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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 OnEarth.org as an outlet for "bang-up investigative journalism." He also teaches at Columbia University.
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Stories by Scott Dodd
August 14, 2013
TIME magazine fronts the global bee crisis, a story OnEarth first covered in 2006—and we’re still no closer to a solution.
July 16, 2013
Featuring an enhanced design, lively news digest, raft of opinionated columnists, and online cover stories that continue our tradition of in-depth reporting and original storytelling.
June 4, 2013
Even in the dense suburbs, chance encounters with wildlife can happen when least expected.
May 13, 2013
Why reaching 400 ppm is more than just crossing some arbitrary climate change threshold.
April 17, 2013
Sanford imposed a gag order on discussion of hydraulic fracturing at public meetings. Citizens sued. The town relented. Yay, freedom!
March 29, 2013
Harmful pesticides are still on the market despite huge hive losses last year.
March 15, 2013
Says a former employee of Wildlife Services: "Every coyote they see, they’re gonna kill it.”
March 7, 2013
Last year, in an effort to squelch wildfires and save money, the agency attacked blazes even in remote wilderness areas. It didn’t work.
February 22, 2013
Nine people died after eating peanut butter from a plant whose honchos allegedly knew about contamination but shipped their product anyway.
February 13, 2013
President Obama tells Congress: do something about climate change, or I’ll take matters into my own hands. Here’s how.
February 12, 2013
Tired of debate about natural gas drilling, officials imposed a gag order at town meetings. Now citizens are suing for the right to speak out.
February 4, 2013
Who -- or what -- is really at fault? A few tantalizing clues.
January 18, 2013
What's that burning on the North Dakota plains? Oh, you know, just enough wasted fuel to heat half a million homes—a day.
December 27, 2012
From rare earths to rare bacon, here are the environmental stories I most enjoyed reading this year (or, sometimes, read out of dread).