Caitlin J Borrelli

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The Putin-Obama deep freeze

President Barack Obama couldn’t have been clearer when he warned Russia not to send troops into Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t have been clearer in his response: Watch me.<p>And just like that, an already toxic relationship got even worse, and the two countries — and the rest of the …

How the internet is kickstarting a teen poetry revolution

Talk to publishers or booksellers about poetry, and you'll hear the same refrain. It's niche, it's difficult to sell - and young people just aren't interested. Look online and you'll see a different picture. More than 20,000 teenagers are writing poetry on the social reading website Wattpad, and …

Spoken-word fireworks

Brave and beautiful expressions from some of the world's most talented spoken-word performers, who weave stories in words and gestures.

Fireworks

Teen poets rev up for Slam Poetry Competition

Mill Valley, Calif.—It's about to get loud in the library. On Friday, March 7th, expect foot stomping, clapping, hooting and hollering as local teens …

High School

Sweet! Four Teens Face Off in Maple Sugar Festival Cookoff

Two Stamford teens will compete in cooking competition at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's annual Maple Sugar Festival Weekend.<p>It'll be a sweet …

Middle School

What will happen to global warming when we get the next big El Niño?

I'd like to declare a new season.<p>The back end of January is now the traditional time when we find out that the year we just had was one of the hottest on record.<p>I've no idea what we'd call this season, but it's upon us once again and it's becoming repetitive. It's been going on for a decade or more.<p>…

Oil (drilling) and climate action don’t mix

The environmental community and the White House have beef, and it just escalated.<p>On Thursday, a coalition of 18 environmental advocacy organizations …

A warming Atlantic Ocean is changing Antarctica’s climate

Gradual warming of the Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change in Antarctica, scientists say.<p>The findings, which rely on more than three …

Global Warming

California May Have Hit Its Driest Point In 500 Years, And The Effects Are Frightening

California is dry as a bone, and the effects are like something out of an apocalyptic film.<p>Cities are running out of water. Communities are fighting over what little water there is. Local governments are imposing rationing coupled with steep fines. Fires are ravaging the state. Entire species and …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

Climate change could put $6 trillion in fossil fuel reserves at risk

The International Energy Agency last year warned that if humanity is to have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change, a third of the world’s fossil fuel reserves must be put off limits until 2050. That prompted HSBC Global Research to estimate that some oil giants could lose up to half …

Fossil Fuels

Climate Change Could Melt the Winter Olympics

Among the other worries about the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi—terrorism, empty seats, Shaun White’s new haircut—is something even the czar …

Are tornadoes getting stronger?

A new study out of Florida State University offers conflicting data, but one researcher says it’s a safe bet<p>Sometimes scientists can’t help themselves from showing dramatic curves, even though they have so many caveats that no firm conclusions can be made from the data. James Elsner at Florida …

The 5 Biggest Energy Changes in the Past Six Years

In 2008, Washington was grappling with what it thought was a scarce supply of oil and natural gas, energy prices were high, presidential candidates …

Global warming 'pause' due to unusual trade winds in Pacific ocean, study finds

The contentious "pause" in global warming over the past decade is largely due to unusually strong trade winds in the Pacific ocean that have buried surface heat deep underwater, new research has found.<p>A joint Australian and US study analysed why the rise in the Earth's global average surface …

Obama to propose $1B climate fund

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month.<p>Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including …

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

NASA is using satellites to track California's terrible drought

Last year was the driest for most of California since record-keeping began in 1849. That's caused stress for farmers, state officials, and the federal government, which has lined up aid packages and legislation to bolster drought-related relief. Now California's Department of Water Resources and …