Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:01
No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
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The Voyages Issue: In the Land of Giants

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:00
Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
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Americans Ate 19% Less Beef From ’05 to ’14, Report Says

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:00
The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, said lower demand reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
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Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:28
The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants.
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Falling Trees Kill at Least 19 at Kintampo Waterfall in Ghana

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:35
A rainstorm toppled trees onto people, most of them students who had come to swim at the popular site, Ghanaian officials said.
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Despite Pollution, Coal Plant Is Cleared to Reopen in New Delhi

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:00
In addition, India’s environment minister dismissed a report that linked air pollution to a million premature deaths each year.
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As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:18
A landfill at the edge of Addis Ababa where at least 113 people died has been the capital’s main dumping ground for decades.
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We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 07:35
Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
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Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:17
Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.
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Mount Etna Erupts in Sicily, Injuring at Least 10

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:08
Firestorm met tweetstorm when a BBC crew was caught up in a blast of steam and molten lava from Europe’s biggest volcano.
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Trilobites: A Search for Clues to What Causes Whale Strandings

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:20
Researchers develop a model they hope can be used to understand how dolphins and whales react physiologically to threats from predators and people.
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Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:00
If most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.
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Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:18
Dozens of homes and businesses in Brooklyn have been wired into a microgrid, which allows members to exchange excess-electricity credits.
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High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:31
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
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Lake Baikal Journal: A Russian Lake’s Future Hangs on Tourists and Toilets

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:22
The fight to protect Lake Baikal, the world’s largest body of unfrozen freshwater, has shifted from industrial pollution to more mundane matters like sewage.
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Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 19:08
A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.
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Meet Diego, the Centenarian Whose Sex Drive Saved His Species

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:39
By fathering hundreds, a giant tortoise in the Galápagos Islands reversed the threat of extinction. Another, earning the name Lonesome George, was unable to do the same.
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Trilobites: First Underwater Video of Elusive True’s Beaked Whales

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:12
Beaked whales, like those filmed in the Azores in 2013, spend much of their time deep underwater, which makes study difficult.
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Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Conflicting and Confusing

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:09
The president has spoken often about climate change, energy, coal and wind turbines. His statements are often provocative but not always consistent. A sampling.
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With Rebels Gone, Colombia Jumps Into the Pot Industry

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:50
The government, which has received billions in American aid to eradicate the drug trade, will license a small number of companies to cultivate medical marijuana.
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