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In Scarred Chinese Tibetan City, Devotion to Sanctity of Life

published about 10 hours ago
In Scarred Chinese Tibetan City, Devotion to Sanctity of Life
In Yushu, Buddhists demonstrate a reverence for all living beings — even a tiny river shrimp that some believe could be the reincarnated souls of loved ones who died in an earthquake in 2010.

Dot Earth Blog: Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Second Hole is Reported

published about 12 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Second Hole is Reported
A report of a second odd hole in the Siberian permafrost draws fresh attention to the warming Russian tundra.

Dot Earth Blog: New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team

published about 13 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team
Cheer on your baseball team through a “fan-bot” set in the stands as you watch and tweet on your phone.

San Francisco breaks heat record amid California drought, heat wave

published about 14 hours ago
San Francisco breaks heat record amid California drought, heat wave
It's the saying San Francisco residents love to hate: "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco."

Dot Earth Blog: The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere

published about 18 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere
The oil boom in the West is creating traffic jams of oil trains in New York’s Hudson Valley.