Fun Facts

30
Sep

How Daylight Savings Time Works

Daylight Saving Time (Also Known as Daylight Savings Time) Daylight Saving Time – Second Sunday in March and Ends First Sunday in November How Daylight Saving Time Works During late Winter we move our clocks one hour ahead and “lose” an hour during the night and each Fall we move our clocks back one hour and “gain” an extra hour. But Daylight Saving Time

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1
Oct

Fall for 2012 begins in the Northern Hemisphere on September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT.

WHY DO AUTUMN LEAVES CHANGE COLOR? Leaves are nature’s food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose. Oxygen is a gas in the air that we need to breathe. Glucose is a kind of

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14
Dec

Winter Landscapes – Around the World

And we think it’s cold in Portland! The website listed has excellent info on: Antarctic Section: Penguins, Cold and Winterovers “If it’s 0 degrees today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow… how cold will it be ?” “Men Wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor

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1
Dec

Our Historic Oregon Coast

“Ocian In View – Oh what a Joy” Since William Clark recorded what he thought was his first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean in 1805 (he was actually still 20 miles away), millions of people have witnessed the unique beauty—and severe weather—of the Oregon Coast. Oregonians have spent over one hundred years protecting their beaches, even as enterprising residents increased

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11
Nov

Amazing Ice Spikes – Amazing Landscape!

These amazing ice spikes can be found on mountain glaciers and vary in size dramatically: from a few centimeters to 5 meters in height. Initially, the sun’s rays cause random dimples on the surface of the snow. Once such a dimple is formed, sunlight can be reflected within the dimple, increasing the localized sublimation. As this accelerates, deep troughs are

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