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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A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/16/2019 - 19:08
The findings mark a step forward in using space technology to detect leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas sites worldwide.
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Waters Off California Acidifying Faster Than Rest of Oceans, Study Shows

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/16/2019 - 13:29
The ocean off California is acidifying faster than the rest of the ocean, a new study shows. 
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U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 20:27
A key United Nations meeting ended early Sunday with the United States and other big polluters blocking even a nonbinding effort to enhance their climate targets next year.
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Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 14:40
Software start-ups have a phrase for what Amazon is doing to them: ‘strip-mining’ them of their innovations.
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Greta Thunberg Is Taking a Holiday Break. ‘You Need to Take Rest.’

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 13:03
The Swedish teenager who inspired a global movement is returning home, as admirers and critics weigh in.
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Secondhand Gifts and ‘Experiences’ Still Top Holiday Lists

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 04:00
Retail remains king, but Americans concerned about climate change and consumerism are continuing to have an impact on shopping habits.
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As U.N. Climate Talks Go to Overtime, a Battle for the ‘Spirit’ of the Paris Pact

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 18:01
World leaders meeting in Madrid remained at loggerheads on Saturday about whether they could commit, just on paper, to raise voluntary climate targets next year.
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Nature’s Best Poetry of 2019: Clouds

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:04
Every day, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society post photos of the sky from around the world. This is why they stop to look up.
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Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg on Twitter, and She Jabs Back

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 08:59
Michelle Obama urged the 16-year-old climate activist to “ignore the doubters” after the president’s comments.
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His Novels of Planetary Devastation Will Make You Want to Survive

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:30
Jeff VanderMeer, the author of “Annihilation,” brings us fresh horrors with each new book. So why does he remain an optimist?
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Want a Bigger Say on Corporate Behavior? Move Your Money

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:24
Millions of people have a stake in corporate America through mutual funds. But you may be surprised by how those funds are voting on your behalf.
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Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:24
The 16-year-old from Stockholm rose to global prominence this year with her impassioned pleas for governments to take far-reaching action to avert climate catastrophe.
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Natural Gas Boom Fizzles as a U.S. Glut Sinks Profits

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:46
Chevron’s multibillion-dollar write-down of gas assets is the most recent sign that the gas supply has far outstripped demand.
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One Thing Your City Can Do: Reduce Food Waste

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:23
Also this week, the U.N. climate talks in Madrid
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E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:33
If approved, the proposal would pay nations that rely heavily on fossil fuels to change their ways.
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