As Tropical Storm Emily heads toward Haiti, Colorado State University researchers are maintaining their 2011 forecast for an active hurricane season.
Bill Gray is Professor Emeritus in CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science, and co-authored the annual seasonal forecast along with Philip Klotzbach. Overall, he expects the Atlantic to produce 16 named storms and 9 hurricanes.
“We’re looking forward to having this season to be about 175 percent of the average season between 1950 and 2000,” he said.
In an effort to help prevent Colorado’s three remaining sawmills from shutting down, the US Forest Service is offering to renegotiate timber sale contracts that were inked prior to the recession and the downturn in the housing market.
Alan Cheuse reviews a collection of short fiction from authors in South Asia, The Lotus Singers. The stories are from writers in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — among other countries.
Now that the debt ceiling debate is over, the Obama administration is promising a renewed effort to create jobs. But what's the best way to stimulate hiring? Melissa Block talks with economists Russell Roberts and Jared Bernstein about their views. Roberts is a professor at George Mason University and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Bernstein is a senior fellow at The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and a former member of President Obama's economic team.