The Great Recycling Con

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:13
The greatest trick companies ever played was making us think we could recycle their products.
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Seawater Is Filled With a Sugary Feast. Here’s How Sponges Eat It.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:41
The new research helps explain how sponges, and coral reef ecosystems, survive with limited nutrients.
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As Water Runs Low, Can Life in the Outback Go On?

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 20:26
In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist said.
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World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Rapidly, Study Finds

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 12/07/2019 - 03:00
A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.
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PG&E Reaches $13.5 Billion Deal With Wildfire Victims

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 22:04
The agreement could help tens of thousands of residents rebuild while helping to resolve the utility’s bankruptcy.
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Can a Coal Town Reinvent Itself?

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:52
A coal town in southwestern Virginia has been trying for years. Hope is running thin.
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Australia Burns Again, and Now Its Biggest City Is Choking

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 09:26
In Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not anymore.
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One Thing You Can Do: Be Smart About Holiday Lights

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 01:07
Also this week: air pollution in augmented reality, and new climate talks
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California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:55
The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.
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Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:45
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned. 
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Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can’t Be Saved

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:40
A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.
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Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a City, Dies at 81

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:36
Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.
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For Moving Mountains, or Climbing Them, Jeep’s Wrangler Goes Diesel

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:00
Gasoline engines generally have less “oomph” for grunt work. But diesel power has a drawback: emissions.
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‘The Amazon Is Completely Lawless’: The Rainforest After Bolsonaro’s First Year

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:00
Deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, an important buffer against climate change, has soared under President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.
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Report Detailing PG&E’s Failures Raises New Hurdles for Utility

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:16
A California commission’s findings in the state’s deadliest fire could make a path out of bankruptcy and probation much harder.
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Why the Great Auk Is Gone for Good

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:13
New research finds that the extinction of this flightless bird was completely our fault.
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Fake Meat vs. Real Meat

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 04:37
Millennials are gobbling down plant-based burgers, prompting meat producers to question the health benefits of “ultra-processed imitations.”
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 23:40
Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.
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This Traffic Jam Is Meant for Rubbernecking

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:07
With life-size sand sculptures on Miami Beach, the artist Leandro Erlich hopes to force people to face the dangers of climate change.
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Warming Waters, Moving Fish: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Iceland

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:35
Ocean temperatures are on the rise and warming waters are causing fish to swim for their lives, causing financial disruption and international conflicts. 
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