Trump Opens Habitat of a Threatened Owl to Timber Harvesting

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:53
Going far beyond expectations, the Trump administration eliminated protection from more than three million acres of northern spotted owl habitat in the Pacific Northwest.
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A Late Burst of Climate Denial Extends the Era of Trump Disinformation

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:37
Two Trump administration officials have been reassigned over the posting of debunked papers, with the imprimatur of the White House, that questioned the scientific consensus on climate change.
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Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 08:40
Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement.
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Sally Rooney to Publish ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 08:00
The novel, which follows four young people in Ireland, is part of a two-book deal for the best-selling author of “Normal People” and “Conversations With Friends.”
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A Memoir That Sees Only the Tip of the Melting Iceberg

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 04:00
In “Unsolaced,” Gretel Ehrlich tells a story of personal discovery against the backdrop of the climate crisis.
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Capitol Rioters Walked Away. Climate Protesters Saw a Double Standard.

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:19
“There’s two worlds,” said one community activist who has been arrested several times at nonviolent protests. “And we’ve got to fix that.”
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Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:59
Linda Zall is disclosing how she toiled anonymously within the intelligence agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.
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U.S. Disaster Costs Doubled in 2020, Reflecting Costs of Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 04:00
The $95 billion in damage came in a year marked by a record number of named Atlantic storms, as well as the largest wildfires recorded in California.
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Early Biden Climate Test: Groups Demand Tougher Rules on Building

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 20:10
A new push for stricter rules in flood zones could force Biden’s team to choose: Increase construction costs, or leave people exposed to climate change.
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Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge Fails to Yield a Windfall

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 16:27
Just half of the 22 available tracts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge got bids, and big oil companies stayed away.
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What the Senate Vote Could Mean

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:21
Activists are already calling on Democrats to take bold action
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Hank Paulson to Run Climate-Focused Fund at TPG

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:14
The venture aims to push climate-friendly businesses into the mainstream.
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It Spied on Soviet Atomic Bombs. Now It’s Solving Ecological Mysteries.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 13:07
Imagery from the Cold War’s Corona satellites is helping scientists fill in how we have changed our planet in the past half century.
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Trump Administration, in Parting Gift to Industry, Reverses Bird Protections

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 14:31
The rule change means companies will not be punished for killing migratory birds. It came a day after a new regulation restricting the use of scientific studies in policymaking.
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A Plan Made to Shield Big Tobacco From Facts Is Now E.P.A. Policy

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:39
The E.P.A. has finalized a so-called transparency plan that it says will improve the credibility of science. Scientists say it is designed to stop new public health protections by limiting what research the agency can consider.
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Home Solar Is Growing, but Big Installers Are Still Losing Money

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:22
Some companies are having trouble surviving and making money installing panels because of intense competition and the high costs of doing business.
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The Climate Desk Looks Ahead to 2021

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:00
After a year when climate-related disasters seemed to become the norm, the team will be monitoring a 2021 that is pivotal for the world.
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Teaching My Child to Love a Dying World

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 06:07
My toddler son and I spoke about the trees as people — and indeed, for the first month of quarantine, they were the only people besides us he got to see up close.
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‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 14:52
Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.
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With Concessions and Deals, China’s Leader Tries to Box Out Biden

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 01/03/2021 - 09:19
Xi Jinping has been making trade agreements in Asia and now Europe, hoping to head off the incoming president’s efforts to rally a united front against China.
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