environment

I want a president…

High Line Art installed Zoe Leonard‘s poem “I want a president” on the High Line last October (pre-election).

poem highlineInstallation on the High Line.  Image from thehighline.org

i wantOriginal for clarity.  Image from iwantapresident.wordpress.com

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Female Hurricanes

Storms in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic were given female gender type names until 1979.  Now there are annual lists alternating gender used each year.

In an article originally titled “Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds,” later changed to “Female-named hurricanes probably do NOT kill more people than male hurricanes,” a Washington Post journalist cited a 2014 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that has since been critiqued and rebutted.

katrina-08-28-2005image from National Centers for Environmental Information