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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: When the Pilot Falls by April Hayman

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: When the Pilot Falls by April Hayman

 Book: When the Pilot FallsAuthor: April HaymanGenre: Christian Historical Mystery, FairytaleRelease date: September 7, 2021In 1923, there aren’t many pilots, but Willie Labeau didn’t let that stop… her.A bear of a man, Hugh Taylor, needs a stunt plane pilot, and despite their rocky introduction, Willie sets off for golden California and a new life as his pilot. There’s just one little thing she has to do in addition to flying.Leave his past alone. Period.When the flame of her own curiosity becomes fanned by encouragement from Willie’s sister, the feisty pilot can’t help but do just a little investigating.And Hugh vanishes.Friends rally around her, and with all the...

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50 Elegant DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

50 Elegant DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that has grown in popularity outside of the United States. People around the world are beginning to recognize that Thanksgiving is not just for Americans or people living in North America but is instead a time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now, thanks to this newfound appreciation of all things Thanksgiving, many people are decorating their homes for this American holiday. You may have noticed, however, that many of these decorations are quite expensive and difficult to make yourself!  We’ve prepared a guide that has some lovely ideas you can use to decorate...

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How Democrats Gave Away Their Power

How Democrats Gave Away Their Power

Democrats wanted to play fair, and they tried to lead by example. In the decade-long battle over who gets to draw the districts that determine control of Congress, the party even relinquished some of its power in the name of good government. Now Democrats are discovering the potential cost of that attempt at high-mindedness: their House majority and, perhaps, the presidency.To rid the country of partisan gerrymandering, Democrats for years joined with election reformers to take the responsibility for redistricting away from politicians and hand it to independent, nonpartisan commissions. The effort did not begin as an entirely altruistic project;...

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Remote sensing shows Antarctic green snow algae is important terran carbon sink

Remote sensing shows Antarctic green snow algae is important terran carbon sink

Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink Abstract We present the first estimate of green snow algae community biomass and distribution along the Antarctic Peninsula. Sentinel 2 imagery supported by two field campaigns revealed 1679 snow algae blooms, seasonally covering 1.95 × 106 m2 and equating to 1.3 × 103 tonnes total dry biomass. Ecosystem range is limited to areas with average positive summer temperatures, and distribution strongly influenced by marine nutrient inputs, with 60% of blooms less than 5 km from a penguin colony. A warming Antarctica may lose a majority of the 62% of blooms occupying...

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9 of the Best Down Sleeping Bags To Keep You Warm While Camping

9 of the Best Down Sleeping Bags To Keep You Warm While Camping

When it comes to snoozing under the stars, the right down sleeping bag goes a very long way. Sure, you might be able to get away with a thinner model during the summer, but winter demands a quality down sleeping bag, especially out in the backcounty. Even when car camping, which arguably provides more shelter and warmth, the wrong sleeping bag can turn a dreamy night of sleep into a nightmare. Below, we break down what to look for in a camp-friendly down sleeping bag, one that will keep you warm on even the coldest nights—be it at your local...

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