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  • 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.
  • Florida Lawmakers Proposing a Salve for Ailing Springs

    14 April 2014, 10:13 pm by: By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

    An effort to clean up waterways plagued by agricultural runoff and other pollutants is meeting some legislative opposition.
  • Dual Turning Point for Biofuels

    14 April 2014, 6:45 pm by: By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

    Abengoa Bioenergy and other companies are constructing plants for ethanol made from corn stalks and wheat straw, but the market is saturated already.
  • Dot Earth Blog: White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies

    14 April 2014, 2:12 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    The White House is sent a fresh pitch for a push to restore monarch butterfly habitat and food on public and private lands.
  • Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds

    14 April 2014, 2:12 pm by: By JIM ROBBINS

    Conservationists and bird watchers are tracking migratory shorebirds and restoring habitat by paying rice farms in the birds’ path to keep their fields flooded with irrigation water.
  • Retro Report: Promises of Preparedness Followed Devastating Earthquakes. And Yet.

    13 April 2014, 5:42 pm by: By CLYDE HABERMAN

    Questions remain over whether vulnerable areas of California and the Pacific Northwest are adequately prepared for the Big One.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort

    13 April 2014, 3:53 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Wrangling over wording of the summary of the latest U.N. climate report foreshadows worse to come in treaty talks.
  • Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says

    13 April 2014, 2:26 pm by: By JUSTIN GILLIS

    The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that only an intensive push in the next 15 years can stave off potential disaster, United Nations-appointed experts said.
  • Dot Earth Blog: My TEDx Talk: We Are Perfect, With a Hefty Asterisk

    13 April 2014, 1:15 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    I propose a shift in goals from numbers to traits that can help us shape a “good” Anthropocene.
  • National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Geologists Link Earthquakes to Gas Drilling

    11 April 2014, 10:33 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    State geologists have tied quakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading Ohio to issue new permit conditions on Friday in certain areas.
  • China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas

    11 April 2014, 9:32 pm by: By KEITH BRADSHER

    While China is eager to wean itself from energy imports and coal, its extraction of shale gas is likely to be more expensive and dangerous than elsewhere.
  • World Briefing: Japan: New Energy Strategy Approved

    11 April 2014, 9:21 pm by: By MARTIN FACKLER

    Japan’s cabinet approved a new national energy strategy on Friday that designates nuclear power as an important energy source and calls for restarting idled nuclear plants that meet new safety standards.
  • World Briefing: China: Chemical Found in City’s Water

    11 April 2014, 9:19 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Chinese authorities have turned off the water supply to a district in the northwestern city of Lanzhou after excessive levels of a toxic chemical were found in tap water.
  • The Texas Tribune: Digging Up Old Drilling Logs to Strike Not Oil, but Water

    10 April 2014, 7:16 pm by: By JIM MALEWITZ

    As drought grips most of Texas, researchers are combing the records to map brackish groundwater in the state’s 30 aquifers — hidden resources that could help quench the state’s long-term thirst.
  • Dot Earth Blog: It’s Time for Africa’s Green Revolution, Focused on Corn

    10 April 2014, 11:31 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A look at the steps required to spark a green revolution in Africa.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Even New York Drivers Wowed by a White, Winged Commuter

    10 April 2014, 8:02 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    An odd moment in which a white pigeon races commuters on a New York highway seems a little less odd after some Googling.

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