Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You
by Tatiana Schlossberg on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 3:00 am
Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
Senior Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules a 2nd Time, Watchdog Says
by Lisa Friedman on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:45 pm
An assistant secretary at the department used his position to help a family member get a job at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an internal government investigation.
Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.
by Somini Sengupta on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm
Want to know whether the world can avert catastrophe? Watch the recovery plans coming out now in Europe, China and the United States.
‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown
by Nina Siegal on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:43 pm
A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic
by Somini Sengupta on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:22 am
Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.
States Sue to Block Trump From Weakening Fuel Economy Rules
by Hiroko Tabuchi on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8:41 pm
At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis.
Climate Change Burns Its Way Up the Pop Charts
by Kendra Pierre-Louis and John Schwartz on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm
Also this week, a fancy new word sums up the moment
India Faces Swarm of Locusts
by Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:14 pm
Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.
Hydrogen as Fuel? An Italian Pasta Factory Shows How It Could Work
by Stanley Reed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2:06 pm
A producer of orecchiette and paccheri is using the potentially clean energy source in a trial.
Lyme Disease Season Is Here. These Are Tips on How to Avoid It.
by Zoë Schlanger on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1:58 pm
The basic symptoms mirror Covid-19, and that’s a worry nobody needs. Plus, a serious illness like Lyme could put you at greater risk from Covid.
Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay
by Somini Sengupta on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11:06 pm
The postponement, expected to be approved, could result in national recovery plans with high environmental costs, some diplomats say.
Long-Term Summer Rentals is the Latest Trend
by Julie Weed on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:00 am
Like a barbershop newly opened from lockdown, vacation properties are experiencing a surge of bookings. But instead of a week or two on the beach, people are looking for a month or more.
Reduced Demand for Electricity Leads to Power Giveaways
by Stanley Reed on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:03 pm
The pandemic is turning energy markets upside-down. Some consumers will get paid for using electricity.
Virus Crisis Exposes Cascading Weaknesses in U.S. Disaster Response
by Christopher Flavelle on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:27 pm
Nonprofits are sending fewer volunteers. Local emergency managers risk being overwhelmed. FEMA is trying “virtual” assistance. And hurricane season starts June 1.
When Coral’s Colorful Show Is a Sign That It’s Sick
by David Waldstein on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm
Under stress, certain coral species put on displays to try to re-attract symbiotic algae they need to survive.