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Today β€” November 12th 2019Environment

Cuomo Threatens National Grid: Provide Gas or Lose Your License

By Michael Gold

The governor and the utility have been fighting for months over a proposed pipeline and a moratorium on new gas hookups.

How Cold Is It? Arctic Weather Freezes Much of the U.S.

By Mariel Padilla and Derrick Bryson Taylor

Temperatures across the country hit record lows on Tuesday morning, prompting some school districts to close and others to delay opening.

Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk

By Brett Anderson

Cheap and plentiful, they’ve long been a menu staple in New Orleans and beyond. But recent months have brought a crisis that worries fishermen and chefs.

Arctic Blast Sends Much of the U.S. Into a Deep Freeze

By Mariel Padilla and Derrick Bryson Taylor

Temperatures across the country hit record lows on Tuesday morning, prompting some school districts to close and others to delay opening.

Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make a Point

By Robin Pogrebin

Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change.

Yesterday β€” November 11th 2019Environment

Australia Wildfires: State Of Emergency Declared Over 'Catastrophic' Danger

By Paolo Zialcita
A firefighter battles a wall of flames Friday in Woodford, New South Wales.

Residents in the greater Sydney area have been warned of "catastrophic fire danger," the country's highest danger rating. At least three people have died in the fires in the state of New South Wales.

(Image credit: Dan Himbrechts/AP)

  • November 11th 2019 at 21:55

Australian Fire Officials Say the Worst Is Yet to Come

By Damien Cave

Dozens of blazes, many of them out of control, are burning from the Sydney suburbs to areas hundreds of miles north around Byron Bay.

Before yesterdayEnvironment

A Legal Approach to Fighting Climate Change

By Farah Nayeri

Gillian Lobo is the senior lawyer for ClientEarth, an environmental law charity.

Studying The Ripple Effects Of Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice

By Ravenna Koenig
Scientists on the research vessel Akademik Fedorov spent a week or so setting up a network of scientific monitoring equipment up to about 25 miles from the MOSAiC ship.

Scientists have frozen their ship to an ice floe to study the causes and consequences of diminishing Arctic ice, in the hopes of improving how the Arctic is represented in climate models.

(Image credit: Ravenna Koenig/NPR)

  • November 10th 2019 at 13:00

3 Dead In Australian Bushfires As Country Braces For Summer

By Alexander Tuerk
Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar roadon Saturday.

Several fires across New South Wales continue to burn as conditions in the area — two years or more of drought, hot and dry winds, little to no rainfall — have spurred the blazes.

(Image credit: Darren Pateman/AP)

  • November 9th 2019 at 18:38

The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage

By Richard C. Paddock

Indonesia’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned.

The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

By Michael Sullivan
Fish broker Khout Phany, 39, (under umbrella) sits while fishermen bring their catch to be weighed in Chhnok Tru, a fishing village at the southern tip of the Tonle Sap lake where it meets the river.

As Cambodia kicks off a three-day water festival, fishermen are struggling to make a living in the face of climate change and hydropower dams.

(Image credit: Michael Sullivan/NPR)

  • November 9th 2019 at 13:01

This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like

By Knvul Sheikh

Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis.

Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs

By Liz Alderman

Hotter weather is fueling efforts to create a commercial wine industry in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

At Least 3 Dead as Fires Rage Across Eastern Australia

By Damien Cave

Firefighters warned of dry, windy conditions to come, signaling an early start for what could be the country’s worst fire season in decades.