These Lizards Have a Hot Trick to Escape Hungry Snakes

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:06
On some Japanese islands where lizards live, the ones that fear predators have higher body temperatures that help them run faster.
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The Daily: Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 09:25
The president has signed several executive orders for environmental policies since taking office. But the real work of reducing America’s emissions has just begun.
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A Consensus Builder for E.P.A. When Some Want a Fighter

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 16:57
President Biden's pick to lead the E.P.A. knows how to reach out to Republicans, but in a polarized Washington, some worry he doesn't know how to fight them.
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US Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Researchers Find

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 16:48
Inconsistent and flawed data is undercutting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from American cities, according to a new study.
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Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 15:52
Momentum is shifting toward a clean-car future as more automakers end their legal efforts to block California’s tough fuel economy standards.
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Biden to Free Up $1.3 Billion in Puerto Rico Storm Aid

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 15:39
The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion.
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After a Bruising Year, the Oil Industry Confronts a Diminished Future

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 15:36
Big oil companies lost billions in 2020 because of the pandemic and face broad questions about how they will adapt to climate change and regulations.
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How Biden’s Climate Ambitions Could Shift America’s Global Footprint

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 06:36
Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.
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President Biden to Sign Executive Order, Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 06:33
The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.
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Forecast: Wild Weather in a Warming World

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 03:46
The polar vortex is experiencing an unusually long disturbance this year because of a “sudden stratospheric warming.” Bundle up.
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Exxon Mobil to invest $3 billion in carbon capture and other projects to lower emissions.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 16:04
Many climate experts have said that such carbon capture and sequestration will be critical in the fight against climate change.
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Two Biden Priorities, Climate and Inequality, Meet on Black-Owned Farms

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 08:25
The administration has pledged to make agriculture a cornerstone of its plan to fight warming, but also to tackle a legacy of discrimination that has pushed Black farmers off the land.
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How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 04:00
No matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future.
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G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 18:42
Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.
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Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 12:49
GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.
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Former U.S. Climate Leaders Press Biden on Amazon Deforestation

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 11:50
Former environmental officials from both parties are pressing President Biden to counter deforestation in the Amazon, especially in Brazil.
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Eleanor Torrey West, Preserver of Her Inherited Island, Dies at 108

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 10:09
Off Georgia’s coast, the lush 26,000-acre Ossabaw Island had been in her family since 1924. She dedicated her life to keeping it out of the hands of developers.
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G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 22:34
The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.
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Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 15:50
This week, in a first, firefighters are demanding independent testing for cancer-linked chemicals known as PFAS in their gear and that their union drop sponsorships from chemical and equipment makers.
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Biden Walks the Climate-Economy Tightrope

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 13:21
A climate rollout meant to avoid G.O.P. attacks: This is your morning tip sheet.
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