Climate Change

"Walruses in the Arctic Are Running Out of Sea Ice This Year — Again"

"Last September, the remote community of Point Lay on Alaska’s North Slope became the focus of headline news when a staggering 35,000 walruses crowded onto the shore nearby. And now, some scientists are saying a similar event could happen this summer — in fact, any time now."

Source: Wash Post, 08/13/2015

"Island on Fire"



"Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World"

By Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe
Pegasus Books, $26.95

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

This tautly written book opens with a basic premise: Can a single volcanic explosion change the course of history?

Making ‘Rain’ For the Caring Middle

Between the Lines

Author Cynthia Barnett experiences a sun shower in the rainiest place on Earth, Cherrapunji, in India’s state of Meghalaya.                                                                                                                  Photo by Rimjhim Gogoi


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