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New York Times: Climate and Environment


States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects
A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because of the pandemic. View full story...

Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You
Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic. View full story...

Senior Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules a 2nd Time, Watchdog Says
An assistant secretary at the department used his position to help a family member get a job at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an internal government investigation. View full story...

Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.
Want to know whether the world can avert catastrophe? Watch the recovery plans coming out now in Europe, China and the United States. View full story...

‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown
A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity. View full story...

What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic
Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits. View full story...

States Sue to Block Trump From Weakening Fuel Economy Rules
At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis. View full story...

Climate Change Burns Its Way Up the Pop Charts
Also this week, a fancy new word sums up the moment View full story...

India Faces Swarm of Locusts
Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse. View full story...

Hydrogen as Fuel? An Italian Pasta Factory Shows How It Could Work
A producer of orecchiette and paccheri is using the potentially clean energy source in a trial. View full story...

Lyme Disease Season Is Here. These Are Tips on How to Avoid It.
The basic symptoms mirror Covid-19, and that’s a worry nobody needs. Plus, a serious illness like Lyme could put you at greater risk from Covid. View full story...

Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay
The postponement, expected to be approved, could result in national recovery plans with high environmental costs, some diplomats say. View full story...

Long-Term Summer Rentals is the Latest Trend
Like a barbershop newly opened from lockdown, vacation properties are experiencing a surge of bookings. But instead of a week or two on the beach, people are looking for a month or more. View full story...

Reduced Demand for Electricity Leads to Power Giveaways
The pandemic is turning energy markets upside-down. Some consumers will get paid for using electricity. View full story...

Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response
Nonprofits are sending fewer volunteers. Local emergency managers risk being overwhelmed. FEMA is trying “virtual” assistance. And hurricane season starts June 1. View full story...

When Coral’s Colorful Show Is a Sign That It’s Sick
Under stress, certain coral species put on displays to try to re-attract symbiotic algae they need to survive. View full story...

‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures
Engineers say most dams in the United States, designed decades ago, are unsuited to a warmer world and stronger storms. View full story...

Looking at War Across 2,500 Years
Thomas E. Ricks considers books from ancient China down to the war in Afghanistan. View full story...

Beer With Bella: Malcolm Turnbull
The former prime minister on negotiating with President Trump, the “terrorist” tactics of right-wing populists and his exercise routine while in Canberra. View full story...

Scientists Predict ‘Busy’ Atlantic Hurricane Season Amid Virus Crisis
This year’s season is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, which makes relief strategies like group shelters risky. View full story...

After Cyclone Hits India and Bangladesh, the Waiting Begins
The authorities acted quickly to move people from the cyclone’s path, but worried they might be putting them into the path of the coronavirus. View full story...

Dam Failure Threatens a Dow Chemical Complex and Superfund Cleanup
Floodwaters surged toward Midland, Mich., and one of the nation’s most extensive toxic cleanup sites, raising concerns of a wider environmental fallout from the dam disaster. View full story...

Cyclone Amphan Slams India and Bangladesh
Millions fled, and several deaths have been reported, but for the moment, at least, residents say it appears it could have been much worse. View full story...

Your ZIP Code and Your Life Expectancy
Also this week, what electricity demand reveals about the pandemic View full story...

Americans See Climate as a Concern, Even Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Researchers thought Covid-19 might displace climate change as a threat in the American mind. It hasn’t, according to a new survey. View full story...

Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait
The United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging. View full story...

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find
An analysis of satellite imagery from the past four decades suggests that global warming has increased the chances of storms reaching Category 3 or higher. View full story...

A New Viral Outbreak Is Killing Rabbits
This virus is deadly, long-lived and highly contagious, but it doesn’t affect people or other animals. View full story...

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