Originally published 09/14/2017
A geologist’s experience and the lessons she learned.
Originally published 09/13/2017
Harvey and Irma take us back to an old problem.
Originally published 09/12/2017
Andrew W. Kahrl
Building on vulnerable coastlines isn't about ignorance or hubris — it's about profit.
Originally published 02/14/2015
A new study of sediment deposits from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, shows that 23 severe hurricanes hit New England between 250 and 1150 CE.
Originally published 09/24/2013
The site serves up data on global hurricanes as they made landfall going back to 1842.
Originally published 10/23/2005
How did Katrina compare with other natural disasters?
Originally published 09/08/2005
It was the flood of all floods – and it changed America forever.
Originally published 06/06/2014
Liberty and Power
The federal revenue situation of the late 19th century United States presents a somewhat case study in constitutional political economy, owing to a fairly restrictive constitutional restraint on the means of raising revenue for the federal government. The U.S. Constitution provided Congress with the “Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises” as its primary means of taxation, yet it also provided that “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”
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- Yale history department now emphasizing global history in undergraduate courses