Burning Fossil Fuels Helped Drive Earth’s Most Massive Extinction

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:36
Massive volcanic eruptions ignited oil and coal deposits in Siberia in the events that led to the Permian-Triassic “Great Dying” event.
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These Shrimp Leave the Safety of Water and Walk on Land. But Why?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 11:02
A biologist decided to investigate a shrimp parade that attracts thousands of tourists in a province of Thailand.
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Why is Trump Still Pushing to Drill in Alaska's Arctic Refuge?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:48
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Why Biden Needs to Work With China on Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 19:43
The U.S.-China relationship is at its lowest point in a half century, but there are also converging interests on global warming.
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Trump Plan to Sell Arctic Oil Leases Will Face Challenges

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 16:57
If lease sales happen in the final days of the Trump administration, they may face disputes in court or could be reversed by the Biden administration.
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Time Runs Out for a U.S.-Canada Oil Pipeline

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 15:46
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan said the state would shut down a line between her state and Ontario that has been operating since the 1950s.
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Here’s How Biden Plans to Move Fast With a ‘Climate Administration'

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 14:19
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will embed climate policy throughout his government, not only in environmental agencies but in departments like justice, defense, the Treasury and transportation.
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Iota, Now a Hurricane, Is Season’s 30th Named Storm

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:31
A Category One storm, Iota was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane by Monday as it approached the coast of Central America, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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Barreling Toward Central America, Iota Becomes a Category 4 Hurricane

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:31
The storm, the second hurricane to strike Central America in less than two weeks, was expected to produce catastrophic winds and up to 30 inches of rain all week.
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Hurricane Iota Makes Landfall in Nicaragua

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:31
Forecasters warn that the storm could compound the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta, which pounded Central America less than two weeks ago. Iota made landfall about 15 miles from where Eta touched down.
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Christine Lagarde on Her Plans for the European Central Bank

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 04:00
The first female president of the E.C.B. recalibrates its mission.
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The 2020 Hurricane Season in Rewind

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 02:51
There have been 30 named storms this year, and 13 of them were hurricanes. It’s the most active Atlantic season on record.
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Trump Administration Moves to Sell Oil Rights in Arctic Refuge

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 16:55
The lease sales could occur just before Inauguration Day, leaving the administration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to try to reverse them after the fact.
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Using Wolves as First Responders Against a Deadly Brain Disease

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 11:22
Some scientists say that the predators are essential to curbing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease because they pick off weak deer.
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Climate Change and the 2020 Hurricane Record: What We Know

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:39
Scientists can’t say for sure whether global warming is causing more hurricanes, but they are confident that it’s changing the way storms behave. Here’s how.
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