In Georgia, the new year always starts the coldest portion of winter. Naturally, one would like to know if it's going to be a mild winter, an average one or a deep freeze like the one of 1985.
Even with quality windows, there's often a pocket of cold air in the space between the window and the corner wall.
Besides the holidays we're enjoying this week, there's another important milestone. The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (www.chattahoochee.org) celebrates its 20th anniversary.
You're doing your Christmas shopping. Traffic is heavy. On the main streets, two or more lanes are completely filled with cars. Slow forward movement in your lane ensures a stop at every traffic light.
Most North Georgia homeowners have had this unpleasant experience. You step into the garage or some other room with outside walls after a cold night, and are greeted by a waterfall coming out of the drywall. After turning off the water supply at the meter and using every available towel to mop up the lake that has formed, there are two immediate goals: Fix the damage, and do something that will prevent this from happening again.
"This place is awfully cold. I hope it's not like this all the time."
Atmospheric conditions often influence the course of history.
No doubt, Hall County is beautiful.
This month's Hall County Green Alliance meeting included discussion about items retrieved during cleanup events at Lake Lanier.
"What's becoming of the world? When will it all end?" Words of my late grandmother came to mind after the Oct. 14 quake off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador.
We know the zones where the Earth's crust is thin and allows for devastating volcanic eruptions. But there seems to be no solution to the peril affecting many millions of people who live in the shadow of active volcanoes.
Watching a thunderstorm build up is interesting, provided you do it from a safe distance.
The word "resources" comes up frequently in discussions about the environment. Among those, the importance of topsoil is often overlooked.
The fall equinox is occurring Monday at 10:29 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.
The carburetor is a time-honored device that may yet see its 150th birthday. But it's disappearing almost completely from the automotive scene.
The past two weeks have shown how different the weather can be in Europe, compared to the U.S.
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