NYT > Climate and Environment

  • Tesla’s Latest Solar Stumble: Big Price Increases
    by Ivan Penn on 2021-05-07 in Solar Energy, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Roofs, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates), Electric Light and Power, Tesla Motors Inc, SolarCity Inc, Sunrun Inc, Musk, Elon, Reicher, Dan W, internal-storyline-no

    The company is charging tens of thousands of dollars more to cover roofs with its much-anticipated solar shingles, angering some customers.

  • Biden Promises to ‘Build Back Better.’ Some Climate Experts See Trouble.
    by Christopher Flavelle on 2021-05-06 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Infrastructure (Public Works), Biden, Joseph R Jr, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, United States Politics and Government

    Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.

  • Pesky Condors Invade California Home
    by Johnny Diaz on 2021-05-06 in Endangered and Extinct Species, Condors, California, Fish and Wildlife Service, Tehachapi (Calif)

    Fifteen to 20 of the endangered giant birds wrecked the deck, knocked over lawn ornaments and tore up “every piece of plastic” they could find, the homeowner’s daughter said.

  • The Pandemic Has Changed Their Shower Habits. How About Yours?
    by Maria Cramer on 2021-05-06 in Bathing and Showering, Quarantine (Life and Culture), Environment

    Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit.

  • E.P.A. to Sharply Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases
    by Lisa Friedman on 2021-05-05 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Politics and Government, Air Pollution, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Air Conditioning, Hydrofluorocarbons, Environmental Protection Agency

    The Biden administration is moving quickly to limit hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

  • Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Riches
    by Jen Guyton on 2021-05-05 in Mozambique, Conservation of Resources, Birds, Biodiversity, Wilderness Areas, Travel and Vacations, National Parks, Monuments and Seashores

    In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.

  • Two Important Moves on Emissions
    on 2021-05-05 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Power Failures and Blackouts, Methane, Hydrofluorocarbons, Race and Ethnicity, Pollution, Electric Light and Power

    Congress and the Biden administration are taking action aimed at sharply restricting a pair of potent greenhouse gases.

  • Emissions Cuts Could Drop the Impact of Melting Ice on Oceans by Half
    by Henry Fountain on 2021-05-05 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ice, Oceans and Seas

    A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100.

  • ‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’ How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad?
    by Chai Dingari, Adam Westbrook and Brendan Miller on 2021-05-05 in Global Warming, Fuel Efficiency, Carbon Dioxide, Science and Technology, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, your-feed-opinionvideo, Recycling of Waste Materials

    We asked 10 people from around the world what they thought of America’s approach to the environment. It didn’t go well.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Are Divorcing
    by David Gelles, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Nicholas Kulish on 2021-05-05 in Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation, Philanthropy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Gates, Bill, Gates, Melinda, Divorce, Separations and Annulments, Microsoft Corp, internal-storyline-no

    The announcement raises questions about the fate of their fortune. The couple helped create the Giving Pledge, but much of his Microsoft money has not yet been donated.

  • A New, Deadly Risk for Cities in Summer: Power Failures During Heat Waves
    by Christopher Flavelle on 2021-05-05 in Power Failures and Blackouts, Environmental Science & Technology (Journal), Research, Disasters and Emergencies, Heatstroke, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, Air Conditioning, Urban Areas, Atlanta (Ga), Detroit (Mich), Phoenix (Ariz), Stone, Brian Jr (1970- )

    The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

  • E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More
    by Niraj Chokshi on 2021-05-04 in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Content Type: Service, Fuel Emissions (Transportation), Fuel Efficiency, Personal Finances, Sports Utility Vehicles and Light Trucks, Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions, Automobiles, United States

    Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

  • Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change
    by Somini Sengupta on 2021-05-04 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations Framework Convention on , Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Third World and Developing Countries, Inventions and Patents

    The gap between rich and poor countries on vaccinations highlights the failure of richer nations to see it in their self-interest to urgently help poorer ones fight a shared crisis.

  • How Green Are Electric Vehicles?
    by Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer on 2021-05-04 in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Global Warming, Fuel Emissions (Transportation), Fuel Efficiency, Batteries, Mines and Mining, Carbon Dioxide, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Recycling of Waste Materials, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Content Type: Service

    In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

  • Why California Is Planning to Ban Fracking
    by Jill Cowan on 2021-05-04 in Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Hydraulic Fracturing, Global Warming, Newsom, Gavin, Kern County (Calif), California Air Resources Board

    Tuesday: A conversation with state officials about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban fracking and phase out oil extraction in California.

  • Eleven Madison Park Goes Meatless
    by Brett Anderson and Jenny Gross on 2021-05-03 in Humm, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park (Manhattan, NY, Restaurant), Veganism, Restaurants, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chefs, Michelin Group, Manhattan (NYC), Content Type: Personal Profile, internal-storyline-no

    The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.

  • What Doomed a Sprawling City Near St. Louis 1,000 Years Ago?
    by Asher Elbein on 2021-05-03 in Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (Ill), Archaeology and Anthropology, Native Americans, Agriculture and Farming, Forests and Forestry, Sustainable Living, Research, North America, St Louis (Mo), your-feed-science, Geoarcheology (Journal)

    Excavations at Cahokia, famous for its pre-Columbian mounds, challenge the idea that residents destroyed the city through wood clearing.

  • Netting Zero Climate Series: Join the Conversation on May 20
    by The New York Times on 2021-05-03

    The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Dame Ellen MacArthur and other experts to explore what it will take to transform the economy in the battle against climate change.

  • The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof
    by Julia Rosen on 2021-05-01 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Content Type: Service, Research, Sustainable Living, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Air Pollution, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Wildfires, Agriculture and Farming, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Rumors and Misinformation

    Definitive answers to the big questions.

  • Why Wildfires Are Raging Early in the West Due to Drought and Climate Change
    by Simon Romero on 2021-04-30 in Wildfires, Forests and Forestry, Global Warming, Drought, Hualapai Mountains (Ariz), Los Angeles County (Calif), Southwestern States (US), Arizona, New Mexico, California

    Firefighters in New Mexico, Arizona and California are battling springtime blazes that have been fueled by a severe drought and boosted by climate change.

  • Facing Droughts, California Challenges Nestlé Over Water Use
    by Jacey Fortin on 2021-04-30 in Nestle Waters North America, BlueTriton Brands Inc, California, Water, Plastic Bottles, Conservation of Resources, Shortages, Drought, San Bernardino (Calif), California State Water Resources Control Board, Forest Service, Politics and Government

    A draft cease-and-desist letter sent to BlueTriton — known until this month as Nestlé Waters North America — is the latest development in a yearslong battle over water resources in the San Bernardino area.

  • German High Court Hands Youth a Victory in Climate Change Fight
    by Melissa Eddy on 2021-04-30 in Politics and Government, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Law and Legislation, Germany, Merkel, Angela, Global Warming

    The government must expand its plan to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050, the country’s highest court ruled. The decision requires lawmakers to make long-term commitments.

  • Warren Buffett Opposes Climate and Diversity Proposals for Berkshire
    by Michael J. de la Merced on 2021-04-30 in Shareholder Rights and Activism, Corporate Social Responsibility, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Buffett, Warren E, Global Warming, Race and Ethnicity, Environment

    Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders are expected to follow the chairman’s lead and reject demands for more disclosures.

  • Senate Passes $35 Billion Water Bill, but Bigger Infrastructure Fights Loom
    by Emily Cochrane on 2021-04-29 in American Jobs Plan (2021), United States Politics and Government, Law and Legislation, Infrastructure (Public Works), Federal Budget (US), Senate, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Water, Sanders, Bernard

    The lopsided vote was a reminder that bipartisan cooperation on public works projects is possible, but lawmakers in both parties said the spirit of compromise could be fleeting.

  • Human Composting Could Soon Be Legal in Colorado
    by Bryan Pietsch on 2021-04-29 in Compost, Colorado, Law and Legislation, Politics and Government, Death and Dying

    If the governor signs the bill, Colorado would be the second state to legalize the composting of human remains.