T/environment

  1. Greta Versus the Greedy Grifters Opinion, January 27

    Why a 17-year-old is a better economist than Steve Mnuchin.

  2. With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight New York, January 27

    Builders will be forced to take climate change, including rising sea levels, into account to win government approval for projects.

  3. When Historic Preservation Hurts Cities Opinion, January 26

    The madness of prohibiting solar panels on the rooftops of historic buildings illustrates how preservation culture has run amok.

  4. How Does a Nation Adapt to Its Own Murder? Opinion, January 25

    Australia is going up in flames, and its government calls for resilience while planning for more coal mines.

  5. Indonesia Releases U.S. Journalist Detained Over Visa Issue World, January 25

    The authorities had threatened a yearslong prison sentence for Philip Jacobson, who was jailed for three days. He is likely to be deported soon, but his movements remain restricted.

  6. A Call for Investors to Put Their Money Toward a Green Future Business, January 24

    For wealthy Davos men and women, as well as people from less rarefied air, targeted investing is one way to force change on carbon-emitting companies.

  7. Greta Thunberg Joins Climate March on Her Last Day in Davos World, January 24

    Ms. Thunberg, who has been rebuking world leaders for inaction on climate change, said she was not deterred by critics who called her concerns overblown.

  8. The Darkness Where the Future Should Be Opinion, January 24

    What happens to a society that loses its capacity for awe and wonder at things to come?

  9. The Revolution Comes to Davos Opinion, January 23

    At the anti-capitalist capitalist event, radical sentiments erupt in unexpected places.

  10. Big Business Says It Will Tackle Climate Change, but Not How or When Business, January 23

    In Davos, business leaders were newly vocal about the danger, though they gave few details about how they would reform their practices.

  11. Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready. Business, January 23

    Like other central banks, the E.C.B., which met on Thursday, is scrambling to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval.

  12. Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands Climate, January 22

    The Trump administration has finished a new rule that rolls back environmental controls on many wetlands and intermittent streams, delivering a win to rural landowners.

  13. La muerte de los gigantes de agua dulce en Español, January 22

    La pesca excesiva y la construcción de presas han puesto en peligro inminente a la megafauna de ríos y lagos del mundo. Pero muchas especies aún pueden salvarse.

  14. Things We Can Do: The Big Picture Climate, January 22

    Also this week, strange scenes at the Davos economic forum

  15. Why We Need the Equal Rights Amendment Opinion, January 22

    The National Organization for Women says ratification is about the law and basic human rights. Also: Big Tech and a campus divide; hydropower’s potential.

  16. As Australia Burns, a Climate-Change Denier Rallies the Troops World, January 22

    Scroll through the Facebook page of Craig Kelly, a conservative politician, and you’ll see why the country has not taken strong action on global warming.

  17. American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue World, January 22

    The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa.

  18. Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos Climate, January 21

    President Trump and Greta Thunberg dominated the first full day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss Alps.

  19. Davos Has a Credibility Problem Opinion, January 21

    But will yet another cozy gathering in the Alps fix it?

  20. Greta Thunberg’s Remarks at the Davos Economic Forum Climate, January 21

    The Swedish climate activist spoke Tuesday afternoon at an event hosted by The New York Times and the World Economic Forum.

  21. Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before World, January 21

    More than 16 million acres have gone up in flames. And it has happened in populated areas, unlike most of the world’s other blazes of this scale.

  22. Greta Thunberg’s Message at Davos Forum: ‘Our House Is Still on Fire’ Climate, January 21

    The activist punched a hole in the promises emerging from a forum of the global political and business elite at Davos, telling the leaders to stop investing in fossil fuels immediately.

  23. Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment Business, January 21

    President Trump made his first appearance on the international stage since the House sent impeachment articles to the Senate, on the day his trial is set to begin in earnest.

  24. The Freshwater Giants Are Dying Science, January 21

    Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.

  25. Australian Coal Company Says Bush-Fire Smoke Is Slowing Production World, January 21

    The poor air quality is making equipment harder to operate, and some workers have had to take leave to fight fires. The irony was not lost on many in Australia.

  26. Australian Coal Company Says Bush-Fire Smoke Is Slowing Production Business, January 21

    The poor air quality is making equipment harder to operate, and some workers have had to take leave to fight fires. The irony was not lost on many in Australia.

  27. Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) Climate, January 20

    A Trump administration program to help states prepare for natural disasters has become a window into the tortured political language of talking about climate change.

  28. It’s Fish vs. Dams, and the Dams Are Winning New York, January 20

    Thousands of dams across New York, many abandoned, are blocking fish migrations. A movement to remove them is growing.

  29. Donations Are Pouring Into Australia. Now What? World, January 18

    As people around the world respond to the fire crisis, organizations find themselves trying to efficiently distribute tens of millions of dollars.

  30. Court Quashes Youth Climate Change Case Against Government Climate, January 17

    Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts.

  31. The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York … or Not New York, January 17

    A six-mile-long barrier would help protect the city from floodwaters during fierce storms like Sandy, but critics say rising seas make the option inadequate.

  32. It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That? Business, January 17

    Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?

  33. It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That? Science, January 17

    Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?

  34. Watching the Beach Town of My Childhood Burn World, January 17

    The beach town of Mallacoota is mythologized in my family as the place we returned to every summer. I visited again after it was ravaged by fire, to find devastation, resilience and a warning about climate change.

  35. How Hard Is It to Quit Coal? For Germany, 18 Years and $44 Billion Climate, January 16

    The 18-year time frame shows how costly and politically complicated it is to leave the world's dirtiest fossil fuel in the ground.

  36. Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise Science, January 16

    Twin calamities marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and scientists are presenting new evidence of which drove one of Earth’s great extinctions.

  37. Los incendios en Australia se calmaron, pero esta ciudad costera sigue aislada en Español, January 15

    La víspera de Año Nuevo, el mundo vio a la gente reunirse en la costa de Mallacoota para protegerse del fuego. La ciudad ahora raciona el combustible y depende de la ayuda de los militares.

  38. One Thing We Can Do: Fix Recycling Climate, January 15

    Also this week, the latest global temperature reports.

  39. 2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year Ever, Closing Out the Warmest Decade Interactive, January 15

    Last year was only a fraction of a degree cooler than 2016, the warmest year on record.

  40. The World Saw This Australian Beach Town Burn. It’s Still Cut Off. World, January 14

    Mallacoota, where people huddled on the shore for safety on New Year’s Eve, is rationing fuel and relying on the military for help.

  41. BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance Business, January 14

    In his influential annual letter to chief executives, Mr. Fink said his firm would avoid investments in companies that “present a high sustainability-related risk.”

  42. Los comerciantes de la sed en Español, January 13

    En Nepal y en muchos otros países, como Bolivia e India, las empresas privadas de camiones cisterna se han beneficiado de la escasez de agua.

  43. 2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures, Data Show Climate, January 13

    A new analysis found 2019 was the hottest for the world’s oceans. The five hottest years have also been in the past five years. 

  44. Why Australia Is Burning Podcasts, January 13

    As firefighters battle flames across the country, Australia’s prime minister is fighting to keep climate change out of the conversation.

  45. Effortless Environmentalism Opinion, January 13

    Here are some easy ways to live more gently on the earth. The key word here is “easy.”

  46. Australia’s Leader Calls for Inquiry Into Government Response to Fires World, January 12

    In an interview with the local media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed regret but reiterated that economic concerns would still play a key role in climate policies.

  47. Want to Do Something About Climate Change? Follow the Money Opinion, January 11

    Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America are the worst offenders.

  48. The Merchants of Thirst Business, January 11

    In Nepal and many other countries, private tanker operators profit from growing water scarcity.

  49. House Democrats Push Environmental Bills, but Victories Are Few U.S., January 10

    Climate and environmental activists are growing impatient with a Democratic-led House that they view as not doing enough to enact their agenda.

  50. Trump’s Weakening of Environmental Rules Would Leave the Public in the Dark Opinion, January 10

    His proposal would threaten scrutiny of big projects that could put communities and the environment at risk.

  51. How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change Opinion, January 10

    Here’s a five-step plan to deal with the stress and become part of the solution.

  52. What to Read on Australia’s Bushfire Crisis World, January 10

    Our reporters have been on the ground documenting the disaster as it unfolded, whether interviewing evacuees or following firefighters.

  53. What to Read on Australia’s Bushfire Crisis World, January 10

    Our reporters have been on the ground documenting the disaster as it unfolded, whether interviewing evacuees or following firefighters.

  54. Australia Shows Us the Road to Hell Opinion, January 9

    The political reaction is scarier than the fires.

  55. Trump’s Move Against Landmark Environmental Law Caps a Relentless Agenda Climate, January 9

    The White House, hoping to speed infrastructure projects like pipelines, will formally introduce changes to a half century-old landmark environmental law.

  56. Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat New York, January 9

    The golf course in Jersey City, N.J., says it needs the land to compete for tournaments. A birder counters, “It’s really just an obscenity.”

  57. Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat New York, January 9

    The golf course in Jersey City, N.J., says it needs the land to compete for tournaments. A birder counters, “It’s really just an obscenity.”

  58. Bernie Sanders’s Latest Endorsement: Sunrise Movement U.S., January 9

    The move by the group of young climate activists was another sign that left-wing advocacy organizations have increasingly coalesced around the Vermont senator’s candidacy.

  59. How We Picked the 2020 ‘Places to Go’ List Travel, January 9

    There are so many places in the world, and only 52 spots. How do we choose? (Do you know all the synonyms for “argue”?)

  60. My Journey to Radical Environmentalism Opinion, January 8

    It’s never too late to take action aimed at protecting our planet.

  61. Biberones y mitones para los koalas: Australia rescata a la fauna después de los incendios en Español, January 8

    Se calcula que millones de animales, muchos de los cuales no se encuentran en ningún otro continente, pueden haber perecido; los australianos cuidan a los sobrevivientes.

  62. One Thing You Can Do: Help to Preserve Forests Climate, January 8

    Also this week, wildfires in Australia

  63. 2019 Was Second Hottest Year on Record Climate, January 8

    2019 was a very hot year, with global average temperatures the second highest on record,by less than one-tenth of a degree Fahrenheit behind 2016. 

  64. The Crucial Lessons From Australia’s Wildfires Opinion, January 7

    Climate change, political malpractice and what the United States might learn.

  65. Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change Climate, January 7

    A marine lab built to withstand hurricanes faces a slower menace: climate change. Problems arising wherever science operates at the shifting border of soil and sea.

  66. Koala Mittens and Baby Bottles: Saving Australia’s Animals After Fires World, January 7

    Millions of animals, many found on no other continent, may have perished, and Australians are taking care of survivors.

  67. E.P.A. Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls Climate, January 6

    The E.P.A. opened an effort to cut  pollution from trucks, an anomaly for an administration known for regulatory rollbacks but a move that would also pre-empt state rules.

  68. To Fight Climate Change, One City May Ban Heating Homes With Natural Gas U.S., January 5

    Seeking to do their part to avert climate change, dozens of cities are exploring ways to limit natural gas heating in new homes. One city may also require existing homeowners to make a switch.

  69. As Fires Rage, Australia Sees Its Leader as Missing in Action World, January 4

    The country is venting frustration with Prime Minister Scott Morrison over what many view as a nonchalant response to the disastrous blazes and his unwavering dismissal of climate change.

  70. Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning Climate, January 3

    The administration will propose that federal agencies be allowed to disregard climate change when assessing the environmental effects of major projects.

  71. Millions of Australians Are Choking on Smoke From Wildfires Interactive, January 3

    Australians in major cities, not threatened by flames, are still experiencing this disastrous fire season in their lungs.

  72. Millions of Australians Are Choking on Smoke From Wildfires Interactive, January 3

    Australians in major cities, not threatened by flames, are still experiencing this disastrous fire season in their lungs.

  73. Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide Opinion, January 3

    As record fires rage, the country’s leaders seem intent on sending it to its doom.

  74. See Where Australia’s Deadly Wildfires Are Burning Interactive, January 2

    Australia's fire season is one of the worst on record. We mapped the flames.

  75. Apocalypse Becomes the New Normal Opinion, January 2

    We’re already in the early stages of climate crisis.

  76. So You Want to Convince a Climate Change Skeptic Opinion, January 2

    Here are some strategies for a hard conversation.

  77. One Thing You Can Do: Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count Climate, January 1

    Also this week, holiday fireworks in Iceland and beyond

  78. ‘Un Chernóbil en cámara lenta’ en Español, January 1

    Un vistazo a 15 años de intentos por limpiar el río más contaminado de México revela que el país no cuenta con los medios ni las leyes para preservar el medio ambiente.

  79. Why the Fires in Australia Are So Bad World, January 1

    Bush fire season is nothing new to Australians, but this summer has been calamitous — and it’s far from over.

  80. Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor Climate, December 31

    The Trump administration staffed an E.P.A. advisory panel with its choice of scientists, but they concluded that three significant regulatory rollbacks broke with established science.

  81. No More Phones and Other Tech Predictions for the Next Decade Opinion, December 31

    Despair not. What’s coming in the next few years might be a lot better than you expect.

  82. Merkel’s New Year’s Speech Calls for Action on Climate and Tolerance World, December 31

    The German chancellor, in her 15th such address, expressed optimism about the coming decade despite large challenges ahead.

  83. ‘A Slow-Motion Chernobyl’: How Lax Laws Turned a River Into a Disaster World, December 30

    A look at 15 years of attempts to clean up Mexico’s most polluted waterway revealed that the country has neither the means nor the laws to preserve its environment.

  84. In Indonesia, Outlaw Gold Miners Poison Themselves to Survive World, December 30

    One large mining company is trying to shut illegal operations, which use mercury. The small-scale miners say there’s no other way to earn a living.