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Scott Dodd
Scott Dodd is the editorial director of NRDC, which publishes OnEarth. He was a newspaper reporter for 12 years, contributing to coverage of Hurricane Katrina that won a Pulitzer Prize, and has written for Scientific American, Slate, and other publications. CJR praised his expansion of as an outlet for "bang-up investigative journalism." He also teaches at Columbia University.
Stories by Scott Dodd
July 21, 2014
A new book evaluates whether natural gas is a 'transitional fuel' to a low-carbon future—or perhaps, more like a methadone addiction that's tearing apart rural communities.
April 30, 2014
Why a shortage of the bittersweet fruit is a crisis worth caring about.
April 11, 2014
We’re taking our groundbreaking journalism in new directions with a monthly digital magazine and daily newswire. Here’s what to expect.
February 27, 2014
Despite numerous ties between the agency’s consultants and TransCanada, an Inspector General’s report finds no problem with the Keystone XL environmental review process.
February 25, 2014
Yes, a government bureaucrat is the film's true villain (along with that giant marshmallow guy). But these days, fear of environmental protection should be as dated as the 1980s.
January 31, 2014
The State Department's long-awaited study of the controversial tar sands oil pipeline edges President Obama closer to a decision, but it's not the final word.
January 29, 2014
President Obama's State of the Union speech reiterates his determination to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
December 18, 2013
From sexy climate scientists to nuclear sushi, here's what kept you clicking this year.
December 16, 2013
After decades spent washing its hands of concerns about antibacterial soaps, the government is finally taking action on a potentially harmful ingredient: triclosan.
December 3, 2013
Allowing our planet to warm to limits set by international agreements would be disastrous, leading climate scientist James Hansen argues in a new paper that makes the moral case for urgent action.
December 2, 2013
Introducing OnEarth’s first-ever theme month, exploring the ways in which cutting-edge ideas about sustainability have been influenced by wisdom from previous generations.
November 27, 2013
Ten things you probably don’t know about the turkey, America’s favorite holiday bird.
November 22, 2013
The Senate’s filibuster reform could be a big win for the environment. Here’s why.
November 6, 2013
Chris Christie's strong performance after Hurricane Sandy ensured a landslide re-election, but the governor has done nothing to make sure his state doesn’t face more disasters.