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While Much of the U.S. Shivers, Alaskan Fourth Graders Bemoan a Warm, Snowless December on YouTube

Dot Earth - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:58
While most of the lower 48 states shiver, fourth graders in an Eskimo town in Alaska videotape their warm-weather woes. 0
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What Science Can, and Can’t Do, to Cut Losses from the Next Tsunami

Dot Earth - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 16:01
Ten years after 230,000 died in the world's first hemisphere-scale geo-catastrophe, a tsunami expert looks ahead. 0
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With Warming, ‘The Future’ Isn’t What it Used to Be

Dot Earth - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 21:33
An ice sculpture that melted during a global warming demonstration last fall is now preserved in time-lapse video. 0
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With a Holiday Break, Seeking Issues and Opportunities to Explore in 2015

Dot Earth - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:37
A brief break from blogging and a call for ideas to explore in 2015. 0
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A Postcard from the Western Amazon, on Peril and Hope

Dot Earth - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 05:30
A longtime resident of Brazil's westernmost Amazon state reflects on forests, martyrs and the future. 0
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From Maine to Denmark, Islanders (Including Students) Seek Sustainable Energy Solutions

Dot Earth - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:09
Students from an environment-minded college on a Maine island learn how an island in Denmark turned from fossil fuels to renewable energy 0
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A Chat on New York’s Shale Gas Ban with Anti-Fracking Superhero Mark Ruffalo

Dot Earth - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:54
A chat with anti-fracking campaigner and movie star Mark Ruffalo on on Gov. Cuomo's shale gas ban. 0
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With Unresolved Health Risks and Few Signs of an Economic Boon, Cuomo to Ban Gas Fracking

Dot Earth - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:11
A look at the mix of economic, political and environmental factors that prompted Gov. Cuomo to bar fracking. 0
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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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