This is the Dec. 17, 2020, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. It’s been nearly five years since the chilly February morning when I shuffled into the back […]

On 17th October the highly acclaimed film Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet, opens in the UK. It was filmed on location in Lyme Regis, and is a fictionalised story of the town’s most famous resident, Victorian palaentologist Mary Anning, and her relationship with Charlotte Murchison, played by Saorise Ronan. Rubbish on […]

HAYS – Anybody who wants to can now view the fossil collections at Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays without leaving home. That means more than 23,000 rock and fossil specimens, most of them housed in storage cabinets behind the scenes on the museum’s first floor, are now accessible […]