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Nature Notes: Rattling Rattlesnakes

Hiking through the Chihuahuan Desert, the excitement of seeing animals in their natural habitat is an integral part of our escape to the wilderness. But there are some animals that we may not be so excited to see, like rattlesnakes. Snakes prefer to…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: You always hear of hurricanes hitting Florida and Texas, but has one ever hit California? A: The answer is no, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "In at least the last 100 years that we know of, no hurricane has ever hit the California…
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Sales tax holiday this weekend

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 -10. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: This has been a very dry summer. What's the driest place on Earth? A: That would have to be in the country of Chile, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "A small town called Arica in Chile has gone as long as 14 years without any…
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Nature Notes

In West Texas summers it's easy to spy a flock of turkey vultures gliding along currents of air searching for their next meal of dead animal carcass. But few realize that a Zone-tail hawk could be disguised among the circling vultures.
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: Is it true that lightning never strikes twice in the same spot? A: That's one of several big myths about lightning, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Lightning often strikes the same location multiple times," he reports. "Just…
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