NYT > Climate and Environment

  • Cracking the Case of the Giant Fern Genome
    by Oliver Whang on 2022-09-12 in Genetics and Heredity, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), Trees and Shrubs, Chromosomes, Evolution (Biology), Nature (Journal), your-feed-science, Fay-Wei Li

    Scientists have sequenced complete fern genomes for the first time, to learn why the plants have twice as much DNA as humans.

  • Hurricane Earl Weakens as It Heads Toward Newfoundland
    by The New York Times on 2022-09-12 in Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (US), Virgin Islands (Great Britain), Wind, Rain, Bermuda

    The storm was expected to veer east away from land and become a powerful post-tropical cyclone.

  • Your Friday Evening Briefing
    by Nancy Wartik on 2022-09-10 in Theater, Airlines and Airplanes, Abortion, Global Warming, Politics and Government, Republican Party, Senate, Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, Diana, Princess of Wales, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, California, England, Arctic Regions, Izium (Ukraine), Japan, Some Like it Hot (Play)

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  • The Burn Test
    by Somini Sengupta on 2022-09-09 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, internal-storyline-no, internal-sub-only-nl

    Can controlled fires protect forests? California is about to find out.

  • Did You Recently Buy an Electric Vehicle? We Want to Hear About It.
    by Peter Eavis on 2022-09-09 in internal-open-access, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Automobiles, Batteries, Global Warming

    Sales of electric cars are surging as more people become interested in the technology and grow concerned about .

  • With Drought, ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Emerges Once Again
    by Franz Lidz on 2022-09-09 in your-feed-science, Bronze Age, Archaeology and Anthropology, Reservoirs, Monuments and Memorials (Structures), Historic Buildings and Sites, Rock and Stone, Drought, Global Warming, Spain, Peraleda de la Mata (Spain)

    The Dolmen of Guadalperal, a Bronze Age stone monument newly exposed by plummeting water levels in Europe, is now imperiled by tourists.

  • A Connection to Sustainable Golf Real Estate
    by Shivani Vora on 2022-09-09 in Golf, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Living, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Housing (Residential), Discovery Land Co, Meldman, Hunter

    Hunter Meldman, the first sustainability director for the real estate firm Discovery Land Company, talks about the new focus on environmental preservation.

  • Is California Jump-Starting the Electric Vehicle Revolution?
    by Natalie Kitroeff, Michael Simon Johnson, Will Reid, Asthaa Chaturvedi, Paige Cowett, John Ketchum, Marion Lozano and Chris Wood on 2022-09-08 in Automobiles, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Global Warming, California, audio-neutral-informative

    A new rule aiming to reduce emissions could set off a major shift in the automobile industry.

  • Failure to Slow Warming Will Set Off Climate ‘Tipping Points,’ Scientists Say
    by Henry Fountain on 2022-09-08 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Research, Science (Journal), Antarctic Regions, Arctic Regions, Greenland

    As global warming passes certain limits, dire changes will probably become irreversible, the researchers said, including the loss of polar ice sheets and the death of coral reefs.

  • Former Hurricane Danielle Now a Post-Tropical Storm
    by The New York Times on 2022-09-08 in Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, hurricane danielle, tropical storm danielle, Atlantic Ocean, Ireland

    The storm that was the first hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season had drifted over the North Atlantic since forming last week. It was downgraded from a hurricane on Thursday, forecasters said.

  • How to Save a Forest by Burning It
    by Raymond Zhong and Andri Tambunan on 2022-09-08 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfires, Forests and Forestry, Forest Service, United States Geological Survey, California, Sierra Nevada Region (US)

    Prescribed burns are key to reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires. Scientists are using high-tech tools to ensure they can be done safely in a warming world.

  • Climate Change Could Worsen Supply Chain Turmoil
    by Ana Swanson and Keith Bradsher on 2022-09-08 in Global Warming, Supply Chain, Shortages, China, Drought, Protectionism (Trade), International Trade and World Market, World Trade Organization

    A drought that has crippled economic activity in southwestern China hints at the kind of disruption that climate change could wreak on global supply chains.

  • Bird Flu Found in Dolphin in Florida and Porpoise in Sweden
    by Emily Anthes on 2022-09-08 in Dolphins and Porpoises, Avian Influenza, Florida, Sweden, Birds, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals, your-feed-health

    The findings represent the first time a highly pathogenic form of the virus, which has devastated bird populations this year, has been detected in cetaceans.

  • Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: How Climate Change Has Transformed the Trek
    by Rowan Moore Gerety and Mason Trinca on 2022-09-07 in Hikes and Hiking, Wildfires, Global Warming, Travel and Vacations, Heat and Heat Waves, Pacific Crest Trail, California, audio-neutral-immersive

    The already grueling 2,600-mile hike now includes the added challenges of global warming, which can mean a lack of shade and exposure to smoke and fire.

  • Clean Energy Projects Surge After Climate Bill Passage
    by Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn on 2022-09-07 in Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Automobiles, Solar Energy, Batteries, Supply Chain, Lithium (Metal), First Solar Inc, Honda Motor Co Ltd, LG Energy Solution, Toyota Motor Corp, United States, Biden, Joseph R Jr, United States Politics and Government

    Investments in battery factories, solar panel manufacturing and mining will help the Biden administration meet targets for reducing greenhouse gases.

  • How Tree Rings Helped Identify a Rhode Island Whaler Lost at Sea
    by April Rubin on 2022-09-07 in Research, Whales and Whaling, Argentina, Archaeology and Anthropology, Shipwrecks (Historic), Fish and Other Marine Life, Latin America, Patagonia (Argentina), Rhode Island, South America, United States, Wood and Wood Products, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Atlantic Ocean, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Coastal Areas, Academic and Scientific Journals, Dendrochronologia (Journal), New Bedford (Mass)

    A whaling ship known as the Dolphin left the shores of Warren, R.I., in 1858, never to return. Researchers say they found its wooden planks and timber pieces in Argentina.

  • A Summer of Climate Disasters
    by German Lopez on 2022-09-07 in internal-storyline-no, Heat and Heat Waves, Global Warming, Weather, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Floods

    Climate change has made extreme weather increasingly normal.

  • Desert Winemaking ‘Sounds Absurd,’ but Israeli Vineyards in Negev Show the Way
    by Isabel Kershner on 2022-09-07 in Israel, Negev Desert, Wines, Agriculture and Farming, Global Warming, Heat and Heat Waves, Deserts

    As vintners around the world battle extreme heat and climate change, the pioneers producing wine in Israel’s arid south are testing ideas that might soon find global application.

  • Climate Law a ‘Game Changer’ for Highways and Bridges
    by Jane Margolies on 2022-09-06 in Global Warming, Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Infrastructure (Public Works), Factories and Manufacturing, Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Concrete, Asphalt, Steel and Iron

    Through a combination of tax credits and direct funding, the Inflation Reduction Act aims to increase the manufacturing of sustainable materials used in infrastructure projects.

  • California Braces for Difficult Wildfire Day During Record Heat Wave
    by Jill Cowan on 2022-09-06 in Heat and Heat Waves, Wildfires, Cal Fire, California, Global Warming

    The Fairview fire in Riverside County is the latest menacing blaze, killing two people and forcing evacuations in the city of Hemet.

  • Your Wednesday Briefing: South Korea Skirts a Typhoon
    by Amelia Nierenberg on 2022-09-06 in Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine), South Korea, Russia, North Korea, China, India, Zaporizhzhia Power Plant (Ukraine), Elections, War and Armed Conflicts, Privacy, Computers and the Internet, United States International Relations, Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022), Global Warming

    Plus Russia and North Korea grow closer, and Apple prepares to introduce its newest iPhone.

  • Chile’s Constitutional Fight Over Climate Change
    by Manuela Andreoni on 2022-09-06 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, internal-storyline-no, internal-sub-only-nl

    Chileans rejected a proposed constitution that would have been the first to confront climate change. But they are not done.

  • South Korea Is Spared as Typhoon Hinnamnor Makes Swift Exit
    by John Yoon on 2022-09-06 in South Korea, Busan (South Korea), Jeju Island (South Korea), Floods, Deaths (Fatalities), Weather, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Rain, Global Warming, Typhoons

    The storm brought heavy rain and blackouts near the southern coast, but its fast pace kept the country from experiencing the severe damage caused by floods in August.

  • It Was War. Then, a Rancher’s Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off.
    by Catrin Einhorn and Niki Chan Wylie on 2022-09-06 in Beavers, Water, Global Warming, Drought, Wetlands, Land Use Policies, Agriculture and Farming, Floods, Nevada, Western States (US)

    The ‘highly skilled environmental engineers’ can help to store precious water and rejuvenate land ravaged by climate change. Just don’t dynamite their homes.

  • In Somalia, ‘Famine Is at the Door,’ U.N. Warns
    by Abdi Latif Dahir on 2022-09-05 in Somalia, Famine, United Nations, Griffiths, Martin, Drought, War and Armed Conflicts, Food Insecurity, Global Warming, Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022)

    A U.N. official stopped short of officially declaring a famine in the country. But some aid workers said that the threshold had already been reached.