Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 16:58
Officials said that at least 17 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
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After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 19:55
Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.
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Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 14:38
The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
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Illegal Logging Is Blamed for Worsening Floods in Ukraine

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:54
Environmentalists say illegal logging in the Carpathian Mountains is contributing to flooding. Rising waters forced the partial evacuation of a hospital treating Covid-19 patients.
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Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:59
Sea lions are often referred to as “dogs of the sea.” On a small island off the Baja coast, where the playful animals populate every rocky outcropping, they live up to their nickname.
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Another Reason to Cut Down on Plastics

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:06
Also this week, face masks for the environmentally conscious
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With Much of the World’s Economy Slowed Down, Green Energy Powers On

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:09
Wind giants are trying to shrug off the effects of the pandemic.
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Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 07:50
After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.
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Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 14:23
The policy road map, expected on Tuesday, could guide the party if it gains control of Congress and the White House in November.
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Even the South Pole Is Warming, and Quickly, Scientists Say

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:16
Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.
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John J. Mooney, an Inventor of the Catalytic Converter, Dies at 90

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 16:49
The device he developed with a colleague in the 1970s has prevented billions of tons of carbon emissions from being spewed by cars, trucks and lawn mowers.
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How Cities Are Trying to Avert Gridlock After Coronavirus Lockdowns

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:16
Officials are trying to prevent a return to urban gridlock and pollution as residents begin to travel again.
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The Great Wonders Beyond the Great Reef

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:00
A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and geologic features.
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New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:46
More than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.
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Historic Arctic Heat Wave Roasts Siberia

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:21
Wildfires are spreading. The mosquitoes are ravenous. People are shielding their windows from the midnight sun with foil and blankets.
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Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:39
Coronavirus shutdowns have cut pollution, and that’s opened the door to a “giant, global environmental experiment” with potentially far-reaching consequences.
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Kirk Smith, Towering Figure in Environmental Science, Dies at 73

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 15:40
Dr. Smith’s meticulous research established household pollution as one of the leading causes of disease and death in the developing world.
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Projects to Stash Carbon Dioxide Underground Get a Boost

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:20
The government, after years of delays, is finally clarifying rules on tax breaks for companies that use carbon capture to fight climate change.
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How a Ruling on Gay and Transgender Rights May Help the Climate

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 09:49
Also this week, how to help reinvent your workplace.
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Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 22:44
Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.
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