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On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming

Dot Earth - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:58
As the United Nations convenes sessions on global warming and population growth, a new study foresees rising human numbers through 2100. 0
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Michael Bloomberg, Now a U.N. Climate Envoy, Presses the Case for Urban Action

Dot Earth - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:08
Michael Bloomberg, a mayor turned U.N. climate envoy, explains what cities can do to blunt climate change and its impacts. 0
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Looking Back to 1821, Insurers Foresee a $100-Billion Hurricane

Dot Earth - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:02
If the great 1821 hurricane struck the East Coast today, it would leave a $100-billion trail of losses. 0
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Can the U.S. and China Find Harmony in Pursuing Climate Progress?

Dot Earth - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:22
A close look at the intensifying dance between the United States and China over how to cut greenhouse gas emissions. 0
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Wildlife Agency Seeks Educational Use For Crushed Ivory

Dot Earth - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:41
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking ideas on how to use the crushed remains of illegal ivory it has confiscated and destroyed. The agency wants to use the rubble in a way that increases awareness about the consequences of the illegal trade in ivory. 0
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Should Fin Whales Be a Source of Wonder or Meat?

Dot Earth - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:12
A fresh look at Iceland's fin whale hunts and meat exports to Japan. 0
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Can Humans Get Used to Having a Two-Way Relationship with Earth’s Climate?

Dot Earth - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:29
Can humans get used to having a two-way relationship with Earth's climate? 0
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A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic in the Context of Ecological Health

Dot Earth - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:12
There's a chance the Ebola outbreak could spur increased conservation and surveillance in ecosystems that might harbor dangerous pathogens. 0
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A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline

Dot Earth - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:26
A longtime environmental blogger and Twitter addict logs on after a year of self-imposed exile to the analog world. 0
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A New Study Clarifies Treatment Needs for Water from Fracked Gas and Oil Wells

Dot Earth - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:00
A new analysis of water from fracked wells around the country clarifies treatment needs. 0
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A Whale of a Recovery for California’s Blue Whales

Dot Earth - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:06
Blue whale populations off the West Coast appear to be approaching pre-slaughter abundance. 0
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Dynamic Planet: Under the Volcano in Papua New Guinea

Dot Earth - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:30
Three views of a violent volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea. 0
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In the Parching West, It’s Beginning to Feel like 1159

Dot Earth - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:29
To find a similar period of Western drought to the current recent span, you'd have to go back to 1159. 0
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The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

Dot Earth - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:30
The cigarettes may change, but for some smokers the habit of littering does not. 0
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The Role of Social Media in Wiping Out Passenger Pigeons, and Conserving Species Now

Dot Earth - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:54
Social media helped push the passenger pigeon to extinction. Now they may help forestall some species' vanishing. 0
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Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #1’

Dot Earth - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:56
An ocean conservation group dives into the gritty world of congressional politics. 0
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Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California?

Dot Earth - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:46
California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality. 0
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Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow From Coal-Burning Plants

Dot Earth - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:55
A pitch for considering a lifetime's worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change. 0
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Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion

Dot Earth - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:34
A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds' songs. 0
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Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

Dot Earth - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:13
Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency. 0
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