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Climate Change to Low-Income New Yorkers: Drop Dead

<i>Mayor's Office Report Further Demonstrates how Climate Change Will Disproportionately Affect New York's Poor</i><p>Last month, the Mayor's Office released its report on adapting to climate change in New York City, "A Stronger, More Resilient New York." The plan contains strategies for everything from …

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Wildfires Will Worsen, And Further Strain The Forest Service

The deaths of 19 firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz., this summer have focused a lot of attention on just how bad wildfire has become in the West. And research predicts the situation is going to get worse.<p>Over the past decade, the region has seen some of the worst fire seasons on record. In addition …

Last Words: An Author's Rhymed Farewell

What a loss. That's the thought that kept running through my head as I flagged one inspired rhyme after another in David Rakoff's risky (though hardly risqué) posthumous first novel. Why risky? For starters, Rakoff, who died of cancer last summer, at 47, chose to write this last book in verse — …

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Nasa selects newest class of astronauts who could lead mission to Mars

Members of Nasa's newest astronaut class, a group that includes the highest number of women since the program began more than 50 years ago, have been …

Pete Athans: Everest is a “Powder Keg”

Pressures on climbers and Sherpas are greater than ever, he says.<p><b>Peter Athans has stood on the summit of Mount Everest seven times, participated in 15 expeditions there, and been an active supporter of Sherpa culture, helping to bring health care and literacy to Everest region villages.</b><p>As various …