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Trilobites: In Disposable Mucus Houses, These Zooplankton Filter the Oceans

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:00
Scientists near Monterey Bay in California find that giant larvaceans, a kind of zooplankton, can filter all of the water between 300 and 1,000 feet in the bay in less than two weeks.
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Philippines Rejects Environment Chief Who Took On Mining Interests

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 06:46
Before her appointment was shot down in Congress, Gina Lopez had acted aggressively to close mining companies accused of violating environmental laws.
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The New Threat to Wolves in and Around Yellowstone

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:38
Packs of the animals, once endangered, have flourished, but biologists worry about the effects of renewed hunting outside the national park.
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Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:23
An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.
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Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of Polluting

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 23:46
The plan would cut nickel production by half in the country, the world’s top nickel exporter. Mining companies are joined by indigenous tribes in opposing the plan.
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Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:53
Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.
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A Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Plastic Bags, Researchers Say

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:44
Wax worms are able to break down the bonds in a popular synthetic polymer, which may someday help to reduce pollution.
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What Is the Antiquities Act and Why Does President Trump Want to Change It?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:01
The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation.
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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:00
Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.
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The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:58
Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.
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Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:16
The asteroid, 2014 JO25, which is approximately 2,000 feet end-to-end, was about 1.1 million miles away when it passed by on Wednesday morning.
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Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00
A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.
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Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:00
Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists call “river piracy.”
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It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:34
Just a year after weather patterns were altered worldwide, scientists see signs that more disruption may be brewing.
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Scott Pruitt Faces Anger From Right Over E.P.A. Finding He Won’t Fight

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:48
Critics charge the agency’s administrator should have challenged a legal finding that underpinned the Obama climate policies, but he refuses to budge.
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Trilobites: An Ice Scientist’s Worst Nightmare

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:05
A storage freezer in the Canadian Ice Core Archive failed this month, resulting in the loss of millennia-old samples gathered from around the Canadian Arctic.
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Trilobites: An Ice Scientist’s Worst Nightmare

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:05
A storage freezer in the Canadian Ice Core Archive failed this month, resulting in the loss of millennia-old samples gathered from around the Canadian Arctic.
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More Permafrost Than Thought May Be Lost as Planet Warms

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:00
A study suggests that as the planet warms toward 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, each degree Celsius of warming will lead to the thawing of 1.5 million square miles of permafrost.
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Scientists Fear Climate Data Gap as Trump Aims at Satellites

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:43
Even if Congress votes to keep NASA environmental missions, the nation’s climate monitoring faces challenges, researchers say.
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What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:17
President Trump’s proposed cuts in environmental programs go far beyond climate change. They would also affect clean water, law enforcement and pollution cleanup.
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