Trilobites: How Far to the Next Forest? A New Way to Measure Deforestation

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:29
Researchers develop a new metric on deforestation, hoping the information will guide conservation and educate the public.
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Xochimilco Journal: An Aquatic Paradise in Mexico, Pushed to the Edge of Extinction

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:30
Experts say that the exploitation of wetlands in southern Mexico City could lead to the destruction of the area’s bucolic canals within a few years.
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How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:29
A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.
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A Push for Diesel Leaves London Gasping Amid Record Pollution

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:55
Britain’s efforts to aid the environment have inadvertently led to a spike in an even more insidious form of air pollution than the deadly smog of 1952.
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E.P.A. Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:56
Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency.
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Matter: Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:00
An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.
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First Words: Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More?

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 04:00
When some climate scientists began saying we’d entered a new epoch, they meant to draw attention to human effects on climate. Now, to their dismay, it’s become a tech call to arms for more disruption.
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A Race to Document Rare Plants Before These Cliffs Are Ground to Dust

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:44
The species native to Cambodia’s limestone karsts exist nowhere else. Now these unique environments are being pulverized for cement.
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The Debunker: No Data Manipulation in 2015 Climate Study, Researchers Say

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:41
A British tabloid said American government scientists overstated global temperatures to influence climate talks. Other scientists say that did not happen.
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Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 04:01
Great Bear Lake in Canada is the first Unesco Biosphere Reserve led by an indigenous community. They guard it as if it were the last hope for humanity. They may have a point.
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Scott Pruitt Is Seen Cutting the E.P.A. With a Scalpel, Not a Cleaver

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 18:33
President Trump’s nominee, who is expected to be confirmed this week, knows as well as anyone the legal limits on deregulation.
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G.O.P. Hurries to Slash Oil and Gas Rules, Ending Industries’ 8-Year Wait

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 11:36
Not since the Reagan administration has Washington moved so quickly to nullify so many federal regulations.
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By Degrees: Republicans Try a New Tack on Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:17
Trump cabinet nominees offer a more nuanced view of climate change: The Earth is warming, but the impact of human activities remains uncertain.
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Science Will Suffer Under Trump’s Travel Ban, Researchers Say

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:19
College officials and policy makers say that new restrictions on travel will affect thousands of students and researchers and set back scientific inquiry.
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Gazing Into Danakil Depression’s Mirror, and Seeing Mars Stare Back

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 04:00
Scientists are studying this area in a remote region of Ethiopia — one of the hottest places on Earth — to understand the possibilities of life on other planets and moons.
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Mongolians Demonstrate in Capital Demanding Action on Smog

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 12:25
Thousands of Mongolians stood in frigid weather on Saturday for the second time this winter to demand that the government strengthen its response to the smog that routinely blankets Ulan Bator.
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In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 04:00
Even as conversations about the subject remain contentious, the environment is becoming a concern no one there can ignore.
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As Climate Change Accelerates, Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:11
A costly plan to build floating islands shows how climate change is pushing the search for innovative solutions, but some critics ask who will ultimately benefit.
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Keystone XL Pipeline: A New Opening, but What Lies Ahead?

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:50
Even with President Trump’s blessing for the project, blocked by his predecessor, it still faces changing energy markets and environmental protests.
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Retro Report: Rachel Carson, DDT and the Fight Against Malaria

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:30
The environmental advocate warned about excessive use of pesticides.
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