In a speech this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised New York's official response to Hurricane Sandy, called for more action to control climate change, and laid out the next steps in the city's rebuilding process.
"Even as our recovery operations remain our top priority, we now have enough per ... More >>
The Exxon Mobil station on 2nd Street and Avenue C became an impromptu movie theater last night, as a coalition of climate-change activists projected a short film about Hurricane Sandy recovery onto the wall above it.
Josh Fox, one of the filmmakers behind the anti-fracking film Gasland, shot the 2 ... More >>
As you know, weather happened in New York City this week, leaving dozens dead, millions without power, and pundits arguing about whether "Global Warming" is an actual thing.Mayor Mike Bloomberg appears to be on the side of Al Gore and the Inconvenient Truth-ers -- yesterday, the mayor endorsed Presi ... More >>
The Global Warming crowd is claiming that climate change is part of the reason that a hurricane is about absolutely crush New York City."Substantial evidence indicates that global warming may be responsible for the recent increasing intensity of Atlantic hurricanes, including increasing their size a ... More >>
Lucy Lawless -- of Xena, Warrior Princess and Spartacus -- has taken over an Artic-bound, oil-drilling ship along with several other Greenpeace activists today.
Lawless and the Greenpeace members boarded the Shell-contracted ship this morning, in hopes that their protest would keep it from leaving ... More >>
Pay the hurricanes and earthquakes no mind, what we really need to worry about are the giant crabs set to take over Antarctica. They have arrived, with their "crushing claws and ecosystem-altering habits," in a deep basin in the Antarctic continental shelf, and oceanographers are worried not ... More >>
With the ascension of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and other GOP candidates who don't cotton to this evolution or climate change stuff, people have begun to ask if Republicans and conservatives are actually becoming hostile to science. It doesn't help that one of those people is Repu ... More >>
An Icelandic volcano called Grimsvotn (so much easier to say than that other Icelandic volcano) about 120 miles east of Reykjavik has been erupting since Saturday, with ash now approaching Scotland and Ireland, where Barack Obama and co. are visiting. This means they'll leave Ireland tonight, ... More >>
An international team of scientists is aiming to go further into the Earth than ever before. COSMOS Magazine has the story of this colossal undertaking, which will cost over a billion dollars and optimistically take almost a decade. By reaching the mantle, the layer between the crust and iron ... More >>
Couric: Partly cloudyOn Monday night, Katie Couric swung from CBS's coverage of the oil spill to the Tennessee floods by saying she was moving "from a man-made disaster to a natural one." That's one big and unproven assumption. How does Couric know that the worst Tennessee flooding in history has no ... More >>
Dan Winters for the New YorkerJohn Mackey eats his vegetables, denies global warming You might remember the brouhaha when Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey came out against government-backed health care reform this summer. You may also recall the incident about two years ago when it ... More >>
The ongoing pissing match over Sarah Palin's inked-up gimme cap has a new combatant, now that John McCain has taken a stand. If you managed to miss this earth-shaking controversy, the Senator's former running mate was photographed in Hawaii wearing a McCain campaign sun visor with the logo bl ... More >>
Dale Hemmerdinger, the ex-MTA chairman and current landlord, is evicting Shamsher Wadud, who for many years owned the Indian restaurant Nirvana on the roof of the building next door. Wadud is broke and a Parkinson's sufferer, and claims his apartment is overrun by rodents.
The Shak ... More >>