Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’
by Henry Fountain on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.
Why Hurricanes Bring Tornadoes After They Make Landfall
by Henry Fountain on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4:40 pm
Tornadoes start in the outer edges of hurricanes. Once a storm is over land, the increase in surface friction can lead to twisters.
Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change
by Christopher Flavelle and Henry Fountain on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4:39 pm
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.
Gold vs. Salmon: An Alaska Mine Project Just Got a Boost
by Henry Fountain and Acacia Johnson on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:27 am
The Trump Administration, rejecting concerns over the risks to Alaska’s fishery, cleared the way on Friday for the Pebble Mine.
Trump Signs Landmark Great American Outdoors Act
by Annie Karni on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:16 am
The bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act guarantees funding for federal land use efforts. The president claimed credit for Republicans.
It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. Over an Alaskan Mineral Mine
by Michael D. Shear and Henry Fountain on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm
The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.
When Disasters Overlap
by Christopher Flavelle and Greta Moran on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Also this week, how to help a neighbor when it’s hot
BP Reports a Huge Loss and Vows to Increase Renewable Investment
by Stanley Reed on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:11 pm
The European oil giant has plans for a future with more electrical generation.
‘The Animals Are Dying. Soon We Will Be Alone Here.’
by Michael Christie on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00 am
In “Migrations,” Charlotte McConaghy’s visceral reimagining of “Moby-Dick,” a young woman documents some of the world’s last surviving seabirds.
Where a Little Mortgage Goes a Long Way
by Matthew Goldstein on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Affordable homes can be hard to buy because lenders don’t make much money on small loans. But programs to encourage homeownership can help buyers build wealth.
Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations
by Falih Hassan and Elian Peltier on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:27 pm
Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.
On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale
by Tony Cenicola on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 am
The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.
A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.
by Somini Sengupta and Julfikar Ali Manik on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 3:07 pm
The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.
Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds
by Brad Plumer on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm
As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.
It’s Summer. Let’s Talk About Hockey.
by David Waldstein, Veronica Penney and Lisa Friedman on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 9:35 pm
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