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Solar Eclipses, The Almanac, and Ben Franklin
Offbeat  (tags: Total Solar Eclipse, Benjamin Franklin, Colonial America, Genius, americans, culture, environment, interesting, news, off-beat, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 3 days ago - theconversation.com
On September 14, 1726, Ben Franklin wrote during a sea voyage: "as we sat upon deck, we were surprised with a sudden and unusual darkness of the sun." Total solar eclipses are not rare. Please note, comment and forward.
Anger Over 'Untrue' Climate Change Claims
Offbeat  (tags: False Claims, globalwarming, ecosystems, environment, CO2emissions, destruction, pollution )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview.
Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Nepal Floods
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, rescuing people, nepal floods, animals, environment, humans, safety, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 3 days ago - ecowatch.com
"Some 300 guests were rescued on elephant backs and tractor trailers to [nearby] Bharatpur yesterday and the rest will be taken to safer places today," Suman Ghimire, head of a group of Sauraha hotel owners, told Reuters.
   

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