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Environment

  1. business
    When Smoke Gets in Your WineGrowers, vintners, and scientists are scrambling to protect California’s prized Napa Cab from the aftertaste of wildfires.
  2. tomorrow
    Why Is the World Ignoring the Latest U.N. Climate Report?The creeping normalization of the apocalypse.
  3. environment
    Lessons From My Year of Pests and VerminSince leaving New York, battling household intruders has become my new normal. Weirdly, all the ants, flies, and mice have made me feel more human.
  4. supertalls
    ‘Being Silica’ Looks Hard at the Environmental Cost of Supertall ViewsAndrés Jaque’s installation at Rockefeller Center explores the material common to ultraclear glass and fracked natural gas.
  5. environment
    The Single Sentence That Could Upend the Environmental Fight in New YorkThe constitutional amendment on the ballot could protect the state’s air and water. Eventually.
  6. california oil spill
    Dead Birds Wash Ashore After Huge California Oil Spill126,000 gallons have leaked into the ocean in Orange County.
  7. the human menace
    Humans Have Officially Killed Off the Ivory-Billed WoodpeckerThe U.S. will declare the bird and 22 other species extinct. There may be many more to come.
  8. environment
    Maybe Let’s Not Try to Clone Wooly Mammoths Right NowA private firm wants to reanimate the extinct giants to fight climate change. Perhaps we should tackle the problem more directly.
  9. psa
    Bad News About Your Tote BagsTurns out the “ecofriendly” option is actually an environmental scourge.
  10. bugs
    What Happens When All the Bugs Die?Bee ecologist Dave Goulson imagines a world without creeping things.
  11. plastic
    Maine Makes U.S. Recycling Actually Work AgainA new law shifts the responsibility to producers after years of poor recycling rates due to China’s decision not to import plastic waste.
  12. book excerpt
    The Female Inmates Fighting California’s Wildfires“Your feet have a pulse of their own. Your face feels like it’s about to melt off.”
  13. environment
    Keystone XL Pipeline CanceledThe developer is ending the controversial pipeline project, which would have pumped 800,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil to Nebraska per day.
  14. hmm
    Khloe Kardashian’s Attempt at Environmentalism BackfiredHer rant about plastic water bottles has not been well-received.
  15. environment
    ‘Sea Snot’ Wreaking Havoc on Coast of TurkeyThe sludge, which is discharged from overfed algae and does in fact look like snot, has blocked fishing and threatens sea life.
  16. our climate
    India’s Effort to Fight Climate Change Involves CheetahsIf it works, the plan to bring the big cat back to the subcontinent could help treat two environmental crises at once.
  17. just asking questions
    Suzanne Simard Changed How the World Sees TreesThe pathbreaking ecologist on what she’s learned about interspecies collaboration, tree sentience, and nature’s resilience.
  18. what to watch
    A Climate Show That’s Not All Doom and GloomIntroducing All of the Above from Sophia Li and Céline Semaan.
  19. environment
    The Magic MolekuleThere has never been a better business (or planetary) climate in which to sell a product designed to calm and stoke your anxieties about dirty air.
  20. environment
    Biden Admin Rescinds Trump Rule Allowing ‘Industry to Kill Birds With Impunity’The Department of the Interior has undone a Trump-era rule which gutted protections for migratory birds killed by energy companies.
  21. climate change
    COVID Took a Toll on Coal, Clearing the Way for a Green RecoveryThe pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
  22. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
  23. power
    Deb Haaland Could Be the First Native American Cabinet Secretary EverJoe Biden tapped her for Interior Secretary, a position that would give her oversight over tribal lands.
  24. flights of fancy
    Do People Really Miss Flying This Much?People who miss the experience of being on an airplane are paying for flights that land exactly where they started.
  25. climate change
    Yet Another Terrifying Alarm Bell on Climate ChangeA massive chunk of the Arctic’s largest ice shelf has broken off and shattered.
  26. life after warming
    California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate ActionThe horrific fires of 2020 are just a preview. No matter what we do, two to four times as much land area will soon burn annually in the West.
  27. wildfires
    How Does This Keep Happening?Once again, a gender-reveal explosion has set off a massive wildfire, this time in California.
  28. life after warming
    California Has Australian Problems NowThe extreme wildfires the state is battling are apocalyptic heralds of climate change. And the scariest part is that they could be worse.
  29. environment
    A Catastrophic Oil Spill in Russia Has Turned a River RedThe 20,000 tons of oil could take a decade to clean up.
  30. what??
    Oh Great, a Snowstorm in MayIn case you thought winter 2020 was done with us.
  31. marine life
    It’s Not Too Late to Save the OceansResearchers say damage to the ocean could be reversed in the next three decades if we act now.
  32. environment
    Trump Administration Pushes Huge Environmental Rollbacks in Midst of PandemicLast week, the administration allowed polluters to self-regulate during the crisis. Now it is expected to enact a major cut to car emission standards.
  33. business
    Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate ChangeI went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.
  34. environment
    Trump’s Interior Dept. Reportedly Edited Documents to Say Climate Change Is GoodAn Interior official edited nine policy reports with debunked claims — fitting a larger administration pattern of undermining climate science.
  35. life after warming
    What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate ChangeAdaptation is not enough.
  36. environment
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Effects of Climate ChangeIt’s a substantial figure from the founder of a company that reportedly threatened to fire employees who publicly condemned its carbon footprint.
  37. environment
    Maybe Think Twice Before Buying That BouquetYour romantic Valentine’s Day gesture is terrible for the environment.
  38. fracking
    Will a Fracking Ban Doom Democrats in Pennsylvania?The political risks of running on the policy may outweigh the substantive benefits, given the dearth of Congressional support for a universal ban.
  39. australia
    Oh No, the Platypus May Be Heading for ExtinctionSevere, intensifying periods of drought are wiping out Australia’s most wonderful weirdo.
  40. feature
    A Year’s Diary of Climate ReckoningSome scientists say the best way to combat climate change is to talk about it. For 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to do just that.
  41. how to help
    How to Help Fight the Australia FiresAdopt a koala, donate to on-the-ground organizations, and more.
  42. australia fires
    1 Billion Animals Have Reportedly Died in Australia’s WildfiresThe fires are expected to worsen by the end of the week.
  43. environment
    The NAACP Confronts Its Sordid Relationship With Big PollutersThe storied civil-rights organization is trying to find its way again. But it has some obstacles of its own making.
  44. donald trump
    Trump Admits He ‘Never Understood Wind,’ Attacks Windmills AnywayWatch Trump deliver a deranged rant on the downsides of windmills and the vastness of the universe.
  45. the future issue
    In 2029, I Will Worry About the WindWhat will happen when 40 mph winds become the norm in New York?
  46. environment
    Trump’s EPA Agenda Is Wildly Unpopular. Dems Should Make It a 2020 Issue.Air pollution kills 100,000 Americans each year. Voters hate it. Trump is trying to make the problem worse. So why don’t Democrats talk about it?
  47. environment
    Trump Admin’s War on Public Health Comes for Science Informing EPA Policy-MakingBy targeting the use of confidential records in public-health research, the EPA could hinder researchers’ ability to propose data-driven legislation.
  48. wildfires
    Everything We Know About the California WildfiresHundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate in both Northern and Southern California.
  49. life after warming
    This Is What a Calm California Wildfire Season Looks Like NowA dozen wildfires are burning, and the state is at the mercy of the wind.
  50. environment
    It’s Official: Trump Revokes California’s Power to Regulate Automobile EmissionsIt’s a sign of the administration’s adamant opposition to action on climate change, even at the expense of conservative states-rights principles.
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