Europe’s Heat Wave, Fueled by Climate Change, Moves to Greenland

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 08/04/2019 - 17:25
The four-day hot spell was rare for France and the Netherlands, researchers say, but it used to be a lot rarer.
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What These Student Debaters Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 08/04/2019 - 14:15
For those who recently attended a debate camp, the Democratic debates were not a chance to undercut rivals or wring donations but something else: a lesson plan.
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Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:59
The president claimed a government monitoring agency had released deforestation data with the intent to harm Brazil’s image abroad, a decision that incited protests from environmental organizations.
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Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:22
With advances in synthetic biology, researchers and entrepreneurs strive to create cows’ milk without cows.
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One Thing You Can Do: Reduce Unwanted Mail

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:01
Also this week, the high cost of the world’s natural disasters
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In Zimbabwe, the Water Taps Run Dry and Worsen ‘a Nightmare’

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 17:35
Most residents in the country’s capital only get running water once a week, leading to serpentine queues at municipal boreholes across the city.
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Homes Are Being Built the Fastest in Many Flood-Prone Areas, Study Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:54
Increased awareness of climate change has not diminished Americans' appetite for building homes in flood zones, new data show.
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Prince Harry Plans 2 Children ‘Maximum,’ for the Sake of the Planet

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:37
“We are the one species on this planet that seems to think that this place belongs to us, and only us,” the British royal said in an issue of British Vogue.
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200 Reindeer Starved to Death. Experts Call It a Sign of Climate Change.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:15
Scientists surveying reindeer populations in Norway said the deaths occurred on iced pastures in the Arctic, a result of global warming’s effect on a vulnerable ecosystem.
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Ethiopia Says It Planted Over 350 Million Trees in a Day, a Record

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 22:16
The initiative is part of a campaign by the prime minister to plant four billion trees in the country before the fall to combat deforestation and global warming.
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Why Climate Activists Packed the Streets Outside the Democratic Debate

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:16
Protesters gathered for a hard-to-miss rally in Detroit on Tuesday afternoon, hours before the first of two Democratic presidential debates.
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How to Buy Carbon Offsets

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:43
Also this week: A climate diplomat looks to the future, and your letters about trees.
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Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Release Climate ‘Equity’ Plan

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:56
The Democratic candidate for president and the powerful House freshman are building on the Green New Deal with a plan to prioritize low-income communities.
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Greta Thunberg to Attend New York Climate Talks. She’ll Take a Sailboat.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 22:22
The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will cross the Atlantic in an open-cockpit racing yacht to attend a United Nations summit meeting on global warming.
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Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 00:55
Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement.
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As Extreme Heat Becomes New Normal in Europe, Governments Scramble to Respond

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 17:07
Heat records were smashed across much of Europe this week, leaving officials searching for short- and longer-term solutions to help people endure temperatures soaring over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Ethics Office Examines Allegations That Interior Dept. Officials Violated Transparency Laws

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 08:21
The department’s internal ethics watchdog is examining whether top Trump appointees violated open-record laws by withholding or delaying the release of public files.
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Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 08:21
The bond-rating agency's purchase of Four Twenty Seven suggests that governments and companies that ignore climate threats could be penalized.
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Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 08:21
Four of the world’s largest automakers, including the Ford Motor Company, have struck a deal with California to reduce tailpipe pollution.
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A Heat Wave Bakes Europe, Where Air-Conditioning Is Scarce

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 02:36
Temperatures broke records, but while air-conditioning use is up among Europeans, it remains far less common than elsewhere in the world.
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