Writer Joel Achenbach's column is gaining a cult following. It takes a sometimes humorous, sometimes eye-squinting, but always intelligent look at today's headlines, personal interests, and the little life-annoyances we all live with.
Take a look at Joel's recent piece for the Washington Post on "America's River," the Potomac, and its remarkable history.
More science news from Joel's other home, the Washington Post.
Harvard Forest is an important center for research and education in forest biology. Visit this site to discover what scientists are finding out about how and why forests change.
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) is the nation's forest census. Find out how much forest there is, what it looks like, whether we are gaining or losing species, how quickly trees are growing, dying, and being harvested, and how the forest ecosystem is changing over time.
Climate Change Atlas
Check out this site for climate change scenarios and distribution maps for 80 forest tree species of the Eastern United States.