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- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Jan 16 20174 minutes
Another Border Clash For Trump
His backers are behind a pipeline taking Texas gas to Mexico | “It raises so many ironies in terms of U.S. politics”
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
The Wall Needs The Consent Of Many
Taking the land will be a legal nightmare—ask George W. Bush | “They’re going to have to deal with guys like us”
- Feb 23 20175 minutes
Is It Okay to Enjoy the Warm Winters of Climate Change?
The weather is nice, but it reminds us of the problems to come.
- Sep 1 20166 minutes
Explaining What Your Company Does? Keep it Simple.
It's not as easy as it sounds. And you need to get it right.
- Jan 20 20174 minutes
How Will We Know Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size?
It involves satellites and weather balloons.
- Dec 31 201518 minutes
The Volcano That Shrouded the Earth and Gave Birth to a Monster: Three years of darkness and cold spawned crime, poverty, and a literary masterpiece.
Two hundred years ago, the greatest eruption in Earth’s recorded history took place. Mount Tambora—located on Sumbawa Island in the East Indies—blew itself up with apocalyptic force in April 1815. After perhaps 1,000 years’ dormancy, the devastating
- Oct 1 20161 minute
TUCKED BETWEEN Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is known as the Entertainment Capital of Texas, and for good reason. It’s home to four professional sports teams—Dallas Cowboys football, Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Wings basketball, and Dallas Char
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Shopping in Texas Is Getting Less Glamorous
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- Oct 3 20163 minutes
A Texas Election Official Talks Like a Sheriff
Civil rights groups fear threats of charges will scare voters away | “We have every reason to be very, very concerned”
- Mar 10 20143 minutes
What Makes Mysterious Orbs Shine Over a West Texan Desert?
It was a warm summer night when my friends and I drove out to the middle of the west Texas desert and turned off the road at a big sign proclaiming, “Marfa’s Mystery Lights Viewing Area: Night Time Only.” We walked past a cylindrical adobe building—p
- Jun 20 20136 minutes
How to Insure Against a Rainy Day: Never mind tornadoes—companies now seek shelter from daily weather.
We are all familiar with the concept of insurance. Your home insurance protects you against fires, theft, and flooding. Your car insurance protects against serious accidents—not running out of gas. Life insurance… well, you know. With the notable exc
- Jul 31 201414 minutes
Cloudy With a Chance of War: His weather forecasts changed the world. Could his predictions of war?
The burial detail, which had come for the corpses in the pigpen, was surprised. The “dead” were getting up and speaking English. Qu’est-ce que c’est? Ah, they were an ambulance crew. British volunteers, in the trenches with the French Army on the Wes
- Dec 19 20164 minutes
Where Do Schools Close Most Often for Weather?
The forecast has to be more frightful to cancel classes in some states than in others.
- Mar 6 20153 minutes
Wild-Winter Whodunnit—Climate Change Over the U.S. With a Slow Jet Stream?
A question hangs like a cloud over the deeply weird winter: Why? What might explain the bizarre warmth of western North America, while the east was buried in a slow-motion avalanche? Nobody knows for sure, but there’s a very plausible link to climate
- Jul 1 20133 minutes
A Weather Man Who Reaches for Months, Not Days
If you want to know the weather tomorrow, meteorologists can tell you. If you’d like to know what it’ll be like in 50 years, climatologists can tell you that reasonably accurately, too. But if you want to know the weather six months from now? That’s
- Jun 27 20134 minutes
Taming the Unfriendly Skies: How one airline wrestles with the uncertainty of weather.
When Rick Curtis, Chief Meteorologist for Southwest Airlines, walks down the hallway, he is often asked, “What does this week look like?” For Curtis, it’s the universal question that comes to him from every level of management—frankly, just about eve