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Dot Earth Blog: On ‘Global Terror’ and the Fukushima Fuel Move
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 07:29
The Fukushima Daiichi cleanup enters a new phase as TEPCO begins moving fuel rods from a damaged reactor building.
Top U.N. Official Warns of Coal Risks
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 05:45
Most of the world’s coal needs to stay in the ground to limit greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations’ top climate change official told coal executives.
Developing a Fax Machine to Copy Life on Mars
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:30
DNA sequencing and DNA synthesis are becoming faster and cheaper, and J. Craig Venter wants to use the technology to bring Martian life to Earth.
Growing Clamor About Inequities of Climate Crisis
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 13:55
The devastation in the Philippines has revived the debate over how to address the disproportionate effects of climate change on poorer countries, an issue that has gained momentum but faces daunting challenges.
The Future of Storms
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 15:59
Scientists disagree over whether climate change is altering hurricanes. It is impossible, when looking at one storm, to know whether global warming had an impact, but researchers see a trend.
Dot Earth Blog: Room for Agreement on Next Steps for Nuclear Power?
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 06:08
A fresh discussion of the role of nuclear power in advancing energy access without climate regrets.
Japan Backs Off From Emissions Targets, Citing Fukushima Disaster
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 19:42
Tokyo’s decision to no longer adhere to its plan could complicate efforts to forge a global climate change pact.
Conservation Group Keeps Buying Land, Helping State Parks Grow
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:14
The Open Space Institute has bought numerous parcels surrounding park borders and then sold them to the State of New York, at cost or below.
In a Bean, a Boon to Biotech
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:07
A policy proposed by the Food and Drug Administration could make marketing genetically modified soybeans easier.
Judd Hirsch’s Wind-Power Plan Unsettles Catskill Town
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 17:52
Mr. Hirsch, an actor, wants to erect a wind turbine tower on his property in Denning, N.Y., but other residents oppose the tower, saying it would disturb their views and quiet.
Compromise in Arizona Defers a Solar Power Fight
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 17:39
Regulators voted to charge the owners of rooftop solar panels a fee to compensate power companies, who say such customers don’t pay their share of systemwide costs.
For First Time, E.P.A. Proposes Reducing Ethanol Requirement for Gas Mix
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 15:47
The proposal marks the first time the Environmental Protection Agency has taken steps to slow down the drive to replace fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy.
Probe May Help Solve Riddle of Mars’s Missing Air
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:44
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or Maven for short, is to spend at least a year observing the Martian atmosphere.
Dot Earth Blog: Crushing Tons of Ivory, Wildlife Service Sends Signal to Smugglers
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 08:47
American wildlife officials illustrate their effort to crush ivory smuggling by crushing six tons of confiscated tusks and trinkets.
A Push Away From Burning Coal as an Energy Source
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:55
The Tennessee Valley Authority planned to close a total of eight electricity-generating units at three plants in Alabama and Kentucky, significantly cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Bonds Backed by Solar Power Payments Get Nod
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 17:13
SolarCity, a leading installer of solar-power systems in the United States, received a low investment-grade rating for the bonds, which will help finance its rapid expansion.
Train in India Hits Elephants Crossing Track
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:19
The train was crossing through a so-called elephant corridor in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, where collisions are frequent. Five of the animals were killed.
Museum Review: ‘The Power of Poison’ at American Museum of Natural History
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:09
An exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History explores poison from many points of view, from the world of literature and history to the world of science and medicine.
New Interactive Tool Helps Track Earth’s Forests
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:03
Researchers working with Google have created a way to monitor the gains and losses of forest cover using a dozen years of satellite images.
Matter: Wolf to Dog: Scientists Agree on How, but Not Where
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:01
A new study points to Europe, not East Asia, the latest chapter in a debate that shows the challenges of piecing together the history of a species.
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