Many Maine Households Are Installing Climate-Friendly Heat Pumps

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/02/2024 - 15:10
The percentage of households burning home heating oil is the highest in the country. Yet no other state is adopting climate-friendly heat pumps as fast.
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Nancy Wallace, Fervent Savior of the Bronx River, Dies at 93

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/02/2024 - 08:50
She helped transform a watery graveyard for automobiles, tires and appliances into an urban greenbelt for New York City and Westchester County.
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He Wants Oil Money Off Campus. She’s Funded by Exxon. They’re Friends.

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 18:39
The two friends, both climate researchers, recently spent hours confronting the choices that will shape their careers, and the world. Their ideas are very different.
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Inside the E.P.A. Decision to Narrow Two Big Climate Rules

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 18:26
Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, said the Biden administration would meet its climate goals despite tweaking regulations on automobiles and power plants
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2 Charged After Pouring Red Powder Over Case Holding U.S. Constitution

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 18:11
Two activists poured the powder over the protective case at the National Archives Museum last month to call attention to climate change, prosecutors said.
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Nuclear Power Bill Passed by House, Support Grows in Congress

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 17:11
Measures moving through Congress to encourage new reactors are receiving broad bipartisan support, as lawmakers embrace a once-contentious technology.
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New E.P.A. Rules Aim to Minimize Damage From Chemical Facilities

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 08:29
The rules require facilities to explicitly address threats such as wildfires or flooding, including those linked to climate change.
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E.P.A. to Exempt Existing Gas Plants From Tough New Rules, for Now.

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/29/2024 - 17:18
The delay reflects opposition from industry leaders and some swing state Democrats.
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Climate Change Is Raising Texas’ Already High Wildfire Risks

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/29/2024 - 15:51
The Smokehouse Creek fire is a sign of more to come. Property insurers in Texas are already responding.
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The Farming Conundrum

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/29/2024 - 13:35
Agriculture is a big contributor to climate change — is there a path to reinvention?
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Courts Give States New Power to Protect Groundwater

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/29/2024 - 13:02
In the space of a few weeks, judges in Idaho, Nevada and Montana have altered the landscape for conserving dwindling aquifers.
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Why Leap Day Is Really About Party Planning

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 23:01
Judah Levine, top time researcher, explains how Feb. 29 was invented to keep the major holidays from colliding.
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N.Y. State Sues JBS, the Brazilian Beef Giant, Over Its Climate Claims

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 19:13
The lawsuit says the meatpacking company has made a series of misleading statements about its environmental efforts.
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These Cities Aren’t Banning Meat. They Just Want You to Eat More Plants.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 10:52
Meat and dairy production are linked to emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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3-D Data of Alcatraz Island Is Captured by Experts for Map

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 04:00
The former prison known as the Rock faces seismic activity, climate change and general deterioration. A wondrous new map could help save it.
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In Chicago, It’s Summer in February

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 19:46
An unseasonably warm winter peaked on Tuesday with melting ice rinks and 70-degree weather. Temperatures will plummet from there, but even so, this winter without winter has left some people rattled.
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A Doctor’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 17:20
For 40 years, Dr. Jane Burns has been working to find the cause of Kawasaki disease, an illness that can lead to aneurysms and heart attacks. Her work has brought together a most unlikely team.
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Scientists Are Freaking Out About Ocean Temperatures

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:40
“It’s like an omen of the future.”
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North Carolina ‘Forever Chemical’ Plant Violates Human Rights, U.N. Panel Says

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 13:56
The allegations of human rights violations linked to pollution from the factory broadens a yearslong battle over the site and over the chemicals known as PFAS.
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Why Is Mercury Stubbornly High in Tuna? Researchers Might Have an Answer.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:54
Old accumulations of the toxic metal in the deep sea are circulating into shallower waters where the fish feed, new research found.
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