Dot Earth Blogger, New York Times
mnn.com — In the epic and eternal battle between sea turtles and fishermen, can both survive? The answer can be yes, according to the new documentary, "¡Viva la Tortuga!" Produced by students from Pace University, the 16-minute film takes a close look at the coalition Grupo Tortuguero, which has been working to protect endangered sea turtles in Mexico's Magdalena Bay on the Baja Peninsula by developing new, sustainable ways to support the region's economy.
dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — At 1 p.m. Eastern time, I'll be holding a live conversation with Billy Parish, who at 31 is a founder of the interesting new company Mosaic, based in Oakland, Calif., through which small investors can earn interest financing the installation of solar panels.
washingtonpost.com — Intelligence can foil a terrorist attack. Policies and technologies can lower the risk of aviation disaster. But man has no power to quell the wrath of a violent twister. You could say the same for hurricanes, but typical lead times for hurricanes are an order of magnitude longer - days instead of minutes.
huffingtonpost.com — As much as my sons delight in the tree, sometimes I daydream about less bedraggled alternatives. Instead of accidental, what if our view had been planned and purposeful? In its place could be something more pleasing. Imagine the space of a single street tree transformed into a small-scale woodland.
washingtonpost.com — The exact reasons for the decline in amphibians, first noticed decades ago, remain unclear. But scientists believe several factors, including disease, an explosion of invasive species, climate change and pesticide use are contributing. The study said the populations of seven species of threatened frogs, including the boreal toad and the yellow-legged frog, are decreasing at a rate of 11.6 percent a year.
dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — This post is about one of the great, and underappreciated, vanishings under way as the Anthropocene gets into high gear - the loss of a substantial portion of the world's amphibian diversity in the face of a fungus spread by human activities.
tv.msnbc.com — On Monday, when a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., the mile-wide twister traveled for 20 miles with wind speeds up to 200 mph and was on the ground for 40 minutes. Officials say the latest death toll now stands at 24 people and rescue teams are still sifting through the wreckage.
nytimes.com — The Hague - After this newspaper has been read, it may be used to line a birdcage, recycled, burned, stuffed into a landfill or converted into something even more powerful than the press: electricity. "There is a cleaner way of dealing with things that people cast away," said Andy Harris, vice president of Waste to Energy Canada, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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