G7 Leaders Offer United Front as Summit Ends, but Cracks Are Clear

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 18:53
Biden and other Western leaders had tough words for Russia and China after wrapping up a meeting in England, but they had trouble finding common ground on some big issues.
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G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 17:59
President Biden pushed climate action after four years in which Donald Trump rejected cooperation with allies. But leaders failed to set an expiration date for burning coal.
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Where the Grass is Greener, Except When It’s ‘Nonfunctional Turf’

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 10:21
Plus, mammoths in Vegas, watermelon snow, Miami’s looming sea wall and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.
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Angela Merkel Makes a Low-Key Farewell at the G7 Summit

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 09:40
The German chancellor, known for her commitment to compromise, is eager to revive deal-making on multilateral policy, joining the world’s top democratic leaders one last time. Can she be replaced?
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Swiss Voters Reject Proposal to Ban Synthetic Pesticides

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 08:19
The referendum would have barred the use of the synthetic pesticides in farms and gardens.
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GM Tells White House It Agrees to Tighter Emissions Rules

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 06/12/2021 - 08:36
The tighter fuel economy and tailpipe pollution rules are along the lines of what California has already agreed to with five other auto companies.
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Biden Plans to Restore Protections to Tongass National Forest in Alaska

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/11/2021 - 18:07
The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.
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For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/11/2021 - 11:54
The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration's push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.
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Glacier Blood? Watermelon Snow? Whatever It’s Called, Snow Shouldn’t Be So Red.

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/11/2021 - 09:30
Researchers are starting to investigate the species that drive alpine algal blooms to better understand their causes and effects.
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Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, but Challenges Loom

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/11/2021 - 05:20
The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.
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Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 21:48
Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.
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E.P.A. to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 19:43
The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.
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Line 3 Protest Tests 2 of Biden's Campaign Pledges

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 20:16
Late Monday, the police arrested activists and appeared to use a crowd-dispersing sonic device at the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, which would carry oil across sensitive waterways and tribal lands.
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Biden Administration to Restore Clean-Water Protections Ended by Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 18:56
The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would repeal a Trump-era rule that weakened pollution controls for wetlands and streams.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Is Canceled

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 18:11
The embattled project to carry oil from Canada to Nebraska had been on life support since President Biden’s first day in office and stalled by legal battles for years before that.
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Collapse of Infrastructure Talks Risks Biden's Climate Priorities

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 16:43
The chances of pushing climate legislation through Congress, a long shot from the beginning, now appear even more uncertain.
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First Solar to Build Panel Factory in Ohio

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 13:15
First Solar will invest $680 million for the new plant, and is expected to add 500 jobs.
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What To Know About The Drought in California and Western Half of US

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 10:28
Answers to questions about the current situation in California and the Western half of the United States.
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FEMA Disaster Aid Often Widens Racial Disparities

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 09:17
The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.
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How Disaster Aid Favors White People

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 09:13
Federal money is widening racial inequality as climate change gets worse.
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