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Does weather impact beer making?

Weather impacts all crops, as all plants prefer certain climatic regimes.

Fermented grain is an important ingredient in beer brewing. It defines the alcohol content.

Hops are just as critical, as the flower buds of hop plants add unique flavors, aroma and bitterness to the beer. Continue reading

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Is there snow and ice on other planets?

Like Earth, the north and south poles of Mars have ice caps that grow and shrink with Mars’ seasons.

Mars’ ice caps are made mainly of water ice, although Mars is cold enough to also have frozen carbon dioxide, or dry ice. Continue reading

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Does this cold wave prove the globe is not warming?

What had been a warmer than normal December, with the first 22 days averaging nearly 4.8 degrees above normal, was transformed to slightly below normal by a dramatic cold wave to end the month. Over the last week of December … Continue reading

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Can weather satellites see the fires in California?

Sensitive instruments on some weather satellites can see the fires, but only at night. They do not see individual trees burning but they detect that a region is on fire. We can see the flames during the night because it’s … Continue reading

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Will the roller coaster of early winter temperatures continue?

The past month was very clearly split into two nearly equal but opposite halves temperature-wise. The first 15 days of November were routinely, though not exclusively, below normal with 10 days falling into that category. In fact, the eight days … Continue reading

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