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  • Observatory: Shipping Lanes Threaten Pacific Blue Whales

    28 July 2014, 6:38 pm by: By SINDYA N. BHANOO

    Two major feeding grounds for the huge mammals are bisected by the routes of ships near seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Dot Earth Blog: U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains

    28 July 2014, 12:54 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Continuing rise in U.S. exports of coal work against domestic reductions in CO2 emissions.
  • Groups Press New York State to Ban Poisons That Kill Wildlife

    27 July 2014, 10:30 pm by: By JAMES BARRON

    Wildlife and conservation groups are citing new evidence gathered from post-mortem examinations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86

    27 July 2014, 8:22 pm by: By PAUL VITELLO

    Dr. Marler showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born.
  • Dot Earth Blog: The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere

    27 July 2014, 10:26 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    The oil boom in the West is creating traffic jams of oil trains in New York’s Hudson Valley.
  • Op-Ed Columnist: What Is News?

    26 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

    Madagascar, one of the world’s greatest ecosystems, is on the edge.
  • In Scarred Chinese Tibetan City, Devotion to Sanctity of Life

    25 July 2014, 8:48 pm by: By ANDREW JACOBS

    In Yushu, Buddhists demonstrate a reverence for all living beings — even a tiny river shrimp that some believe could be the reincarnated souls of loved ones who died in an earthquake in 2010.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Second Hole is Reported

    25 July 2014, 6:41 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A report of a second odd hole in the Siberian permafrost draws fresh attention to the warming Russian tundra.
  • Dot Earth Blog: New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team

    25 July 2014, 5:37 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Cheer on your baseball team through a “fan-bot” set in the stands as you watch and tweet on your phone.
  • Nuclear Plants Should Focus on Risks Posed by External Events, Study Says

    24 July 2014, 10:02 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    The nuclear power industry is not as prepared for those external events, according to a National Academy of Sciences study ordered by Congress after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011.
  • China’s Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years

    24 July 2014, 7:49 pm by: By CHRIS BUCKLEY

    Under pressure to reduce smog and carbon emissions, China is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, but it would be an adjustable ceiling and would allow coal consumption to grow for years.
  • Deadly Tornado Hits Campground in Virginia Two Times

    24 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

    A severe storm left two people dead, injured 36 others and sent massive trees flying at a Chesapeake Bay campground filled with vacationing families.
  • Matter: Study Gives Hope of Adaptation to Climate Change

    24 July 2014, 12:35 pm by: By CARL ZIMMER

    Research on flies in drier conditions indicates that some have the genes to survive longer over generations.
  • States Against E.P.A. Rule on Carbon Pollution Would Gain, Study Finds

    24 July 2014, 12:01 am by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    A new study found that Texas and Oklahoma would be among the biggest economic winners under a regulation proposed by President Obama to fight climate change.
  • China’s Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says

    23 July 2014, 8:34 pm by: By EDWARD WONG

    Two operational coal-to-gas plants in China and 48 proposed ones would together emit an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, Greenpeace said.
  • Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

    23 July 2014, 8:23 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    Supporters say the wind farm experiment is essential if states want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and meet new federal rules on carbon emissions.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not…

    23 July 2014, 2:55 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    An important report offers advice on ways to cut coastal risk in a changing climate. Will politicians listen?
  • Dot Earth Blog: Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice

    23 July 2014, 1:46 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as much as recent estimates concluded.
  • Green Column: Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling

    23 July 2014, 5:48 am by: By KATE GALBRAITH

    Growth in hydraulic fracturing, the technique of extracting oil or gas from hard rock, has shortened the learning curve for the geothermal industry.
  • Hearings on Water Permits for Indian Point

    22 July 2014, 10:35 pm by: By MATTHEW L. WALD

    Department of Environmental Conservation opened hearings on renewing water quality permits for the Indian Point nuclear reactors.
  • An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly

    22 July 2014, 9:52 pm by: By LISA W. FODERARO

    Enthusiasts gathered in the Meadowlands around black-lighted sheets on Monday as part of National Moth Week.
  • U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

    22 July 2014, 9:50 pm by: By DAVE PHILIPPS

    The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said.
  • Washington Mudslide Report Cites Rain, but Doesn’t Give Cause or Assign Blame

    22 July 2014, 7:42 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    Scientists said that record-setting rains in the weeks before the landslide that killed 43 people in March in Oso, Wash., had clearly played a role, and, possibly, logging.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Fresh Look at Iron, Plankton, Carbon, Salmon and Ocean Engineering

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

    A fresh look at controversial efforts to nourish salmon and store carbon.
  • World Briefing: South Africa: Rhinos May Be Split Up

    21 July 2014, 10:40 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A wildlife reserve is weighing a plan to move some rhinos out, aiming to protect them from poachers by spreading the risk to other game reserves.

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