Lake Baikal Journal: A Russian Lake’s Future Hangs on Tourists and Toilets

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:22
The fight to protect Lake Baikal, the world’s largest body of unfrozen freshwater, has shifted from industrial pollution to more mundane matters like sewage.
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Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 19:08
A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.
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Meet Diego, the Centenarian Whose Sex Drive Saved His Species

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:39
By fathering hundreds, a giant tortoise in the Galápagos Islands reversed the threat of extinction. Another, earning the name Lonesome George, was unable to do the same.
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Trilobites: First Underwater Video of Elusive True’s Beaked Whales

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:12
Beaked whales, like those filmed in the Azores in 2013, spend much of their time deep underwater, which makes study difficult.
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Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Conflicting and Confusing

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:09
The president has spoken often about climate change, energy, coal and wind turbines. His statements are often provocative but not always consistent. A sampling.
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With Rebels Gone, Colombia Jumps Into the Pot Industry

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:50
The government, which has received billions in American aid to eradicate the drug trade, will license a small number of companies to cultivate medical marijuana.
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When Is a Drought Over? A Wet California Wants to Know

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 03:00
Reservoirs are overflowing. Dams are straining. So why is California still officially in a drought? We answer some questions Californians, and others, may have.
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E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:20
The statement by Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, contradicts scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is heating the planet.
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Across the Parched Prairie, Fires Scorch 2,300 Square Miles

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:42
At least six people have been killed in wildfires burning across four states, including three ranch hands trying to save cattle in the Texas Panhandle.
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E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:22
Scott Pruitt seems intent on building an E.P.A. leadership that is fundamentally at odds with the officials who carry out the agency’s missions.
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Activists Rush to Save Government Science Data — If They Can Find It

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:35
The Trump administration has begun changing some government websites. A group of concerned citizens has been working to preserve data it sees as politically vulnerable.
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Take a Number: Volkswagen’s Emissions Fraud May Affect Mortality Rate in Europe

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:10
Software that allowed the auto manufacturer to skirt environmental rules could lead to 1,200 deaths because of excess air pollution, researchers said.
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Pawnee Nation Sues Oklahoma Oil Companies in Tribal Court Over Earthquake Damage

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:45
The tribe, exerting its sovereignty, brought the case over property damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude quake in September likely caused by fracking.
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Trump Got Nearly $1 Million in Energy-Efficiency Subsidies in 2012

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:42
The acceptance of incentives by a developer seems at odds with the policies that he now promotes as president.
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Sydney’s Swelter Has a Climate Change Link, Scientists Say

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 22:01
Heat waves like those that affected southeastern Australia early this year are much more likely with human-caused global warming, a study has found.
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Mount Etna, Europe’s Most Active Volcano, Puts On a Show

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:22
The volcano roared to life this week on the island of Sicily in an eruption that could be seen for miles.
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Travel Tips: How to Have a Green Vacation

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 05:00
Find a hotel that is environmentally friendly, try to bike or walk, eat local — and don’t buy plastic water bottles.
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Take a Number: For Some Arctic Plants, Spring Arrives Almost a Month Earlier

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:16
Many plants in Greenland are beginning to emergeearlier, with possible consequences for the low Arctic ecosystem, scientists find.
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In California, a Move to Ease the Pressures on Aging Dams

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 03:00
A tract of farmland, inadvertently flooded, shows a “softer” path to managing the state’s immense water system in an era of climate change.
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Trending: New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:12
Resorts in places like the Maldives, Bali and Malaysia are working to rebuild damaged coral reefs, and guests can help.
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