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  •  Who? Managing editor and the executive editor (1+ / 0-)
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    "It wasn't a decision we made lightly," said Dean Baquet, the paper's managing editor for news operations. "To both me and Jill [Abramson, executive editor], coverage of the environment is what separates the New York Times from other papers.
    (From first diary link.)

    The one columnist that I think does a consistently good job on environmental stories for the Times is Timothy Egan. He writes mostly about western U.S. issues, including public lands. But he's an opinion writer, not a reporter.

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 11:55:57 AM PST

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    •  It's what separates the fish from the veggies. (2+ / 0-)
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      "To both me and Jill [Abramson, executive editor], coverage of the environment is what separates the New York Times from other papers.
      I blamed Andy Revkin for turning into douche water but now I see his transformation was externally imposed.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:04:29 PM PST

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      •  Egan, at least, talks about Climate Change (0+ / 0-)

        as he did in this column just days before the election. After lambasting the Republicans for being climate change deniers  he also points out what Obama didn't say, and why...with some fingers crossed for post election:

        President Obama has been silent on this issue of great import to his children, Sasha and Malia, and their children. He is afraid of those pockets of coal-mining, climate-change-denying voters in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. After the election, I suspect, he will be more vocal. A profile in courage he is not, but at least his party has some smart advocates for treating the patient before the meteorological malady kills it.
        Nature Votes Last

        Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

        by willyr on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:18:02 PM PST

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