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Piecing the Puzzle Together on Dolphin Deaths

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Fri, 07/20/2012 - 7:36am
Researchers suggest that several factors -- a cold winter, the gulf oil spill, and an influx of cold freshwater -- could have led to a surge in dolphin deaths in the gulf.

For the Sweltering, Little Relief in Sight

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 3:21pm
NOAA issued its monthly climate report for June and a three-month outlook.

Who Needs Cute? A Jab at Shell and Arctic Drilling

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 2:40pm
Greenpeace sponsored a billboard ad mocking Shell's plan to drill in the frigid Chukchi Sea this summer.

Trying to Tally Fukushima

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:19pm
Reflecting myriad uncertainties, a new study suggests that anywhere from 15 to 1,300 people could die as a result of radiation exposure related to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

An E15 Update

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:10am
A service station owner in Kansas reported that the new ethanol blend known as e15 already accounts for 20 percent of his sales.

On Our Radar: Nebraska and Keystone XL

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 9:32am
Nebraska's environmental agency wants to know more about the chemicals used to dilute the oil sands crude that would pass through the Keystone XL pipeline.

A Way to Trap Carbon Deep in the Ocean

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:28am
Researchers report that algal blooms fertilized with iron sink to the ocean floor and store carbon, presenting a possible climate change mitigation strategy.

Again, a Glacier Downsizes

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 4:19pm
The Petermann glacier in Greenland lost a chunk of ice that is twice the size of Manhattan just two years after losing another big piece.

Hacking Inquiry Closes With Mystery Unsolved

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 3:49pm
A British police unit says it is closing an investigation into the hacking of climate scientists' e-mail because it cannot identify the culprit

Report Sees Lax Inspections of N.Y. Gas Wells

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:22pm
More than 75 percent of New York State's active oil and gas wells go uninspected each year, an environmental group finds.

On Our Radar: Mapping Drought Stress on Plants

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 9:50am
Areas colored in shades of orange are experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions and correlate with areas of vegetation stress.

Lose the Crust, Inherit the Wind

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 7:40am
The erosion of an ecological carpet known as the desert crust has thrown dust to the winds in the Southwest.

So, How Hot Was It?

Green Inc --- N.Y. Times - Tue, 07/17/2012 - 2:34pm
Amid a searing heat wave, a nuclear plant in Illinois got permission to keep running even though the source of its cooling water topped 100 degrees.
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