Experts call for more public urgency on climate change
In a state where every drop of water counts, ornamental grass – which accounts for a large percentage of outdoor water use – has been banned in Southern Nevada. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with climate and water experts about the steps being taken (or not) to address rising temperatures; and with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the lack of urgency he says is hampering humanity's ability to counter this existential threat to our planet.news.yahoo.com
See the upper-level makings of a hot spell
These computer forecasts for next week show a hot spell forming from high levels in the atmosphere. You often hear us meteorologists taking about upper-level ridges or upper-level hot domes. Late next week is going to be a perfect example of an upper-level ridge developing. That’s how we get so hot under an upper-level ridge. European ModelThe U.S. model called the GFS is below, and shows exactly the same blow-up of a large upper-level ridge.mlive.com
Tell KidsPost what you appreciate most about the ocean
The ocean is a great place to escape the summer heat. KidsPost wants you to think about what you appreciate most about the ocean. Have you had an experience that made you love the ocean in a new way? Tell us your thoughts in a few sentences, and we may publish it next month in KidsPost. We hope that this helps readers appreciate how important it is to protect the oceans.washingtonpost.com
Remembering the lost art of ski ballet, a Winter Olympics tradition
Every four years, the world's greatest athletes across the winter sport disciplines gather at the Olympic Games to provide a spectacle of sport and sportsmanship. And every four years, we must revisit the lost Olympic art of ski ballet.
Tech Time in Space: Mars news; Earth’s new companion; NASA to crash International Space Station
There's a lot happening in space lately -- here's a roundup of what's new this week, including a tree stump of sorts on a different planet, Earth has a new companion and the International Space Station will come crashing to Earth soon.
Tech Time in Space: Metal barreling toward moon, a cosmic mystery, more
This past week has been a busy one in the space world: We’re talking about a telescope’s final destination one million miles from Earth, four tons of metal barreling toward the moon and a mystery in the cosmos that is baffling scientists.