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Supreme Court Could Give Trump Second Chance at Environmental Rollbacks

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:57
Court losses are piling up for President Trump's environmental deregulation agenda. But a second term in the White House could help them stick.
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Trump Administration Releases Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:43
The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.
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China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:58
Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.
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A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate Long-Term Weather Predictions

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:38
Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in the tropics.
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At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:23
This year’s events come amid a climate reckoning in the world’s richest country. Here are the takeaways.
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Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:41
The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.
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Chief Executive of Embattled Alaskan Mine Project Resigns

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 17:55
The executive made “offensive” remarks about the state’s political leaders, the company said, in meetings recorded by an environmental group.
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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 15:29
The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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Heat and Drought Team Up More Frequently, With Disastrous Results

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:44
A new study finds that what used to be a rare weather double whammy has been occurring more frequently in recent decades because of climate change.
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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:29
The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.
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Democratic Donors Push Biden for a Cabinet Free of Fossil Fuel Connections

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:15
A group of more than 60 donors is urging Joe Biden to renounce advisers with ties to the fossil fuel industry.
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Getting Climate Into the Presidential Debates

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:14
Also this week, learning to live with smoke. And, climate experts talk about the future.
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We’ll Have to Learn to Live With Smoke. Here’s Why.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:34
There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke.
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356 Elephants Dropped Dead. Did This Bacteria Poison Them?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 08:59
Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.
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Hundreds of Whales Stranded Off Tasmania

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 21:29
More than 450 pilot whales became stranded on the west coast of the island state in Australia. Rescuers estimate that over half of them have already died.
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Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:18
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.
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China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:07
President Xi Jinping pledged, among other goals, to achieve “carbon neutrality by 2060.” It was China’s boldest promise yet on climate change.
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Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In. The Next Moves Will Be Crucial.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:01
The Times spoke to two dozen experts who said decisions made now would spell the difference between a difficult future and something far worse.
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U.S. and European Oil Giants Go Different Ways on Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:30
While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots.
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Inside a Wildfire Inferno

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:37
In a new documentary on FX and Hulu, The New York Times shows what it’s like to live through a wildfire. These are the stories of the people who decided to stay put and confront the extraordinary blazes that left 46 million acres of Australia scorched earlier this year.
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