Steve Tracton
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65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

The incredible symmetry and sharp boundaries of the event, and the stubborn persistence of the factors contributing to its severity have turned this week’s lake effect snow storm into one for the ages.

This week’s king tides provide a glimpse into our high-water future

This week’s king tides provide a glimpse into our high-water future

These particularly high tides are not only an incredible nuisance for coastal communities, but also exemplify the unavoidable challenges we face in coming decades.

Not waiting to act until it’s too late: the foreign policy and climate change imperative

Not waiting to act until it’s too late: the foreign policy and climate change imperative

Henry Kissinger’s model of statecraft had nothing to do with climate change, but viewed from within that framework, hits the mark on how to move ahead.

Robin invasion: Red-breasted birds no longer a harbinger of spring

Robin invasion: Red-breasted birds no longer a harbinger of spring

I was extremely surprised to have a flock of red-breasted singing robins appear outside my condo in Southwest D.C. this week.