By Chris Mooney, Washington Post May 22 2017 A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway. “We […]

By Chris Moooney, Washington Post May 25, 2017 In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers published a scientific paper Wednesday that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about climate change. The study, in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, sets […]

Letter to Editor by Paula Perez Costas, Ashland Daily Tidings, May 19, 2017, also in Medford Mail Tribune, May 25, 2017 “Drop dead” and “Get lost” are unhelpful responses many of us historically have heard. With Trump, these dismissals are back!  The Declaration of Independence guarantees “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Two of […]