Valerie Roth

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Free-range meat can be worse for the planet than long-haul flights

<b>George Monbiot wades into the meat-and-climate debate by explaining how 'ethically' raised meat is actually worse for the planet than those raised in</b> …

The country of Costa Rica ran on 99 percent renewable energy in 2015

As arguments rage on over whether global warming is anthropogenic or not, the country of Costa Rica just one-upped the rest of the world and achieved …

Renewable Energy

For a renewed you, listening and learning in the new year

Today, as is my tradition, I hand the column over to some of the wise and wonderful folks I interviewed in 2015, letting them share their workplace thoughts and advice as we head into 2016.<p>I thank you all so much for reading and wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Remember my mantra: Be a …

Humanities

2015: The year in classical music

<i>A look back at the top stories, trends and memorable performances in the field of classical music.</i><p><b>Pop goes the orchestra:</b> In December, the country star Taylor Swift gave $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony, in part because of her admiration of their CD of John Luther Adams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Flute

At least 14 dead as storms and tornadoes sweep across US

At least 14 people were killed as spring-like storms mixed with unseasonably warm weather spawned rare Christmas tornadoes in the U.S. South<p>A storm system forecasters called "particularly dangerous" killed ten people as it swept across the USA on Wednesday.<p>Tornadoes touched down in Indiana and …

The armed theft of John Muir's Yosemite

To grow up in a California family like mine — backpacking and beachcombing, sympathetic to social justice and environmental causes — is to grow up eternally grateful to John Muir, California's secular patron saint of wilderness worship and outdoor adventure.<p>Muir was born in Scotland in 1838, and he …

National Parks