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Indian Point’s Tritium Problem and the N.R.C.’s Regulatory Problem

Dot Earth - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:16
A spike in levels of tritium in groundwater near the Indian Point nuclear power plant raises questions about regulatory oversight. 0
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Recording the Polar Bear’s View of its Changing Arctic Environment

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 09:18
The polar bear's view of its Arctic domain is captured by a novel camera. 0
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Roundup: Can New E.P.A. CO2 Rules Have a Climate Impact?

Dot Earth - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 17:18
If implemented, will the proposed E.P.A. regulations on power plant carbon pollution matter to the global climate? 0
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Forget the World Cup – Brazil Posts Double Win with Simultaneous Soy Boom and Deforestation Drop

Dot Earth - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:02
A new analysis sees many factors driving the extraordinary sustained drop in Amazon forest loss in Brazil even as soy production has boomed. 0
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Behind the Mask – A Reality Check on China’s Plans for a Carbon Cap

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 09:42
Despite some initial reports, China has not announced a planned cap on greenhouse gas emissions. 0
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Rhetoric and Realities Around Obama’s ‘Carbon Pollution’ Power Plant Rules

Dot Earth - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 08:15
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to stress the word pollution in explaining its rules for cutting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide. 0
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Tracking Obama’s Climate Rules for Power Plants

Dot Earth - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:30
Keeping track of President Obama's power plant carbon dioxide rules. 0
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Disoriented Baby Beaver Meets Midstream Kayaker…

Dot Earth - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:09
A disoriented baby beaver swims to a kayak, with a good outcome the result. 0
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White House Stresses Widespread Energy Progress Ahead of New Climate Rule

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 09:37
The White House hawks its energy policies ahead of a move to restrict carbon dioxide from power plants. 0
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Americans’ Varied Views of ‘Global Warming’ and ‘Climate Change’

Dot Earth - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:39
Global warming appears to have more salience than "climate change" in the views of many Americans. 0
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‘In Eighteen Hundred Sixty Four the Burying Began’ – Arlington Cemetery at 150

Dot Earth - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 07:30
One hundred fifty years after the first burial at Arlington, the national cemetery is running short of room. 0
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On World Fish Migration Day, Recalling When America’s Rivers Ran Silver

Dot Earth - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:07
A biologist explores the great fish migrations that once enriched eastern rivers and charts ways to restore at least a shadow of that past bounty. 0
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Research on Malaria-Resistant Children in Tanzania Leads to Promising New Vaccine Target

Dot Earth - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:45
A new malaria vaccine strategy emerges from studies of blood in resistant Tanzanian toddlers. 0
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Gavin Schmidt on Why Climate Models are Wrong, and Valuable

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:27
Two takes on climate science by Gavin Schmidt, who explains while computer models, while highly imperfect, are valuable. 0
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Pope Francis: ‘We Are Custodians of Creation’

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 06:45
Pope Francis lays out a religious and scientific argument for caring for the planet. 0
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Exploring the Social and Environmental Challenges as Brazil Prepares for Two Sports Spectacles

Dot Earth - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:26
A short film explores Brazil's struggle over the impacts of back-to-back mega-sports events: this year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. 0
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Arrests Made in Assault on Park Redwood Trees

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:30
Two men are arrested and charged in connection with wood poaching from giant redwood trees in a California park. 0
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Hefty Global Goals from a Vatican Meeting: Stabilizing the Climate, Energy for All and an Inclusive Economy

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:32
A Vatican meeting of scientists, economists and theologians produces a joint statement charting a technical and moral path to a sustainable and just human future. 0
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Three Long Views of Life With Rising Seas

Dot Earth - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 05:20
A novelist, an astrobiologist and an ecologist explore the impact of centuries of rising seas. 0
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Consider Clashing Scientific and Societal Meanings of ‘Collapse’ When Reading Antarctic Ice News

Dot Earth - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:21
Two new studies chart an irreversible loss of West Antarctic ice, but over many centuries. 0
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