# 9023 After getting smacked repeatedly by hurricanes in the middle of the last decade (Katrina, Wilma, Rita, etc. . .), and pummeled by huge tornado outbreaks in 2010 and 2011 (see Weathering Heights: A Year For The Record Books), the United States has – comparatively speaking – enjoyed a welcome lull in major disasters. Disasters still occur, of course. Last months California quake caused billions of dollars in damage and major disruptions in
Just a little update on my reading in August. I’ve been jumping around a bit reading on the history of malaria and wetlands. Lots of interesting bits and pieces! Books John Aberth. An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of Nature, 2013. Gregory of Tours (d. 594): Glory of the Confessors Gregory of Tours (d. 594): […]
by Jennifer Frazer | Until relatively recently, the fungus Malassezia was thought to have one favorite home: us. As the dominant fungus on human skin and sometimes-cause of dandruff, the yeast Malassezia was thought to live a simple if sometimes irritating domestic existence humbly mooching off the oils we exude. No more. Thanks to the efforts...