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World’s largest cities above 60 degrees north latitude – UPDATED


  At the end of this post is a list of the 17 northernmost cities in the world with a population of 100,000 or more residents and which are situated at a minimum of 60 degrees north latitude. Metro area … Continue reading

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Earth eye-candy: Fire and Iceland


Here’s an impressive satellite photograph of the flames from the 32 square mile Holuhraun basaltic lava field¬†(fissure system volcano) in Iceland. ¬†Set amid the winter snows and nearby glacier, the lava field presents a stark and dramatic contrast of our … Continue reading

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Fun in a winter without winter


Here are some zany winter fun ideas to pass the time during our winter of no winter. Hopefully, everyone realizes that these are whimsical and they are not intended for actual participation (with the possible exception of the Iceland summer). … Continue reading

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