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Environment

  1. life after warming
    Disaster Upon DisasterFlooding and tornadoes in the Midwest. Drought and extreme heat in India. The climate future is already here, we just can’t bear to look.
  2. life after warming
    We May Be Dooming Ourselves With Climate NIMBYismThe uneven incentives of climate action are driving the world to inaction. There may be no way to escape the trap.
  3. corruption
    EPA Science Said Trump’s Coal Rule Would Kill 1,400. So the EPA Ditched Science.Trump’s coal policy had an estimated death toll so high his administration couldn’t defend it. So the EPA is engineering a lower estimate.
  4. life after warming
    Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.A bulletin from our climate future.
  5. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Who Should Be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?The debate is legitimate and important. But some of the arguments being made in major publications are patently false.
  6. life after warming
    There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050Jared Diamond’s new book addresses itself to a world in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past.
  7. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Ignoring Their Party’s Strongest Issue for 2020Making it easier for corporations to poison children is unpopular. Trump has done so anyway. Democrats should make that a bigger issue.
  8. climate change
    Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-SuicideA new U.N. report finds that civilization is on the cusp of killing off the organisms that keep our soil fertile, seafood plentiful, and air clean.
  9. protests
    Over 1,000 People Have Been Arrested Protesting Climate Change in London“We will never stop fighting,” Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told demonstrators.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  11. environment
    Report: Trump to Push a Green Campaign After Stripping Environmental ProtectionsTrump, who claimed that wind turbine noise causes cancer, will reportedly tout his gutting of climate regulations as a way to appeal to swing voters.
  12. cityscape
    The De Blasio Climate Plan Is Big, Ambitious, and Very VagueBut it does make clear what a huge job it will be to keep the ocean out of lower Manhattan.
  13. proposals
    My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower ManhattanOver the coming years, we will spend up to $10 billion to extend the downtown waterfront as much as 500 feet into the East River.
  14. political science
    Trump’s EPA Is Risking the Health of a Generation of American ChildrenThere’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.
  15. politics
    U.S. Senate Does Rare Good Thing and Passes Major Conservation LegislationThe bill will create over one million acres of new, protected wilderness.
  16. life after warming
    The Cautious Case for Climate Optimism (From a Climate Alarmist)Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.
  17. gallery
    This Artist Wants You to Think About Climate ChangeThe dramatic photographs show us what we’re losing.
  18. politics
    Andrew Wheeler Is Bad News for Coal Miners and Environmentalists AlikeIf the Senate confirms Andrew Wheeler, it’s great news for coal — and nobody else.
  19. environment
    The Trump Administration’s War on Wildlife Should Be a ScandalAmid the broader environmental damage, the eradication of certain wildlife due to farming, drilling, and hunting policies has mostly gone unnoticed.
  20. life after warming
    Parenting the Climate Change GenerationClimate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
  21. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  22. environment
    These Nets Harness Water From FogAnd they’re helping a region of Morocco recover from drought.
  23. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  24. global tech
    Solar-Powered Fridges Can Help Stop EpidemicsMuch of the world doesn’t have access to vaccines for one solvable reason: transportation logistics.
  25. life after warming
    Can a Carbon Tax Solve Climate Change? Well, No.A carbon tax is not a panacea for climate change, but it’s a good first step.
  26. environment
    Low-cost Sonar Kits Can Detect Rising Water and Send Out Flood AlertsTepmachcha is an open-source flood detector designed for Cambodia.
  27. environment
    ‘Garbage Soil’ Can Help Trees Grow in the DesertResearchers believe that sediment and silt from man-made lakes can turn deserts into forests.
  28. environment
    3-D Printing Might Save Coral ReefsRepairing ocean levels, rising temperatures, and pollution is another story.
  29. renewable energy
    The Caribbean Should Be Leading the Electric Car RevolutionThe conditions are perfect. So why isn’t it?
  30. climate change
    The Trump Administration Anticipates Catastrophic Global Warming by 2100In an official report, the White House argues that restrictions on carbon emissions should be loosened — because four-degree warming is inevitable.
  31. science of us
    There’s So Much to Worry About I Forgot to Worry About Plastic PoisoningNow you’re telling me my yogurt tub is trying to kill me?
  32. environment
    On the Upper West Side, a One-Man War Against Air PollutionGeorge Pakenham takes matters into his own hands when he finds parked cars and trucks with their engines running.
  33. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  34. Trump Dumps Obama Effort to Prevent Oil SpillsBoth the business and “populist” wings of the GOP support Trump’s heavy tilt toward oil and gas at the expense of the environment.
  35. eco-friendly
    Hawaii Wants to Ban Some Sunscreens for a Good ReasonTurns out, it’s bad for the environment.
  36. GOP Leader: Pruitt Has Some Explaining to DoAs Republican support for the EPA director wanes, Scott Pruitt takes out his frustration on environmental science.
  37. skin deep
    This Skin-Care Brand Is Going Zero WasteAnd it’s organizing 300 beach cleanups.
  38. menaces
    The Most Instagrammable Museum Is Facing $5,000 in Environmental FinesSprinkle pools: great for pictures, bad for the environment.
  39. toxic masculinity
    Men Are Destroying Our Planet Because They Don’t Want to Seem GirlyNew research suggests products and organizations be marketed as more “Men-vironmentally” friendly.
  40. take action
    Patagonia Slams President Trump, Plans to Sue“The president stole your land.”
  41. Keystone Pipeline Leaks More Than 200,000 Gallons of Oil in South DakotaThe last leak, of 17,000 gallons, took two months to clean up.
  42. Wisconsin Just Gave Foxconn Preferential Treatment in Its Court SystemScott Walker lured the tech company to Wisconsin by giving it special privileges in the state’s courts. That could be unconstitutional.
  43. harvey
    The Environmental Fallout of Hurricane HarveyWhat happens when a dangerous storm hits America’s “Chemical Coast.”
  44. Al Gore: ‘We Are in the Early Stages of a Sustainability Revolution’“Things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen much faster than you thought they could.”
  45. climate change
    The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated EditionThe facts, research, and science behind the climate-change article that explored our planet’s worst-case scenarios.
  46. climate change
    When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.Plague, famine, heat no human can survive. This is not science fiction but what scientists, when they’re not being cautious, fear could be our future.
  47. Mark Penn Mischaracterizes the 1996 Clinton-Gore CampaignAn op-ed co-authored by Clinton strategist Mark Penn tells Democrats to emulate a 1996 strategy the actual candidates did not pursue.
  48. Trump to Allow Underwater Oil Drillers to Endanger the Basis of All Ocean LifeSeismic air-gun blasts help detect oil reserves. They also kill zooplankton — the basis of every ocean food web. Trump is about to lift a ban on them.
  49. Acting U.S. Ambassador to China Quits Over Trump’s Climate PolicyDavid Rank said that as a “parent, patriot and a Christian” he could not support the new U.S. policy.
  50. EPA Dismisses Half the Scientists on Its Major Review BoardThey may replace some academics with people who work in the industries being regulated.
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