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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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The Role of Education and Health Care in Fostering Sustainable Motherhood

Dot Earth - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 07:00
Fostering the health and education of young women is vital if your goal is a sustainable human journey. 0
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Can a Pope Help Sustain Humanity and Ecology?

Dot Earth - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 16:42
The two science academies under Pope Francis hold a rare joint meeting to chart paths to sustainable development. 0
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Vatican Dialogue: ‘Man is a Technical Giant and an Ethical Child’

Dot Earth - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:51
At the Pope's science academy, an unfolding discussion of the role of science and ethics in shaping the human journey. 0
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Values and Data Meet at a Vatican Workshop on Sustaining Humanity on a Flourishing Planet

Dot Earth - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 14:19
The Vatican hosts a meeting considering the mix of science, technology and values-laden choices that will determine the quality of life -- human and otherwise -- on Earth in coming decades. 0
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Dome it! Schools Can Affordably Survive Tornadoes

Dot Earth - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 06:00
A domed alternative to conventional school building designs could save lives, money and energy in America's tornado zones. 0
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A Fully Wrought Life – Stones Pianist, Tree Farmer, Green Blog Pioneer

Dot Earth - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:30
A rock keyboard luminary talks about his environmental website and love of growing and using trees. 0
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Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More

Dot Earth - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:12
The director of "Noah" and other films about obsession explores his views of global warming, fanaticism and the uncomfortable intersection of religion and science. 0
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A Deeper Look at a Study Finding High Leak Rates From Gas Drilling

Dot Earth - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:52
A closer look at a hot study on high gas leak rates in Pennsylvania's fracking zone raises coal questions. 0
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Beneath the Surface of China’s Great Urban Rush

Dot Earth - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:21
Can China's urbanization push sidestep the Western pattern of pollution and sprawl, and can it consider the rights of displaced citizens? 0
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No Time to Waste: Students Pursue Environmental Progress Instead of Exam Grades

Dot Earth - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:13
College students get out of the classroom and pursue environmental initiatives with partners in surrounding communities. 0
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A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

Dot Earth - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
A longtime analyst of risk misperception says leaders can't wait for the public to "get" global warming. 0
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A Green Group Sees Hope in ‘The End of China’s Coal Boom’

Dot Earth - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:11
Greenpeace sees growing signs that China is heading toward peak coal, putting climate targets within sight. 0
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White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies

Dot Earth - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:50
The White House is sent a fresh pitch for a push to restore monarch butterfly habitat and food on public and private lands. 0
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Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort

Dot Earth - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:39
Wrangling over wording of the summary of the latest U.N. climate report foreshadows worse to come in treaty talks. 0
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My TEDx Talk: We Are Perfect, With a Hefty Asterisk

Dot Earth - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 20:48
I propose a shift in goals from numbers to traits that can help us shape a "good" Anthropocene. 0
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