NYTimes - Environment

The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:58
Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.
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Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:16
The asteroid, 2014 JO25, which is approximately 2,000 feet end-to-end, was about 1.1 million miles away when it passed by on Wednesday morning.
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Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00
A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.
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Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:00
Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists call “river piracy.”
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It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:34
Just a year after weather patterns were altered worldwide, scientists see signs that more disruption may be brewing.
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Scott Pruitt Faces Anger From Right Over E.P.A. Finding He Won’t Fight

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:48
Critics charge the agency’s administrator should have challenged a legal finding that underpinned the Obama climate policies, but he refuses to budge.
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Trilobites: An Ice Scientist’s Worst Nightmare

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:05
A storage freezer in the Canadian Ice Core Archive failed this month, resulting in the loss of millennia-old samples gathered from around the Canadian Arctic.
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Trilobites: An Ice Scientist’s Worst Nightmare

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:05
A storage freezer in the Canadian Ice Core Archive failed this month, resulting in the loss of millennia-old samples gathered from around the Canadian Arctic.
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More Permafrost Than Thought May Be Lost as Planet Warms

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:00
A study suggests that as the planet warms toward 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, each degree Celsius of warming will lead to the thawing of 1.5 million square miles of permafrost.
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Scientists Fear Climate Data Gap as Trump Aims at Satellites

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:43
Even if Congress votes to keep NASA environmental missions, the nation’s climate monitoring faces challenges, researchers say.
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What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:17
President Trump’s proposed cuts in environmental programs go far beyond climate change. They would also affect clean water, law enforcement and pollution cleanup.
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Trilobites: The Mucus-Shooting Worm-Snail That Turned Up in the Florida Keys

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:41
While studying an artificial reef made from a sunken ship, researchers found a mollusk that may never have been seen before. It could threaten coral in the Florida Keys.
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South African Court Ends Ban on Sale of Rhinoceros Horns

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:47
The decision was cheered by commercial rhino breeders but condemned by animal preservation groups, which warned that it could increase poaching.
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Matter: Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:00
Scientists compiling a record of the atmosphere based on air trapped in Antarctic ice found that rising carbon dioxide has accelerated plant growth.
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Trump Critics on Climate Policy Hope Executives Can Sway Him

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 18:52
Companies that have embraced environmental goals are represented on White House councils, offering influence that advocacy groups hope they’ll use.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 18:54
Flanked by coal miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Trump signed an order directing the agency to start the process of rewriting the Clean Power Plan.
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News Analysis: Planned Rollback of Climate Rules Unlikely to Achieve All Trump’s Goals

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:00
Energy economists say the executive order is likely to fall far short on the president’s goals of increasing the nation’s “energy independence” and restoring lost coal mining jobs.
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Trilobites: They Mixed Science, Art and Costume Parties to Reveal Mysteries of the Sea

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:44
The expeditions of William Beebe and his coed Department of Tropical Research are remembered at an upcoming show at The Drawing Center in New York.
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A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:39
If a fusion experiment in France succeeds, it could shape the power plants of the future and contribute greatly to reducing planet-warming emissions.
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Essay: Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:13
A naturalist in England found the early-blooming plant had moved up its schedule by nearly two months — a foreboding sign of a warming climate.
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