FROM Lori Tobias
Giant Dock, Tsunami Debris Wash Ashore in Oregon Officials in Oregon are facing the daunting challenge of what to do with a Japanese ship dock, torn from its moorings by last year's tsunami, now washed up on a popular state beach. How did it float thousands of miles across the Pacific without anyone seeing it? Lori Tobias, who reports for The Oregonian , has been working on a story about debris from Japan's disaster. Now the story has arrived almost on her doorstep, in the form of a floating dock on Agate Beach.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."