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  • Solar Energy Discounts Become Employee Perk in New Program

    22 October 2014, 7:30 am by: By DIANE CARDWELL

    Originally conceived by campaigners at the World Wildlife Fund, the initiative uses bulk purchasing power to allow for discounts on home systems.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting

    21 October 2014, 3:04 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting.
  • For E.U. Climate Meeting, Deep Divisions and High Stakes

    21 October 2014, 11:53 am by: By JAMES KANTER

    Curbing emissions has long been a popular cause in the European Union. But leaders have to agree on how to generate and distribute energy.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower

    19 October 2014, 9:56 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A gutsy Bush-era whistleblower and defender of climate science passes away.
  • With Training Program, Central Park Conservancy Spreads Its Wealth

    19 October 2014, 9:16 pm by: By LISA W. FODERARO

    The group’s Five Borough Crew program targets fields and lawns in parks that need restoration work the most.
  • In Tennessee, Time Comes for a Nuclear Plant Four Decades in the Making

    19 October 2014, 8:18 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    Electricity demand has not met projections, but the cost of upgrading coal-burning plants makes this an opportune moment for the reactor to arrive.
  • Power Plants Seek to Extend Life of Nuclear Reactors for Decades

    19 October 2014, 4:48 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    Nuclear proponents say that extending plants’ lifetimes is more economical — and a better way to hold down carbon dioxide emissions — than building new plants.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Never Mind the Anthropocene – Beware the ‘Manthropocene’

    19 October 2014, 12:20 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A look at the gender factor in assessing the Anthropocene — the age of “man.”
  • Dot Earth Blog: Does the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans, Deserve a Golden Spike?

    17 October 2014, 1:06 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A meeting of geologists and other analysts explores whether Earth has entered a geological age made by humans.
  • Texas Plant to Capture, and Then Reuse, Carbon

    16 October 2014, 8:49 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    Skyonic Corporation of Austin plans to open a $125 million factory near San Antonio next week that will make industrial chemicals.
  • BUSINESS BRIEFING: E.P.A. Accepts New Version of Weed Killer for Farming Use

    15 October 2014, 6:52 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
  • Dot Earth Blog: David Roberts Questions Naomi Klein’s Capitalism-Focused Climate Quest

    15 October 2014, 9:37 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Naomi Klein says climate campaigners should attack capitalism because it already is a popular target.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Nature Talks Back, and Sounds a Lot like Edward Norton

    14 October 2014, 8:37 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and other actors give voice to soils, seas and other natural assets.
  • The Ortolan: A Tiny Bird as a French Cause Célèbre

    13 October 2014, 3:47 pm by: By LIZ ALDERMAN

    Celebrity chefs are waging a campaign to bring the ortolan, banished from menus in France since 1999, back to the table.
  • Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

    13 October 2014, 2:42 pm by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.
  • With a Forbidden Swim, Shining a Light on a City’s Verdant Waterways

    13 October 2014, 12:12 am by: By MELENA RYZIK

    Justin Fornal, a.k.a. Baron Ambrosia, attempts to swim the Cooper River along Camden, N.J., in his quest to highlight urban and environmental renewal for the crime-ridden city.
  • Advertising: Cascadian Farm ‘Bee Friendlier’ Effort Enlists Public to Help Protect Insects

    12 October 2014, 8:12 pm by: By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN

    Cascadian Farm, an organic brand owned by General Mills, is encouraging consumers to plant wildflowers to provide a healthful environment for bees.
  • Trying to Lure Hunters as Bears Get Too Close

    12 October 2014, 8:01 pm by: By LISA W. FODERARO

    Although estimated bears, and bear kills, in northern New Jersey have dropped since hunting was reintroduced, bears have been wandering into human territory more frequently this year.
  • Republicans to Investigate Environmental Group’s Influence on Carbon Rule

    10 October 2014, 9:53 pm by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    The inquiry, to be led by Representative Darrell Issa of California and Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, will look at whether the Environmental Protection Agency allowed an advocacy group too much sway in developing a regulation to curb carbon emissions.
  • ‘Putin’s Tiger,’ in a Territory Grab All His Own, Swims to China

    10 October 2014, 5:23 pm by: By ANDREW JACOBS

    A Siberian tiger released into the wild in Russia in the spring crossed a river this week into China, where wildlife officials are tracking his whereabouts.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Defenders of Children’s Rights

    10 October 2014, 2:39 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Two campaigners for children’s rights are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Can Peru Control the Murderous Resource Rush on its Forest Frontiers?

    10 October 2014, 12:06 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A fresh push builds for Peru to bring law and order to its violent Amazon forest frontier.
  • Dot Earth Blog: The Long Bright Path to the Nobel Prize for LED Lighting

    9 October 2014, 12:33 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A Nobel Prize for the breakthrough behind the LED light bulb honors a long lineage of inquiry.
  • As Trains Move Oil Bonanza, Delays Mount for Other Goods and Passengers

    8 October 2014, 10:20 pm by: By RON NIXON

    Rail lines now move more than a million barrels of oil a day, causing major delays for Amtrak trains and holding up the transport of vital consumer and industrial goods.
  • SolarCity Joins Rivals in Lending Solar Panels to Clients

    8 October 2014, 7:16 am by: By DIANE CARDWELL

    Customers in eight states will be able to buy solar systems with monthly payments based on how much electricity the systems produce.

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