NYTimes - Environment

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:36
International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.
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Brazil’s Rainforest Fires Prompt Alarm and Anger in Europe

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:43
President Emmanuel Macron of France accused President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about climate change, and said he would try to kill a major trade deal.
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What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:59
Also this week, how an economic downturn could affect climate change.
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‘It’s Gratifying’: Jay Inslee Finally Gets His Moment

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:22
The Washington governor and self-described climate candidate told us what it was like to achieve national recognition — after leaving the presidential race.
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Jay Inslee, Dropping Out of 2020 Race, Will Run for Governor Again

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:48
He ran on a message of fighting climate change, but failed to find much support in the polls. Now he intends to seek another term as governor of Washington.
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Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:49
The fires, most of which have been set by farmers clearing their land, are raging in uninhabited areas of rain forest and intruding on populated areas in the country’s north.
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How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:53
A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communities.
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Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:53
Turbulence is a natural occurrence and should be expected — not dreaded. The trick is to learn to go with the flow.
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Will a ‘Fashion Pact’ Make Fashion Greener?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:10
The French luxury billionaire François-Henri Pinault will unveil a new Fashion Pact to the G7 leaders in coming days. But does it go far enough?
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Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 22:30
Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.
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Bernie Sanders’s ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion Climate Plan

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 22:24
Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggressive,” he said in an interview.
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Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 22:04
The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement.
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Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:44
Milestones lend themselves to reflection, so we took the opportunity to slow down and tap you, fellow travelers, for questions you might have about my journey.
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As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:54
A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.
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The City Just Sweated Through Its 10th-Hottest July Ever

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:34
Tuesday: Last month, 26 of 31 days had temperatures that were above average.
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The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:36
If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
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Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:23
Higher global temperatures are threatening glaciers, which cover 11 percent of Iceland and are prominent tourist attractions.
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Documenting a City’s Nocturnal Living

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 23:08
Adjusting to the effects of climate change in Phoenix has been a slow burn for its residents. Covering it required these two journalists to flip their internal clocks.
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Scorched Portugal Turns to the Goat as a Low-Cost Firefighter

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 21:40
Portugal is using goats to clear the underbrush that fuels wildfires in hard to reach places and abandoned lands. If only it can find shepherds to tend them.
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Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 23:40
Environmental concerns have been the driving force of villains in recent superhero and sci-fi movies. But critics say the industry needs to show how society can reform its ways.
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