Trilobites: How Zoo Animals Learn to Help Take Care of Themselves

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:32
Zoo animals require care that emphasizes their welfare if people want them to have long lives like Colo, the gorilla that just died at 60 in Ohio.
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Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:41
Mr. Pruitt, Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the E.P.A., offered his vision of a more restrained agency at his confirmation hearing.
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Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:30
Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.
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What Should Senators Ask Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Nominee? Here’s What Readers Said

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 04:00
More than 2,000 readers submitted questions on climate change, industry influence and other topics for Mr. Pruitt, who goes before a Senate panel Wednesday.
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Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:30
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Pruitt could be in charge of policing industries that have long helped advance his political career.
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Warsaw Journal: Warsaw Grapples With Gloomy, Gray Smog

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:05
The spike in air pollution was mainly driven by a cold snap that forced thousands of households to crank up poor quality heaters that burn things like coal and garbage.
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With a Major Oil Discovery, Guyana Is Poised to Become a Top Producer

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:19
Exxon Mobil and Hess may soon confirm that the sea floor beneath the South American country’s coastal waters contains one of the richest energy discoveries in decades.
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Scientists Map Vast Peat Swamps, a Storehouse of Carbon, in Central Africa

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:00
The peatlands, covering an area the size of New York State, contain billions of tons of stored carbon but are vulnerable to warming and development.
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A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:18
The administration added the rusty-patched bumblebee, which once covered 28 states but is threatened by pesticides, disease and climate change, to the endangered species list.
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White House Urges Research on Geoengineering to Combat Global Warming

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:52
A report recommends modest studies on geoengineering, the controversial concept of intervening in nature to slow or reverse global warming.
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Giant Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ in California Is Toppled by Storm

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:35
The Pioneer Cabin tree was hollowed out in the 1880s, and cars once drove through its ancient trunk.
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Lightning, Weather’s Byproduct, May Become One of Its Predictors

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:39
Two new space-based lightning sensors are set to join a growing global architecture of ground-based detection networks.
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Human-Driven Global Warming Is Biggest Threat to Polar Bears, Report Says

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
The iconic Arctic species is threatened by the loss of sea ice resulting from rising global temperatures, the Fish and Wildlife Service warned.
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Trilobites: Endangered Species and the Stuff We Buy, All Mapped Out

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:12
A series of maps produced by researchers visualize the link between global trade and its environmental impact.
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Pursuits: Where Sustainable Travel Is Headed in 2017

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 02:13
What groups and businesses are doing to make tourism more globally aware in the coming year.
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Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 04:00
Jackson Family Wines is among California winemakers employing both high-tech and old-school techniques to adapt to hotter, drier conditions.
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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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