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Achenblog: August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008

Black Gold, Texas Tea

Here's my story on the "gold rush" on traditional resources -- oil, gas and coal -- in Pennsylvania. Check out Jahi's great photos. I'll post some of my own snapshots here on the blog later today. Also, here's the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 15, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (255)
 
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Next Stop: The Dead Zone

Dead zones are all the rage! Here's my latest dead zone story. That's all I do now: I've got the dead zone beat. Refrain from obvious "deadbeat" jokes!!! By J.A. In the latest sign of trouble in the planet's...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 14, 2008; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Good Porching

I could do some serious porching at this house in Friendship. The sun came out finally right before we left, and I made sure to take a snapshot of this place on a point of land jutting into a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 14, 2008; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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World War Five

When in doubt, go with the most hysterical headline. (Rule one of blogging is that the End Of The World will be good for page views.) [For those who lost track: WW3 = Cold War; WW4 = War-on-Tara-according-to-neocon-pundits; which...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 13, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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Rooting For the Chinese

Like any red-corpuscled American I root for the red, white and blue, and scream "USA! USA! USA!" at the TV while pounding tall Buds on my journey to the far marchlands of inebriation. But last night I found myself...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 13, 2008; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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The Tasmanian Megafauna

I know: It's all anyone can talk about. The Tasmanian megafauna! But it's a clue in a big riddle. What happened to all the big animals that used to stomp around the planet during the Pleistocene? Recently I wrote,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 12, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
 
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Friendship, Maine

Spent a few days in Friendship. Got a hankering for lobsters and went down to the dock [a different one than pictured here -- more industrial]. About halfway down the dock you come to some buildings where there's a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 11, 2008; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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No Medal For Bush

Yikes. New software for the blog. I think I can do this -- but if I hit the wrong button and these words accidentally appear on someone else's blog, or, worse, inadvertently form a coherent and persuasive argument, I'll...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 11, 2008; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
 
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