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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore Explore Climate Change, Life in a Naval Observatory and More

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:44
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore talk about climate change activism, the "GoreSat" satellite, "spider goats" and paths to abundant clean energy. 1
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The Future of Zoos

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 14:50
Is there any ethical way to keep apes, elephants and other intelligent animals in captivity given growing understanding of their emotional life -- and rights? 0
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A Meteorologist Explores Survival Skills and Climate Change as a ‘Heat Dome’ Sears the Southwest

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 05:15
As meteorologists and climate scientists work to clarify the role of global warming in making summers in the Southwest insufferable, citizens would do well to stay hydrated. 0
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Water Hazard – Florida Tries to Keep People and Alligators Apart

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 13:56
As far back as 1988, Florida's booming human and alligator populations were clashing in ways that took up half of some wildlife officials' workdays. 0
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The Peril that Lurks as People and Reptiles Flourish in Florida

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 13:12
The alligator attack on a toddler at an artificial lake in Disney World will not be the last violent encounter as people and reptiles increasingly overlap in Florida. 0
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As Orlando Grieves, Enduring Questions About Guns and Terror Reverberate

Dot Earth - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 17:43
The gun purchases of the ISIS sympathizer identified as the shooter in Orlando chillingly echo a scenario described by President Obama. 0
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Solar Aircraft, Bound Around World, Soars Over Statue of Liberty

Dot Earth - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 08:30
A pioneering effort to fly a solar-powered aircraft around the world makes a high-profile stop in the city that never sleeps. 0
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A Glaring Climate Shift Joins Trump’s Long Line of Flip-Flops

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 18:43
In 2009, Donald Trump joined an effort calling climate change "an immediate challenge facing the United States and the world today." Where's that Trump now? 0
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Comment on That Shared Science Story – and Maybe Read it, Too!

Dot Earth - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 03:17
In an online environment where Facebook readers comment before reading, is it possible to make veracity cool? 0
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Stanford Audience Unmoved by an Informed Debate Over the Need for a Nuclear Renaissance

Dot Earth - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 13:32
A vibrant debate, including a couple of Nobel Prize winners, tests the merits and drawbacks of nuclear power in a post-carbon world. The audience? Unchanged. 0
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After Harambe’s Death, Rethinking Zoos

Dot Earth - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 14:02
One of the tragedies of the death of Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo is that, captive from birth, he never experienced what it was like to be a gorilla. 0
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The Value and Gaps in a Big San Francisco Clean-Energy Conclave

Dot Earth - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:03
Can an international gathering in San Francisco take big greenhouse-gas emitters from ambitious clean-energy pledges to real-world action? 0
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A Girl from a Nairobi Slum Issues a Resonant Call for Post-Tribal Unity in Kenya

Dot Earth - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 05:02
As tribal and political tensions build ahead of Kenya's 2017 elections, a 10-year-old slum dweller issues a spirited call for unity. 0
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Celebrating African Biological Diversity, and Recalling Those Who’ve Fallen Protecting It

Dot Earth - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 16:08
On World Biodiversity Day, a look at some of the myriad animal species that are increasingly hemmed in as Kenya's population and economy grow. 0
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Facing Unrelenting Pressure from Deadly Nets, Mexico’s Vaquita Porpoise ‘Circles the Drain’

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:17
The waters frequented by Mexico's critically endangered porpoise, the vaquita, are free of deadly nets -- for now. 0
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After Cuba’s Dose of Obama and the Stones, Can Evolution Follow Revolution?

Dot Earth - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:15
A film explores the hopes and anxieties of Cubans at a promising, but still uncertain, crossroads. 0
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New E.P.A. Rules Could Lead to Big Cuts in Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas Operations

Dot Earth - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:43
The E.P.A. begins to plug leaky gaps in America's oil and gas environmental rules. Agriculture next? 0
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Here’s Why There’s a Searing Ethiopian Drought Without an Epic Ethiopian Famine

Dot Earth - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:22
In stark contrast to decades past, Ethiopia is parched by a potent drought but not reeling from mass famine. What changed? 0
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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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