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- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 26, 2022
- The climate crisis: A masterclass with academics, journalists and activists | The Guardian Members September 26, 2022
- Who’s really using up the water in the American West? September 26, 2022
- Storm Fiona: Heavy rainfall continues along Canada’s east coast September 26, 2022
- Donating to an ActionAid emergency appeal: where your money goes September 26, 2022
- Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Indigenous peoples have survived an apocalypse’ • FRANCE 24 English September 26, 2022
- LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ian | NBC News September 26, 2022
- Climate – The Boston Globe September 26, 2022
- Houses washed into sea as Storm Fiona batters Canada – BBC News September 25, 2022
- Italy’s right-wing, led by neo-fascist Meloni, wins election, exit polls say • FRANCE 24 English September 25, 2022
- United in Action: Holistic Climate Solutions Summit September 25, 2022
- Read the full Climate Change 2021 report by the UN’s IPCC – The Boston Globe September 25, 2022
- The FRONTLINE Dispatch: How American Democracy Reached a Moment of ‘Existential Crisis’ September 25, 2022
- Reforestation Solution: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration September 24, 2022
- Tree Announcement – 9/21/22 September 24, 2022
- Groundwater Trust Forum Promo September 24, 2022
- Category 5 Typhoon Noru still intensifying | Ian a hurricane threat | Force Thirteen Live September 24, 2022
- Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast September 24, 2022
- Tracking the tropics September 24, 2022
- Tracking the Tropics: Why Gulf Coast meteorologists are keeping close eye on tropical wave in Atlantic September 24, 2022
- Hurricane Fiona causes mass destruction in Caribbean September 24, 2022
- Vanuatu becomes first country to call for global treaty to phase out fossil fuels at UNGA September 24, 2022
- The 1-2-3s Of Boston’s Rising Sea Level | WBUR News September 24, 2022
- Advancing Environmental Justice and Civil Rights September 24, 2022
- Climate change has reached an unprecedented level, with little time to act, a stark new UN report finds – The Boston Globe September 24, 2022
- Flooding could shut down Logan airport, hospitals, and other critical infrastructure in Mass., and the risk is only growing, report says – The Boston Globe September 24, 2022
- Boston’s sea-level rise will require a ‘Big Dig level’ solution, city lead ers say – The Boston Globe September 24, 2022
- Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Ian gradually strengthening September 24, 2022
- Tropical Storm Ian: See latest forecast cone, spaghetti models, satellite September 24, 2022
- Cheney Accuses GOP Members Of Treating Trump Like A “King” In Speech September 24, 2022
- The Last Thing: Protecting Our Democracy September 24, 2022
- Andrew J. Bacevich | Why the USA is FAILING September 24, 2022
- Watch Tropical Storm Ian develop from space, may delay Artemis 1 launch September 24, 2022
- The Belle Greene–Bernard Berenson Letters Project September 24, 2022
- An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege: Heidi Ardizzone Ph.D September 24, 2022
- Lawrence: Trump Could Now Lose Everything Including His Freedom September 23, 2022
- FBI ‘Planted’ Evidence? Trump Has Until Sept. 30th To Back Up Claims September 23, 2022
- How Racism, Climate Change, & Conflict Lead to Displacement September 23, 2022
- Africa Speeches at the 77th United Nations General Assembly 2022 September 23, 2022
- Ascension Island – Wikipedia September 23, 2022
- Flood Protection Investments Offer Strong ROI | World Resources Institute September 23, 2022
- Atlantic Canadians brace for dangerous Hurricane Fiona September 22, 2022
- “Art of the Steal”: Trump Faces Greatest Legal Peril Yet as NY AG Sues Trumps & Docs Probe Resumes September 22, 2022
- The Chris Hedges Report: Soldiers Speak out Against America’s Misguided Wars September 21, 2022
- Holistic Climate Solutions Summit: Day 3 Interfaith and Wellbeing September 21, 2022
- Juan González: Hurricane Fiona Damage Shows Puerto Rico Still Hampered by U.S. Colonial Control September 21, 2022
- COVID, Climate & Conflict Fueling Global Hunger as World Leaders at U.N. Urged to Take Action September 21, 2022
- “The American Dream & Other Fairy Tales”: Disney Heiress Tackles Inequality and Family Legacy September 21, 2022
- Don Lemon RIPPED Over Reparations Debate, CNN Guest Says AFRICANS Should Pay Up September 21, 2022
- Climate change – living on the water | DW Documentary September 21, 2022
Daily Archives: February 16, 2018
A public platform for the exchange of news and views about the climate change challenges facing Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas of New York, New England and the Gulf of Maine. This is one of a series of programs produced by the Citizen-Science Online Learning Initiative (CSOLI).
See related 2018 lecture/discussion course on Boston’s Climate Vulnerability and its supporting resource and reference material at:
Harvard Extension School
Published on Jun 23, 2010
Professor Jack Spengler pays homage to two key leaders in conservation and discusses how “local” communities are defined today and Harvard’s role in using its resources to benefit them. Spengler is the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at Harvard and director of the Extension School’s Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Part 1 of 11. Harvard Extension School Centennial Environmental panel: Sustaining our Earth’s Ecosystems April 14, 210 On-campus and online environmental studies courses at Harvard Extension School cover sustainability, environmental management, climate change, public health, green business, and more. We also have a Sustainability and Environmental Management Graduate Program and a sustainability certificate. Visit http://www.extension.harvard.edu for details.
Yes, this really happened Tuesday in Fort Belknap, Montana, thanks to Chinook winds causing the temperature to rise from an early-morning low of minus 37 degrees to an afternoon high of 45 degrees, a temperature change of 82 degrees in less than 24 hours. Fort Belknap is in northern Montana, about 135 miles northeast of Great Falls.
At a Glance
- The temperature in Fort Belknap, Montana, rose 82 degrees from the morning low (minus 37) to the afternoon high (45 degrees).
- Chinook winds were the cause of the drastic temperature change.
- Other incredible temperature swings have occurred in past years, mainly in the Plains and High Plains.
Feb 13, 2018
In West Virginia, lawmakers are under fire for ordering the removal of a citizen from the state Capitol, after she called out the names of state politicians who’ve accepted campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry. Lissa Lucas was speaking Friday during a public comment session at the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee.
Lissa Lucas: “The people who are going to be speaking in favor of this bill are all going to be paid by the industry, and the people who are going to be voting on this bill are also often paid by the industry. For example—and I have to keep it short, simply because the public only gets a minute 45, while lobbyists can throw a gala at the Marriott, with whisky and wine, and talk for hours to the delegates. So, to keep it short, on the Judiciary Committee, Charlotte Lane, about $10,000 from gas and oil interests, including AEP, Marathon, FirstEnergy, Dominion, EQT—and I could go on.”
As Lucas listed the names of other lawmakers who’ve received campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, Republican committee chair John Shott had her microphone cut and ordered her to be physically removed.
In the South Pacific, the island nation of Tonga was left devastated Monday after a major cyclone made landfall, leveling homes, flooding neighborhoods and flattening the kingdom’s Parliament building. Tropical Cyclone Gita arrived Monday evening with winds of 145 miles per hour—far higher than forecasters had predicted. The storm made landfall as a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds sea level rise due to human-driven climate change is happening now, as ice from Antarctica and Greenland melts at an accelerated rate. The report found sea levels have risen by an average of nearly 3 inches over the past quarter-century. The storm in Tonga is the worst in more than 60 years.
President Trump unveiled his $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday, proposing deep cuts to education, healthcare and social safety net programs—while massively increasing the Pentagon’s budget.
Trump’s plan would slash the Department of Education’s budget by more than 10 percent. It would sharply reduce income-based student loan repayment plans, while ending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Trump’s budget would cut more than $17 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—or SNAP—barring food stamp recipients from buying fresh fruit and vegetables, and instead providing only a boxed food delivery program. The budget would also phase out federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public and community radio and TV stations.
This comes as McClatchy reports the Trump administration is considering a plan that would not only impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, but which would also put a lifetime limit on adults’ access to Medicaid.
Meanwhile, Trump’s budget would see a 13 percent rise in spending on weapons and war, bringing the Pentagon’s budget to $686 billion. The administration says its plan would add $7.1 trillion to U.S. budget deficits over the next decade, though many economists say that number relies on rosy projections. The budget comes less than two months after Trump signed into law one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history—one that overwhelmingly favors the wealthiest Americans.
America Abroad February 06, 2018
When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks? This hour, we’ll talk about when document leaks are legal, when they are morally justified, and when they aren’t — how, at times, they’ve put lives in danger.
We’ll look at the balance of protecting national security versus freedom of the press and the responsibility of journalists once they obtain leaked documents.
Beyond our borders, we’ll look at the extraordinary measures China takes to suppress secrets; how Finland is grappling with its first major leak; and how military leaders in Pakistan may have used a leak for their own political advantage. Finally we’ll examine what it takes for a leaked document to ignite a political movement.
Featuring interviews with:
Gen. Michael Hayden – former director of the CIA and NSA
Jameel Jaffer – executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
RB Brenner – director of the journalism school at the University of Texas, Austin
Heather Conley – director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hardy Merriman – president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Juan Zarate – former deputy national security advisor under President George W. Bush