Scott Dodd

Scott Dodd is the editor of OnEarth.org and a science writer in New York City. He has contributed to The New York Times, Scientific American, Oceanus and more.

VIDEO: Is Gulf seafood safe to eat after oil spill?

New Orleans is world-famous for its seafood, but the Gulf Coast oil spill has left the future of the industry and those who rely on …

Unnatural Habitat

What do coyotes want in Manhattan? Real estate

Early Sunday morning, a campus security officer at Columbia University saw three unusual animals hanging out in front of Lewisohn Hall, one of the school’s …

Buffalo or bison: What's in a name?

Hillary Rosner’s recent OnEarth story about a quarantined bison herd that needs a good home has stirred up quite a debate on the Facebook page …

Green Acres

How smart is your city?

Last week, Time magazine asked, “Why Are Southerners So Fat?“ There’s no simple answer, of course. Poverty, culture and climate all play a role in …

Hawkarazzi

Urban hawks take flight on New York’s Upper West Side

Photo: Ralph HockensReason No. 137 that I love commuting by bike in New York City: I get to watch baby hawks go to flight school. …

Putting the economy in the green

New studies tout the economic benefits of green jobs

Investments in clean energy — such as those encouraged by the American Clean Energy and Security Act — would produce several times as many jobs …

Good Fish, Bad Fish

Is your favorite seafood unhealthy for the planet?

When I was growing up, my family lived in New Orleans for several years, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. One of my father’s …

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