The true story behind Groundhog Day

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This year, as Punxsutawney Phil is hoisted into the air to divine our weather future, you may find yourself wondering, how the heck did this become a thing, anyway? The modern Groundhog Day celebration is based on ancient celebrations of the midpoint between View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



The Earth’s poles may be about to flip – and the consequences could be ‘dire’

Over the past 200 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been getting weaker, and scientists believe that this could be a sign that the poles are about to flip. If that happens, it could knock out power grids, alter the climate and expose us to solar winds that could puncture the ozone layer.

The poles have switched regularly throughout Earth’s history. The last time they flipped was 780,000 years ago. Since the poles normally switch every 200 – 300,000 years, we are well overdue for a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building