Dot Earth

  1. The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

    The cigarettes may change, but for some smokers the habit of littering does not.

  2. The Role of Social Media in Wiping Out Passenger Pigeons, and Conserving Species Now

    Social media helped push the passenger pigeon to extinction. Now they may help forestall some species’ vanishing.

  3. Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #1’

    An ocean conservation group dives into the gritty world of congressional politics.

  4. Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California?

    California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality.

  5. 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.

  6. Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion
  7. Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened
  8. A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating
  9. A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation
  10. Observed Planet: A Dawn Torrent of Tree Swallows
  11. From Tree Planting Along a Dirt Road to Car-Free Village Living
  12. New Study Sees Atlantic Warming Behind a Host of Recent Climate Shifts
  13. Heading Down East for a Spell
  14. How Conservation and Groundwater Management Can Gird California for a Drier Era
  15. U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains
  16. Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Hole Count Rises
  17. New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team
  18. The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere
  19. Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not Retreat’ Politics?
  20. Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice