FEMA, Racing to Provide Virus Relief, Is Running Short on Front-Line Staff

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:40
The agency leading the coronavirus response nationwide is facing a staffing crunch and has closed its training facilities to avoid spreading the virus, officials say.
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How Do You Make a Less Toxic Blue Dye? Start With Red Beets

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:14
Usually these root vegetables cause pink stains, but with a little bit of chemistry, Brazilian researchers found they could produce another hue.
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E.P.A. Threatens Legal Action Against Sellers of Fake Coronavirus Cleaners

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 06:11
The federal government is asking online retailers to take unregistered products that falsely claim protection from coronavirus off the market.
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A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 13:44
Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.
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Coronavirus Delays Key Global Climate Talks

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:44
This year’s United Nations-sponsored climate talks, widely regarded as the most important climate meeting of the last four years, were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:45
Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away.
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Japan’s climate plan sends ‘wrong signal’

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:34
Also this week, a bright spot in locked-down cities
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Trump Calls New Fuel Economy Rule a Boon. Some Experts See Steep Costs.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:19
The president said the measure, announced Tuesday, would lift the economy, but outside analysts said the administration's rosy numbers did not represent an accurate accounting of its costs.
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Oil Companies on Tumbling Prices: ‘Disastrous, Devastating’

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:57
The use of gasoline and other fuels is dropping as Saudi Arabia and Russia increase production, sending oil prices to their lowest level in a generation.
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U.S. to Announce Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules, a Key Effort to Fight Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:46
The Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030.
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Out of Retirement, Into the Coronavirus Fight

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:20
These are a few of the retired nurses, doctors and other health care workers helping to shore up a system under siege.
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Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:57
She’s in England, in the house she grew up in, and she has a few thoughts about chimpanzees, the coronavirus pandemic and the loo paper shortage.
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Vodka From Thin Air: An Unusual Climate Prize Hits a Coronavirus Snag

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:32
Inventors were about to test their ideas for making money by selling things made out of carbon dioxide, the main culprit in global warming. Then the pandemic struck.
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FEMA Says at Least 7 People at the Disaster Agency Have the Coronavirus

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 22:06
Union officials at FEMA say they would like to know where they work in order to warn other employees who might be exposed and to avoid putting the public at added risk.
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Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:32
Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.
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How to Take Care of Your Lungs

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 08:06
If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.
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In Negotiations, Givers Are Smarter Than Takers

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 07:04
Generosity is a sign of intelligence, and givers are the rising tide that lifts all boats.
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E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:42
The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges. 
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In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:29
Backers of single-use plastic bags, battered by a series of bans nationwide, are using the health scare to argue their bags are cleaner and safer.
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Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:03
For the third time in five years, abnormally warm water has caused a “mass bleaching” of coral, and some of it will not survive. Scientists say global warming is killing reefs worldwide.
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