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  • World Briefing: Central America Hit by Severe Drought

    29 August 2014, 11:19 pm by: By REUTERS

    A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America, and as many as 2.8 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Program said Friday.
  • Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest

    29 August 2014, 7:42 pm by: By FERNANDA SANTOS

    Children, drivers and other residents have learned how to prepare for huge dust storms, sometimes called haboobs, that can turn day into night in seconds.
  • Forensic Hydrology at the Gowanus Canal

    29 August 2014, 1:36 pm by: By KEITH WILLIAMS

    Eymund Diegel, an environmental planner who wants the cleanup of the canal done right, uses unorthodox forensic methods to account for the natural watershed, the underground springs and streams feeding the canal.
  • Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts, Locals Evacuate

    29 August 2014, 2:22 am by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants

    28 August 2014, 9:52 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A pitch for considering a lifetime’s worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion

    28 August 2014, 8:58 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds’ songs.
  • National Briefing | Washington: 20 Types of Coral Listed as Threatened

    27 August 2014, 9:29 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
  • In the Garden: Mother Nature’s Daughters

    27 August 2014, 5:34 pm by: By MICHAEL TORTORELLO

    Why are women doing most of the work on so many urban farms?
  • Dot Earth Blog: Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

    27 August 2014, 5:13 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating

    26 August 2014, 10:39 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Climate science homes in on the oceans’ role in driving wiggles in global warming.
  • Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

    26 August 2014, 9:35 pm by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    To sidestep Senate approval, President Obama’s negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Drinker’s Manifesto

    26 August 2014, 6:58 pm by: By MARK BITTMAN

    We fear alcohol’s bad effects too much, and those of food too little.
  • U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks

    26 August 2014, 12:19 pm by: By JUSTIN GILLIS

    The report says that warming has already led to food and climate crises, and that the failure to reduce emissions will lead to worse catastrophes.
  • Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands

    25 August 2014, 4:06 pm by: By NATE SCHWEBER

    A growing number of younger Native Americans are helping to restore native animals to the Northern Great Plains, providing new homes for the animals and a connection to the past.
  • Efforts to Revive Rich California Mine Hit Strong Resistance

    25 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: By CAROL POGASH

    Where forty-niners once roamed, a plan to dig up 240,000 ounces of gold is vehemently opposed by local residents who fear damage to the environment and their way of life.
  • Karachi Journal: Fishermen Cross an Imperceptible Line Into Enemy Waters

    24 August 2014, 8:39 pm by: By SABA IMTIAZ

    Several thousand fishermen, both Pakistani and Indian, have been arrested at sea in recent years, accused of crossing a border they cannot see and whose exact location is in dispute.
  • Methane Is Discovered Seeping From Seafloor Off East Coast, Scientists Say

    24 August 2014, 2:31 pm by: By HENRY FOUNTAIN

    Scientists said the discovery, off the United States coast where the continental shelf meets the deeper Atlantic Ocean, was unexpected, but had been going on for at least 1,000 years.
  • Strong Earthquake Shakes Bay Area in California

    24 August 2014, 10:42 am by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that damaged some buildings, knocked out power to thousands and injured some residents was the largest to shake the Bay Area since the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, officials said.
  • Opinion: The Climate Swerve

    23 August 2014, 2:30 pm by: By ROBERT JAY LIFTON

    Will a social movement rise up against global warming?
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation

    22 August 2014, 3:23 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Observed Planet: A Dawn Torrent of Tree Swallows

    22 August 2014, 11:58 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Weather radar captures a stunning view of a spectacular daily bird commute.
  • National Briefing | West: Drought Said to Claim Trillions of Gallons

    21 August 2014, 9:34 pm by: By IAN LOVETT

    About 63 trillion gallons of groundwater have been lost across the West since the start of last year because of a severe drought, a study found.
  • 39 Dead, Dozens Missing After Japan Landslides

    21 August 2014, 7:56 am by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.
  • Green Column: Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

    20 August 2014, 5:43 am by: By KATE GALBRAITH

    Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.
  • World Briefing: Mexico: Mining Company Lied on Spill, Official Says

    19 August 2014, 10:03 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of 10 million gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.

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