T/environment

  1. The Ravaging of Amazonia Opinion, Yesterday

    A global treasure lies at the mercy of the smallest, dullest, pettiest of men.

  2. How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests Climate, August 22

    A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communities.

  3. Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical Climate, August 22

    Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.

  4. Bernie Sanders’s ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion Climate Plan Climate, August 22

    Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggressive,” he said in an interview.

  5. Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies Well, August 22

    Turbulence is a natural occurrence and should be expected — not dreaded. The trick is to learn to go with the flow.

  6. Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year World, August 21

    The fires, most of which have been set by farmers clearing their land, are raging in uninhabited areas of rain forest and intruding on populated areas in the country’s north.

  7. Los incendios en la selva amazónica se propagan en Español, August 21

    Se han detectado más de 74.000 incendios en la parte brasileña de la mayor selva del planeta desde inicios de 2019, según un centro de investigación.

  8. What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat? Climate, August 21

    Also this week, how an economic downturn could affect climate change.

  9. Without Bees, We Are in Trouble Opinion, August 21

    Can an alliance of Germany’s political parties save them?

  10. As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas Climate, August 20

    A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.

  11. Cómo un multimillonario podría hacer que tres países sean dependientes del carbón durante décadas en Español, August 20

    La historia de un proyecto minero en Australia ayuda a explicar por qué el mundo sigue quemando carbón a pesar del gran riesgo que representa para el futuro.

  12. Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions Travel, August 20

    Milestones lend themselves to reflection, so we took the opportunity to slow down and tap you, fellow travelers, for questions you might have about my journey.

  13. The City Just Sweated Through Its 10th-Hottest July Ever New York, August 20

    Tuesday: Last month, 26 of 31 days had temperatures that were above average.

  14. Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray Climate, August 20

    The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement.

  15. Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change World, August 19

    Higher global temperatures are threatening glaciers, which cover 11 percent of Iceland and are prominent tourist attractions.

  16. Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement Podcasts, August 19

    Much of the money behind the movement can be traced to one heiress who made it her life’s work to keep immigrants out of America.

  17. E.P.A. Backtracks on Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals U.S., August 16

    The federal agency said it was re-evaluating the use of the M-44 poison devices, which are used to kill thousands of coyotes and foxes.

  18. NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded Climate, August 15

    Data from federal researchers confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016.

  19. How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades Climate, August 15

    The story of a mining project in Australia helps to explain why the world keeps burning coal despite the profound risk it poses to the future.

  20. Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change? Movies, August 14

    Environmental concerns have been the driving force of villains in recent superhero and sci-fi movies. But critics say the industry needs to show how society can reform its ways.

  21. One Thing You Can Do: Make Your Donations Count Climate, August 14

    Also this week, Greta Thunberg sets sail for America.

  22. Documenting a City’s Nocturnal Living Reader Center, August 14

    Adjusting to the effects of climate change in Phoenix has been a slow burn for its residents. Covering it required these two journalists to flip their internal clocks.

  23. Greta Thunberg Sets Sail for U.N. Climate Talks Climate, August 13

    The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous carbon footprint.

  24. Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States U.S., August 13

    Millions of people across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee faced excessive heat warnings and high humidity.

  25. States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule Climate, August 13

    The legal fight over how to regulate coal-burning plants could ultimately determine how much leverage the government has to fight global warming.

  26. As Phoenix Heats Up, the Night Comes Alive Interactive, August 12

    In one of the hottest and fastest-warming American cities, residents adapt their summer schedules to find times when temperatures are more tolerable.

  27. Cuatro ideas para evitar la escasez de alimentos en el mundo en Español, August 12

    Tras la publicación de un informe de Naciones Unidas que expone el riesgo de la alimentación por la crisis climática, te compartimos algunos consejos para seguir teniendo alimentos y, de paso, ayudar al planeta.

  28. U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act Climate, August 12

    The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.

  29. Earth’s Food Supply Is Under Threat. These Fixes Would Go a Long Way. Climate, August 9

    The food production system accounts for up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions. But if agriculture is done right, experts say, it can actually be a climate change solution.

  30. Summer in the City Is Hot, but Some Neighborhoods Suffer More Interactive, August 9

    New research shows that summer temperatures can vary as much as 20 degrees across different parts of a city, with poor and minority neighborhoods often bearing the brunt.

  31. A More Active Hurricane Season Could Lie Ahead, Scientists Warn Climate, August 8

    A revised prediction from federal forecasters sees the potential for as many as 17 named storms this hurricane season, four of which may be major.

  32. El cambio climático pone en peligro nuestra comida en Español, August 8

    La ONU alertó de que el efecto del calentamiento global en las tierras, que están siendo explotadas a niveles “sin precedentes”, significa que pronto no podremos alimentarnos a menos que cambiemos.

  33. Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns Climate, August 8

    The world's land is being exploited at an “unprecedented” rate, a United Nations report on climate change warns, putting pressure on food production and amplifying the risk of mass migration.

  34. Three Things You Can Do: Swap, Share and Donate Climate, August 7

    Also this week, life as a young, conservative climate advocate.

  35. Greta Thunberg, a Youthful Voice on Climate Change Opinion, August 6

    Readers react to an Op-Ed essay that criticized the 16-year-old climate activist.

  36. How Hot Was July? Hotter Than Ever, Global Data Shows Climate, August 5

    European climate researchers said Monday that last month was the hottest month ever recorded, slightly eclipsing the previous record-holder, July 2016.

  37. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left U.S., August 5

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  38. Algae Bloom Fouls N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis New York, August 5

    Lake Hopatcong, normally buzzing with swimmers and water skiers, is filled with cyanobacteria in quantities never before recorded.

  39. The Problem With Greta Thunberg’s Climate Activism Opinion, August 2

    Her radical approach is at odds with democracy.

  40. Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear Climate, August 2

    A growing number of young voters, including conservatives, identify climate change as a top priority. Republican strategists fear that could soon pose a big problem.

  41. Europe’s Heat Wave, Fueled by Climate Change, Moves to Greenland Climate, August 2

    The four-day hot spell was rare for France and the Netherlands, researchers say, but it used to be a lot rarer.

  42. In the Fight to Save the Planet, Its Defenders Are Being Killed Opinion, August 1

    Those who resist powerful industries that savage ecosystems and drive people off their land face death and fear.

  43. Is Impeachment Finally Happening? Opinion, August 1

    And the columnists answer your questions.

  44. One Thing You Can Do: Reduce Unwanted Mail Climate, July 31

    Also this week, the high cost of the world’s natural disasters

  45. Homes Are Being Built the Fastest in Many Flood-Prone Areas, Study Finds Climate, July 31

    Increased awareness of climate change has not diminished Americans' appetite for building homes in flood zones, new data show.

  46. Ethiopia Says It Planted Over 350 Million Trees in a Day, a Record World, July 30

    The initiative is part of a campaign by the prime minister to plant four billion trees in the country before the fall to combat deforestation and global warming.

  47. Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Release Climate ‘Equity’ Plan U.S., July 29

    The Democratic candidate for president and the powerful House freshman are building on the Green New Deal with a plan to prioritize low-income communities.

  48. Greta Thunberg to Attend New York Climate Talks. She’ll Take a Sailboat. Climate, July 29

    The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will cross the Atlantic in an open-cockpit racing yacht to attend a United Nations summit meeting on global warming.

  49. Wanted: Old Chimney, Suitable for Roosting Science, July 29

    Chimney swifts in search of homes eventually may have to return to hollows in big, broken trees. But there probably aren’t enough of them.

  50. Jay Inslee: Climate Change Is a Winning Campaign Issue — and President Trump Knows It Opinion, July 28

    We need a president who will make it a priority before it is too late.