Tag: Global Warming

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to ease protections for an iconic bird that makes its home on millions of acres of oil and gas-rich sagebrush lands, dealing a blow to government efforts to […]

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Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. When leaders from Exxon Mobil and BP gathered last month with other fossil-fuel executives to declare they were serious about climate change, they cited progress in curbing an energy-wasting practice called flaring — the intentional burning of natural gas as […]

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Japan Spent Mightily to Soften Nature’s Wrath, but Can It Ever Be Enough?

NAGANUMA, Japan — The time was 1:30 a.m., and Hiroshi Ogawa was trying to decide whether he should run from the biggest typhoon to hit Japan in decades. His home stood near the Chikuma River in Nagano Prefecture, separated from the rising waters by a levee. “I had confidence in the levee,” Mr. Ogawa, 68, […]

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Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. PAKAN RABAA, Indonesia — This village in West Sumatra, a lush province of volcanoes and hilly rain forests, had a problem with illegal loggers. They were stealing valuable hardwood with impunity. At first, a group of local people put a […]

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Green Trade Deals. What Does That Mean?

Yves here. It appears that “green trade deals” have become another bright shiny policy object to dangle before voters. So it’s useful for someone with cred to throw down a marker. The source for this story, Ben Beachy, was formerly with Public Citizen, where he was one of the key working oars, along with Lori […]

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E.P.A. Bypassed Its West Coast Team as a Feud With California Escalated

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — When the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Andrew Wheeler, accused California of allowing “piles of human feces” on city streets to contaminate sewer systems, leaders of the agency’s West Coast region hastily convened an all-hands meeting of the San […]

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Making Profit Should Not Now Be the Primary Goal of a Business: Being Net-Zero Carbon Should Be

By Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian newspaper as an “anti-poverty campaigner and tax expert”. He is Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University, London and Director of Tax Research UK. He is a non-executive director of Cambridge Econometrics. He is a member of […]

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The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, have dominated the relatively new market for vegetarian food that looks and tastes like meat. But with plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United […]

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Turning Off the Lights in California

BERKELEY, Calif. — The New Normal is the phrase many use to describe the ways our world is evolving as the climate changes. As we have seen in recent years in the American West, and especially in California, it means dealing with more frequent and more devastating wildfires. Many of California’s worst fires, including last […]

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PG&E Blackout Round-Up, Mini-Grids, and Thoughts on The Jackpot

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Can Mayors Save the World From Climate Change?

BUCASIA BEACH, Australia — Mayor Greg Williamson crunched through the dead branches and kicked the sand. His government had planted trees near the shore to protect this northern Australian beach community from the effects of climate change, but someone had cut them down, apparently for a better view. “It looks to me like they started […]

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Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

Jane Fonda was arrested outside the United States Capitol on Friday as part of a climate change protest, a high-profile act of civil disobedience by the Oscar-winning actress and Vietnam War objector, who said that she planned to reprise her role every Friday for the rest of the year. Ms. Fonda, 81, was among 16 […]

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A Season of Fire Tests Indonesia’s Efforts to Curb Deforestation

Indonesia is experiencing another bad fire season, with forests and peatlands burning across much of the country. The fires have forced schools to close, caused respiratory problems for an estimated million people and infuriated neighboring governments. They have also cast doubt on the effectiveness of Indonesia’s recent efforts to reduce deforestation. #g-locator-box { max-width:1050px; } […]

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One Thing You Can Do: Talk to Your Children About Climate Change

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. ImageCreditTyler Varsell By Jillian Mock Last month, young people around the world skipped school to join global climate strikes. Children of all […]

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These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Each state in America has an official state bird, usually an iconic species that helps define the landscape. Minnesota chose the common loon, whose haunting wails echo across the state’s northern lakes each summer. Georgia picked the brown […]

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Unsustainable California: No Easy Remedy for PG&E Blackouts, Fire Risks

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Bracing for Fire Season in California

Oakland, Calif. — There’s an unsettling quality to the weather during fire season in California, a frantic fluctuation from drizzle to blue skies to the dry gusty winds that transform small fires into big ones. It’s been a mild year so far. But in the wake of last year’s particularly destructive season the entire state […]

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