Here is the latest Environment News from The New York Times.
Trilobites: A Warning for Dogs, and Their Best Friends, in Study of Fertility
Decreased sperm quality and other effects could be related to environmental causes, and further declines could harm the dogs’ ability to reproduce.
How Bad Is Your Air-Conditioner for the Planet?
Governments recently met to limit a chemical with a powerful heat trapping effect, highlighting air-conditioning’s complicated environmental impact.
Common Sense: Everyone Despises SolarCity Deal, Except Tesla Shareholders
Focusing on the conflicts of interest in Tesla Motors’ proposed takeover of SolarCity misses the bigger picture, some investors say.
As Peat Bogs Burn, a Climate Threat Rises
Warming temperatures can dry out northern peatlands, increasing the risk of fires that release thousands of years of stored carbon into the atmosphere.
Third Man Records Sends a Vinyl Record Into Space
The spinning gold-plated copy of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn” reached 94,000 feet above earth on a high-altitude balloon.
Trilobites: How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming
The rebound effect describes changes that inadvertently raise carbon emissions. A recent study illustrated one such rebound involving crime reduction.
A Tantalizing Offering From a Meal Kit Service: The Box
The reusable box that FreshRealm created to reduce packaging waste is a selling point of its delivery service — and a product it sells to competitors.
Gloomy Days in the Oil Patch, but Some See a Glimmer of Light
Because of slumping world demand and a glut of global supply, oil players are still struggling to cope with the industry’s doldrums.
Trilobites: Island’s Mammoths May Have Been Thirsty at Their Extinction
Mammoths on Alaska’s St. Paul Island could have faced freshwater problems that could be experienced by island dwellers all over in a warming world.
Trilobites: A Homecoming for Hellbenders, the Biggest Salamanders in North America
To try to restore their population, conservationists will release hundreds of the salamanders, which have been raised to maturity, into streams in Ohio.
Looking, Quickly, for the Fingerprints of Climate Change
Rapid-response teams of researchers analyze droughts and other extreme weather events to see if global warming played a role.
Wheels: Water Out of the Tailpipe: A New Class of Electric Car Gains Traction
In California, state subsidies for hydrogen filling stations are encouraging clean-energy advocates to try fuel-cell vehicles.
Trilobites: A Fish Outlived the Dinosaurs. Can It Outlast a Dam?
The pallid sturgeon is threatened because it can no longer travel far enough on the Missouri River to find a healthy place for its eggs to develop.
New Zealand Vows to Wipe Out Rats and Other Invasive Predators by 2050
The government said it planned to eliminate the possums, rats and weasels that threaten the survival of native species.
Next Item on Obama’s Climate Agenda: Airplane Pollution
The airline industry opposes the administration’s plan to curb airplane emissions, saying it could endanger passengers and hurt American companies.
Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States
Utility regulators are upending the financial dynamics of residential solar as they try to meet their obligations to customers who don’t have roof panels.
Economic Scene: How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course
Solar and wind produce temporary power gluts that drive out other sources that are needed to maintain stable supplies. Worse, they are helping push nuclear power into bankruptcy.
Global Temperatures Are on Course for Another Record This Year
While El Niño may be partially behind rising temperatures, NASA says greenhouse gases are the main culprit.
Grinding Chemicals Together in an Effort to be Greener
Chemistry driven by mechanical force is radically different from the traditional way of dissolving, heating and stirring chemicals in a solution.
Trilobites: Too Many Deer on the Road? Let Cougars Return, Study Says
A repopulation of cougars in the Eastern U.S., with their steady diet of deer, could reduce the number of lives lost to deer-automobile collisions.
A Dreaded Forecast for Our Times: Algae, and Lots of It
Projections of potentially dangerous and costly algal blooms may become as common as weather reports, but first scientists need more funding.
Miles of Algae and a Multitude of Hazards
Algal blooms that have recently hit southeastern Florida waters are the latest of such environmental disasters that have hit with increasing frequency.
Future of Natural Gas Hinges on Stanching Methane Leaks
Southwestern Energy is leading an industry group that aims to cut methane leakage to less than 1 percent of national gas production.
Trilobites: After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found
Researchers analyzed hundreds of thousands of samples in digitized museum collections to produce an estimate of species in the South American rain forest.
Paying Farmers to Go Organic, Even Before the Crops Come In
Demand for organic crops so outstrips the supply that some food brands are underwriting farmers’ arduous and costly transition to organic production.
Los Angeles Looks for Extra Water Down Its Alleys
In the fifth year of a drought, Los Angeles wants to convert miles of extra space to capture storm water.
Another Inconvenient Truth: It’s Hard to Agree How to Fight Climate Change
While activists can agree that something must be done, differences arise over exactly what and how, on issues like nuclear power and fracking.
At a Cape Cod Landmark, a Strategic Retreat From the Ocean
At Herring Cove Beach, facing an erosion problem as many other coastal areas are, a damaged parking lot is being replaced with one farther back.
Feature: Should the United States Save Tangier Island From Oblivion?
It’s the kind of choice that climate change will be forcing over and over.
A Model for ‘Clean Coal’ Runs Off the Tracks
A Mississippi project, a centerpiece of President Obama’s climate plan, has been plagued by problems that managers tried to conceal, and by cost overruns and questions of who will pay.
Mining Companies Buy Political Influence in Australia, Report Says
A report cited six instances where political donations were made and companies received favorable legislation for mining projects.
Trilobites: ‘Quiet Fireworks’ Promise Relief for Children and Animals
A new genre of fireworks displays caters to audiences that can do without the noise, but they will be hard to find this Fourth of July.
A Remote Pacific Nation, Threatened by Rising Seas
Climate change is threatening the livelihoods of the people of tiny Kiribati, and even the island nation’s existence. The government is making plans for the island’s demise.
Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish
LED lighting and short growing periods have helped the rise of indoor farming, but scaling up is tougher.
Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto Focus on Climate, Both Political and Global
The three North American leaders met in Ottawa, focusing on climate change and the ripples from Britain’s vote, and disavowed nativist political currents.
Ozone Hole Shows Signs of Shrinking, Scientists Say
Three decades after a treaty to phase out the use of chemicals known as CFCs, there are indications that the hole in the ozone layer is healing.
N.Y.C. Nature: Why the Sweet Scent of Japanese Honeysuckle Signals Trouble
Introduced to North America in 1862, and once recommended for erosion control, the vine reproduces at rapid speed making it a threat to rare plants.
American Drivers Regain Appetite for Gas Guzzlers