Category Archives: Environment

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – By Brooke Jarvis – The New York Times

Image and story from NYT Magazine Dec 1, 2018 “Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed it by canals or … Continue reading

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Is There Hope for These Great Apes? – By James Gorman – The New York Times

By James Gorman Nov. 19, 2018,    5 Last Thursday there was a bit of good news relating to the impending extinction and destruction of everything. The mountain gorilla, a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, was upgraded from critically endangered … Continue reading

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Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves – By Karen Weintraub – The New York Times

By Karen Weintraub Nov. 13, 2018,     comments 3 For years, insect populations have been dropping worldwide without a clear explanation. A new paper suggests male infertility is at least one factor behind that decline, as warmer-than-usual temperatures take a … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Is Surging- but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming – By Brad Plumer – The New York Times

By Brad Plumer Nov. 12, 2018 + Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Over the next two decades, the world’s energy system will undergo a huge transformation. Wind and solar … Continue reading

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Hydrogen – IEA

More efforts needed The global fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) car stock reached 8 000 units in 2017, with the United States and Japan accounting for nearly 90% of the global fleet. Focus on hydrogen is increasing from a variety of … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

September 2, 2014   Media contact: David Orenstein   401-863-1862 The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s … Continue reading

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Opinion | One Billion Dollars for the Planet – By Hansjörg Wyss – NYT

By Hansjörg Wyss Mr. Wyss is a philanthropist and conservationist. Oct. 31, 2018    152 comments Tourists watching the Perito Moreno Glacier, at Los Glaciares National Park, near El Calafate in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, last March.CreditCreditWalter Diaz/Agence … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will We Protect Antarctica or Exploit It? – By José María Figueres – NYT

By José María Figueres Mr. Figueres is a former president of Costa Rica and served as chief executive of the World Economic Forum.   This week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, comprising 24 nations and the … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Bearded Seal My Son May Never Hunt – by Laureli Ivanoff – NYT

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted a bottom-trawl survey in the summer and found that a large cold pool of water that has historically formed southwest of the fishing community I call home was gone. Sandwiched between … Continue reading

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