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Remembering a ‘Keystone’ Ecologist, Robert Paine

Dot Earth - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:20
A biologist who turned sustained tide pool studies into an enduring ecological concept is remembered. 0
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Ahead of the Election, Americans’ Climate Concerns Slosh

Dot Earth - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:01
A new analysis of voters' attitudes on global warming show partisans are alarmed and energized but most Americans are focused elsewhere. 0
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A Conservationist’s Call for Humans to Curb Harms to Our Animal Kin

Dot Earth - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 05:34
A conservationist explores climate change and implications of the blurring line between humans and other animals. 0
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Is There a Path to Peace Between Civilians and Police?

Dot Earth - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:30
Can American communities repair the broken interface between citizens and keepers of the peace? 0
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A Biological Surprise Attack Slows Gypsy Moth Invasion

Dot Earth - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:30
This year's big outbreak of invasive gypsy moth caterpillars has been slightly blunted by an Asian fungus with a mysterious origin story. 0
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On a Heating Planet, ‘Gasland’ Filmmaker Josh Fox Lets Go and Loves

Dot Earth - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:52
A film on fighting climate change from the director of "Gasland" points the finger within instead of at familiar, insufficient, targets. 0
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From Brexit to Climate, Little Engagement From Young People

Dot Earth - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:04
Britain's "Brexit" vote was likely tipped by disengagement among young voters for whom the consequences matter most. Climate disengagement exists, as well. 0
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore Explore Climate Change, Life in a Naval Observatory and More

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:44
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore talk about climate change activism, the "GoreSat" satellite, "spider goats" and paths to abundant clean energy. 1
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The Future of Zoos

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 14:50
Is there any ethical way to keep apes, elephants and other intelligent animals in captivity given growing understanding of their emotional life -- and rights? 0
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A Meteorologist Explores Survival Skills and Climate Change as a ‘Heat Dome’ Sears the Southwest

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 05:15
As meteorologists and climate scientists work to clarify the role of global warming in making summers in the Southwest insufferable, citizens would do well to stay hydrated. 0
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Water Hazard – Florida Tries to Keep People and Alligators Apart

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 13:56
As far back as 1988, Florida's booming human and alligator populations were clashing in ways that took up half of some wildlife officials' workdays. 0
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The Peril that Lurks as People and Reptiles Flourish in Florida

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 13:12
The alligator attack on a toddler at an artificial lake in Disney World will not be the last violent encounter as people and reptiles increasingly overlap in Florida. 0
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As Orlando Grieves, Enduring Questions About Guns and Terror Reverberate

Dot Earth - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 17:43
The gun purchases of the ISIS sympathizer identified as the shooter in Orlando chillingly echo a scenario described by President Obama. 0
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Solar Aircraft, Bound Around World, Soars Over Statue of Liberty

Dot Earth - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 08:30
A pioneering effort to fly a solar-powered aircraft around the world makes a high-profile stop in the city that never sleeps. 0
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A Glaring Climate Shift Joins Trump’s Long Line of Flip-Flops

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 18:43
In 2009, Donald Trump joined an effort calling climate change "an immediate challenge facing the United States and the world today." Where's that Trump now? 0
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Comment on That Shared Science Story – and Maybe Read it, Too!

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 03:17
In an online environment where Facebook readers comment before reading, is it possible to make veracity cool? 0
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