Can Carbon Capture Technology Prosper Under Trump?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 19:50
Progress has come in fits and starts, but supporters believe a new plant in Texas may provide a clear economic argument for fighting global warming.
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Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 12:01
A new analysis suggests that the climatic trends that lead to greater hurricane activity also create a coastal buffer that weakens storms at landfall.
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By Degrees: Weak Federal Powers Could Limit Trump’s Climate-Policy Rollback

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 04:00
The renewable energy transition is well underway and will not be easily reversed. But the new president can still set back efforts to slow climate change.
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News Analysis: Closing China’s Ivory Market: Will It Save Elephants?

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 10:42
If the Chinese government really commits to combating the ivory trade, then the price of ivory could collapse. Criminal organizations and poachers will then abandon the business.
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Trilobites: Cheetahs in Danger of Extinction, Researchers Say

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:42
A drop in their numbers has prompted an international team to call for changing the animal’s status from vulnerable to endangered.
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Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 04:00
Catch limits for fishermen are often based on where fish have been most abundant in the past. But they have failed to keep up with geographical changes.
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Clean Tech Rises Again, Retooling Nature for Industrial Use

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 18:50
A California start-up that genetically engineers yeast to produce an acid for fragrances is at the forefront of efforts to reignite a market that fell short of earlier expectations.
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California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 18:30
An elevated role on climate change is a sign of how California, one of the world’s 10 largest economies, plans to resist the incoming administration’s policies.
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Piers J. Sellers, Climate Scientist and Space Station Astronaut, Dies at 61

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 12/24/2016 - 08:36
Mr. Sellers was a leading figure in NASA’s scientific research programs, flying to the International Space Station on the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002 and 2010, and on Discovery in 2006.
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Take a Number: Penetrating Storm Walls With 8 Powerful New Eyes

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 20:01
NASA has launched eight microsatellites that will help scientists predict hurricanes and tropical storms.
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Life in China, Smothered by Smog

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 12:18
Beijing and other parts of China have for days been under a "red alert" issued because of dangerously bad air quality.
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Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 15:08
A spate of extreme warmth is linked to climate change, and may lead to shrinking ice coverage and even more warming in the region, scientists said.
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Polar Bears’ Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 16:38
The bears that come here are climate refugees, on land because the sea ice they rely on for hunting seals is receding.
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Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 07:01
Here’s a selection of Times reporters’ most memorable stories of the year, with a focus on climate change and related environmental issues.
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Trilobites: Visualizing the Invisible Drivers of Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 15:09
A new visualization from NASA illustrates the concentration of carbon dioxide around the globe over the course of a year.
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As Trump Signals Climate Action Pullback, Local Leaders Push Forward

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 06:00
Governors and mayors say they are determined to continue with plans to address climate change, no matter what a Trump administration may do.
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California to Regulate Energy Use of Desktop Computers and Monitors

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 18:53
The rules passed by the state’s energy agency represent another step in California’s efforts to drastically lower its greenhouse gas emissions.
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America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 04:00
The Block Island Wind Farm, consisting of five turbines off Rhode Island, sets up the possibility for offshore wind projects elsewhere along the coast.
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Reversing Course, E.P.A. Says Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 12:55
The agency’s report comes as President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to expand the gas and oil extraction technique and roll back existing regulations on the process.
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Hordes of Geese Die on a Toxic Lake in Montana

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:56
The exact cause of the birds’ deaths is unknown, and experts worry that thousands more could be in danger during this year’s migratory season.
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