Dot Earth

Dot Earth was 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]

Dot Earth
Type of site
Environmental blog
Available inEnglish
OwnerThe New York Times
Created byAndrew Revkin
LaunchedOctober 25, 2007; 13 years ago (2007-10-25)
Current statusDefunct

Featuring videos, interviews and other types of information, Dot Earth was 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. This move accompanied Revkin's move from a fulltime position to that of a freelancer, with the move being done to make clear the line between the two categories.[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.[4]


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]

Honors and awardsEdit

  • Outside magazine, Top 10 Environmental Blogs (#4), 2011[5]


  1. ^ a b "'Dot Earth' Blog Earns a Second National Communication Award For Pace University Senior Fellow and New York Times Blogger Andrew Revkin". Pace Law School Newswire. 16 September 2011. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "About Dot Earth", Accessed: December 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Brainard, Curtis. (2010 April 1). "Dot Earth Moves to NYT Opinion Section," Columbia Journalism Review. Accessed: December 4, 2012.
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  5. ^ O'Connor, Mary Catherine. (2011 November 17). "The Top Ten Environmental Blogs," Outside Online. Accessed: December 4, 2012.

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