There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 04:08
Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past.
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Trawling for Fish May Unleash as Much Carbon as Air Travel, Study Says

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 08:30
The report also found that strategically conserving some marine areas would not only safeguard imperiled species but sequester vast amounts planet-warming carbon dioxide, too.
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What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:07
A North Carolina community risks washing away, and solutions don’t come cheap. It very likely offers a glimpse of things to come.
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Why $4-a-Gallon Gas May Be Coming Your Way This Summer

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 08:39
The oil industry, known for boom-bust cycles, is resisting the temptation to pump more oil — for now.
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A Meat War Is Waged Across State Lines

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 16:32
In a ceremonial effort to discourage meat consumption, the Colorado governor declared March 20 “MeatOut Day.” Then Nebraska’s governor announced “Meat on the Menu Day,” seeking to do just the opposite.
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China's Climate Ambitions Collide with its Coal Addiction

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 07:37
Beijing’s new development blueprint is meant to steer the country to carbon neutrality before 2060, but companies and regions dependent on the fossil fuel aren’t making it easy.
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A Wind Farm in Coal Country

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 04:00
Wind energy has become a popular target for Republican leaders and pundits. So why are some local conservative lawmakers embracing wind farms?
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Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American Cabinet Secretary

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 19:55
The Senate confirmed Ms. Haaland to lead the Interior Department. She’ll be charged with essentially reversing the agency’s course over the past four years.
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Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead E.P.A.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 19:23
Michael S. Regan has said he intends to act aggressively in carrying out the president’s agenda of fighting climate change.
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New EPA Head, Michael Regan, Says Agency Has Climate Regulations Underway

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 15:28
Michael Regan says the E.P.A. is already working on new rules to control planet-warming emissions from cars and power plants.
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The Making of a ‘European Yellowstone’

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 14:31
A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.
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How Bad Was the Coronavirus Pandemic on Tourism in 2020? Look at the Numbers.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 13:57
The dramatic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry and beyond are made clear in six charts.
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Biden Vowed to Make Climate ‘Essential’ to Foreign Policy. The Reality Is Harder.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 07:07
So far, repairing alliances and restoring friendships seem to be taking precedence.
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Protecting Lions Helps the Whole Food Chain? Actually, We Don’t Know.

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 03/14/2021 - 11:44
The assumption that adding apex predators to wildlife parks in South Africa benefits smaller animals is in need of more testing, scientists say.
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Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 03/14/2021 - 06:35
On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.
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For Planet Earth, No Tourism Is a Curse and a Blessing

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 20:49
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?
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Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 16:42
Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.
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Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:27
An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
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Reluctantly, a Coal State Pivots to Wind

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 14:17
Wyoming shows how energy transformation in the United States is possible
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Tasmanian Tigers Are Extinct. Why Do People Keep Seeing Them?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 12:22
Quirks of the human mind and how we process information might explain the uncanny appearances of thylacines.
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