Say good-bye to the Democratic Party’s long-standing support for “all-of-the-above” energy, and hello to “some of the above.”
Crystal Cruises can’t promise its passengers that they will see a polar bear — but in addition to the standard shuffleboard, open buffets and Zumba classes, the company does promise its passengers an opportunity to venture where no luxury cruise liner has gone before.
Over hundreds of years, the notorious Northwest Passage has evolved from an intrepid English explorer’s dream to a feasible route for both shipping and commercial traffic. But as Arctic waters have warmed, controversies have stirred regarding whether these waters are actually safe for increased transit.
At the foot of a giant sequoia in California’s Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease.
The United Nations has issued a plea for nations to fast-track ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement as some countries are backtracking on support for the deal’s sweeping restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.