Category Archives: Environment

6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong – The New York Times

We have all done it: a greasy pizza box, a disposable coffee cup, the odd plastic bag. Sometimes, we want things to be recyclable, so we put them in the recycling bin. Waste managers often call this wishful or aspirational … Continue reading

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How do sea spiders breath without gills or lungs – Video at NYT

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Your Recycling Gets Recycled- Right? Maybe- or Maybe Not – The New York Times

By Livia Albeck-Ripka May 29, 2018 Oregon is serious about recycling. Its residents are accustomed to dutifully separating milk cartons, yogurt containers, cereal boxes and kombucha bottles from their trash to divert them from the landfill. But this year, because … Continue reading

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Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World – BY RICHARD CONNIFF – Yale E360

Efforts to protect biodiversity are now focusing less on preserving pristine areas and more on finding room for wildlife on the margins of human development. As urban areas keep expanding, it is increasingly the only way to allow species to … Continue reading

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The Green-Feathered Terror That Slaughtered Bats in Spain – The New York Times

The greater noctule is the largest bat in Europe. It is listed as “vulnerable” on the threatened species list, but for many years these winged mammals found shelter in the hollows of trees at María Luisa Park in Seville, Spain. … Continue reading

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Opinion | Cars Are Ruining Our Cities – By Justin Gillis and Hal Harvey – NYT

SAN FRANCISCO — We might be living through a new age of miracles. Last month, Los Angeles decided against adding lanes to a freeway, an unexpected move in a city that has mistakenly thought for years that more lanes mean … Continue reading

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Building a Better Coral Reef – By DAMIEN CAVE and JUSTIN GILLIS – NYT

“ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, off Australia — After a plunge beneath the crystal-clear water to inspect a coral reef, Neal Cantin pulled off his mask and shook his head. “All dead,” he said.Yet even as he and his dive … Continue reading

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Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible-Scientists Say – The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again. Scientists said … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denialists Say Polar Bears Are Fine. Scientists Are Pushing Back. – by Erica Goode – NYT

Furry, button-nosed and dependent on sea ice for their survival, polar bears have long been poster animals for climate change. But at a time when established climate science is being questioned at the highest levels of government, climate denialists are … Continue reading

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5 Plants and Animals Utterly Confused by Climate Change – The New York Times

Every year, as the seasons change, a complex ballet unfolds around the world. Trees in the Northern Hemisphere leaf out in the spring as frost recedes. Caterpillars hatch to gorge on leaves. Bees and butterflies emerge to pollinate flowers. Birds … Continue reading

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