Jonathan Pershing to Leave Job as Climate Diplomat

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:27
Jonathan Pershing, a veteran diplomat, worked to reassert the U.S. role in global negotiations. He said he was optimistic that the world will avert climate catastrophe.
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Here’s What Scientists Know About the Tonga Volcano Eruption

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:04
The explosion probably won’t cool the planet as some previous eruptions have done, but it could affect weather in the short term.
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New Research Shows How Health Risks to Children Mount as Temperatures Rise

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 10:48
The first nationwide study on rising temperatures and younger Americans found that hotter days were associated with more visits to emergency rooms.
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Will Climate Action Happen Now?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 05:35
More Democrats are focusing on it.
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‘Build Back Better’ Hit a Wall, but Climate Action Could Move Forward

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:09
Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden’s agenda.
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Sprawling Coral Reef Resembling Roses Is Discovered Off Tahiti

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 16:38
The reef, which is just under two miles long and is in “pristine” condition, was found by a team of divers mapping the ocean floor for UNESCO.
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As Infrastructure Money Flows, Wastewater Improvements Are Key

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 10:07
The new law allocates $11.7 billion for wastewater and stormwater projects. Will it get to the impoverished communities who need it most?
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Sometimes, Life Stinks. So He Invented the Nasal Ranger.

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 10:04
For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.
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Predictions Favored Solar Over Wind Power. What Happened?

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 04:02
One lesson: Renewable technology benefits from early, consistent government support.
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A Trove of Old Photos Could Reveal the Future of These Arctic Glaciers

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 19:31
The Svalbard Islands, part of Norway, are warming seven times faster than the global average. Aerial pictures from the 1930s are helping researchers understand what that means for the region’s ice.
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Biden Administration Announces Plan to Spend Billions to Prevent Wildfires

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:59
The plan is an expensive one, but it is only partially funded.
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What We Know About the Tonga Volcano

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:17
The explosion probably won’t cool the planet as some previous eruptions have done, but its effects could be felt around the world in other ways.
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Can Anyone Satisfy Amazon’s Craving for Electric Vans?

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 15:55
The company has big plans to turn its delivery fleet green. But very few of the vehicles are made right now.
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Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 15:07
The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.
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Mexico Is Buying a Texas Oil Refinery in a Quest for Energy Independence

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 02:00
President López Obrador wants to halt most oil exports and imports of gasoline and other fuels. Critics say he is reneging on Mexico’s climate change commitments.
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Storm Moves Into the Northeast After Heavy Snow in the South

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 04:46
The system spawned tornadoes in Florida and knocked out power to nearly 200,000 customers in the Southeast. It could bring a foot or more of snow to western Pennsylvania and northern New York State.
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Don’t Just Watch: Team Behind ‘Don’t Look Up’ Urges Climate Action

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/12/2022 - 13:52
The satirical film about a comet hurtling toward Earth is a metaphor for climate change. It has broken a Netflix record and its director hopes it will mobilize public action.
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We Mapped a Year of Extreme Weather

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/12/2022 - 11:14
The Times analyzed temperature data from weather stations across the United States. The result: 2021 was a huge year for records, both high and low.
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Is Norway the Future of Cars?

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:40
The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts.
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Here’s How Climate Change and Covid Are Transforming Skiing

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/10/2022 - 14:46
There’s less snow and stricter rules, but skiers are adjusting in surprising ways.
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