T/environment

  1. FEMA Says at Least 7 People at the Disaster Agency Have the Coronavirus Climate, Yesterday

    Union officials at FEMA say they would like to know where they work in order to warn other employees who might be exposed and to avoid putting the public at added risk.

  2. Covid-19 Brings Out All the Usual Zombies Opinion, Yesterday

    Why virus denial resembles climate denial

  3. Covid-19 Brings Out All the Usual Zombies Opinion, Yesterday

    Why virus denial resembles climate denial.

  4. Now Is the Time to Take Care of Your Lungs. Here’s How. Climate, March 27

    If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.

  5. Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists Climate, March 27

    Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.

  6. E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters Climate, March 26

    The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges. 

  7. Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef World, March 26

    For the third time in five years, abnormally warm water has caused a “mass bleaching” of coral, and some of it will not survive. Scientists say global warming is killing reefs worldwide.

  8. Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Fill a Hole Left Since Ice Age Extinctions Science, March 26

    Invasive herbivore mammals seem to restore functions missing in some food webs and ecosystems since the Pleistocene era.

  9. In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans Climate, March 26

    Backers of single-use plastic bags, battered by a series of bans nationwide, are using the health scare to argue their bags are cleaner and safer.

  10. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins a Victory in Dakota Access Pipeline Case Climate, March 25

    A federal judge on Wednesday struck down permits for the pipeline and ordered a new environmental review of the project.

  11. Coronavirus Doesn’t Slow Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks Climate, March 25

    The administration is pushing ahead with efforts to roll back environmental protections and impose new limits on how science can be used for making rules.

  12. Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ That She Had Coronavirus Climate, March 24

  13. The Beautiful World Beside the Broken One Opinion, March 23

    Nature is wide open for business. Here is the alternate world we need right now.

  14. Expect a Soggy U.S. Flood Season, but Less Severe Than Last Year’s Climate, March 19

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects major to moderate flooding for 23 states, but not as bad as last year’s ruinous spring.

  15. Climate Voters Still Want More From Biden Climate, March 19

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. keeps winning, and winning voters who say they care about climate change. But some of the most ardent climate activists still are not with him.

  16. Coronavirus Halts Street Protests, but Climate Activists Have a Plan Climate, March 19

    With elections in the United States and key summit talks this year, organizers are working to keep climate change on the public agenda.

  17. Where the Virus and Climate Intersect Climate, March 18

    Should Airline Bailouts Come With Conditions? And, Climate as a ‘Threat Multiplier’

  18. Coronavirus Restrictions Force Cancellation of Arctic Research Flights Climate, March 16

    The Mosaic expedition has canceled a series of research flights after the Norwegian government imposed travel restrictions related to coronavirus. 

  19. Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too Climate, March 13

    Isolation and other shifts in behavior during the coronavirus outbreak could also alter our greenhouse gas emissions. But will the changes stick?

  20. What Climate Change Can Teach Us About Fighting the Coronavirus Climate, March 12

    The slow global response to climate change shows the cost of inaction in global crises.

  21. ‘If You’re Not Sweating’ in This Town, ‘There’s Something Wrong’ World, March 12

    In Marble Bar, which claims to be Australia’s hottest town, the temperature hit at least 113 degrees on 32 days this summer. Some residents worry that “there’s got to be a point where you actually start to cook.”

  22. Coronavirus and Climate Change Climate, March 11

    Also this week: A record, and a glitch, on an Arctic science expedition

  23. Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones Climate, March 11

    The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 

  24. Radical Changes Urged for Massive E.U. Farm Program World, March 9

    A planned overhaul fails to adequately protect the environment and support small farmers, a group of scientists said.

  25. Radical Changes Urged for Huge E.U. Farm Program World, March 9

    A planned overhaul fails to adequately protect the environment and support small farmers, a group of scientists said.

  26. Where Mermaids Play, a Nasty Water Fight Business, March 8

    Nestlé wants to draw more spring water from a northern Florida site owned by a local family — but environmentalists are pushing back.

  27. Tom Steyer: What I Learned While Running for President Opinion, March 8

    The establishment has failed many hard-working people. If we don’t call it out, nothing will change.

  28. The Climate Changes Before Your Eyes Arts, March 8

    The American Museum of Natural History focuses on science, not politics, in its display of an environmentally challenged planet.

  29. Let It Snow Opinion, March 7

    Rain has replaced what used to be a white winter in my corner of the world.

  30. Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Climate, March 6

    Air France, citing the virus, has called for relief from taxes designed to curb global warming emissions. Other efforts could be disrupted as well.

  31. Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Climate, March 6

    Air France, citing the virus, has called for relief from taxes designed to curb global warming emissions. Other efforts could be disrupted as well.

  32. ‘The Most Important Person on the Planet’ Opinion, March 5

    All eyes on Montana.

  33. The Original Long Islanders Fight to Save Their Land From a Rising Sea Climate, March 5

    Shinnecock Indians are using nature-based solutions to calm the waves and restore the beaches that protect their lands.

  34. Are Frequent Flier Miles Killing the Planet? Travel, March 5

    Climate activists say it is time to rethink loyalty programs that reward consumers for taking flights.

  35. E.P.A. Updates Plan to Limit Science Used in Environmental Rules Climate, March 4

    Even with the revisions, scientists warned, the new regulation would let the federal government dismiss or downplay seminal environmental research.

  36. The Super Tuesday Survivors Climate, March 4

    Also this week, the human cost of air pollution

  37. Climate Change Affected Australia’s Wildfires, Scientists Confirm Climate, March 4

    Human-caused climate change had an impact on Australia’s wildfires, a new attribution study confirms. The 30 percent figure they calculated is a minimum. 

  38. Coronavirus in New York: The Latest New York, March 4

    After a new case emerged in Westchester, the state and the city are testing for infections and tracking possible contacts.

  39. Chemical Industry Executive Nominated to Lead Consumer Watchdog Agency Climate, March 3

    Nancy B. Beck, who once directed science policy at the American Chemistry Council, was nominated to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which guards against dangerous products

  40. California Had Its Driest February on Record. Here’s How Bad It Was. Interactive, March 3

    Parts of the state received no rainfall at all last month and the number of wildfire calls were above average as well.

  41. Warming Winter (Almost) Cuts Off a Sweet Wine Tradition in Germany World, March 3

    Years of milder temperatures have made German ice wine, produced since 1830, increasingly rare and expensive. This year, the industry body says, there will be only a few bottles.

  42. It’s the End of the World as We Know It Style, March 2

    The apocalypse comes to Paris Fashion Week with floods at Balenciaga, a snowstorm at Thom Browne and darkness at Valentino. But you’ll look fine.

  43. A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research Climate, March 2

    An Interior Department official has pressed scientists to include misleading climate language—including debunked claims that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is beneficial—into their work.

  44. New York City Had One of Its Least Snowy Winters on Record New York, March 2

    There was almost no snow at all in February, leaving children crestfallen but commuters relieved.

  45. What to Know About the Plastic Bag Ban New York, February 28

    On Sunday, most businesses will stop handing out thin, single-use bags, and paper bags might cost you 5 cents.