Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:47
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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Heat Waves in the Age of Climate Change: Longer, More Frequent and More Dangerous

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:40
The average number of heat waves in 50 major American cities has tripled since the 1960s.
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House Democrats Offer an Alternative to the Green New Deal

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 22:17
The influential group of lawmakers is calling for net-zero emissions in the United States by 2050. Supporters of the Green New Deal say that's not enough.
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One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Tree Facts

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 03:57
Also this week, visiting some very big bears in a very hot Alaska.
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Bill Wehrum, an Architect of E.P.A. Rollbacks, Faces New Ethics Inquiry

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:29
The inquiry will focus on whether Mr. Wehrum, who left the agency in June, broke rules when he interacted with clients of his former law firm.
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How to Stay Financially Stable When the World Might Be Falling Apart

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:47
Trade wars, climate change and slowing economic growth can mean severe trouble. So what’s a long-term investor to do?
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We Went to the Moon. Why Can’t We Solve Climate Change?

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:01
The original moon shoot inspired billions. Calling climate action a moon shot isn’t a perfect parallel — but maybe we should try it anyway.
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E.P.A. Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children’s Health Problems

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:19
The decision not to prohibit the pesticide, which has been linked to developmental disabilities, comes after years of legal wrangling.
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Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:03
The proposal would significantly weaken or reduce the number and rigor of its safety inspections at the nation's 59 nuclear plants.
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Red Cross to World’s Cities: Here’s How to Prevent Heat Wave Deaths

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:42
The disaster relief agency issued new guidelines to help city leaders cope with rising global temperatures.
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New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts in Bid to Reduce Emissions

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:28
The wind projects are meant to be an important component of the state’s plan to get 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
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House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:07
The measure also calls for intelligence agencies to conduct new reviews of influence operations by foreign adversaries, including Russia.
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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:13
Wildfires and hurricanes are pushing chemicals into the environment, with health effects that scientists are just beginning to understand.
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E.P.A. Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog Says

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:14
The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements.
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E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:09
The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.
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As Storm Season Begins in the United States, FEMA Is Already Stretched Thin

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:27
Three years of brutal disasters mean fewer trained FEMA workers are available to help victims of Barry -- or whatever storm comes after it.
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Climate Change Fills Storms With More Rain, Analysis Shows

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:26
The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent.
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Review: In Venice, an Opera Masks Climate Crisis in a Gentle Tune

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:40
“Sun & Sea (Marina),” which won the top prize at this year’s Venice Biennale, portrays a deceptively relaxing day at the beach.
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Greens Are the New Hope for Europe’s Center. For the Far Right, They’re Enemy No. 1.

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:41
As climate change emerges as the latest front in Europe’s culture wars, can Green parties show that environmental policy is compatible with social justice?
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Making Your House Greener

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:46
You too can reduce your carbon footprint, one light bulb at a time.
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