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Tree Rings Speak to Ancient Climate Change

On a lark, when I was a college student I took a class in field biology. It sounded romantic and I was young, so even…

Medieval Monks Recorded Ireland’s Climate

Ireland enjoys a mild and stable climate. But even in Ireland there are years that stand out as unusual. Recently a team of researchers led…

Our Daily Bread in 2050

These are the good times. I was driving through the country last Saturday, looking at deer happily chowing down in wheat fields. Everyplace is a…

Stunning Vistas and Recent Storms

Here’s a classic poem that’s dear to me, both for its manic intensity and its meaning in the natural world. It’s so short you can…