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Achenblog: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Contrails

Contrails on a recent morning in northeastern Ohio. [Photo by Isabella Achenbach.] I'm reading "When Oil Peaked" by my college geology professor, Ken Deffeyes, and he briefly discusses contrails: "Layers in the atmosphere, usually above twenty-sx thousand feet, can...

By Joel Achenbach  | November 19, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (365)
 
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What BP should have done

This morning a committee of the National Academy of Engineering released its interim report on the BP oil spill (here's the pdf of the report). It's written in committee-speak and is a little chewy at key moments, such as...

By Joel Achenbach  | November 17, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
 
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Redskins worse than Staten Island Stapletons!

Becoming a Redskins fan is something that has happened very gradually to me, along with the onset of recurring middle-age physical pains like plantar fascitis. I'm still primarily a Gators fan, because that's my roots, that's my heritage. And...

By Joel Achenbach  | November 16, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
 
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