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Friday, June 29, 2007

Global Warming Promises to Open the Northwest Passage

The famed Northwest Passage - a sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the northern border of Canada in the Arctic Ocean - which explorers searched for for centuries may soon be a reality if global warming continues.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Companies Compete to Digitize Books has joined the book digitization effort. The growing number of companies in the movement is a positive effect for consumers as the range of books to choose from and options for obtaining books is expanding rapidly while prices of books are falling.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

A Visit to Rochester's Warner Castle

Warner Castle sits in the middle of Rochester, New York's beautiful Highland Park. Built in 1854 as the home of local judge and businessman Horatio Gates Warner, the castle was a part of the nineteenth century tradition among the rich of modeling their palatial homes after European castles.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Annual Lilac Festival in Rochester New York

Pictures and commentary on the lilacs in Highland Park in Rochester, New York. History of lilacs and of the century old park that is world famous for its lilac collection.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

A Very civil War in the Arctic

A somewhat humorous account of the dispute between Canada and Denmark over control of Hans Island - an uninhabited rock in the Arctic between Greenland and Canada. Because of Global Warming interest in the island has increased as whoever controls Hans Island also controls the resources (including oil) in the surrounding sea.

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