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New York Times: Climate and Environment


Fighting Coal Was Supposed to Lift Bloomberg. Here’s Why It Didn’t.
The former New York mayor is “a victim of the climate debate moving much faster than the positive realities he helped shape,” one analyst said. View full story...

Trustee Who Funds Climate Change Deniers Leaves Natural History Board
Rebekah Mercer, whose family foundation was a major Trump donor, stepped down from the museum when her term expired in December. View full story...

My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe
I was unusually devoted to an eco-friendly brand of toilet paper. When it disappeared from the market, I had to know why. View full story...

Oil Industry Tool to Spare Polar Bears Is More Miss Than Hit
A camera technique used to spot polar bear dens in the Arctic identifies less than half of them, a new study suggests. View full story...

China’s Ban on Wildlife Trade a Big Step, but Has Loopholes, Conservationists Say
The coronavirus epidemic prompted China to permanently ban trade of wild animals as food, but not for medicinal use. View full story...

U.K. Court Blocks Heathrow Airport Expansion on Environmental Grounds
The Court of Appeal said the government failed to take its climate change commitments into account, a decision that carries global implications View full story...

Tourism in Antarctica: Edging Toward the (Risky) Mainstream
Travel to one of the most remote parts of the planet is booming. What does that mean for the environment and visitor safety? View full story...

After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved
In an unexpected move, the federal government halted a project that might have led to a multibillion-dollar barrier to protect the region from flooding. View full story...

The Coronavirus and Carbon Emissions
Also this week, a contentious idea: tweaking ocean ecosystems View full story...

A Mini-Mississippi River May Help Save Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast
A $1.4 billion project to protect the Louisiana coast from subsidence and climate change is being tested in a warehouse-size lab in Massachusetts. View full story...

Down on the Farm That Harvests Metal From Plants
Hyper-accumulating plants thrive in metallic soil that kills other vegetation, and botanists are testing the potential of phytomining. View full story...

‘Never Say Die’: Genetic Sleuths Rediscover Extinct Species
The rediscovery of an insect in Wales hints at environmental DNA sampling’s potential to change endangered species protection. View full story...

Spread of Virus Could Hasten the Great Coming Apart of Globalization
As the coronavirus hits Europe, questions arise about dependency on China, the risks of air travel, climate change and a new racism in populist politics. View full story...

Sunspots and Stranded Whales: A Bizarre Correlation
A collaboration between biologists and an astronomer sought to add evidence to the idea that whale migration is affected by solar weather. View full story...

Oregon Republicans Disappear for Another Climate Vote
After leaving the state last year to shut down a climate change proposal, Oregon senators were absent again on Monday. View full story...

Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics
A developer has abandoned a nine-year effort to extend mining, sparing Justin Trudeau a choice between energy interests and environmental concerns. View full story...

Finance Ministers Grapple Over Economic Threat of Climate Change
The United States, under pressure from Europe, agreed to include a climate reference in an official G20 statement. View full story...

Can Corporations Stop Climate Change?
One letter to executives around the world has prioritized climate change on corporate agendas. But will this make a difference without government regulation? View full story...

The Fires Are Out, but Australia’s Climate Disasters Aren’t Over
Devastating floods came soon after the bush fires. Scientists call it “compound extremes,” as one catastrophe intensifies the next. View full story...

Knitters Chronicle Climate Change One Stitch at a Time
Volunteers use different colors of yarn to make “temperature scarves” that serve as fashionable records of a warming world. View full story...

Adapting to Rising Seas, Schools Move to the Rafters and Cats Swim
On an island in the Philippines, waterlogged for one-third of every year, residents adjust to their sodden existence instead of fleeing. View full story...

‘Like an Umbrella Had Covered the Sky’: Locust Swarms Despoil Kenya
At first, villagers thought the dark, dense blot in the sky was a harmless cloud. Then came the terrifying realization that the locusts had arrived. View full story...

Warmest January Ever Puts 2020 on Track to Be One of Top 10 Hottest Years
Global average temperatures for the month were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above average and slightly higher than in January 2016, the previous record-holder. View full story...

The Agriculture Queens of Louisiana
As climate change threatens exports like oysters and rice, residents cling to a pageant tradition that celebrates them. View full story...

The Republican Climate Agenda
Also this week, booze and global warming View full story...

Reading the Past in Old, Urine-Caked Rat’s Nests
Scientists worked out what lived in part of the Western United States tens of thousands of years ago by studying DNA found in pack rat middens. View full story...

A Disaster Video That Finally Tells the Truth About Climate Change
The world is indifferent to our fate. View full story...

Oil and Gas May Be a Far Bigger Climate Threat Than We Knew
The findings add urgency of efforts to cut emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas routinely leaked or intentionally released into the atmosphere. View full story...

Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change
The world’s richest man unveiled a fund to help climate scientists and activists, an escalation of his philanthropic efforts. View full story...

Plant-Based Meat Has Roots in the 1970s
Americans looking to cut back on meat are following a movement forged by a groundbreaking book, ‘Diet for a Small Planet.’ View full story...

Taming the ‘Wild West’ of New York’s Dangerous Private Trash Trucks
A sweeping overhaul aims to make commercial garbage pickup safer for pedestrians, workers and the environment. View full story...

The End of Australia as We Know It
What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow? View full story...

Damming the Lower Mekong, Devastating the Ways and Means of Life
Thailand funded the first dam on the river in Laos, and it is Thai towns, farms and fisheries that are suffering. View full story...

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