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From the News Wires

Climate Change Fuels Heat Wave in India and Pakistan, Scientists Find

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 11:03am
Warming since preindustrial times has made the extreme heat in South Asia, now in its third month, at least 30 times more likely.

Australia’s ‘Climate Election’ Finally Arrived. Will It Be Enough?

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 8:49pm
Voters rejected the deny-and-delay approach that has made Australia a global laggard on emission cuts. But how far the new government will go remains to be seen.

Your Monday Briefing: Australia’s New Leader

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 1:58pm
Plus President Biden’s trip to Asia and catastrophic floods in India and Bangladesh.

Millions Displaced and Dozens Dead in Flooding in India and Bangladesh

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 7:15am
Heavy rains have washed away towns, villages and infrastructure, as extreme weather events become more common in South Asia.

The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 2:00am
The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

Above-Normal Summer Heat Is Forecast for Most of the U.S.

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 05/21/2022 - 7:35am
The Northeast, from Delaware to Maine, has the highest likelihood of being extra-hot, along with parts of the West.

South Korea Offers Davos a Model for Recycling

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 05/21/2022 - 5:00am
Ambitious goals, messaging and enforcement put the nation at the top of the sustainability pack, serving as a model as the World Economic Forum pushes to end plastic waste.

At Davos, a Referendum on the World Economic Forum

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 05/21/2022 - 5:00am
Many values espoused by the World Economic Forum — globalization, liberalism, free market capitalism, representative democracy — are under attack.

Australia’s Election: What to Watch and What’s at Stake

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 8:37pm
While voters are most focused on cost-of-living issues, the opposition Labor Party has made the election a referendum on the conduct of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 1:33pm
Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.

Spot the greenwashing

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 9:50am
Corporate climate pledges are everywhere. Some are solid, others definitely are not.

Bodies Pulled From Parched Lake Mead Stir Wise-Guy Ghosts of Las Vegas

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 2:00am
As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.

Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Sales

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 8:00am
More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.

Sports in Norway, Like Skiing and Bobsledding, Face Threat From Warming Arctic

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:25pm
Skiing, hiking and dogsledding will never be the same in Svalbard, Norway, which has warmed more than twice as quickly as the rest of the Arctic. The islands may be isolated, but the changes aren’t.

Sustainability Index Drops Tesla, Prompting Insult from Musk

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 8:19pm
S&P cited racial discrimination claims in deciding to exclude the electric carmaker from a listing of socially responsible companies.

Eileen Myles Watches Over an Ever-Changing New York

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 2:09pm
Now guarding trees in Lower Manhattan, the poet and author of “Chelsea Girls” says: “Things that might have once been corny to me don’t feel corny anymore.”

Do Airline Offset Programs Really Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:16am
Carbon credits could eventually play an important role in fighting climate change, but right now a few dollars’ worth won’t change much.

In Romania’s Transylvanian Alps, See Bison on Safari

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 2:00am
In Europe, “rewilding” is aiding the reintroduction of key animal species, including bison, which visitors can track in the forests and meadows of western Romania.

How the Clean The World Nonprofit Recycles Hotel Soap for Those in Need

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 3:10pm
Meet Shawn Seipler, the founder of Clean the World. The nonprofit recycles partially used soap left behind from hotel guests for those in need.

Europe Rethinks Its Reliance on Burning Wood for Electricity

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 1:40pm
A new proposal would significantly rewrite E.U. rules on renewable energy, ending subsidies for biomass like wood pellets.

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