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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Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette to Lead Energy Department

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 06:12
The former lobbyist becomes President Trump’s second energy secretary, succeeding Rick Perry.
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‘Annihilation’ Author Jeff VanderMeer Delivers Fresh Horrors

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 04:00
His new novel, “Dead Astronauts,” is a phantasmagoric pastiche set in a post-climate-change future.
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How Life on Our Planet Made It Through Snowball Earth

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 14:35
Rusty rocks left over from some of our planet’s most extreme ice ages hint at oases for survival beneath the freeze.
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‘Turn Off the Sunshine’: Why Shade Is a Mark of Privilege in Los Angeles

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:56
Shade in Los Angeles sits at the intersection of two crises: climate change and income inequality. City officials are rushing to deploy cover to hundreds of bus stops and plant 90,000 trees.
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Teaching Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 08:26
Federally funded programs use games, gardens and rain barrels to empower adults and kids facing threats like sea-level rise, drought and flooding.
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Darren Aronofsky: Greta Thunberg Is the Icon the Planet Desperately Needs

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 07:00
Images of the young activist from Sweden set off a whole movement. But her actions speak louder than a picture ever could.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Brazil’s President About Amazon Fires

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 11/30/2019 - 19:03
The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him of funding the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.
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John Kerry Launches Star-Studded Climate Coalition

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 11/30/2019 - 11:29
John Kerry and a group that includes some Republicans, some military members and a lot of Hollywood, are launching a new coalition to push for public action on climate change.
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Dr. Janette Sherman, 89, Early Force in Environmental Science, Dies

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 11/30/2019 - 00:38
In one case, discovering that autoworkers shared the same diseases, she pinpointed the cause as chemicals in the factories — not, as was thought, cigarettes.
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Soccer Can’t Avoid Climate Change Forever

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 22:55
UEFA has taken steps to counter the carbon footprint of a sprawling European championship next summer. But is the game avoiding a difficult question?
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Ice Sculpture Steals Show at U.K. Climate Debate That Boris Johnson Skips

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:12
A melting block of sculpted ice stood in for a missing prime minister at a televised debate, infuriating Conservatives.
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One Thing You Can Do: Sustainable Holiday Shopping

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 19:55
Also this week, better weather forecasts for the masses
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How Stalagmites Get Their Shapes

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 09:04
Researchers developed a physics-based model to explain how the structures on cave floors take so many different forms.
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‘Bleak’ U.N. Report on a Planet in Peril Looms Over New Climate Talks

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:40
Countries agreed to rein in emissions in an effort to avert climate catastrophes. They've failed, according to the latest United Nations report.
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Koalas Aren’t Extinct, but Their Future Is in Danger, Experts Say

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 07:58
Claims that koalas were “functionally extinct” spread widely online as fires raged in Australia. But some scientists warned of the dangers of exaggeration.
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