Growing forests is supposed to slow global warming because trees soak up carbon dioxide in photosynthesis. But a new study by Dartmouth College says that sometimes the better play to save the planet is cutting down trees. That would be in high latitudes where there’s a lot of snow. Treeless meadows covered with snow reflect a lot of the sun’s light and heat, reducing global warming.
President Barack Obama has shown a determination to redistribute wealth by increasing government spending, despite unsustainable deficits. We shouldn’t be surprised if Janet Yellen, the president’s nominee to be Federal Reserve chairman, shares his objective.
Former catcher Brad Ausmus was hired by the Detroit Tigers to replace Jim Leyland as manager of a team that’s won three straight division titles and reached the American League Championship Series the past three years.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill drew criticism for appointing an Education Department official to head up its response to sexual assault, the subject of three federal reviews this year.
Private equity firm founder Bradford Freeman made it onto the field for one play as a Stanford University scholarship football player and jokes that he is “the highest-paid student-athlete, per minute, in history.”