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Dot Earth Blog: Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants

published about 6 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants
A pitch for considering a lifetime’s worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change.

California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert

published about 8 hours ago
California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert
Over the last week, the only spot in California to see improved drought conditions was -- of all places -- Mojave Desert, officials reported.

Dot Earth Blog: Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion

published about 12 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion
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

published 1 day ago
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

published 1 day ago
In the Garden: Mother Nature’s Daughters
Why are women doing most of the work on so many urban farms?