Biden Officials to Investigate Trump-Era Attacks on Science

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/29/2021 - 10:37
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy intends to ask all agency leaders to identify political tampering in science-based policies and decisions over the past four years.
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The ‘Old American Dream,’ a Trap as the Floods Keep Coming

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 20:33
In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.
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Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 20:33
In a country that suffered the harshest wildfires in its recorded history just a year ago, the deluge has become another awful milestone.
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Should We Block the Sun? Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Study It.

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 14:16
The National Academies said the United States must study technologies that would artificially cool the planet by reflecting away some sunlight, citing the lack of progress fighting global warming.
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Drillers Burned Off Gas at a Staggering Rate as Winter Storm Hit Texas

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 21:34
Frigid temperatures last month froze pipelines and forced companies to flare vast amounts of planet-warming gases that they suddenly had nowhere to send.
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A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 16:13
Gavin Schmidt, a leading climate scientist, will fill a newly created job of climate adviser to NASA, in a prominent example of Biden’s pledge to focus on climate policy.
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His Game Made Beating a Pandemic Fun. Can He Do It for Climate Change?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 03:03
Matt Leacock, the inventor of the hit board game Pandemic, has spent the past year making a game about an even weightier subject.
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Canada Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax Is Constitutional

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 02:07
In rejecting a request from some provinces to strike down national carbon pricing, the court declared that the measure meets an important national need.
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Biden Team Prepares $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 19:30
A pair of proposals would invest in infrastructure, education, work force development and fighting climate change, with the aim of making the economy more productive.
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Why That Salmon on Your Plate Might Have Been a Vegetarian

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:10
Pescatarians take note: Farmed fish are eating more veggies and less wild fish, according to new research. That’s good news for nature.
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America’s Bald Eagle Population Has Quadrupled

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:49
There were only about 72,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states in 2009. Researchers say the population is now above 300,000.
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Some Elephants in Africa Are Just a Step From Extinction

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 07:42
A key conservation group counted the continent’s elephants as two species for the first time, highlighting the dire threat to forest elephants.
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E.P.A. to Review Attacks on Science Under Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 19:35
The agency said it would carry out an accounting of political interference in science, an unusually public act that Biden administration officials said was needed to restore trust in the agency’s decisions.
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Senate Democrats Plan to Revive Obama-Era Climate Change Rule

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 18:46
Democrats hope to wipe out some of the executive-branch policies enacted in the last days of the Trump administration.
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A Trillion-Dollar Bet on Clean Energy

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:13
President Biden is planning a huge economic program that would represent a fundamental shift in the way Democrats treat the environment: Climate change would not be a side issue.
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How to Clean Up Steel? Bacteria, Hydrogen and a Lot of Cash.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 07:41
With climate concerns growing, steel companies face an inevitable crunch. ArcelorMittal sees solutions, but the costs are likely to run into tens of billions of dollars in Europe alone.
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Biden’s Recovery Plan Bets Big on Clean Energy

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 13:03
The president’s plan, worth up to $4 trillion, represents a fundamental shift in the way Democrats talk about tackling climate change: It’s no longer a side issue.
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Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Address Climate and Equality as Well as Roads

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 19:40
The proposal being prepared by the White House is intended to begin grappling with a number of big issues that President Biden focused on during the campaign.
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Chuck Schumer Stalls Climate Overhaul of Flood Insurance Program

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 15:40
The Senate leader is objecting to a plan that would raise costs for some of his constituents by bringing flood insurance rates in line with climate risks.
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Glimpses of Sudan’s Forgotten Pyramids

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:11
Desecrated by plunderers, threatened by floodwaters and largely overshadowed by their Egyptian counterparts, Sudan’s ancient archaeological sites may finally be poised to receive broader recognition.
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