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  • Dot Earth Blog: Wildlife Agency Seeks Educational Use For Crushed Ivory

    16 September 2014, 8:08 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking ideas on how to use the crushed remains of illegal ivory it has confiscated and destroyed. The agency wants to use the rubble in a way that increases awareness about the consequences of the illegal trade in ivory.
  • Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says

    16 September 2014, 12:10 am by: By JUSTIN GILLIS

    A global commission is challenging the widespread belief that efforts to reduce global warming would carry a steep price.
  • Op-Docs: ‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’

    15 September 2014, 7:56 pm by: By FLORA LICHTMAN and SHARON SHATTUCK

    This animated documentary celebrates the scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discovery of microbes would change our view of the biological world.
  • Australia Unveils Its Plan to Protect Great Barrier Reef

    15 September 2014, 9:07 am by: By MICHELLE INNIS

    Hoping to forestall a move by Unesco to put the reef on its list of endangered World Heritage sites, officials said they would set conservation targets.
  • San Felipe Journal: A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets

    14 September 2014, 7:50 pm by: By ELISABETH MALKIN

    Fewer than 100 vaquitas are living today, their population nearly wiped out by poachers sweeping up another rare species and shrimp fishermen casting huge nets.
  • In Southern China, Residents Wary of the Government Protest a Plan to Burn Waste

    14 September 2014, 7:08 am by: By CHRIS BUCKLEY

    Residents of a county in the province of Guangdong say they do not trust official reassurances about the environmental safety of a planned incinerator.
  • The Big Fix: Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

    13 September 2014, 8:55 pm by: By JUSTIN GILLIS

    Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans.
  • Germany’s Grass-Roots Energy Revolution

    13 September 2014, 8:15 pm

    A visit to the Aller-Leine-Tal, one of many energy cooperatives that have contributed to the success so far of Germany’s Energiewende, or energy transition.
  • Germany’s Offshore Wind Push

    13 September 2014, 8:09 pm

    The small German island of Heligoland, a popular tourist destination, is undergoing dramatic change as the wind industry takes over.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Should Fin Whales Be a Source of Wonder or Meat?

    13 September 2014, 2:12 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A fresh look at Iceland’s fin whale hunts and meat exports to Japan.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Can Humans Get Used to Having a Two-Way Relationship with Earth’s Climate?

    13 September 2014, 10:44 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Can humans get used to having a two-way relationship with Earth’s climate?
  • Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans

    11 September 2014, 8:56 pm by: By MICHAEL WINES

    Regulation has helped clean up agricultural and mixed-use waterways, but the ubiquity of some chemicals in household products has increased the threat to aquatic life in urban streams.
  • The Texas Tribune: Aquifer Is No Quick Fix for Central Texas Thirst

    11 September 2014, 6:37 pm by: By NEENA SATIJA

    Experts disagree how much water the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer holds and how long it would be able to sustain Central Texas’s growing population.
  • A Lost-and-Found Nomad Helps Solve the Mystery of a Swimming Dinosaur

    11 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: By KENNETH CHANG

    A model of the largest known predatory dinosaur, and the only dinosaur known to spend much of its life in water, will be displayed in Washington.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline

    10 September 2014, 10:23 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A longtime environmental blogger and Twitter addict logs on after a year of self-imposed exile to the analog world.
  • Peru Investigates the Killing of an Environmental Advocate

    10 September 2014, 7:41 pm by: By ANDREA ZARATE and WILLIAM NEUMAN

    The advocate, Edwin Chota, and three other men were killed in a remote part of the Amazon jungle on their way to meet with leaders of another village in the region.
  • National Briefing | Washington: Federal Report Describes Trouble for Some Birds

    9 September 2014, 11:32 pm by: By ELENA SCHNEIDER

    After the National Audubon Society released a report saying 650 bird species will be threatened by climate change, a report released by other agencies concluded that nearly one-third of American birds are in trouble.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic in the Context of Ecological Health

    9 September 2014, 4:12 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    There’s a chance the Ebola outbreak could spur increased conservation and surveillance in ecosystems that might harbor dangerous pathogens.
  • Hopes for a Strong El Niño Fade in California

    9 September 2014, 2:19 pm by: By HENRY FOUNTAIN

    In its latest monthly forecast, the federal Climate Prediction Center said that while El Niño was still expected, it would not bring the heavy rains California needs to end its drought.
  • Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

    8 September 2014, 10:02 pm by: By FELICITY BARRINGER

    The National Audubon Society foresees danger for more than half of the 650 species of birds in North America.
  • Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists

    8 September 2014, 8:33 pm by: By JESS BIDGOOD

    A Massachusetts district attorney said he shared two defendants’ concern about the hazards of climate change.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A New Study Clarifies Treatment Needs for Water from Fracked Gas and Oil Wells

    8 September 2014, 9:01 am by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    A new analysis of water from fracked wells around the country clarifies treatment needs.
  • Yale Fund Takes Aim at Climate Change

    7 September 2014, 10:00 pm by: By GERALDINE FABRIKANT

    Yale’s chief investment officer asked its money managers to talk with company managers about “the financial risks of climate change” and the implications of government policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Dot Earth Blog: A Whale of a Recovery for California’s Blue Whales

    5 September 2014, 3:05 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    Blue whale populations off the West Coast appear to be approaching pre-slaughter abundance.
  • Dot Earth Blog: In the Parching West, It’s Beginning to Feel like 1159

    4 September 2014, 7:25 pm by: By ANDREW C. REVKIN

    To find a similar period of Western drought to the current recent span, you’d have to go back to 1159.

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