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Bill Gates Explains How to Make Climate Progress in a World Eating Meat and Guzzling Gas

Dot Earth - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:53
Bill Gates replies to questions from Times readers on meat, gas guzzling, overcoming the vast oil industry and more. 0
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Bill Gates, the ‘Impatient Optimist,’ Lays Out his Clean-Energy Innovation Agenda

Dot Earth - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 07:04
Bill Gates discusses the investment and research efforts he's pursuing to energize societies without overheating the climate. 0
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California’s Gas Gusher is Stanched, But Where are Tougher U.S. Rules on Leaks?

Dot Earth - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:03
As the focus on the Aliso Canyon natural gas gusher fades, can the Obama administration keep its focus on tighter leak rules? 0
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Oxford’s Halley Professor on How the Climate Challenge Could Derail a Brilliant Human Destiny

Dot Earth - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 07:04
The Halley Professor of Physics at Oxford asks whether humanity is capable of applying the patient and creative investment of brain power and money to curtailing climate change that it invested in finding ripples in spacetime. 0
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Justice Scalia’s Irreplaceable Views on CO2 and Climate

Dot Earth - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 16:49
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia leaves a big hole in the Supreme Court's conservative phalanx. 0
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New Study Finds Persistent Peril from Urban Coal Soot in China and Indoor Smoke in India

Dot Earth - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 15:43
In Chinese cities and India's rural households, millions remain at risk from power plant pollution and smoky cooking and heating fires. 0
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This Winter’s Polar Vortex, from Afar and Up Close

Dot Earth - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:15
A close-focus and space view of the deep chill finally settling in over the Northeast, for a short while. 0
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Oregon Standoff Ends in Time to Prepare Malheur Refuge for Avian Occupiers

Dot Earth - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:21
With the last armed occupiers in handcuffs, the abused Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon can be prepared for the spring bird occupation. 0
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What’s Missing at the U.N. Climate Panel’s Meeting on Climate Change Communication

Dot Earth - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:23
Three things are missing at the I.P.C.C.'s two-day meeting on improving climate communication. 0
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As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions

Dot Earth - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:42
Two Floridians in Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, create a House caucus to explore policy options on climate change. 0
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Butterflies for Ted Cruz, Determined Foe of Ethanol Mandates

Dot Earth - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:04
Ted Cruz's victory in Iowa may be a victory for butterflies, as well, if it ends political subservience to Big Corn. 0
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As W.H.O. Declares Zika a Global Health Emergency, a Look at the World’s Failed Mosquito Policies

Dot Earth - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:18
Areas stricken in Zika virus outbreak were once free of the mosquito that carries this and other dangerous diseases. 0
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With Imposed Transparency and Concerned Millennials, a Boom in Corporate Responsibility?

Dot Earth - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 07:32
In an era of rising transparency and concerns about corporate ethics, companies eager to please millennials appear to be shifting business models and messages. 0
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Breaking Things on the Path to Breakthroughs, from Rocket Stages to Balsa Bridges

Dot Earth - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:15
Lesson for aspiring engineers in a fiery failure on the path to routine commercial rocket launches. 0
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Building Visions of Humanity’s Climate Future – in Fiction and on Campus

Dot Earth - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:00
A call for fresh narratives and roadmaps aimed at charting a human journey with the fewest regrets. 0
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U.S. to Block Fungal Peril to Salamanders With Ban on Pet Imports

Dot Earth - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 09:30
After months of urging by conservation biologists and environmental groups, the Obama administration moves to stave off a devastating threat to American salamanders. 0
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Confronting the Oregon Standoff, What Would Teddy Have Done?

Dot Earth - Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:48
What would Teddy Roosevelt, who created the Malheur refuge, have done about an armed occupation? 0
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Fear Factor Rising for Federal Workers as Refuge Occupation Goes Unchallenged

Dot Earth - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 16:07
A defender of federal employees' rights and safety decries the slow government response to the occupation of a national wildlife refuge. 0
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Weighing Oregon Standoff Solutions, from Arrests to Birder Invasion

Dot Earth - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:30
Is the solution to the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon a mass birdathon this spring? 0
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