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How a Porcupine and YouTube Helped Save the Bronx Zoo’s Budget

Dot Earth - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:05
How a century-old conservation group chose YouTube and a porcupine to fight budget cuts in the depth of the recession. 0
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Methane and Holes on Mars and Earth

Dot Earth - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:28
Some musings on very different methane-emitting holes on Mars and Earth. 0
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In Climate Talks, Soft is the New Hard – and That’s a Good Thing

Dot Earth - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:35
Why the soft approach in the Lima climate talks is the only approach. 0
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At Climate Talks in Lima, Not ‘Same as it Ever Was’?

Dot Earth - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 14:47
An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground. 0
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Oregon Moves Toward Girding Schools Against an Inevitable Great Quake

Dot Earth - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:23
Some money appears poised to flow to buttress schools in Oregon against an inevitable great earthquake. 0
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New Studies Close in on Methane Leaks and Bolster Calls for Strong E.P.A. Rules

Dot Earth - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:41
A new study finds specific, addressable sources of much of the methane leakage associated with gas drilling. 0
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Warming Trend and Variations on a Greenhouse-Heated Planet

Dot Earth - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:39
A fresh review of research and graphics showing the difference between the global warming trend and short-term variations in conditions. 0
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The Soft Path to a Climate Agreement, From Lima to Paris

Dot Earth - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:45
As long ago as 1991, there were calls to pursue "soft," not binding, steps toward a global climate treaty. Talks are progressing now because this shift has occurred. 0
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On Smaller Farms, Including Organic Farms, Technology and Tradition Meet

Dot Earth - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:23
The best way to sustain productive soils and harvests on America's smaller farms is through technological innovation. 0
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$1,000 Reward for Best Scientific Answer: What is Zzzz…z.z.zzz.z.. Sleep?

Dot Earth - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:02
Alan Alda and a science-loving army of 11-year-olds want creative, accurate descriptions of sleep. 0
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A Fresh Look at Power Lines, Cancer and the Dread-to-Risk Ratio

Dot Earth - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:08
A video report looks back and fears and facts in the persistent debate over power lines and cancer. 0
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Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving

Dot Earth - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:25
Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet. 0
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An Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans

Dot Earth - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:48
A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth. 0
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It’s Time for Obama to Tighten Rules on Gas Leaks

Dot Earth - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:30
An array of environmental groups have endorsed ways the Obama administration can cost-effectively cut leaks of methane from gas and oil facilities. 0
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Making the Most of Puberty on the Scale of a Planet

Dot Earth - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:30
Access to education and jobs can make the world's huge youth population an asset. 0
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NASA CO2 Animation Recalls 1859 Account of the Global Flow of this Gas

Dot Earth - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:42
A new NASA visualization and an 1859 account by America's first oceanographer make the same point about carbon dioxide. 0
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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Says Fast-Growing Nations Have Role in Curbing Warming

Dot Earth - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:53
The prime minister of gas-rich Malaysia sees a climate-friendly path ahead. 0
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Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die

Dot Earth - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:30
The resource rush on Peru's Amazon frontier is exacting a rising toll on indigenous communities, a rights group warns. 0
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An #AskDrH Question on Energy Science for Obama’s Science Team

Dot Earth - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:52
I ask President Obama's science adviser how the president plans to work with Republicans to renew American energy research. 0
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