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In cruising cable channels recently, I happened onto a classic sci-fi movie called "Silent Running" about a crew of people operating a greenhouse aboard a spaceship. The captain (Bruce Dern) said to the crew, "Do you know why there are no flowers, no...
There is some bad news. Very bad news. Very, very bad news. In a recent issue of The Morning Call, there was a short item telling how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released information that, for the first time since records have...
A friend recently returned from a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada. His eyes shone as he described the opalescent sky, the vitality of wildlife in spring and the fun he'd had playing with his two young daughters during the mellow evenings. It had been...
The times they are a-changin'. A little over a year ago, Chicagoans experienced an excessively hot spring — our warmest March on record. This year, the start to spring felt less like summer and more like an extended winter. Though domestic...
Tags: Allergies, Conservation, Ecosystems, Natural Disasters, Asthma
On Wednesday, President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, and I headed down to the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan to cover the Keystone protest. A couple things: 1) It’s telling that despite the supposed scandals engulfing the president, I...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Coal, Conservation, Saudi Arabia, Human Rights
Housing bubble controller The housing market is finally recovering from the six-year bust triggered by massive over-leveraging induced by bubble prices. Housing values dropped by $7 trillion from 2006 to 2009, causing home foreclosures to soar to...
Thanks to Don Wuebbles and Nancy Tuchman for reminding us that a few months of cool temperatures here in the upper Midwest doesn’t signal the end of climate change ("Cold truth," Opinion, May 31). Indeed, the first symptom of climate change that...
Tags: Conservation, Ecosystems, Natural Disasters, Insurance, Weather
Tonight there will be "Greedy Lying Bastards" in Norfolk. No, that's the name of a movie. It's a documentary showing at the Naro Expanded Cinema. The film is about the folks who discourage research into the topic of climate change, and the folks...
Tags: Entertainment, Global Expansion, Movies, Weather
Citizen scientists, environmentalists and anyone who lives near a power plant -- your services are requested. Climate change scientist Kevin Robert Gurney needs your help in a grand undertaking: the mapping of all the power plants in the world. It's a...
News flash: Global warming hits California! That’s right -- the Golden State has become the Golden Baking State, with temperatures soaring into the triple digits. For example, in Johnny Carson’s “beautiful downtown Burbank” on...
For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs. Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
Tags: Wind Power, Conservation, Ecosystems, Nuclear Power, Mountains
Wondering where Earth’s climate is headed with an atmosphere that is 400 parts per million carbon dioxide? An arctic bare of ice sheets, forested in pine and fir, with summer temperatures about 14 degrees Fahrenheit higher than today were...
Jun 3, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
May 31, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Jun 2, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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