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In Laguna Beach, kelp has arrived -- and it's raising a stink

published about 5 hours ago
In Laguna Beach, kelp has arrived -- and it's raising a stink
Warmer air and water temperatures, combined with overseas tropical storms, delivered an ecologically desirable but olfactory disagreeable gift to the shores of Laguna Beach this summer: copious amounts of kelp.

Smog chokes Beijing marathon, but should be gone for APEC

published about 14 hours ago
Smog chokes Beijing marathon, but should be gone for APEC
When cold wind didn’t arrive as expected, participants in the annual Beijing Marathon had to endure the 26-mile race in the thick smog surrounding the city. But world leaders coming to China’s capital for an APEC summit in November won’t need to put all their hope for clean...

Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

published 1 day ago
Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste
A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day.

Dot Earth Blog: A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower

published 1 day ago
Dot Earth Blog: A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower
A gutsy Bush-era whistleblower and defender of climate science passes away.

With Training Program, Central Park Conservancy Spreads Its Wealth

published 1 day ago
With Training Program, Central Park Conservancy Spreads Its Wealth
The group’s Five Borough Crew program targets fields and lawns in parks that need restoration work the most.