T/environment

  1. They Were Proud Houston Homeowners. Then It All Fell Apart. Op Ed, February 4

    Five years after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their home, Becca and Sergio Fuentes are still rebuilding their lives.

  2. Are You Switching to a Heat Pump? We Want to Hear From You. Business, February 4

    Some people in extremely cold areas of the U.S. are switching to heat pumps from oil or gas furnaces. But others are not convinced that these devices are right for them.

  3. How to Get Government Aid to Ditch Fossil Fuels Climate, February 3

    Americans can get tax credits to go electric, but only if they have cash upfront. Other countries have programs, too.

  4. Value Stocks? Growth Stocks? Markets Last Year Turned Everything Topsy-Turvy. Sunday Business, February 3

    With the exception of Apple, eight tech giants are no longer “pure growth” stocks, while Exxon and Chevron are, a new study says. Our columnist says: Buyer, beware.

  5. Un imponente buque se convirtió en un problema ambiental. Brasil va a hundirlo en Español, February 2

    El viejo portaaviones, antaño buque insignia de la Armada, está repleto de asbesto. Ningún país, incluido Brasil, permite que atraque para ser desmantelado o reciclado.

  6. A Proud Ship Turned Into a Giant Recycling Problem. So Brazil Plans to Sink It. Climate, February 2

    The old aircraft carrier, once the navy’s flagship, is packed with asbestos. No country, including Brazil, will let it dock to be dismantled.

  7. Shell’s Profit Soared to $42 Billion Last Year Business, February 2

    The record haul, pushed by high energy prices and a hunger for liquefied natural gas, came as a new chief signaled a more “balanced approach” to renewable energy.

  8. Nebraskans Are Sitting on Strategic Metals. Is Mining a Patriotic Duty? Climate, February 2

    One county has a wealth of minerals essential to defense and the green economy. Mining would transform the community, yet many say they feel a patriotic obligation to dig.

  9. Biden Clears the Way for Alaska Oil Project Climate, February 1

    The administration issued an analysis that indicates a scaled-back version of the Willow project could go forward. Opponents call the drilling plan a “carbon bomb.”

  10. This Guide Can Help You Save Money and Fight Climate Change Interactive, February 1

    Whether you are renovating your home, upgrading appliances or buying an electric car, this guide can help you take advantage of savings from the Inflation Reduction Act.

  11. Administration Expected to Endorse Limited Drilling in Alaska Project Climate, February 1

    An environmental review expected soon would effectively signal that the Willow project proceed, according to people familiar with the report.

  12. Fashion Weeks are Unsustainable. Can Strict Rules Fix That? Styles, January 31

    Organizers of Copenhagen Fashion Week have created sustainability requirements for participating designers with the goal of setting a new industry standard.

  13. The Shift to Renewable Energy Is Speeding Up. Here’s How. Climate, January 31

    The head of the world’s leading energy organization called the war in Ukraine an “accelerator” of the transition.

  14. E.P.A. Blocks Long-Disputed Mine Project in Alaska Climate, January 31

    The move to ban disposal of mining wastes near the site of the proposed Pebble mine, made under the Clean Water Act, protects a valuable salmon fishery.

  15. ‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Start-Ups Shine in Tech Downturn Business, January 30

    Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change.

  16. You Don’t Have to Be Complicit in Our Culture of Destruction Interactive, January 30

    Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass,” argues for a new way of living.

  17. The Sunday Read: ‘Has the Amazon Reached Its “Tipping Point”?’ The Daily, January 29

    Some Brazilian scientists fear that the Amazon may become a grassy savanna — with profound effects on the climate worldwide.

  18. Snow No-Show in New York City Feels Nice — but Also a Little Unsettling Metro, January 29

    New York City is set to break its record for latest-ever “first measurable snow” of the winter and is also approaching its longest stretch without snow.

  19. How to Grow a Food Forest Climate, January 27

    Not your typical garden, they can help us reimagine how we produce food in a warming world.

  20. Asia Has Had a Really Cold Month, Courtesy of the Polar Vortex Express, January 27

    An exceptionally cold January has brought the region misery and snarled travel. Experts blame the same arctic system that hit the United States last month.

  21. A Copper Mine Could Advance Green Energy but Scar Sacred Land Business, January 27

    Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.

  22. As the Colorado River Shrinks, Washington Prepares to Spread the Pain Climate, January 27

    The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.

  23. How Do Heavy Metals Like Lead Get in Baby Food? Science, January 26

    The problem begins at the farm where plants draw toxins from the soil. There’s no washing them away.

  24. You Call That Snow?! See How This Winter Stacks Up. Interactive, January 26

    Compare the totals in your city with those of the past.

  25. Is the Era of Gas Stoves Burning Out? Op Ed, January 25

    The federal government isn’t banning them anytime soon, but they may still be on the way out.

  26. Biden Bans Roads and Logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Climate, January 25

    The U.S. Forest Service rule restricts development on more than nine million acres in North America’s largest temperate rainforest, reversing a Trump decision.

  27. Temple Grandin and the Power of Visual Thinking Letters, January 25

    Readers agree with Ms. Grandin that it is often undervalued. Also: Kevin McCarthy’s vindictive move; action on climate change; the Supreme Court leak.

  28. Climate Change May Usher in a New Era of Trade Wars Washington, January 25

    Countries are pursuing new solutions to try to mitigate climate change. More trade fights are likely to come hand in hand.

  29. The Sierra Club Tries to Move Past John Muir, George Floyd and #MeToo Climate, January 24

    After a public reckoning and the departure of its executive director, the nation’s largest environmental organization has tapped Ben Jealous as its new leader.

  30. Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight Than Ever Express, January 24

    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the clock at 90 seconds to midnight on Tuesday, citing the war in Ukraine as well as climate change, online disinformation and other threats.

  31. Meet the New Guardian of the Amazon Climate, January 24

    Marina Silva, Brazil’s environment minister, has brought down deforestation rates before. Can she do it again?

  32. Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission Climate, January 23

    Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders and critics say.

  33. ¿Es posible vivir 24 horas sin plástico? Yo lo intenté en Español, January 21

    A pesar de sus efectos dañinos en el planeta, esta sustancia está por todas partes. Un periodista hizo el experimento de prescindir del plástico un día.

  34. What Exxon Knew, but Concealed, About Climate Change Letters, January 20

    Readers discuss a new study showing it knew the dangers for decades. Also: The U.S. Embassy in Israel; the debt limit; guns on movie sets; election deniers.

  35. Leveling the (Green) Playing Field Climate, January 20

    Can the White House ensure that disadvantaged communities benefit from billions in renewable energy funding?

  36. What Will ‘Weather Whiplash’ Mean for California? Op Ed, January 20

    Climate change is forcing California to deal with two calamities at once — too much water and not enough.

  37. White House Aims to Reflect the Environment in Economic Data Business, January 20

    The Biden administration has set out to measure the economic value of ecosystems, offering new statistics to weigh in policy decisions.

  38. Trump’s Interior Secretary Didn’t Violate Ethics Rules, Watchdog Finds Climate, January 19

    An inspector general’s report found no evidence that David Bernhardt had improperly favored a group that once employed him as a lobbyist.

  39. In Davos, a Skirmish Over the Role of Oil States at Climate Talks Climate, January 19

    John Kerry defended the choice of an oil executive to run the next climate talks while Greta Thunberg and others raised an alarm.

  40. How New York City’s Trees and Shrubs Help Clear Its Air Metro, January 19

    As advocates are pushing the city to plant more trees, new research shows the role of urban greenery in absorbing carbon emissions.

  41. Could Air Someday Power Your Flight? Airlines Are Betting on It. Travel, January 19

    New technologies, including one fuel extracted from the atmosphere itself, could make flying more sustainable. But the challenges are many and the timeline is uncertain.

  42. Where Moms Hover Over Starving Children Op Ed, January 19

    With famine threatening Somalia, tiny sums can save kids’ lives.

  43. Is Peak Climate Alarmism Behind Us? Op Ed, January 18

    Why the world’s most prominent climate radicals are rebooting.

  44. Polar Bear Kills Woman and Boy in Remote Alaskan Village Express, January 18

    The polar bear was shot and killed by a local resident during the fatal attack in Wales, a small village in western Alaska, officials said.

  45. Bomb Cyclone? Or Just Windy with a Chance of Hyperbole? Science, January 18

    When the barometer drops, the volume of ‘hyped words’ rises, and many meteorologists aren’t happy about it.

  46. Two Climate Activists, 40 Years Apart in Age, on the Movement’s Future Special Sections, January 18

    Bill McKibben published his first book over 20 years before Xiye Bastida was born. But as climate leaders, they agree that “for an activist to have hope is the most important thing.”

  47. ‘Polar Vortex’ Got You Baffled? Try This Extreme-Weather Guide Science, January 18

    A handy explanation of some of the newer climatological verbiage.

  48. Can We Put a Price Tag on Nature? Climate, January 17

    Oil is lucrative, protecting the Amazon is not. We visited a community that has to live with the consequences.

  49. Ecuador trató de frenar la extracción de petróleo y proteger la Amazonía, pero sucedió lo contrario en Español, January 15

    Una idea novedosa para dejar en el subsuelo las enormes reservas de petróleo del país fracasó por falta de apoyo de la comunidad internacional. Ahora, con una fuerte carga de deuda, el presidente está ampliando la extracción en la selva.

  50. Dwindling Snow Leaves Swiss Alpine Villages Staring at an Identity Crisis Foreign, January 15

    An unusually warm winter has forced a rethink about climate change in areas with lower peaks as ski resorts and sporting events face an uncertain future.

  51. A Deal to Help South Africa Is a Breakthrough for the World Editorial, January 14

    A plan to promote the shift to renewable energy could lead to real progress on climate change.

  52. Ecuador Tried to Curb Drilling and Protect the Amazon. The Opposite Happened. Climate, January 14

    A novel idea to leave the country’s vast oil reserves in the ground fizzled for lack of international support. Now, struggling under painful debt, the government wants to expand drilling in the rainforest.

  53. The War in Ukraine Upended Energy Markets. What Does That Mean for the Climate? Special Sections, January 14

    Almost a year after Russia launched its invasion, assessing the impact on the oil industry and greenhouse gas goals is not so simple.

  54. German Village at Center of a Fight Over Coal and Climate Is Cleared Out Foreign, January 14

    For years, activists tried to save tiny Lützerath from being razed to make way for the expansion of an open-pit coal mine. This past week, the police moved them out.

  55. Should an Oil Executive Oversee Climate Talks? The U.A.E. Thinks So. Foreign, January 13

    Sultan Al Jaber, who heads the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, was chosen by the United Arab Emirates to head the upcoming COP28 summit, drawing criticism from green groups.

  56. About That Gas Stove Climate, January 13

    ‘Should I get rid of my gas stove’ isn’t the only question to ask. It may not even be the right one.

  57. Exxon Scientists Predicted Global Warming, Even as Company Cast Doubts, Study Finds Business, January 12

    Starting in the 1970s, scientists working for the oil giant made remarkably accurate projections of just how much burning fossil fuels would warm the planet.

  58. La capa de ozono va camino a recuperarse, dicen los científicos en Español, January 12

    Las emisiones de China de productos químicos que erosionan la capa de ozono habían amenazado con demorar una década su recuperación, pero, según un nuevo informe, solo se retrasó un año.

  59. The California Floods The Daily, January 12

    The way the state managed its water in the past has worsened today’s flooding — and missed an opportunity to reduce future vulnerabilities.

  60. Will Storms End California’s Drought? That May Be the Wrong Question Climate, January 11

    California has experienced what one researcher described as “weather whiplash” with quick swings between wet and dry periods.

  61. Should We Block the Sun to Counter Climate Change? Op Ed, January 11

    Once a taboo idea thought too dangerous to research, geoengineering is becoming more mainstream.

  62. California’s Redwood Forests Don’t Mind Wet, Windy Weather National, January 11

    Though some trees may be toppled in storms, experts say that redwood trees, which can live for centuries, are adapted to a wide range of weather events.

  63. Electric Vehicles Keep Defying Almost Everyone’s Predictions Op Ed, January 11

    The revolution is also a case study in how much further we have to go.

  64. Trying to Live a Day Without Plastic Styles, January 11

    It’s all around us, despite its adverse effects on the planet. In a 24-hour experiment, one journalist tried to go plastic free.

  65. Ban Gas Stoves? Just the Idea Gets Washington Boiling. Climate, January 11

    The nation’s top consumer watchdog agency raised concerns about indoor air pollution from gas stoves. A political firestorm ensued.

  66. Biden Defends His Immigration Policy as Summit in Mexico Wraps Up Washington, January 11

    Even as President Biden and the leaders of Canada and Mexico sought to emphasize their shared commitments, the tricky issue of immigration dominated much of the discussion.

  67. Your Wednesday Briefing: Shanghai’s Devastating Outbreak N Y T Now, January 10

    Also, the eight warmest years on record and a fragile political alliance in the Philippines.

  68. I’m a Scientist Who Spoke Up About Climate Change. My Employer Fired Me. Op Ed, January 10

    I knew that I could face retaliation, but inaction during this critical time will have far greater consequences.

  69. War and Weather Climate, January 10

    The weirdly warm European winter has unexpected geopolitical consequences.

  70. Powell Says Fed Will Not Be a ‘Climate Policymaker’ Business, January 10

    In a speech on Federal Reserve independence, Chair Jerome H. Powell emphasized that climate change should be addressed by elected officials.

  71. The Last 8 Years Were the Hottest on Record Interactive, January 10

    Europe experienced its hottest summer ever, while 2022 was the fifth-hottest year on record worldwide.

  72. Soaked and Battered by Repeating Rainstorms, California Girds for More National, January 10

    Extreme weather has plagued many parts of the country this fall and winter. But few places have been as ravaged by the changing climate these last weeks as California.

  73. U.S. Carbon Emissions Grew in 2022 Business, January 10

    Emissions ticked up 1.3 percent last year, even as renewables surpassed coal.

  74. You May Miss These Parasites When They’re Gone Science, January 9

    Warming temperatures in one part of the world seem to have driven down the parasite population, suggesting another unexpected way that climate change harms ecosystems.

  75. French Food Giant Danone Sued Over Plastic Use Under Landmark Law Foreign, January 9

    Environmental groups are relying on a law in France requiring large companies to address their environmental footprint.

  76. Restoration of the Ozone Layer Is Back on Track, Scientists Say Climate, January 9

    Rogue emissions from China of ozone-depleting chemicals had threatened to delay recovery by a decade. But the emissions were stopped, according to a U.N.-backed report.

  77. Floods, Fires and Humidity: How Climate Change Affects Book Preservation Culture, January 7

    As extreme weather events become more common, archivists and conservators are scrambling to protect their collections.

  78. Cheer Up! The World Is Better Off Than You Think. Op Ed, December 31

    The year 2022 was not great. But even in the midst of overlapping calamities, progress is being made.

  79. Balancing Hope and Despair in Turbulent Times Special Sections, December 1

    As long as we do the best we can, and appreciate life’s fullness, we will leave the world a better place for our children.

  80. John Kerry Tests Positive for Covid at U.N. Climate Talks, Complicating Final Hours Climate, November 18

    Debate intensified over a contentious issue: the creation of a fund to help poor and vulnerable countries pay for loss and damage caused by climate change.

  81. What Happens When a Cascade of Crises Collide? Op Ed, November 13

    Humanity faces a complex knot of seemingly distinct but entangled crises that are causing damage greater than the sum of their individual harms.

  82. Belice recurre a su arrecife de coral para escapar de la trampa de la deuda en Español, November 8

    Algunos países en desarrollo están haciendo acuerdos financieros que podrían darles un mayor papel en la lucha contra el cambio climático.

  83. How Belize Cut Its Debt by Fighting Global Warming Foreign, November 7

    Developing nations are reducing their debt by pledging to protect their resources in financial deals that could give them a bigger role in the fight against climate change.

  84. Your Thursday Briefing: Iran’s Protests Intensify N Y T Now, October 26

    Plus Myanmar gets closer to Russia and a dire climate report.

  85. Should Candidates Be Transparent About Their Health? Letters, October 16

    How much should candidates disclose about their health? Also: Drone rules; political fears; future pandemics; donations and climate policy.

  86. Bill Gates: ‘Estamos en una peor situación de lo que esperaba’ en Español, September 18

    El filántropo habló sobre cómo la pandemia y los efectos de la guerra en Ucrania están retrasando el progreso.

  87. Bill Gates: ‘We’re in a Worse Place Than I Expected’ Op Ed, September 13

    The philanthropist on how the pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine are setting back progress.

  88. When Schools Don’t Educate Their Students Letters, September 13

    Readers discuss an investigation into the lack of secular education at New York’s yeshivas. Also: Outdoor dining; climate-crisis deniers.

  89. U.N. Faces Record Humanitarian Aid Shortfall — but Not for Ukrainians Foreign, August 22

    Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.

  90. Ukraine Ships Grain at Last. It Will Take Far More to Slow Global Hunger. Foreign, August 1

    The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.

  91. Biden Is Facing Crisis After Crisis. But Are They Emergencies? Washington, July 27

    President Biden is under pressure — often from his own allies — to declare national emergencies on issues like climate and abortion that are roiling American culture.

  92. Pakistan’s Deadly Flood Season Worsened by Climate Change and Bad Infrastructure Foreign, July 24

    Monsoon rains have devastated Pakistan’s economic hub, Karachi, adding urgency to pleas to better equip cities to handle more frequent extreme weather.

  93. ¿La naturaleza sanó durante la ‘antropausa’ pandémica? en Español, July 19

    La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.

  94. Climate Politics Are Worse Than You Think Op Ed, July 18

    If only it were just about money.

  95. Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’? Science, July 16

    Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.

  96. France Faces a Shortage of Mustard, Its Uniquely Beloved Condiment Foreign, July 14

    A perfect storm of climate change, a European war and Covid have left the French scrambling for alternatives.

  97. Your Wednesday Briefing: Extreme Heat Grips China N Y T Now, July 12

    Plus the conviction of an ailing Hong Kong activist and President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming trip to Iran.

  98. Dangerous Heat Wave Strikes China Foreign, July 12

    Parts of the east and south withered under extreme temperatures, even as health workers in hazmat suits persisted in a round of mandatory coronavirus tests.

  99. The 3 Most Important Climate Laws You’ve Never Heard Of Metro, July 8

    The Legislature passed some bills that are obscure but significant, in the view of climate activists.

  100. Your Friday Briefing: A Major U.S. Climate Ruling Dining, June 30

    Plus Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong and Ukraine takes back Snake Island.

  101. El mundo tiene que elegir: cooperar o colapsar en Español, June 20

    La COVID-19, el cambio climático y la posibilidad de una crisis alimentaria global demuestran que los problemas del mundo están muy ligados entre sí. Y también las soluciones.

  102. The World Has a Choice: Work Together or Fall Apart Op Ed, June 18

    No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.

  103. What if We Had Spent the Money on Climate? Op Ed, June 15

    Along with everything else, the pandemic was a huge missed opportunity.

  104. Your Wednesday Briefing: Sievierodonetsk, Isolated N Y T Now, June 14

    The key Ukrainian city lost its last bridge as fighting intensifies.

  105. What Vaccine Apartheid Portends for the Climate Future Op Ed, May 24

    Gestures of good will and concern from developed countries can hide nationalism so pointed that it amounts to something like sadism.

  106. Your Friday Briefing: Russia Doubles Down N Y T Now, May 5

    Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.