Vital Nature: Coal or oil?

June 11, 2013 0

Coal or oil? Pick your poison. The U.S.’s dash for gas has inadvertently spurred a boom of coal consumption globally. I’m sure you’ve heard of hydraulic fracking, a process that […]

Vital Nature: High-strung seas

June 4, 2013 0

On May 23 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center forecasted an “active,” or “extremely active” hurricane season this year, which begins June 1. During the upcoming six-month […]

The Weekly World: Two Obamas?

May 28, 2013 0

My appreciation for some of President Obama’s policies is a veritable wellspring of debate and disagreement with some of my more conservative friends. I frequently cite his soaring defense of […]

Vital Nature: Bugs for dinner

May 28, 2013 0

The U.N. is fighting hunger, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions all in one shot. But this force of this triple-threat may be hard from some to swallow—entomophagy. OK, so […]

Vital Nature: Metro budget cuts

May 21, 2013 0

King County’s Metro is projected to face tremendous budget shortfalls in 2014, with route reduction and deletions that will affect two out of three routes. Metro depends on sales tax […]

The Weekly World: In defense of courage

May 21, 2013 0

  In 1963, Stanley Milgram verified with empirical observation what historians and philosophers have postulated for centuries. In his experiments on obedience to authority, he found that 65 percent of […]