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Evergreen Cemetery is awash in history, and drowning in blight

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Evergreen Cemetery is awash in history, and drowning in blight
Laura Mayan attached a crinkle hose to a nearby faucet and dragged it over to the dirt-covered plot at Evergreen Cemetery where her grandmother was buried three years ago. As her mother watched and her daughter frolicked the grounds in a pink Sunday dress, Mayan sprayed water on the sparse...

Dot Earth Blog: Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving

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Dot Earth Blog: 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.

EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

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EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles
The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in reaching the goal.

Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

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Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.

Dot Earth Blog: A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans

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Dot Earth Blog: 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.