While on storm chasing expeditions in Tornado Alley in the U.S. I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching a storm near Julesburg, Colorado, on 28 May, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but it stayed an LP [low precipitation] storm through all […]

via Tornado Alley, Julesburg. — Old Guv Legends

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The Guardian reports The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the […]

via Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’ — Natural History Wanderings