雪山:Can mountains be endangered?

The first of many “Climate Stories” will be here tomorrow. The Chinese language uses a distinct phrase to distinguish mountains with glaciers from those without. 雪山(XueShan), literally “snow mountain,” refers to mountains that have snow year-round, while mountains that rarely or never have snow are simply called “山”. Climate change threatens the very names, the majesty, … Continue reading 雪山:Can mountains be endangered?

Keystone XL Passes the Senate, 62-36

Read more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/29/senate-passes-keystone.html Quick facts: A project has passed the senate that will lead to the creation of 36 permanent jobs (according to state department analysis) and untold ecological and economic climate change-related damage. It has already been passed in the house, but President Obama has vowed to veto the bill. Senators voting yes on KXL … Continue reading Keystone XL Passes the Senate, 62-36