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- Spillover Warning: How We Can Prevent the Next Pandemic – Yale E360 April 9, 2020
- Outside Of The Spotlight, Coronavirus Spreads Through Rural America | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC April 9, 2020
- Failed US Federal Response To COVID-19 Manifests As International Disaster | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC April 9, 2020
- How Will COVID-19 Shift the World Order? | Amanpour and Company April 9, 2020
- Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series Part 4 of 8: From the Past Into the Future April 9, 2020
- Republican Strategist Denounces the Party’s Response to COVID-19 | Amanpour and Company April 9, 2020
- When Pandemic Strikes Rural America | Amanpour and Company April 9, 2020
- The Remarkable Research Being Done to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine | Amanpour and Company April 9, 2020
- Why Are Black Americans Hit Harder by Coronavirus? | Amanpour and Company April 9, 2020
- Trump Didn’t Distribute Stockpile Based On States’ Coronavirus Needs April 9, 2020
- Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series Part 6 of 8: From the Past Into the Future April 9, 2020
- Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series Part 5 of 8: From the Past Into the Future April 9, 2020
- “Exposing U.S. Racism in a Stark New Way”: COVID-19 Kills Disproportiona te Number of Black Americans April 9, 2020
- Naomi Klein: Sanders “Broke the Spell” of Neoliberalism as Trump Pushes Coronavirus Capitalism April 9, 2020
- Suspending the Campaign, Not the Movement: Sanders Pulls Out of 2020 Race But Will Stay on Ballot April 9, 2020
- Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders Campaign Didn’t Fail. It Energized Millions & Shifted U .S. Politics April 9, 2020
- Virtual field trip: Marshall’s Beach, Plate Boundary Fault April 9, 2020
- Virtual field trip: San Francisco Bay History, Marin Headlands April 9, 2020
- Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series Part 3 of 8: From the Past Into the Future April 9, 2020
- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved Out Of Intensive Care | MSNBC April 9, 2020
- WHO Chief: ‘Please Don’t Politicize This Virus’ | NBC News April 9, 2020
- Trump Says He Downplayed Coronavirus Because He’s America’s Cheerleader | The 11th Hour | MSNBC April 8, 2020
- Bernie Sanders ends presidential campaign April 8, 2020
- Sanders’s dropout speech, in 3 minutes April 8, 2020
- Bernie Sanders is out. Will his movement persist? April 8, 2020
- WHO: Don’t politicize virus or ‘we will have many more body bags’ April 8, 2020
- Archive Clip: JFK at Rice University, Sept. 12, 1962 – “We choose to go to the Moon” April 8, 2020
- Could you be arrested for planting flowers in your street? April 8, 2020
- Yale University Explains Why Its Art History Survey Course Was Eliminated – Artforum International April 8, 2020
- Goldberg Variations Complete (J.S. Bach BWV 988), with score, Kimiko Ishizaka piano April 7, 2020
- City Resilience Stories Webinar Series – COVID-19: Coping, Learning & Building Urban Resilience April 7, 2020
- Clean Cities Coalition Network: A National Network of Local Coalitions April 7, 2020
- Amazon “Profiting from This Pandemic” as Warehouse Workers Walk Off Job to D emand Safer Conditions April 7, 2020
- Deaths of Inequality: AOC on Black and Latinx Communities at Epicenter of Epicenter of the Pandemic April 7, 2020
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders & Fight for a Progressive Future April 7, 2020
- How to Prepare for the Trump Recession with Robert Reich April 7, 2020
- Trump Seeks To Help Oil and Gas Industry As Millions Lose Jobs April 7, 2020
- ICLEI April 7, 2020
- Dr. Fauci Addresses Question Of ‘When’ We’ll Return To Normal | Morning Joe | MSNBC April 7, 2020
- The First Arctic Blue Ocean Event: What Computer Simulations and Statistical Trend Analysis Tells Us April 6, 2020
- Wall Street Wins, Again: Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus | Common Dreams Views April 6, 2020
- ‘A Really Chilling Moment’: Trump Refuses to Allow Dr. Fauci to Answer Question on Dangers of Hydroxychloroquine | Common Dreams News April 6, 2020
- WHO slams ‘racist’ calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground April 6, 2020
- Minimizing Fear April 6, 2020
- Massachusetts governor gives coronavirus update — April 6, 2020 April 6, 2020
- UK PM Boris Johnson taken to intensive care after health worsens April 6, 2020
- Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco April 6, 2020
- New Great Depression looming? Americans buy up firearms April 6, 2020
- Boris Johnson in ICU | Dominic Raab takes over as PM deputy April 6, 2020
- Coronavirus crisis: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen – BBC News April 6, 2020
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.