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  • Dividing and Conquering the Trash

    25 October 2014, 11:30 am by: By DAVID ZAX

    Rubicon Global has found a lucrative niche, It serves as a sort of waste consultant, helping companies to cut their hauling costs, and to recycle what they can.
  • E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations

    24 October 2014, 10:23 pm by: By JAMES KANTER

    The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement meant to pressure other countries at climate talks in 2015.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus

    24 October 2014, 5:21 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Two vital efforts to tamp down unfounded fears of Ebola contagion.
  • Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.

    24 October 2014, 2:27 pm by: By JOHN SCHWARTZ

    Even as politicians at the national level steer clear of the politically charged topic, officials who live where its effects lap at residents’ doorsteps are embracing the issue.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Another Round on Energy Rebound

    24 October 2014, 12:26 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Two analysts of energy trends expand on their view that efficiency’s climate and energy benefits have been overstated.
  • Rick Piltz Dies at 71; Quit Bush White House Over Climate Policy

    23 October 2014, 11:01 pm by: By DOUGLAS MARTIN

    Mr. Piltz, a climate policy analyst, resigned from the administration of George W. Bush in 2005, accusing it of distorting scientific findings for political reasons and then releasing internal White House documents to support his contention.
  • Race Tests Democrats’ Viability in West Virginia

    23 October 2014, 8:32 pm by: By TRIP GABRIEL

    Representative Nick J. Rahall II has defiantly held on to his seat in a district that faults White House policy for the area’s declining coal industry.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Can Genetics and Breeding Do for Cassava What They’ve Done For Corn?

    23 October 2014, 11:29 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Bill Gates explores non-GMO genetic research boosting corn and cassava yields.
  • Dot Earth Blog: ‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Feud

    23 October 2014, 8:52 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice.
  • Home Solar Power Discounts Are Worker Perk in New Program

    22 October 2014, 4:55 pm by: By DIANE CARDWELL

    Conceived 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.

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