From the monthly archives:

March 2012

The above video highlights the challenges the world will face throughout the rest of the century. Extreme weather, agricultural disruptions and other crises are expected to proliferate as the decades go on and the fallout of rampant carbon dioxide emissions continue to exacerbate climat change. A recent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate [...]

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A JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas had to be diverted to Texas yesterday after the plane’s captain had an apparent breakdown, requiring emergency procedures to swing into action that resulted in the pilot being locked out of the cabin and restrained by passengers and crew. According to reports, the incident began when [...]

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Some disturbing news coming out of Spokane, Washington, according to The Spokesman-Review. The City of Spokane may sever its contract with its risk management firm following allegations that the firm pressured police and a city employee to hide potentially incriminating details surrounding a 2010 collision that paralyzed a pedestrian. According to documents obtained by lawyers [...]

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We’ve heard it over and over again: 2011 was the costliest year on record for natural disasters. From triple-digit heat waves and devastating drought to overflowing rivers and deadly tornadoes, the U.S. rang up natural disaster costs in the billions and much time and effort of rebuilding. But what wasn’t talked about so much was the [...]

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