NYTimes - Environment

Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:00
The Trump administration has finished a new rule that rolls back environmental controls on many wetlands and intermittent streams, delivering a win to rural landowners.
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Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready.

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:15
Like other central banks, the E.C.B., which met on Thursday, is scrambling to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval.
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Big Business Says It Will Tackle Climate Change, but Not How or When

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:13
In Davos, business leaders were newly vocal about the danger, though they gave few details about how they would reform their practices.
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Things We Can Do: The Big Picture

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:22
Also this week, strange scenes at the Davos economic forum
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She’s Taking on Elon Musk on Solar. And Winning.

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:05
As the head of Sunrun, Lynn Jurich won’t rest until the photovoltaic cell module is as common as the fireplace.
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Greta Thunberg’s Remarks at the Davos Economic Forum

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:22
The Swedish climate activist spoke Tuesday afternoon at an event hosted by The New York Times and the World Economic Forum.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Takes Jab at Greta Thunberg at Davos

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:00
At a Swiss economic forum, Mr. Mnuchin dismissed criticisms by Ms. Thunberg, the teenage environmental activist.
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Mapping Potholes by Phone (the West Bank’s Roads Were Smoother)

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:00
Students in Cambridge, Mass., and Ramallah have created an app to track road quality. It turns out the roads around Cambridge are worse.
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American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:12
The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa.
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As Australia Burns, a Climate-Change Denier Rallies the Troops

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:37
Scroll through the Facebook page of Craig Kelly, a conservative politician, and you’ll see why the country has not taken strong action on global warming.
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Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:00
Some school districts are replacing diesel buses with electric models to benefit students and the environment. But the change is expensive so utilities like Dominion Energy are helping offset the cost.
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Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:34
President Trump made his first appearance on the international stage since the House sent impeachment articles to the Senate, on the day his trial is set to begin in earnest.
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Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:17
President Trump and Greta Thunberg dominated the first full day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss Alps.
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Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact Found in Australia

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:48
The cataclysm, which occurred roughly 2.2 billion years ago, might have catapulted the planet out of an ice age.
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Greta Thunberg’s Message at Davos Forum: ‘Our House Is Still on Fire’

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:45
The activist punched a hole in the promises emerging from a forum of the global political and business elite at Davos, telling the leaders to stop investing in fossil fuels immediately.
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Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 06:30
More than 16 million acres have gone up in flames. And it has happened in populated areas, unlike most of the world’s other blazes of this scale.
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Australian Coal Company Says Bush-Fire Smoke Is Slowing Production

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 01:31
The poor air quality is making equipment harder to operate, and some workers have had to take leave to fight fires. The irony was not lost on many in Australia.
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China Says It Will Ban Plastics That Pollute Its Land and Water

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 21:27
Though likely to be welcomed by many Chinese who worry about pollution, the measures could be a hard sell for a society used to convenience.
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I Quit Cars

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 19:00
And in Los Angeles! Lauren Ferree, 27, does not miss the traffic — or destroying the environment.
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Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.)

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 14:32
A Trump administration program to help states prepare for natural disasters has become a window into the tortured political language of talking about climate change.
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