Bitcoin's Climate Change Impact Is Under Scrutiny

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/09/2021 - 14:25
As companies and investors increasingly say they are focused on climate and sustainability, the cryptocurrency’s huge carbon footprint could become a red flag.
Categories: Enviro.News

Walter Chambers, Birder Who Saw What Others Didn’t, Dies at 46

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 11:22
He worked night shifts as a pharmacist so that he could spend time scouring Georgia for unseen birds. He died of complications of Covid-19.
Categories: Enviro.News

Global Warming’s Deadly Combination: Heat and Humidity

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 10:04
A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Categories: Enviro.News

Oil Giants Prepare to Put Carbon Back in the Ground

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 04:00
Climate concerns push BP and other firms to seek new roles as pollution fighters.
Categories: Enviro.News

Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 03/07/2021 - 14:39
Legislation that the Mexican president has pushed would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.
Categories: Enviro.News

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:40
The tiny town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.
Categories: Enviro.News

Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 05:00
They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.
Categories: Enviro.News

Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 18:25
In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.
Categories: Enviro.News

Exxon Mobil’s Chief Says It Is ‘Supportive’ of Zero-Emission Goals

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 14:25
Darren Woods, in an interview before an annual presentation to investors, also suggested there was common ground with Biden administration policies.
Categories: Enviro.News

A Small Hint of Big Trouble in the Oceans

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 13:23
Some scientists fear that meltwater from Greenland may be affecting ocean currents that help regulate far-reaching weather patterns.
Categories: Enviro.News

California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:38
Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.
Categories: Enviro.News

Reversing Trump, Interior Department Moves Swiftly on Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:19
As Deb Haaland, President Biden's choice for Interior secretary, heads toward a showdown vote, the department she would head is moving ahead on environmental policies.
Categories: Enviro.News

Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:13
Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
Categories: Enviro.News

Can We Patch Up the Natural World We’ve Hurt?

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:28
In “Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.
Categories: Enviro.News

The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 04:00
As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.
Categories: Enviro.News

Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:43
New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced.
Categories: Enviro.News

For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:31
From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.
Categories: Enviro.News

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:19
The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.
Categories: Enviro.News

Jennifer Granholm is confirmed as energy secretary.

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:17
Ms. Granholm will oversee an agency that plays a leading role in researching and developing new energy technologies.
Categories: Enviro.News

Workhorse Stock Plunges After Losing USPS Contract

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:49
Workhorse, a small truck maker with big ambitions, was counting on the deal for a surge in revenue. Its shares lost $2 billion in value.
Categories: Enviro.News
Syndicate content