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Doomsday Clock Says World Remains ‘100 Seconds’ From Disaster

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 17:48
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said the clock’s position would remain unchanged from 2020, when its hands were set as close as they had ever been to a catastrophic “midnight.”
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What Can the DOE Actually Do on Climate?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 17:47
President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Energy would control powerful levers to promote clean-energy technologies, though that’s not the agency’s only job. Still, here are five possible steps.
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Biden Launches Climate Change Efforts

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 14:11
The president will announce a suite of executive actions on Wednesday to combat climate change, two people familiar with his plans said, and will ask federal agencies to determine the extent of a drilling ban.
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The Battle Takes Shape

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 13:09
President Biden has powerful foes, and surprising allies, on climate
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Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 11:46
President Biden has promised to reinstate more than 100 rules and regulations aimed at environmental protection that his predecessor rolled back. It won’t happen overnight.
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Shark Populations Are Crashing, With a ‘Very Small Window’ to Avert Disaster

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 10:03
Oceanic sharks and rays have declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to a new study.
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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 09:53
The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.
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The Battle Lines Are Forming in Biden’s Climate Push

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 08:28
The president is moving rapidly to address global warming, with unlikely allies backing him and huge hurdles, some from his own party, directly ahead.
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BlackRock's Larry Fink Sets a Bolder Climate Goal in Annual Letter

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:23
Larry Fink is using his firm’s huge influence to pressure companies to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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Fashion Trends Are Often Recycled. Now More Clothing Can Be, Too.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:27
Designers and tech start-ups are working to improve sustainability and interrupt the path to the landfill.
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Larry Fink of BlackRock Sets Bold Climate Goals for Corporate America

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 05:06
The BlackRock chief plans to pressure companies to do more to cut carbon emissions, using the weight of his firm’s $9 trillion in assets.
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Monitoring the Weather at the Edge of the World

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:51
Marsibil Erlendsdottir runs a farm and provides weather reports from a remote outpost in eastern Iceland. The job requires vigilance and an unfailing resolve.
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FEMA Plan Would Free Up Billions for Preventing Climate Disasters

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:51
Emergency management officials aim to funnel up to $10 billion into preventing climate disasters. The plan “would dwarf all previous grant programs of its kind,” one analyst said.
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FEMA Plan Would Free Up Billions for Preventing Climate Disasters

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:51
Emergency management officials aim to funnel up to $10 billion into preventing climate disasters. The plan “would dwarf all previous grant programs of its kind,” one analyst said.
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Tamara Lindeman's New Album 'Ignorance' Explores Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:44
The 36-year-old Canadian musician Tamara Lindeman’s piercing new album, “Ignorance,” explores the emotional impacts of a global problem.
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Three Books Offer New Ways to Think About Environmental Disaster

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:56
A study of war crimes against nature, a guide for surviving climate change and a call for direct action against fossil fuels.
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Biden’s Executive Orders

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:06
On his first day, President Biden reversed some of his predecessor’s most divisive policies. But governing by decree can be fraught.
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Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:22
The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.
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Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:18
When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.
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Suriname Could Be Latest Big Oil Find as Industry Cuts Costs

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:45
The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
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