As Climate Envoy, John Kerry Faces Tough Path

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 18:34
As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.
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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Low, but It’s Not as Low as Recent Years

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 13:42
Cool conditions north of Alaska in August reduced melting, scientists say, but the overall is still downward.
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The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:55
Definitive answers to the big questions.
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Economic Impact of Climate Change in Europe Is Scrutinized

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:26
The European Central Bank put the region’s economy under a microscope to assess the impact of climate change action and inaction.
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Europe’s Energy Prices Soar Amid Switch to Renewable Resources

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:15
Britain and the rest of Europe are watching natural gas prices and utility bills soar, and Russia is coming under pressure to provide more gas.
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China Pledges to Stop Building Coal Plants Abroad: Explained

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:14
Beijing is the undisputed king of coal, but the announcement at the United Nations General Assembly this week was cautiously welcomed by climate experts.
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United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Pathway’ With Current Climate Pledges

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:06
An accounting of promises made by countries in the years since the Paris accord found that they are not enough to avoid drastic impacts from climate change.
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Big Pledges From China and the U.S.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:01
World leaders meeting at the United Nations this week, and climate is dominating the talks.
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What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 09:42
The United Nations General Assembly session, the world’s biggest diplomatic convocation, will commandeer attention with a lineup of leader speeches starting Tuesday.
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What Will It Take for Electric Vehicles to Create Jobs, Not Cut Them?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 08:06
A report by a liberal think tank tries to quantify the potential employment gains and losses, concluding that subsidies will be crucial.
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Peter Weakens to a Tropical Depression

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 04:18
The storm is not expected to affect the mainland United States, a meteorologist said.
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Rose Is Downgraded to a Tropical Depression

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 04:17
The storm, which formed off the west coast of Africa, is currently not expected to impact the U.S. directly, a meteorologist said.
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At U.N., Biden Calls for Diplomacy, Not Conflict, but Some Are Skeptical

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 02:01
The president said he wants global cooperation to meet challenges, but some allies and adversaries say his actions point to confrontation with China and unilateral action, belying his words.
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China Pledges to Stop Building Coal-Burning Power Plants Abroad

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 17:50
It marks a major shift for one of the biggest backers of coal-fired plants globally. Still, China remains heavily reliant on new coal plants at home, and is the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases.
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California’s Wildfires Had an Invisible Impact: High Carbon Dioxide Emissions

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 15:12
From June to August, the blazes emitted far more planet-warming carbon dioxide than in any other summer in nearly two decades, satellite data shows.
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Biden Vows to Double Aid on Climate, a Key Issue at U.N. Gathering

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:25
The pledge, which depends on congressional approval, is considered key to the success of the U.N.-led climate talks that are planned for November in Glasgow.
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Endangered African Penguins, With Multiple Bee Stings, Are Found Dead

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 03:28
Dead bees were found near where the birds died at a park in South Africa, said officials, who suggested the bees may have become aggressive after their nest was disturbed.
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Biden Administration to Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 22:13
The move, aimed at protecting workers in sectors like agriculture and construction, reflects a growing recognition of the health threats posed by global warming.
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Bezos Puts $1 Billion of $10 Billion Climate Pledge Into Conservation

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:35
A year after announcing the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon founder detailed how some of the money would be spent.
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Royal Dutch Shell Is Selling Its Permian Basin Oil Holdings to ConocoPhillips

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 18:52
The deal with ConocoPhillips comes with oil prices high, Permian production strong and Shell under pressure to move faster to cut carbon emissions.
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