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  • In U.S. Cleanup Efforts, Accident at Nuclear Site Points to Cost of Lapses

    29 October 2014, 8:32 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    As the United States aims to correct years of mishandling radioactive materials, the price of reopening a New Mexico waste repository could top $551 million.
  • National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Plan Reached to Clear Explosives

    29 October 2014, 8:09 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Fifteen million pounds of abandoned M6 propellant at Camp Minden will be burned in trays holding shallow layers of the powder, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Building Sustainable Energy Access, from the Outside In

    29 October 2014, 6:14 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    How much energy access in poor places can come from off and on the grid — and with or without big greenhouse-gas contributions?
  • Biogas, a Low-Tech Fuel With a Big Payoff

    29 October 2014, 1:15 pm by: By BETH GARDINER

    Whether at household operations or at industrial facilities, a centuries-old technology is increasingly being used to extract energy from crop waste, kitchen scraps and sewage.
  • Generating Power From Tidal Lagoons

    28 October 2014, 11:13 am by: By BETH GARDINER

    Supporters of a proposed facility in Wales say that sea-based arrays could provide as much as 10 percent of Britain’s power within a decade.
  • Dot Earth Blog: How Unscientific Ebola Steps in U.S. Could Help Spread Virus Elsewhere

    28 October 2014, 9:22 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    How hyper-reactive quarantine steps in the United States could worsen the Ebola epidemic in Africa — and perhaps beyond.
  • Trying to Raise Profile of Climate Change for Washington Voters

    27 October 2014, 8:02 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    The effort, by Thomas F. Steyer, has turned the battle over the State Senate into one of the most expensive legislative elections in state history.
  • A Conversation With: Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change

    27 October 2014, 6:21 pm by: By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

    A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.
  • Reversing Course on Beavers

    27 October 2014, 5:52 pm by: By JIM ROBBINS

    Their dams were once obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, but beavers are getting new respect these days as a defense against the withering impacts of a warmer and drier climate.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Two Years After Sandy’s Surge, New York City Shifts Toward a Softer Relationship…

    26 October 2014, 9:49 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Two years after Sandy swamped parts of New York City, a vision emerges for a mix of hard and soft landscape changes reflecting the reality of rising seas.
  • Dividing and Conquering the Trash

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

    Rubicon Global, a waste consultant, finds a lucrative niche in helping its business clients cut their hauling costs, and to recycle whatever 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.

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