A feud over fossil fuel money

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 10:32
Some faculty and students at Stanford want the university to reject industry donations. It’s the latest clash in a wider battle over whether to shun oil and gas money.
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Bodies Pulled From Parched Lake Mead Stir Wise-Guy Ghosts of Las Vegas

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 17:57
As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.
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Spot the greenwashing

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 13:43
Corporate climate pledges are everywhere. Some are solid, others definitely are not.
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HSBC Executive Comments Downplays Climate Change Risk

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 12:46
Stuart Kirk, the head of responsible investing for the bank’s asset management division, said the risks of climate change had been overblown. “Who cares if Miami is six meters underwater in 100 years?”
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Climate Change Fuels Heat Wave in India and Pakistan, Scientists Find

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 12:03
Warming since preindustrial times has made the extreme heat in South Asia, now in its third month, at least 30 times more likely.
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Australia’s ‘Climate Election’ Finally Arrived. Will It Be Enough?

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 21:49
Voters rejected the deny-and-delay approach that has made Australia a global laggard on emission cuts. But how far the new government will go remains to be seen.
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Your Monday Briefing: Australia’s New Leader

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 14:58
Plus President Biden’s trip to Asia and catastrophic floods in India and Bangladesh.
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Millions Displaced and Dozens Dead in Flooding in India and Bangladesh

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 08:15
Heavy rains have washed away towns, villages and infrastructure, as extreme weather events become more common in South Asia.
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Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 07:55
Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.
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The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 03:00
The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.
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Above-Normal Summer Heat Is Forecast for Most of the U.S.

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 05/21/2022 - 08:35
The Northeast, from Delaware to Maine, has the highest likelihood of being extra-hot, along with parts of the West.
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South Korea Offers Davos a Model for Recycling

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 05/21/2022 - 06:00
Ambitious goals, messaging and enforcement put the nation at the top of the sustainability pack, serving as a model as the World Economic Forum pushes to end plastic waste.
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At Davos, a Referendum on the World Economic Forum

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 05/21/2022 - 06:00
Many values espoused by the World Economic Forum — globalization, liberalism, free market capitalism, representative democracy — are under attack.
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Australia’s Election: What to Watch and What’s at Stake

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 21:37
While voters are most focused on cost-of-living issues, the opposition Labor Party has made the election a referendum on the conduct of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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Sports in Norway, Like Skiing and Bobsledding, Face Threat From Warming Arctic

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 09:35
Skiing, hiking and dogsledding will never be the same in Svalbard, Norway, which has warmed more than twice as quickly as the rest of the Arctic. The islands may be isolated, but the changes aren’t.
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In Romania’s Transylvanian Alps, See Bison on Safari

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:02
In Europe, “rewilding” is aiding the reintroduction of key animal species, including bison, which visitors can track in the forests and meadows of western Romania.
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Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Sales

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:00
More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.
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Sustainability Index Drops Tesla, Prompting Insult from Musk

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:19
S&P cited racial discrimination claims in deciding to exclude the electric carmaker from a listing of socially responsible companies.
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Eileen Myles Watches Over an Ever-Changing New York

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 15:09
Now guarding trees in Lower Manhattan, the poet and author of “Chelsea Girls” says: “Things that might have once been corny to me don’t feel corny anymore.”
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Do Airline Offset Programs Really Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 12:16
Carbon credits could eventually play an important role in fighting climate change, but right now a few dollars’ worth won’t change much.
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