A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:42
In one of its first environmental acts, the Trump administration absolved businesses from responsibility for "incidental" bird deaths. Avian carnage has followed.
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He Vowed to Revitalize Italy’s Schools. After a Budget Loss, He’s Out.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 18:54
Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti promised to raise performance and introduce lessons on climate change, but Parliament’s budget left him a billion euros short.
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Climate Reporting in 2019: A Year of Warnings. And Also Hope.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 10:02
A recap of favorite stories from the NYT climate team. 
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In France, Holiday Skating Rinks Are an Unlikely Climate Battleground

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 05:01
The attractions have prompted environmental concerns, and some cities have canceled them, citing the size of the carbon footprint needed to maintain the sites.
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Climate Change Strikes at the Heart of German Identity: The Woods

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 03:44
Forests are a source of inspiration, respite and wealth in Germany. Now, people are fighting to save them from drought and illness.
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Earth Science Has a Whiteness Problem

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 14:45
Barely 10 percent of doctoral degrees in the geosciences go to recipients of color. The lack of diversity limits the quality of research, many scientists say.
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The Nightjet: A Big Bet on Train Travelers Who Take It Slow

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 14:01
While other European rail lines have reduced their overnight train services, Austria’s state-owned system is investing in its own.
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Barge With 600 Gallons of Diesel Sinks Off Galápagos Islands

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:10
The spill, which occurred after a crane toppled onto a barge, forced an emergency cleanup in one of the world’s most revered natural destinations.
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Japan Wants to Dump Nuclear Plant’s Tainted Water. Fishermen Fear the Worst.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 09:47
The water from the Fukushima disaster is more radioactive than the authorities have previously publicized, raising doubts about government assurances that it will be made safe.
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In ‘Strongest’ Climate Ruling Yet, Dutch Court Orders Leaders to Take Action

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 23:05
The ruling, which is not subject to further appeal, requires the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by the end of next year. 
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Trump Administration Blocks Energy Efficiency Rule for Light Bulbs

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 15:32
The energy secretary called the measure, which would have come into force on Jan. 1, “unnecessary overregulation.”
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One Thing You Can Do: Watch These Documentaries Over the Holidays

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:19
Also this week, a mission to expose invisible methane leaks
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Changing Seas Bring ‘Turtle Stranding Season’ to Cape Cod

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 16:16
As the ocean warms, an increasing number of turtles are heading farther north and getting stranded once the temperatures fall. 
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Eastern States Introduce a Plan to Cap Tailpipe Pollution

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 14:53
Twelve states and the District of Columbia released a draft plan for an ambitious cap-and-trade program to curb planet-warming emissions on the region’s roads.
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PG&E Reaches Deal With Regulators but Faces More Hurdles

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 09:53
The utility has faced objections from the governor of California and hedge funds vying for control of the company.
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Dispatch From the Land of Flight Shaming, or How I Became a Train Boaster

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 04:00
In Sweden, some environmentally conscious travelers are switching from planes to trains. Slower? Yes. But why not embrace the journey, perhaps even prolong it?
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Australia Records Its Hottest Day. At Least for Now.

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:55
A national heat wave pushed high temperatures across the country on Tuesday to an average of 105.6 degrees. Even more heat is in the forecast.
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Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 00:14
Years of drought, erratic weather and other stresses are taking their toll on the peppers that are central to the state’s economy and identity.
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A Coal Baron Funded Climate Denial as His Company Spiraled Into Bankruptcy

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 17:18
Robert E. Murray, the former chairman of Murray Energy, gave nearly $1 million to climate denial groups and other organizations seeking to undo environmental regulations.
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How We Made Images of Methane, an Invisible Gas

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:02
We went to one of the world’s biggest oil fields with an infrared camera to find out what’s leaking into the sky.
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