Dot Earth

New York Times blog

  • Added Oct 10, 2008
  • Activity Rank #3 : Popularity Rank #9
  • 2 posts in 24 hours : 16 posts in 4 weeks
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Dec 17
With Unresolved Health Risks and Few Signs of an Economic Boon, Cuomo to Ban Gas Fracking : A look at the mix of economic, political and environmental factors that prompted Gov. Cuomo to bar fracking....
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Dec 17
How a Porcupine and YouTube Helped Save the Bronx Zoo’s Budget : How a century-old conservation group chose YouTube and a porcupine to fight budget cuts in the depth of the recession....
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Dec 16
Methane and Holes on Mars and Earth : Some musings on very different methane-emitting holes on Mars and Earth....
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Dec 15
In Climate Talks, Soft is the New Hard – and That’s a Good Thing : Why the soft approach in the Lima climate talks is the only approach....
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Dec 14
At Climate Talks in Lima, Not ‘Same as it Ever Was’? : An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground....
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Dec 11
Oregon Moves Toward Girding Schools Against an Inevitable Great Quake : Some money appears poised to flow to buttress schools in Oregon against an inevitable great earthquake....
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Dec 10
New Studies Close in on Methane Leaks and Bolster Calls for Strong E.P.A. Rules : A new study finds specific, addressable sources of much of the methane leakage associated with gas drilling....
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Dec 8
Warming Trend and Variations on a Greenhouse-Heated Planet : A fresh review of research and graphics showing the difference between the global warming trend and short-term variations in conditions....
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Dec 5
The Soft Path to a Climate Agreement, From Lima to Paris : As long ago as 1991, there were calls to pursue "soft," not binding, steps toward a global climate treaty. Talks are progressing now because this shift has occurred....
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Dec 4
On Smaller Farms, Including Organic Farms, Technology and Tradition Meet : The best way to sustain productive soils and harvests on America's smaller farms is through technological innovation....
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Dec 1
$1,000 Reward for Best Scientific Answer: What is Zzzz…z.z.zzz.z.. Sleep? : Alan Alda and a science-loving army of 11-year-olds want creative, accurate descriptions of sleep....
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Dec 1
A Fresh Look at Power Lines, Cancer and the Dread-to-Risk Ratio : A video report looks back and fears and facts in the persistent debate over power lines and cancer....
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Nov 27
Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving : Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet....
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Nov 26
A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans : A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth....
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Nov 21
It’s Time for Obama to Tighten Rules on Gas Leaks : An array of environmental groups have endorsed ways the Obama administration can cost-effectively cut leaks of methane from gas and oil facilities....
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Nov 20
Making the Most of Puberty on the Scale of a Planet : Access to education and jobs can make the world's huge youth population an asset....
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