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99 Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters
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A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there. www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/...
98 Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant
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Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists call “river piracy.” www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/...
96 The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse
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Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika. www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/...
96 Scott Pruitt Faces Anger From Right Over E.P.A. Finding He Won’t Fight
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Critics charge the agency’s administrator should have challenged a legal finding that underpinned the Obama climate policies, but he refuses to budge. www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/...
96 More Permafrost Than Thought May Be Lost as Planet Warms
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A study suggests that as the planet warms toward 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, each degree Celsius of warming will lead to the thawing of 1.5 million square miles of permafrost. www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/...
95 What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts
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President Trump’s proposed cuts in environmental programs go far beyond climate change. They would also affect clean water, law enforcement and pollution cleanup. www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/...
89 It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way
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Just a year after weather patterns were altered worldwide, scientists see signs that more disruption may be brewing. www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/...
95 Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies
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Flanked by coal miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Trump signed an order directing the agency to start the process of rewriting the Clean Power Plan. www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/...
92 Essay: Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us
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A naturalist in England found the early-blooming plant had moved up its schedule by nearly two months — a foreboding sign of a warming climate. www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/...
87 Trump Critics on Climate Policy Hope Executives Can Sway Him
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Companies that have embraced environmental goals are represented on White House councils, offering influence that advocacy groups hope they’ll use. www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/...