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Typhoon … Yolanda?

Typhoon … Yolanda?

Ok, quick question: What do you know about Typhoon Yolanda? Nothing, right? Guess what — it just went by. I’ll explain, but first: everyone is still working hard to help the people of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan (here’s a collection of places through which you can help), as well we should.

November 14, 2013 — Scott Huler
Did Climate Change Intensify Supertyphoon Haiyan?

Did Climate Change Intensify Supertyphoon Haiyan?

At the UN climate talks in Poland, Yeb Sano, the head of the Philippines delegation has announced he will refrain from eating until participants make “meaningful” progress.

November 11, 2013 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Exploding oil train, Alabama edition

Exploding oil train, Alabama edition

Well, this is becoming an unfortunate trend. Another train carrying oil has derailed and exploded, this time in Alabama. From the Reuters news report: A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in western Alabama in the early hours of Friday morning, spilling oil and leaving eleven cars burning in the rural area.

November 8, 2013 — David Wogan
Photo Friday: The sounding stone on the Parana River

Photo Friday: The sounding stone on the Parana River

The Itaipú Dam is a hydroelectric power generation facility on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, on the Parana River. The name means “the sounding stone” in Guarani, an indigenous language in South America and one of the official languages in Paraguay.

November 8, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

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Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial