UPDATE, 6/6, 3:30 p.m.:] Here we go again, again. Remember the good (or bad) old days when oil was just $100 a barrel? Now Jad Mouawad charts the latest oil price spike, triggered in part by a rumor related to Iran.
President Obama continues to use his final months in office to firm up a remarkable environmental legacy. The latest move is his proclamation quadrupling the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument northwest of Hawaii - a vast and dazzling Pacific refuge for myriad species.
You've likely seen some of the wrenching closeup imagery emerging after a shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake shattered ancient villages in the Appenine mountains 80 miles northeast of Rome on August 24, killing 241 people at last count. But sometimes a wide view can be as sobering.
Somewhere not far from any American, it's possible to visit one of this country's most remarkable assets - its national parks. And from August 25 to 28, as part of this year's celebration of the 100th year of the National Park System, you can do so free of charge.
By Andrew Revkin Scholar and activist Joanna Macy is leading an upcoming workshop at the Garrison institute, "Rainer Maria Rilke and the Force of the Storm," on September 19-23. The workshop will explore the work of Rilke, Germany's great lyric poet, in the context of her well-known experiential seminar called "The Work That Reconnects."
In finalizing this year's syllabus for my Pace University graduate course in Multi-Platform Communications, I realized that folks outside of our program might benefit from an exercise my students are required to do. A " Backtrack Journal " is a standing assignment.
Over the past couple of months I've been part of a new podcast, Warm Regards, exploring climate science and its relevance to society. I've had a great time learning from, and sometimes debating with, two smart people with very different areas of expertise and vantage points: the blogging meteorologist Eric Holthaus and Jacquelyn Gill, who studies past climates in the context of ecological change.
A commentary in this week's issue of the journal Nature adds to the chorus of economists, climate scientists and experts in energy policy saying that the major approaches to combating global warming are deeply flawed.
UPDATE 9/6: The National Ice Center on Friday said that a navigable passage has opened through sea ice along the entire Russian Arctic coast, although the center added that patches of dangerous thick ice still pepper the area.
As news media fixated on athletic achievements at the Rio Olympics, and of course remained fixated on Donald Trump, different corners of the United States were confronting weather-related hazards - including relentless steamy heat in the East and drought-fueled wildfires all around California, including the explosively spreading " Blue Cut" Fire east of Los Angeles.
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Selecting a term
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