For Shielding Endangered Neighbors, Pandas Make Flimsy Umbrellas

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 04:00
A new study challenges a common hypothesis about how protecting charismatic species also conserves animals that are less well known.
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The Words That Are In and Out With the Biden Administration

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:06
“The president has been clear to all of us — words matter, tone matters and civility matters,” said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.
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Haaland, With a Key Vote in Her Column, Appears Headed for Confirmation

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:07
Senator Joe Manchin III, who oversees the confirmation hearing, said he would support Representative Deb Haaland, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Interior Department.
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Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:44
What happened in Texas is a warning for the rest of America
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What’s Really Behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:09
Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.
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John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:28
John Kerry’s remarks stood in sharp contrast to the American stance under the previous administration, which tried to block even general mentions of global warming at the world body.
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Seismic Survey of Alaskan Arctic Refuge Won’t Move Forward

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 06:49
A missed deadline for flights to look for polar bears means the work to locate oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively killed.
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Deb Haaland, Biden's Pick for Interior Dept., Embodies Partisan Chasm

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 21:18
President Biden’s choice for interior secretary faces her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Democrats see her as embodying the hopes of the new administration; Republicans object to her activism.
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Avalanche Warnings Are Issued in Northwest

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 03:38
The warnings came as heavier-than-usual rainfall and snowfall was expected to hit parts of Washington and Oregon.
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Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 02/21/2021 - 11:44
Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one-third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.
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When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 18:11
Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.
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Thieves Nationwide Are Swiping Catalytic Converters

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 16:47
The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.
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Texas Storms, California Heat Waves and ‘Vulnerable’ Utilities

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 18:21
Power failures have cast a spotlight on whether energy companies and regulators are doing enough to prepare for climate change and natural disasters.
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Imbolo Mbue Has Been Working Toward This Moment

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 17:54
Her novel, “How Beautiful We Were,” is a story about how people respond to environmental destruction. It was delayed by the pandemic and before that by the success of her previous book, “Behold the Dreamers.”
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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to an Ancient Geomagnetic Disruption

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:00
A shift in Earth’s poles 42,000 years ago may have drastically altered the planet’s climate, scientists have found — and they’re naming the period after the author Douglas Adams.
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Winter Storm Brings Icy Temperatures and Cuts Power Across U.S.

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 08:06
At least 2.5 million customers, most of them in Texas, had lost electricity by early Monday as weather advisories extended from coast to coast.
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As Winter Sweeps the South, Fed Officials Focus on Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 20:49
A top Federal Reserve official says climate scenario analysis could be valuable in making sure that banks mind their climate-tied weak spots.
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Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:33
Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.
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Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:52
As the freak winter storm raged, historically marginalized communities were among the first to face power outages, experts say.
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A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:51
Systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.
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