T/environment

  1. Europe Is Bracing for a Heat Wave. It’s the New Normal. World, Today

    Meteorologists say temperatures could climb above 40 degrees Celsius, or more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit, across large stretches of the continent.

  2. New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says Climate, Yesterday

    The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.

  3. A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President. Climate, Yesterday

    The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family.

  4. Abdicating, Again, on Climate Opinion, June 22

    President Trump’s new energy plan aims to save coal-burning power plants and miners’ jobs. It won’t do either.

  5. Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines. Climate, June 21

    The widening divide between states on climate-change policy comes with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come.

  6. Chennai, an Indian City of Nearly 5 Million, Is Running Out of Water Interactive, June 21

    New satellite photos of the city, one of India’s largest, show its reservoirs running dry.

  7. Sydney to Declare a Climate Emergency in Face of National Inaction World, June 21

    The mayor said it was important that Australia’s largest city, which has already made ambitious pledges to reduce greenhouse emissions, raise its voice in a global demand for action.

  8. E.U. Leaders Fail to Strengthen Climate Target Climate, June 20

    A proposal to reduce the 28-country bloc's net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 failed when eastern countries that are heavily dependent on coal raised objections.

  9. End ‘Regulatory Ping-Pong’ on Climate Change Opinion, June 20

    A reader urges Congress to pass a carbon dividend bill, rather than letting administrators change rules with the stroke of a pen.

  10. With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? Climate, June 19

    As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.

  11. Can Europe Wean Itself From Fossil Fuels? Its Leaders Are About to Decide Climate, June 19

    European leaders from 28 countries will decide Thursday whether the E.U. will aim to get to net-zero emissions in the next 30 years.

  12. Rising Temperatures Ravage the Himalayas, Rapidly Shrinking Its Glaciers Climate, June 19

    A new analysis of satellite data concludes that Himalayan glaciers are melting much faster than before, posing grave risks to millions downstream.

  13. Don’t Do Just One Thing Climate, June 19

    Also this week, a wave of heat waves.

  14. E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules Climate, June 19

    The new measure will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges. If upheld in court, it could tie the hands of future presidents on global warming.

  15. Emaciated Polar Bear Wanders Into a Siberian City World, June 19

    The animal was seen roaming the streets of Norilsk, Russia, hundreds of miles from its usual habitat. Experts said it was probably looking for food.

  16. Soaring Temperatures Speed Up Spring Thaw on Greenland’s Ice Sheet Climate, June 17

    Temperatures in Greenland have been as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, helping fuel a pulse of melting across much of the ice sheet surface.

  17. Black Bodies, Green Spaces Opinion, June 15

    Why is the image of an environmentally conscious African-American still hard for us to picture?

  18. Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine Climate, June 13

    The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections.

  19. Is Travel Ethical at a Time of Climate Change? Opinion, June 13

    Readers wrestle with their carbon footprint. “Does travel equate to being a bad person?” one asks.

  20. One Thing You Can Do: Plan a Climate-Friendly Cookout Climate, June 12

    Also this week, a Texas bill that could make environmental protests riskier.

  21. U.K. Will Cut Net Greenhouse Emissions to Zero, Theresa May Vows World, June 12

    The prime minister’s plan leaves many questions unanswered, but sets a new standard that she hopes other countries will adopt.

  22. Is Climate Change Inconvenient or Existential? Only Supercomputers Can Do the Math Opinion, June 12

    Accurate predictions of Earth’s warming require computers that are too expensive for one country or institution.

  23. Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns Climate, June 11

    The regulator, who sits on a powerful government panel that oversees major financial markets, likened global warming risks to the 2008 mortgage crisis.

  24. Why the Young Don’t Vote Republican Opinion, June 11

    A reader says it’s the failure of the party’s leadership to address climate change.

  25. How Dengue, a Deadly Mosquito-Borne Disease, Could Spread in a Warming World Interactive, June 10

    Climate change and urbanization could increase the number of people at risk of contracting dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that can be deadly.

  26. As Students Clamor for More on Climate Change, Portland Heeds the Call U.S., June 9

    Three years after the school board passed a resolution mandating climate justice education in all public schools, a rollout may be coming.

  27. White House Tried to Stop Climate Science Testimony, Documents Show Climate, June 8

    Administration officials said proposed testimony by a State Department scientist amounted to “climate alarm propaganda.”

  28. Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster Climate, June 8

    The Midwest floods have highlighted a gap in disaster readiness: Fewer Americans are buying flood insurance, even as climate change increases their risk.

  29. Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal Climate, June 6

    The pledge by the former New York City mayor is part of an effort to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas.

  30. Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits Climate, June 6

    In a letter signed by 17 industry giants including Ford, General Motors and Toyota, the firms asked Mr. Trump to go back to the negotiating table.

  31. Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach? Opinion, June 6

    Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.

  32. Can the Paris Climate Goals Save Lives? Yes, a Lot of Them, Researchers Say Climate, June 5

    A new study projects how many additional deaths could occur in 15 American cities if the world misses its targets for taming climate change.

  33. France to End Disposal of $900 Million in Unsold Goods Each Year World, June 5

    The government plans to outlaw the destruction of brand-new consumer products, a practice that companies use to stop goods from being stolen or sold at steep discounts.

  34. What Biden’s Climate Plan Shows About the Democratic Field Climate, June 5

    Also this week, leisure travel on a warming planet.

  35. Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government Climate, June 4

    Three judges heard arguments in a closely watched lawsuit brought by young people to compel the federal government to take action on climate change.

  36. Come for the Deep-Sea Selfies. Stay to Learn About Sustainability. Arts, June 4

    “Ocean Cube,” an exhibition of five Instagramable dreamlike rooms, offers commentary on pollution.

  37. Climate Change Takes Center Stage as Biden and Warren Release Plans U.S., June 4

    Even former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has embraced the goals of the Green New Deal, showing just how far the Democratic field has moved on climate change.

  38. Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years Climate, June 4

    Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years.

  39. 84 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump Interactive, June 2

    A comprehensive list of environmental policies the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses.

  40. Secretive Bilderberg Meeting Draws Pompeo and Kushner World, May 31

    Top Trump administration officials are attending the annual Bilderberg Meeting, where political and business leaders swear never to publicly reveal what is discussed.

  41. Floods and Trump’s Trade War Create an Uncertain Year for Farmers Climate, May 31

    Prices are rising and planting is far behind schedule as farmers face a complex new calculus about what to plant—or whether to plant at all.

  42. Trump Administration Lifts Ethanol-Fuel Ban That Was Meant to Cut Smog Climate, May 31

    The change, sought by corn-belt farmers hurt by the China trade war, drew criticism from environmentalists as well as energy companies.

  43. One Thing You Can Do: Boil Water Efficiently Climate, May 29

    Also this week, millennial attitudes about climate change.

  44. The White House Plan to Change Climate Science Podcasts, May 29

    After two years spent unraveling the policies of his predecessors, President Trump and his appointees are going after influential government reports.

  45. United Nations Says 80 Countries May Ramp Up Climate Pledges Climate, May 28

    The countries may increase their climate goals, but the United Nations says that to avert extreme warming, an “exponential increase in ambition” is needed.

  46. Praise Song for the Unloved Animals Opinion, May 27

    Even the most maligned creatures of backyards and roadsides have a potent purpose in the world.