Judges Increasingly Demand Climate Analysis in Drilling Decisions

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 22:35
A federal judge this week required the government take climate change into account before approving offshore oil drilling leases. That’s becoming more common.
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Two Simple Tricks That Help Owls Stay in Their New Homes

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 14:31
A study shows that there is a way to successfully transplant burrowing owls to new habitats when developers build over their homes.
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Alarming Levels of Mercury Are Found in Old Growth Amazon Forest

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 13:04
The findings, related to gold mining in Peru, provide new evidence of how people are altering ecosystems in dangerous ways around the world.
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Bill Nye Says the Way We Talk About Climate Change Matters

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 08:00
In Monday’s puzzle, “Nye” was the answer to the clue “Bill known as the ‘Science Guy.’”
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Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/28/2022 - 06:51
A judge ruled that the Interior Department must consider the climate effects of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.
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John Kerry, U.S. Climate Envoy, Tells Top Polluters ‘We Must All Move Faster’

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 20:36
The United States hosted a virtual meeting of big polluting countries on Thursday as nations struggle to meet their climate change goals.
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An Extraordinary Iceberg Is Gone, but Not Forgotten

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 08:31
A chunk of Antarctic ice that was one of the biggest icebergs ever seen has met its end near the island of South Georgia. Scientists will be studying its effects on the ecosystem around the island for some time.
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Gas Stoves Leak Methane Even When Turned Off, Study Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 08:16
New research finds that gas stoves emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas, even when turned off and adds to the debate over electrifying homes.
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Redwood Forest in California Is Returned to Native Tribes

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 19:40
Ownership of more than 500 acres of a forest in Mendocino County was returned to 10 sovereign tribes who will serve as guardians to “protect and heal” the land.
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E.P.A. Chief Vows to ‘Do Better’ to Protect Poor Communities

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:29
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday will announce stepped-up enforcement and monitoring to help disadvantaged communities struggling with polluted air and water.
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Biden Administration Cancels Mining Leases Near Wilderness Area

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:28
The leases, reinstated during the Trump years, would have allowed a Chilean mining conglomerate to dig for copper and nickel near the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota.
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Even Low Levels of Soot Can Be Deadly to Older People, Research Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:45
The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.
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Why an Easy Energy Fix Is Being Delayed

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:00
LED lights are far more efficient, but there’s still money to be made from older bulbs.
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Lisa Goddard, 55, Dies; Brought Climate Data to Those Who Needed It

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/24/2022 - 16:15
She helped show government agencies around the world how to predict upcoming droughts, flooding and other extreme weather events.
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To Hippos, a Wheeze and a Honk Mean More Than Just ‘Hello!’ [Video]

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/24/2022 - 10:00
By playing a variety of recordings of “wheeze honks” to pods of hippopotamuses, researchers began to decipher how the animals communicate with one another.
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Can Works Like 'Don't Look Up' Get Us Out of Our Heads?

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/24/2022 - 09:06
In the doomsday smash and Bo Burnham’s pandemic musical “Inside,” themes of climate change, digital distraction and inequality merge and hit home.
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Mexico Is Buying a Texas Oil Refinery in a Quest for Energy Independence

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/24/2022 - 08:25
President López Obrador wants to halt most oil exports and imports of gasoline and other fuels. Critics say he is reneging on Mexico’s climate change commitments.
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Old-Fashioned, Inefficient Light Bulbs Live On at the Nation’s Dollar Stores

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/24/2022 - 08:21
A Trump administration weakening of climate rules has kept incandescent bulbs on store shelves, and research shows they’re concentrated in shops serving poorer areas.
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A Fight Over Rooftop Solar Threatens California’s Climate Goals

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/24/2022 - 04:00
Utility regulators have proposed slashing the incentives homeowners receive to install solar panels, a long-sought goal of utilities and labor unions.
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Jonathan Pershing to Leave Job as Climate Diplomat

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:27
Jonathan Pershing, a veteran diplomat, worked to reassert the U.S. role in global negotiations. He said he was optimistic that the world will avert climate catastrophe.
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