NYT > Climate and Environment

  • Climate Activists Rally at the White House to Demand Action
    by Coral Davenport on 2022-04-23 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, United States Politics and Government, Law and Legislation, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Lafayette Square (Washington, DC), Politics and Government

    In Washington, D.C., as well as Phoenix, Atlanta and scores of other cities across the country, demonstrators called on the government to enact bold climate action.

  • You Asked, We Answered: Some Burning Climate Questions
    by The New York Times on 2022-04-23

    Reporters from the Climate Desk gathered reader questions and are here to help explain some frequent puzzlers.

  • Biden Tries to Sell Domestic Agenda During a West Coast Trip
    by Katie Rogers on 2022-04-22 in Biden, Joseph R Jr, Seattle (Wash), Portland (Ore), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (2021), United States Politics and Government

    President Biden acknowledged that the immediate demands of the presidency, including the pandemic and war in Ukraine, have taken him away from his domestic agenda.

  • Climate Rallies Planned for White House and Across U.S.
    by Lisa Friedman on 2022-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Youth, United States Politics and Government, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Democratic Party, United States

    ‘Fight for Our Future’ rallies are planned Saturday for Washington, Atlanta, Phoenix and elsewhere as supporters say time is running out for ambitious climate action.

  • How Recycling Got So Baffling
    by Somini Sengupta on 2022-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, internal-storyline-no, internal-sub-only-nl, Recycling of Waste Materials, Plastic Bags, Plastics, Plastic Bottles

    Plastic waste is everywhere, and today’s recycling systems fall far short of fixing the global mess. Here’s why, and what needs to change.

  • Her Job? Planting Thousands of Trees Every Year in New York City.
    by Kaya Laterman on 2022-04-22 in Trees and Shrubs, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Global Warming, Parks and Recreation Department (NYC), New York City, Content Type: Personal Profile, Careers and Professions, Clancy, Melinda (1991- )

    Melinda Clancy, a procurement forester, describes why she selects maples for the Bronx and lilacs for Brooklyn.

  • Can We Solve Drought by Piping Water Across the Country?
    on 2022-04-22 in Drought, Rain, Global Warming, Western States (US)

    Moving water from the East to the parched West would be astronomically difficult.

  • How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War
    by Emily Anthes on 2022-04-21 in your-feed-science, your-feed-animals, War and Armed Conflicts, Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), Defense and Military Forces, Environment, Conservation of Resources, Animals, Biodiversity, Russia, Ukraine, audio-neutral-informative, audio-neutral-immersive

    Research on past conflicts suggests that the war in Ukraine could have a profound environmental impact.

  • Tesla’s Profits Jumped in the First Quarter but Challenges Loom
    by Jack Ewing on 2022-04-21 in Tesla Motors Inc, Company Reports, Automobiles, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Musk, Elon, Supply Chain, Shortages, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Shutdowns (Institutional), Factories and Manufacturing, Shanghai (China)

    The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.

  • Housing Crisis Propels High Death Toll in South Africa Floods
    by John Eligon, Zanele Mji and Lynsey Chutel on 2022-04-20 in Real Estate and Housing (Residential), Floods, Global Warming, Durban (South Africa), South Africa

    The catastrophe underscored an overlooked reality in the fight against extreme weather: Protecting people is as much about tackling social issues as environmental ones.

  • Biden Restores Climate to Environmental Law, Reversing Trump
    by Lisa Friedman on 2022-04-20 in Biden, Joseph R Jr, Global Warming, Infrastructure (Public Works), Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Politics and Government, , Donald J

    A new rule requires agencies to analyze the climate impacts of proposed highways, pipelines and other projects, and gives local communities more input.

  • A Portrait of South Georgia: Abundance, Exploitation, Recovery
    by Eric Guth and Jennifer Kingsley on 2022-04-19 in Wildlife Die-Offs, Seals (Animals) and Sealing, Oceans and Seas, Islands, Birds, Whales and Whaling, Invasive Species, Rats, Reindeer, Global Warming, Animals, Hunting and Trapping, Penguins, Antarctic Regions, South Georgia Island

    A series of ecological initiatives, including the eradication of several invasive species, has dramatically revived the life and landscape of this remote sub-Antarctic island.

  • China doubles down on coal
    by Somini Sengupta on 2022-04-19 in China, Xi Jinping, Coal, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Biden, Joseph R Jr, South Georgia Island, United States Politics and Government, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, internal-storyline-no, internal-sub-only-nl

    Choices being made about energy in the country right now will have profound implications for the climate crisis.

  • Climate-Change Risks Get the Attention of Real Estate Investors
    by Amanda Abrams on 2022-04-19 in Real Estate (Commercial), Real Estate and Housing (Residential), Floods, Global Warming, Sustainable Living, Area Planning and Renewal

    They are thinking more seriously about flooding, but a lack of established standards for assessing development projects is challenging their efforts.

  • European Green Energy Firms Often Fall Short on Financing
    by Eshe Nelson and Adam Satariano on 2022-04-18 in Batteries, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Global Warming, Start-ups, Innovation, Venture Capital, European Union, Europe, VoltStorage GmBH, Bitner, Jakob, Fadell, Anthony M, Breakthrough Energy Coalition

    Financing the next generation of green energy technologies means larger investments and getting venture capitalists to turn their attention away from “fast money.”

  • ‘Frontline’ Review: Why the Climate Changed but We Didn’t
    by Mike Hale on 2022-04-18 in Global Warming, Television, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Frontline (TV Program), Public Broadcasting Service, The Power of Big Oil (TV Program)

    “The Power of Big Oil” examines a dispiriting, well-financed history of denialism and inaction.

  • The Battery That Flies
    by Ben Ryder Howe and Tristan Spinski on 2022-04-18 in Airlines and Airplanes, Batteries, Beta Technologies, Clark, Kyle (1980- ), Rothblatt, Martine A, Burlington (Vt), Freight (Cargo), Innovation, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    A new aircraft being built in Vermont has no need for jet fuel. It can take off and land without a runway. Amazon and the Air Force are both betting on it. So who will be in the cockpit?

  • Biden Plans to Open More Public Land to Drilling
    by Coral Davenport on 2022-04-15 in Biden, Joseph R Jr, Federal Lands, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Natural Gas, Drilling and Boring, Land Use Policies, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates), Royalties, Global Warming, Interior Department, United States Politics and Government

    The president is under pressure to bring down gas prices, but any new drilling would be years away. The fees that companies pay would rise sharply.

  • Why Did the Larsen A and B Ice Shelves Fail? Scientists Say They Now Know.
    by Henry Fountain on 2022-04-15 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ice, Research, Antarctic Regions

    The collapse of the two ice shelves was most likely triggered by vast plumes of warm air from the Pacific, researchers have found.

  • Brazil’s climate politics are shifting. That matters for the whole planet.
    on 2022-04-15 in Da Silva, Luiz Inacio Lula, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ), Brazil, Elections, Beef, Agriculture and Farming, Amazon Jungle, Indigenous People, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, internal-storyline-no, internal-sub-only-nl

    The Amazon is emerging as a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Leaders have taken note.

  • How Panera Bread Navigated Covid, the Labor Market, Inflation and More
    by David Gelles on 2022-04-15 in Panera Bread Company, Fast Food Industry, Chaudhary, Niren, Executives and Management (Theory), Content Type: Personal Profile, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Niren Chaudhary took over as C.E.O. just before the pandemic. He now has the company focused on .

  • Gina McCarthy, Top Climate Adviser, Is Said to Be Planning Departure
    by Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport on 2022-04-15 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Politics and Government, Air Pollution, McCarthy, Gina, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Drilling and Boring

    Ms. McCarthy was tapped by President Biden to lead an ambitious domestic climate agenda. Associates say she is frustrated by the slow pace of progress.

  • The Shakespearean Tall Tale That Shaped How We See Starlings
    by Jason Bittel on 2022-04-14 in Birds, Invasive Species, Agriculture and Farming, Shakespeare, William, Teale, Edwin Way, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, New York City, North America, Research, Molecular Ecology (Journal), Schieffelin, Eugene, Environmental Humanities (Journal), your-feed-science, your-feed-animals

    Researchers debunked a long-repeated yarn that the common birds owe their North American beginnings to a 19th-century lover of the Bard. Maybe this ubiquitous bird’s story is ready for a reboot.

  • Even the Cactus May Not Be Safe From Climate Change
    by Raymond Zhong on 2022-04-14 in Cacti (Plants), Endangered and Extinct Species, Biodiversity, Drought, Wildlife Trade and Poaching, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, Nature (Journal), Atlantic Forest (Brazil), Amazon River Basin, Brazil, Sonoran Desert, Southwestern States (US)

    More than half of species could face greater extinction risk by midcentury, a new study found, as rising heat and dryness test the prickly plants’ limits.

  • Severe Storms Sweep the South, Killing at Least 1
    by Derrick Bryson Taylor on 2022-04-14 in Weather, Wind, Floods, Tornadoes, Louisville (Ky), Little Rock (Ark), Tennessee, Mississippi, National Weather Service

    A person in Arkansas was killed after a tree fell on a mobile home, the authorities said, after thunderstorms caused damage across several states.