It was *very* evident with the naked eye. It took me a while to figure out that it wasn’t light pollution from a distant town (of which there are no light domes in that direction from Joshua Tree), but rather an extremely vivid case of Zodiacal Light. (I have only seen it this bright once since during a trip to New Mexico in 2013)

    The lights on the hill from 0:33 to 0:38 are of some night hikers a few miles away from where I was shooting.

    **Geeky Tech Details**
    Cameras used: Nikon D7000
    ISOs: 3200
    Exposure times: ranged from 15-25 seconds
    Lens f-stop settings: ranged from f/2.8 (with the 14mm Rokinon) to f/3.5 (for the 18-105mm Nikon kit lens, in 18mm mode)
    Post processing: Lightroom 5
    Video creation and rendering: Final Cut Pro X
    Hyperlapse motion courtesy of Astrotrac (www.astrotrac.com)

    All sequences were shot within Joshua Tree National Park, some in Hidden Valley, some at White Tanks.

    Music by Sarah Schachner (www.sarahschachner.com), “Firestorm”

    Here is the Mt. St. Helen's Web cam real time observation..

    Here is old faithfull's web cam

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    Some World Services

    Here is Satellite view of the earth from the GEOS 8 Satellite Click here!!!

    Here is False color image (near real time)

    Here is B&W Imge near real time

    For weather click here for Weather.com

    Here is the national weather service's Official weather site

    Here is a great page for Space weather !!!

    Here is CNN's weather page

    For something else that affects the environment here is US Geologicalsurvey

    Or click here for Environmental News Network

    Here is the enviroinmental site for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Official environmental web site

    Here is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Clean PA Forests.org

    Here is the Discovery Channel's Earth Alert page

    Click here For EARTH Portal

    And here for Pyra form -- a new way of living

    This page is for Noaa's home page

    This page for Space weather!!

    This is a subpage for NOAA Space Envirnment Center of Noaa

    Here for a graphic version National Weather Service

    Weather forecast for Area 51!!

    Another map is Radar Loop for the US!

    Yet another weather page: The Wxusa page!

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