China Says It Will Ban Plastics That Pollute Its Land and Water
by Chris Buckley on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:15 pm
Though likely to be welcomed by many Chinese who worry about pollution, the measures could be a hard sell for a society used to convenience.
Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.)
by Christopher Flavelle on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm
A Trump administration program to help states prepare for natural disasters has become a window into the tortured political language of talking about climate change.
Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Davos
by Stanley Reed on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm
With businesses under pressure to act, solutions are emerging, but not fast enough, some participants fear.
A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing.
by Michael Paulson and Cara Buckley on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:23 pm
One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is blaming the other.
Hoping to Shape the Conversation at Davos
by The New York Times on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
Members of the Global Shapers Community, a network of young people at the World Economic Forum, talk about what they’re hoping to accomplish at this year’s summit.
Donations Are Pouring Into Australia. Now What?
by Isabella Kwai on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 5:52 am
As people around the world respond to the fire crisis, organizations find themselves trying to efficiently distribute tens of millions of dollars.
Children and Teen's Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed by U.S. Court
by John Schwartz on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:08 pm
Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts.
The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York … or Not
by Anne Barnard on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:52 pm
A six-mile-long barrier would help protect the city from floodwaters during fierce storms like Sandy, but critics say rising seas make the option inadequate.
Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise
by Lucas Joel on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 3:24 pm
Twin calamities marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and scientists are presenting new evidence of which drove one of Earth’s great extinctions.
It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?
by John Schwartz on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?
Hold the Phone, Sydney … It’s Raining.
by Damien Cave on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:01 am
For one gray and drenching moment, or a few hours in some places, strong rain doused some of Australia’s deadly flames. And all rejoiced.
Watching the Beach Town of My Childhood Burn
by Livia Albeck-Ripka on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:53 am
The beach town of Mallacoota is mythologized in my family as the place we returned to every summer. I visited again after it was ravaged by fire, to find devastation, resilience and a warning about […]
How Hard Is It to Quit Coal? For Germany, 18 Years and $44 Billion
by Somini Sengupta and Melissa Eddy on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 4:03 am
The 18-year time frame shows how costly and politically complicated it is to leave the world's dirtiest fossil fuel in the ground.
Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way
by Thomas Fuller and Matthew Abbott on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:26 pm
As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.
One Thing We Can Do: Fix Recycling
by Eduardo Garcia and Kendra Pierre-Louis on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:35 am
Also this week, the latest global temperature reports.