Dot Earth

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Dot Earth
Type of site
Environmental blog
Available in English
Owner The New York Times
Created by Andrew Revkin
Launched October 25, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-10-25)
Current status Active

Dot Earth is an award-winning environmental blog and associated media by science writer Andrew Revkin for the New York Times.[1] The blog's aim is to "examine efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits".[2]

Featuring videos, interviews and other types of information, Dot Earth is described further as "an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts."[2]


Posted on October 25, 2007, Revkin's first entry on Dot Earth was on "Cutting Greenhouse Gases for Cash Prizes". In April 2010, "after 940 posts as a news blog", The New York Times moved Dot Earth to the "Opinion side" of its online site.[2][3] After nine years and 2,810 posts, Revkin ended the blog on 5 December, 2016, just before he began work as a senior reporter for Propublica.


According to a Pace University press release—an institution with which the blog's author is associated, the blog "is ... read by millions of people in more than 200 countries from Brazil to China".[1]

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