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Lynda Mapes

Lynda V Mapes is the much-honored lead environmental reporter for The Seattle Times and author of Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak.

A Carbon Primer: Our Friend and Nemesis

The trouble we face now isn’t that carbon dioxide is an alien force, or even in and of itself problematic. There is just too much of it. And more all the time. And way too fast.

Latest Post Alley Posts

Russia Abruptly Locks Down: Borders Closing, Air Travel Suspended, Public Told to Stay Home

Putin’s posture during the pandemic had for weeks mimicked that of Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who persisted in brushing off the threat to their countries from a virus that was spreading rapidly elsewhere.

The Story Behind The Story Of Trump’s Failed Attempt To Buy A German Vaccine

When the president reportedly offered $1 billion for a possible Covid-19 vaccine from a German biotech, all hell broke lose. History helps explain why.

Italian Diary: A Slowdown In New Cases

The effects of Covid-19 creeps closer even as the rate of new cases is declining.

Testing… Testing… (and our anxiety grows)

It is not a sin to be anxious. It comes with the territory. But when we’re too anxious, when our anxiety takes over, we are more likely to do bad things.

Put your TrumpBux to work

Just between us: do you really need your $1,200 share of the federal largess?