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Young Analysts Press the Case for Innovation, and Tolerance, in Pursuing a Post-Carbon Energy Menu

Dot Earth - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:14
Two young energy analysts offer a path past the tangled debates over how much to invest in deploying today's renewable-energy technologies and tomorrow's breakthroughs. 0
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Annals of the ‘Methane Age': Gas from Fracked Wells No Longer ‘Unconventional’

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:25
A new report shows how profoundly hydraulic fracturing has changed natural gas production in the United States. 0
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Scientists Build a Hype Detector for Online Climate News and Commentary

Dot Earth - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:34
Through Climate Feedback, climate scientists are trying to build a layer of veracity over online news and commentary -- but readers have to want the truth. 0
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In Hudson Valley Schools, a Program Spreads Learning Through Gardening

Dot Earth - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:19
An enterprising young woman skips college to create a program nurturing a love of gardening and fresh food in Hudson Valley children. 0
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A Mindful Path to Environmental Progress in a Noisy Media Environment

Dot Earth - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:40
A psychiatrist and a journalist talk about communication, the mind and environmental progress. 0
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Goldman Prize For Six Bottom-Up Environmental Leaders

Dot Earth - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:28
A big award honors and supports activists working at the local level on big environmental problems. 0
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A Professional Foe of Climate Campaigners Gets His Big-Screen Moment

Dot Earth - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:30
A mixed review of a film aiming to defuse global warming alarm. 0
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Humanity’s Future – Fragile or Hyperconnected, or Both?

Dot Earth - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:30
How changing flows of money, information and trade are rendering old notions of borders and geopolitics obsolete. 0
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Obama Hails Young Inquiring Minds at His Final White House Science Fair

Dot Earth - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:43
Young scientific minds were hailed at the White House by and administration that has never flagged in its push for better science education as a path to a culture of innovation. 0
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The Park Service Maps America’s Natural and Human-Made Soundscapes and Silences

Dot Earth - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:05
New maps by the National Park Service show levels of human and natural sounds around the United States. 0
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How a North Pole Chat with Readers Led to an Online Sustainability Quest

Dot Earth - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:14
How a reader Q&A during a reporting trip to the North Pole sea ice started a journalist's journey into online inquiry on climate change and other "wicked" problems. 0
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Lingering Lessons from a Cold-War Climate Peril – Nuclear Winter

Dot Earth - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:30
A video report looks back at the nuclear winter theory and ahead at a related type of climate engineering. 0
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A Student of ‘Cultural Environmentalism’ Explores the Many Views of Earth’s Anthropocene ‘Age of Us’

Dot Earth - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 11:45
A writer who explores the meanings of nature takes a tour of the growing array of views of the proposed Anthropocene epoch of Earth history. 0
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Brave Testimony Helps Convict Costa Rican Slayers of a Turtle Conservationist

Dot Earth - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:32
A Spanish veterinarian who was attacked by thugs as they also murdered a turtle conservationist provided vital testimony at a Costa Rican trial. 0
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‘Humanity’s Final Exam’ – Distinguishing Between Momentary and Millennial Risks

Dot Earth - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 07:26
Weighing threats: terrorism now and a transformed planet and flooded cities in centuries to come. 0
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Gallup Finds Concerns Rising Over Global Warming and Nuclear Energy Solution

Dot Earth - Sat, 03/19/2016 - 14:13
While some see a tipping point in a sudden surge in worry about global warming, a long steady background rise in concern may be a better metric. 0
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While They Were Shouting – A Botanist’s Lament About Presidential Politics

Dot Earth - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 09:01
A lifelong student and defender of biological diversity laments the lack of a broader view of issues in today's presidential politics. 0
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To Cut Ocean Trash, Adrian Grenier and Dell Enlist Filmmakers and Virtual Reality

Dot Earth - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:43
A push by Dell and Adrian Grenier to raise awareness of ocean problems while trying to find a use for floating plastic trash. 0
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The Obama-Trudeau Climate Pledge Contains Overdue Steps to Fix Natural Gas Leaks

Dot Earth - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 15:28
President Obama includes an overdue domestic push to cut leaks in America's vast natural gas system in a joint announcement with his Canadian counterpart. 0
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Too Soon Gone – Gary Braasch, Visual Chronicler of Climate Change

Dot Earth - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 05:30
A photographer roaming the globe to chronicle global warming dies exploring an imperiled reef. 0
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