Update: It’s A Girl!

The itty bitty baby panda at Zoo Atlanta is a girl!!!

Mother and baby are doing fine. She will be named in a ceremony when she turns 100 days old.

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These two pandas at the Atlanta Zoo are the proud parents of a baby panda. The little cub was born Wednesday, September 6. The baby panda is very, very small and is only the size of “a stick of butter.” You can watch the mother panda, Lun Lun, and her new baby on the Panda Cam.

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Florence Update

Looks like Florence will probably not be a threat to the US, although it could hit Bermuda. It’s becoming disorganized so the Weather Channel doesn’t look for much to come of it as of now.

Let’s hope so.

Update: Florence has some more thunderstorms so it’s still possible for it to evolve into a hurricane, but still it’s not a threat to land.


This picture is of Florence from this morning. She’s churning away in the Atlantic and gaining strength. So far, she appears that she is going to miss the mainland US. Hope so.

Image from The Weather Channel

A New Name

Now Tropical Depression 6 is officially Tropical Storm Florence. Let’s watch the progression of the projected path over the next few days.

Image from The Weather Channel

Tropical Depression 6 UPDATE

It still doesn’t amount to much yet, but Tropical Depression 6, with winds of 35 mph, could become Tropical Storm Florence later today. Let’s see what happens.

It’s still a long way from anywhere, and let’s hope it stays that way.

Image from The Weather Channel

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!

How did Labor Day begin? According to the US Department of Labor, there is still some doubt as to who proposed the holiday.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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