NYTimes - Environment

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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Trilobites: Headed North, Sandhill Cranes Squeeze In Where They Can

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:00
The Platte River in Nebraska is an important layover for hundreds of thousands of the birds as they head toward their summer homes.
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Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:01
No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
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The Voyages Issue: In the Land of Giants

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:00
Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
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Americans Ate 19% Less Beef From ’05 to ’14, Report Says

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:00
The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, said lower demand reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
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Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:28
The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants.
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Falling Trees Kill at Least 19 at Kintampo Waterfall in Ghana

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:35
A rainstorm toppled trees onto people, most of them students who had come to swim at the popular site, Ghanaian officials said.
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Despite Pollution, Coal Plant Is Cleared to Reopen in New Delhi

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:00
In addition, India’s environment minister dismissed a report that linked air pollution to a million premature deaths each year.
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As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:18
A landfill at the edge of Addis Ababa where at least 113 people died has been the capital’s main dumping ground for decades.
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We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 07:35
Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
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Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:17
Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.
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Mount Etna Erupts in Sicily, Injuring at Least 10

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:08
Firestorm met tweetstorm when a BBC crew was caught up in a blast of steam and molten lava from Europe’s biggest volcano.
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Trilobites: A Search for Clues to What Causes Whale Strandings

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:20
Researchers develop a model they hope can be used to understand how dolphins and whales react physiologically to threats from predators and people.
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Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:00
If most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.
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Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:18
Dozens of homes and businesses in Brooklyn have been wired into a microgrid, which allows members to exchange excess-electricity credits.
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High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:31
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
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