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Stiffler signs off from

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:16:00 +0000

Thanks loyal DatelineEarth fans and goodbye

Where to find Dateline Earth in the future

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:30:00 +0000

Item tells readers where to find Dateline Earth after the Seattle P-I lays off most of its reporters, including the author.

Goodbye from

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:15:00 +0000

With the Seattle P-I laying off virtually all of its reporters, including the Dateline Earth duo, one of the blog's authors says so long, but tells readers how to find his future work.

Business, utilities favor climate change bills in Olympia

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 03:30:00 +0000

Business and utility interests are largely pleased with climate change bills moving in Olympia

New species of wolf identified in British Columbia

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 05:57:00 +0000

A new scientific paper says that the wolves of coastal British Columbia should be considered a distinct species. They are colored differently from their cousins in the Rockies, and they've learned to eat seafood.

Get stuff free — Martin Tobias launches Kashless in Seattle, hopes to go nationwide

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 05:31:00 +0000

"Serial entrepreneur" Martin Tobias launches a new site that is designed to allow people to give away stuff they no longer want to people who are in the market for the hand-me-downs. How does Kashless earn money? Ads, of course.

Climate skeptics try to get on same page at NYC meeting

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:06:00 +0000

With Obama in office and the Dems running Congress, climate change skeptics met in New York in part to talk strategy.

Obama administration will not pursue nuke waste dump at Yucca Mountain

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 05:31:00 +0000

In a major revelation, the Obama administration's energy secretary, Stephen Chu, tells John McCain and other members of Congress the administration will no longer pursue the idea of building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. We wonder what this might mean for the nation's biggest nuclear-waste zone, Eastern Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reserveration.

RFK Junior tells “Built Green” conference green energy is the path to economic salvation

Sun, 08 Mar 2009 08:22:00 +0000

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., tells attendees at the "Built Green" conference in Seattle that building a new green energy industry is the key to pulling the nation out of its current economic doldrums.

Environment wants its own Web address: .eco

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 05:26:00 +0000

Al Gore and others are teaming up to lobby the ruler of the internet, AKA ICANN, to create a pro-environment domain: .eco

Exxon Valdez 20th anniversary — an early look

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 04:31:00 +0000

The 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill is coming up, and while Dateline Earth isn't one to do much for anniversary journalism, a session scheduled Thursday night at REI looks pretty interesting. Author-activist Riki Ott will appear alongside photojournalist Natalie Fobes, who documented the disaster in graphic detail for National Geographic.

Scientists to again help in endangered species protections

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:47:00 +0000

The Obama administration is reexamining a late-breaking Bush policy that removed federal scientists from weighing in on endangered species protections

Filmmaking Coen brothers take on “clean coal”

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 04:31:00 +0000

The Coen brothers, who brought you such hilarious films as "Fargo" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" (not to mention the inimitable "The Big Lebowski") have turned their gunsights on the "clean coal" campaign with a funny TV commercial.

Dirt — we’re running out of it

Mon, 02 Mar 2009 06:47:00 +0000

MacArthur "genius" grant winner Dave Montgomery holds forth about how the world's dirt supplies are running out. His talk has profound implications for those of us who like to eat.

Who will run EPA’s Seattle-based Region 10?

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:21:00 +0000

Former Seattle City Attorney Mark Sidran and former Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg appear to be the front-runners for the job of heading the four-state U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Seattle-based Region 10.