Before Uttarakhand Flood, India Ignored Warnings

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 23:58
Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
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The Mouse That Survived a Volcanic Apocalypse

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:52
Much as small mammals outlived the dinosaur extinction, this rodent beat the odds when Pinatubo blew its top in the Philippines in 1991.
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Mountains, Ice and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disasters

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:52
Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.
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Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving More Than 100 Missing in Floods

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 18:52
Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.
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Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 17:43
Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.
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A Surprise in Africa: Air Pollution Falls as Economies Rise

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:13
Air quality is improving in one of the continent’s fastest-growing regions, researchers have found. If the trend can be sustained, it would be good news for human health and climate change.
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Oil Companies BP and Total Win Offshore Wind Leases in Britain

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:56
BP and Total plan to spend billions of dollars developing the wind farms in an effort to aid their shift to renewable energy.
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In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:09
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
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Coal-Fired Power Took a Beating During the Pandemic, Study Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:25
A broad move away from coal power was an important factor in pushing down global greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said, and could help accelerate a shift toward renewable energy.
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Future of Pacific Islands Forum Is in Doubt After Palau's Exit

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 02/06/2021 - 13:04
The future of an 18-nation group is in doubt after Palau abandoned it over a leadership dispute.
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What Does Climate Change Sound Like?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/05/2021 - 10:29
How we tried to tell the story of a warming planet. Plus, the woman behind The Daily’s crazy-busy calendar.
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Biden’s Policies Are Popular. What Does That Mean for Republicans?

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 17:57
Polls show that on issues like a stimulus bill, climate change and immigration, most Americans support the president’s plans. Torn by infighting, the G.O.P. is still figuring out its lines of attack.
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Paul Crutzen, Nobel Laureate Who Fought Climate Change, Dies at 87

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:41
He named our age the “Anthropocene” and warned the world of threats that certain chemicals posed to the ozone layer.
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Rebuild or Leave ‘Paradise’: Climate Change Dilemma Facing a Nicaraguan Coastal Town

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:05
Two major November hurricanes slammed into the same part of the Nicaraguan coast, laying waste to the Miskito village of Haulover. Faced with a future of intensifying storms, the residents must now consider whether to abandon their way of life by the ocean and move inland.
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Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 08:59
Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too.
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We Live in Disastrous Times. Why Can’t Disaster Movies Evolve?

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 04:00
George Clooney’s new apocalypse movie does what they all do: turn the end of the world into a personal issue. But the truth is we’re all in it together.
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Jim Justice, a G.O.P. Governor, on Why Biden Needs to ‘Go Big’ on Covid Aid

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 17:03
The governor of West Virginia, who supported a bigger relief bill than Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, initially did, spoke with us about government spending, Covid-19 vaccinations and climate policy.
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Court Faults France Over ‘Ecological Damage’ From Its Emissions Levels

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 13:41
A Paris court said the French state had failed to meet its commitments on greenhouse gas emissions. The lawsuit is among a growing number of such legal actions internationally.
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The Shift Toward Clean Cars

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 13:22
How big automakers are abandoning resistance
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They Want to Start Paying Mother Nature for All Her Hard Work

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 13:01
Ignoring the value of nature threatens humanity itself, according to a new British report on biodiversity and economics.
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