Monthly Archives: August 2017

Torrential Thursday

The 17tn US gallons of rain (roughly 26m Olympic swimming pools) dumped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey has set a new high for a tropical system in the US, but it is unlikely to last long as rising man-made emissions … Continue reading

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Pine Beetle Wednesday

Southern pine beetles are among the most destructive insects invading North America’s pine forests today, and they’re spreading farther north as global temperatures rise, putting entire ecosystems at risk and creating fuel for wildfires as they kill the trees they … Continue reading

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Climate Storm Tuesday

NOW IS EXACTLY the time to talk about climate change, and all the other systemic injustices — from racial profiling to economic austerity — that turn disasters like Harvey into human catastrophes. Turn on the coverage of the Hurricane Harvey … Continue reading

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Easy Money Monday

The Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou every once in a while likes to think “outside the box.” Back in 2010, for instance, the giant electronics manufacturer that Gou runs — Foxconn — was facing what corporate flacks like to call a … Continue reading

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Spritely Sunday

“I quickly realized that the storm was far away, and I could see over the top of the thunderheads. Sprites were dancing along the cloudtops,” says Kralik. “I saw this bright cluster of sprites with the naked eye and my … Continue reading

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Eat A Bug Saturday

There’s no shortage of bugs in this city, but New Yorkers often scoff at the thought of eating the creatures that have moved into their kitchens and bathrooms. Still, insects are delicacies in plenty of cultures worldwide, and entomophagy (i.e. … Continue reading

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