What Caused the Blackouts in Texas?

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:50
The state’s widespread electricity failure was largely caused by freezing natural gas pipelines. That didn’t stop advocates for fossil fuels from trying to shift blame.
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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 21:26
Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.
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Citigroup's $900 Million Defeat

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 14:44
Citi committed “one of the biggest blunders in banking history,” a federal judge says.
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The Far-Reaching Effects of the Storm, on Power and People

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:16
The storm that battered Texas showed the limitations of its power grid and disproportionately affected some of the state’s most vulnerable communities.
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A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 09:00
Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. But how much can it really help the fight against climate change?
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The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 05:00
One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may be a glimpse of America’s future.
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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:23
Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.
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The Company Policy That's Delaying Corporate Diversity

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 06:21
There’s a hidden hurdle.
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How Pandemic Lunches Gave Me Hope for the Planet

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 12:07
My daughter’s lockdown achievement is that she does not let food go to waste. It’s reminded me that humans don’t have to leave a mass of trash in their wake.
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Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 10:34
Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.
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An Inside Look at Cuba’s Constant Struggle for Clean Water

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 04:00
Across the country, battling water scarcity requires a vast array of workers, from inspectors and fumigators to truck drivers and pipe layers.
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Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 04:00
In “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” the billionaire Microsoft founder lays out his concerns for the earth and some concrete ideas for the future.
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Snowstorm to Blanket East Coast With Up to 8 Inches on Sunday

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 19:22
The storm is bringing heavy snowfall and is expected to be followed by single-digit temperatures, forecasters said.
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Biden’s Climate Task Force Opens for Business, Aiming to Restore ‘Credibility’

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:00
The high-level group’s first meeting focused on job creation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Can These Hedge Trimmers With Fins Avoid a Brush With Extinction?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 17:51
Scientists have found that sawfish are thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others.
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G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 15:31
The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.
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True Crime With a Climate Connection

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 11:49
The shift toward cleaner cars, combined with tighter pollution rules, is pushing up demand for the precious metals in automobile antipollution gadgets. Crooks have taken note.
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China’s Emissions of Ozone-Harming Gas Are Declining, Studies Find

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 11:27
New research confirms that emissions from China of CFC-11, a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer, have fallen sharply, reversing a dangerous spike.
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Climate Change Lengthening Pollen Season in U.S., Study Shows

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:09
New research suggests that climate change is responsible for longer pollen seasons in the United States and more pollen in the air, as well.
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