Thanks to a slew of soaring monthly temperatures, 2014 set a new record for the warmest year last year, but with two months to go, 2015 is already all but guaranteed to take that title. This is in large part due to September 2015 being the hottest September in recorded history.
Chile’s Atacama desert is the driest place on Earth, but this year it is filled with color. The desert has the longest dry streak on record after it went 173 consecutive months…
Hurricane Patricia spun its way into history on Friday as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it didn’t come with catastrophic damage or legislation-changing death tolls after it made landfall in Mexico, and there’s been little follow-up news since the peak of the storm. That stands in sharp contrast to what the U.S. saw after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, and there are a few reasons why.
Throw on a scarf and grab your cider; it’s time to embark on a far-reaching fall foliage tour. From Scotland to Russia, Canada to Iceland, and (of course) the United States’ New England region, here are some of the most lush shots of fall 2015 we have come across:
James Ramsey and Dan Barasch were sharing drinks in 2009 when they decided to seriously consider an idea that sounded straight out of a 1950s science fiction movie.
Ramsey, owner of the Raad Studio design firm in Manhattan, had recently been exposed to what lay under the Lower East Side’s bustling Delancey Street: an abandoned trolley terminal. The seed of an idea to grow plants inside the empty terminal using solar technology was already growing. Barasch, vice president of the social innovation network PopTech, was looking into installing underground art in the New York City subway system. Two years later, they released an outline of an underground green space concept to the public in the form of a New York Magazine feature.