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Burning Issues Build as ‘Sand Fire’ Spreads on L.A.’s Parched Wild Fringe

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — You may already have seen the apocalyptic vistas created across much of the Los Angeles area by smoke from the "Sand Fire", which explosively spread over the weekend in the dry, hot windswept combustible chaparral around some densely developed communities in the Santa Clarita Valley.

As Its Leaders Deny Warming Risks, the G.O.P. Platform Urges Private Sector to Capture CO2?

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — As Cleveland tries to find a path to normalcy after hosting the Republican National Convention, as the city's urban famers prepare to benefit from a convention-boosted bonanza of composted coffee grounds* (there's an up side to everything), it's worth taking a closer look at a few details in how the party handled global warming in its platform and rhetoric.

Musing on Meat as Two Bulls Enjoy a Brief Pre-Slaughter Moment

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — A news blip from West Baltimore caught my attention this morning. Two bulls briefly escaped an urban slaughterhouse and had a quiet moment grazing a neatly mowed lawn near an apartment complex before police cordoned them off and they were recaptured.

As a Heat Wave Builds, Obama Wisely Presses for Community Cohesion

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — Along with commander in chief, President Obama could justify adding "chief resilience officer" as a new title, given how he smartly used Twitter on Wednesday to amplify government warnings about a dangerous heat wave spreading from the heartland to the East Coast in the next few days.

A Podcast on Climate Science, Communication, Pokémon, the Presidency…

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — What happens when a podcast producer connects a climate-focused paleoecologist, a climate-freaked blogging meteorologist and a longtime climate journalist? You get " Our Warm Regards," a weekly conversation on climate science, science communication and the challenging intersection of data and decisions (and, too often, indecision ).

On Children and Digital Depictions of Nature

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — Carol Kaesuk Yoon, who writes frequently for Science Times and in 2002 collaborated with me on a story about the growing human influence on that thing called "nature," had a thought-provoking essay in the paper this week titled " Nature Follows a Path of Pixels Into Children's Hearts."

Remembering a ‘Keystone’ Ecologist, Robert Paine

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — A few scientists are great theorists. A few do remarkable fieldwork. A few are inspiring teachers. Very, very few are all of these things. To learn about one who exceeded that triple standard, please read the following appreciation of Robert T.

Ahead of the Election, Americans’ Climate Concerns Slosh

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — Fresh analysis from a research group tracking voter views on global warming shows the country's range of attitudes sloshing more than surging. There was some drama on this issue as liberals and centrists sparred over the Democratic climate and energy platform in recent days.

A Conservationist’s Call for Humans to Curb Harms to Our Animal Kin

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — A Conversation with Carl Safina By Heidi Hutner In "Beyond Words," Safina poses the same question to each creature he observes: "Who are you?" In search of an answer, he studies animals in their natural and social habitats and he engages with researchers who have spent decades studying wildlife.

Is There a Path to Peace Between Civilians and Police?

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com — Pursuit of sustainable progress on a crowding planet requires a functioning interface between keepers of the peace and citizens. That interface has broken down periodically overseas - from Brazil* to China to Kenya. And it has broken down in many parts of the United States.
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Jul 25, 2016

@climate_guy Love those icons. More on bad mix as #SandFire Sears LA's Parched Wild Fringe  http://nyti.ms/29Vx2Pw  Crowding #WUI

Jul 25, 2016

@NatGeo More on the climatic and demographic drivers of risk, AND terrible homeowner choices (palms are bombs)  http://nyti.ms/29Vx2Pw 

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