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How ‘Solution Aversion’ and Global Warming Prescriptions Polarize the Climate Debate

Dot Earth - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:01
A tendency of climate campaigners to bundle science and preferred solutions runs up against "solution aversion," a study finds 0
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Pondering Dot Earth’s Path After Seven Years and 2,500 Posts

Dot Earth - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 04:41
Reviewing the bidding as a blog on smoothing the human journey passes its seventh year and 2,500th post. 0
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The ‘Super El Niño’ Forecast Fadeout

Dot Earth - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:09
Early-year warnings of a "super El Nino" are history. 0
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A Doctor-Parent Exchange Reveals a Dangerous Gap Between Fears and Facts on Ebola and Flu

Dot Earth - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:32
A parent presses a doctor to vaccinate a child against Ebola, while rejecting a flu shot. 0
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One Factor Blunting Impact of Green Spending on Election: Inertia

Dot Earth - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:18
What's missed in debates over the impact of liberal and conservative spending on congressional campaigns. 0
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Panel’s Latest Warming Warning Misses Global Slumber Party on Energy Research

Dot Earth - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:08
The latest global warming report from the U.N. climate panel helpfully clarifies risks but largely misses a key factor in driving an energy transformation -- research. 0
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Can Congress Act to Block Fungal Threat to U.S. Amphibians?

Dot Earth - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:53
Scientists warn that a potent fungus poses a grave threat to American salamanders, with the pet trade the probable path without more controls. 0
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Building Sustainable Energy Access, from the Outside In

Dot Earth - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:14
How much energy access in poor places can come from off and on the grid -- and with or without big greenhouse-gas contributions? 0
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How Unscientific Ebola Steps in U.S. Could Help Spread Virus Elsewhere

Dot Earth - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:22
How hyper-reactive quarantine steps in the United States could worsen the Ebola epidemic in Africa -- and perhaps beyond. 0
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Two Years After Sandy’s Surge, New York City Shifts Toward a Softer Relationship with the Sea

Dot Earth - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:47
Two years after Sandy swamped parts of New York City, a vision emerges for a mix of hard and soft landscape changes reflecting the reality of rising seas. 0
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Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus

Dot Earth - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:21
Two vital efforts to tamp down unfounded fears of Ebola contagion. 0
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Another Round on Energy Rebound

Dot Earth - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:26
Two analysts of energy trends expand on their view that efficiency's climate and energy benefits have been overstated. 0
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Can Genetics and Breeding Do for Cassava What They’ve Done For Corn?

Dot Earth - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Bill Gates explores non-GMO genetic research boosting corn and cassava yields. 0
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‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Feud

Dot Earth - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:46
A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice. 0
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Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting

Dot Earth - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:22
Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting. 0
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A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower

Dot Earth - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:56
A gutsy Bush-era whistleblower and defender of climate science passes away. 0
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Never Mind the Anthropocene – Beware the ‘Manthropocene’

Dot Earth - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:23
A look at the gender factor in assessing the Anthropocene -- the age of "man." 0
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Does the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans, Deserve a Golden Spike?

Dot Earth - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:45
A meeting of geologists and other analysts explores whether Earth has entered a geological age made by humans. 0
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David Roberts Questions Naomi Klein’s Capitalism-Focused Climate Quest

Dot Earth - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:37
Naomi Klein says climate campaigners should attack capitalism because it already is a popular target. 0
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Nature Talks Back, and Sounds a Lot like Edward Norton

Dot Earth - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:22
Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and other actors give voice to soils, seas and other natural assets. 0
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