Dierk Polzin

15 Flips | 2 Magazines | 147 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @DierkPolzin | Keep up with Dierk Polzin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dierk Polzin”

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

Solar-powered tiny houses take the spotlight in California competition

Some 20,000 people showed up to tour these designs<p>For over a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition has challenged college students around the world to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house. The biennial event is impressive for sure (just look at last …

What do Oromo protests mean for Ethiopian unity?

<b>As protests in Ethiopia over the rights of the country's Oromo people continue, Addis Ababa-based journalist James Jeffrey considers if they are threatening the country's unity.</b><p>The latest round of bloody protests over Oromo rights had a tragically surreal beginning.<p>A bus filled with a wedding party …

Introducing Vega-Lite

Today we are excited to announce the official 1.0 release of Vega-Lite, a high-level format for <i>rapidly creating visualizations for analysis and</i> …

Data Visualization

The high court halted Obama's climate change plan. This doesn't bode well | Scott Lemieux

The presidential election just got even more important – it will be a choice between a president in favor of climate action and one who would ignore it<p>Hours before New Hampshire’s primary voters made Donald Trump the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night – I can’t really …

What scientists just discovered in Greenland could be making sea-level rise even worse

Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet — and its contribution to sea-level rise — in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds. Recent changes to the island’s snow and ice cover appear to have affected its ability to store excess water, meaning more …

The climate scientist who predicted Hurricane Katrina explains why future storms will be worse

Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing that North Atlantic hurricane power was strongly correlated with the temperature of the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season, and that both …

Climate Change

Earth and Space Science News

Backpacking Checklist

This page includes all the gear you need for a backpacking trip. It may intimidate you (and your wallet) but don't worry: you likely need less than …

The West Coast Atmospheric Faucet Turns On: Will it Save California?

During the past month, precipitation has been near normal over Washington, but substantially drier than normal over Oregon and California (see …

Scientists suggest ocean warming in Southern Hemisphere underestimated

Using satellite observations and a large suite of climate models, Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that long-term ocean warming in the upper …