Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:16
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
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A Strong Case Against a Pesticide Does Not Faze E.P.A. Under Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:01
For decades, scientists have warned of mounting evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos may threaten children’s development.
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The Health Issue: The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.
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The Health Issue: What Animals Taught Me About Being Human

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00
Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.
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The Health Issue: The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00
A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps give rise to new drugs.
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Global Health: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:13
The catastrophe set off an unexpected shortage of iodine, leaving children in faraway countries vulnerable to cognitive deficits.
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A Photo From Space Shows Belgium Shining Bright, and Social Media Lights Up

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 06:54
Photos taken by a French astronaut sparked a discussion about their beauty — and also raised questions about energy use.
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Tillerson, in Alaska, Gives No Hint on Paris Climate Accord

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 18:16
At a meeting of the Arctic Council, the secretary of state was noncommittal when asked about the administration’s view on the landmark climate agreement.
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Matter: To Simulate Climate Change, Scientists Build Miniature Worlds

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:02
A series of experimental “mesocosms” in Australia show that a warming world will have unexpected effects on marine ecosystems.
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In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:30
Senators voted 51 to 49 to block a measure that would have undone a regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land.
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Trump Administration Delays Decision on Leaving Climate Pact

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:38
The announcement encouraged advocates of the landmark accord, who hope that President Trump’s fellow heads of state can pressure him to remain in the pact.
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Arctic Nations to Meet Amid Unsettled U.S. Stance on Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:37
With the Trump administration still undecided about the Paris climate accord, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is to head to a meeting of the Arctic Council in Alaska.
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Stay In or Leave the Paris Climate Deal? Lessons From Kyoto

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:46
The Paris accord provides its members with more flexibility than the earlier Kyoto Protocol, an argument for those who want the United States to remain in the deal.
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Tundra May Be Shifting Alaska to Put Out More Carbon Than It Stores, Study Says

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:00
Researchers focused on warmer weather that keeps the tundra from freezing until later, allowing processes that release carbon dioxide to continue longer.
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By Degrees: A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:32
Politics intruded on climate science in Australia. The scientists fought back, led by John Church, a leading world expert on sea level rise.
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E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 19:19
A spokesman for the agency’s administrator said he would consider replacing the academic scientists with representatives from industries the agency is supposed to regulate.
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Opinion: Are These Birds Too Sexy to Survive?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 13:34
Natural selection can’t explain this.
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Trilobites: In Disposable Mucus Houses, These Zooplankton Filter the Oceans

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:00
Scientists near Monterey Bay in California find that giant larvaceans, a kind of zooplankton, can filter all of the water between 300 and 1,000 feet in the bay in less than two weeks.
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Philippines Rejects Environment Chief Who Took On Mining Interests

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 06:46
Before her appointment was shot down in Congress, Gina Lopez had acted aggressively to close mining companies accused of violating environmental laws.
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The New Threat to Wolves in and Around Yellowstone

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:38
Packs of the animals, once endangered, have flourished, but biologists worry about the effects of renewed hunting outside the national park.
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