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- The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date: Samuel Arbesman October 28, 2020
- Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books): David Biggs October 28, 2020
- Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories: Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands (Culture, Place, and Nature): Jonathan Padwe, K. Sivaramakrishnan October 28, 2020
- Bomb Children: Life in the Former Battlefields of Laos: Leah Zani October 28, 2020
- The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development October 28, 2020
- Introduction to 3D Modeling and Scanning, Fall 2020 Digital Scholarship Workshop October 28, 2020
- Hist Lit Research Process: Finding Historical Maps October 28, 2020
- Information Literacy for the Historian October 28, 2020
- Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It: Tom Philpott October 28, 2020
- Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC October 27, 2020
- Why Are Christian Leaders Walking Away from Their Faith? October 27, 2020
- Scientists measuring marine health as metric for climate change October 27, 2020
- Does Nigeria Need Restructuring? What Are The Major Problems Of Nigeria? #ENDSARS October 27, 2020
- The Blacks in Canada: A History: Robin W. Winks October 27, 2020
- Sen. Whitehouse Gives Presentation On ‘Dark Money’ Influence On Supreme Court Nomination | MSNBC October 26, 2020
- Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks climate change is happening October 26, 2020
- WATCH: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s opening statement in Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing October 26, 2020
- WATCH: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks during hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett October 26, 2020
- The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade October 26, 2020
- New Report Highlights,30 Recommendations to Make,Coastal Communities More Resilient October 26, 2020
- Environmental Humanities – Yale October 26, 2020
- Trump administration says coronavirus pandemic will not be contained October 25, 2020
- Food Futures: The Choices Facing Us Now October 25, 2020
- Christian Leaders Speak Out Against The President | Morning Joe | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- TRUMP SLAMS REPORTER, WALKS OUT OF 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW | ticker October 25, 2020
- Cohen: ‘There Will Never Be A Peaceful Transition Of Power’ | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- Expert on Trump’s Executive Order Enabling Him To Fire Fauci | MSNBC October 25, 2020
- OUR FUTURE OUR PLANET: FEATURING MARK RUFFALO (8PM ET) October 25, 2020
- Textiles in the West African Coastal Trade Prior to to European Economic Penetration & Displacement October 25, 2020
- Hunting ‘Death’ – Boko Haram | Short Doc October 25, 2020
- Trump’s America | DW Documentar y October 25, 2020
- Christopher de la Torre – IMDb October 25, 2020
- “It’s Criminal”: Biden Slams Trump as Gov’t Can’t Find Parents of 54 5 Children Separated At Border October 25, 2020
- Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths October 25, 2020
- Why scientists are so worried about this glacier October 25, 2020
- Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election October 25, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 23, 2020 October 24, 2020
- The Future Tsunami That Could Destroy the US East Coast October 23, 2020
- What is Climate Change? | Start Here October 23, 2020
- #AGU20: What to expect from Fall Meeting October 23, 2020
- SHE IS THE OCEAN – virtual Bay Area premiere October 23, 2020
- SHE IS THE OCEAN – Official Trailer October 23, 2020
- The Vow: Official Trailer | HBO October 23, 2020
- The Square Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Documentary October 23, 2020
- The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix October 23, 2020
- Researchers unveil roadmap for a carbon neutral China by 2060 – China Dialogue October 23, 2020
- Uncle Juan Carlos: A Preventable COVID-19 Tragedy • Vote 2020 October 22, 2020
- Highlights of Donald Trump’s Leaked Interview with ’60 Minutes’ | NowThis October 22, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
- “A Barrett Confirmation Is a Catastrophe”: What Democrats Can Do to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Pick October 22, 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.
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