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Op-Ed Contributors: T-Shirt Weather in the Arctic

published about 14 hours ago
Op-Ed Contributors: T-Shirt Weather in the Arctic
As the planet warms, we need new approaches to identify which species and ecosystems are most at risk.

Is the end in sight for the Porter Ranch-area gas leak?

published 1 day ago
A state official said Thursday that under the most favorable circumstances, the damaged well that has spewed environmentally damaging natural gas from a storage facility near Porter Ranch could be capped as early as the end of next week. But the timeline, he cautioned, was fraught with variables....

On Nature: A Hint of Danger in the Forest

published 2 days ago
On Nature: A Hint of Danger in the Forest
An encounter with a wild boar momentarily realigns our relationship to nature in a time of mass extinction.

California cut water use 18.3% in December, still barely meeting Gov. Brown's mandate

published Tue, Feb 02 2016 12:59 GMT
As state water regulators consider extending drought restrictions though the fall, officials reported Tuesday that urban Californians had reduced their water use by 18.3% during December. The savings, which are compared with December 2013 water usage levels, were the smallest in seven months of...

Dot Earth Blog: Butterflies for Ted Cruz, Determined Foe of Ethanol Mandates

published Tue, Feb 02 2016 12:14 GMT
Dot Earth Blog: Butterflies for Ted Cruz, Determined Foe of Ethanol Mandates
Ted Cruz’s victory in Iowa may be a victory for butterflies, as well, if it ends political subservience to Big Corn.