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Yesterday β€” August 20th 2019NYT Environment

As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas

By Christopher Flavelle

A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

By Andrzej Lukowski

International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.

Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions

By Sebastian Modak

Milestones lend themselves to reflection, so we took the opportunity to slow down and tap you, fellow travelers, for questions you might have about my journey.

The City Just Sweated Through Its 10th-Hottest July Ever

By Azi Paybarah

Tuesday: Last month, 26 of 31 days had temperatures that were above average.

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Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change

By Laura M. Holson

Higher global temperatures are threatening glaciers, which cover 11 percent of Iceland and are prominent tourist attractions.

Scorched Portugal Turns to the Goat as a Low-Cost Firefighter

By Raphael Minder

Portugal is using goats to clear the underbrush that fuels wildfires in hard to reach places and abandoned lands. If only it can find shepherds to tend them.

NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

By Henry Fountain

Data from federal researchers confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016.

Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

By Cara Buckley

Environmental concerns have been the driving force of villains in recent superhero and sci-fi movies. But critics say the industry needs to show how society can reform its ways.

One Thing You Can Do: Make Your Donations Count

By Susan Shain and Somini Sengupta

Also this week, Greta Thunberg sets sail for America.

Documenting a City’s Nocturnal Living

By Libby Peterson

Adjusting to the effects of climate change in Phoenix has been a slow burn for its residents. Covering it required these two journalists to flip their internal clocks.

Greta Thunberg Sets Sail for U.N. Climate Talks

By Somini Sengupta

The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous carbon footprint.

Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States

By Jacey Fortin

Millions of people across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee faced excessive heat warnings and high humidity.

How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

By Beth Gardiner

While most of us do not have the power to make the air cleaner, there are some ways to protect yourself.

U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act

By Lisa Friedman

The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.

Earth’s Food Supply Is Under Threat. These Fixes Would Go a Long Way.

By Somini Sengupta

The food production system accounts for up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions. But if agriculture is done right, experts say, it can actually be a climate change solution.

The Great American Lawn: How the Dream Was Manufactured

By David Botti

America’s lawns represent the pride of homeownership and community. But maintaining them risks contributing to climate change. So why do we even have lawns in the first place? We traced their history.