Kit Stolz

The Woody Loves It

George Will doesn’t get “This Land is Your Land”

The columnist George Will recently wrote about the new movie Up in the Air. While breezily discoursing on the emotional pain of the worst unemployment …

Climatologist Richard Alley Explains Why CO2 Changes Lag Temperature Changes

In his talk to thousands of scientists this week at the American Geophysical Union, Dr. Richard Alley, perhaps the best communicator of all climatologists today, …

Gore vs. Palin on Climategate

Super-blogger Andrew Sullivan has an intriguing feature on his site called The Odd Lies of Sarah Palin in which he catalogues the way the most …

Say It Ain't So, Rupert

Wall Street Journal minimizes global warming in its news coverage

In the past, before Rupert Murdoch’s $5.6 billion acquisition of the Wall Street Journal, the paper was greatly respected by its peers for its news …

How the Little Ice Age Reveals Our Climate Control

This month Harper’s magazine turns its lead essay over to Stephen Stoll, a historian, who in “The Cold We Caused,” delves into the history of …

A stitch in time saves nine

EPA chief stumbles over need to prepare for global warming

In one of her first interviews with the national press since being named to office, Lisa Jackson, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, …

Did Guilt Drive Thoreau into the Woods?

Henry David Thoreau went to the woods because, he wrote in Walden, he wanted to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.” …

The karma of coal?

Climate change hits Australia with a vengeance

Depressing. Photo: Georgie Sharp via Flickr Despite its economic woes, The Los Angeles Times still employs some of the best environmental reporters in the business, …

The joy of dirt

An earthy non-prescription anti-depressant

Medical researchers in the United Kingdom have found evidence that “friendly” bacteria found in soil may activate the immune system, produce the brain compound serotonin, …