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Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:30:02 GMT

Ice in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea region. “What’s going on in the Arctic is really very impressive; this year was ridiculously off the chart,” said Gavin A. Schmidt, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.

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Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:41:08 GMT

Mr. Pruitt, Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the E.P.A., offered his vision of a more restrained agency at his confirmation hearing.

Trilobites: How Zoo Animals Learn to Help Take Care of Themselves

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:32:07 GMT

A birthday celebration for Colo, a gorilla who recently died at 60, about 20 years older than her expected life span in the wild.Zoo animals require care that emphasizes their welfare if people want them to have long lives like Colo, the gorilla that just died at 60 in Ohio.

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A Big Test for Big Batteries

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:59:58 GMT

The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility above the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, the site of a major gas leak in 2015.In California, an environmental crisis forced a utility to fast-track a risky idea — using rechargeable cells to stand in for power plants.

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Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:24 GMT

The fishing industry faces antiquated regulations that have been overtaken by climate change, as warming seas force a variety of fish to seek cooler and deeper waters.Catch limits for fishermen are often based on where fish have been most abundant in the past. But they have failed to keep up with geographical changes.

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Can Carbon Capture Technology Prosper Under Trump?

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:50:18 GMT

Carbon capture equipment at the Petra Nova plant southwest of Houston.Progress has come in fits and starts, but supporters believe a new plant in Texas may provide a clear economic argument for fighting global warming.

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By Degrees: Weak Federal Powers Could Limit Trump’s Climate-Policy Rollback

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:00:25 GMT

A wind farm in Pomeroy, Iowa. The wind power industry is booming in the United States, with wind-farm technician projected to be the country’s fastest-growing occupation over the next decade.The renewable energy transition is well underway and will not be easily reversed. But the new president can still set back efforts to slow climate change.

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California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:30:50 GMT

Gov. Jerry Brown at his 2,514-acre family ranch in Colusa County, Calif. “I wouldn’t underestimate California’s resolve if everything moves in this extreme climate denial direction,” he said. “Yes, we will take action.”An elevated role on climate change is a sign of how California, one of the world’s 10 largest economies, plans to resist the incoming administration’s policies.

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Retro Report: Rachel Carson, DDT and the Fight Against Malaria

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:30:53 GMT

Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, at his Senate confirmation hearing last week.The environmental advocate warned about excessive use of pesticides.

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Lanzarote Journal: Undersea Museum Keeps Fish Feeding and Its Social Commentary Biting

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:54:30 GMT

Jason deCaires Taylor, a British sculptor, outside his studio in Lanzarote, Spain. They are besAn installation of 300 statues off a Spanish island forms an artificial reef and addresses issues like Europe’s migration crisis, and the destruction of ocean reefs.

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Isidro Baldenegro, Mexican Environmental Activist, Is Shot to Death

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:39:31 GMT

Isidro Baldenegro López in 2003.Mr. Baldenegro, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, defended the western Sierra Madre’s old-growth forests against powerful local strongmen.

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What Should Senators Ask Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Nominee? Here’s What Readers Said

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:04 GMT

Scott Pruitt, left, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, at the United States Capitol this month.More than 2,000 readers submitted questions on climate change, industry influence and other topics for Mr. Pruitt, who goes before a Senate panel Wednesday.

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