Jack Sweigart

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Could California's Drought Last 200 Years?

Clues from the past suggest the ocean's temperature may be a driver.<p>Two years into California's drought, Donald Galleano's grapevines are scorched shrubs, their charcoal-colored stems and gnarled roots displaying not a lick of life. "I've never seen anything like this," says Galleano, 61, the …

Climate Change

Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics — And One Example From A College Professor Tells You Why

Democratic nations are no longer buying the argument that hosting the games is a wise investment. Every potential 2022 host city with a democratic government eventually pulled out of the bidding, many over economic concerns, leaving Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the IOC's only two …

Economics

Airport screening isn't about stopping Ebola – it's about controlling borders

In 1728, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI ordered that a 1,200-mile fortified chain of guard posts along the entire eastern boundary of his lands be …

Disease

Recent Tornadoes Highlight Vast Strike Zone

Last week's storms are typical for this time of year in the United States.<p>When Americans imagine tornadoes, many tend to think of them churning through plains states like Kansas or Oklahoma. But destructive twisters strike hard in a very broad area of the eastern United States.<p>The tornadoes that …

Weather