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  • Dot Earth Blog: Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More

    24 April 2014, 8:34 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    The director of “Noah” and other films about obsession explores his views of global warming, fanaticism and the uncomfortable intersection of religion and science.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Deeper Look at a Study Finding High Leak Rates From Gas Drilling

    23 April 2014, 10:17 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A closer look at a hot study on high gas leak rates in Pennsylvania’s fracking zone raises coal questions.
  • Study Finds Less Green in the Congo Rain Forest

    23 April 2014, 2:54 pm by: By HENRY FOUNTAIN

    Scientists say that a long drought that has affected trees in Central Africa could help them understand how global warming may harm vegetation.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Beneath the Surface of China’s Great Urban Rush

    23 April 2014, 7:52 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Can China’s urbanization push sidestep the Western pattern of pollution and sprawl, and can it consider the rights of displaced citizens?
  • Op-Docs: ‘Animals Are Persons Too’

    23 April 2014, 5:06 am by: By CHRIS HEGEDUS and D. A. PENNEBAKER

    A short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.
  • On the Environment: Forty-Four Years of Earth Day

    22 April 2014, 1:03 pm by: By ALAN FLIPPEN and DAMON DARLIN

    By a number of measures, the United States is cleaner than it was on the first Earth Day in 1970.
  • Dot Earth Blog: No Time to Waste: Students Pursue Environmental Progress Instead of Exam Grades

    22 April 2014, 12:13 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    College students get out of the classroom and pursue environmental initiatives with partners in surrounding communities.
  • Business Briefing: Alaska Lawmakers Back Natural Gas Plans

    21 April 2014, 10:06 pm by: By REUTERS

    Alaska’s legislature on Monday approved Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan to join four energy companies in moving ahead on plans to build infrastructure to transport and market 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope gas to be shipped by an 800-mile pipeline to a…
  • California’s Thirsting Farmland

    20 April 2014, 9:48 pm by: By STEPHANIE STROM

    California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: An Evolutionary Family Drama

    20 April 2014, 7:42 pm by: By RICHARD CONNIFF

    I went out rowing each morning, unaware that a grand evolutionary experiment was taking place beneath my hull.
  • National Briefing | West: California: A Little More Water Will Flow

    18 April 2014, 11:06 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Water cutbacks for drought-stricken farmers and cities will be eased somewhat, due to recent rain and snow, officials announced Friday.
  • U.S. Delays Final Call on Keystone XL Pipeline

    18 April 2014, 8:24 pm by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said.
  • Swim to Sea? These Salmon Are Catching a Lift

    18 April 2014, 8:23 pm by: By FELICITY BARRINGER

    California’s drought has left rivers too shallow for salmon, so the government is trucking and barging them to the sea in the hope they will return.
  • Sherpa’s Family on Avalanche

    18 April 2014, 2:57 pm

    Even as rescue teams attempted to reach victims of the Mount Everest avalanche, Dawa Yanju, the sister-in-law of a survivor, Dawa Tashi, described what happened.
  • Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program, With Changes to Address Court Concerns

    18 April 2014, 11:27 am by: By MARTIN FACKLER

    A Japanese official said that a new plan for research whaling would address objections by an international court and allow Japan to restart its annual hunts in 2015.
  • World Briefing | Africa: Congo: Park Director Survives Shooting

    17 April 2014, 10:32 pm by: By ISMA’IL KUSHKUSH

    Emmanuel de Merode, an internationally recognized Belgian conservationist who has been working to protect rare mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked Tuesday by unknown assailants.
  • Study Chides U.S. Over Loan Default by Solar Business

    17 April 2014, 9:06 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    The critical report was issued as the Obama administration prepared to offer as much as $8 billion in additional loan guarantees.
  • One-Fifth of China’s Farmland Is Polluted, State Study Finds

    17 April 2014, 3:51 pm by: By EDWARD WONG

    Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.
  • It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine

    17 April 2014, 5:00 am by: By DANIEL SMITH

    After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily…

    16 April 2014, 11:19 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A longtime analyst of risk misperception says leaders can’t wait for the public to “get” global warming.
  • ‘Active Cleanup’ of Oil Spill Is Ended on Louisiana Coast

    16 April 2014, 9:11 am by: By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

    Coast Guard officials stressed that a more narrow cleanup response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill would continue.
  • Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret

    15 April 2014, 10:12 pm by: By JAD MOUAWAD

    As alarmed communities complain about dangerous cargo running on the tracks through their towns, new rules for handling such cargo are set to take effect.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Green Group Sees Hope in ‘The End of China’s Coal Boom’

    15 April 2014, 4:11 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Greenpeace sees growing signs that China is heading toward peak coal, putting climate targets within sight.
  • Desalination Plant Said to Be Planned for Thirsty Beijing

    15 April 2014, 8:34 am by: By EDWARD WONG

    The project could supply much of the capital’s drinking water by 2019, the state media reported, suggesting a major push to alleviate water shortages.
  • Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

    15 April 2014, 4:17 am by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    Efforts to tackle climate change have repeatedly collided with politics in Washington, where Republicans question the science of global warming, and ties to the fossil fuel industry have made them resistant to change.

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