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They Wanted You to Bet on Sharks. The Odds Were Not in Their Favor.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 16:11
Gambling on shark migration patterns could raise awareness, some experts say. But it could also fuel the animals’ reputation as mere entertainment.
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The Roman Republic Was Teetering. Then a Volcano Erupted 6,000 Miles Away.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:51
Scientists have linked historical political instability to a number of volcanic events, the latest involving an eruption in the Aleutian Islands.
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PG&E’s Plan to Resolve Bankruptcy Wins Court Approval

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 06/20/2020 - 15:09
A federal judge decided Saturday that the California utility can put itself back together in time to take part in a crucial wildfire liability fund.
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On a Pennsylvania Farm, ‘Nature Is Not Just Carrying On’

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:00
Quarantine in the country means fresh air and space, but a writer’s sense of good fortune is darkened by the state of nature. “What I’m observing is unsettling,” she says.
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Scientists Predict Scorching Temperatures to Last Through Summer

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:04
Hotter than normal temperatures are expected across almost all of the United States into September, government researchers said.
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PG&E Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Causing Deadly Fire

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:04
A judge approved an agreement between the California utility and a prosecutor after hearing from survivors whose loved ones were among the 84 people killed in the Camp Fire.
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PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Counts of Manslaughter in Camp Fire Case

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:32
The California utility’s transmission line started the 2018 fire that killed dozens and destroyed the town of Paradise.
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E.P.A. Won’t Regulate Toxic Compound Linked to Fetal Brain Damage

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:53
The move was widely expected after The New York Times reported last month that the agency’s administrator had decided to effectively defy a court order.
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Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:33
Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found.
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The Iciest Waters Around Antarctica Are Less Icy

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:45
An unusual combination of events caused the Weddell Sea to lose more sea ice than in recent years.
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Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:21
Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.
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In 5 Countries, Overwhelming Majorities Want Cleaner Air, Poll Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:24
A new survey in five countries found significant support for stricter air quality regulations and enforcement of existing rules.
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The Environmental Justice Wake-Up Call

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 09:58
Also this week, all that cardboard from ordering online.
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NOAA Chief Violated Ethics Code in Furor Over Trump Tweet, Agency Says

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 08:34
Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.
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The Return of the Platypuses

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:30
Rescued from Australia’s fires, a small fleet of wild platypuses is launched back into their wetland home and into an uncertain future.
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BP Prepares for a Future That Needs Less Oil

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 13:17
The energy giant said its oil and gas assets were worth less, a move reflecting broad changes in the industry.
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A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 01:00
Efforts to block research on climate change don’t just come from the Trump political appointees on top. Lower managers in government are taking their cues, and running with them.
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PG&E Gives Wildfire Victims More Stock in Bankruptcy Plan

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:07
The company is increasing the number of shares it will give homeowners and businesses that lost properties during fires caused by its equipment.
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Mining Firm Plans to Destroy Indigenous Australian Sites, Despite Outcry

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:58
Just weeks after another company was criticized for razing ancient caves in the Pilbara desert, BHP said it would expand an iron ore mine on land that contains rock shelters some 15,000 years old.
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Where Jaguars Are Killed, New Common Factor Emerges: Chinese Investment

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 14:17
Poaching of the big cats is on the rise, and a new study links their slaughter to corruption as well as investment from Chinese companies.
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