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Environment

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. politics
    U.S. Senate Does Rare Good Thing and Passes Major Conservation LegislationThe bill will create over one million acres of new, protected wilderness.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. life after warming
    Parenting the Climate Change GenerationClimate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
  8. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  9. environment
    These Nets Harness Water From FogAnd they’re helping a region of Morocco recover from drought.
  10. 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.
  11. global tech
    Solar-Powered Fridges Can Help Stop EpidemicsMuch of the world doesn’t have access to vaccines for one solvable reason: transportation logistics.
  12. 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.
  13. environment
    Low-cost Sonar Kits Can Detect Rising Water and Send Out Flood AlertsTepmachcha is an open-source flood detector designed for Cambodia.
  14. environment
    ‘Garbage Soil’ Can Help Trees Grow in the DesertResearchers believe that sediment and silt from man-made lakes can turn deserts into forests.
  15. environment
    3-D Printing Might Save Coral ReefsRepairing ocean levels, rising temperatures, and pollution is another story.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. GOP Leader: Pruitt Has Some Explaining to DoAs Republican support for the EPA director wanes, Scott Pruitt takes out his frustration on environmental science.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. harvey
    The Environmental Fallout of Hurricane HarveyWhat happens when a dangerous storm hits America’s “Chemical Coast.”
  24. 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.”
  25. climate change
    The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated EditionThe facts, research, and science behind the climate-change article that explored our planet’s worst-case scenarios.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. EPA Dismisses Half the Scientists on Its Major Review BoardThey may replace some academics with people who work in the industries being regulated.
  31. march for science
    Scientists and Their Allies Stage Unprecedented Worldwide ProtestLarge crowds championing reality and evidence took to the streets in hundreds of cities on Saturday — and nerds definitely make the best signs.
  32. EPA May Scrap Limit on How Much Mercury Coal Plants Can SpewThe agency will “review” its support for the measure “in light of the recent change in administration.”
  33. Senate Confirms Leading Opponent of Environmental Regulation As Head of the EPAScott Pruitt will spearhead the Trump administration’s efforts to increase water pollution and accelerate man-made climate change.
  34. Trump Administration Gives Final Approval to Dakota Access PipelineThe Army Corps of Engineers has decided to scrap that environmental-impact assessment it promised and just approve the previously proposed route.
  35. Is California Really Going to Secede?There’s a real movement afoot to make the Golden State its own golden republic. At very least, it will galvanize opposition to the Trump regime.
  36. Trump Will Force EPA to Clear Studies With His Appointees Before Publishing ThemThe White House has demanded that its appointees review any studies produced by the EPA before the public gets a look at the data.
  37. A Rare Look at the Stunningly Beautiful World Beneath Antarctica’s IceWe don’t normally get to see this.
  38. Watch: An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Is Set to Break Away From AntarcticaA crack in its surface has grown 11 miles in December alone.
  39. This Time-lapse Shows Just How Bad the Smog Problem Is in BeijingThe smog prompted China to issue its first national red alert for “severe fog.”
  40. Clinton Campaign Bus Dumps Human Waste on Street, DNC ApologizesIt was “an honest mistake.”
  41. Methane Emissions Appear Worse Than Anyone ThoughtA new study says the fossil-fuel industry is producing up to 60 percent more methane than previously reported.
  42. Study: Humans Have Made Most of the Planet’s Ecosystems ‘Unsafe’A new study in Science finds that humans have reduced the biodiversity of ecosystems to dangerous levels across 58 percent of the world’s land.
  43. A Lesser-Known Form of Pollution Is Affecting One-Third of HumanityNinety-nine percent of the U.S. and Europe suffer from it.
  44. This Filling Station in the U.K. Turns Tap Water Into FuelBut it only works for hydrogen-powered cars, so gas guzzlers are out of luck.
  45. global warming
    Will the Paris Climate Accord Really Change the World?Some are celebrating the agreement as the end of the fossil-fuel era, while others worry it’s all just empty talk.
  46. paris climate talks
    Can the Paris Climate Talks Save Our Planet?Negotiators are optimistic they’ll reach a historic agreement, but symbolism may end up trumping science.
  47. New York Attorney General Takes on Exxon MobilEric Schneiderman wants to find out if the oil company suppressed climate-change research.  
  48. 2016
    Hillary Clinton Is Against the Keystone XL Pipeline [Updated]The presidential candidate had previously annoyed advocates with her refusal to take a stance.
  49. environment
    Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit Arctic, Use Selfie StickDuring his trip to highlight climate change.
  50. feature
    The Ban on Plastic Bags vs. the Ban on Bag BansThe fight is about a lot more than how to get groceries home.
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