August Forecast: What's Next for a Hot, Dry U.S. Summer?

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:18
The heart of both hurricane and wildfire season is yet to come.
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Facing Severe Droughts, Developers Seek to Reuse the Water They Have

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:17
Water recycling in office buildings is seen as a promising sustainability effort, as well as a smart hedge against rising costs and future shortages.
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Democrats Seek $500 Billion in Climate Damages From Big Polluting Companies

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:08
Under a draft plan Democrats are circulating, the Treasury Department would tax a handful of the biggest emitters of planet-warming pollution to pay for climate change.
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The Exodus of Expertise Under Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:30
Hundreds of scientists and policy analysts left the government during the last administration. That’s a problem for President Biden’s climate agenda.
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Southwest Wildfires Endanger Saguaros

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 07:59
Fires accelerated by climate change, along with invasive plants and urban sprawl, threaten the saguaros, a keystone species of the Sonoran Desert and a celebrated symbol of the Southwest.
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Climate Change Could Devastate Emperor Penguins, U.S. Officials Warn

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 19:16
The Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal on Tuesday to list the birds as a threatened species.
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Infrastructure Bill Recognizes Climate Change Is a Crisis

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:03
For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.
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Study: Which Countries Will Best Survive a Collapse?

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 10:53
A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.
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What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 10:39
An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.
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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needs

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 21:19
The sprawling, 2,702-page bill includes historic investments in traditional projects as well as broadband expansion and funds for some climate projects.
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Britain Rethinks Letting China Enter Its Nuclear Power Industry

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 13:39
Financing and security issues are clouding new power station projects.
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What the Infrastructure Bill Does About Climate Change

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:20
The legislation contains what could be the largest investment in climate resilience in American history.
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Climate Chaos Is Avoidable. Here’s How.

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:03
The big changes that can still save us.
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Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 09:49
Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled six months into President Biden’s term.
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Brian May’s Flooded Basement Foretells a Climate Under Pressure

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 03:00
After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.
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In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 07:36
Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild.
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A Plant That ‘Cannot Die’ Reveals Its Genetic Secrets

NYTimes - Environment - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 12:31
Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years.
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Times Team Explains Chicago's Climate Problem Visually

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 10:12
A team of Times journalists collaborated to explain visually the city’s complicated challenges involving Lake Michigan.
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Wooden Buildings Reach for the Sky

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 05:57
Ambitious high-rise projects in Sweden are a showcase for a reviving forest industry.
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