Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York Is Shutting Down

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For most of his long political career, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo railed against the dangers of having a nuclear power plant operating just 25...

John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action

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In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.John Carruthers Topping Jr. was born...

Greta Thunberg Says She’ll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, said she would not attend the next international climate talks unless everyone can be vaccinated equally and participate...

Why Investing in Fossil Fuels Is So Tricky

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As concerns about climate change push the world economy toward a lower-carbon future, investing in oil may seem a risky bet. For the long...

Living in a World in Which Nature Has Already Lost

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SECOND NATUREScenes From a World Remade By Nathaniel RichOn average, an American man puts 85 man-made chemicals into his body every day, while an...

Phyllis Marchand, Face of Disputed Deer-Culling Program, Dies at 81

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Phyllis L. Marchand, the former mayor of Princeton., N.J., who became the public face of a deer-culling program that brought about vociferous protest, ethical...

America’s Toxic Disasters-in-Waiting – The New York Times

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You may never have seen them, but vast open-air pools of toxic water, from hazardous mining byproducts to diluted pig waste, are a common...

Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

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They are ponds the size of city blocks: Wastewater pits that hold the hazardous byproducts of coal. Lagoons brimming with diluted pig excrement. Vast...

Florida Residents Threatened by Reservoir Leak Are Allowed to Return Home

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Florida residents were allowed to return to their homes on Tuesday after they had been forced to evacuate when a breach in a 79-acre...

Florida’s Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

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They are ponds the size of city blocks: Wastewater pits that hold the hazardous byproducts of coal. Lagoons brimming with diluted pig excrement. Vast...

Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

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Five months later, I got a call from a physician who was filling in for my doctor; she canceled my appointment, claiming she was...

April the Giraffe, Who Became an Internet Sensation in 2017, Dies

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April the giraffe, an internet sensation who gave birth nearly four years ago as an audience of millions watched via livestream, and helped educate...

‘The Angriest Octopus’ Lashes at a Tourist on an Australian Beach

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The pain wasn’t too bad, he said. The whipping sensation felt like a wet towel, and he has experienced worse stings from Bluebottle jellyfish,...

New Study Sheds Light on Why Grasshoppers Flocked to Vegas

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Back in the summer of 2019, when joking about omens of the apocalypse still seemed fresh and fun, an endless swarm of grasshoppers descended...

America Favors Cars Over Public Transit. Can Biden Change That?

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If America is dominated by car culture and the call of the open road, there is a big reason for that: Over the past...