Dot Earth

  1. 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.

  2. Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion

    A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds’ songs.

  3. Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

    Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency.

  4. A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating

    Climate science homes in on the oceans’ role in driving wiggles in global warming.

  5. A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation

    On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan.

  6. Observed Planet: A Dawn Torrent of Tree Swallows
  7. From Tree Planting Along a Dirt Road to Car-Free Village Living
  8. New Study Sees Atlantic Warming Behind a Host of Recent Climate Shifts
  9. Heading Down East for a Spell
  10. How Conservation and Groundwater Management Can Gird California for a Drier Era
  11. U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains
  12. Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Hole Count Rises
  13. New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team
  14. The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere
  15. Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not Retreat’ Politics?
  16. Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice
  17. Scientists Begin to Demystify Hole Found in Siberian Permafrost
  18. A Fresh Look at Iron, Plankton, Carbon, Salmon and Ocean Engineering
  19. The Warming State of the Climate in 2013
  20. Miami’s Coastal Climate Calamity – in Super Slo-Mo