Tag Archives: climate change

The basics of sea level rise

I was lucky to be out of town for a week during “the greatest statewide heat wave ever recorded in California.” When I arrived in Seattle, I was quickly informed that they had just set a record of 55 consecutive … Continue reading

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Birding in Gambell: Native and White cultures come together at the edge of the world

In the middle of the Bering Sea, where the only other visible land are the gleaming snow-clad peaks of the Russian Far East, two cultures meet in a strange but symbiotic juxtaposition.  Gambell is a Siberian Yupik village, named for … Continue reading

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Why Cheap Gas Implies Worse Things for the Climate than the Keystone Pipeline

In November, the House of Representatives approved the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Rosebud Sioux, whose land the pipeline would run through, responded by declaring, “We are a sovereign nation…. We will close our reservation borders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone … Continue reading

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