Biden’s Inner Circle Debates Future of Offshore Drilling

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 21:34
Top White House officials have assumed control over a sensitive blueprint, expected by June 30, laying out future oil and gas drilling leases in the outer continental shelf.
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Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 13:40
Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.
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The Health Effects of Extreme Heat

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:53
Researchers are drilling down into the ways life on a hotter planet will tax our bodies, and looking for protections that, unlike air-conditioning, don’t make the problem worse.
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‘The Biggest Uncertainty Is Us’

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 09:51
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist, says sustainable choices must become the easiest, most affordable ones.
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Bangladesh Floods Cause Death and Destruction in Sylhet

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 03:45
South Asia is used to downpours, and occasional floods, during monsoon season. But this year’s flooding has been extreme, especially in Bangladesh.
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Extreme Weather Hits China With Massive Floods and Scorching Heat

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 20:20
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the historic flooding. Elsewhere, record-high temperatures are rupturing roads and driving energy consumption.
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Biden Administration Tosses Trump Definition of ‘Habitat’ for Endangered Species

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:43
The Trump administration’s definition was at odds with the conservation purposes of the Endangered Species Act, wildlife officials said.
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The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom U.S. Climate Goals

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 04:00
The government’s power to tackle pollution is not the only question at stake in a potentially far-reaching lawsuit.
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Art World Aims for Sustainability as Climate Change Continues

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 03:02
Efforts to lower the industry’s carbon footprint have led to new practices, like more sea shipping and rethinking auctions and fairs.
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How Fast Fashion Became Faster — and Worse for the Earth

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:22
We are honoring the Top 11 winners of our Student Editorial Contest by publishing their essays. This one is by Evelyn Wang, age 17.
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On the Congo River, Following a Logger’s Dangerous Journey

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 01:00
To understand the perilous, often illegal logging industry in the Congo Basin, we needed to get out on the water ourselves.
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Rainforest Politics in Brazil and Congo

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 12:53
The Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil are home to the world’s biggest rainforests. Their challenges are similar, but on climate they are pursuing divergent paths.
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Wildfire in New Jersey Could Become the State’s Largest in Years

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 12:25
The Mullica River fire in Wharton State Forest in South Jersey has burned about 13,500 acres. Officials said it may have been started by an illegal campfire.
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New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 06:24
Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.
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Can Natural Gas Be Used to Create Power With Fewer Emissions?

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 03:00
One company says it has the technology. And though investors looking for cleaner power generation are lining up, some environmentalists are skeptical.
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The Incredible Journey of Three African Wild Dogs

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 14:35
Three sisters braved lions, crocodiles, poachers, raging rivers and other dangers on a 1,300-mile transnational effort to forge a new dynasty.
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A Giant Stingray May Be the World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 09:18
In the Mekong River in Cambodia, fishers and researchers found a 13-foot-long, 661-pound stingray — a win for conservation efforts in the area.
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God and Horses at the Pre-Apocalypse

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 08:00
The reality of climate change is upon us, but there’s reason for hope.
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Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 15:51
A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.
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Avian Influenza Is Affecting Wild Mammals

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 03:00
As a new version of bird flu spread through North America this spring, scientists began finding the virus in red foxes, bobcats and other mammals.
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