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In Hudson Valley Schools, a Program Spreads Learning Through Gardening

mobile.nytimes.com — Few things are more inspiring than seeing a young person create a meaningful place in society from scratch. That's the case with Ava Bynum, who grew up near our home in Philipstown, N.Y., and - setting aside the idea of college - created a program for local schools, Hudson Valley Seed, built around incorporating basic learning with gardening and nutrition.

A Mindful Path to Environmental Progress in a Noisy Media Environment

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — Happy Earth Day, all. Apologies for the limited posting and comment moderation. I'm in Oslo at a meeting of the Anthropocene Working Group, which is in final face-to-face deliberations over evidence that the Holocene, the geological epoch that began at the end of the last ice age, has given way to a new age shaped by humans.

Goldman Prize For Six Bottom-Up Environmental Leaders

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — Here are the six winners of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual $175,000 award given to honor and support the efforts of activists working to restore or protect the environment in communities around the world - sometimes at substantial personal risk.

A Professional Foe of Climate Campaigners Gets His Big-Screen Moment

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — You've probably seen ads for special movie theater experiences offered by Fathom Events, everything from opera to Cirque de Soleil. Next month, the choices include " Kiss Rocks Vegas" and " Canelo Versus Khan" (boxing), " Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse" and, on May 2, " Climate Hustle."

Humanity’s Future, Mapped Through Connections Rather Than Borders

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — In an Op-Ed article this weekend, Parag Khanna, a Singapore-based analyst of geopolitical and economic trends, proposes a shift in the United States from state-focused policies and politics to regional planning: States will continue to have an important political and regulatory function to fill.

Obama Hails Young Inquiring Minds at His Final White House Science Fair

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Back in 2009, when President Obama announced that the White House would be hosting an annual science fair, he explained the decision this way: "If you win the N.C.A.A. championship, you come to the White House.

The Park Service Maps America’s Natural and Human-Made Soundscapes and Silences

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — I was drawn to a fascinating analysis by the National Park Service, " Mapping Sound on a National Scale," by a pair of Twitter posts this morning from Max Roser, an Oxford University economist and director of the school's invaluable " Our World in Data " project: 1 of 2: Noise level from natural sources (excluding humans and human activity).

How a North Pole Chat with Readers Led to an Online Sustainability Quest

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — The editors who run Times Insider, which offers readers a look behind the journalism process, recently asked me to recount a bit of my journey from conventional news reporting to this Dot Earth blog. I launched Dot Earth in October, 2007, as a way to explore complex, prismatic questions that didn't fit well into conventional news coverage.

The New York Times

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — After 940 posts as a news blog, Dot Earth is moving to the Opinion side of The New York Times, where it will re-emerge in about a week. Don't expect momentous changes. I'm not going to suddenly be revealed as an ardent liberal or conservative. I am an advocate, for sure - for reality.

Hill of Flowers Sprouts Above Toxic Landfill

nytimes.com — On the windswept top of a 113-acre hill speckled with white daisies and blue bachelor's-buttons, state, county and local officials today joined with Hudson River environmentalists in celebrating the transformation of a toxics-tainted landfill into a park. Beneath their feet lay enough garbage to fill nearly five World Trade Center towers.
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Apr 29, 2016

Pumped to be playing with Prowlers at White House Correspondents Jam tonight. twitter.com/tryamen/status…

Apr 29, 2016

Pic relates to Jon's fab book review: ‘Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are' nyti.ms/1MWeWLt twitter.com/jmooallem/stat…

Apr 29, 2016

Neat to see Liberated Carbon here! j.mp/libcarb Readers recommend playlist: songs about climate change gu.com/p/4tjjy/stw

Apr 29, 2016

@A_Siegel Did I say anything about giving up? Just illustrates complexity of this challenge.

Apr 29, 2016

RT @rexburkholder: @Revkin Outdoor School "graduates" tell how experience changed lives bit.ly/26yEyob #SaveOutdoorSchool https:outdoorschoolforall.org/t.co/BcWbnp8a3F

Apr 28, 2016

New paper: On-ground human impacts are a prime driver of fire patterns in California: bit.ly/24mUCar @GWtweets @EurekAlertAAAS

Apr 28, 2016

RT @LizetteNYT: Great verbal riff by musicians on one of Prince's legendary guitar riffs @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/04/28/art…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @michikokakutani: Japanese priests collected almost seven centuries of climate data. po.st/We7NjK via @SmithsonianMag https:/pic.twitter.com/r9Z9T8axUTt.co/r9Z9T8axUT

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