Category Archives: Helium shortage

Rising On The Plains: This Colorado Plant Is One Of A Handful In The World To Produce Helium

The resource is in short supply — and vital to MRIs, computer chips, space exploration and party balloons CHEYENNE WELLS — Out on Colorado’s southeastern plains, not far from the Kansas state line, there’s a rare kind of plant that … Continue reading

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Party’s over: Helium Shortage Hastens End For One Local Business

Party Shop off Southside Boulevard closing doors Helium tanks at Party Shop on Southside Boulevard (WJXT) For 18 years, Amal Soni has helped Jacksonville residents celebrate holidays like Valentine’s Day. Soni owns Party Shop off Southside Boulevard, but the store’s … Continue reading

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Here’s Why You Don’t See Blimps Anymore

You still see planes and jets in the sky, but a blimp is a rare sighting these days. The history of the blimp Airships, or dirigible balloons, are lighter-than-air aircraft that operate from a lifting-gas that is less dense than … Continue reading

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Could A Helium Shortage Degrade Weather Forecasts?

While casually browsing Twitter this weekend, I noticed a Tweet that may have been overlooked by many people. However, it immediately worried me. The National Weather Service Boston office tweeted, “Because of an ongoing helium shortage Chathams upper air soundings … Continue reading

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Addressing the Helium Shortage…Again

Many times I feel like the same problems are presented to me again and again; Problems that were solved years ago. It must have something to do with getting older. Noooo! Please, let me elaborate and start this blog post … Continue reading

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